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We’re proud to present a mix by legendary James Toth aka Jimmyjack Toth aka Wooden Wand aka Hassara aka DUNZA. You may know him from such bands as One Eleven Heavy or James and the Giants who put out a self-titled debut on Kill Rock Stars last year.
As you probably aware, James is also a part of our upcoming split with another legendary musician – Matt Valentine. And in case you’re still not aware somehow, head over to our Bandcamp page and watch the preview!
Onto the mix itself…hour one is a very deep dive into late 60s/early 70s folk and psychedelia, as well as some diversions. How about Rainy Day, a collaboration between David Roback (Opal / Mazzy Star / Rain Parade) and Susanna Hoffs / Vicky Peterson from Bangles? Included in JTs mix is their rendition of Neil Young’s “Flying on the Ground”.
Or how about an incredibly haunting voice of Tia Blake, a folk singer/songwriter that recorded one sole poorly promoted record in 1971? You can hear her version of the traditional “Wish I Was a Single Girl Again”. Then there’s also songs by Arthur Russell, Pretty Things, Michael Polnareff….
Hour 2 is where things get super-adventurous – going from avant (Ghedalia Tazartes) to proto-shoegaze (A.R. Kane) and a lot, lot more. So without further ado….
Arthur Russell – You Did It Yourself (Audika / Rough Trade)
Dino Valente – Something New (Epic / Tompkins Square / Floating World) aka Chet Powers
Banana & The Bunch – Familiar Patterns
Michel Polnareff – Holidays
Jacobites – It’ll All End Up In Tears
Richard Twice – If I Knew You Were The One
Mark-almond – What Am I Living For
Gandalf – Hang On To A Dream
The Pretty Things – Grass
Sir Douglas Quintet – I Wanna Be Your Mama Again
Sharkey – Sure Is Good To See You
Ghedalia Tazartes – Transport #6 (Excerpt)
Ar Kane – Up
Sopwith Camel – Fazon
Spirit – Looking Into Darkness
George Clinton – Bangladesh
Keith Hudson – California
Bullwackies All Stars – Free For All
Singers & Players – Snipers In The Streets
Horace Andy – Spying Glass
Rhythm & Sound W/ Shalom – We Been Troddin
Frank Zappa – Chunga Basement (Excerpt)
Search Party – So Many Things Have Got Me Down
Mellow Candle – Silver Song