venerdì 10 aprile 2020

Sing While You May Mixtape - How soul music can save your life in the age of virus Vol. 2

Another raid in the fantastic world of soul music, an additional possibility to cheer up these difficult days.

01 Gladys Knight & The Pips -The End of Our Road
02 Howard Tate - Glad I Know Better
03 Solomon Burke - That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
04 Brenda Holloway - Think it over (before you break my heart)
05 Charlie Rich - Love Is After Me
06 James Carr - Dixie Belle
07 Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - New Year's Resolution
08 Carolyn Franklin  - Don't Wake Up In The Morning Micheal
09 Ike & Tina Turner - Fool in love
10 Johnny Adams - Proud woman
11 Nina Simone - Some Say
12 Ray Charles -Leave My Woman Alone
13 O.V.Wright - Nobody But You
14 Solomon Burke - These Arms Of Mine
15 Otis Redding - Chain Gang

16 Vivian Reed - I Wanna Be Free
17 Bettye Lavette - My Train is Comin' In
18 Doris Duke - I Can't Do Without You
19 Tyrone Davis - Slip Away
20 Aretha Franklin - Ain't nobody
21 Gladys Knight & The Pips - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
22 Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis
23 Fontella Bass - You'll Never Know
24 James & Bobby Purify - Shake A Tail Feather
25 Carolyn Franklin  - You Really Didn't Mean I
26 Solomon Burke - In The Ghetto
27 James Carr - I'm Going for Myself
28 Marie Queenie Lyons -You Used Me
29 Otis Redding - Nothing Can Change This Love
30 Al Wilson - I'm Out To Get You
31 Ray Charles -Hallelujah I Love Her So

32 Syl Johnson - One-Way Ticket
33 James Carr - These Ain't Raindrops
34 Shirley Ellis - Soul Time
35 William Bell - Tribute to a king
36 Arthur Alexander - I Want To Marry You
37 Solomon Burke - Got To Get You Off My Mind
38 Johnny Adams -I Won't Cry
39 Gladys Knight & The Pips -It Should Have Been Me
40 Irma Thomas - Break-A-Way
41 Erma Franklin - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
42 Otis Redding - Respect
43 Solomon Burke - Tonight's The Night
44 Nina Simone - Feeling Good


martedì 24 marzo 2020

Sing While You May Mixtape - How soul music can save your life in the age of virus

In these difficult times, when everything seems uncertain, when everything that was known changes and it is not known if it will return as before, it is easy to give in to despair. Every step you take, as well as every attitude you decide to take, is a choice. You can cry and despair, complain and get angry or you can take the opportunity to review some things in your life, question certainties, try to understand which life you want to return to after the storm has passed.
House arrest can be an opportunity to rediscover the beauty of your relationships, to get closer, if you have moved away, to rediscover the actual value of what you might have taken for granted.

I think the best soundtrack for these troubled days is offered by Soul music. A music that speaks of victories and defeats, joys and sorrows, perdition and redemption. The only music that has been able to tell what love really is. Not that sweet and eternal thing of pop songs, but that intense and deep feeling that one day ends up giving way to new discoveries and new joys.

The perfect metaphor for these days.

Like everything else, this tribulation will also end. As you try to spend some time with your loved one, listen to this mixtape together and choose to think well and remember that the Osama Bin Laden's Band has pulled down two buildings in the city center, but it is the American state that, with the "Patriot's Act "has deprived its citizens of several civil rights.

01 Vivian Reed - The Shape Of Things To Come
02 Betty Wright - Circle Of Heartbreak
03 O.V.Wright - A Nickel And A Nail
04 Bobby Blue Bland - Yield Not To Temptation
05 James Carr - Pouring Water on a Drowning Man
06 Sam Cooke - (Ain't That) Good News
07 Big Ella - The Queen
08 Erma Franklin - Change My Thoughts From You
09 Laura Lee - Dirty man
10 Maxine Brown - Secret Of Livin'
11 Brenda Holloway - all i do is think about you
12 Arthur Alexander - Stay By Me
13 Cheryl Johnson - It's Not Too Late
14 Barbara Trent - Heartbreak Hotel
15 Etta James - Tell Mama
16 Ike & Tina Turner - I Idolize You
17 Garnet Mimms - Cry Baby
18 Solomon Burke - Won't You Give Him
19 Freddie Scott - Let It Be Me
20 Bobby Hebb - Sunny
21 Esther Phillips - A Taste Of Honey

22 Irma Thomas - Time Is On My Side
23 Johnnie Taylor - You Can't Get Away From It
24 Marie Queenie Lyons - I Want My Freedom  
25 Martha & the Vandellas - Nowhere to run
26 Sam & Dave - You don t know like i know
27 Johnnie Taylor - Just The One (I've Been Looking For)
28 Betty Wright - I Can't Stop My Heart

29 Inez & Charlie Foxx - baby take it all
30 Aretha Franklin - Think
31 Bettye Lavette - Piece Of My Heart
32 Otis Redding - Try a little tenderness
33 Ray Charles -Hard Times

34 Howard Tate - Get It While You Can
35 Carla Thomas - Gee Whiz
36 Freddie Scott - Open Up The Door To Your Heart
37 James Carr -The Dark End of the Street
38 Little Johnny Taylor - Somebody's Got to Pay
39 O.V.Wright - I Can't Take It
40 Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools
41 Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts
42 Joe Tex – Show Me
43 Fontella Bass - Rescue Me
44 Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson - Pure Love And Pleasure
45 Laura Lee - It's mighty hard
46 Ike and Tina Turner -Stormy Weather  
47 Ray Charles -I Believe To My Soul
48 Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
49 Jeanne & The Darlings - Hang Me Now
50 Wilson Pickett - Mustang sally
51 Vivian Reed - Walk On My Side
52 O.V.Wright - Poor Boy
53 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Tarrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
54 Johnnie Taylor - Take Care of Your Homework
55 Erma Franklin - You've Been Cancelled
56 Smokey Robinson & the miracles - Going To A Go-Go
57 Solomon Burke -Proud Mary
58 Sam Cooke - I'll Come Running Back To You
59 Irma Thomas - Hittin' On Nothin'
60 Ollie & The Nightingales - I Got A Sure Thing
61 Laura Lee - it's how you make it good
62 Irma Thomas - While The City Sleeps63 Arthur Alexander - Where have you been
64 William Bell - You Don't Miss Your Water
65 Sam Cooke - Cupid
66 Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood
67 Otis Redding - Mr Pitiful
68 Solomon Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody
69 Rufus Thomas - Walkin' The Dog
70 Esther Phillips - If You Love Me, Really Love Me


sabato 4 gennaio 2020

Sing While You May mixtape - The Amazing Pizzicato Five

A selection of my favorite songs by this effervescent Japanese group much loved in the 90s & 00s

01 intro
02 The World Is Spinning at 45 RPM
03 Happy Sad

04 It's A Beautiful Day
05 Sophisticated Catchy
06 Such a Beautiful Girl Like You
07 Groovy is My Name
08 Magic Carpet Ride
09 A room with a view
10 Collision And Improvisation
11 Go Go Dancer
12 A New Song
13 Mon Amour Tokyo
14 I
15 Rain Song

16 La Depression
17 Weekend
18 Fortune Cookie
19 Ma Vie, L'ete De Vie
20 Serial Stories

21 Baby Love Child
22 On The Sunny Side Of The Street
23 Sleeper
24 I Hear a Symphony
25 Peace Music
26 Marble Index