Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Range and Basin: another set of songs from the Grand Canyon State, or spiritually rooted there, a follow up to our Old Gold: Sonoran Country, Garage Blues, Pop, Soul and Avant-Garde from Arizona 1951-1971 mix from last year. Sunbaked soul, psych, country, garage, and folk, some culled from the archives of historian John “Johnny D” […]

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The following mix draws from New Orleans Rhythm & Blues to Texan Outlaw Country — stirring up a soulful gumbo of outtakes, b-sides and early recordings.  And of course, Hag’s Bakersfield. In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) – A Medley Playlist after the jump…

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

African Women Sing: the fifth installment of our ongoing mixtape collaboration with Nick Barbery of the Portland, OR based, Ghost Capital. In addition to his online digs, Barbery hosts the monthly radio show Africa O-Ye! at Portland’s eclectic community FM station, KBOO. At 31 tracks, the following mix celebrates the rich and varied female driven music […]

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Swamp Pop, Cajun fiddle and zydeco – direct from the original 45rpm releases that spun in every other jukebox and radio station in South Louisiana during the 1950s/60s. All selections culled from inherited 45s, local flea market finds and bazaars. Part one can be found, here: Fais Do-Do: A Swamp Pop Honky Tonk. Fais Do-Do […]

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

We’re en route from Los Angeles to New Orleans for jazzfest. So, in the spirit of the state’s indigenous sounds, check out the voodoo that is Maison Dufrene, and then get lost in this…. Fais Do-Do: A Swamp Pop Honky Tonk

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Introducing the bouillabaisse of sound that is Maison Dufrene – a vintage vinyl-only serving of southern soul, r&b, country, blues, gospel and beyond. The first of an ongoing collaboration with Louisiana record collector, dj and musicologist, Paul Dufrene. So go ahead, ease back and enjoy some Lonnie Mack. Download/tracklisting after the jump…

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Our compadre Zach Cowie, aka Turquoise Wisdom, returns to AD with some mellow sounds to begin 2014. Last year Cowie posted a tune every weekday from his record collection — all of which can be found and downloaded at Play It As It Lathes. Cowie guests on the Aquarium Drunkard show, this Friday, on SIRIUS […]

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

It’s been four years since we last caught up with Scottie Diablo. That was The Crap Out, a two part mix chronicling the burgeoning 90s underground garage rock circuit. Memphis…London…Detroit (and beyond). This is Timeless Trash, Volume One – a thirty track selection, spanning five decades of primal mojo, from Lux Interior and Charlie Feathers […]

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Bay area dj/digger/record collector Derek See helps us trim our tree this year, ripping straight from vinyl, pulling from his 45 stacks and beyond. Find last December’s festivities here. Feliz navidad.