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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: THAT BLACK TWIST IN THE GUTS THAT ATTEMPTS TO TELL YOU SOMETHING

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Hello All! Hello World!

I never really know how these MixTapes are received on your end of things, but I’ll say this one was created with three beers, a free afternoon, and boy did I feel like a kid again!

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[original illustration, Pater Sato, 1978]

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A.M.O.P. Presents: __That Black Twist In The Guts That Attempts To Tell You Something
  • La Grabuge (Pop Theme) – Andrzej Korzyński
  • Right – David Bowie
  • Gillian Was A Horse – Damien Jurado
  • No Place to Go – Howlin’ Wolf (rec. March 1954 in Chicago, IL; Howlin’ Wolf, voc, # hca; Otis Spann, p; Lee Cooper, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr.)
  • Date Night – Father John Misty
  • Get Up & Get Out – Iggy Pop
  • Hickory Dichotomy – Stone Temple Pilots
  • Can’t Wait (alternate Time Out Of Mind demo version) – Bob Dylan
  • The Same Thing – Muddy Waters
  • The Fool – Elvis Presley
  • Hot as Sun/Glasses – Paul McCartney
  • Time – Sly & The Family Stone
  • I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby – The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds (Barry White cover)
  • I Feel So Bad – Chuck Wills
  • We’ll Make It – Paul White
  • Take This Hammer – Dan Zanes & Friends (Featuring Valerie June)
  • Black Flower – Piero Piccioni
  • You Ain’t That Young Kid – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam
  • Up To Me (Blood on the Tracks outtake) – Bob Dylan
  • Dear Landlord – Joan Baez (Bob Dylan cover)
  • Pearls – Piero Piccioni
  • Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones
  • Wild Ceaseless Song – Alela Diane
  • Can’t Wait  – Bob Dylan

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La Grabuge (Pop Theme) – Andrzej Korzyński [from the film Le Grabuge aka Hung Up, Dir. by Édouard Luntz)

Right – David Bowie (photos by Steve Schapiro, 1974)

Gillian Was A Horse – Damien Jurado

No Place to Go – Howlin’ Wolf

Date Night – Father John Misty [Photo by Emma Elizabeth Tillman, for Violet Magazine]

Get Up & Get Out – Iggy Pop [photo 2 February 1980 by Virginia Turbett]

Hickory Dichotomy – Stone Temple Pilots [photo by Marc Hom, 2010]

Can’t Wait (alternate Time Out Of Mind demo version) – Bob Dylan
[photo by Mark Seliger]

The Same Thing – Muddy Waters [illustration by Michael Cho]

The Fool – Elvis Presley

Hot as Sun/Glasses – Paul McCartney

Time – Sly & The Family Stone

I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby – The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds (Barry White cover)

I Feel So Bad – Chuck Wills

We’ll Make It – Paul White [photo by Lottie Turner]

Take This Hammer – Dan Zanes & Friends (Featuring Valerie June)

Black Flower – Piero Piccioni

You Ain’t That Young Kid – Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam [photo by Josh Goleman]

Up To Me (Blood on the Tracks outtake) – Bob Dylan [photo by Amalie R. Rothschild, 1974]

Dear Landlord – Joan Baez (Bob Dylan cover)

Pearls – Piero Piccioni

Dead Flowers – The Rolling Stones

Wild Ceaseless Song – Alela Diane

Can’t Wait – Bob Dylan

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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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A.M.O.P. Presents: __Wallop (Vol. 1)
  • 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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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS: GYP

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Hello All! Hello World!

Well hello there, it’s time for a real  _GYP_ the latest A.M.O.P. Mixtape!

This one features two live Elvis performances as well as two versions of Dylan’s “Went To See The Gypsy” which is one of my favorite songs about Elvis Presley (another being “Tupelo” the 1985 track by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds).

We’ve also got “Camarillo Brillo” by Frank Zappa, which has been stuck in my head for a decade now. There’s also the lovely “Rainy Day” the 1970 track by Susan Christie (produced by John Hill), which seems appropriate considering the weather we’ve been having.

Oh and there’s a tune from Doug Randle’s 1971 LP Songs For The New Industrial State, a strange pop record that really calls to my mind Robert Downey Sr.’s brilliant 1969 film Putney Swope (on my list of top ten films of all time, really can’t recommend it enough).

 

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

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[illustration from The War Against Waak, 1948, by William Addison Dwiggins]

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A.M.O.P. Presents: _GYP
  • Can You Take Me Back – The Beatles
  • interlude – Danger Mouse (Jay-Z & The Beatles, The Grey Album mix)
  • Parade – 6. Final / Parade – 7. Suite au “Prélude du rideau rouge – written by Erik Satie; performed by David Porcelijn conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Silver Chord / A Circle And A Star Part 2 – Jane Weaver Septiéme Sœur (with Samandtheplants, Wendy Flower, The Focus Group, and Susan Christie)
  • Rainy Day – Susan Christie
  • Pongamos Muchas Balas Al Fusil (“We Put Many Bullets In The Gun”) – Dino & Montevideo Blues
  • Lapanka (“Round-up”) – Andrzej Korzyński (from Third Part of the Night, 1971 Polish film directed by Andrzej Żuławski)
  • Kites – The Cyrkle 
  • Le Tueur (“The Killer”)- Hubert Giraud
  • Emmanuelle Song (English Vocal) / Emmanuelle Theme (Up Tempo Instrumental) – Pierre Bachelet
  • Gypsy Song – Peter Walker
  • Went To See The Gypsy [Demo, 3/3/70] – Bob Dylan (ft. David Bromberg on Guitar)
  • Heartbreak Hotel [recorded live at the International Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada, August 23, 1969, dinner show) – Elvis Presley
  • Leather And Wood – Deerhunter
  • Frequently – crush_DLX (Pop Levi & Bunny Holiday)
  • Flirting / Mournin’ Light – Pop Levi
  • Kooks – David Bowie
  • Fancy Man – Devendra Banhart
  • Camarillo Brillo – Frank Zappa
  • Went To See The Gypsy – Bob Dylan
  •  Hound Dog / Little Sister/Get Back (live at Las Vegas Hilton, February 14, 1972) – Elvis Presley
  • Proof – Olivia Jean (produced by Jack White)
  • Ventilator Blues / I Just Want To See His Face – The Rolling Stones
  • Batteries Not Included – Doug Randle
  • 04/25/05 Monday – Fantômas (Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Buzz Osborne, Trevor Dunn, Carl Stalling) 

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Can You Take Me Back – The Beatles

interlude – Danger Mouse

Parade – 6. Final / Parade – 7. Suite au “Prélude du rideau rouge – written by Erik Satie; performed by David Porcelijn conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra [costumes & set design by Pablo Picasso for the Ballets Russes 1917 avant-garde ballet “Parade” with a libretto by Jean Cocteau, music by Erik Satie and a choreography by Léonide Massine. ]

Silver Chord / A Circle And A Star Part 2 – Jane Weaver Septiéme Sœur (with Samandtheplants, Wendy Flower, The Focus Group, and Susan Christie)

Rainy Day – Susan Christie

Pongamos Muchas Balas Al Fusil (“We Put Many Bullets In The Gun”) – Dino & Montevideo Blues

Lapanka (“Round-up”) – Andrzej Korzyński (from Third Part of the Night, 1971 Polish film directed by Andrzej Żuławski)

Kites – The Cyrkle

Le Tueur (“The Killer”) – Hubert Giraud

Emmanuelle Song (English Vocal) / Emmanuelle Theme (Up Tempo Instrumental) – Pierre Bachelet

 

Gypsy Song – Peter Walker

Went To See The Gypsy [Demo, 3/3/70] – Bob Dylan

Heartbreak Hotel [recorded live at the International Hotel Las Vegas, Nevada, August 23, 1969, dinner show) – Elvis Presley

Leather And Wood – Deerhunter

Frequently – crush_DLX (Pop Levi & Bunny Holiday)

Flirting / Mournin’ Light – Pop Levi

Kooks – David Bowie

Fancy Man – Devendra Banhart

Camarillo Brillo – Frank Zappa [Over-Nite Sensation cover art by David McMacken, 1973]

Went To See The Gypsy – Bob Dylan [photo by John Cohen, 1970]

Hound Dog / Little Sister/Get Back (live at Las Vegas Hilton, February 14, 1972) – Elvis Presley [photo by James Rutledge, 4/7/1972]

Proof – Olivia Jean (produced by Jack White)

Ventilator Blues / I Just Want To See His Face – The Rolling Stones
[photo by Norman Seeff, 1971]

Batteries Not Included – Doug Randle

04/25/05 Monday Cuckoo Day (UK) National Playground Safety Week (USA) – Fantômas (Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, Buzz Osborne, Trevor Dunn, Carl Stalling) [art by Yoshitomo Nara]

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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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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.