Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Love Bites

My FTOTZ mix for October:

01 - Janelle Monáe - Violet Stars Happy Hunting!
02 - Aretha Franklin - Mary Don't You Weep
03 - Sinéad O'Connor - Dagger Through The Heart
04 - Lightnin' Rod - Four Bitches Is What I Got
05 - Nina Simone - Be My Husband
06 - Tag One Stereo - Thus Spake Zarathustra
07 - unknown - The Girl Next Door [from "The Diary of a Horny Housewife"]
08 - The Chemical Brothers - Hoops
09 - George Benson - Nature Boy
10 - Lewis Taylor - You Make Me Wanna
11 - Joe Tex - Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)
12 - Metronomy - A Thing For Me
13 - Labelle - All Girl Band
14 - Esquivel - Brazil
15 - Sunny & the Sunliners - Get Down
16 - Balkan Beat Box - Sunday Arak
17 - Jill Scott - My Love
18 - Ruth Wallis - Hawaiian Lei Song

No theme this month but since I started working on this in October I couldn't resist a Halloween-ish cover, which I stole from Hot Blood's "Disco Dracula" album. If there was a hell I'm sure I'd be going there for putting gospel and porn on the same mix.

We open with Janelle Monáe's "Violet Stars Happy Hunting!" from her excellent EP Metropolis, Suite I: The Chase.

Aretha Franklin's "Mary Don't You Weep" can be heard on her landmark 1972 gospel album Amazing Grace.

"Dagger Through The Heart" is covered by Sinéad O'Connor on the 2003 tribute Just Because I'm A Woman: The Songs of Dolly Parton.

Rap pioneer Lightnin' Rod's "Four Bitches Is What I Got" can be found on his 1973 release Hustler's Convention.

Nina Simone's "Be My Husband" is from her 1965 album Pastel Blues.

The funky version of "Thus Spake Zarathrustra" appeared on the album Instrumental Spectrum released by Tag One Stereo. I found it on Grooves of Delight.

"The Girl Next Door [from 'The Diary of a Horny Housewife']" is a bit of jazz-backed audio porn from Deep Note-Music of 1970's Adult Cinema

The Chemical Brothers' "Hoops" appeared on what I consider their last great album, 2002's Come With Us. This is still probably my favorite track from that album even though I've been hearing it on some car commercial lately.

George Benson's version of the Eden Ahbez classic "Nature Boy" is on his 1976 album In Flight.

"You Make Me Wanna" appeared on Lewis Taylor's 2000 release Lewis II.

Joe Tex's feminist anthem "Ain't Gonna Bump No More ( With No Big Fat Woman)" appeared on his 1997 album Bumps & Bruises.

Metronomy's "A Thing For Me" can be found on his 2008 release Nights Out.

"All Girl Band" by Labelle can be found on their 1974 album Nightbirds.

With all its sound effects and stereo tricks, Esquivel's "Brazil" has so much going on I can hardly keep track. I do love the part where you can hear him mix a cocktail. From his 1960 masterpiece See It In Sound.

Sunny & the Sunliners' "Get Down" is from Hard Texas Funk 1968-1975.

"Sunday Arak" is by Balkan Beat Box and can be heard on their 2005 self-titled debut.

"My Love" is by Philadelphia neosoul poet Jill Scott and appears on her 2007 release The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3.

Ruth Wallis was known for her oft-banned comedy albums full of double-entendre laden songs a bit too raw for the 1950's. Her "Hawaiian Lei Song" was included on 1988's Boobs - Ruth Wallis' Greatest Hits.

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Listening to: Myrna Braza - Gett Off