Tuesday, August 03, 2004

iPod makes good on bus ride to work, episode 57: Maston's Music Makers' "Slick Chick Boogie" (1948, from Proper's Hillbilly Boogie 4CD box) segues, interestingly and oddly, into the Beastie Boys' "Time to Build" (from To the 5 Boroughs, which isn't quite as bad as Nate thinks and nowhere near as good as David Fricke does). So far, so whatever. Then we go straight from the explicitly political (and puzzled-seeming) "Build" into a 27-second Huey Newton speech snippet from the Black Power compilation, and then into Jagwa's "Lady Marmalade" from the Marmalade Rhythm Album on Greensleeves. Which segues neatly into "Either/Or" by Numbers--not the Tigerbeat6 band, but a broken-beat artist that's on Kellman's 2001 C700, and in a transition out of the masters playbook, Jr. Walker's "What Does It Take" (from the Hitsville U.S.A. box). After that some Dave Edmunds country-hoedown thing came on and the streak was broken, but my what an interesting streak it was.