Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bonnie "Prince" Billy

Will Oldham played last night at the Fillmore in SF under his guise of Bonnie "Prince" Billy. His terrific band including Jim White of the Dirty Three on drums and talented and beautiful Cheyenne Mize on violin played for more than two hours, and featured a wide array of his carefully crafted, emotional songs and covers. The following is BPB's version of one of R. Kelly's songs. Bonnie "Prince" Billy"The World's Greatest" from Ask Forgiveness EP.
  • (Mp3) The World's Greatest
  • Monday, March 30, 2009

    Gene Clark

    Gene Clark"The Virgin" from White Light.
  • (Mp3) The Virgin
  • Sunday, March 29, 2009

    Robert Wyatt

    Robert Wyatt"At Last I am Free" from Nothing Can Stop Us.
  • (Mp3) At Last I am Free
  • Saturday, March 28, 2009

    Django Reinhardt

    Django Reinhardt"Anniversary Song" from Verve Jazz Masters 38.
  • (Mp3) Anniversary Song
  • Friday, March 27, 2009

    The Beast in Me

    Johnny Cash"The Beast in Me" from American Recordings.
  • (Mp3) The Beast in Me
  • Thursday, March 26, 2009

    The Dead Boys

    The Dead Boys"All This and More" from Young Loud and Snotty.
  • (Mp3) All This and More
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2009

    Dave Rawlings Machine with Gillian Welch

    Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch played last night at the Great American Music Hall in SF. On stage without a backing band and a very loose and eclectic setlist, they covered many great songs including this one by the Doves."Satellites" from The Last Broadcast.
  • (Mp3) Satellites
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2009

    The Devil

    Randy California"The Devil" from Kapt. Kopter & The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds .
  • (Mp3) The Devil
  • Monday, March 23, 2009

    Devendra Banhart

    Devendra Banhart"Carmensita" from Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon.
  • (Mp3) Carmensita
  • Sunday, March 22, 2009

    Gary Higgins

    Gary Higgins"It Didn't Take Too Long" from Red Hash.
  • (Mp3) It Didn't Take Too Long
  • Saturday, March 21, 2009

    Deep Purple

    Deep Purple "Pictures of Home" from Machine Head.
  • (Mp3) Pictures of Home
  • Friday, March 20, 2009

    Fire and Water

    Free "Fire and Water" from Fire and Water.
  • (Mp3) Fire and Water
  • Thursday, March 19, 2009

    Golden Earring

    Golden Earring "Candy's Going Bad" from Moontan.
  • (Mp3) Candy's Going Bad
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2009

    My Man On Love

    This is a short mixtape I made after a very strange St. Patricks Day and Eve. I am a member of a mixtape group on Facebook and it was my month. I wanted to do something that had a real minimum of new stuff, that was short, and talked about pigs, water, changing diapers, running errands, hell, angels, and worked in three of my current favorite songs ( tracks 6, 8, and 9 respectively ).

    1. Maa Bonny Lad ~ Anne Briggs
    2. Hog Calling Blues ~ Charles Mingus
    3. Talking Hard Work ~ Woody Guthrie
    4. My Horses Ain't Hungry ~ Nimrod Workman
    5. La Gent Normal ~ Manel
    6. My Man On Love ~ Judee Sill
    7. (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go ~ East of Underground
    8. Hog of the Forsaken ~ Michael Hurley
    9. You Go Have Yourself A Good Time ~ Reg King
    10. It Don't Bother Me ~ Bert Jansch
    11. Rise Above ~ Dirty Projectors

    Blue Öyster Cult

    Blue Öyster Cult "Burnin for You" from Fire of Unknown Origin.
  • (Mp3) Burnin for You
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2009

    Happy St. Patrick's Day

    Thin Lizzy "Fools Gold" from Johnny the Fox.
  • (Mp3) Fool's Gold
  • Monday, March 16, 2009


    The Tindersticks "My Oblivion" from Waiting for the Moon. Stuart A. Staples and the Tindersticks played last night at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. This was the opening song.
  • (Mp3) My Oblivion
  • Sunday, March 15, 2009

    Judee Sill

    Judee Sill "Jesus was a Cross Maker" from Judee Sill. This song was "inspired" by JD Souther, I will post something by him in later weeks.
  • (Mp3) Jesus was a Cross Maker
  • Saturday, March 14, 2009


    John Doe, Exene Cervenka and X "Adult Books" from Wild Gift
  • (Mp3) Adult Books
  • Friday, March 13, 2009

    Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton "Help!" from Great Balls of Fire

  • (Mp3) Help!
  • Thursday, March 12, 2009

    The Parson Red Heads

    The Parson Red Heads "Traveling to Different Planets" from King Giraffe
  • (Mp3) Traveling to Different Planets
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2009

    Alela Diane and Michael Hurley

    Alela Diane ( with backing vocals by Michael Hurley ) "Age Old Blue" from To Be Still.
  • (Mp3) Age Old Blue
  • Tuesday, March 10, 2009

    Doc Watson and Jean Ritchie

    Doc Watson & Jean Ritchie "Go Dig My Grave" from Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City
  • (Mp3) Go Dig My Grave