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[Miniatures Series] – ‘Lullaby No. 2’ (1903-2004)

Posted in Mixes, Talking by Soundslike on January 19, 2009

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The second ‘Lullaby’ mix in the ongoing Miniatures series is (like its predecessor, the early-70s-oriented ‘Les Miniatures‘ mixes and the ‘Miniatures : Post-Punk’ mixes) an exercise in maximum variety in the minimum span of time.  So in roughly thirty-one minutes, you’ll hear twenty tracks all less than two minutes in duration, showcasing spare guitar sketches, folk whispers, one-line stories, minor-key Brazilian jazz, a plaintive Country reproach on the state of your soul, and singer-songwriters and indie-rockers and Jamaican folk-singers and Psych-popsters singing songs of regret and nostalgia.  And that’s less than half of it.  It all adds up to a nap-length dream of sweet simplicity, a little reverie tinged with sadness, before a far happier day tomorrow.

Heard here in miniature are John Cage, Astrud Gilberto, Colin Newman, Mike Redmann, the Shaggs, Tom Waits, Hank Williams, Built to Spill, Sam Phillips, Neil Young, Vashti Bunyan, Stan Getz with Charlie Byrd, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Ravel, John Fahey, The Zombies and Uncle Tupelo, as well as folk musicians from Jamaica and Peru.  Full tracklist and download link are after “more…”.

Various – Miniatures : Lullaby No. 2 (1903-2004)

01  [00:00]  John Cage – “Six Melodies for Violin & Harp, No. 5” (1950)
02  [01:34]  Astrud Gilberto – “Manha de Carnaval” (1965)
03  [03:28]  Colin Newman – “Alone on Piano” (1981)
04  [05:21]  Mike Redmann – “Sandwich Knife” (2005)
05  [06:38]  Shaggs – “Wheels” (1975)
06  [07:54]  Tom Waits – “Just Another Sucker on the Vine” (1983)
07  [09:35]  Peruvian Folk Musicians – “Torallay Toro” (1969)
08  [11:25]  Soundslike – “First Snow Since We Were Six” (1999)
09  [12:58]  Hank Williams – “Ready to Go Home” (1952)
10  [14:44]  Valerie Walker – “When I Was in Colón” (1973)
11  [15:55]  Built to Spill – “Twin Falls” (1994)
12  [17:45]  Sam Phillips – “Hole in My Pocket” (2004)
13  [19:02]  Neil Young – “Organ Solo” (1996)
14  [20:31]  Vashti Bunyan – “Hebridean Sun” (1970)
15  [21:42]  Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd – “Desafinado” (1962)
16  [23:41]  Penguin Cafe Orchestra – “Harmonic Necklace” (1981)
17  [24:54]  Ravel – “Ma Mere l Oye, No. 1 – Pavane” (1903)
18  [26:20]  John Fahey – “Bicycle Built for Two” (1966)
19  [27:28]  Uncle Tupelo – “I Wish My Baby Was Born” (1992)
20  [29:04]  The Zombies – “The Way I Feel Inside” (1964)

[Total Time: 30:44]

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