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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: WALLOP (VOL. 3)

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Hello All! Hello World!

Man, I just can’t get enough of that affected lisp Tom Waits uses on “Jesus Gonna Be Here.” Well you’ll hear that and a whole lot more so scroll down, press play and

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A.M.O.P. Presents: __Wallop (Vol. 3)
  • Slow 30s Room – David Lynch & Dean Hurley
  • Dark Night Of The Soul – Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse Feat. David Lynch
  • Soul Cancer – Mazarine Street
  • Just Like A Baby – Sly & The Family Stone
  • You Left The Water Running – Maurice & Mac
  • Never Get Enough – Lianne La Havas
  • High Water (For Charley Patton) – Bob Dylan
  • High Water Everywhere, Pt. 1 – Charley Patton
  • Opetanie Five – Andrzej Korzyński
  • The Front Door – Valerie June
  • Bambole #2 – Bruno Nicolai (ft. vocal by Edda Dell’Orso)
  • If I Was The Devil – Justin Townes Earle
  • Jesus Gonna Be Here – Tom Waits
  • Ohmerica – The Claypool Lennon Delirium
  • Tr(n)igger – Saul Williams (produced by Trent Reznor)
  • Breaking Glass – David Bowie
  • Rattlesnake – St. Vincent
  • Coldwater Canyon – Dory Previn
  • Un Dollaro Bucato – Gianni Ferrio
  • Rare Birds – Jonathan Wilson
  • Bring My Baby Back / Swamp Descent / Engineer Says – Dr. Dog
  • It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry – Leon Russell (Bob Dylan cover)
  • Dreamwake – Pino Donaggio

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Slow 30s Room – David Lynch & Dean Hurley

Dark Night Of The Soul – Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse Feat. David Lynch [photo by David Lynch, 2016]

Soul Cancer – Mazarine Street

Just Like A Baby – Sly & The Family Stone [photo by Michael Ochs]

You Left The Water Running – Maurice & Mac

Never Get Enough – Lianne La Havas

High Water (For Charley Patton) – Bob Dylan

High Water Everywhere, Pt. 1 – Charley Patton

Opetanie Five – Andrzej Korzyński

The Front Door – Valerie June [photo by Dustin Cohen]

Bambole #2 – Bruno Nicolai (ft. vocal by Edda Dell’Orso)

If I Was The Devil – Justin Townes Earle [photo by Justin Borucki]

Jesus Gonna Be Here – Tom Waits [photo Paris, 1992 by Guido Harari.]

Ohmerica – The Claypool Lennon Delirium

Tr(n)igger – Saul Williams (produced by Trent Reznor)

Breaking Glass – David Bowie [photo by Norman Parkinson, 1977]

Rattlesnake – St. Vincent

Coldwater Canyon – Dory Previn

Un Dollaro Bucato – Gianni Ferrio

Rare Birds – Jonathan Wilson

Bring My Baby Back / Swamp Descent / Engineer Says – Dr. Dog

It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry – Leon Russell (Bob Dylan cover)

Dreamwake - Pino Donaggio

Dreamwake – Pino Donaggio

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: WALLOP (VOL. 2)

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I said well hello there. The last one had two tracks by Stockholm, Sweden band Mazarine Street from their second record, Thirteen Reasons to Believe. On this you’ll hear two from The Beast Of Mazarine Street, their 1996 debut. The little exotica noodle of “Rabbi” rolls right into their ballad “Let It Come Down,” which features guest vocals by Karin Dreijer who has gone on to achieve success with her solo project, Fever Ray. I’ve always loved the alloy of raunch and sadness expressed by this song’s lyrics, like:

 
So come down on my face
and I’ll eat you on the kitchen floor,
we get to the very core…
sick spirit and sticky teeth

You’ll also hear Big Mama Thornton doing her own gut-bucket, ass-kicking (literally) take on Memphis Minnie‘s “Black Rat Swing.” Big Mama Thornton was recorded in San Francisco on April 25, 1966, and is backed by Muddy Waters and his incredible band: James Cotton (harmonica), Otis Spann (piano), Sammy Lawhorn (guitar), Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson (bass), and Francis Clay (drums). I recently read an incredible article on Big Mama Thornton written by Cynthia Shearer and published in the 18th annual Southern Music issue of The Oxford American. I highly recommend you give THE THINNING OF BIG MAMA a read.

[“Big Mama,” by Cathey Miller]

[Little Richard, by Charles Burns 1992]

You’ll also hear Little Richard backed by Johnny “Guitar” Watson and produced by Larry Williams. I’ll never understand why the material this incredible performer recorded for the Okeh label in 1966 & 1967 wasn’t a huge hit, as I think it’s all fantastic! For those who don’t quite understand the cultural significance of Richard Wayne Penniman I will share this little tid-bit:
In 1956, David Bowie was not yet ten and his father would bring home the recent hit singles that made bizarre but wholly thrilling rock ‘n’ roller Little Richard a star: “Tutti Frutti” and “Long Tall Sally.” Bowie later said that he had the sensational reaction of “My heart near­ly burst with excitement. I’d never heard anything even resembling this. It filled the room with energy and color and outrageous defiance. I had heard God.” Even as a little boy his ambition had been set to be “a white Little Richard…..or at least his saxophone player.”

Well, you’ll hear this as well as some fantastic Duke EllingtonIggy Pop with David Bowie and Simple Minds; something from Actor, the second album by St. Vincent, released in 2009; and a whole lot more! So…

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[cover illustration by Janusz Stanny]

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A.M.O.P. Presents: __Wallop (Vol. 2)
  • Deadweight [edit] – Beck (produced with The Dust Brothers)
  • Dead Record Player – Dr. Dog
  • The Bed – St. Vincent
  • The Mooche (July 1, 1952 Uptown version) – Duke Ellington
  • Peach Trees – Rufus Wainwright
  • The Dance – Prince
  • “Light Of The Self” – David Lynch
  • Profezia – Paolo Ferrara
  • Rabbi / Let It Come Down – Mazarine Street
  • I Had A Dream – Tricky (Ft. Francesca Belmonte)
  • Sweet Virginia – Jerry Lee Lewis (ft. Keith Richards) (Rolling Stones cover)
  • Do Right By Me – Margo Price
  • Echoes Of The Mind – Symmetry (Johnny Jewel & Nat Walker)
  • Pretty As You Feel – Caroleen Beatty & Mushroom (Jefferson Airplane cover)
  • Celebrate – Anderson .Paak
  • Baby I Love You – Machito and His Orchestra ( Aretha Franklin cover)
  • Play It Safe – Iggy Pop (feat. David Bowie, Simple Minds, & Glen Matlock)
  • Black Rat – Big Mama Thornton With Muddy Waters Blues Band
  • Heart-O-Matic Love – Bo Diddley
  • I Heard Your Voice In Dresden – Elvis Perkins
  • Theme From Les Etrangers – François De Roubaix
  • Can’t Live Without Your Love – Janelle Monáe
  • Never Gonna Let You Go – Little Richard
  • Curtains Up” – David Lynch

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Deadweight [edit] – Beck (produced with The Dust Brothers)

Dead Record Player – Dr. Dog

The Bed – St. Vincent [photo by Ray Lego, 2009]

The Mooche (July 1, 1952 Uptown version) – Duke Ellington

Peach Trees – Rufus Wainwright

The Dance– Prince [photo by Randee St Nicholas, 2007]

“Light Of The Self” – David Lynch [Lynch’s diagram of Transcendental Meditation]

Profezia – Paolo Ferrara

Rabbi / Let It Come Down – Mazarine Street

I Had A Dream – Tricky (Ft. Francesca Belmonte)

Sweet Virginia – Jerry Lee Lewis (ft. Keith Richards) (Rolling Stones cover)

Do Right By Me – Margo Price [photo by Andrew White, 2018]

Echoes Of The Mind – Symmetry (Johnny Jewel & Nat Walker)

Pretty As You Feel – Caroleen Beatty & Mushroom (Jefferson Airplane cover)

Celebrate – Anderson .Paak

Baby I Love You – Machito and His Orchestra ( Aretha Franklin cover)

Play It Safe – Iggy Pop (feat. David Bowie, Simple Minds, & Glen Matlock)

Black Rat – Big Mama Thornton With Muddy Waters Blues Band

Heart-O-Matic Love – Bo Diddley

I Heard Your Voice In Dresden – Elvis Perkins

Theme From Les Etrangers – François De Roubaix

Can’t Live Without Your Love – Janelle Monáe [photo by Christina Lessa, 2013]

Never Gonna Let You Go – Little Richard

“Curtains Up” – David Lynch

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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: WALLOP (VOL. 1)

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Hello All! Hello World!

I said well hello there. When I was in high-school one of my all-time favorite bands was one almost no one ever heard of. At the time I didn’t know nor cared about the cultural, hipster cachet that could be angled from that fact; I just thought they made amazing music! I remember spending hours dancing and singing along to their records alone in my bedroom. Mazarine Street were from Stockholm, Sweden and my best friend’s uncle, Gene Kraut, was their manager and as their 3 records would come out (in 1996; 1997; and 2001) he would mail them over to the U.S. for him. (Gene would also come to manage Arthur Lee of the amazing sixties, Los Angeles based band Love, which is how I discovered them as well, and even saw Lee & Love perform for his Forever Changes Concerts at Warsaw in Brooklyn, on October 23, 2003…incredible!). If I had to describe Mazarine Street as akin to another sound I guess I would say they were something like nineties Beck tackling the thick rock & roll and rough blues of The Rolling Stones. There was something incredibly playful to their blues bravado and alcohol swagger. This good-humored gusto I think can be heard clearly on one of the two songs featured here and taken from their second record, Thirteen Reasons to Believe. With “One More Day” they present a traditional-sounding field holler blues but tweak it with the odd trill and wobble of a theremin.

On this mix you’ll also hear Beastie Boys‘ sonic tribute to Miles Davis‘ record On The Corner, with their very own “Bobo On The Corner,” which features percussionist Eric “Bobo” Correa (the son of famed Latin and jazz percussionist Willie Bobo, who is also featured elsewhere on the mix). This rolls right into the Beastie Boys’ oh-so-fun single of 1995 “Root Down,” which utilizes a sample from Jimmy Smith‘s “Root Down (And Get It)” (a song that was featured in these pages way back on April 11th 2014 on my triptych party-mix On The Good Blood).

This MixTape also features a Blind Melon tune I mentioned a few posts back, the hopped-up banjo and kazoo jam “Skinned” written from the perspective of serial killer Ed Gein (and what I always took as lead singer and lyricist Shannon Hoon‘s somewhat demented, metaphorical commentary on his own issues with addiction and substance abuse). Elswhere you’ll hear Blind Melon’s “Dumptruck,” where Hoon sings with more than a hint of anxiety: “New York City soothing my itchy itchy month of May.”

Oh and I can’t go without making mention of a song that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Manifold de Amour” by Latin Playboys. Latin Playboys was an experimental group comprising David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez (from the band Los Lobos) ,along with the production partners of Mitchell Froom and Tchad Blake. Taken from their 1994, self-titled debut album, I translate the hypnotic lyrics of “Manifold de Amour” as:

I’m going to sail
To the port of the soul
Crossing the sea,
Until I arrive

 

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

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  • Satisfied – Prince
  • All Your Goodies Are Gone – Parliament
  • One More Day – Mazarine Street
  • “Desire” – David Lynch
  • Good God’s:// Urge! – Porno For Pyros
  • Suena Blanca Espuma – El Kinto
  • To Come Of Age / Black Polished Chrome / Latino Chrome – Jim Morrison & The Doors
  • Power – Ray Barretto (w/ Bass – Andy Gonzales; Bongos – Tony Fuentes; Piano – Louis Cruz; Timbales – Orestes Vilato; Trumpets – Papy Roman, Rene Lopez, Roberto Rodriguez)
  • Bobo On The Corner / Root Down – Beastie Boys (ft. Eric Bobo & Money Mark Nishita; Produced by Mario Caldato Jr.)
  • Broasted Or Fried  – Willie Bobo & The Bo Gents (w/ Bass – Ernie McDaniel; Congas – Victor Pantoja; Drums – Jimmy Smith; Electric Piano – Reggie Andrews; Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Ron Starr; Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Steve Huffsteter)
  • Dumptruck – Blind Melon
  • Manifold de Amour – Latin Playboys (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake)
  • Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down – Scott Weiland (ft. Accordion – Sheryl Crow; Bass – Martyn LeNoble; Cello – Susie Katayama; Viola – Novi Novog; Violin – Joel Derouin, Robin Lorentz; Piano, Guitar, Drums, Vocals, String Arrangements – Victor Indrizzo)
  • Violets For Your Furs – Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra (written by Tom Adair & Matt Dennis)
  • Rocks In My Bed – Allen Toussaint With Rhiannon Giddens (written by Duke Ellington)
  • Extraordinary Machine – Fiona Apple (Produced with Jon Brion)
  • Nightschool – Mazarine Street
  • Sweet Virginia – The Rolling Stones
  • Skinned – Blind Melon
  • I Got A Woman – Elvis Presley (Written by Ray Charles)
  • Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Ray Charles (Written by Joe Greene)
  • Deadweight – Beck (produced with The Dust Brothers)

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Satisfied – Prince [photo by Randee St Nicholas 2007]

All Your Goodies Are Gone – Parliament

One More Day – Mazarine Street

“Desire” – David Lynch [art; Plume Of Desire by David Lynch]

Good God’s:// Urge! – Porno For Pyros

Suena Blanca Espuma – El Kinto

To Come Of Age / Black Polished Chrome / Latino Chrome – Jim Morrison & The Doors

Power – Ray Barretto (w/ Bass – Andy Gonzales; Bongos – Tony Fuentes; Piano – Louis Cruz; Timbales – Orestes Vilato; Trumpets – Papy Roman, Rene Lopez, Roberto Rodriguez)

Bobo On The Corner / Root Down – Beastie Boys (ft. Eric Bobo & Mark Nishita; Produced by Mario Caldato Jr.)

Broasted Or Fried – Willie Bobo & The Bo Gents (w/ Bass – Ernie McDaniel; Congas – Victor Pantoja; Drums – Jimmy Smith; Electric Piano – Reggie Andrews; Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Ron Starr; Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Steve Huffsteter)

Dumptruck – Blind Melon [photo by Chris Cuffaro, 05.25.95]

Manifold de Amour – Latin Playboys (David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Mitchell Froom, Tchad Blake)

Lady, Your Roof Brings Me Down – Scott Weiland (ft. Accordion – Sheryl Crow; Bass – Martyn LeNoble; Cello – Susie Katayama; Viola – Novi Novog; Violin – Joel Derouin, Robin Lorentz; Piano, Guitar, Drums, Vocals, String Arrangements – Victor Indrizzo)

Violets For Your Furs – Billie Holiday With Ray Ellis And His Orchestra (written by Tom Adair & Matt Dennis)

Rocks In My Bed – Allen Toussaint With Rhiannon Giddens (written by Duke Ellington)

Extraordinary Machine – Fiona Apple (Produced with Jon Brion)

Nightschool – Mazarine Street [art by JAKOB KRAJCIK]

Sweet Virginia – The Rolling Stones

Skinned – Blind Melon [photo by Danny Clinch, 1995]

I Got A Woman – Elvis Presley (Written by Ray Charles)

Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ – Ray Charles (Written by Joe Greene)

Deadweight – Beck (produced with The Dust Brothers) [photo by Andrea Giacobbe, 1997]

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All the best to you and yours!—  –   ————-______-________ ->BOBBY CALERO[—+=-_________________If you dig the mix then please feel free to pass & post it along; if you dig an artist then please support them and go out and pick up some of their stuff. Oh, If you dig the blog overall there’s always the “FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL” button somewhere down at the bottom.