A new year, a new series. It´s going to be a wild weekend on For The Sake Of The Song every Saturday or Sunday from now on, featuring a cool sixpack of tunes solely decided by the shuffle function on my iPod. I´ve heard a lot of people hailing this blog as eclectic, and I´m pretty sure the ghost in the music machine will make it even more so. And that´s cool as far as I´m concerned.
Let´s start off - immediately cheating on my own iPod formula as I picked this one myself, but one needs a theme song, right? - with the track that lends its title to this series. Wild Weekend is an early American punk gem from 1977 by the Zeros, who were often called the Latino Ramones. For song number two, we move to outlaw country with David Allan Coe. "Lord, I´d give my life to find the freedom lost within the old songs that you sung..." A beauty from the Heartworn Highways soundtrack. Do try to see that documentary, it´s awesome.
The Zeros - Wild Weekend MP3
David Allan Coe - I Still Sing The Old Songs MP3
I´ve known J.J. Cale´s Travelin´ Light for ages, but it only recently dawned on me that this funky lil´ ditty is actually about sex. "We can go to paradise, maybe once, maybe twice... travelin' light, is the only way to fly..." Alright! Two boss tenors up next, straight from Chicago ´61. Gene ´Gentle Jug´ Ammons and Sonny Stitt fight a saxophone duel almost to the death here.
J.J. Cale - Travelin´ Light MP3
Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt - Blues Up And Down MP3
"Steady dippin´, ego trippin..." Must be the liquor talkin´. Tell me about it. A soulful contribution from way underrated Sub Poppers Big Chief. And last but not least, the iPod picked a heavy dub track by Inner Circle´s Fatman Riddim Section. Which I´d like to dedicate to Ib, over at the controls of the always inspiring Siblingshot blog. Keep on dubbing mate.
Big Chief - The Liquor Talkin´ MP3
Inner Circle & The Fatman Riddim Section - Killer Dub MP3