I’m New Here

40 / September 2013 / Bryn Chernoff

  1. I'm New HereGil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx
  2. Losing YouSolange
  3. Zulu And The MexicanHugh Masekela
  4. The StarsJavelin
  5. Cold WaterTom Waits
  6. Get FreeMajor Lazer featuring Amber Coffman
  7. Home AgainMenahan Street Band
  8. I'm a King BeeSlim Harpo
  9. If I Only KnewThe James Hunter Six
  10. Pushin' Against A StoneValerie June
  11. Of the Mother AgainJim James
  12. Poetry ManPhoebe Snow
  13. Sierra LiftBlue Hawaii
  14. KenastonChilly Gonzalez
  15. Deer Creek CanyonSera Cahoone
  16. VerseRhye
  17. BarsidePhox
  18. Standing in the DoorwayBob Dylan

Things I would like you to know about this mix:

  • Compared to my Burnmix debut, WAY more artists on this one are still alive! (R.I.P. Gil Scott-Heron and Slim Harpo.)
  • It's eclectic and mostly in order by tempo. 
  • There is no content theme here, it just consists of the songs that I am genuinely really into these days and listening to often. For many of these, they've stood the test of repeat-exhaustion even though I've been playing them a lot for many months.
  • Four of these artists are on my mind a lot because I went to see them perform sometime in the last few months and each was a seriously impressive and awesome show: Hugh Masekela, Rhye, The James Hunter Six and Javelin.
  • I really want you to like it.
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  1. Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx / I'm New Here

    Such a rare treat to find a remix of someone as great as Gil Scott that does not offend but rather adds.

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    Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949 in Chicago, died May 27, 2011 in New York City) was an American poet and musician, known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word performer, associated with African American militant activists. Heron is perhaps most well known for his poems/songs "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" and "What's the Word - Johannesburg" a movement hit during the 1980's South Africa college and national divestment movement in the United States of America. Read more on Last.fm more...

  2. Solange / Losing You

    Good pop.

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    Solange Piaget Knowles (born June 24, 1986), who performs under the mononym Solange, is an American recording artist, songwriter, actress, model and dancer. She is the younger sister of R&B singer and actress Beyoncé Knowles and was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Showing an interest in music recording at an early age, she eventually broke into the music scene at 16. She has released four studio albums: Solo Star in 2003, Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Read more on Last.fm more...

  3. Hugh Masekela / Zulu And The Mexican

    The album art for "Grrr" (which this song comes from) was the source for my mix cover art as you may notice. Hugh is the MAN.

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    Hugh Masekela (born Witbank, April 4, 1939. Died Johannesburg, January 23, 2018) was a South African flugelhorn and cornet player. In 1961, as part of the anti-apartheid campaign, he was exiled to the United States where he was befriended by Harry Belafonte. He has played primarily in jazz ensembles, with guest appearances on albums by The Byrds and Paul Simon. In 1987, he had a hit single with "Bring Him Back Home" which became an anthem for the movement to free Nelson Mandela. Read more on Last.fm more...

  4. Javelin / The Stars

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    There are at least 4 groups that use this name. Javelin is a hip-hop and electro production duo from Providence, RI. Tracks can be downloaded from their official Myspace page, http://www.myspace.com/hotjamzofjavelin. Javelin is the creative endeavor of George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk, cousins from New England. Javelin began making music in 2005 under the auspice of the Providence, RI art/noise scene. They wielded a mobile boombox soundsystem that used FM transmission to pump out pop-influenced sample collages Read more on Last.fm more...

  5. Tom Waits / Cold Water

    I would go to Tom Waits church if there was one. I found this song like it was new to me this summer and think it's such a brilliant and pure piece of blues.

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    Tom Waits (born Thomas Alan Waits, in Pomona, California, on December 7, 1949) is a prolific American singer, songwriter, composer, and actor. He started his career in the early 1970s as a singer in spit 'n' sawdust bars. Initially, he was deeply influenced by the beat generation, novelists like Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, and poets like Allen Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski. Waits is often compared to Charles Bukowski, being similar both in content and lifestyle Read more on Last.fm more...

  6. Major Lazer featuring Amber Coffman / Get Free

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    Years after the zombie apocalypse ravaged the galaxy, Major Lazer went into isolation after bringing peace and order to Earth. With the help of a mysterious shadow government called Cinco he was cryogenically frozen as a safeguard for the future’s wellbeing. Despite a great many years of pursuing peace on the planet, a new threat began to loom on the horizon and the commando was brought out of sleep by the Committee of Five. This intergalactic group Read more on Last.fm more...

  7. Menahan Street Band / Home Again

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    The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (Dave Guy, Homer Steinweiss, Fernando Velez, Bosco Mann), El Michels Affair (Leon Michels, Toby Pazner), Antibalas (Nick Movshon, Aaron Johnson) and The Budos Band (Mike Deller, Daniel Fodder), brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Budos Band, Amy Winehouse) to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Read more on Last.fm more...

  8. Slim Harpo / I'm a King Bee

    Slim is an inspiring harmonicist. And this song here cracks me up.

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    Slim Harpo (11 January 1924 – 31 January 1970) was a blues musician. Born James Moore in Lobdel, Louisiana, the eldest in an orphaned family, Moore worked as a longshoreman and building worker during the late 1930s and early 1940s. One of the foremost proponents of post-war rural blues, he began performing in Baton Rouge bars under the name Harmonica Slim. He later accompanied Lightning Slim, his brother-in-law, both live and in the studio, before commencing his own recording career in 1957. Read more on Last.fm more...

  9. The James Hunter Six / If I Only Knew

    This dude is the real thing.

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    Hunter is a British blue-eyed soul singer whose smokey mellifluous voice has been compared to his influences like Sam Cooke, Georgie Fame and Jackie Wilson. Hunter began his roots music career in the 1980s under the name Howlin' Wilf. His later solo recordings feature rhythm and blues in the style of the 1950s and 60's, pitched between R&B, early rock and roll, and early soul. His 1994 solo debut, Believe What I Say, had guest appearances by Doris Troy and Van Morrison Read more on Last.fm more...

  10. Valerie June / Pushin' Against A Stone

    Tons of buzz about the new Miss Valerie and so far I think it's warranted.

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    Valerie June (born Valerie June Hockett in 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Memphis, Tennessee. She began recording and performing in 2001, initially with her then-husband in the duo Bella Sun. In her solo work her sound encompasses a mixture of folk, blues, gospel, soul, country, Appalachian and bluegrass. If June had been a roots artist in America 80 years ago, and she often sings as if she was, she might have been a principle influence on today's myriad retro troubadours Read more on Last.fm more...

  11. Jim James / Of the Mother Again

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    Jim James, or sometimes Yim Yames (actual name James Edward Olliges, Jr.) is an American vocalist, guitarist, producer, and primary songwriter of the rock band My Morning Jacket. James is also a member of the Indie super group Monsters of Folk. James occasionally plays solo shows (often with Carl Broemel on Guitar & Pedal Steel), showcasing "bare-bones" versions of My Morning Jacket songs along with various covers. Notably, James (with Broemel) supported John Prine for several shows in late summer 2006. Read more on Last.fm more...

  12. Phoebe Snow / Poetry Man

    Crap, just realized that this makes a total of three dead people on this album. Oh well. This song is weird and for some reason I adore it and have been a bit obsessed with it for the last couple of years.

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    Phoebe Laub (born July 17, 1952 in New York City - died April 26, 2011 in Edison, New Jersey) was a singer-songwriter, who performed under the stage name Phoebe Snow. Career She released an eponymous album, Phoebe Snow, in 1974, that featured the top five hit "Poetry Man." She has continued to release albums sporadically for the next three decades, including Second Childhood (1975), It Looks Like Snow (1976), Never Letting Go (1977), and Against The Grain (1978), all on the Columbia Records label. Read more on Last.fm more...

  13. Blue Hawaii / Sierra Lift

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    Blue Hawaii is the work of Raphaelle Standell-Preston (also of the dream pop band Braids) and Alex "Agor" Cowan, aka Agor. Blue Hawaii, Arbutus Records and many of their Montreal counter-parts all began with the same breath in early 2010. Their debut album Blooming Summer (2010) was recorded following the pair’s travels in Central America. It frames a time of warmth and novelty, featuring dense female harmonies, tape saturated synths, guitars and drum machines. Read more on Last.fm more...

  14. Chilly Gonzalez / Kenaston

    Not sure when to call him Chilly or just "Gonzalez" but this man plays the piano so beautifully and I love all his albums.

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  15. Sera Cahoone / Deer Creek Canyon

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    Sera Cahoone is a Seattle based singer-songwriter who got her musical start on the drums at 12 years old. At 21 she left Colorado in favor of Seattle and drummed for indie favorites Carissa's Wierd and later for Band of Horses on their acclaimed release "Everything all the Time." Despite being an accomplished guitar player and songwriter, Sera largely preferred to stay behind the drum kit until one particular tour across the US in 2006. On that tour Read more on Last.fm more...

  16. Rhye / Verse

    Way to go white boy who pulls off Sade sound with something new at the same time.

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    Rhye is the musical project of Toronto native Milosh. Originally conceived as a collaboration between him and Robin Hannibal of Danish electro-soul outfit Quadron, the project has evolved into a music collective led by Milosh and focused around its associated live band. Read more on Last.fm more...

  17. Phox / Barside

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    Phox is the name of more than one artist 1) American six-piece alternative folk / indie pop 2) person from Hungary 1) PHOX is an American six-piece alternative folk / indie pop band from Baraboo, Wisconsin. PHOX's self-titled debut LP was released on June 24, 2014. Read more on Last.fm more...

  18. Bob Dylan / Standing in the Doorway

    Early this spring I heard this while driving alone late one evening in Martha's Vineyard and I don't think I've been the same since.

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    Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, United States) is an American musician, poet and artist whose position in popular culture is unique. Dylan started his musical odyssey in 1959 when he began playing in Dinkytown, Minneapolis while attending the University of Minnesota. Shortly after starting to play he changed his stage name to Bob Dylan, after being influenced by the poetry of Dylan Thomas before legally changing his name in 1962. Read more on Last.fm more...

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