Old Gold: Sonoran Country, Garage Blues, Pop, Soul, and Avant-garde from Arizona 1951-1971
Border hawks and radical sheriffs may unjustly define Arizona’s national profile, but there are powerful vibrations still at play in the dry air of the Sonoran Desert – echoes of old Hoozdo Hahoodzo — bouncing off the rocks, through the canyons and off the cacti.
The songs featured here span many genres, all recorded in Arizona between 1951-1971: dusty garage rock, riffing funk, Latin soul, psychedelic surf, lonesome queens and kings of country, and hot breeze lounge. They’re sounds of Old Gold, sounds of an older, even weirder, Arizona.
Get It: Old Gold :: A Sonoran Soul Mixtape (35 min.)
tracklisting after the jump…
The Hobbit – Top of the Morning 
The Al Casey Combo – Laughin’ 
Eddie Dimas & The Upsets – Por Perido Amor 
We the People – Function Underground 
Vernon Wray – Lonely Son 
Condello – Oh No 
Ed Lee Natay – Santa Ana Bow and Arrow Dance 
Jimmie “Playboy” Knight with Henry “Mojo” Thompson – Little Ann 
Wanda Jackson – Right or Wrong *recorded “in person” at Mr. Lucky’s, Phoenix, AZ
Reverend Louis Overstreet – Say Seven Prayers 
Lee Hazlewood – Son of a Gun 
Kennelmus – Goodbye Pamela Ann 
Duane Eddy – Movin’ and Groovin’ 
Picked this up today. Bless you, Death Waltz Recording Co.
Trad Gas Och Stenar - Last Time & I Can’t Get No Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
Double dose of Stones covers by Swedish troupe from the same family tree that gave the world Parson Sound, International Harvester & Harvester in the late 60s and 70s.
Both of these run round the 10 minute mark and rank among my fave interpretations of Stones songs extending the simple riffs and turning them into tension building psych jamz.
Original material is ace as well and a must if you have any interest in this realm and era of rock n roll muzak.