Friday Random 10: Slightly inappropriate

After a week on the road and some fun medical procedures (all diagnostic, nothing serious going on, except getting poked and prodded in places I’ve never been poked and prodded before), I’m feeling downright ornery. My iPod and its semi-random shuffle feature appears to be reflecting that in this playlist, both taunting me with some raging and even irritating numbers (“Blood Rag,” “Skid Row Wine,” an unnecessary club mix of a Sting song) and consoling me with some fine Willie Dixon-penned blues and even some gospel.

  1. Porno for Pyros, “Blood Rag” (Porno for Pyros)
  2. Willie Dixon, “Walkin’ the Blues” (Willie Dixon: The Chess Box)
  3. Sting, “Sister Moon (Hani Commission Club Mix)” (Sting Mixes)
  4. The Pearly Gates Spiritual Singers, “Not Alone” (There Will Be No Sweeter Sound: Columbia-Okeh Post-War Gospel Sound ’47–’62)
  5. Lowell Fulsom, “Tollin’ Bells” (Willie Dixon: The Chess Box)
  6. Boston Camerata, “Bransles de village/Il etait une Cendrillon” (New Britain: The Roots of American Folksong)
  7. Virginia Glee Club, “The Good Old Song (Second Verse)” (Notes from the Path)
  8. Maggie Estep and the Spitters, “Skid Row Wine” (Kerouac: Kicks Joy Darkness)
  9. Koko Taylor, “Insane Asylum” (Willie Dixon: The Chess Box)
  10. Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, “Surf Beat” (Greatest Hits)