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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Mugglestone Hi-Fi COMFORT FOOD...FAST

Here is a little sumthin' to smooth the soul after the barrage of family fodder (friendly fire).  Or, if you prefer: a pre-party prep mix.  But remember no heels on ladders, and tables are made for dancin- 1 at a time, y'all.  This mix was getting a bit too cute and clean around the edges so thank god for Norton Records, who are still suffering from the torments of Hurricane Sandy.  Go to their site and see what you can do to help...

Track Listing::>

01. Jesse Hill- Ooh Poo Pah Doo Pt. 1
02. Jimmy Soul- If You Wanna Be Happy
03. Buddy Holly- Rave On
04. Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters- Money Honey
05. Otis and Carla- Tramp
06. Les Cooper and His Soul Rockers- Wiggle Wobble
07. Lavern Baker- Bumble Bee
08. Sandy Nelson- Quite a Beat
09. Jon Thomas- Buffalo Blues
10. Junior Parker- Next Time You See Me
11. Roy Milton- Succotash
12. Little Willie John- Spasms
13. Jay McNeely and Little Sonny Walker- Psycho Serenade
14. The Vibrations- The Junkernoo
15. Dr. Ross- Juke Box Boogie
16. Esquerita- Rockin' The Joint
17. T. Valentine- Little Lu Lu Frog
18. Ike and Tina Turner- It's Gonna Work Out Fine
19. The Rhythm Tones- Wobble Wickie
20. Jimmy Reed- Hush Hush

Here is the .zip

Friday, December 21, 2012


When the time comes, don't be afraid, to let go, or hold on, let your intention become intuition and yr aspiration take the form of patience.  This will not be easy, nor should it be, but the pain of displacement can never be as bitter as the pain of separation.  The final stage comes in waves, the pulsing titration, may it carry you forth from yr earthly grave.

Track Listing::>

01. The Brooklyn All-Stars- Let's Rap
02. Thee Headcoatees- Santa Claus
03. Trace Family Trio- I've Got a Longing to Go
04. Pig Bag- Papa's Got a Brand New Pig Bag
05. Ram Jam- Black Betty
06. The Staple Singers- Will the Circle Be Unbroken
07. Barbara- Sans Bagages
08. The Stinky Puffs- How to Make a Car
09. Jah Stone Ellect of Elders- Wah Go Home
10. The Velvet Underground- Jesus
11. Deke Dickerson- T.J. Tuck & Roll
12. Serge Gainsbourg- Comic Strip
13. Dean Martin- Memories Are Made of This
14. Sonny Rollins- St. Thomas Part 1
15. Malcolm McLaren- Buffalo Gals
16. Leon Jackson & Johnny Bryant- Buttahachee
17. Young Marble Giants- Cake Walking
18. The Soul Stirrers feat. Sam Cooke- I'm So Glad
19. Brise Glace- Dei Aus Licht
20. Echo & the Bunnymen- Killing Moon (extended version)

Here is the .zip

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mugglestone Hi-Fi ANDES MIX

Here is a nice BBC documentary on the Andes::>

I especially love the part (around 24:00 minutes in) when the penguins have to cross the beach full of sleeping seals to get to their eggs on the steep cliffs above.  The lazy seals yelp and whine as the penguins cautiously step on their tails.

Track Listing::>

01. Jerry Butler- Only the Strong Survive
02. Parliament- Little Ole Country Boy
03. The Bar-Kays- Shake Your Rump To The Funk
04. Zapp- More Bounce To The Ounce Pt. 2
05. Cameo- Shake Your Pants
06. E.U.- Da Butt '89
07. New Choice- Pinky's Cold Stupid Party
08. Finesse and Synquis- Bass Game
09. N.W.A.- Gangsta Gangsta (Clean Edit)
10. Mad Cobra- Freaky Type
11. Tony Terry- She's Fly (Dub Edit)
12. Herbie Hancock- Mega-mix
13. Spoonie Gee- The Big Beat
14. Eric B. & Rakim- I Know You Got Soul
15. Big Daddy Kane- Warm It Up Kane
16. Tyrone Bronson- The Smurf
17. Shotgun- Mutha Funk
18. Poison- Let Me Lay My Funk On You
19. Wet Bull- Struttin'
20. Evolution Control Committee- Rocked By Rape

Here is the .zip

Saturday, October 13, 2012

mugglestone hi-fi 2 KOOL 4 SKOOL

The sad thing here is that this is what I thought was 2 kool when I was a lost (read left alone watching Wings reruns) puppy with long hair scraggling out of a dirty quilted African skull cap extolling the virtues of Ween Zappa and Free Jazz while weeping over the death of Jerry Garcia.  Needless to say, these were desperate and confusing times.  Luckily, I had a couple hip friends and cousin to hold my hand through this petulant time lapsed reason.

Track Listing::>

01. Jon Spenser Blues Explosion- Bellbottoms
02. Otis Redding- Hard to Handle
03. Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier- La Horse (Bande Originale)
04. Suicide- Cheree
05. Gloria Jones- Tainted Love
06. The Pixies- Monkey Gone to Heaven
07. Bob McFadden and Dor- The Beat Generation
08. The Continental Co-ets- Let's Live for the Present
09. Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers- Abdul & Cleopatra
10. Bo Diddley- You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover
11. Get Hustle- Who Do You Love
12. The J.B.'s- This is The J.B.'s Part 2
13. The Stooges- 1969
14. The Beatles- Don't Let Me Down
15. Marc Bolan- Teenage Dream
16. Modest Mouse- Medication
17. The Starlite Desperation- Our Product
18. T. Texas Tyler- He Done Her Wrong
19. Sonic Youth- Silver Rocket (Take 6)
20. Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians- Heaven

Here is the .zip

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Jojk is a Lappish (Sami) vocal style mainly associated with the Nåid, or local magicians/shamans.  They used these chants to become connected with nature and go into ecstasy or trance.  During the Christianization of the Far North, these Shamans and heathen practitioners were often put to violent deaths, and the use of the drum has since been forbidden.  But of course the Jojk lives on.  This rare artifact from the Jokkmokks Museum in Sweden from 1966, gives an amazing glimpse into the different styles and the individual meanings of the songs.

Here is a link to a .pdf of the liner notes included with the record.  It gives bios of the singers, as well as translations of the texts.

Track Listing::>

01. Ultevis in Spring
02. Ultevis in Autumn
03. Ramsos Bank (Ramso's Bank)
04. Jåhtelis Manno (The Swift Journey)
05. Kita-Jåtos (Spring Removal)

06. Räino-Puoltan (The Reindeer Herding Slope)

07. Sarek
08. Nils Larsson Tuorda
09. Petter Anu Spik

10. Jiekngaffo
11. Vallesnijpa
12. Piegga (The Mountain Wind)
13. Piegga-Njunnje (The Windnose)
14. Skaite-Janna (The Jojk of Janne Larsson)
15. Hierke (The Reindeer Ox)
16. Miesse (The Reindeer Calf)
17. Sloabme-Njunnje (The Elk)

Here is the .zip

Mugglestone Hi-Fi BACK 2 SCHOOL VOL. 2: KAYO MOODS

I recently was at this record store in Monterey, CA, where the guy had a slew of overpriced 70's/80's singles that I spent an hour hunched on the floor picking through.  Just to give you an idea, he had a broken Fraggle Rock theme song picture sleeve that he was selling for 6 bucks, I told him the record was broken and he said it was 6 bucks "just for the sleeve".  As I was leaving with nothing for my labor, he dismissively pointed to the corner under the overstock and said I had missed a box--but its all crap, so a quarter each or 5 for a buck.  Here I found about 20 amazing Japanese records from the 50's and 60's, all exclusively in Japanese and most without a sleeve (here I also found another copy of the Fraggle Rock record, in M- condition but without the sleeve).

I can't find out much about this beautiful genre of post-war jazzy/pop songs except a wiki page with some information about a genre that seems to fit called Kayokyoku.  It gives a little insight into the genre that would later become the basic for Japanese Mod/Go-Go records (a la the Spiders) and even J-Pop.  I also found some forums for what they are calling "J-Pop Oldies" or Enka music, but I still am having a hard time getting the artists or titles for the songs.  Most of the records are on King or Columbia, so mostly all I have are the record numbers. Nonetheless, I decided to put it up here for you, with the hopes that maybe someone can help me shed some light on this beautiful piece of history.

So, get some shitty supermarket sake, heat it up in the microwave, and ENJOY!

(Due to the lack of info there is no real tracklisting, but all the record label info/titles are in the name of the song)

Here is the .zip

Sunday, September 2, 2012


You don't have to tell me kids, the mid-summer boredom has now turned into an embittered self-inflicted nostalgia.  But to brighten the burden and smear on the cathedral windows or stick under the table at yr favorite pizza parlor, hear are some "dusted to perfection" Continental Classix.  For you under-priviledged, this can be yr semester abroad, you can be spit on in any language.  For you underwhelmed and achieved, bolster your e-culture rating with some not-so-other-worldly tunes, we've been to Africa and back, forgery is now the greatest flattery, and now more authentic than ever!

Track Listing::>

01. Paquito Vargas- Tomillo Y Romero
02. Lecuona Cuban Boys- Coubanakan
03. Jacques Brel- Le Play Pays
04. Maria Dolores Pradera- Paloma Dejame Ir
05. Gilbert Becaud- Plein Soleil
06. Alberto Lupo- Io Ti Amo
07. Georges Brassens- Chanson Pour L'Auvergnat
08. Jorge Fontes- Rosa Enjeitada
09. Comedian Harmonists- Perpetuum Mobile
10. Adriano Celentano- Chi Non Lavora Non Fa l'Amore
11. Alain Barriere- Ma Vie
12. Miguel Aceves Mejia- Cuatro Caminos
13. Kenneth Spencer- Geisterreiter
14. Perez Prado- Voodoo Suite Part 1
15. Hrnos Mino Naranjo- Mi Longuita
16. Hughes Aufray- Celine
17. Nina de la Puebla- Cien Años Lejo De Ti
18. Mani Matter- Ds Lied Vo De Bahnhof
19. Yma Sumac- Llulla Makta
20. Bertolt Brecht- Moritat (1929 Recording)

Here is the .zip


This is the first EP from Swiss German singer/songwriter Mani Matter, from 1966.  As heard in "Ds Lied Vo De Bahnhof" (track 18 on the Back to School vol. 1 mix), his ironic delivery of the Bern dialect and minimalist folk style make this a perfect way to impress yr new know-it-all girlfriend.

Track listing::>

01. Der Eskimo
02. Bim Coiffeur
03. Der Ferdinand Isch Gstorbe
04. I Han En Uhr Erfunde
05. Es Git E Beub Mit Name Fritz
06. Si Hei Der Wilhälm Täll Ufgfüert
07. Der Hansjakobli Und Ds Babettli
08. Ds Lied Vo De Bahnhof
09. DsHeidi

Here is the .zip

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mugglestone Hi-Fi HUSH LITTLE BABY

Daddy's gonna buy you, bye and bye.
Come one May, a little voice was heard to say::>
I haven't had this much fun making a mix in a long time!  The bar has just opened, people are slowly shuffling in, one taste then two, and time begins to bend.  Not like a limbo or a deja vù, more a spring cleaning than a fresh point of view.  It will hit you up before it brings you down, gentle now, shh...

Track Listing::>

01. The Upsetters- Bucky Skank
02. The Shadows of Night- Shake
03. The Wailers- Roadrunner
04. Bo Diddley- Bo Diddley
05. Billy Barrix- Cool Off Baby
06. Dale Hawkins- Cross Ties
07. Charlie Feathers- Bottle to the Baby
08. Frankie Ford- Sea Cruise
09. King Tubby- King Tubby Ina Jamdung
10. Ray Stevens- Butch the Barbarian
11. The Pack- Next to Your Fire
12. Tender Slim- Teenage Hayride
13. Huey "Piano" Smith- Don't You Just Know It
14. Conway Twitty- Lonely Blue Boy
15. Chuck Berry- Broken Arrow
16. Mickey Lee Lane- Shaggy Dog
17. Augustus Pablo- Java Dub
18. The Alcons- Mambo Jambo
19. The Yardbirds- Ten Little Indians
20. The Muggletones- There She Goes (version)

here is the .zip

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