Border hawks and radical sheriffs may unjustly define Arizona’s national profile, but there are powerful vibrations still at play in the dry air of the Sonoran Desert – echoes of old Hoozdo Hahoodzo — bouncing off the rocks, through the canyons and off the cacti.
The songs featured here span many genres, all recorded in Arizona between 1951-1971: dusty garage rock, riffing funk, Latin soul, psychedelic surf, lonesome queens and kings of country, and hot breeze lounge. They’re sounds of Old Gold, sounds of an older, even weirder, Arizona.
Get It: Old Gold :: A Sonoran Soul Mixtape (35 min.)
tracklisting after the jump…
The Hobbit – Top of the Morning 
The Al Casey Combo – Laughin’ 
Eddie Dimas & The Upsets – Por Perido Amor 
We the People – Function Underground 
Vernon Wray – Lonely Son 
Condello – Oh No 
Ed Lee Natay – Santa Ana Bow and Arrow Dance 
Jimmie “Playboy” Knight with Henry “Mojo” Thompson – Little Ann 
Wanda Jackson – Right or Wrong *recorded “in person” at Mr. Lucky’s, Phoenix, AZ
Reverend Louis Overstreet – Say Seven Prayers 
Lee Hazlewood – Son of a Gun 
Kennelmus – Goodbye Pamela Ann 
Duane Eddy – Movin’ and Groovin’ 
The deadline for our second annual Paper Darts Short Fiction Award draws nearer and nearer. Have you started working on your piece yet?
For 800 words or fewer, you can win:
- $800 (USD)
- A custom-illustrated short story website (hosted by us for a year)
- Publication in Paper Darts Volume 5, due out in June 2013
- Elliott Holt’s approval
- Our approval
- Eternal glory
“Who is on the food truck beat!” - Why are regulations on Chicago food trucks so intense and why are gourmet pancakes so delicious?
After years of hard campaigning from entrepreneurs and fans of street begotten eats, food trucks that are licensed to cook on board are (very slowly) starting to hit the Chicago market. Beth Kregor of the Institute for Justice and Leah Wilcox owner of Baby Cakes Pancake truck will talk about how the laws play out on paper and in real life.