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What Generation Gap?

What Generation Gap?
Created by: johnny_luddite
Tracks: 15
Length: 01:19:28
Keywords 1. Mix Contest 9
2. Mix Contest 9
3. Mix Contest 9
Created on 2/14/07 11:48pm
Level 6
Points 2654
Total visitors 83
Unique visitors 37
This mix was ranked #4 out of 12 entries for this contest
description:
I only know the other people at MTC as screen names on this site. I have never met any of them in real life, yet many of them are more real to me than many of the flesh and blood folk that I deal with on a daily basis. One of the coolest things I have found about this site is that an enthusiasm for mixtaping can transcend all kinds of mostly self imposed barriers. I am of a 'certain' age, yet I have found acceptance here in an environment where most participants are of a much tender age than myself.

In that real life that we all use our music to escape from every now and then a fifteen year old guitar student recently asked if I remembered the holocaust, and if I was born during the depression. She asked this without a trace of irony. I replied that I was born with a depression, but that was a slightly different thing.. She seemed to think that it was impossible for someone like me to communicate with someone like her on anything but a teacher - student or parent - child level. Thankfully, you people are pretty much not like that.

There are many people here on MTC whose mixtape selections and personalities help me get through the day. I enjoy the thought that some people here might get to enjoy the music of some of the obscure old buggers I listen to still, and I in turn have discovered music that means a lot to me that I would not have been exposed to had I not joined up with MTC. Murder City Devils and the magnificent Mogwai are two such acts that spring to mind.

One of the things I get such a kick out of here is the fact that some of the youngest mixtapers on MTC seem to enjoy my mixes a lot. There are some common musical threads there. All my mixes are to some extent dedicated to everyone here, and this one certainly is no exception, but to get a little more specific, this one goes out to Osborne. His appreciation of both the old and the new is an inspiration to me. I mean that. I have selected music that (I hope) fits in with your musical taste and mine plus some stuff I suspect you will enjoy. Music is a gift, enjoy it always.

tracklist

1 Sleepy John Estes & Yank Rachell : Expressman Blues
Osborn has Charley Patton as one of his musical favorites of the past. Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell reco [...]
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Track 14 from Anthology Of American Folk Music: Volume 3: Songs
Length: 00:03:01
Year: 1952
Track Description:
Osborn has Charley Patton as one of his musical favorites of the past. Sleepy John Estes and Yank Rachell recorded first in the same era as Patton. This track dates from 1929, and I believe it also featured an uncredited Sonny Boy Williamson. 60 years later, I found myself in Indianapolis, and was lucky enough to meet Yank Rachell, the king of the blues mandolin. I was in my early thirties, he was in his late eighties, but blues music proved to be a common bond. We spent an unforgettable afternoon sitting on his stoop talking about the musicians he knew (Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker amongst them). He wanted to know about the music I made and listened to as much as I wanted to listen to him, which blew me away. Yank seemed like a good place to start this thing.
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2 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band : Upon The My Oh My
Later model but still wonderful Beefheart. I know that Osborn and I both listen to the good Captain. I always [...]
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Track 1 from Unconditionally Gaurunteed
Length: 00:02:43
Year: 1974
Track Description:
Later model but still wonderful Beefheart. I know that Osborn and I both listen to the good Captain. I always will.
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3 Miles Davis : So What
Some music is so good, it has to be timeless. This is a piece of music that I suspect Osborn, my 88 year old d [...]
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Track 1 from Kind of Blue
Length: 00:09:05
Year: 1959
Track Description:
Some music is so good, it has to be timeless. This is a piece of music that I suspect Osborn, my 88 year old dad and myself could get something from!
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4 Mogwai : Friend of the Night
Before MTC, I had become very insular in my approach to what I listen to. This was a fairly new thing. I used [...]
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Track 6 from Mr. Beast
Length: 00:05:30
Year: 2006
Track Description:
Before MTC, I had become very insular in my approach to what I listen to. This was a fairly new thing. I used to be open to anything from any era. I am learning to be like that again. Osborn was one of the people here who likes Mogwai. Thanks to him and others, this band now supplies much of the soundtrack of my life. They have a subtle combination of rawness and beauty that I have not experienced since early Pink Floyd or mid era Can.
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5 John Hammond : Heartattack And Vine
Blues artist John Hammond spent time in his youth with aging greats of blues such as Lightning Hopkins, Son Ho [...]
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Track 2 from Wicked Grin
Length: 00:04:40
Year: 2001
Track Description:
Blues artist John Hammond spent time in his youth with aging greats of blues such as Lightning Hopkins, Son House and others. This is from an album Hammond put out of covers of Tom Waits songs, produced by Waits himself. This is an astonishing bluesy version that I suspect Osborn will like a lot.
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6 Bob Dylan : Tangled Up in Blue
Had to have some Dylan on here. This is from my favorite Dylan album, and is one of my favorite Dylan tracks, [...]
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Track 1 from Blood on the Tracks
Length: 00:05:44
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Had to have some Dylan on here. This is from my favorite Dylan album, and is one of my favorite Dylan tracks, the closest a musician has ever come to creating beat poetry in a song. I know Osborn loves Dylan, as do many here.
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7 The Microphones : My Roots Are Strong and Deep
I tried an experiment just now. I went to Osborne's page and picked a comtemporary favorite of his that I knew [...]
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Track 5 from The Glow, Pt. 2
Length: 00:01:53
Year: 2001
Track Description:
I tried an experiment just now. I went to Osborne's page and picked a comtemporary favorite of his that I knew nothing about. I have just heard The Microphones for the first time, and am interested enough to order a CD. Listening to this one track I can see how someone who likes Mogwai could like this. There is a sloppy but pretty, ambient attitude here that I like a lot. I can see something of some of the music of my past in this as welol, Nick Drake for instance.
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8 Nick Drake : River Man
...Which leads us to a Nick Drake tune. Lilting, dreamy stuff.
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Track 2 from Five Leaves Left
Length: 00:04:21
Year: 0000
Track Description:
...Which leads us to a Nick Drake tune. Lilting, dreamy stuff.
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9 Love : The Red Telephone
The Microphones kind of reminded me of this on first hearing. I sometimes make illogical links between artists [...]
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Track 6 from Forever Changes
Length: 00:04:45
Year: 1967
Track Description:
The Microphones kind of reminded me of this on first hearing. I sometimes make illogical links between artists but they usually work for me.
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10 Talk Talk : The Rainbow
When I first heard Mogwai, they reminded me more than a bit of Talk Talk, especially the last couple of albums [...]
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Track 1 from Spirit of Eden
Length: 00:09:05
Year: 1988
Track Description:
When I first heard Mogwai, they reminded me more than a bit of Talk Talk, especially the last couple of albums. I have always thought this to be a very beautiful piece of music.
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11 Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man : Mysteries
This has an ethereal quality which I think Osborn might like. I lovged Beth Gibbons work with Portishead, but [...]
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Track 4 from Out of Season
Length: 00:04:39
Year: 2002
Track Description:
This has an ethereal quality which I think Osborn might like. I lovged Beth Gibbons work with Portishead, but the album this comes from is rather wonderful as well.
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12 ornette coleman : peace
This seems to fit too. Osborn is more than ready for Ornette. I did something I always chided my Father for wh [...]
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Track 3 from the shape of jazz to come
Length: 00:09:04
Year: 1959
Track Description:
This seems to fit too. Osborn is more than ready for Ornette. I did something I always chided my Father for when watching the Grammys on TV. When Ornette Coleman stepped up to give an award, I exclaimed, "Bloody hell, I thought he was dead!" I am sorry Dad, Ornette and Osborne. Funny thing is, I have been playing him a lot lately, particularly the "Shape Of Jazz To Come" album.
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13 John Martyn : I'd Rather Be The Devil
Nowwe come to one of my obscurist obsessions, John Martyn. I do believe Osborne would like much of his work, e [...]
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Track 1 from Solid Air
Length: 00:06:19
Year: 1973
Track Description:
Nowwe come to one of my obscurist obsessions, John Martyn. I do believe Osborne would like much of his work, especially this track, a dark reworking of the old Skip James blues number with much use of echoplex tape delay on the guitar.
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14 Jimi Hendrix : The New Rising Sun
Some spacey superb guitar from another of Osborn's old favorites.
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Track 1 from Voodoo Soup
Length: 00:03:21
Year: 1995
Track Description:
Some spacey superb guitar from another of Osborn's old favorites.
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15 Hot Tuna : Hesitation Blues
I thought I would end this by selecting some old San Franciscan music for someone from the S.F area. Hot Tuna [...]
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Track 4 from Classic Hot Tuna Acoustic
Length: 00:05:18
Year: 0000
Track Description:
I thought I would end this by selecting some old San Franciscan music for someone from the S.F area. Hot Tuna still do loud 'acoustic' blues gigs every now and then. Osborn, hope you enjoy the mix. It is a pleasure to be a little part of MTC and people like you are what makes the experience so great. Music is a good thing.
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Very, very smooth mix.
7/25/09 04:19am
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Cool mix. I like the Miles Davis and Love.
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+++ for everything! Words can't communicate.
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Well done, sir!
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Excellent mix Johnny L. We share similar sentiments for these freakin kids with their amazing taste.
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