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American Road Trip: New York Mix Vol. 5

November 25th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

And this will be the final New York mix. There are still plenty of songs that I have not used, but 92 New York-related tracks should suffice. In fact, I’ll add on eight tracks to round the number up to 100.

The timeline on this mix spans 116 years, which surely is quite unusual as far as mixes go. So we have the U.S. Marine Band from 1894 and two songs from outstanding 2010 albums, by the wonderful Caitlin Rose and Ray Lamontagne. I owe the Ben Sidran track to reader Marivic (thank you).

TRACKLISTING:
1. Velvet Underground – I’m Waiting For The Man (1967)
2. Death Cab For Cutie – Marching Bands Of Manhattan (2005)
3. Wallflowers – 6th Avenue Heartache (1996)
4. Bob Dylan – Hard Times in New York Town (1962)
5. John Lennon – New York City (1972)
6. Hank Ballard and the Midnighters – Broadway (1962)
7. Ella Fitzgerald – Manhattan (1956)
8. Grover Washington Jr. – East River Drive (1981)
9. Tyrone Thomas and the Whole Darn Family – New Yorkin’ (1976)
10. Ben Sidran – New York State Of Mind (1975)
11. Albert Hammond – New York City Here I Come (1974)
12. Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs – New York City’s Killing Me (2010)
13. Dar Williams – Southern California Wants To Be Western New York (1996)
14. Caitlin Rose – New York City (2010)
15. Rufus Wainwright – Poses (2001)
16. Al Stewart – Broadway Hotel (1992)
17. Cat Stevens – New York Times (1978)
18. Eagles – In A New York Minute (1994)
19. Simon & Garfunkel – At The Zoo (1968)
20. U.S. Marine Band – Manhattan Beach (1894)

GET IT
or HERE or HERE or HERE or HERE

And here are eight more, to make it a century of NYC songs:
Christy Moore – Fairytale Of New York (1994).mp3
Ben E. King – Spanish Harlem (1961).mp3
B.J. Thomas – Eyes Of A New York Woman (1968).mp3
Counting Crows – Sullivan Street (live, 1998).mp3
Swift Jewel Cowboys – Coney Island Washboard (1939).mp3
Sex Pistols – New York (1977).mp3
Shinehead – Jamaican In New York (1992).mp3
Billy Murray – Take Me Back To New York Town (1907).mp3

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NYC – Any Major Mix Vol. 1
NYC – Any Major Mix Vol. 2
NYC – Any Major Mix Vol. 3 – New York in Black & White
NYC – Any Major Mix Vol. 4

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  1. November 25th, 2010 at 10:13 | #1

    Thanks for these great comps.
    Here’s a suggestion for some new compilations: how about Southern Songs. Music from the mythical South: the birthplace of all great music: blues, country, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll…

  2. Whit Lehnberg
    November 25th, 2010 at 15:52 | #2

    Thanks for the Country Music history and also the New York comp. I’ll be playing these during Thanksgiving. Have a great Thanksgiving yourself.

  3. simon
    November 25th, 2010 at 21:12 | #3

    another cool mix Dude, but wheres my Dillinger track? ;-)

  4. patrick
    November 25th, 2010 at 21:52 | #4

    @ simon: perhaps Dillinger didn,’t mix with… the mix?

  5. halfhearteddude
    November 25th, 2010 at 23:22 | #5

    Drat, I forgot about it…

  6. simon
    November 27th, 2010 at 17:13 | #6

    hmmm maybe – but i thought it was eclectic enough ;-)

  7. November 30th, 2010 at 01:22 | #7

    Never heard the Lennon track because that album has been so historically reviled that I never got round to listening to it. I always wonder if records like that can really be as bad as everyone says, like Dylan’s ‘Self-Portrait’ (which I didn’t find great, but not so desperately bad either), or Leonard Cohen’s ‘Death Of A Ladies’ Man’ (same). The Lennon boxed set is top of my Xmas wish-list, so if I’m a good boy, I’ll soon get to find out…

  8. halfhearteddude
    November 30th, 2010 at 07:15 | #8

    It’s the Yoko parts that are so bad; Lennon’s are just not, on the whole, as good as other Lennon stuff. Still, “John Sinclair” is an occasional spontaneous earworm, and “The Luck Of The Irish” is bertter than McCartney’s record about the troubles. And Lennon did a “Sunday Bloody Sunday” long before that greasy-haired fuck sang his non-rebel song. And the deplorably titled “Woman Is The Nigger Of The World” is, musically, a rayher attractive song.

  9. JohannaLapp
    December 2nd, 2012 at 06:32 | #9

    Many moods, many surprises, many thanks.

    Sadly, the links for vols 1-3 have all expired. Any chance of re-ups?

  10. halfhearteddude
    December 5th, 2012 at 07:09 | #10

    Johanna, the first three NYC mixes are up now.

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