Electric Compost Heap playlist for 03/14/2012

Wed, 03/14/2012

Howdy Heap-Heads! This week's show features a set of tunes dedicated to welcoming the week's rain. All are performed by Tom Waits. Lots of other tasty bits and pieces, too. Hope you dig it!

Artist Title Album Label Link
Max Frost and the Troopers Shape of Things to Come
Darrell Scott The Devil
Dan Auerbach The Prowl
Frank Sinatra One For My Baby (and one more for the road)
Johnny Otis Orchestra Harlem Nochturne
Kathleen Edwards Pink Emerson Radio
Soul Brothers Hot and Cold
Richard Thompson For the Sake of Mary
Abdul Hadi Halo and the El Gusto Orchestra of Algiers Ya L'Quadi
Mother Earth I'll Be Moving On
Richard Buckner Town
Caetano Veloso Alfamego
The Dap-Kings Nervous Like Me
X My Goodness
Little Walter Mellow Down Easy
The White Stripes 300 MPH Torrential Outpour Blues
Tom Waits Raindogs
Tom Waits Rains on Me
Tom Waits More Than Rain
Tom Waits A Little Rain
Tom Waits Rainbirds
Tom Waits Make It Rain
Celeste Mendoza y Los Papines Papa Aggun
Celina Gonzales Santa Barbara
Grateful Dead Bertha
Here Today Lonesome River
Holy Modal Rounders Low Down Dog


Hey Doug Deep -

Thanks for posting a playlist from your show...excellent material and theme. The inclusion alone of Harlem Nocturne by Johnny Otis is especially cool as he did as much for music and radio as just about anyone on the West Coast for a long, long time.

"Ran into a rain storm, ducked back into a bar door. It was all coming down, but not a drop on me."


Hi Rod,
Yep, Johnny was one of the main men back in the day...we are grateful to him so much. That version of "Harlem Nocturne" is a late ('90's?) recording that was released on Arhoolie called "Spirit of the Black Territory Bands". Hope you had the tarp of over heap to keep it warm and dry. "Oh, the wind and rain!" We wish that a lot more of that would head this way. Nice set of rainy weather tunes yerself on The Grapevine, too, ya know.


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