Thursday, June 18, 2009

Somebody Slipped Me A Mickey:

Quick question:
Where do Tom Waits, The Replacements, James Taylor, Yma Sumac, Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt, Syd Straw, Natalie Merchant, Michael Stipe, Sinead O'Conner, Buster Poindexter and Sun Ra all get together to express their love for vintage songs made popular by Walt Disney films?

Well, the answer is the STAY AWAKE compilation (originally released in 1988).
Thanks to visionary Hal Willner for giving us such a strange, delightful, and disturbing record.
Mind-boggling, on a few levels...even tho' it has it's pitfalls.


6 comments:

Brakhage said...

Brilliant record. I remember loving this when it came out. Thanks!

Goofy said...

Walt Disney tunes plus Waits, Raitt, Sun Ra, Los Lobos, Yma Sumac?!?! This I MUST have. Thanks a lot!

icastico said...

I too had this when it was new...good stuff.

SAMCROW said...

finally i've got it! thanks so much

j said...

thanks for this. You've managed to dig up some truly BIZARRE recordings here. Mind-bending. Listening to Jun Tagaraw doing a j pop version of pachelbels canon right now, thanks to you. Thanks, to you!

dugg said...

how great to see this here- been a wilner fan since Amarcord, and haven't heard this in a very long time....
thanks for your hard work bringing all this great music together here...
all the best,
d