Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Playlist for 5/13/09 - Mammoth Comes Alive




Big ‘ol load of songs from Mammoth Records this week for the I Love My Label segment. The late label just had a 21st anniversary party/reunion at the legendary Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC, the city where it originated in 1989. Rick Cornell’s cool article in the Independent Weekly looking at big and small sellers on the label inspired me to pick Mammoth this time around. Thanks, Rick. I ran out of time at the end and didn’t get in several songs I had planned on playing. Maybe I’ll spin them next week.

I mentioned last week about $5 Cover, the Memphis music fact and fiction show on MTV. You should also check out $5 Cover Amplified, where you can see nicely done documentaries about artists on the show, including Jack Yarber (aka Jack-O, aka Jack Obilivian) who cleans homes when he’s not keeping rock-and-roll alive.

Archives are here.

Mary Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip - Fugi - In Yo' Face! Roots Of Funk - Vol. 1/2 (Rhino)
Mary Lou - Ronnie Hawkins - The Best of Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks (Rhino)
Marry Crazy Mary - The Hi-Risers - Lost Weekend (Spinout)
Maryanne Lightly - The Insomniacs - Switched On! (Estrus)
Bloody Mary Morning - The Supersuckers - How The Supersuckers Became The Greatest Rock And Roll Band In The World (Sub Pop)

Out On The Natchez Trail - Chuck Mead - Journeyman's Wager (Grassy Knoll)
The Way You Can Get - The Gourds - Haymaker! (Yep Roc)
No Surrender - Two Cow Garage - Under the Influence, Vol. 9 (Suburban Home)
Loretta - Steve Earle - Townes (New West)
Frank's Tavern - Calexico - The Man of Somebody's Dreams: A Tribute to the Songs of Chris Gaffney (Yep Roc)

I Wanna Kill - The Crocodiles - Summer of Hate (Fat Possum)
Trouble in My Way - Vermillion Sands - In the Wood EP (Fat Possum)
Queen Bee - The Chatham Singers - Juju Claudius (Damaged Goods)
Sweet Thang - Jack-O & The Tennessee Tearjerkers - The Disco Outlaw (Goner)

Oddity - Pavement - Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition (Matador)
Castle Light - The Bats - The Guilty Office (Hidden Agenda) (Free download available here.)
A Heartbeat - Roman Candle - Oh Tall Tree In The Ear (Carnival)

7-inch Six-Pack
Summertime Girls - Los Primos - 7" (SFTRI)
Our Goodman - The Workdogs - A Tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson 1899-1965 7" (SFTRI)
UFO UFO UFO - Rocket From the Crypt (Merge)
Tin Top Toy - The Fluid - 7" (Sub Pop)
Turnout - Seaweed - 7" (Sub Pop)
Now to War (electric version) - Guided by Voices - 7" (Matador)

I Love My Label (Mammoth Records, Carborro, N.C.)
The Red Wheelbarrow - A Picture Made - Past
A Visit to the Behaviorist - Blackgirls - Procedure
Old Black Crow – The Downsiders - All My Friends are Fish
Johnny Ace - Dash Rip Rock - Ace of Clubs

High in High School - The Chainsaw Kittens - Flipped Out in Singapore
One Light Shinin' - Finger - Frequency
The Jugular - Vanilla Trainwreck - Sofa Livin' Dreamazine
Give it to the Dog - Bandit Queen - Hormone Hotel

Easy Listening - Antenna - Hideout
Eleven - Velo-Deluxe - Superelastic.
Temptation Eyes - Blake Babies - Rosy Jack World
Everybody Loves Me But You - Juliana Hatfield - Gold Stars (Zoe)
Collapsis - Dillon Fence - Best+ (MoRisen)

My Baby's Gone - The Backsliders – Throwin’ Rocks at the Moon
She's Gone, Gone, Gone - Two Dollar Pistols - On Down the Track (Scrimshaw)
200 Proof Lovin' - Jason and the Scorchers - A Blazing Grace
Dark as a Dungeon - Joe Henry - Fireman's Wedding

You R Loved - Victoria Williams - Loose
Mystery Girl - World Party - Rare on Air, Vol. 2
The Black and The Blue - The Bats - Fear of God
La Grippe - Squirrel Nut Zippers - The Inevitable
Diggin' My Potatoes - James Mathus & His Knockdown Society - Play Songs for Rosetta
Hail the Caffeine Dream - Jack Drag - S/T (Hep-Cat)

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