Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer Mixup 2014

Hello, Hello!
Summertime is in full swing!
So if you need something to help you cool down and beat the heat, here's the annual Nitro-Retro swingin' summer mix. A choice mix-bag of 13 lesser known, but killer tunes we've been diggin'-on down here in the Bat-lounge. Enjoy!

Track List:
1. Family - "Scene Through The Eyes of A Lense"
2. Kinks - "You Can't Win"
3. Thee Mighty Caesars - "I've Been Waiting"
4. The Royal Aircoach - "Wondering Why"
5. The Knickerbockers - "Just One Girl"
6. Cyril Davies & His Rhythm & Blues All Stars - "Country Line Special"
7. Dee Dee Sharp - "Deep Dark Secret"
8. James Booker - "Gonzo"
9. Eddie and The Showmen - "Movin"
10. The Advantis - "Phantom Surfer"
11. Saturn V featuring Orbit - "Not So Quiet"
12. Joe Jones - "California Sun"
13. Roy Lee Johnson - "Busy Body"

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Devilish Songs For Satan

This devilish mix of 11 satanic songs was inspired by people's fear of the devil,
or the boogey man. Pick your poison.
Save your soul and enjoy the temptation!

Track List:
1. Skip Manning - "Devil Blues"
2. The Rising Songs - "The Devils Got My Woman"
3. The Louvin Brothers - "Satan is Real"
4. Gene Vincent & Blue Caps - "Race with The Devil"
5. The Donays - "Devil in His Heart"
6. The Satans - "Makin' Deals"
7. Shorty Long - "Devil with the Blue Dress"
8. Things To Come - "Speak of the Devil"
9. Iggy & The Stooges - "Your Pretty Face ins Going to Hell"
10. Devil and His Disciples - "El Diablo"
11. Skip James - "Devil Got My Woman"

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Songs We Taught The Daddy Long Legs

The Daddy Long Legs out of Brooklyn, NYC.
I was fortunate enough to catch these 3 beatle-boot wearin' lads performing live last weekend.
What a mind-blowing show.
Mind-blowing (or mind-melting) enough to make us to pay a little tribute here!
The long tall and possessed bullet-mic'd harp-blower shouter preacher man is from St. Louis. The Johnny Thunders-slide guitar pickin' geetar man is from Turkey, and the single stick and maraca pounding drummer man is from the big city.
So keep an eye out for 'em. They'll either save your primitive soul, or damn it all to hell!
This here Nitro-Retro mix we call, "Songs We Taught The Daddy Long Legs".

1. Little Walter - "Boogie"
2. Bunker Hill - "Red Riding Hood & The Wolf"
3. Sensational Nightingales - "Burying Ground"
4. Flamin' Groovies- "Comin' After Me"
5. Howlin' Wolf - You'll Be Mine
6. Dr. Feelgood - "Milk and Alcohol"
7. Leadbelly - "Bourgeois Town"
8. Flat Duo Jets - "Blues That Defy My Soul"
9. New York Dolls - "Pills"
10. Robert Johnson - "Preachin' Blues"
11. Dictators - "Faster Louder"
12. Howlin' Wolf - "Smokestack Lightning"
13. Jimmy Reed - "Jimmy's Boogie"

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wade In The Water Mix

This is a study of the old spiritual tune, Wade In The Water. 
We present what we consider some of the greatest versions of the song. We've got mod, hammond-grooves, soul, blues, jazz, gospel and even some Tijuana Brass. But it was Brother Jack McDuff's smokin' version that inspired this mix.
Wiki says:
"The song, Wade In The Water relates to both the Old and New Testaments. The verses reflect the Israelites' escape out of Egypt as found in Exodus:14. The chorus refers to healing: see John 5:4, "For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had."
Many sources claim that songs such as "Wade in the Water" contained explicit instructions to fugitive slaves on how to avoid capture and the route to take to successfully make their way to freedom. This particular song allegedly recommends leaving dry land and taking to the water as a strategy to throw pursuing bloodhounds off one's trail. It has repeatedly been reported that Harriet Tubman, who helped hundreds of slaves flee to the North, sang this spiritual as a warning to runaway slaves so she might be its author."

Click to listen, or download here:
"Wade In The Water Mix"

Wade in the water
Wade in the water, children,
Wade in the water
God's gonna trouble the water.

Artist Listing:
1. Graham Bond Organization
2. Ian & The Zodiacs
3. Brother Jack McDuff
4. Marlena Shaw
5. Little Sonny
6. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
7. Staple Singers
8. Ramsey Lewis Trio
9. Soul Stirrers
10. St. James Missionary Baptist Church Congregation, Mississippi