In a valiant effort to make these things more regular, here's another Jumpin' With Stagger Lee mix, barely two months after the last.

We lost David Berman in August. He was best known for his half-a-dozen albums fronting Silver Jews but just a couple of weeks before he took his life, he released his sole album as Purple Mountains. And it's perfect. Even if it weren't for the awful backstory, it would be a strong contender for album of the year. So this mix contains two Purple Mountains songs, and what beautiful, wry, heartbreaking, uplifting songs they are.

Other than that, there's a new single from local heroes Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, and a debut single from Bristol's King Dukes . Barrence Whitfield normally leaves me a little cold, but his new album of Sun Ra covers is a thing of joy so that's represented. And then it's the usual mess of sounds...

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    Tracklist
    01. Rob Heron & The Teapad Orchestra - Swinging Like A Brick
    02. Purple Mountains - Margaritas at the Mall
    03. Bo Diddley - Funky Fly
    04. Eddie Fisher - Long Line Rider
    05. Sissie Houston - Bring Him Back
    06. Broadway - You Just Don't Know
    07. Minnie Jones & The Minuettes - Shadow Of A Memory
    08. ‘Cile Turner - Crap Shootin' Sinner
    09. Little Junior Parker & His Blue Flames - Mystery Train
    10. Boxcar Preachers - God Moves On The Water
    11. Sheila Hylton - Breakfast In Bed
    12. Alton Ellis - La La Means I Love You
    13. Caitlin Rose - For The Rabbits
    14. Bobbie Gentry - The Girl from Cincinnati
    15. Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Is In)
    16. The Faces - Ooh La La
    17. Big Star - Ballad Of El Goodo
    18. The King Dukes - Kid Gloves
    19. Darondo - The Wolf
    20. The Outfit - Use Me
    21. Black Velvet With Ram John Holder - Goodwill To All Mankind
    22. Val Bennett - The Russians Are Coming
    23. Barrence Whitfield & The Soul Savage Arkestra - I'm Gonna Unmask The Batman
    24. Charlie Parr - Peaceful Valley
    25. Pure Prairie League - Tears
    26. David Price - National Everybody Hate Me Week
    27. Glen Campbell - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
    28. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See A Darkness
    29. Purple Mountains - Nights That Won’t Happen
    30. Lee Hazlewood - My Autumn's Done Come
    31. Sophie Hunger - Le Vent Nous Portera
    32. Marlene Shaw - Wade In The Water
    33. Mavis Staples - You Send Me
    34. Sam Cooke - Jesus Gave Me Water
    35. Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground


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    • 121 bpm
    • Key: Abm
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