the first stone

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All mixes are cut into individual tracks that have id3 tags. You just download the .zip file and drag the tracks into iTunes and they will play as a mix or separately.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hank Williams as LUKE THE DRIFTER

The other day my brother was telling me that I "have always been a big fan of this moralistic crap", and for some reason he sited my recent binge on the complete Luke the Drifter single collection. I have to admit, a gasp of delight welled up in my heart as I uncovered these beautiful relics, all in their original sleeves. The original box-set (pictured above) only had 4 records, but I found 2 more! For fans of "Hank", this stuff is a bit different: a lot of ponderous talking and gospel themes (mainly death). But for me it completes the picture of a man struggling to find self and truth in this often cruel world.

Track Listing ::>

01. Beyond the Sunset
02. I've Been Down That Road Before
03. Be Careful of the Stones You Throw
04. The Funeral
05. I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
06. Help Me Understand
07. Just Waitin'
08. Men With Broken Hearts
09. No, No, Joe
10. Everything's Okay
11. Why Don't You Make Up Your Mind
12. Too Many Parties Too Many Pals

Here is the .zip


This compilation is almost as bizarre as the misleading liner notes. Some of these excerpts/edits are shamefully short (sorry Steve Reich and Lasry-Baschet), but where else are you going to get Harry Partch or Conlon Nancarrow on 7"? Think of it as an educational tool. Or, for you more cynical and privileged: simply an artifact.

Here I have transcribed the amazing liner notes::>

Over Thirty? Stuck in the same musical bag for too long and getting a little twitchy? Have you run through the three Bs and back to Monteverdi and forward to Mahler and Ives? Are you bored with Perry Como but not desperate enough to want to embrace "The Stones" or Janis Joplin? Peace.
Under thirty? Are you getting bored occasionally with Jimi Hendrix, maybe a little put off by Jim Morrison? Jaws tired of "bubble gum music"? Want to broaden your horizons without getting trapped in that square symphony and opera stuff?
Good news! There's an area of new music growing that you can listen to without your friends accusing you of selling out to the other side. We don't know what to call it yet and we probably won't until strict "pop" and "classical" and "jazz" categories are ground into dust by the electronic age. But just because we don't have a name for it is no reason you can't go ahead and enjoy it.
Its borders are hazy and loose. Some of it is being written now by people like Terry Riley and Mort Subotnick and Luciano Berio. Some of it a decade or two old, is just now being discovered: like Blood, Sweat, and Tears uncovering Erik Satie or kids grooving to the sound of Harry Partch or Varèse.
So, if you've got the musical "blahs," listen. There's enough on this record to keep your adrenalin pumping through 1970. Come on, get with it!

-John McClure
Director of Masterworks

Track Listing (links are to wiki, not individual pieces)::>

Side 1:
01. Terry Riley- A Rainbow in Curved Air
02. Lasry-Baschet- Chronophagie
03. Harry Partch- Castor and Pollux
Side 2:
04. Luciano Berio- Sinfonia: Section III
05. Steve Reich- Violin Phase
06. Conlon Nancarrow- Study Number 7

Here is the .zip

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mugglestone Hi-Fi WHAT'S UP, DOC?

I was back home recently and raided my Novelty/Children's box. The resulting mix is def not for everyone's ears or tastebuds, but for you crazy fucked-up individuals::> here is a schizo mix of 50's thru 70's novelty classicks, children's anthems, dated mash-ups, moral sexist slapstick beatnik fitness studio madness. No wonder our parents are so fucked up!!! I have cut all of these into individual tracks for easy perusal and appropriation, though most are only short lil snippets. "Take the straight and narrow path, and if you start to slide, give a little whistle..."

Track Listing::>

01. Buchanan & Goodman- The Flying Saucer Pt. 1
02. Firesign Theater- National Toilet
03. Jiminy Cricket- Intro
04. The Wizard of Oz- Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
05. Parakeet Training Record- Happy Day
06. Bob McFadden and Dor- The Mummy
07. Mel Blanc- Snowbound Tweety
08. Bobby Hendricks- Psycho
09. Dance Instruction
10. Flipper Theme
11. Tom Edwards- What is a Teenage Girl
12. Descending LFO
13. Eddie Vespa- A Letter to My Ex-Wife
14. Firesign Theater- Shoplifters Market
15. The Sword in the Stone- Higitus Figitus
16. Hudson and Landry- The Hippie and The Redneck
17. The Sicknicks- Presidential Conference
18. Jeanna Dixon- The Gift of Prophesy Pt. 2
19. Wendy Bagwell- Here Come the Rattlesnakes
20. The Hollywood Argyles- Bug Eye
21. United Electronics Institute
22. Jazzercize- Fit Is It
23. The Harlem Globetrotters- Sweet Georgia Brown
24. The Strangers- Crab Louie
25. Rollo and Boliver- Mildred, Our Choir Director
26. Play and Talk
27. Mickey Mouse and Friends- School Days
28. Firesign Theater- Art Snob
29. Slim Gaillard- Cement Mixer Putti Putti
30. Mel Blanc- Woody Woodpecker
31. Mel Blanc- Bugs Bunny in Storyland
32. Dickie Goodman- Mr. Jaws
33. Jose Jimenez- The Astronaut
34. Dr Boscoe- Dr. Boscoe Plays Name That Tune
35. Warren Schatz and the Universal City Orchestra- Stuck On TV
36. Robert Preston- Chicken Fat
37. Cinderella- Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo
38. Sallie Blair- Daddy
39. Judy Garland- Somewhere Over the Rainbow
40. Jiminy Cricket- Give a Little Whistle
41. Jorgi Jorgenson- All Pooped Out
42. The Corona Kids- Nid Nid Noddin'

here is the .zip

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mugglestone Hi-Fi HELP WANTED

Last night I watched a man die on the u-bahn. We all sat there waiting, and then stood there watching. It was -9 degrees on the platform and they wouldn't let us leave at first. People half-hiddenly smoked cigarettes, planning their personal retreat. I was hungry and didn't want a drink. No one was there. Something about a man carrying the jaw bone of his father wrapped in a blanket tied across his back.

Track Listing::>

01. Marvin Gaye- Distant Lover (Live)
02. Al Petty- Steel Guitar Twist
03. Pete Drake- Rick-A-Shay
04. The Animals- Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
05. Hank Williams- Alone and Forsaken
06. Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant- Rolling Sky
07. Lonnie Donnegan- Dead or Alive
08. Neil Young- Time Fades Away
09. Joe Maize and his Cordsmen- El Rancho Grande
10. Bud Isaacs- Steel Guitar Breakdown
11. Suni McGrath- Fantasia
12. Leadbelly and The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet- Take this Hammer
13. Spade Cooley- Y' ready
14. Willie Nelson- Blackjack County Chain
15. Jerry Byrd- Adventures in Paradise
16. Charles Mingus- Meditations for Moses
17. Frank Hunter- A Song About A Lonely Man
18. Herb Remington- Java
19. The Viscounts- Summertime
20. The Browns- Big Daddy

Here is the .zip