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  1. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    20 Apr '09 20:40
    Very nice compilation put out by redhot.org to raise money for AIDS research. They've done some excellent ones in the past as well.

    32 tracks. Good music for a good cause.

    http://www.redhot.org/
    http://www.darkwasthenight.com/

    Review:
    http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/12717-dark-was-the-night/

    Track List:

    THIS DISC
    1 Knotty Pine – Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
    2 Cello Song (Nick Drake) – The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
    3 Train Song (Vashti Bunyan recorded, written by Alasdair Clayre) – Feist + Ben Gibbard
    4 Brackett, WI – Bon Iver
    5 Deep Blue Sea – Grizzly Bear
    6 So Far Around the Bend – The National (arrangement by Nico Muhly)
    7 Tightrope – Yeasayer
    8 Feeling Good (popularized by Nina Simone) – My Brightest Diamond
    9 Dark Was the Night (Blind Willie Johnson) – Kronos Quartet
    10 I Was Young When I Left Home (Bob Dylan) – Antony + Bryce Dessner
    11 Big Red Machine – Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner
    12 Sleepless – The Decemberists
    13 Stolen Houses (Die) – Iron and Wine
    14 Service Bell – Grizzly Bear + Feist
    15 You Are The Blood – Sufjan Stevens

    THAT DISC
    1 Well-Alright – Spoon
    2 Lenin – Arcade Fire
    3 Mimizan – Beirut
    4 El Caporal – My Morning Jacket
    5 Inspiration Information (Shuggie Otis) – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
    6 With A Girl Like You (The Troggs) – Dave Sitek
    7 Blood Pt 2 (based on original song "You are the Blood" by the Castanets) – Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
    8 Hey, Snow White (Destroyer) – The New Pornographers
    9 Gentle Hour (Snapper) – Yo La Tengo
    10 Another Saturday (traditional song) – Stuart Murdoch
    11 Happiness – Riceboy Sleeps
    12 Amazing Grace (traditional song) – Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues
    13 The Giant Of Illinois (Handsome Family) – Andrew Bird
    14 Lua – Conor Oberst + Gillian Welch
    15 When the Road Runs Out – Blonde Redhead + Devastations
    16 Love vs. Porn – Kevin Drew
  2. 20 Apr '09 20:54
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
    This is an intriguing collaboration.
  3. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    20 Apr '09 21:02
    Originally posted by darvlay
    This is an intriguing collaboration.
    It's on youtube, if you are curious enough to check it out at home.
  4. 20 Apr '09 21:33
    Sounds good, will check it out.. cheers.
  5. 20 Apr '09 22:34
    Originally posted by Palynka
    It's on youtube, if you are curious enough to check it out at home.
    Indeed.

    YouTube

    A wacky little feel good song. Looking forward to the new Projectors album...
  6. 21 Apr '09 13:01
    Bought it and am really enjoying it, thanks for the info!
  7. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    23 Apr '09 04:14
    Aye, this looks intriguing enough for actual purchase. Plus we can all cure AIDS or something.
  8. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    23 Apr '09 08:29
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    Aye, this looks intriguing enough for actual purchase. Plus we can all cure AIDS or something.
    You have a star?!? 😲
  9. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    23 Apr '09 15:16
    Originally posted by Palynka
    You have a star?!? 😲
    Indeed.
  10. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    23 Apr '09 20:26
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    Aye, this looks intriguing enough for actual purchase. Plus we can all cure AIDS or something.
    Sorry, my original post wasn't clear.

    This is to raise money for AIDS weapons.
  11. 27 Apr '09 01:15
    Thought this was about the song by Blind Wilie Johnson. Dark was the Night - Cold was the Ground
  12. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    27 Apr '09 01:25
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Sorry, my original post wasn't clear.

    This is to raise money for AIDS weapons.
    High five!
  13. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Apr '09 20:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Thought this was about the song by Blind Wilie Johnson. Dark was the Night - Cold was the Ground
    Yep, was thinking the same thing. I think Rory Block did a cover of it also.
    And I think Ry Cooder did it in the '70's.
  14. 29 Apr '09 00:02
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Thought this was about the song by Blind Wilie Johnson. Dark was the Night - Cold was the Ground
    Did you miss this?
    9 Dark Was the Night (Blind Willie Johnson) – Kronos Quartet

    I have to wonder what that sounds like. I wasn't crazy about the Kronos album with Monk tunes, but I found the one covering Bill Evans likeable.

    I came here thinking it was the Allen Lowe album where he covers it with Roswell Rudd 🙂
  15. 29 Apr '09 13:24
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    Did you miss this?
    9 Dark Was the Night (Blind Willie Johnson) – Kronos Quartet

    I have to wonder what that sounds like. I wasn't crazy about the Kronos album with Monk tunes, but I found the one covering Bill Evans likeable.

    I came here thinking it was the Allen Lowe album where he covers it with Roswell Rudd 🙂
    Yeah but you can't beat the original. Growling, crawling blues at it's best.