Jimmy Reed – The Very Best of Jimmy Reed (iTunes)
Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings (iTunes)
Elmore James – Let's Cut It – The Very Best of Elmore James (iTunes)
Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings (iTunes)
R.L. Burnside – A Ass Pocket Of Whiskey (iTunes)
It’s so F’ing beautiful in Los Angeles today!!!!
There is a great article in the new issue of Rolling Stone on the 10 year anniversary of The Big Lebowski; “The Decade Of The Dude” written by Sam Jones.
Assistant Editor, Andy Greene, contributes an excellent piece “Inside the Dude’s Stoner Soundtrack”. In the article, music supervisor T-Bone Burnett recounts his troubles in securing the rights to Townes Van Zandt’s cover of the Stones’ “Dead Flowers“.
“[Former Stones manager] Allen Klein owns the rights to it,” Burnett says. “He wanted $150,000.” Burnett begged Klein to just come down and watch an early cut of Lebowski. “It got to the part where the Dude says, ‘I hate the fuckin’ Eagles, man!’ Klein stands up and says, ‘That’s it, you can have the song!’ That was beautiful.” For the record, Burnett agrees with the Dude (”[The Eagles] sort of single-handedly destroyed that whole scene that was brewing back then,” he says), but the line infuriated Glenn Frey. “I ran into [Frey] and he gave me some shit,” Jeff Bridges says. “I can’t remember what he said exactly, but my anus tightened a bit.”
In an interview Danger Mouse said he was driving to the studio one day and heard “Gone Daddy Gone” and felt the Femmes didn’t get enough love for the classic hit. So he and Cee-Lo recorded the cover that afternoon for their album St. Elsewhere.
8138 W Third St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 852-1552
Disclaimer: I did not know that El Carmen and Jones (July Featured Jukebox) were owned by the same person. I love both places and they have excellent Jukeboxes. There’s some overlap in tunes, but in a good way.
El Carmen has been in business since 1927 and for the past 10 years it’s been located on 3rd Street. A rare feat for this town. They offer over 450 different brands of tequila; prices range from $7 to $300 a pour. The beautiful Blanca was working behind the bar with Mike. Both of them have been working for the institution for several years and they know their shit.
*Tacos are great
*Crazy old-school paintings of Mexican Wrestlers hang from the ceiling
*Limited seating, so get there early
Jukebox: $5 dollars for 18 selections (Sly And The Family Stone, Van Halen, Stones, Hendrix, Sex Pistols and Clash and many others)