1. Tweezer - Gay Frat Party, 2001? Better than Weezer. Check out the Balgavy pics.
2. The Beat - Rock N Roll Girl, 1979 Still one of the best power pop songs ever.
3. Thao and The Get Down Stay Down - Bag of Hammers, 2007 I love this album. And she's way cute to boot.
4. John Wesley Harding - Top of the Bottom, 2009 I'm a long time fan. I loved this song live when I heard it a couple months back. I imagine that some of my friends will find some of the lyrics too silly at times Don't get too mad at me though - at least this isn't Deerhoof.
5. Fred Wesley and the J.B.'s - You Can Have Watergate, 1973 A great jam from the Noiseboy's excellent mix Horns. The backstory of this song is fascinating.
6. Shin Jung Hyun and Yup Juns - 그 누가 있었나봐 , 1974 For those who didn't get enough Shin Jung Hyun on our wedding mix. If you want more, check this great footage out.
7. Lost Generation - Talking the Teenage Language, 1971 Between this and Teen Line later on in this mix, I have now included four songs on the last two mixes about teens. Shouldn't I be thinking more about infants these days?
8. King Khan and the Shrines - Welfare Bread, 2008 I still can't get last summer's show out of my head. Dirty.
9. The Majestic Arrows - Going to Make a Time Machine, 1973 Recorded in one of the banner years of the last century.
10. Mary Lou Williams - The Pussy's in the Well, 1970's? Yup.
11. Chubby Checker - Stoned in the Bathroom, 1971 One of two great jams from the Noiseboy's excellent mix Organs. Wtf? Chubby Checker? I love it.
12. Queen - Keep Yourself Alive, 1973 Jeremy recently sent me a two CD best of Queen mix that he compiled. Sure, it has all of the hits you'd expect. But there were also plenty that I really wasn't that familiar with. This is one. For about a 4 week period this winter, I was obsessed with this song.
13. Big Bill Broonzy - Black, Brown, and White, 1952 This is one of my all time favorite songs that Jeremy has ever included on a mix for me. Rev. Lowery's benediction at Obama's inauguration reminded me of this song. When black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around -- when yellow will be mellow -- when the red man can get ahead, man -- and when white will embrace what is right. Love it.
14. Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind, 1967 F you Beyonce.
15. Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes the Place of You, 1967 Another gem originally discovered on an old Jeremy mix.
16. Spiritualized - Soul on Fire, 2008 I really like the most recent Spiritualized LP. I dug the show from this past summer.
17. The Thermals - No Culture Icons, 2003 Speaking of rock shows, the Thermals will go down in Listmaker history as the last rock show I ever did see before the arrival of Double Trouble. Jason took some pics. What a song! Still great after all these years.
18. The Shivvers - Teen Line, 1980 I almost included this on Listmaker 3 and I still don't know why I didn't.
19. A.C. Newman - The Heartbreak Rides, 2009 I like the new A.C. Newman quite a bit. In fact, I like it more than the last New Pornographers LP by quite a large margin. I was undecided what song from it to put on here. When I was listening to this song, SHR pointed out that it sounded like Newman was singing "Yuhbo" which is Korean for honey or darling or sweetie (you get the idea). So the decision was made.
20. Jo Jones - Philadelphia Bound, 1958 Hot Tub Eric introduced me to Jo Jones a few years back. This song came up on my iPod a month or so ago and it sounded like the best song ever recorded. I needed to include it here.
21. Bobby Patterson (The Mustangs) - Turn Back the Hands of Time, 1970 SHR's favorite Bobby P song. That's good enough for me. I'll never forget this SHR/Bobby P moment.
22. Memphis Black - Why Don't You Play the Organ, Man, 1969 The second song from the Organs mix.
23. Laura Lee - Women's Love Rights, 1972 The title track from an excellent Hot Tub Eric mix of yesteryear.
24. Sloan - Fading Into Obscurity, 2008 The first band to ever make back to back appearances on Listmaker mixes. Jason and I have become way into Sloan recently.
For a Jeremy report card of Listmaker 4, check here.