Friday, February 19, 2010

Feel Bad For You February Comp

Is February over yet?  Everyone in Canada, and most likely our friends in the US capitol, gets terrible seasonal affective disorder this time of year.  All things considered, its been a pretty mild winter in Toronto, but even so, after I drag myself to and from work, all I want to do is become one with my couch and hibernate under a huge pile of blankets and pillows.  Is a little sunlight too much to ask for?

Load up on the Vitamin D and download this month's comp from our friends over at  Its a good one, especially if you like Will Oldham/Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.  Download the zipped comp for one week only. Removed due to copyright infringement. (But which track?)

Feel Bad For You February 2010
1. Albert King - That's What the Blues Is All About.mp3
From: The Devil's Music: Keith Richards Compilation of Blues, Soul and R and B Classics (1973, out of print)
Comments: Funky blues groove cited by Keith Richards as one of his favorites.

2. Chris Cacavas - The Crying Shame.mp3
From: Dwarf Star (1999, out of print)
Comments: Lonesome drinking song. Good things from ex-Green on Red keyboardist.

3. Beausoleil - "Tous Les Deux Pour La Meme"
Best Of Beausoleil (1997)
Comments: Cajun goodness from Lafayette. C'est bon!

4. "Little" Walter Jacobs - "Mellow Down Easy"
Complete Chess Masters: 1950-1967 (1988, orig. 1955)
Comments: Classic blues harp from Little Walter Jacobs.

5. John Dee Graham - "Beautifully Broken"
It's Not As Bad As It Looks (2010)

6. Van Morrison - "Saint Dominic's Preview"
Saint Dominic's Preview (1972)

7. Surfer Blood - "Swim"
Astro Coast (2010)

8. I See Hawks in L.A. - "Shoulda Been Gold"
Shoulda Been Gold (2010)

9. Amalgamated Songs of Rest - "Major March"
Amalgamated Songs of Rest (2002)
Comments: A tiny little gem of a song, in a tiny little gem of an album, from the one-off collaboration between Will Oldham, Jason Molina and Alasdair Roberts.

10. Palace Brothers (Will Oldham) - You Will Miss Me When I Burn.mp3
Buy: Days in the Wake (1994)
Comments: Very early Oldham awesomeness.

11. Midlake - "Roscoe (Acoustic)"
Oak and Julian EP (2007)

12. A.A. Bondy - I Can See The Pines Are Dancing.mp3
From: Daytrotter Sessions (2010)

13. Sibylle Baier - Tonight.mp3
Buy: Colour Green (2006)

14. Bonny Billy and The Picket Line - The Glory Goes/Wolf Among Wolves.mp3
Buy (vinyl): Funtown Comedown (2009)
Comments: This is from a record Oldham that was released in December '09, and I didn't knew existed until an hour ago. Bonny Billy live with a bluegrass band.

15. Bonny Billy and The Picket Line - "Idle Hands Are The Devil's Playthings"
Funtown Comedown (2009)
Comments: Just go pick up this album... It would have made my Gamblers for sure last year, if Oldham let people know it existed.

16. Chris Mills - I Wish I Was a Bomb.mp3
Buy (eMusic or iTunes): Wall To Wall Sessions: Acoustic Outtakes and Alternates (2005)
Comments: Rare Chris Mills track. Short and sweet.

17. Chris Mills - "All's Well That Ends"
Living in the Aftermath (2008)
Comments: Chris Mills is your prophet of doom.

18. Tim Barry - "Thing of the Past"
28th and Stonewall (2010)

19. Chuck Ragan - "Let It Rain"
Gold Country (2009)

20. Slithering Beast - "Honestly"
Midnight Royalty (2008)
Comments: A good country truck drivin' ballad.

21. State Champion - "Bite the Dust"
Stale Champagne (2010)
Comments: This song has grown on me more than any other I can remember. The breakdown part about halfway through just kills. Sort of indie-country-rock.

22. Archie Fisher - Western Island.mp3
Buy: The Man with a Rhyme (1976, reissued 2000)
Comments: The sweet sharp Scottish brogue of a Celtic folk master.

23. Archie Fisher - "Queen of the Heather"
The Man With the Rhyme (1995)

24. Charlie Daniels Band - Big Man.mp3
From: Honey In the Rock (1973, out of print)

25. Lynyrd Skynyrd - All I Can Do Is Write About It (Acoustic).mp3
Buy: Lynyrd Skynyrd Box Set (1991)

26. Dylan Hears a Who - "Green Eggs and Ham"
Dylan Hears a Who (2004?)
Comments: Found this years ago and since then the Theodore Geisel estate requested the website be taken down and the artist cease and desist.


Ryan Export said...

Wow, So necessary on a grim snowstormy day in Chicago. Gotta love CDB for the grimy rhodes groove and howling Hammond. YES!

Ron said...


I went down to DC to X-C ski, Valentines weekend. Thanks.

Justin Townes Earle in Buffalo, Tuesday!