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It's Not What You Expected, volume one

Artist Song Buy
Graham Parker  Every Day I Have To Cry   buy on itunes
Frank Black  Handyman  buy on itunes
Jerry Lee Lewis  Sweet Little Sixteen  buy on itunes
Chris Jagger with Mick Jagger  Racketeer Blues  buy on itunes
The Coal Porters  November Nights  buy on itunes
Los Lobos  Bertha  buy on itunes
Todd Rundgren  Mercy Mercy  buy on itunes
Material Issue  Bus Stop  buy on itunes
Lonnie Mack  Memphis  buy on itunes
Bruce Hornsby  Jack Straw  buy on itunes
Tom Verlaine  Fever  buy on itunes
Bob Mould and Vic Chesnutt  Hickory Wind  buy on itunes
Steve Wynn  The Air That I Breathe  buy on itunes
Clem Clempson with Jack Bruce  I've Got News For You  buy on itunes
Robert Cray  He Don't Know  buy on itunes
Nona Hendryx  We Can't Make It No More  buy on itunes
Robert Plant  If It's Really Got To Be This Way  buy on itunes

Comment:

Quite often, when we abandon what is visible for the sake of what is uncertain, we do not get what we expected and sometimes lose what we had - an unfortunate enigmatic calamity. In a musical sense, you never know what to expect when buying tribute albums. Sure, you may know most if not all of the songs by the original artist, but how some other musician interprets these songs can be problematical, terrific, or simply ordinary note-by-note rehashing of the basic song. Nevertheless, tribute albums are a great way to bring recognition and some royalties to deserving musicians.

This compilation (not a continuous mix)contains tracks from several tribute albums along with a couple cuts from Knights of the Blues Table. Those songwriters used should be recognizable to everyone - Chuck Berry, The Grateful Dead, The Hollies, Gram Parsons. A few may be less apparent: Don Covay and Arthur Alexander. One other songwriter is represented with two tracks, and that is the topic of the quiz. To win a copy of the compilation with artwork, name that somgwriter.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 5/28/2008
very cool idea, i'd love to check this one out, looking forward to it
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mahdishain
Date: 5/28/2008
all these covers are new to me. worth checking out. thanks!
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Johnny Dark
Date: 5/29/2008
Doc Pomus perhaps?
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avocado rabbit
Date: 5/29/2008
Good guess on Doc Pomus but not the right answer.
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Mesh
Date: 5/29/2008
The only ones I immediately know I've heard are the two Dead covers, but many others look worthy of investigation....
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 5/29/2008
That Hollies tribute album is pretty great, and glad to see the inclusion of Material Issue's track. Like the Mould/Chesnutt, Jerry Lee, and Lonnie Mack quite a bit too.
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The Cat Mandu
Date: 6/1/2008
Vic Chesnutt is one of my current faves - not that I know a dicky bird on here. Great stuff.
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doowad
Date: 6/1/2008
This is a fun mix, I wish I knew the trivia answer as well.

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