Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the streets.  Or, making playlists.   Or something.   Some friends who just got themselves a screened-in porch for their  house up in Willow asked me to come up with an iPod playlist for sitting around at dusk smoking cigars and sipping brandy.  Mostly pop-stuff  but offbeat.   I decided to go  all-female..well, okay, there is one boy-girl duet…because I like girl singers.  But, I digress, I had so much fun putting the list together that I thought we ought to have a little playlist contest here.  Any genre is ok. You can add to my list or, even better, make your own.   Don’t know what the prize will be but I’ll think of something.   So, da da, here’s my Woodstock Summer 2011 Mostly Girl Front Porch Chill Mix:

  1. Én Csak Azt Csodálom (Lullabye For Katherine) Márta Sebestyén
  2. Ghost of a Dog   Edie Brickell
  3. Things We Said Today   Joy Askew
  4. If I Fell   Evan Rachel Wood
  5. Walk Away Renee        Ann Savoy, Linda Ronstadt
  6. Heart Like a Wheel Kate & Anna McGarrigle
  7. Old Fashioned Morphine   Jolie Holland
  8. Blues in D            Kate and Anna McGarrigle
  9. House of the Rising Sun   Sinead O’Connor
  10. Straight Out of Compton   Nina Gordon
  11. Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us     Alison Krauss
  12. All Night   Sam Phillips
  13. Waiting Around to Die   Be Good Tanyas
  14. In Every Dream Home A Heartache   Bryan Ferry/Jane Birkin
  15. Song for Ireland   Mary Black
  16. Reflecting Light  Sam Phillips
  17. Llorando   Rebekah Del Rio
  18. Je Reviens Autour De Lucie
  19. Quelqu’un m’a dit   Carla Bruni
  20. Mo Ghile Mar       Mary Black
  21. Tus Ojas Trieste   Rebekah Del Rio
  22. Wayfaring Stranger   Anonymous 4
  23. Adieu False Heart   Ann Savoy. Linda Ronstadt
  24. Talk to me of Mendocino  Kate & Anna McGarrigle
  25. Szerelem, Szerelem (Love, Love)  Muzsikás
  26. Blackbird  Evan Rachel Wood
  27. The Littlest Birds   Be Good Tanyas
  28. Complainte Pour Ste. Cathrine   Kate & Anna McGarrigle
  29. Falling (Twin Peaks Theme)  Julee Cruise
  30. Riders on the Storm  Ahn Trio
  31. Didn’t Leave Nobody But the Baby  Juice

I might add that you can listen to any or all of these songs free at Grooveshark.  I don’t know how they get away with it so don’t tell anyone.

5 Responses to “The Woodstock Summer 2011 Mostly Girl Front Porch Chill Mix”
  1. Steve Lampert says:

    Sorry for typo! Jimi Hendrix: West Coast Seattle Boy (Legacy box set).

  2. Steve Lampert says:

    My summer hit parade thus far. Not all so recent but all spinning pretty consistently; no particular order.

    Elliott Carter: Volume Eight (Bridge album)

    Noah Preminger: Before the Rain (Palmetto album)

    Charles Wuorinen: Piano Quintet No.2 a.o. (Naxos album)

    Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma (Warp album)

    Milton Babbitt: My Ends are My Beginnings (Bridge)

    Miles Davis: Bitches Brew Live (Columbia Legacy album)

    Oliver Knussen: Violin Concerto (Deutsche Grammophon)

    Anna Clyne: Tender Hooks (American Composers Orchestra)

    John Coltrane: One Down, One Up – Live at the Half Note (Impulse/Verve Music Group two CD set)

    Milton Babbitt: Accompanied Recitative (Innova)

    Tokimonsta: Creature Dreams (Brainfeeder EP)

    David Rakowski: Winged Contraption (BMOP album)

    Shlohmo: Places (FoF EP)

    Mari Kimura: The World Below G and Beyond (Mutable Music album)

    Milton Babbitt: Fanfare for All (Channel Classics)

    Charles Wuorinen: Dante Trilogy (Naxos album)

    David Rakowski: Etudes Volume 3 (Bridge)

    Bjork: Crystalline (One Little Indian)

    Stefan Wolpe: Volume Six (Bridge album)

    Erykah Badu: New Amerykah, Pt. 2 (Universal Motown)

    Milton Babbitt: My Ends are My Beginnings (Bridge)

    Jimi Hendrix: Wet Coast Seattle Boy (Legacy box set)

    Donald Martino: Later Works (Albany album)

    Elliott Carter: Volume 7 (Bridge album)

  3. File Under ? Early Summer 2011 Playlist

    Thus far, 2011 has been an excellent year for releases of new music. Some formats that many folks thought to be those of yesteryear – 7” singles, 12” vinyl LPs, and even (shudder) cassettes – continue their resurgence.

    Vinyl has long been touted by audiophiles; but why cassettes? Nostalgia? Perhaps. But it may also be due to an abiding interest in collecting audio artifacts, as well as a burgeoning taste for lo-fi DIY. Either way, I wish that my car was equipped with a cassette deck, as I’ve enjoyed several new ones at home. This playlist includes several of the discs (both compact and vinyl), tapes, and digital releases that have been in heavy rotation during the beginning of summer 2011. I’m listing whole releases, rather than individual cuts. Check back later in the summer for a proper mixtape.

     Mark Templeton, Scotch Hearts (cassette SLG022)
     Neon Marshmallow 2011 Festival Comp (Neon Marshmallow cassette)
     Feelies, Here Before (Bar None digital)
     Colin L. Orchestra, Infinite Ease/Good Good (Northern Spy CD)
     V/A, Clandestine Comp. Series Vol. 1 (Northern Spy cassette)
     Chris Dingman, Waking Dreams (Between Worlds CD)
     Craig Taborn, Avenging Angel (ECM CD)
     Arlene Sierra, Volume 1 (Bridge CD)
     Matthew Shipp, The Art of the Improviser (Thirsty Ear 2xCD)
     Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop CD)
     Chris Thile and Daves, Sleep with One Eye Open (Nonesuch CD)
     Radiohead, The King of Limbs (TBD vinyl LP)
     John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony and String Quartet (Nonesuch CD)
     Seda Roeder, Listening to Istanbul (self-released CD)
     Sophia Knapp, Nothing to Lose (Drag City 7” vinyl)
     Devotchka, 100 Lovers (Anti CD)
     Amy Briggs, Tangos for Piano (Ravello CD)
     Chiara String Quartet and Matmos, Jefferson Friedman: Quartets (New Amsterdam CD)
     Battles, The Gloss Drop (Warp CD)
     Thurston Moore, Demolished Thoughts (Matador LP)
     New England Conservatory, American Music for Percussion, Vol. 1&2 (Naxos CDs)
     Anti-Social Music, Is the Future is Everything (Peacock CD)
     Orchestra 2001, To the Point (Innova CD)
     Vicky Chow, Ryan Francis Works for Piano (Tzadik CD)
     Brian Eno, Drums between the Bells (Warp digital)
     International Street Cannibals and others, Ballets and Solos (Composer Concordance CD)

  4. smooke says:

    Any summer playlist has to have Crumb’s Makrokosmos III (Music for a Summer Evening) on it. Put it on all your party mixes!
    – David

  5. EMIClassicsUS says:

    Here’s the EMI Classics US Office classical summer playlist:

    1. Ferde Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite – I. Sunrise

    2. Jacques Offenbach: Le Contes d’Hoffman – Barcarolle

    3. George Frideric Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major HWV 348 – III. Bourree

    4. Claude Debussy: Petite Suite – En Bateau

    5. Frédéric Chopin: Waltz No.6 in D flat ‘Minute’ Op.64 No.1

    6. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Act II – No. 13 Waltz of the Flowers

    7. Modest Mussorgsky (orch. by Maurice Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition – Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks

    8. Camille Saint-Saens: The Swan

    9. Georges Bizet: Petite Suite d’Orchestre, op. 22 (Jeux d’enfants) – No. 1 Marche

    10. Edward Elgar: Salut d’Amour

    11. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 – I. Allegro

    12. Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D, BWV1068 – II. Air

    13. Frederick Delius: Three Small Tone Poems – Summer Evening

    14. Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird – Scene 2 – Disappearance of the palace

    15. Arvo Pärt – Spiegel im Spiegel

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