|Music Mix: "Fun 2"
||[Oct. 28th, 2010|11:44 pm]
Kelly J. Cooper
This mix was made a few months after the original "Fun" mix.
Kelly's Music Mix: Fun 2
"Moving" by Bigger Thomas from album: The Thorazine Stretch Factor - New Brunswick's Grooviest Music
"Birdhouse In Your Soul by They Might Be Giants from album: Flood
"Lay All Your Love On Me" by Erasure from album: ABBA-esque
"Rail Gaddi" by Four of a Kind from album: Rough Guide To Bhangra Dance
"Blueberry Pie" by Bette Midler from album: In Harmony - A Sesame Street Record
"I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl" by Nina Simone from album: Anthology
"Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Parts 1&2)" by James Brown from album: Out Of Sight
"Disaster Girl" by Pat McCurdy from album: Pat In Person
"Code Monkey" by Jonathan Coulton from album: Thing a Week 3
"Particle Man" by They Might Be Giants from album: Flood
"What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong from album: The Very Best Of Louis Armstrong
"Gonna Get Myself a Motorhome by Roy Bookbinder from album: Bookeroo
"Go Daddy-O" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy from album: The Best Of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy/20th Century Masters/The Millennium Collection
"Randy Scouse Git" by The Monkees from album: The Monkees Anthology
"Monkey Wrench" by The Foo Fighters from album: The Colour And The Shape
"Groovy Thing" by Pat McCurdy from album: Pat In Person
"Tripping Over Gravity" by Sam Phillips from album: Cruel Invention
"Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing (Stevie Wonder)" by Alicia Bell from album: First Step
"A Boy Named Sue [Live]" by Johnny Cash from album: The Legend Of Johnny Cash
"Hang On Little Tomato" by Pink Martini from album: Hang On Little Tomato
"Sugar Sugar" by Bigger Thomas from album: One Step Behind
A few more Historical Notes: Bigger Thomas was my favorite band when I lived in New Brunswick and went to Rutgers College, 1988-1994. The Thorazine Stretch Factor - New Brunswick's Grooviest Music was one of my very first CDs! I don't remember how I stumbled across ABBA-esque. It was back in the early 1990s, because I remember playing it while working at Rutgers in the Operators group. I think Romkey suggested the Rough Guide To Bhangra Dance just this year after I evinced an interest in hearing more Bhangra. I originally heard "Blueberry Pie" by Bette Midler on this great album for kids called For the Children that I couldn't find on CD for years (I originally owned it on tape). I found it on this album before I found a copy of that one (the 10th anniversary edition to be exact). I love Nina Simone; I think I first fell in love with her a long time ago, but I figured it out after some YouTube video using a remix of "Seeline Woman" went viral a while back. I think it's impossible to pin down when I first fell for James Brown, but I picked up this particular album because I liked the movie by the same name (the album was something of an inspiration for the book, I think; which became a movie). Big Bad Voodoo Daddy was one of the bands that made it big when we had that huge swing revival about a decade ago. Robin found Roy Bookbinder's motorhome track & recommended it to me because it reminded her of my parents. Alicia Bell is a very talented friend of mine. I think Sam Phillips first appeared on a mix tape from a friend of mine in the early 1990s & I've loved her voice ever since. Did you know "A Boy Named Sue" was written by Uncle Shelby, Shel Silverstein?
Most of the other performers/albums' historical notes can be found in my post for the original "Fun" mix.