Sunday, September 18, 2011


Let's not ignore the elephant in the room. Most people who use the term "mixtape" in the 21st century are too young to ever have made, listened to, given or received a cassette tape. That said, we've been dragged kicking and screaming and have surrendered to the modern vernacular. A mix CD, we concede, is referred to as a mixtape.

Also, to our sensibilities, mix tape should be two words. But we digest...

This weekend, we made two "mixtapes" for the staff. One is called GFY, it comprises music that is entirely off-concept for a rhythm & blues club, mostly rock & roll with an electronic dance club tune and an early industrial tune thrown in for good measure. The other, 99 Drinks, is a musical tour through our specialty cocktail list. Here are the track listings:

1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle – Cake
2. Bitchin’ Corolla – J. Davis Trio
3. Caged Rat – Soul Asylum
4. Until the Good is Gone – Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul
5. Jackie Onassis – Human Sexual Response
6. I Don’t Want What You Got (Goin’ On) – Ike Reilly Assassination
7. So In Love with You and Me – Rockets Over Sweden
8. Balls to the Wall – Accept
9. Epic – Faith No More
10. Rock ‘n’ Roll Nigger – Patti Smith
11. God’s Gallipoli (Arqueen remix) – Poi Dog Pondering
12. Capricorn Sister – Mother Love Bone
13. Touch Me I’m Sick – Mudhoney
14. Favorite Waitress – the Modifiers
15. Can’t Hardly Wait (Tim version) – the Replacements
16. Ticking – Loud Lucy
17. Cat People – David Bowie
18. Everyday is Halloween – Ministry

The Robert Johnson
* Have you found yourself at the crossroads? Don’t make a deal with the devil. Have a shot of Rebel Yell bourbon with a dash of Crystal hot sauce. Add a Miller Highlife back for a buck.
1. Sweet Home Chicago
2. Me And The Devil Blues

The Blind Lemon Jefferson Drop
* The Godfather of the Texas blues could not have had a better name for our rendition of the Lemondrop. Pearl Black vodka, blue curacao, muddled lemons, sugar and sweet and sour. Served up in a martini glass with a sugar rim.
3. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
4. Black Snake Moan

The Chuck Berry Cosmopolitan
* We celebrate the unofficial Mayor of St. Louis and the author of all of the great early rock and roll songs and guitar licks with this Sweet Little Rock and Roller. Pearl Pomegranate, Grand Mariner, muddled limes and a splash of cranberry. Served up in a martini glass.
5. Sweet Little Sixteen
6. Roll Over Beethoven

The B.B. King Manhattan
* Take it to Beale Street and drink like a King with this blend of Crown Royal and Grand Marnier. Served over ice with a cherry.
7. The Thrill Is Gone
8. Mother Fuyer

The John Lee Hooker
* The Hook’s beverage of choice will take you back to the post World War 2 boogie scene on Hastings Street in the Motor City. This Beefeater gin and juice will leave you Boogie Chillen.
9. Boogie Chillen
10. Boom Boom

The Muddy Waters Mudslide
* Take a trip to the south side of Chicago and enjoy this concoction of Pearl Black vodka, Baileys, and Kahlua, shaken til ice cold and served straight up in a martini glass with a chocolate rim.
11. Got My Mojo Working
12. Mannish Boy

The Count Basie

* When Count Basie swings, everybody sings. Celebrate the King of “the small big band sound” of Kansas City with Stoli Vanil, Baileys, and Frangelico. Served up in a martini glass.
13. Red Bank Boogie
14. Lullaby of Birdland

The Bluesmobile
* Enjoy this tribute to the late Joliet Jake Blues. A mix of Stoli vanilla, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice and sweet and sour. Served in a mason jar over ice.
“Everybody Needs Somebody To Love”
15. Blues Brothers
16. Wilson Pickett

“She Caught the Katy”
17. Blues Brothers
18. Taj Mahal

The Highway Hurricane
* In honor of the longstanding tradition of music that has shaped its region and American music as a whole this is our house specialty cocktail served with love to you in a mason jar.
19. “Whole Lotta Loving” by Professor Longhair
20. “Fever” by The Neville Brothers

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