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Turkey Day DJ Mix – No Lumps In The Gravy

Posted in Food, music, Records with tags , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2012 by blogstoryshort

To make your holidays more fun or to help get you through those mind-numbing family dinners, here is a special Turkey Day mix.  There are current bands like Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and T-Bird & The Breaks but mostly a heaping-helping of old funk and soul vinyl 45s that I have collected over the years.  To put it in cooking terms, this mix was made-from-scratch, as I recorded all of the songs straight from vinyl.  An organic mix with no artificial ingredients!

I tried to think back to all the holiday meals with my large family and what happened while we hung out all day. There was usually the first portion of the meal, followed by “family time”- which included napping, gossiping around the table, and of course, watching football. Then we repeat the cycle all over again.  And I didn’t forget about the awkward moments.  You know the ones, going to a girlfriend/boyfriend’s house for the first time, bringing home the friend from college or when I lived in a different city and couldn’t make it home.  Don’t worry, there’s a song in here for all of those ‘special’ times.  The most important song in this bunch is a tribute to my grandmothers, what would Turkey Day be without them?

I’m very honored to pair with Sara Croft and her food blog Solid Gold Eats.  She’s a dedicated food junkie with knack for good tunes.  Make a point to check her blog often for reviews, recipe ideas and cool stories about all things food.

Now sit back, strap in and pass the gravy!

The track selection goes in three phases:
1. Food
2. Family – gossiping aunts, a family member that likes to drink a little too much or the weird situations.
3. More food!

The mix is available in two convenient ways, just pick the appropriate link below.

Mixcloud:  Just click this link to stream the mix only.  (There are apps for iPhone & Android)

Soundcloud:  You can either stream or download the mix by hitting this link.  (Click the arrow pointing down to download the mix to your computer.  iPhone & Android apps)

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, James Brown, Funk, Soul, Vinyl, Thanksgiving, Turkey, Organic, T-Bird & The Breaks

Track List: (Artist –  Song)

1.  Chuck Womack & The Sweet Souls – “Ham Hocks & Beans” (Pt 1)
2.  The Best Of Both Worlds – “Mama Bakes Biscuits”
3.  Freddie And The Kinfolk – “Mashed Potato, Pop Corn”
4.  The Meters – “Chicken Strut”
5.  The Jive Turkeys – “Straight Fire”
6.  The JB’s – “Pass The Peas”
7.  Andre Williams And His Orchestra – “Rib Tip’s”
8.  Brother Soul – “Cookies”
9.  Tony Alvon & The Belairs – “Sexy Coffee Pot”
10. Cyril Neville – “Gossip”
11. Ohio Players – “Jive Turkey” (Pt. 1)
12. T Bird & The Breaks – “Blackberry Brandy”
13. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “Mama Don’t Like My Man”
14. Marion Gaines Singers – “Grandma’s Hands”
15. Booker T. & The MG’s – “Green Onions”
16. Jimmy Smith – “Pork Chop” (Pt 1)
17.  Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez – “Belly Rub” (Pt 1)

Thanks for listening, if you enjoy it feel free to share it.  You can hit up Twinpeaks DJs on Facebook and my Twitter.  Happy Turkey Day!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 31, 2012 by blogstoryshort

I Love Her Crazy Ways (V-Day DJ Mix)

Posted in music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 14, 2011 by blogstoryshort

I’ve been DJing now for almost ten years yet I’ve only released a handful of DJ mixes to the general public.  Why?  I don’t know but I’m making a vow to change that this year.

This new mix has some guidelines that I placed on myself to help me create something unique.  First, it’s ONLY vinyl 45s and only ones that I have purchased in the last six months.  These records were acquired while digging/shopping in San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago and Indianapolis, at private sales, record conventions and record stores.  Some internet shopping was also  included and the prices ranged from .25 cents to over $30 dollars for a single 45.  As you can see, there are A LOT of hours, miles, dollars and emotions poured out in this mix.  I tend to focus on allowing the songs to play out and fully communicate the story they were meant to tell.

So here is my new mix, loving made for all you ladies, showing as many angles, styles and genres to celebrate all of your unique and ‘crazy’ ways.  Where would I be without the loves of my life…..where would anyone be without love in their life!  Haha, hope you enjoy it and stayed tuned for another one, featuring more jazz and funk.  As always, please feel free to let me know what you think of the post/mix.  Gracias.

To download the mix for free, click this link.   (Click the groups with links to find out more about them. I am only mentioning a few acts but please explore more if you like their music.)

Track listing:

1.   Patsy Cline “Strange”
2.   Jeannie C. Riley “Harper Valley P.T.A.”
3.   Norma Jean “Heaven Help The Working Girl”
4.   Sara Vaughn “Smooth Operator”
5.   Aretha Franklin “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
6.   Adele “Best For Last”
7.   Ray Charles “The Right Time”
8.   The People’s Choice “Let Me Do My Thing”
9.   The Shirelles “Mama Said”
11. Gloria Jones “Tainted Love”
12.  The Foundations “Now That I’ve Found You”
13.  Jean Knight “Mr. Big Stuff”
14.  Stevie Wonder “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”
15.  King Floyd “Groove Me”
16. Tom Jones “It’s Not Unusual”
17. Sugar Pie Desanto “Git Back”
18. The Right Now “7 to 10”
19.  Bobby Byrd “Back From The Dead”

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