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Goodbye, Castaways!

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The Harmonettes  Ding Dong Ding  buy on itunes
Elephant's Memory  Jungle Gym at the Zoo   buy on itunes
Milton Wright  Keep It Up   buy on itunes
Novi Singers  The Runway  buy on itunes
Michigan Avenue Sound Orchestra  Poon Tang Thump, Pt. 1  buy on itunes
Barbara Dane  Little Maggie   buy on itunes
Darondo  Sure Know How to Love  buy on itunes
Bola Sete  Flamenco   buy on itunes
All Saved Freak Band  Theme of the Fellowship of the Rings  buy on itunes
Carlo Buti  Chitarra Romana   buy on itunes
Nancy Priddy  You've Come This Way Before  buy on itunes
Bernard Purdie  Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get  buy on itunes
Ananda Shankar  Streets of Calcutta   buy on itunes
Fern Jones  I Was There When It Happened   buy on itunes
Crispian St. Peters  Your Love Has Gone   buy on itunes
Michigan Avenue Sound Orchestra  Poon Tang Thump, Pt. 2  buy on itunes
Manfred Mann  My Little Red Book   buy on itunes
Roy Wood & Wizzard  The Thing Is This  buy on itunes
Eric Roberson  Couldn't Hear Me   buy on itunes
Flavornaughts  New Dawn  buy on itunes
Evie Sands  Any Way That You Want Me  buy on itunes

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01. ('Til Daylight, 1975) A whopper begets a whopper: Belizean reggae that arose from the rubble of Hurricane Hattie. 02. (Midnight Cowboy Soundtrack, 1969). Band of purported cannibals most notable for backing John & Yoko on several TV appearances in 1972. Thank god the succulent John remained unscathed.
03. (Friends & Buddies, 1975). The power of funk and soul, not to be confused with the father of Wilbur & Orville.
04. (Five, Four, Three, 1974) Polish vocal jazz ensemble with electric guitar and red beet soup. Borderline sour but not quite.
05. (1978) Cockeyed Chicago cabbie formed a band and released a single on the Bandit label. We're all the better for it, so tip big next time.
06. (When I Was A Young Girl, 1961) "Bessie Smith in Stereo" said Leonard Feather in Playboy. Sorry fellas, neither Barbara nor Bessie appeared in the mag.
07. (Let My People Go, 1971) Former bay area pimp and soul man, with sharp teeth that sink deep. Walked away from fame and his buddy Fillmore Slim to become a physical therapist. (I think Marvin had a phrase for that).
08. (Bola Sete at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1966) My favorite illegally pocketed seven ball.
09. (For Christians, Elves, and Lovers , 1976) Tammy Faye Baker rock from Ohio (after Jim walked out). Many thanks to Shawn Porter for this track.
10. (20 Celebri Canzoni Degli Anni, 1938) Tenor, actor, amateur boxer and silversmith from Florence, dubbed the 'Golden Voice of Italy' in the 1940's.
11. (You've Come This Way Before, 1968) Soap star who gave birth to Christina Applegate in 1971. So in this case we are not the better for it. Boycott soap at your earliest convenience.
12. (Stand By Me, 1972). Promiscuous as Wilt Chamberlain in the world of drumming. He's laid the nasty beats on over 3000 albums, from Aretha to Nina, Hathaway to Hall n' Oates. The man gets around.
13. (Ananda Shankar and his Music, 1975) Bangin' Bartha! Spaced-out raga mixing sitar and moog synthesizer with Indian music.
14. (Singing A Happy Song, 1959) "Patsy on Jesus, Elvis without the pelvis". (I prefer my Elvi with pelvi, thanks). This well-watered button fern performed in over 2000 tents and churches in a 20 year period.
15. (Follow Me, 1966) His official website says he's an "extremely modest man". However he once claimed to have 80 songs stashed away that were better than anything Lennon/McCartney had ever written. And he described himself as "better than Elvis, sexier than Dave Berry ('The Crying Game'), and more exciting than Tom Jones. We all know the latter is impossible. Note to travellers in Portugal: according to the official website there is a con-man going around pretending to be Mr. St. Peters. If you see him, say hello.
16. (1978) Yellow Cab & Company make the return trip free of charge.
17. (My Little Red Book of Winners, 1965) Meaner, sadder, and sexier than the Love version, no?
18. (Exotic Mixture, 1976) Thanks to the better half of Stippenquop for this gorgeous track.
19. (Presents: The Vault - VOL 1.5, 2004) The man is a genius.
20. (My Inbred Pedigree Chums, 1997) Bright mellow masterpiece bustin' outta no way street. I suppose you have to hear it to know what that means.
21. (Anyway That You Want Me, 1969). Dusty Springfield's favorite singer, but not mine. Who do you trust?
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musicgnome
Date: 2/6/2006
Wow! Not only a another fantastic exploration into the bed of Orchids...but what a wonderful guide, as well! A few artists on this mix have recently shown on my radar...Sands, Sete, Peters, Mann and Shankar...our planets must be realigning. Now, to look into the other 15+ artists which are unfamiliar!

God, I love your mixes...always so gosh-darn enlightening. Yeah, I said it. I said gosh-darn. Dag nabbit!
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Nomates
Date: 2/6/2006
I was clicking my way through the "recent" section of AOTM today, wondering where the lions where. I realise it's Monday and all that that entails. I was just about to give up when up popped this mix. My heart was all aflutter as I glanced through the list of artists. I freely admit my ignorance of many, but some names leapt off the screen and brought a smile to my slack-jawed face. Not least Eric Roberson - as soulful as they come. The notes are brilliant. The photograph is perfect and so evocative. This is an object lesson to us all. I want this mix so bad it's probably illegal. Thank you, Orchid, you've rescued AOTM, and at the last moment too. You must be Super Orchid - faster than a speeding turntable...
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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 2/6/2006
Lovely.
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hemizen
Date: 2/6/2006
I'm the Pied Piper-trust in me-this is great!
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G-Sphere
Date: 2/6/2006
Very nice. Great notes too.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 2/6/2006
Looks priddy purdie if you ask me, though I'm mostly lost, 'cept the Shankar, etc. Help me to find my way won't you Orchid?
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bufo alvarius
Date: 2/6/2006
Honored to be a part of what looks like another stupendous mix, Ms. Orchid. All of yr mixes are so lovely and remain in constant rotation 'round these parts. Superb, exhaustive notes, too. Simply awesome.
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tornadoZ
Date: 2/6/2006
your comments are like notes scribbled during a rapturous musical dream-class. beautiful, Orchid. and accompanied w/ the perfect art.
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sammyg123
Date: 2/6/2006
Looks beautiful, Orchid.
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GambleOn
Date: 2/6/2006
Comprehensive and just plain spectacular. I gotta hear some songs by the supposed cannibals!
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Dom1
Date: 2/6/2006
Great stuff!
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Moe
Date: 2/6/2006
Lookin' good! Excellent and informative liner notes too. I've been wanting to hear that Nancy Priddy disc.
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12vman
Date: 2/6/2006
Wicked great fun!
ps. I think I've gotta go w/Dusty.
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gobi
Date: 2/7/2006
wow !! I've got one of those parallel universe things going on . . .
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Rob Conroy
Date: 2/7/2006
I'd love to hear this.
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gobi
Date: 2/7/2006
. . . . and I've just listened to that Manfred Mann version of 'My Little Red Book' . . . . . and it IS way meaner, sadder and sexier than the Love version . . . . (I want to have CDV in my little red book) !
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The Denim Delinquent
Date: 2/7/2006
This looks truly exceptional. I enjoyed reading your notes also.
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valis
Date: 2/8/2006
Top notch, tracks and notes. Le fleur est belle.
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Nomates
Date: 2/8/2006
Hey Orchid, only one more comment and you'll have 20 -- wahey! What?...what?...I was only sayin'...
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gaucho
Date: 2/8/2006
ridiculously satisfying as always. fanbloodytastic in every respect. so what else is new, eh?
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Barrydali
Date: 2/10/2006
Congrats Orchid, I know next to nothing on here but I'm guessing it is more than worthy. Bravo.
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Nomates
Date: 2/10/2006
Congratulations Orchid. MOTW. A much deserved accolade. Raises glass -- only spills a bit....
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Nomates
Date: 2/10/2006
...oh bother...spilled the lot...
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 2/10/2006
Congrats, nicely done
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sammyg123
Date: 2/10/2006
Ding Dong Ding, Mix Of The Week. Bravo
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Sean Lally
Date: 2/10/2006
congrats - i'd love to hear this.
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Mr. Attention
Date: 2/11/2006
I haven't checked the site all week, so I'm just now discovering this treasure. This mix makes me want to lock myself in a room all weekend and make at least 10 quality compilations; sadly, none would rival this one. You are on another level with this mix - the selections are great (from the 5 I actually recognize), your liner-notes are superb, and the cover is the icing on the cake. Congrats on well-earned MOTW!
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 2/11/2006
Aah, congratulations! Not merely the best choice, but rather the only choice.
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panoptican
Date: 2/11/2006
holy moly guacamole. i'm familiar with a few of those, and that familiarty can be characterized as FUCKING AWESOME. i imagine the rest is much the same. congrats too!
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musicgnome
Date: 2/11/2006
Well deserved...

Like to throw some shout outs to joey de vivre, Media Vixen:Radio Sally, Curtis Burns and 12vman (among others) who really floored me with some fine entries.

But, must say...I LOVE Orchid's mixes. So, pretty much any mix she compiles would be worthy of nomination.
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Salman1
Date: 2/11/2006
Congrats... and well deserved. Nice mix.
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jonpoi
Date: 2/11/2006
The complexity is incredible.
The liner notes are understated intrigulized crypnocity. I am going to definitely say yes but I want to hear from Paula.
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 2/11/2006
I hate christian elves, but I love this! I've also heard tell of a Terry Jack impersonator ruining Mr. Seasons-In-The-Sun's rep.
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Nest of Vipers
Date: 2/11/2006
Coolio. Congratulations missy.
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p the swede
Date: 2/12/2006
haven't heard a thing but love too, congrats BTW
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Bear
Date: 2/12/2006
I only know track 2... if that's any guide this is freaky. Congratulations.
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plushpig
Date: 2/13/2006
Beletad congrats, Lucie. Thoroughly deserved!
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Air Raid
Date: 2/15/2006
Good songs and congrats on MOTW!!
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Nick Falivena
Date: 2/15/2006
I am thrilled that your professionalism is recognized. Here is to more scholarship and more excellence.

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