≡ Menu

Swamp Music

Several years ago, on the old site, we posted a collection of mp3s. As the Internet is truly international, a Chinese site that links to music found these old songs and has linked to them There have been several hundred downloads this month alone. So for the rest of you, here’s the original post and links.

In 1999, Attitude Records contacted Jacksonville musician, musicologist and recording engineer Mike Fitzgerald about an interesting project. The idea was to have current North Florida musicians do covers of past hits originally recorded by North Florida musicians and songwriters. Musicians volunteered to play and began cutting the tracks at several First Coast studios. But, as happens in the industry, the record company went under and the recorded songs sat on tape in Mike’s studio gathering dust.

We’re happy to be able to release them here for educational purposes. They’re in mp3 format.

Train-Train – by Stevie Ray Stiletto

Midnight Rider – by Todd Horn

Rockin’ Into The Night – by Dovetonsil

Hold On Loosely – by Sunshine Jones

Flirtin’ With Disaster – by Powerball

Heartbreak Hotel – Jennifer Ray

Gimme Three Steps – by Leonard Skinhead

Whippin’ Post – Haggard

Dreams – Ron Perry

Spooky – Lovecraft

Simple Man – Dan McClintock and Ryan Key

What If I’d Been The One – Happy Hour

Techno-cly, It’s The Orange Blossom Special – DJ Juan and the Minorcan Mob

{ 1 comment… add one }
  • Mockinbird January 14, 2008, 10:12 pm

    Mr. Paxety,
    What an excellent post! A treasured post!
    The first listen was, of course, Heartbreak Hotel, by Jennifer Ray; it captures old 1950’s Main Street, Jax. I happen to know, cause I was there at the time, Capri Motel!
    Now, on to Simple Man!

Leave a Comment