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Yewknee Summer Mix Series 2010

Posted in music by gwen on August 3, 2010

You know I love the Yewknee Summer Mix Series, which is a clearing house of user-submitted summer-themed mixes e.g. a whole lot of free new music for you and me!

The 2010 collection is gangbusters, but here are a couple that made the cut and got downloaded at Chez Gwen [I’m still working on listening to them all].

Dreams in Audio: Express Yourself
Starsky: Crack & Weed
Jeremy Okai Davis: I Got A Story To Tell
upbeat sitdown: Run for Cover
Fuzznote: Nightfall
Bret Easton Ellis Summer Edition [1980s club night]
Strawberry Fields are planted [Beatles rarities and 1960s]
Hope is just a waking dream [chillwavey]
For Pops: Taking it old school [1970s-80s R&B]
Savannah High: Nothing Stays the Same [1980s R&B/dance]

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Sparkleneely CD swap April mixtape

Posted in music by gwen on May 27, 2010

Ernie, Antoinette AND MOTHER-IN-LAW K-DOE

Photo taken at the Mid-City Lanes Rock’n Bowl in New Orleans. Original photo by Paula Burch.

I’m in this CD swap club and April was my month. My mix is awesome. Play it here.

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oh hai monday monday!

Posted in music by gwen on March 1, 2010

BFI + clouds

I’m in this CD exchange club and this month’s is extra-special, a bunch of sassy jumpseat R&B ripped from 78s. I uploaded a copy because you should be enjoying it, too. Get it here!

Tracklist:
01. Bad Bad Whisky (Amos Milburn and his Aladdin Chickenshackers)
02. But Officer (Sonny Knight)
03. Drunk (Jimmy Liggins and his 3-D Music)
04. I’m So Lonely (The Regals)
05. I Got Loaded (Peppermint Harris)
06. unknown (Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats)
07. Me and My Bottle (Ernestine Smith with Band)
08. Money Honey (Clyde Mcphatter and the Drifters)
09. Mr. Thrill (Mildred Jones with Pluma Davis and His Rockets)
10. Rocket 69 (Todd Rhodes Orchestra)
11. Sit Down and Drink It Over (Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends)
12. Too Tight Mama (Mabel Smith)
13. Unitar Rock (Willie Jo and His Unitar)
14. The Wallflower (Etta James and the Peaches)
15. Whatcha’ Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You (Chuck Willis)
16. Wild Wild Young Men (Rose Maddox)
17. 55 Seconds (The Charms)

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Striving for perfection

Posted in music by gwen on January 27, 2010

Super highly recommended free download: Wu Tang Vs. The Beatles: Enter The Magical Mystery Chambers.

seriously. you will love this. it is jazzy and hip hoppy and poppy and exactly what mash-ups should be, seamless and unrecognizable and so familiar all at once.

wu-tang vs. the beatles

What are you listening to lately?