Tuesday, September 7, 2010

L.A. Burnout 1 & 2: a blog-made mixtape from the dear old warm Los Angeles

Wanna feel the warm breeze of Los Angeles in the sixties and the seventies?
This spotiplaylist is made for you. It doesn't come from an old Rolling Stone article. Nor from a Pitchfork "best music" list. Neither from an archeological L.A.-oriented version of the Billboard top 40. This time I found it in a blog, called Acquarium Drunkard.
First volume has been published in 2009, second one few days ago. With MP3s included.

"L.A. Burnout is made up of the sounds floating around Los Angeles in the late ’60s and ’70s; a faded aural imprint of the canyons, beaches, wildfires, neighborhoods, late-nights and early mornings of a bygone L.A. Play this mix around dusk while driving through Topanga with the windows rolled down — it’s the next best thing to time travel."

I don't know where do you live. Since Spotify is an European pleasure, I guess few Spotirama readers can really synch the playlist, turn off the pc and drive through Topanga, while listening to it on their portable player. But maybe it's even better. Because all these voices (Neil Young, Byrds, Love, Joni Mitchell, Mamas and Papas...) are not only good in timetravelling. They sound rather skilled in spacetravelling, too. Enjoy! :o)

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(36 tracks out of 61, 59%, about 2 hours)

Loudon Wainwright III - Hollywood Hopeful
Johnny Darrell - Mae Jean Goes To Hollywood
The Mamas & The Papas - Safe In My Garden
Standells - Riot On Sunset Strip
Jackie DeShannon :: Laurel Canyon
The Fun & Games - Topanga Canyon Road
John Mayall - Laurel Canyon Home
Spirit - Topanga Windows
Mama Cass Eliott - California Earthquake
The Birds - Precious Kate
Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In California
Jack Nitzsche - Lower California
Guy Clark - L.A. Freeway
Thomas Jefferson Kaye - L.A.
The Beau Brummels - Bless You California
Love - Maybe The People Would Be
Gene Clark - Los Angeles
The Byrds - Bad Night At The Whiskey
David Soul - Topanga
Neil Young - L.A.
The Mamas & The Papas - Twelve Thirty
Neil Young - Sweet Joni
Joni Mitchell - For The Roses
Jackie DeShannon - L.A.
Mickey Dolenz - Beverly Hills
Flying Burrito Brothers - Sin City
Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue
Gene Clark - From A Silver Phial
Jackson Browne - Before The Deluge
Neil Young - Revolution Blues
Warren Zevon - Desperadoes Under the Eaves
Phil Ochs - The World Began In Eden And Ended In Los Angeles [Live]
Flo & Eddie - Keep It Warm
Steely Dan - Babylon Sisters
John Phillips - Topanga Canyon
John Phillips - Malibu People

Brian Wilson – Smog High
Shango – Day After Day
The Originals – California Sunset (I added the Neil Young version)
Brewer & Shipley – Dreamin’ In The Shade
The Mamas & The Papas – Mansions
Hill Barbata Ethridge – L.A. Getaway
Terry Melcher – Rebecca
Terry Allen – There Oughta Be A Law Against Sunn…
The Everly Brothers – Ventura Boulevard
Boffalongo – Snow White Lady
Charles Lloyd – TM
New Riders Of The Purple Sage – High Rollers
The Main Ingredient – California My Way
Ned Doheny – Postcards From Hollywood
Orange Colored Sky – L.A. (Los Angeles)
Boz Scaggs – Hollywood
Johan Blomgren – California Sundown
Tim Buckley – Freeway Blues
Don Everly – Southern California
Terry Melcher – Beverly Hills
Bobby Womack – Daylight
Art Garfunkel – 99 Miles from L.A.
Ambulance LTD – Arbuckle’s Swan Song
Leon Ware – Why I Came to California
Gabor Szabo – Theme From Valley of the Doll

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0206)

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