I went to a double birthday last Saturday night (Hi Bryan! Hi Alison!), and as I often do, made up a mix CD to give as a cheapskate-but-personal present to both parties. No discernible theme here: it's a catholic mixture of stuff I've found and liked recently. Mostly cheesy soundtrack instrumentals, with some hillbilly rock, country, calypso, and so on.
In the past, I would make up a couple of dozen copies of my mix CDs for distribution among friends, but I'm doing it via the WibblyWobblyWomb this time for various reasons:
- I can't be arsed making up all the covers and burning all the Cd's.
- Even if I did distribute Cd's, I reckon most people would rip the tracks to their MP3 players anyway: this way they get the MP3s as I got them, eliminating a generation of lossyness.
So here's Hippy Bardot via Rapidshare
- Yes We Can — Lee Dorsey
- Man Piaba — The Eloise Trio
- Honky-Tonk Hardwood Floor — Johnny Horton
- Babylon I’m Comin’ — Piero Piccioni
- Mechanical Man — Bent Bolt and the Nuts
- I Don’t Like You — Bo Diddley
- Heeby Jeebies — Colin Cook
- I’m a Believer — The Golden Gate Strings
- Corcovado — Harry Stoneham
- Pepe — Hermanas Navarro
- Wives and Lovers — Howard Blake and his Combo
- He’s My Baby — Jean Shepard
- Hully Gully Guitar — Jerry Reed and the Hully Girlies
- Rockin’ Chair — Mildred Bailey & Her Orchestra
- Can I Believe It’s True — Merv Benton
- Eso Beso — Howard Blake and his Combo
- Poor Ellen Smith — Molly O’Day
- The Shark — Howard Blake and his Combo
- Strange Love — Slim Harpo
- Bo’s Bounce — Bo Diddley
- Ree Baba Ree Baba — Sonic Omi
- Gold Dust — Teddy Redell
- Cincinatti Dancing Pig — Red Foley
- Sputnick-Saturn Jive — Unknown
The cover and title are a variation on the classic “Hippo Birdy Two Ewes” birthday card, with my own mix of pictures. I used a Photo of Bryan himself on his copy: but I couldn't get my hands on a picture of Alison, so had to substitute a picture of the most famous Alison I could think of: Ms. Goldfrapp. That's the version included here.
I don't have the time or inclination to make every track available in playable form on this page, but I had to give you at least one: here's the gloriously, monotonously daft The Mechanical Man by Bent Bolt & The Nuts:
Download Bent Bolt & The Nuts – The Mechanical Man MP3 (rapidshare)
Thanks to all my various sources (mostly in the I Don’t Hate list on the right).
Note for Bébé and Alison Goldfrapp fans, who might have googled there way to this article: no material from Brigitte or Alison is included.
“Maybe it wasn’t very good, but it was awful loud, wasn’t it?” — Jean Shepard.