Mix Tape Friday: Mighty Aphrodite
I think we need girls gettin' groovy to guide us into the weekend. There’s no real theme here today, other than we’re featuring only female vocalists. Well, maybe there is a theme; these are some of my favorite songs.
You go, ladies!
Kirsty MacColl: In These Shoes
Jill Sobule: I Wanna Be a Supermodel
Imani Coppola: Legend of a Cowgirl
Amy Winehouse: You Know I'm No Good
Labelle: Lady Marmalade
Lucinda Williams: Hot Blood
Holly Golightly: A Length of Pipe
P.J. Harvey: Big Exit
Moe Tucker: Too Shy
Rilo Kiley: The Moneymaker
The Pretenders: Mystery Achievement
Suzanne Vega: Blood Makes Noise
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Maps
Björk: Human Behaviour
Annie: Chewing Gum
10,000 Maniacs: Candy (Everybody Wants)
Bananarama: Robert De Niro's Waiting
The Pipettes: ABC
The B-52's: Deadbeat Club
Regina Spektor: Better
Sam Phillips: I Need Love
Joan Osborne: Right Hand Man
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Do You Wanna Touch Me
Aretha Franklin: Chain of Fools
Gladys Knight & The Pips: On and On
Throwing Muses: Ruthie's Knocking
Francine Reed: Wild Women
Here’s the Moxie’d mix zip, in case you’re not up to downloading each individual track.
Find the Stipe! Where’s my darlin’ Michael hiding out and singing with today? Bonus points if you can also find Peter Buck.
Lucinda Williams’ “Hot Blood” is one helluva sexy song. I love the way she purrs “Washin' your clothes, gettin' all the dirt out.” And, speaking of helluva sexy songs, Joan Osborne’s “Right Hand Man” nails it, too.
The B-52’s “Deadbeat Club” is a sentimental favorite. Cosmic Thing is their album about Athens, and this song reminds me the things I did and places I went during my UGA days — toga parties, Allen’s, parties in Normaltown (where I first saw The B-52’s perform). Ah, my misspent youth.
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