Archive for Tag ‘Summer Mix‘

Blacktooth Records Presents: COLLECTIVE NASTY (Summer Mix)

 

A dedicated mix that is only possible due to being around people who dig deeply for tunes, in addition to incessant solo searching and cross-country transversing.

Respect the collective (un)consciousness and down with monocultures. Track listing and download/Spotify link after the jump. (Note: The track listing differs from the BT site to Spotify, so you get a little variety for your visits. Tarragon vs. cardamom.)

More to come & peace.


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WANING GIBBOUS: A Blacktooth Summer Mix

WANING GIBBOUS (Spotify Playlist)

Good for now. We’re only a week into it, ya? We’ll spark it up at every cycle then. Grab a Medium Good Time and tracklist after the jump-in-German below. Photo by Steve Back. Mistakes by Blacktooth Records.


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Blacktooth Records Presentes: A NO NO (mix)

 

Summer time when it’s too hot to care with tunes to boot. This mix ranges from Africa to Chicago, soulful to country with reggae and rock in between. Old and new with a say-yes attitude. Who the hell puts Mungo Jerry on a mix? Enjoi.

A NO NO:

1. Buffy Sainte-Marie – He’s A Keeper of the Fire
2. Kathleen Emery – Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
3. Lula Cortês & Zé Ramalho – Pedra Templo Animal
4. Joy Of Cooking – Did You Go Downtown
5. The Flying Burrito Bros. – Christine’s Tune
6. Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime
7. J.J. Cale – Call Me the Breeze
8. Bombino – Kammou Taliat
9. Mikey Dread – Master Mantrol
10. Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth For Christ Choir – Like a Ship… (Without a Sail)
11. The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Love Land
12. Edwin Starr – Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On
13. Charles Bradley – Since Our Last Goodbye
14. Bill Withers – Use Me
15. Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
16. Nick Waterhouse & the Turn-Keys – Some Place
17. Neonbabies – Blaue Augen
18. King Tuff – Bad Thing
19. The Stepkids – Brain Ninja
20. Sister Crayon – Anti Psalm

 

Download A NO NO here: <click!>

Blacktooth Records Presents: Sunday School Shakedown

 

The raw and reformed Sarah Carter of underground, rock-bottom-but-that’s-the-way-I-like-it-so-I-can-have-more-time-to-watch-King-of-the-Hill no-fame comes at you today with a mix of heavenly gems. Sunday School Shakedown is a mix she compiled of her favorite gospel/salvation songs. Let’s just say it right out: Christians do weird things. Christianity is a weird thing. It’s the most beautiful, weird thing I can possibly think of. We here at Blacktooth Records are Christian as hell and that’s why we can say it. However, like Christianity and Sarah Carter’s music, this mix reflects the tension between form and content. On her EP Bravery, she utilizes the Folk format she loves so well, playing the auto harp and rocking those basic chords over and over, but what she sings about is far – very, very far – away from the old-time, picking party world that exists so rampantly here in Nashville. There’s no nostalgia, no pining for them olden days, because she has to get up while it’s still dark outside and teach kids in high school who are getting knocked up and who still don’t know how to read. Every one of her songs is uplifting and life affirming with just a hint of critical and judicial thinking sprinkled throughout. That’s bravery.

Now her mix. It’s slightly left-of-center, as would be expected. And it will save you. The characters and the beautiful voices that show up here are at once intriguing and inspiring. It’s not at all a surprise to me that Sister Gertrude Morgan is on here twice, because that’s the spirit of things that are probably taking place in Ms. Carter’s head. (For those unfamiliar with Sister Morgan I would advise you to read her bat-shit-crazy story and listen to her record and listen to King Britt’s interpretation of her work.) Cliff Gober’s rendition of, ‘I’m Just a Poor Wayfaring Stranger’ has the perfect balance of panache and self-deprecation you would expect from a follow of Jesus Christ and the Shaw Singers make us raise our modern day eyebrows with their song, ‘Since He Touched Me’.

Download it below (click the individual files and then click download all) and eventually we’ll post Sarah Carter’s EP as well. Happy Summer and more mixes soon to come as it all ends.

Sunday School Shake Down Mix

 

Previous summer mixes:

Square People’s It’s Hot and I Don’t Wanna Go Outside summer mix

Cock D’s summer of Soul Mix

 

in other news…news is coming.

It’s Hot and I Don’t Wanna Go Outside

Chris Murray of Square People sent over this mix and it’s filled with that good stuff. You know, the goooood stuff. The stuff that makes you wanna shake your shoulders, thrash about, or stand on the wall and look at everyone/thing around you and think, ‘all right, all right.’

Well, I assume it’s filled with the good stuff. I haven’t listened to it yet. But I inferred as much by the track listing.

At any rate, here’s what Chris had to say about the tunes, and if you aren’t familiar with Square People (or any other of their dimensions) you’re doing yourself a great disservice and you should really question how you spend your time. (We’ve written about them once or twice…) Ya’ll get back now.

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Here’s a mix around the theme of temporality: the tracks here are all stuff I’m real into. They’re not all one genre or mood or style or race or whatever. I just like them. And maybe won’t, come next summer. At least not as much. Cause we’re always changing (I think.) Plus music is always changing (I hope,) or how we find it, our listening habits, brain patterns.

I used a “hip” “vintage” compiling process, which leaves you with two large mp3s instead of individual tracks. So you’ll have to take it in one big gulp (obviously, not really cause you can just skip around in the little song progress bar in iTunes.) It’s not too serious like it’s “must be heard all the way through, in headphones.” I actually don’t know how well it flows cause I haven’t listened to it yet. It’s just me, you know, playing some cool music during one evening and doing “DJ Banter.” (I’ll go ahead and apologize now for the DJ Banter.)

Anyway, hope you enjoy. There’s some really sexually explicit rap in the middle of side A, so be ready for that. Also there’s stuff from some bands I dig in the “Nashville Underground” (I guess that’s what you’d call it,) and I encourage you to check them out in a live performance context.

I called it “It’s Hot and I Don’t Wanna Go Outside” because that is true about me.
Thanks!

 

Devo- Gates of Steel
Faust- The Sad Skinhead
Chain Gang- Gary Gilmore & the Island of Dr. Moreau
Malkauns- Electric
Jason Ajemian & the HighLife- TV/Animals
Eric Dolphy- Gazzeloni
Khia- My Neck, My Back
David Banner- Play
Busta Rhymes- Light Your Ass On Fire
Ambitious Lovers- Let’s Be Adult
John Maus- The Peace That Earth Cannot Give
Gary Wilson- I Wanna Lose Control

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Weather Report- River People
Terror’ish- Jungle Heaven
Deluxin’- I Thought You Were Cool
Toadies 2- Marshall Trucker Band Hat
Yoko Ono- Joseijoi Banzai (part 1)
James Moody- Unchained
Ramsey Lewis- Aufu Oodu
The Samps- FXNC
Constrobuzz- Mind-Responsible
Matrix Metals- Flamingo Breeze (excerpt)
R. Kelly feat. Boo & Gotti- Feelin’ On Yo Booty (Dirty South Mix)
Monotract- Con la Cabeza en la Escuela
Leslie Keffer- Dormant Torment
Jazz Free Future- Reflective/Reflexive

It’s Hot and I Don’t Wanna Go Outside (download)

 

Previously: Cock D’s Summer of Soul Mix