For Part One, Visit: L.A. Burnout :: Part One of Three
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Running the Drunkard has put me in touch, both through email and in person, with some great folks, many of whom have been eager to share their musical best-kept-secrets, and in the case of this post, their excellent themed compilations. The L.A. Burnout comp was mailed to me in November from a longtime reader based in NYC, which coincidentally arrived at the same time I was reading two books (Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood & Hotel California: The True-life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young) chronicling the late sixties-early seventies Laurel Canyon incestuous music scene. The L.A. Burnout mix has since proved to have been the perfect companion piece.

I am now sharing it here, in three parts, with ye Drunkard faithfuls. If you too live in Los Angeles, play this mix around dusk while driving through the hills or Topanga with the windows down — it’s the next best thing to time travel.

DOWNLOAD:
MP3: Thomas Jefferson Kaye :: L.A.
MP3: The Beau Brummels :: Bless You California
MP3: LOVE :: Maybe The People Would Be
MP3: Gene Clark :: Los Angeles
MP3: The Byrds :: Bad Night At The Whiskey
MP3: David Soul :: Topanga
MP3: Neil Young :: L.A.
MP3: The Mamas & The Papas :: Twelve Thirty
MP3: Neil Young :: Sweet Joni
MP3: Joni Mitchell :: For The Roses
MP3: Jackie DeSahannon :: L.A.
MP3: Mickey Dolenz :: Beverly Hills
MP3: Flying Burrito Brothers :: Sin City

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Amazon: Laurel Canyon: Inside Story of Rock & Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood
Amazon: Hotel California: The True-life Adventures of Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young

+ Many of the above artists available via eMusic’s 25 Free MP3 offer.
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+ Visit The Hype Machine for additional artists MP3s.

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