Feel Bad For You September Mixtape

Mmmmmmmmm tasty, for free home delivery of the deliciously eclectic September FBFY click here.

Thanks to Matt for putting it together and Annie Tuff for the cover art.

Title: Astronomy
Artist: Blue Oyster Cult
Album: Secret Treaties (1974)
Submitted by: Shooter Jennings
Comments: Part of one of the most expansive and confusing concept albums ever written which involves Aliens, Dark Mirrors and Lesbians (supposedly)

Stick With Me
Nicki Bluhm
Driftwood (2011)
Comments: This one has gotten under my skin lately, to me it brings back memories of the classic duets I grew up on.

Title: Red on the Head
Artist: Jonny Corndawg
Album: Down On The Bikini Line (2011)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: As the calendar turns to September, what comes to mind? State fairs. And with state fairs, what comes to mind? Corn dogs, right? Well, maybe. I first heard Jonny Corndawg in 2009 when he opened for the legendary Billy Joe Shaver at Nashville’s Exit-In. In the two years since, I’ve learned he is a leather worker, an avid runner, a gypsy-like touring machine, and an artist with a brand new release with some pretty witty – even bordering on juvenile – lyrics. Right in my wheelhouse.

San Souci (2011)
Interesting instrumental rock. Kind of all over the place.

Title: Keep On Letting Me Down
Artist: Mic Harrison And The High Score
Album: (year) 2010
Submitted By: annieTUFF
Comments: I might be a little partial to this band…. But, I truly love this song, it was my instant favorite from this album (“Great Commotion” ), and I think it stands as one of my top songs from Mic and The High Score.

Title: Space Guitar
Artist: Johnny “Guitar” Watson
Album: (year) single (1954)
Submitted By: Bowood
Comments: This record influenced everyone from Dick Dale to Jimi Hendrix . Watson later made records that influenced 70′s funk and 80′s rap. Great performer and singer. Quite a character too.

Title : Stars Fell
Artist : Lauderdale
Album : Moving On 2011
Submitted by : Corey Flegel
Comments : My favorite song I’ve heard this year…Yeah, I’m biased and I don’t care. Go get it here if you want : www.thisisamericanmusic.com

Title: Orphan Girl
Artist: Emmylou Harris
Album: Wrecking Ball (1995)
Submitted By: Phil Norman | @philnorman
Comments: A Gillian Welch tune, sung by Emmylou, produced by Daniel Lanois. One of my all-time favorite albums.

Roamin’ and Ramblin’ Blues
David “Honeyboy” Edwards
Alan Lomax Field Recording, 1942, taken from Delta Bluesman (1992), Earwig/Indigo Records
Submitted by Brad Kelley
Comments: This one was easy. Honeyboy Edwards died August 29, 2011, at the age of 96. He traveled and performed with Robert Johnson during the 1930s. He moved to Chicago and performed nearly 100 shows a year until 2008, but continued to play concerts until earlier this year. This guy is the real thing, and his death is the end of an era. He knew and played with everyone in that first generation of Delta Blues. (This might look like two mp3s, but the first is just a brief introduction by the folklorist Alan Lomax.)
Addenum: The Asswipe who manages this mixtape is a fuckhead and keeps you from hearing a historically significant audio recording introduction to this song, which is only 28 sec and it’s just talking and technically not a SONG, so you’ll never get to hear it because he’s a dick.

Title: Eula Mae
Artist: The Whiskey Gentry
Album (year): Please Make Welcome (2011)
Submitted By: Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net)
Comments: Band out of Atlanta I really dig.

Title: The World Is Yours
Artist: The Hangdogs
Album: Beware Of The Dog (2000)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: been in a conspiritorial anti-gov mood lately, and this song follows that trail nicely

Title: Blue Suicide
Artist: Coma Cinema
Album: (year) Blue Suicide (2011)
Submitted By: Lord Summerisle
Comments: Just discovered this band in August only to find that they are calling it quits at the end of this year. All of their stuff is available for free download at http://comacinema.org/sounds.html

Title: Burning up the Wind
Artist: Frank Bang and the Secret Stash
Album: Wonder Woman (2011)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: Chicago based, unsigned Kick Arse Rock n Blues band – Frank “Bang” Blinkal – Vocals/Guitar Bob Spelbring – Drums/Vocals Josh Hyland – Bass/ vocals – Tony MacQuaid – Guitar/Vocals and by the way, ifin ya like em 3 downloads available on their Reverbnation or Facebook page

Title: September Song
Artist: Lou Reed
Album: (year) Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill (1994)
Submitted By: @mikeorren
Comments: It’s September. Kurt Weill was German. Lou Reed is back, doing an album about a German character, with Metallica. So, all logic screams that this is the only song to submit this month.

“Hurricane Season”
Trombone Shorty
Backatown (2010)
Gorrck’s Axiom: Carrying a trombone simultaneously increases *AND* decreases your risk of being detained by law enforcement authorities.

Title: Six Pack
Artist: Prison Book Club
Album: self titled (2011)
Submitted By: TheOtherBrit
Comments: I love this album and this band.

Title: Solar Broken Home
Artist: Stephen W. Terrell
Album: Picnic Time for Potatoheads
Submitted by: Adam Sheets

Title: Verse Chorus Verse (aka In His Hands)
Artist: Nirvana
Album: With the Lights Out (2004)
Submitted By: Verbow
This month marks 20 years since the release of Nevermind. In 1991, I was an 11 year old with horrible taste in music (MC Hammer anyone?). One day I stopped on MTV while the video for Smells Like Teen Spirit was on, and I was hooked from there on out. More than anything, Nirvana was a gateway to a whole new world of music that I continue to explore to this day. Is Nevermind my favorite album of all time? No, but its one that I still enjoy and still takes me back to that time like no other. Since everyone knows most of those songs by heart, I thought this outtake from the Nevermind sessions would be a good selection. Enjoy.

Title: Benito’s Dust
Artist: Dolorean
Album: (year) 7″ Split with Holy Sons (2004)
Submitted By: Slowcoustic
Comments: Just your standard hard luck song to rip your guts out.

Title: The Cute Lepers – Noisy Song
Artist: The Cute Lepers
Album: Adventure Time (2011) Buy the vinyl
Submitted By: Simon
Comments: Retro pop-punk from Seattle

Title: Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
Artist: The [REDACTED]
Album: (year) The [REDACTED] (1968)
Submitted By: Mario Garcia (@marioegarcia, @imperialrooster)
Comments: I’ve been obsessed with this song over the last few days so it seemed like a good one to submit. It’s one of the best songs ever and a top 5 for me from The [REDACTED]. Great riff, great energy, great lyrics. I just hope its inclusion doesn’t get this blog shut down

Title: Gentleman
Artist: The Afghan Whigs
Album: Gentlemen (1993)
Submitted By: April @ Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments: The Afghan Whigs formed in 1986, disbanded in 2001 and remain my favorite band. Gentlemen is a practically perfect album. “Gentleman” is a practically perfect song. Rough, depraved, menacing… perfect.

Title: Bonnie and Clyde
Artist: Little Lisa Dixie
Album: Little Lisa Dixie (2011)
Submitted By: BoogieStudio22
Comments: An artist I stumbled onto quite some time ago. Just learned she put out an album in March 2011. Nice debut.

Title: Alone In This Together
Artist: Star Anna
Album: 2011
Submitted By: Cowbelle www.morecowbelle.net
Comments: A six-minute song is a little obnoxious but worth every second.

Title: Ghost on the Canvas
Artist: Glen Campbell
Album: Ghost on the Canvas (2011)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: How bad-ass is it that Campbell selects a song written by Paul Westerberg.

Southern Independent, Vol. 2

GiveMeMyXXX.com and Black Country Rock present ‘Southern Independent, Vol. 2’ the second official XXX compilation, it’s a free compilation just register to download – includes tracks from Joey Allcorn, Jason Isbell and last month’s Kickstarter recommendation Imperial Rooster, what are you waiting for?

1. Honky Tonk Carnie / Lonewolf OMB
2. Devil In New Orleans / Powder Mill
3. Quittin’ Time / Joecephus and the George Jones Town Massacre
4. Codeine / Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
5. I Like The Way / The Imperial Rooster
6. Whatever Kills Me First / Joey Allcorn
7. Chevy Beretta / Jonny Corndawg
8. Santa Monica / John Carter Cash
9. Sweet Delta Water / Black Oak Arkansas
10. Down and Out / Honky Tonk Hustlas
11. Canteen Full of Dreams / Roger Alan Wade
12. I Ain’t Drunk / Whitey Morgan and the 78’s
13. Hear The Hills / North Mississippi Allstars
14. Hootchie Kootchie Man / Jerry McGill

Feel Bad For You June Mixtape

This month’s FBFY compilation yours at the click of a button.

Thanks to Matt A Truer Sound and Aaron Damn That Sounds Good for the artwork.

Title:I’ve Got Love
Artist:Warren Smith
Album:The Complete Sun Recordings
Submitted By:Bowood
Comments:Sun Studios legend Warren Smith. That studio…that f…in’ beautiful studio. Thank you Lord for Sam Phillips.

Title:Angel From New Orleans
Artist:The Dead Exs
Album:Resurrection (2011)
Submitted By:@popa2unes
Comments:David Pattillo – electric slide guitar and vocals – Wylie Wirth – on the skins. Pattiillo is a producer with a credit list from Alanis Morrissette to the Hold Steady, The Black Crowes to the Beastie Boys and last year produced the Reni Lane debut for Universal Motown. Wirth has toured extensively in Europe and the US with various bands and was a member of the Warner Bros act Sweet Lizard Illtet.

Title:What She Turned Into
Artist:Retribution Gospel Choir
Album:Retribution Gospel Choir (2008)
Submitted By:verbow1
Comments:I like to think of myself as ahead of the musical curve, finding new stuff before anyone else. The truth is I’m often several years behind, always trying to catch up, hence a 2008 release just finding me at the end of 2010. This band features Alan Sparhawk of Low – I’m not the biggest Low fan but these guys really stick with me. Nothing fancy, just a good rock song.

Title:City Lights
Artist:National Grain
Album:self-titled (2006)
Submitted By:Corey Flegel
Comments:Some dude on an Amazon review of the record said it best about NG- Their songs sound like deepcuts off of some of the early, better albums by Haggard and the Possum.

Title:Ain’t No Such Thing As a Superman
Artist:Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson
Album:Midnight Band: First Minute of a New Day (1975)
Submitted by:April @ Now This Sound Is Brave
Comments:Shortly after I received the June FBFY call to arms, it was confirmed that Gil Scott-Heron, the man responsible for “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”, died. His album I’m New Here was possibly my favorite of 2010, and I was looking forward to seeing what he would do next. Dying wasn’t what I had in mind.

Title:Stuck in an Office
Artist:Edmunds Crown
Album:Regrets of a Company Man (2006)
Submitted By:Simon
Comments:One of the may highlights from an eighteen track album of 3 minute power pop songs everyone should own

Title:Penicillin Penny
Artist:Dr.Hook and the Medicine Show
Album:Belly Up! (1973)
Submitted By:Shooter Jennings
Comments:Be cleansed by her dirtyness

Title:$2 Pints
Artist:Last False Hope
Album:Outlaw Radio Compilation Vol. 1 (2010)
Submitted By:Adam Sheets
Comments:Everything that is great about honky tonk and punk is represented in this song. This is the sound of the future

Title:Sleep With One Eye Open
Artist:Chris Thile & Michael Daves
Album:Sleep With One Eye Open (2011)
Submitted By:Phil Norman | @philnorman | www.bluemoonshineband.com
Comments:Been listening to this record non-stop since it came out last month.

Title:Never Miss Your Mama
Artist:The Black Twig Pickers
Album:Hobo Handshake (2008)
Submitted By:Truersound
Comments:I’ve been seeing these guys a lot lately, and every time I swear they get better. Love it when they break out the washboard, especially on this song and on The Coo-coo. See these guys live if you get a chance, talk Mike into telling some stories. This song also makes me wish I could clog like a drunk hillbilly.

Title:Fuck Me Up
Artist:Brandon Adams And The Sad Bastards
Album: Self Titled (2011)
Submitted By:Romeo Sid Vicious
Comments:This one has been stuck in my head for about a week now. It’s a raw song that’s just plain amazing. I don’t have a rant for this one. Just one I have been enjoying a lot lately

Title:My Back Pages
Artist:The Ramones
Album:Acid Eaters (1993)
Submitted By:@mikeorren
Comments:In honor of Bob Dylan’s 70th, a cover I just rediscovered

Title:Every Day You Have To Cry
Artist:Bon Scott
Album:Round And Round Compilation (1967)
Comments:Nothing spectacular here but interesting to hear Bon Scott before his AC/DC days. This was a band called the Valentines. The song is by Arthur Alexander and has been covered by quite a few including the Bee Gees and Dusty Springfield.

Title:What Am I Supposed To Do?
Artist:The Sidewinders
Album:Witchdoctor (1989)
Submitted By:toomuchcountry
Comments:The deadline was drawing near for this month’s submission, and I hadn’t chosen my June selection. So my quandary naturally resulted in my submitting this great track by Tucson AZ’s The Sidewinders (later known as The Sand Rubies).

Title:I Can Buy You
Artist:A Camp
Album:A Camp (2001)
Submitted By:DC Noise
Comments:A Camp makes some mighty infectious pop music. The band is fronted by Nina Persson, aka That Girl From The Cardigans (an underrated band, in my opinion).

Title:Let’s Get Out Of Here
Artist:Les Savy Fav
Album:Root For Ruin (2010)
Submitted By: PearlSnapMan

Title:Heart Attack
Artist:Raphael Saadiq
Album:Stone Rollin’ (2011)
Submitted By:BoogieStudio22
Comments:Raphael Saadiq has been around for a while, but in his most two most recent releases he’s been digging into the Motown catalog of sounds. He’s still got the R&B / Soul thang going on, but his most recent album rocks out a bit more.

Title:Down In The Valley
Artist:The Head and the Heart
Album:Self-titled 2011
Submitted by:Cowbelle / www.morecowbelle.net
Comments:I’m not huge on this band in general, but I heard this song on a sunny walk in my new stomping ground the other day and it spoke to me. Something about trouble and whiskey – and I think there’s some optimism in there too.

Title:Walking Into Walls
Artist: Mike Ethan Messick
Album:The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday (2011)
Submitted by:Trailer / farcethemusic.com

Title:Arousing Thunder
Artist:Grant Lee Buffalo
Album:Copperopolis (1996)
Submitted By:The Second Single

Title:Heart Won’t Bend
Artist:Branden Barnett
Album:Heart Won’t Bend (2011)
Submitted By:TheOtherBrit
Comments:I forgot to send in my submission so made this selection in about 30 seconds. This song is part of a series of singles and covers Branden has been releasing on his bandcamp (bandcamp.com/tag/branden-barnett). 100% of what you hear on there is Branden and I think that’s pretty badass.

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