the mix and match project was conceived by myself and chris schooley as a way of friends working collaboratively to educate ourselves and others about music. it started very simply: an exchange of mix cd's and coffee. then we talked more about it and decided to include more people, in an effort to make the result (hopefully) at least somewhat entertaining.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mix and Match Vol. 3 - Submissions from mikesjava

Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Supposedly originally written for Jeff Beck, this is about the dangers of superstitions. One of my absolutely favorite songs of all time! The story is Stevie really liked the song, and when Beck took quite the while to record and release it, he went ahead and released it on his own, and it went on the be on of his all time greats. I really wanted to post Stevie Ray Vaughn’s version, but alas, I only have it on vinyl.

Credence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Not really a Halloween song per se, it’s about a storm coming that turns into a hurricane and wipes out a town. But, its always been one of my Halloween favorites – there was a local group called “Underwater People”, who did a cover of it every Halloween at a local bar…sort of stuck with me.

Johnny Cash - (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
Was written and recorded by Stan Jones, I believe it was 1949. He wrote some unbelievable music and is pretty much an unknown. Johnny’s version was recorded until the late 70’s I believe, but is one of the best. Basically about the devils herd of animals and the cowboys who try to control them.

Miles Davis - Prince of Darkness
Ok…no lyrics…and, this will put me way over the allotted time, so drop it of you must, BUT……wow. Recorded in 1962, it was actually the first of 4 albums (the later weren’t recorded until the late 60’s) that had sort of a “made a deal with the devil” type theme. This, which is off the album Sorcerer, was composed by Wayne Shorter, who said later Miles reminded him of a present day Dracula, living only at night, and who had the power to suck you into his world, for better of for worse. Nough said…


Blogger Joe said...

I was thinking about using Ghost Riders In The Sky... Looks like I was beat. Awesome submission.

5:20 PM


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