Friday, June 24, 2011
Many years ago I lucked into getting this promo CD at a record store. The CD was packaged in a Styrofoam container and made to look like a package of fresh meat from the grocery store. Fortunately I got 2 copies, 1 that I could open and listen to, the other to keep as a package of meat. This is a sampler put together by The Right Stuff label celebrating some of the fine soul artists that they would be re-releasing. The music is awesome, fine artists like Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass and Lou Rawls to name a few. This sampler has some of these fine artists hits, not lesser known tracks. So it is a very excellent sampler both for it's unique packaging and quality music included. I am only offering this in mp3 format since most of these songs are still available to purchase. I highly recommend that you pick up some of these fine artists on CD format.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Last Fall, I woke up to some very rainy weather, and it looked certain that the weather would stay rainy for the entire day. I felt it was the perfect time to make a mix consisting of Shoe-gaze and similar music. The great tunes made it one of the best rainy days of my life. This collection consists of some of my favorite music of all time. I hope you will enjoy this as much as I do. It is presented in a continuous mp3 mix because the songs flow into each other and many of the tracks are still available to purchase. It is offered in 160-256 VBR mp3 format. The tracks are:
Ride - Leave Them All Behind
Pale Saints - A Thousand Stars Burst Open
Comsat Angels - I Come From The Sun
Chapterhouse - Something More
Red House Painters - Mistress (Remix)
The Chills - Singing In My Sleep
Revolver - Heaven Sent An Angel
Cocteau Twins - Musette And Drums
Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic
The Choir - Consider
Curve - Missing Link
Markus James - Everything Is Different Now
Twice Wilted - Brighter
Levitation - Smile
Inspiral Carpets - Niagara
Lush - Breeze
The awesome image came from an artist named squirrell on redbubble.com
Download Rainy Day Soundtrack I
I watched Biloxi Blues a few days ago, and instantly fell in love with the enchanting song on the opening credits. The song is "How High The Moon" by the wonderful Pat Suzuki.
I am so captivated by the song that she is now in my top 20 favorite female vocalists of all time. There was a nice best of on Compact Disc, but the songs were mastered very loud so I felt a fan remix was in order. The volume has been lowered, new EQs given to each song, and a small amount of reverb and stereo reduction has been applied where needed. I also took the liberty of adding stretched versions of "How High The Moon" and "Poor Butterfly".
I hope you will enjoy this album, if so buy a copy when you get a chance. Thankfully she is still alive and performing, so definitely see her if possible. I found five tracks that weren't on the Very Best Of collection so I will offer those under the regular link, they were remastered on Acid Pro.
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