Friday, July 10, 2015
"Off The Shelves: July 2015": THE WEEKEND MIX
Back in olden days, I sold CDs. CDs were a very popular item in the late 80s and also, for most of the 90s. They were compact discs that held music with crisp digital sound and plenty of fun but meaningless bonus tracks. Some CDs were almost 80 minutes long, which is almost three times the length of one Beatles album and about one quarter of the length of most Judd Apatow movies.
I had many CDs, and many of those CDs only had one or two good songs. I would take the CDs "off the shelves" and burn those good songs onto something called a blank CD. When technology changed, I would import those songs into a folder in my iTunes library. I would then bring the mediocre CDs to my store, in hopes of making a few dollars. This was a good, successful practice for about ten years. Now, I don't need to do this anymore, as CDs already come pre-mediocre with the one or two good songs already burned onto them. Plus, I don't have a store anymore because people stopped buying CDs when they figured out they could steal all the music they wanted right off of the internet.
Okay, enough of this shit.
As inspiration continues to elude me, I decided to go into my random tracks folder, which is indeed called "Off The Shelves," for this weekend's mix.
It's a good play. You got, among other things, the opening track from the Tommy Bolin-led James Gang, a swinging cover of a very popular Jethro Tull track, the brilliant and hilarious Slim Gaillard, one of three Moody Blues tunes I like, Ellen Foley and The Clash, Bette Midler with a little help from Todd Rundgren, Foster Sylvers (which I believe was the last 45 I bought from a vending machine) and a showstopper from Francis Albert to close things out. To hell with rhyme and reason.
Enjoy the mix.
It sounds good altogether.
Standing In The Rain- The James Gang
Bad Girl- Barrence Whitfield & the Savages
Living In The Past- Billie Davis
Torchlight- Ellen Foley
Hold On Baby- Sam Hawkins
It's Up To You- The Moody Blues
Heart Of The Sunrise- California Guitar Trio
How High The Moon- Slim Gaillard
Blue Collar Jane- The Strypes
Let Me Just Follow Behind- Bette Midler
Misdemeanor- Foster Sylvers
Night Time Girl- Modern Folk Quartet
Silly Thing- Sex Pistols
Maybe This Time- Frank Sinatra