Filmmaker Ward Serril created a short mini doc on Seattle, Kexp and Sub Records called Something in the Water. I first checked out Sub Pop in college (join the club) listening to bands like the Afghan Whigs and Jesus & Mary Chain and they are one of the few record labels that has consistenly signed top notch bands in the past 20 years.
A quick check of my ipod and so many of the artists are from Sub Pop, Band of Horses, Constantines, Fleet Foxes, Red House Painters, Beach House, Rapture, Shins, Washed Out, etc. Like any music fan I wish it was a little longer and dove a little deeper but it was a nice overview of the Seattle music scene. If you are interested in checking out some of the other recommended record labels please check the posts on the Trojan Box Set Nyahbinghi and Crate Digging in NYC.
Here are some vintage Rockabilly gems from the 50s and 60s you might want to check out. If you are at all a fan of Johnny Cash, or 50s era Elvis you might like these. Only about half were on Itunes (rockabilly playlist here) so I posted one additional track by Eddie Bond. Admittedly there is not as much of an opportunity to spin Rockabilly in the city aside of either a very specific event or the occasional bar gig.
1. Billy Barrix – Cool Off Baby 2. Carl Perkins – Put Your Cat Clothes On 3. Charlie Feathers – Loving My Baby 4. Curtis Johnson – Baby Baby 5. Danny Wolfe – Let's Flat Get It 6. Dennis Herrold – Hip Hip Baby 7. Eddie Bond – Rockin' Daddy 8. George & Earl – Done Gone 9. Hayden Thompson – Love My Baby 10. Jackie Cochran – Mama I Know 11. Janis Martin – Drugstore Rock n' Roll 12. Jimmy Edwards – Love Bug Crawl 13. Jimmy Lloyd – Where the Rio De Rosa Flows 14. Johnny Burnette Trio – Rockabilly Boogie 15. Kenny Parchman – I Feel Like Rockin' 16. Marty Robbins – Long Tall Sally 17. Pearly Lee – Billy Lee Riley 18. Rudy Grayzell – Ducktail 19. Warner Mack – Roc-A-Chicka 20. Werly Fairburn – Everybody's Rockin'
1. I've Got a Tiger By the Tail – Buck Owens 2. Kiss an Angel Good Mornin' – Charley Pride 3. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton 4. Walking In the Dark – Dottie West 5. Lay Down Sally – Eric Clapton 6. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young – Faron Young 7. It's Saturday Night – Faron Young 8. Love Bug – George Jones 9. Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell 10. Move It On Over – Hank Williams 11. East Bound and Down – Jerry Reed 12. Thank God I'm a Country Boy – John Denver 13. Get Rhythm – Johnny Cash 14. Take This Job and Shove It – Johnny Paycheck 15. Blue Ribbon Beer – Johnny Russell 16. You and Me – Kitty Wells 17. You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man – Loretta Lynn 18. Louisiana Saturday Night – Mel McDaniel 19. Honky Tonk Night Time Man – Merle Haggard 20. Mixed Up Mess of a Heart – Merle Haggard & The Strangers 21. Elvira – Oak Ridge Boys 22. Your Good Girl's Gonna Go Bad – Tammy Wynette 23. You Ask Me To – Waylon Jennings 24. Luckenbach, Texas – Waylon Jennings 25. Uncloudy Day – Willie Nelson