Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Lee`s Mix (Liner notes)

I know not all of you have it yet but anyway, I didn't include any notes in my compilation, "Not Tested On Animals", so I thought I'd write some here.

The comp. was initially going to be a lazy Sunday afternoon record. My idea was to start with some slower songs and then gradually build up to the more uptempo stuff by the end. I guess I kind of achieved that but in the end I don't really think it's the laid back kind of comp. I envisioned. It's definitely more easy going then my last one though.
In the track sources, I left out that Etta James' "Tell Mama" is from 1968. The version I put on is from a brilliant comp. called "Chicago Soul" which was put out last year by the masters of compliation albums, Soul Jazz Records.
This song is also on Etta's amazing Tell Mama album that came out in '68, albeit in a very slightly different mix. If you like this song, the album is a must...great slow blues mixed with classic uptempo Southern r&b/soul stuff. Recentley remastered and expanded with awesome bonus tracks.
Golden Smog was a superband made up of members of Wilco, Big Star, Soul Asylum and The Jayhawks.

The Rolling Stones song is Keith on vocals. A bit obvious but I thought I'd mention it anyway just in case anyone thought it was Mick with a respiratory problem :-)

"I haven't got any illusions about anything. Having said that, I still want to try to change things." - Joe Strummer [The Clash]



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