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Nick Drake's Jukebox


  • 1. St. James Infirmary - Louis Armstrong
    2. Heart Full of Soul - The Yardbirds
    3. Parchman Farm - Bukka White
    4. Gallows Tree - Odetta
    5. Blue in Green - Miles Davis
    6. Careless Love - Josh White
    7. Betty and Dupree - Brownie McGhee
    8. Chega de Saudade - Joao Gilberto
    9. Summertime - Billie Holiday
    10. If You Leave Me Pretty Mama - Dave Van Ronk
    11. Black Mountain Blues - Dave Van Ronk
    12. Little Woman You're So Sweet - Blind Boy Fuller
    13. Cocaine Blues - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
    14. Samson and Delilah - Reverend Gary Davis/Rev. Gary Davis
    15. Guinevere - Donovan
    16. Girl from the North Country - Bob Dylan
    17. Gypsy Davey - Woody Guthrie
    18. Black Girl - Pete Seeger
    19. I Ain't Marching Anymore - Phil Ochs
    20. I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground - Bascom Lamar Lunsford
    21. Blackwaterside - Bert Jansch
    22. Wedding Dress - Pentangle
    23. When Do I Get to Be Called a Man - Big Bill Broonzy
    24. Hellhound on My Trail - Robert Johnson
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1674

  • Credits
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    Nick Drake's hushed and unhurried recordings have always seemed so insular that it's difficult to imagine they were influenced by anyone or anything, but of course they were, because every musician builds in some fashion on what went before. This jukebox sampler of tracks that influenced Drake in one way or another seems obvious in retrospect -- each of these 24 selections has a certain melancholy aura and a feel of quiet, controlled desperation that is central to Drake's musical landscape. But even aside from the Drake connection, this is a wonderfully poignant and cohesive playlist, including such varied (but somehow similar, too, in mood) gems as Louis Armstrong's version of "St. James Infirmary," Bukka White's "Parchman Farm," Donovan's "Guinevere," Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country," Bascom Lamar Lunsford's "I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground," Bert Jansch's "Blackwaterside," and Robert Johnson's "Hellhound on My Trail," among others. Stick this disc in the player with any Drake disc and hit shuffle -- Drake's delicately haunted world becomes both clearer and more mysterious at once. ~ Steve Leggett

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