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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: Settle Down Amongst The Blossoms

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Hello All! Hello World!

Well hello there, who needs the Spoofity app when you’ve got another hour and 20 minutes of music from A Mouthful Of Pennies? So come   _Settle Down Amongst The Blossoms_ the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape!

 

This one features two fantastic tunes by Dolly Parton (one covered by the incredible singer Bettye LaVette). I just read about Parton’s Imagination Library program, which has donated 100 million books to children over the last 23 years! So good on her! She sure is talented. You’ll also hear Erykah Badu, two from Karen Dalton’s 1971, Harvey Brooks produced LP In My Own Time, and one of my favorite Bono vocal performances from back in 1999-2000. Speaking of vocals there’s an amazing one by Tina Turner (alongside her then husband Ike) doing a rendition of the Beatles’ 1969 single, Get Back. On a personal side-note (and it’s my blog so the whole thing is sort of a personal side-note) Tina Turner is the first woman I can remember being really physically attracted to, when I saw her as The Acid Queen in Ken Russell’s 1975 film based upon The Who’s 1969 rock opera album Tommy.

I must have been about 8 years old. What that says about me and my arrow I just don’t know, but it might at least explain why Beyond Thunderdome has always been my favorite of the Mad Max films.

Oh and there’s what to me is a delightful work by the brilliant artist Dory Previn. Along the same lines of Carolyn Elliott praising Jesus Christ as a “queer witch,” which really sounds nice to me; Previn sings:

Jesus was a androgyne
Jesus was a he and she
Jesus was a freako baby
Just like you and me
Jesus was a pagan
Jesus was a priest
Jesus was a beauty
Jesus was a beast

 

Well, there’s all this and a whole lot more! So…

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A.M.O.P. Presents: __Settle Down Amongst The Blossoms_
  • Funny Face / Dancin’ Shoes – Bono & The MDH Band (Greg Cohen, bass;  Brian Blade, drums;  Bill Frisell &  Daniel Lanois, guitars;  Brad Mehldau, piano; Adam Dorn, synths; Jon Hassell, trumpet)
  • Katie Cruel – Karen Dalton (produced by Harvey Brooks)
  • Sittin’ On Top Of The World – Jack White (ft. Mike Compton, Mandolin; produced by T Bone Burnett)
  •  Reconsider baby – Elvis Presley (ft. Boots Randolph on saxophone)
  • Time Stopped (Instrumental) – Adrian Younge
  • I Just Want To Make Love To You – Etta James (w/ The Riley Hampton Orchestra; written by Willie Dixon)
  • Get Back – Ike & Tina Turner (The Beatles cover)
  • Arrow Through Me – Paul McCartney & Wings
  • Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long – Erykah Badu
  • Ophis Le Serpentaire – Vincent Geminiani
  • One Night of Love – Karen Dalton (produced by Harvey Brooks)
  • Morning Fog (Interlude) – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
  • Beyond The Horizon – Bob Dylan
  • New Speedway Boogie – Grateful Dead
  •  Sitting On Top Of The World (1970 London version) –  Howlin’ Wolf (ft. Jeffrey Carp – harmonica; Hubert Sumlin – rhythm guitar; Eric Clapton – lead guitar; Lafayette Leake – piano; Bill Wyman – bass; Charlie Watts – drums).
  • Jesus Is Sweet To Me – Sensational Skylights
  • Jesus Was An Androgyne / Anima/Animus – Dory Previn
  • Can’t Let Go – Lucinda Williams
  • How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? – Norah Jones (written by Hank Williams &  Norah Jones)
  • Little Sparrow – Bettye LaVette (ft. Lisa Coleman on electric piano) (Dolly Parton cover) 
  • Down From Dover – Dolly Parton 
  • Speak Of The Devil – Chris Isaak
  • Closed to the Public – Carter Burwell
  • I Prefer Your Love – St. Vincent
  • Everyday – Fiona Apple & Jon Brion (Buddy Holly cover)

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Funny Face / Dancin’ Shoes – Bono & The MDH Band (Greg Cohen, bass; Brian Blade, drums; Bill Frisell & Daniel Lanois, guitars; Brad Mehldau, piano; Adam Dorn, synths; Jon Hassell, trumpet)

Katie Cruel – Karen Dalton (produced by Harvey Brooks)

Sittin’ On Top Of The World – Jack White (ft. Mike Compton, Mandolin; produced by T Bone Burnett)

 Reconsider baby – Elvis Presley (ft. Boots Randolph on saxophone)

Time Stopped (Instrumental) – Adrian Younge

I Just Want To Make Love To You – Etta James (w/ The Riley Hampton Orchestra; written by Willie Dixon)

Get Back – Ike & Tina Turner (The Beatles cover)

Arrow Through Me – Paul McCartney & Wings

Gone Baby, Don’t Be Long – Erykah Badu [photo by Theo Wenner, 2014]

Ophis Le Serpentaire – Vincent Geminiani

One Night of Love – Karen Dalton (produced by Harvey Brooks)

Morning Fog (Interlude) – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi

Beyond The Horizon – Bob Dylan [photo by Matthew Rolston, 2006]

New Speedway Boogie – Grateful Dead

Sitting On Top Of The World (1970 London version) – Howlin’ Wolf (ft. Jeffrey Carp – harmonica; Hubert Sumlin – rhythm guitar; Eric Clapton – lead guitar; Lafayette Leake – piano; Bill Wyman – bass; Charlie Watts – drums).

Jesus Is Sweet To Me – Sensational Skylights

Jesus Was An Androgyne / Anima/Animus – Dory Previn

Can’t Let Go – Lucinda Williams

How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? – Norah Jones (written by Hank Williams & Norah Jones)

Little Sparrow – Bettye LaVette (ft. Lisa Coleman on electric piano) (Dolly Parton cover)

Down From Dover – Dolly Parton

Speak Of The Devil – Chris Isaak

Closed to the Public – Carter Burwell

I Prefer Your Love – St. Vincent

Everyday – Fiona Apple & Jon Brion (Buddy Holly cover)
[photo by Autumn de Wilde, 2008]

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: STILL LIFE WITH STRANGER

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Hello All! Hello World!

I said well hello there. It’s a rainy Friday night so stay in, imbibe, and vibe with

_Still Life with Stranger _the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape!

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A.M.O.P. Presents: _Still Life with Stranger
  • Tarantella Naif – Ennio Morricone
  • Empty Boat – Caetano Veloso
  • Vernie – Blind Melon
  • Vortice – Sandro Brugnolini
  • Always Crashing In The Same Car /Sound And Vision /  Sister Midnight (w.  Iggy Pop) / Red Money / Golden Years (Soulwax Remix) / Fashion / DJ – David Bowie (RADIO SOULWAX PRESENTS “DAVE” [excerpt])
  • James Brown: The Payback / En Vogue: My Lovin’ / Bobby McFerrin: Sunshine Of My Life / Fifth Dimension: Let The Sun Shine In / Mos Def: Sunshine – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie [Summertime Mixtape excerpt]
  • The Crunge – Led Zeppelin
  • Eyes Above / Moment Of Hesitation – Flying Lotus
  • Tin Tin Deo – Ray Barretto
  • Danse Des Mouches Noires Gardes Du Roi (Dance of The Royal Guard Black Flies) – Jean-Claude Vannier
  • Wolves – Carter Burwell
  • Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You) – Harry Nilsson (Arranged by Gordon Jenkins; written by Harry Ruby & Bert Kalmar)
  • Problem Queen – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi; featuring Norah Jones
  • Saved From Oblivion – Andrzej Korzyński
  • Play With Fire – The Clefs Of Lavender Hill (the Rolling Stones cover)
  • Cocksucker Blues (version 2) – the Rolling Stones
  • Loving Cup – the Rolling Stones
  • Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden – Prince & The Revolution
  • Charms – Piero Piccioni
  • Not For Me – Sammy Davis Jr. (arranged by Jimmie Haskell and Perry Botkin Jr.; written by Bobby Darin)
  • Cry Baby Cry – The Beatles

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Tarantella Naif – Ennio Morricone

Empty Boat – Caetano Veloso [art by Gustavo Gontijo]

Vernie – Blind Melon

Vortice – Sandro Brugnolini

Always Crashing In The Same Car /Sound And Vision / Sister Midnight (w. Iggy Pop) / Red Money / Golden Years (Soulwax Remix) / Fashion / DJ – David Bowie (RADIO SOULWAX PRESENTS “DAVE” [excerpt])

James Brown: The Payback / En Vogue: My Lovin’ / Bobby McFerrin: Sunshine Of My Life / Fifth Dimension: Let The Sun Shine In / Mos Def: Sunshine – DJ Jazzy Jeff & Mick Boogie [Summertime Mixtape excerpt]

The Crunge – Led Zeppelin

Eyes Above / Moment Of Hesitation – Flying Lotus

Tin Tin Deo – Ray Barretto

Danse Des Mouches Noires Gardes Du Roi (Dance of The Royal Guard Black Flies) – Jean-Claude Vannier

Wolves – Carter Burwell

Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You) – Harry Nilsson (Arranged by Gordon Jenkins; written by Harry Ruby & Bert Kalmar)

Problem Queen – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi; featuring Norah Jones

Saved From Oblivion – Andrzej Korzyński

Play With Fire – The Clefs Of Lavender Hill (the Rolling Stones cover)

Cocksucker Blues (version 2) – the Rolling Stones [image by Robert Frank, 1972]

Loving Cup – the Rolling Stones

Our Destiny / Roadhouse Garden – Prince & The Revolution

Charms – Piero Piccioni

Not For Me – Sammy Davis Jr.

Cry Baby Cry – The Beatles [photo by Don McCullin, July 28th 1968.]

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THE DEMISE OF THE MASK (VOL 2)

Hello All.

Welcome to Volume Two of my new series of MixTapes: The Demise Of The Mask. –(Volume One here)__.

Here you’ll hear the suite of songs that open what was one of the best albums of 2014, The Silver Globe by Jane Weaver; and something from real honky-tonk talent Margo Price and her 2016 debut record Midwest Farmer’s Daughter (recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis and released on Jack White‘s Third Man Recordshere’s that pair performing together on “A Prairie Home Companion” back in October). You can groove as well to some of my favorite tunes by The Byrds, John LennonThe Brian Jonestown Massacre, Danny BrownSteve Harley & Cockney Rebel, and a whole lot more. Speaking of Cockney Rebel, there’s also a long prog workout by that group’s keyboardist Duncan Mackay, “12 Tone Nostalgia,” taken from his 1974 solo debut Chimera. Kevin Barnes‘ group of Montreal provide one of my favorite lyrics with their chorus of:

These amphibian days they will not heel to you
You can’t defy the defining flaw of your generation

Oh and for those who are left wondering just what words are used to create the hypnotic mantra in Moondog‘s 1971 round, “You The Vandal“:

you, the vandal, plunder the village as you will.
the earthworm will pillage you, the vandal, when you are under

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__The Demise Of The Mask (Vol 2)__Mercury Returns To Me___
  • The Silver Globe/Argent/The Electric Mountain – Jane Weaver
  • Funky Fly – Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
  • Corridors of Power II  – Lilacs & Champagne
  • You The Vandal – Moondog
  • These Days – Nico
  • Jonathan – Fiona Apple
  • Time Is Honey (So Cut The Shit)/Teleflows 5 Vs. Amplification/Nevertheless – The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • 12 Tone Nostalgia  – Duncan MacKay 
  • Mirror Freak – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel
  • Lonely – Danny Brown
  • Amphibian Days – of Montreal
  • This Town Gets Around – Margo Price
  • Woman Is The Nigger Of The World – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • She Said She Said – The Beatles
  • St. Michael – Richard Swift
  • Hungry Planet – The Byrds
  • The World (Interlude) – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
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[The Silver Globe/Argent/The Electric Mountain - Jane Weaver]

[The Silver Globe/Argent/The Electric Mountain – Jane Weaver]

[Funky Fly - Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds]

[Funky Fly – Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds]

[Corridors of Power II - Lilacs & Champagne]

[Corridors of Power II – Lilacs & Champagne]

[You The Vandal - Moondog]

[You The Vandal – Moondog]

[These Days - Nico]

[These Days – Nico]

[Jonathan - Fiona Apple]

[Jonathan – Fiona Apple]

[Time Is Honey (So Cut The Shit)/Teleflows 5 Vs. Amplification/Nevertheless - The Brian Jonestown Massacre]

[Time Is Honey (So Cut The Shit)/Teleflows 5 Vs. Amplification/Nevertheless – The Brian Jonestown Massacre]

[12 Tone Nostalgia - Duncan MacKay]

[12 Tone Nostalgia – Duncan MacKay]

[Mirror Freak - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel]

[Mirror Freak – Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel]

[Lonely - Danny Brown]

[Lonely – Danny Brown]

[Amphibian Days - of Montreal]

[Amphibian Days – of Montreal]

[This Town Gets Around - Margo Price]

[This Town Gets Around – Margo Price]

[Woman Is The Nigger Of The World - John Lennon & Yoko Ono]

[Woman Is The Nigger Of The World – John Lennon & Yoko Ono]

[She Said She Said - The Beatles]

[She Said She Said – The Beatles]

[St. Michael - Richard Swift]

[St. Michael – Richard Swift]

[Hungry Planet - The Byrds]

[Hungry Planet – The Byrds]

[The World (Interlude) - Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi]

[The World (Interlude) – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi]

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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES PRESENTS: DENDRITES (VOL. 14)

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Being the most up-front pop-oriented of them, if any representatives from the last of the commercial sub-genres listed above were ever to land a hit to temporarily dominate the charts for a season or two then it was likely penned, recorded (and often digitally assembled note-for-note, syllable-by-syllable) by a cabal of nine middle-aged Nordic men. Although their birth certificates stated names that would likely bring to the average American mind images of Vikings or monks, they were typically credited under monikers that were easily forgettable despite their frequent use of the letters Z and X and honorary titles, such as Dr. Cztarlab, Sir LapLux, Mr. Mixus, and Professor JaMeZ. Almost no one would really ever recall these writers’ professional pseudonyms or note the central role they played in the hits that were so pervasive in their lives. These facts of anonymity were by design, as they did not want to interfere with the ascendency and celebrity of the “artist” that was to sell their work to the masses.

Through focus-group brand testing and weeks-long song-writing “cook-outz” where the annual trajectory of a (largely absent) performer’s career could be plotted by the continuity of tunes assigned to them, this committee had perfected a formula for pop familiarity—and thus, top ten hits. Not to oversimplify their equation, but it could be described as so: the forward swirl and bright texture of say, ABBA’s “SOS” but manufactured in a manner that ensured it could effortlessly and cyclically give way to the emphatic gush and catch of an arena-sized shout-along, something akin to the big-rock, chest-thump chorus in Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer.” With these elements married and laid atop a plush bed of programmed beats (or beatz) borrowed from the latest fashions in re-heated Hip Hop and R&B, all that was needed to complete the job was the appropriate vehicle to deliver the song. Sold to a Star-Creation division operating in-house under one of the various record-label executives, the likely hit-song could then be allocated either to a veteran presence or one of the newer recruits from the pop-celebrity academies.

The sound was always bigger & brighter & brighter & bigger. The sound should have little trouble in filling a stadium. Yet, it rarely needed to fill a stadium, but the sound must fill a shopping complex daily. Yes, the genuine smash hit was truly achieved when it facilitated an easy browse along the aisles of capitalism—interrupting consumption only long enough for an involuntary duet between pop star and shopper, a reflex response from the teaser tinsel of the pre-chorus build and the persistent bass and treble hook of the chorus returning again and returning again. At times the production could be so seamless, so unremarkable, so successful that one could pause and ask themselves: How do I know this song? Have I always known it? Has this song always been here?

With these narrow options before her, what was a girl to listen to? There was the feminine powerhouses of the Divas; at least they were aggressively advertised as such. These “Queens” and “Ladies” were always presented in context to the objects in their orbits: the relationships new or sour; the clothes; the hair; the promotional tie-Ins; the prop outrage performed on an award ceremony stage; the boyfriends and husbands; their current positions on the charts; their current positions in the rotating feuds between the other Divas. Watching music videos one day after school with her best friend since ninth grade, Rebecca turned to her and said: “Ugh, these role-model bitches are always either selling church or snatch.” Mireille laughed until she snorted. It was true, those who were not peddling their brand with the accompanying image of Clean American could be found rolling their eyes, spreading their legs, and retailing their lives under a banner that read Liberated & Nasty. Purchased from the Nordic committee, they all currently had the pull of a melody that was so easy to babble-along to. The Divas’ singles could be fun, but listening to them, Mireille reasoned, would make her feel like merely some consequence of a premise.

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Water or Bread (Raining) – Madlib

Metamorphosis – Miles Okazaki (w/ Dan Weiss, Christof Knoche, Jon Flaugher, Miguel Zenon, David Binney, and Chris Potter)

To Sheila – Smashing Pumpkins [photo by Yelena Yemchuk]

Sonic Armada – Air

Morning Fog – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi

Green Belly – Ty Segall

Hidee Hidee Ho #16 – The New Basement Tapes (ft. Rhiannon Giddens, Elvis Costello, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, Marcus Mumford, produced by T Bone Burnett) [lyrics by Bob Dylan]

Shaman’s Blues – The Doors (Jim Morrison in the closet of his room at LA’s Chateau Marmont hotel, by Art Kane, May 1968.) 

Paint a Lady – Susan Christie

Strawberry Wine – Ryan Adams [photo by Mark Seliger]

Crystals – Bennie Maupin

Synthesizer – Outkast (ft. George Clinton)

What I saw – Broadcast & The Focus Group

Twinkle/Master Teacher – Erykah Badu [photo by Timothy Saccenti, 2008]

Polly – Duke Ellington

The Silent Orchestra – Hamilton Leithauser

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I See Your Face Before Me – Frank Sinatra

Hidee Hidee Ho #11 – The New Basement Tapes (ft. Jim James, Rhiannon Giddens, Elvis Costello, Taylor Goldsmith, Marcus Mumford, Bo Koster, produced by T Bone Burnett) [lyrics by Bob Dylan]

Stay (Faraway, So Close!) – U2

Homme Lune – Air

Black Noise – Rotary Connection

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A MOUTHFUL OF PENNIES PRESENTS: DENDRITES (VOL. 14)

  • Water or Bread (Raining) – Madlib
  • Metamorphosis – Miles Okazaki (w/ Dan Weiss, Christof Knoche, Jon Flaugher, Miguel Zenon, David Binney, and Chris Potter)
  • To Sheila – Smashing Pumpkins
  • Sonic Armada – Air
  • Morning Fog – Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi
  • Green Belly – Ty Segall
  • Hidee Hidee Ho #16 – The New Basement Tapes (ft. Rhiannon Giddens, Elvis Costello, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James, Marcus Mumford, produced by T Bone Burnett) [lyrics by Bob Dylan]
  • Shaman’s Blues – The Doors
  • Paint a Lady – Susan Christie
  • Strawberry Wine – Ryan Adams 
  • Crystals – Bennie Maupin
  • Synthesizer – Outkast (ft. George Clinton)
  • What I saw – Broadcast & The Focus Group
  • Twinkle/Master Teacher – Erykah Badu 
  • Polly – Duke Ellington
  • The Silent Orchestra – Hamilton Leithauser
  • I See Your Face Before Me – Frank Sinatra
  • Hidee Hidee Ho #11 – The New Basement Tapes (ft. Jim James, Rhiannon Giddens, Elvis Costello, Taylor Goldsmith,  Marcus Mumford, Bo Koster, produced by T Bone Burnett) [lyrics by Bob Dylan]
  • Stay (Faraway, So Close!) – U2
  • Homme Lune – Air
  • Black Noise – Rotary Connection

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