Prenuptial Agreements and Disaster Insurance - 2 CDs

Side A
Artist Song
St. Louis Jimmy  Florida Hurricane 
T-Bone Walker  It's A Low Down Dirty Deal 
Albert King with Pops Staples & Steve Cropper  Tupelo (Pt. 1) 
John Lee Hooker  I Cover The Waterfront 
Lizzie Miles  I Hate a Man Like You 
Bob Dylan & The Hawks  Crash On The Levee (Down In The Flood) 
B.B. King  I Got Some Help I Don't Need 
Booker T. & the MG's  Melting Pot 
The Meters  Stay Away 
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble  Texas Flood 
William Eliot Whitmore  The Buzzards Won't Cry 
Steve Earle  Rivers Of Babylon 
Johnny Cash  Delia's Gone 
Woody Guthrie  Los Angeles New Year's Flood 
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys  The Coupon Song 
Flatt & Scruggs  Take Me in a Life Boat 
Hank Williams, Sr.  Move It On Over 
The Doug Sahm, Gene Taylor & Amos Garrett Band  Sweet Home Chicago 
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble  I'm Leaving 
Neil Young  Like a Hurricane (Unplugged
Bill Withers  Better Off Dead 
Regina Carter  Higher Ground 
Side B
Albert King  Drownin' on Dry Land  
Albert Collins  So Tired 
Big Joe Turner  Lonesome Graveyard 
Lonnie Johnson  She's Making Whoopee in Hell Tonight 
Dr. Ralph Stanley & Dr. Bob Dylan  The Lonesome River 
Webb Pierce  High-Geared Daddy 
Merle Haggard  Mississippi Delta Blues 
Leon Redbone  Some Of These Days 
Louis Armstrong  Alligator Crawl 
Green Bailey  The Fate Of Ellen Smith 
Charley Patton  Revenue Man Blues 
David "Honeyboy" Edwards  Build Myself A Cave 
The Maddox Brothers & Rose  (Pay Me) Alimony 
Guitar Slim  Quicksand 
Bob Dylan  High Water (For Charley Patton) 
Gomez  Me, You And Everybody 
Uncle Tupelo  New Madrid 
Mose Allison  Meet Me At No Special Place 
Tuts Washington  Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? 
Gene Harris  Everything Happens To Me 
Mickey Rooney  Why Can't She Lower the Alimony? 
Tom Waits  Another Man's Vine 


A second offering from doowad and me (Strange Loop).Theoretically, we were alternating between songs about relationships gone bad and natural disasters, but it got a little random after a point. The number of songs just kept rising like the floodwaters many of them mention and we got into some cool little grooves until finally cresting at a double CD, 156 minutes or so.The mix itself flows like the Mighty Mississip' from country blues to bluegrass to jazz and back `round again, with a few unexpected turns along the way. And as these things tend to do, it was wrapped up like a failed marriage with the low moaning of Tom Waits.


Date: 6/16/2008
Wow! Love the title and the artwork is breathtaking. Song selection is topnotch as expected although I am surprised that Ry Cooder's Alimony didn't make the cut. Thematically brilliant. Really reinforces the notion there is no disaster more natural than men and women trying to live together.
Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 6/16/2008
Date: 6/16/2008
This is absolutely fantastic! I don't see a single stinker in the bunch, and that's saying a lot. But damn, that is the LARGEST picture on AotM ever. I'm sure of it.
anthony lombardi
Date: 6/16/2008
exhaustingly great - i dunno how these double-discs can maintain such a high overall quality, it's quite amazing
bufo alvarius
Date: 6/16/2008
Yeah, this is pretty amazing. Consistently great from top to bottom. Color me impressed.
Date: 6/16/2008
This was a pleasure to be a part of, Eliot, and I knew the artwork had to be doowad big...
Date: 6/16/2008
Brother Tom said it all.
strange loop
Date: 6/16/2008
I get exhausted just reading the track list. What an undertaking this was!For those curious about the Mickey Rooney photo, before the final order was decided, I was given the challenge of linking the Mickey Rooney track to Charley Patton. Here's how that works:The link had to be a blues track and it had to be about disaster. Mickey Rooney voiced a character in Pete's Dragon along with Red Buttons. Mr. Buttons starred in "The Longest Day" about D-Day of course.The obvoius choice was the Honeyboy Edwards track "Build Myself A Cave" about hiding from the draft and the "Japs" as he says.To top it off, I found the picture of Mickey Rooney in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to really bring it all together.And that's how you handle a curveball like a Mickey Rooney song! : )
Date: 6/16/2008
Yeah, what mahdishain said, especially the last line! I so agree!
Date: 6/16/2008
Oh wow. This looks hot.
Date: 6/16/2008
Oh, and P.S. I'm extremely glad to see William Elliott Whitmore on a mix in this community!
Date: 6/16/2008
Ohhh, nice!
seriously loving this.
Rob Conroy
Date: 6/17/2008
Nicely done. Always cool to see the likes of Doug Sahm and Mose Allison on a mix.
Date: 6/17/2008
An inundation of downhome goodness!
Date: 6/17/2008
Not the most attractive mix title, but what a line up! Disc one in particular is what I like..
Funky Ratchet
Date: 6/18/2008
This kicks all kinds of serious ass, guys. Amazing...
avocado rabbit
Date: 6/20/2008
I've been following the thread of this collaboration for the last two days driving around town. I'm about to hit replay tomorrow. Great stuff!
sport !
Date: 6/21/2008
Outstanding! Most people would simply give up after being thrown a "Micky Rooney"!!!