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Mixed Messages

by Louie Ludwig

A very videosyncratic record. Many of the tracks were either made into music vids or repurposed for other videos this year and last. The styles and genres do vary (Messages are indeed quite Mixed), so there's something for everyone to love. Or something.
Genre: Blues: Dirty Blues
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1. Down the Devil's Highway
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2. Lonely Smoker
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3. The World Is a Grinding Wheel
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4. The Legend of the Tea Party Patriots
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5. The Little People's Parade
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6. Four Wheel Phone Booth
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7. The Future Just Ain't What It Used to Be
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8. Black Friday
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9. My Secret Life in Rio
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10. My Town
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"Mixed Messages" zzi122112 March 3, 2013


A very videocentric record. Many of the tracks were either made into music vids or repurposed for other videos this year and last. The styles and genres do vary (Messages are indeed quite Mixed), so there's something for everyone to love. Or something.

I am deeply grateful to the fine players who appeared on these recordings. Do look up their regular stuff.
Bob Rice is the drummer for Spanky and the Love Handles. Sidney Cox plays with various bands in Atlanta. Bart Ramsey's gypsy jazz combo Zazou City can be seen regularly around New Orleans. Gina Forsyth is a brilliant songwriter and player who can be heard just about everywhere, but nearly every Sunday at Tipitina's with Bruce Daigrepont. D Robert is a fine writer and player known for his eclectic work in the 1980s and beyond. Paul Longstreth is among the cream of New Orleans piano players. George 'Keys' Izquierdo has been writing, playing and producing in New Orleans for nigh on forty years.

As always, most profound gratitude to Chris Finney for invaluable advice on mix choices. Jai guru Fin.

Cover image of the Very Large Array courtesy National Radio Astronomy Observatory/Associated Universities, Inc./National Science Foundation http://www.nrao.edu/



1. Down the Devil's Highway USWGE1200115 ASCAP Work # 884749748
The raw story of a long, dangerous ride, featuring The Americanos.
Moon Melancon: guitars, Matt Sylvest: bass, Phillip Roddy: drums
video available on youtube.com/LouieLudwig

2. Lonely Smoker USWGE1200114 ASCAP Work 884749747
A love story in three packs.
Bob Rice: drums, Sidney Cox: trumpet, Bart Ramsey: accordion

3. The World is a Grinding Wheel USWGE1200101 ASCAP Work # 883741110
Written for a film noir video
D Robert: bass, George Keys Izquierdo: organ, Gina Forsyth: fiddle, Rosie Rosato: percussion
video available on youtube.com/LouieLudwig

4. The Legend of the Tea Party Patriots USWGE1100123 ASCAP Work # 883357976
Just a little history lesson, busker-style.
video available on youtube.com/LouieLudwig

5. The Little Peoples' Parade USWGE1100122 ASCAP Work 884749826
An old cheese track rewritten to honor the Krewe of 'Tit Rex, New Orleans' tiniest Mardi Gras parade.
video available on youtube.com/LouieLudwig

6. Four Wheel Phone Booth USWGE1200109 ASCAP Work # 884280846
Another fine outing with The Americanos. Dedicated to all of America's great telephone operators, beauticians and gourmands masquerading as drivers.
Moon Melancon: guitars, Matt Sylvest: bass, Rusty Bouvier: drums, George Keys Izquierdo: organ
video available on youtube.com/LouieLudwig

7. The Future Just Ain't What It Used to Be USWGE1200102 ASCAP # 883857630
A Glam 70s soundtrack for a retro future. Guest vocalist: Sputnik 1, recorded 1957
video available on youtube.com/LouieLudwig

8. Black Friday USWGE1200116 ASCAP Work 884749827
Another in my running tradition of really depressing Christmas songs. youtube.com
Bart Ramsey: accordion
video available on youtube.com/LouieLudwig

9. My Secret Life in Rio USWGE1200113 ASCAP Work 884749828
Another old track, reinvented.
Sidney Cox: trumpet, D Robert: bass, Paul Longstreth: piano
Drum cadence samples: USAFB

10. My Town USWGE1200117 ASCAP Work 884749901 video ISRC USWGE129117
I'm serious about this one. If you remember Katrina, please support OccupySandy.
Gina Forsyth: fiddle
video available on youtube.com/LouieLudwig




Blues: 2, 6
Cheese/Demento/Lounge: 1, 5, 9
Singer-songwriter: 4, 8, 10
Dark: 2, 3, 8, 10
Noir: 3, 10






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