I had planned on getting this year's summer mix completed before Summer Solstice. As usual, my perfectionism stepped in, preventing me from completing the mix until a couple hours ago. While the process of gathering tracks began in the middle of May, I didn't get into finalizing my choices until last week. I feel that this years mix is filled with songs that are perfect for summer road trips, backyard barbecues and pool parties. In keeping with the theme of the blog, it is an eclectic mix spanning genres such as rock, glam, garage, jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop. For those of you who still burn CD's, I have trimmed the length of the mix a little so it will fit on a single CD.
Dive in, and let these songs make a splash in your eardrums this summer!
1) Witch- Introduction
2) Andres Landero- Perdi Las Abarcas
3) The Hombres- Let It Out (Let It all Hang Out)
4) White Fence- Raven on White Cadillac
5) Gene Harris- Put on Train
6) Shirly Ellis- The Nitty Gritty
7) Iggy Pop- Lust for Life
8) Sparks- Girl from Germany
9) Barbara Lynn- Club a Go-Go
10) A Tribe Called Quest- We Can Get Down
11) Wild Tchoupitoulas- Meet De Boys on the Battlefront
12) D'Angelo and the Vanguard- Til It's Done (Tutu)
13) Boogaloo Joe Jones- Right On
14) The Blendells- Love That I Needed
15) Eddie Harris- Instant Death
16) Little Ann- Lean Lanky Daddy
17) The Sweet- Fox on the Run
18) Devo- The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprise
19) Stereolab-Emperor Tomato Ketchup
20) Oddisee- That's Love
21) Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Like Acid Rain
22) Atlas Sound- Walkabout
Download it here!
Please drop me a line in the comments to let me know what you think of the mix.