As you may remember from last week’s edition, our resident mixologist Dan Alford is taking his downloadable act to Mondays. This line change left a gaping void in the authorship of this department, so I’ve decided to step in and plug the hole as best I can. And for my first trick, I’m breaking out the Cauldron of Hodgepodge and delivering a smorgasbord of nine tunes for your pleasure. Niiine tuuunes.
We’ll kick things off with Got a Thing On My Mind from the ever-funky Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, move into a dyn-o-mite tune called Spiderpussy off a ’70s porn compilation called Pornosonic, hit up Use Me by the incomparable Bill Withers, switch gears entirely and hit Plane Crash by moe. with John Medeski from the Treymoe.deski Tsunami Benefit, segue into Tang the Hump from Stanton Moore Trio, follow that up with a gorgeous live version of Caravan by Van the Man, switch gears again with an inspiring cover of Richard Thompson’s 1952 Vincent Black Lightning by the Del McCoury Band, break out the random When the Going Gets Tough from Billy Ocean and end the proceedings with Something for Rockets off the Benevento/Russo Duo’s Play Pause Stop album. Enjoy.