• Jeffrey Lewis's A History of Punk on the Lower East Side

    5 Feb 2009, 16:09 by stalactite

    One of my very favourite songs is Jeffrey Lewis's The History of Punk on the Lower East Side. From the early folk compiler Harry Smith through to New York Dolls he brilliantly runs through the story of the development of the music that eventually led to punk with little renditions of some of the standout tracks.

    Here I've set out Jeff's words and included a download of as many of the songs or songs by the artists mentioned as I can - including, of course, a download of A History of Punk on the Lower East Side itself. Check out Jeff's site here


    "OK. This is August 26th 2004. We’re gonna try and go through this in one live take.
    The Complete History of the Development of Punk on New York's Lower East Side from 1950 to 1975.
    We start with Harry Smith in 1950, a beatnik weirdo living in New York City
    His huge collections were insane, of Easter eggs and paper airplanes
    And rare records, he had around a million and sixty
  • may was tokyo knife fight's streamable faves

    1 Jun 2008, 18:19 by jannon

    Tampa Red – It's Tight Like That
    Skip James – 22-20 Blues
    Son House – Death Letter
    Mississippi John Hurt – Spike Driver Blues
    Leadbelly – Fannin Street
    Bukka White – Parchman Farm Blues
    David Thomas Broughton – Ambiguity
    Kokomo Arnold – Milk Cow Blues
    Big Joe Williams – Stepfather Blues
    Willie Brown – Future Blues
    Charley Patton – A Spoonful Blues
    Johnny Temple – Lead Pencil Blues
    Willie Walker – Dupree Blues
    Blind Willie McTell – Statesboro Blues
    Tommy McClennan – Bottle It Up and Go
    Bo Carter – Cigarette Blues
    Robert Johnson – love in vain blues
    Blind Blake – Blind Arthur's Breakdown
    Blind Boy Fuller – Truckin' My Blues Away
    Barbecue Bob – Barbecue Blues
    Robert Petway – Catfish Blues
    Sigur Rós – Ný Batterí
    Indian Jewelry – Going South
    Josh White – Low Cotton
    Brownie McGhee – Death of Blind Boy Fuller
    BARR – the song is the single
    Fennesz – Sz
    Henry Flynt – The Snake
    Tokyo Knife Fight – The Delectable Mountain
    Sebadoh – Careful