An all vinyl playlist blog
November 28, 2014
Link Wray – Girl From North Country
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Helpless
Freddie Scott – I’ll Be Leaving Her Tommorow
Dave Van Ronk – Clouds (From Both Sides Now)
Dion – Knowing I Won’t Go Back There
Incredible String Band – excerpt from A Very Cellular Song
Karen Beth – Nothing Lasts
Majestic Arrows – If I Had A Little Love
PP Arnold – Do You Believe?
Vashti Bunyan – Coldest Night Of The Year
Everly Brothers – Christmas Eve Can Kill You
October 27, 2014
Melanie – Someday I’ll Be A Farmer
Paul & Linda McCartney – Ram On
Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – Monkberry Moon Delight
Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo – Rocky Raccoon
Sir Douglas Quintet – I Don’t Want To Go Home
Terry Allen – Cortez Sail
Oscar Benton – Bensonhurst Blues
John Cale – Cable Hogue
Prelude – After The Gold Rush
Nina Simone – The Desperate Ones
Kim Jung Mi – Haenim
December 19, 2014
Winter isn’t so hard down here in Louisiana. But this is apropos nonetheless.
December 18, 2014
Great bootcut anthem with mellow tones and rusted edges.
December 17, 2014
Sandy and Fairport will never outstay their welcome in my list here.
December 16, 2014
A beautiful, organ-soaked, multi-tonal number from Judee.
December 15, 2014
Currently obsessed with the Honeybus original but was excited I had this.
December 11, 2014
Great organ-drenched, jangly tune to follow up the Link Wray.
December 10, 2014
Both were recorded in 1965 so I’m not sure which came first but this and The Beatles’ “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” bear a striking resemblance. At least the opening does.
December 9, 2014
Nothing but comfort comes from this song.
December 8, 2014
Another gem from the Korean Rock Goddess. Check her out on the November Mix.
December 5, 2014
Introduced to this folk gem by Dylan’s cover from the recent bootleg series.
December 4, 2014
Nothing like a nice frosty folk song for your December day.
December 3, 2014
Start to freakin’ finish.
A nice French song that always puts me in a good mood.
December 2, 2014
Sure, a small part of me is including this in December because “Christmas” is in the title, but a much larger part of me is including it because the winter of 2011 is when I found this record and grew obsessed with it. Out of all the records I have, this one gives me the most nostalgic wintry feelings.
November 27, 2014
Now a little timeless Americana for your Turkey Day. Happy Thanksgiving!
November 26, 2014
Jerry Jeff goin’ deep as the well he’s singin’ of.
One of my least rotated Byrds records has been getting a lot of spins later.
November 25, 2014
A little bit of British Americana from the mind of Ronnie Lane.
November 22, 2014
Incredibly smooth Bee Gees gem to close out the week.
November 21, 2014
The beautiful combination of Sandy Denny’s vocals back by Fairport with the words of Dylan.
November 20, 2014
John Cale’s story of a small western town from 1974′s Fear.
November 19, 2014
Not much to say about this one. Just very chilling. A spot on portrait of the fear of being alone.
November 18, 2014
Here Dion takes the Motown hit and makes it smoother than ever.
November 15, 2014
And now a sad rarity by Waits.
November 14, 2014
This one is out of this world. Ayers isn’t always on but when he is it is this great. This is lullaby stuff.
November 13, 2014
This one first appeared on the UK version of Between The Buttons but not the US version. It wasn’t until 1967′s Flowers that we got it.
November 11, 2014
Once I came to the heartbreaking conclusion that I’d never be able to afford a copy of 1969′s Rock Salt & Nails I decided to post up this 1972 version which isn’t very far off from the original and just as magical.
Something about this song brings on waves of nostalgia that I feel I’m not old enough to deserve.
November 8, 2014
Switching over to the other side of the post- Big Star output.
November 6, 2014
It took me a while to dig this one. It wasn’t until I heard it in a mix that I did a double take. It is super Christian but that was Bell doing his thing. Still very Big Star-esque.
November 5, 2014
…dripping with autumn tones.
November 4, 2014
Though it was slow coming at first, I’ve been coming around to Phil Ochs lately. And it’s definitely songs like this lo-fi, personal song that warms me up.
November 3, 2014
What a fine example of the teacher learning from the student.
October 31, 2014
Another one of my favorite songs that was used beautifully in Transparent.
October 30, 2014
Not a lot of complexity to this one and nor should there have to be. A song whose melody and tone are perfectly representative of it’s subject.
Just a perfectly paced song from a musician whose words have dug deep his whole career.
October 28, 2014
Here’s a little treat from one of Dylan’s contemporaries in the Greenwich Folk scene. Originally released in a stripped down version in 1966, this song was revamped two years later and featured on These 23 Days in Semptember.
After flipping past this record for years, I decided to pick it up for a buck this weekend. Sure enough, it’s got a couple of really strong folk songs on it. British folk/blues that’d interest fans of Bert Jansch and Nick Drake.