Feel Bad For You, June 2011

Feel Bad For You hosts a monthly mixtape comprised of submissions from music bloggers, Twitterers and a rockstar or two, and it’s always a good time. A celebration of eclecticism, you can enjoy it all below, by stream or by download.


Title: I’ve Got Love
Artist: Warren Smith
Album: The Complete Sun Recordings
Submitted By: Bowood
Comments: Sun Studios legend Warren Smith. That studio…that f…in’ beautiful studio. Thank you Lord for Sam Phillips.

Title: Angel From New Orleans
Artist: The Dead Exs
Album: Resurrection (2011)
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: David Pattillo – electric slide guitar and vocals – Wylie Wirth – on the skins. Pattiillo is a producer with a credit list from Alanis Morrissette to the Hold Steady, The Black Crowes to the Beastie Boys and last year produced the Reni Lane debut for Universal Motown. Wirth has toured extensively in Europe and the US with various bands and was a member of the Warner Bros act Sweet Lizard Illtet.

Title: What She Turned Into
Artist: Retribution Gospel Choir
Album: Retribution Gospel Choir (2008)
Submitted By: verbow1
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News Bits & Bobs: Southern Festivals, Waits Reads, New Lidell & Scott-Heron

  • Gulf Shores, Alabama, will host the Hangout Music Festival May 14-16, 2010. The fest will feature A.A. Bondy… and some other people. A lot of really good acts, actually, like the Blind Boys of Alabama, John Legend, Matisyahu, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears and Michael Franti & Spearhead, among others.
  • The Felice Brothers will be down in Bondy territory when they play the Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford, Mississippi, on April 24, 2010. The free festival will be headlined by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and will also feature performances by Jimbo Mathus and Those Darlins, among others.
  • Tom Waits reads Charles Bukwoski. ‘Nough said.
  • Mercurial soul singer Jamie Lidell’s new album Compass comes out in May. This time around, he’s getting a hand from Beck, Feist, Pat Sansone of Wilco and a few members of Grizzly Bear. You can hear the title track at Stereogum and Pitchfork.
  • I don’t know how long ago this was posted, so it may no longer count as news to anyone else, but the Bowerbirds played a few songs for Pitchfork’s Cemetery Gates series.
  • Gil Scott-Heron’s first album … Continue reading