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luv259 The Winter Slide

The Winter Slide

an odd pop indie rock mixtape to complement your seasonal affective disorder.
photo : Jonathan Switcher
Tracklist:
  1. Afternoon Speaker – The Sea And Cake – Thrill Jockey (2000) > buy link
  2. Let Me Drive (Acoustic) – Winter Gloves – Paper Bag Records (2009)
  3. Something Green – Grizzly Bear – Warp (2013) > buy link
  4. A Thousand Syllables – Bibio – Warp (2014) > buy link
  5. Cold As Ice – Atlas Sound – Kranky (2008)
  6. Heart Is A Drum – Beck – Capitol (2014) > buy link
  7. Forever Dolphin Love – Connan Mockasin – Phantasy Sound / Mexican Summer (2010/2014) > buy link
  8. Under A Anvil Tree – Fog – Ninja Tune (2003) > buy link
  9. Canary – Liz Phair – Matador (1993) > buy link
  10. All Comes Down – Dusted – Polyvinyl Record Company / Hand Drawn Dracula (2012) > buy link
  11. The Prize – Gravenhurst – Warp (2012) > buy link
  12. Serious – Sportsguitar – Derivative (1996) > buy link
  13. Young Pilgrims – The Shins – Sub Pop (2003) > buy link
  14. Good Times – Jim O’Rourke – Drag City (2001)
  15. Casimir Pulaski Day – Sufjan Stevens – Asthmatic Kitty Records (2005) > buy link
  16. Black Flowers – Yo La Tengo – Matador (2006) > buy link

luv254

Clinging To Stars

it was the 1930’s and the US was in a Great Depression. money was tight, jobs were scarce and the country was running on empty. at the time popular music oscillated between reflecting on the reality of the situation and an uncontrollable urge to forget it and think about better days. keep in mind these recordings are 80 years old so the fidelity between songs may vary.
Tracklist
  1. (Potatoes Are Cheaper, Tomatoes Are Cheaper) Now’s The Time To Fall In Love – Victor Young and His Orchestra ft. Fran Frey – Brunswick (1931)
  2. Ragamuffin Romeo (from The King Of Jazz) – Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra ft. Jeanie Long – Columbia (1930) > buy link
  3. Are You Makin’ Any Money? – Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers – Perfect (1933) > buy link
  4. Honey Hush – Eddie Cole’s Solid Swingers – Decca (1936) > buy link
  5. Got The Jitters – Adrian Rollini and His Orchestra – Oriole (1934) > buy link
  6. Lulu’s Back In Town (from Broadway Gondolier) – Dick Powell – Brunswick (1935) > buy link
  7. I’m A Ding Dong Daddy – Louis Armstrong and His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra – Okeh (1930) > buy link
  8. Hong Kong Blues – Hoagy Carmichael – Brunswick (1938) > buy link
  9. Remember My Forgotten Man – Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra ft. Helen Rowland – Banner (1938)
  10. It Ain’t Necessarily So – Paul Robeson – Columbia Masterworks (1938) > buy link
  11. You Let Me Down (from Stars Over Broadway) – Kay Thompson & Her Boys – Brunswick (1935)
  12. When I Get Low I Get High – Chick Webb & His Orchestra ft. Ella Fitzgerald – Decca (1936) > buy link
  13. Come Up And See Me Sometime (from Take A Chance) – Cliff Edwards – CBS (1933) > buy link
  14. You’re An Old Smoothie – The Smoothies – Bluebird (1939)
  15. Dinah (from The Big Broadcast) – The Mills Brothers with Bing Crosby – Brunswick (1932) > buy link
  16. Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love (from Leave It To Me) – Mary Martin with Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra – Brunswick (1939)
  17. There’ll Be Some Changes Made – The Boswell Sisters – Brunswick (1932) > buy link
  18. Heart and Soul – Connie Boswell – Decca (1938) > buy link
  19. Two Sleepy People (from Thanks For The Memory) – Bob Hope and Shirley Ross with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra – Decca (1938) > buy link

luv250

Wintor

the final mixtape of this year’s seasonal series is an aural journey through winter that will help us get through the coldest night of the year with dreams of flowers that will bloom again.
image : Elaina Grainey
Tracklist
  1. Winter Now – Broadcast – Warp (2003) > buy link
  2. excerpt from Winter – Walter Carlos – Columbia (1972)
  3. Father Christmas – Ryuichi Sakamoto – Virgin (1983) > buy link
  4. Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne – Jimi Hendrix – Experience Hendrix / Legacy (1969/2010) > buy link
  5. excerpt from Wind/Hail Storm from an Alpine Blizzard – Syntonic Research, Inc. (1979)
  6. Winter 2 – Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter – Deutsche Grammophon (2012) > buy link
  7. Winter Prayers – Iron and Wine – Nonesuch (2013) > buy link
  8. California Dreaming – George Benson – CTI Records (1971)
  9. Coldest Night Of The Year – Twice As Much and Vashti – Immesiate / Dicristina (1966/2007) > buy link
  10. Iced Cooly – Boards Of Canada – Music70 / Warp (1995/2002) > buy link
  11. Ice Capades (Moog Music ’67) – Van Dyke Parks – Bananastan (1967/2011) > buy link
  12. Skating – Vince Guaraldi Trio – Fantasy (1965) > buy link
  13. Winters Love – Animal Collective – FatCat Records (2004) > buy link
  14. Wintertime Love – The Doors – Elektra (1968) > buy link
  15. Hutchinson Jail – Lee Hazlewood – Reprise / 1972 (1966/2014) > buy link
  16. Snowbird – Anne Murray – Capitol (1970) > buy link

luv249

The Dahling Limited

does your party have the blahs? for a quick remedy pop on the latest mixtape of swinging sixties sounds from sweet daddy luv. it’s a surefire way to light up your affair. you’re welcome dahling.
image : Francine Anjoux
Tracklist
  1. Soul Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones – Mercury / Wax Time (1962/2013) > buy link
  2. Jungle Beat (from The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) – Hugo Montenegro – RCA Victor (1966)
  3. Out Of Nowhere – Bob & Phil and the Orchestra – Project 3 Total Sound (1966)
  4. Operation Smash (from Hawaii Five-O) – Morton Stevens – Capitol (1969) > buy link
  5. Blues A-Go-Go – Lalo Schifrin – Verve (1965)
  6. It Ain’t Necessarily So – Doc Severinsen – Command Records / Sparton (1966)
  7. Holy Flypaper (from Batman) – Nelson Riddle – 20th Century Fox Records (1966) > buy link
  8. Sunshine Superman – Enoch Light’s Action – Project 3 Total Sound (1967)
  9. Bee’s Knees – The John Barry Seven – Parlophone / EMI (1958/1979) > buy link
  10. Big Noise From The Jungle – Sandy Nelson – Sunset Records (1967) > buy link
  11. Theme From ‘The Munsters’ – Jimmy Smith – Verve (1965)
  12. Sneaky Search (from The Girl From U.N.C.L.E.) – Teddy Randazzo – MGM Records (1967) > buy link
  13. What Now My Love – Urbie Green – Project 3 Total Sound (1967)
  14. The Tiber Twist (from The Pink Panther) – Henry Mancini – RCA Victor (1963) > buy link
  15. The Chelsea Memorandum – Lalo Schifrin – MCA Records (1967)

luv243

Accumulating Cumulus

a collection of odd pop dug out of the Record Canyon for your listening pleasure. radio pop in an alternate universe.
photo : Jupiter designs, photo taken by the satellite of luv
Tracklist
  1. Too Late, Too Far – Cant – Terrible Records / Warp (2011) > buy link
  2. Alley Cats – Hot Chip – Astralwerks / Parlophone (2010) > buy link
  3. Irene – Caribou – City Slang (2007) > buy link
  4. Noir Blues To Tinnitus – Of Montreal – Polyvinyl Record Company (2012) > buy link
  5. Faults – Seefeel – Warp (2010) > buy link
  6. All Is Full Of Love (In Love With Funkstörung Mix) – Björk – FatCat Records (1998)
  7. Sideliner – Timtim – Bpitch Control – (2003) > buy link
  8. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan – Dntel ft. Benjamin Gibbard – Plug Research / Sub Pop (2001/2011) > buy link
  9. For You (ISAN Remix) – Solvent – Ghostly International (2004) > buy link
  10. Take Off Your Skirt – Bibio – Warp (2011) > buy link
  11. Rollerblades – Kwes. – Warp (2013) > buy link
  12. Give Me My Month – James Blake – Atlas Recordings / Polydor (2011) > buy link
  13. Mr. Baby – The Internal Tulips – Planet Mu (2010) > buy link
  14. 40 Days – Lali Puna – Morr Music (2002) > buy link
  15. Children Of The Times – Solar Bears – Planet Mu (2010) > buy link
  16. Another Pearl (The “Broadcast” Remix) – Badly Drawn Boy – Twisted Nerve / XL Recordings (2000) > buy link
  17. Shangri-La – Yacht – DFA (2011) > buy link

luv237

Fell

mixtape #3 in this series of seasonal soundscapes mirrors the changes happening in the cool crispness of fall. autumnal audio.
photo : Autumn Waters
Tracklist
  1. September Song – Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France – Barclay (1947/1975) > buy link
  2. My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion – The Flaming Lips – Warner Bros. (2006) > buy link
  3. Autumn Sweater – Yo La Tengo – Matador (1997) > buy link
  4. October – Pivot – Warp (2008) > buy link
  5. excerpt from Wind In The Trees – Syntonic Research, Inc. (1974)
  6. October Country – October Country – Epic (1968)
  7. Autumn Almanac – The Kinks – Pye Records / Golden Hour (1967/1971) > buy link
  8. Harvest Breed – Nick Drake – Island (1972) > buy link
  9. Girl From The North Country – Bob Dylan – Columbia (1963) > buy link
  10. excerpt from Fall – Walter Carlos – Columbia (1972)
  11. Night Of The Vampire – The Moontrekkers – Parlophone / Acced Records (1961/2012) > buy link
  12. November – Neu! – Grönland Records (1985/2010) > buy link
  13. Rose Hip November – Vashti Bunyan – Philips / Dicristina (1970/2004) > buy link
  14. Autumn 2 – Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter – Deutsche Grammophon (2012) > buy link
  15. Comin’ Back To Me – Jefferson Airplane – RCA Victor (1967) > buy link
  16. Autumn – Joanna Newsom – Drag City (2010) > buy link

luv234

this isn’t any life
it’s just a stupid lifestyle

this is a sample of the punk rock / new wave / no wave / punk funk / rock ‘n’ roll sound that was created in the Pertri dish that was New York City over a period of 8 hot summers (1976-1983).
photo : Ronny Woke
Ramones R.I.P.
Tracklist
  1. Optimo – Liquid Liquid – 99 Records / Mo Wax (1983/1997) > buy link
  2. My Love For You – ESG – 99 Records (1983) > buy link
  3. Button Up – The Bloods – 021 Records / Exit International Records / Soul Jazz (1981/2003)
  4. The Attack Of The Giant Ants – Blondie – Private Stock Records (1976) > buy link
  5. Warning Sign – Talking Heads – Sire (1978) > buy link
  6. Marquee Moon – Television – Elektra (1977) > buy link
  7. She Creatures – impLOG – Log Records / Soul Jazz (1980/2006) > buy link
  8. Rituals – Bush Tetras – Fetish Records / Stiff Recoprds / ROIR (1981/2003) > buy link
  9. Human Fly – The Cramps – Illegal Records (1979) > buy link
  10. Hey Little Girl (live from C.B.G.B.’s) – Dead Boys – Sire (1977) > buy link
  11. I Can’t Give You Anything – Ramones – Sire (1977) > buy link
  12. Slow Murder – Material – Celluloid (1980) > buy link
  13. This Song – Polyrock – RCA (1980)
  14. Throw Me Away – The Contortions – ZE Records (1979) > buy link
  15. #3 (In The Corn Belt) – Dinosaur L – Sleeping Bag Records / Traffic Entertainment Group (1981/2012)
  16. I Dreamed I Dream – Sonic Youth – Neutral Records / Goofin’ Records (1982/2006) > buy link
  17. Cheree (Original) – Suicide – Red Star Records (1977/1999) > buy link

luv233

Arranged Arrangements

this mixtape is an arrangement of arrangements dedicated to the arrangers. the ones who’s job it is to take a composition and make it the best it can be.
Tracklist
  1. The Magnificent Seven – John Barry Seven – Columbia / EMI (1961/1979) > buy link
  2. Kelly’s Heroes – Lalo Schifrin – MGM Records (1970)
  3. March With Hope – Hugo Montenegro and his Orchestra – RCA Victor (1968) > buy link
  4. Hot Gold (from After The Fox) – Burt Bacharach – United Artists Records (1966) > buy link
  5. Out On The Rolling Sea When Jesus Speak To Me – Van Dyke Parks – Warner Bros. / Bananastan (1970/2011)
  6. Holy Thursday – David Axelrod – Capitol (1968) > buy link
  7. Tiger In The Night – Mandingo – Studio 2 Stereo (1973)
  8. Kriminal Theme – Les Maledictus Sound – Canusa / Dagored (1968/2000) > buy link
  9. Seven Keys For Seven Doors – Brother Jack McDuff – Blue Note (1970)
  10. Blue Jungle – Les Baxter – Capitol / So Far Out (1959/2013) > buy link
  11. Slalom (Original Single Edit) (from Slalom) – Ennio Morricone – Dagored (1965/2000) > buy link
  12. The Enchanted Sea – Martin Denny – Liberty Records (1959/1961) > buy link
  13. Bilbao Song – The Gil Evans Orchestra – Impulse! / DOXY (1961/2013) > buy link
  14. The Seventh Seal – Scott Walker – Philips (1969) > buy link
  15. Lawman – Al Caiola – Sunset Records (1961)
  16. Finale (from The Magnificent Seven) – Elmer Bernstein – Sunset Records (1966) > buy link

luv226

Simmer

here’s the second mixtape is a series of seasonal soundscapes for 2014. chill out to this in the simmering summer heat. now you’re prepared for the dog days.
photo : Gunther Tearny
Tracklist
  1. The Door Into Summer – The Monkees – Colgems / Rhino (1967/1986) > buy link
  2. It’s The Summertime – The Archies – RCA Victor (1969) > buy link
  3. Summertime Clothes – Animal Collective – Domino (2009) > buy link
  4. Summer – Walter Carlos – Columbia (1972)
  5. Summer Vacation – Runaways – Ultimate Dilemma (1997) > buy link
  6. Ghetto Summertime – Eddie Gale – Blue Note / 4 Men With Beards (1969) > buy link
  7. Summer 2 – Vivaldi Recomposed by Max Richter – Deutsche Grammophon (2012) > buy link
  8. Brownsville Turnaround On The Tex-Mex Border – KLF – KLF Communications / Wax Trax (1990)
  9. Pulling Out Of Ricardo And The Dusk Is Falling Fast – KLF – KLF Communications / Wax Trax (1990)
  10. Summertime – Santo & Johnny – Canadian-American Records (1959) > buy link
  11. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns – Joni Mitchell – Asylum Records (1975) > buy link
  12. Summer Breeze – The Isley Brothers – T-Neck (1973) > buy link
  13. excerpt from Summer Cornfield – Syntonic Research, Inc. (1976)
  14. Sunshower – Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band – RCA (1976) > buy link
  15. Summer Mist – Sam Sanders – Strata Records / 180 Proof Records (2013) > buy link
  16. Hot As Sun / Glasses – Paul McCartney – Apple (1970) > buy link
  17. Cabinessence – The Beach Boys – Capitol / Brother Records (1969) > buy link
  18. Hot Wind – Les Baxter – Sidewalk (1969) > buy link
  19. Summer In The City – The Lovin’ Spoonful – Kama Sutra (1966) > buy link
  20. Ice Cream On My Kicks – Visioneers – Omniverse Recordings / BBE Records (2012) > buy link
  21. Sun Goddess – Yesterday’s New Quintet – Stones Throw (2001) > buy link
  22. Hot Fun In The Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone – Epic (1969) > buy link

luv219

A Completely Normal Person

i stole this mixtape when I attended the house party in the film Sixteen Candles. the cassette was made by John Hughes as he was selecting music for his classic Gen X teen flicks. not every track made the final cut but that party was awesome; plus i got to second base with my high school crush!
Tracklist:
  1. Absolute Beginners – The Jam – Polydor (1981) > buy link
  2. I Melt With You – Modern English – 4AD / Vertigo (1982) > buy link
  3. Tenderness (from Weird Science & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) – General Public – I.R.S. (1984) > buy link
  4. March Of The Swivel Heads (from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) – The Beat – Go Feet Records / Arista (1982) > buy link
  5. Little Bitch (from Sixteen Candles) – The Specials – Chrysalis (1980) > buy link
  6. Turning Japanese (from Sixteen Candles) – The Vapours – United Artists Records (1980) > buy link
  7. Weird Science (from Weird Science) – Oingo Boingo – MCA (1985) > buy link
  8. Lined Up (Disco Mix) – Shriekback – Y Records (1983) > (searching for buy link)
  9. No. 1 (Manhattan Mix) (from Real Genius) – Chaz Jankel – A&M (1985) > buy link
  10. Kajagoogoo (Instrumental) (from Sixteen Candles) – Kajagoogoo – EMI (1983) > buy link
  11. Fire In The Twilight (from The Breakfast Club) – Wang Chung – A&M (1985) > buy link
  12. Eighties (from Weird Science) – Killing Joke – E.G. Records / MCA (1985) > buy link
  13. Oh Yeah (Dance Mix) (from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) – Yello – Vertigo (1986) > buy link
  14. Shell-Shock (from Pretty In Pink) – New Order – Factory Records / A&M (1986) > buy link
  15. Ever Fallen In Love (from Something Wild) – Fine Young Cannibals – MCA (1986) > buy link
  16. If You Leave (from Pretty In Pink) – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Virgin / A&M (1986) > buy link
  17. If You Were Here (from Sixteen Candles) – Thompson Twins – Arista (1983) > buy link
  18. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (from The Breakfast Club) – Simple Minds – Virgin / A&M (1985) > buy link