Sweatin’ to the oldies. I don’t really listen to “new” music but was lucky to see Tinariwen recently (thanks Buck), so good in their desert nomad garb with Telecasters asking “ça va?” between every song. Listen here.
Joyful noise. RIP Chuck. Listen here.
Franco et l’O.K. Jazz — Mami Majos / Pérez Prado — Patricia / The Chantays — Move It / Chuck Berry — Ramona Say Yes / The Alarm Clocks — Yeah / Volta Jazz — Mama Soukous / Bob Dylan — She Belongs to Me / The Renegades — The Gurgle / The Master’s Apprentices — I Feel Fine / Ernesto Djédjé — Zadie-Bobo / Them — It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue / Hugh Masekela — California Dreamin’ / David Bowie — In the Heat of the Morning
I know it’s only rock ’n roll but I like it. Listen here.
The Rolling Stones — Good Times / Ofege — It’s Not Easy / The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion — Magical Colors / Lee Dorsey — Ya Ya / De Frank Professionals — Afe Ato Yen Bio / Orquestra Harlow — Grazin’ in the Grass / Hound Dog Taylor — Let’s Get Funky / Ngozi Family — I Wanna Know / Paul & Linda McCartney — Oh Woman, Oh Why / July — Dandelion Seeds / The Kingsmen — You Can’t Sit Down / Savoy Brown — Train to Nowhere / Bob Dylan — Wigwam
In the spring, I had a vision of hiking to 49 Palms Oasis in Joshua Tree with all my friends on my birthday. That proved kinda unrealistic so I’m turning 31 here in Minneapolis and instead heading west with some buddies next month. Someday I’ll make it to Modernism Week in Palm Springs...
This mix is for hot tubbing in the high desert and driving to Topanga with the windows down. Listen here.
Canned Heat — On the Road Again / Odetta — Baby, I’m in the Mood for You / The Spencer Davis Group — I’m a Man (’67 Radio Session) / Booker T. & The MG’s — One Mint Julep / Nina Simone — To Love Somebody / The Beach Boys — Wild Honey / Smith — Baby it’s You / Gino Washington — Around the Town / The Kinks — Set Me Free / Buffalo Springfield — Out of My Mind / Donovan — Colours / The Ventures — Changing Tides / The Band — I Shall be Released
Been contemplating making playlists to share and this one is a belated ode to summer: a few of my favorite grooves + jams for the witching hour. Most apropos on a porch after dark with another pitcher of margaritas. Listen here.