Jimmy Binkley, "Wine, Wine, Wine"

The holidays are in full swing, and I think a lot of us could use a little liquid merriment to help us get through the homestretch. I couldn't find out much about Jimmy Binkley—he doesn't even have a Wikipedia entry—beyond the fact that he seems to have lived out the days since this number was released on Chess Records' Checker imprint in 1955 in Peoria, IL, where he died in 2015. The undeniably cool piano riff, loping bass line will have you reaching for a corkscrew in no time.


"The 21 Best Southern Albums of 2021," The Bitter Southerner

While there may be a few duds on this list (looking at you, Lil Nas X), The Bitter Southerner's year-end round-up never fails to bring to my attention some great music that I'd not previously heard of. Susto, Mereba, and Curtis Harding were some of the standouts for me this year.

Upcoming Show

The Long Farewells (with MidAmerican Elevator, Nad Navillus, and El Condor) - February 11, Montrose Saloon

The first Long Farewells show of 2022 is officially on the books! Join us at what has become our home-away-from-home, the Montrose Saloon, at 8pm on Friday, February 11. That's right, it's an early show on a weekend night, so come out and celebrate with us! Check out the event listing on Facebook or Songkick for details.
Rough Mix is a newsletter about all things audio curated by Aaron Rester and brought to you by Beartrap Spring Records. Every other week, I highlight great music, articles, podcasts and more that I think are worth sharing and spending some time with. Have a suggestion for something to share? Email, or connect with Beartrap Spring on YoutubeFacebook or Twitter. Music highlighted in these emails is available on our Spotify playlist.
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