Saturday, January 17, 2009

Love is Blue

Jackie Mittoo--Love is Blue
Toots & the Maytals--Love is Gonna Walk Out on Me
Billie Holiday--Trav'lin' Light
Chet Baker--You Don't Know What Love Is
Bill Monroe--Sitting On Top of the World
The Carter Family--It'll Aggravate Your Soul
The Ambassadors--Ain't Got the Love of One Girl On My Mind
Marvin Gaye--That's the Way Love Is
Bloodstone--Dumb Dude
101ers--Rabies from the Dogs of Love
Mos Def-- U R the One
EPMD--Gold Digger
Belle & Sebastian--I Don't Love ANyone


Blimpy said...

That's one of my fave B&S tracks by the way, apparently inspired by Lawrence fae Denim, who uttered the immortal phrase.

steenbeck said...

Give us a dond, then, sweetheart.

Proudfoot said...

More info on Jackie Mittoo please. I know I heard a vocal version of this song in the senenties. It reminds me of the sort of stuff that was very modern when it was made (like watching the original Thomas Crown Affair in a drive-in movie theatre) but has since, um, dated somewhat. Not that that stops me loving it!

FP said...

It's not so much that the EPDM and the Marvin Gaye tracks knocked my sox off: they flew off the end of my feet and hit the opposite wall where they hung there, quivering. Excellent playlist!!!

saneshane said...

excellent stuff as ever steen and what a video!

reminds me that eugene mcguinness has done a vid to 'fonz' see here

some amazing atmosphere in the older tracks.. weird to jump from 1934 to 94 and all around to think.. love sucks... belle and seb words so sad.

steenbeck said...

Thanks for Listening, FP. I'm glad you liked those tracks. Upon reflection I might have retracted the EPMD, because it really sounds like he was never in love at all, but they are very good.

Thanks for listening, too, Saneshane. I liked the Eugene McGuinness video. It's the kind of animation that always makes me think, I could do that!! but would probably be actually incredibly hard and time consuming. Does he look just like Alex Turner?