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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Slightly Summer Country Fresh Catch Playlist

Here's a vaguely cohesive playlist inspired by yesterday's Just Added/New Release list in Rhapsody. First there were a fistful of Bobby Womack reissues, including the irresistibly titled "B.W. Goes C.W.". It's not all gold, but this track and Behind Closed Doors come across very well.

Then, there's the decently-recorded mixed bag the Byrds Live at Royal Albert Hall 1971. It's also not seamless: what the product description at Amazon lists as "peerless four-part vocal harmonies" sometimes sounds like four guys talking at the same time to my philistine ears. And, I wanted to stay excited for an 18-minute Eight Miles High freakout, but it really hit a lull there for about twelve minutes in the middle. But overall, this set's got some fine guitar work and a well-rounded setlist, so there you go.

For a more solid stretching out, I admit I haven't been immune to Crystal River on the Mudcrutch record, which will induce many a vacant grin on the lawns of America's concert sheds this summer, I'm sure.

Slightly Summer Country Fresh Catch Playlist [Rhapsody Online Version]

Slightly Summer Country Fresh Catch Playlist [Rhapsody Player Software Version]

I'd Be Ahead If I Could Only Quit While I'm Behind - Bobby Womack
Baby, What You Want Me To Do - The Byrds
You Were The Fool - Ween
Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power) - Willie Nelson & Calexico
Crystal River - Mudcrutch
Tennessee Jed - The Grateful Dead


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