Download Let’s Get Together Vol. 1 (right click and select “Save Link As…” or “Save Target As…”), or listen here:
0:00:31 Daedelus – Playing Parties (2002)
0:03:31 Lords vs. Hawks (1974, from the movie The Education Of Sonny Carson)
0:03:53 First Choice – Love Thang [Tee Scott 12” Mix] (1979)
0:11:40 Althia & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking (1977)
0:15:26 John Beltran feat. Jeremy Ellis – Kissed By The Sun (2004, Detroit)
0:20:32 Benny Sings – Champagne People (2004, Netherlands)
0:24:25 Caribou – Subotnick (2005)
0:25:28 Czerwone Gitary – Dawno I Daleko (1970, Poland)
0:28:41 Madvillain – Fancy Clown [Demo Version] (2004)
0:32:36 Shawn Phillips – All Our Love (1977)
0:34:13 DNTEL feat. Mia Doi Todd – Anywhere Anyone (2001)
0:38:51 Lot Of Funky Things (1972, from the movie Wattstax)
0:39:14 Magnum – Evolution (1974)
0:44:37 Belle Epoque – Miss Broadway (1977)
0:51:51 Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face [Larry Levan Mix] (1980)
0:58:25 Jeremy Ellis – Take Your Time (2005, Detroit)
1:02:58 Thirteen? Damn… (1974, from the movie The Education Of Sonny Carson)
1:03:19 Soundmurderer & SK-1 – Call Da Police (2003, Detroit)
1:08:33 Visage – Damned Don’t Cry (1982)
1:13:07 DNTEL – Last Songs (2001)
1:17:46 Rappin’ (1985, Radio Shack Telephone Answering cassette)
Volume 1 features New York Disco classics, Polish Rock, Detroit Nu Jazz/Broken Beat, and Ragga Jungle from Detroit. There’s also a Radio Shack answering machine rap message at the end that’s super cheesy!
Every year in Michigan, around September-October, when the weather starts getting cold, the leaves begin to change color, and the hours of daylight get shorter and shorter, my taste in music also begins to change. I find myself being drawn to certain types of songs that have a particular mood or vibe.
Back in the Fall season of 2005, I began to compile these songs and capture them in a mix format, a la “Let’s Get Together”. The track selection is spread out across many different genres and eras of music, and the songs are typically ones that wouldn’t normally be associated with me. Some people might be surprised to learn that I listen to some of this stuff and actually like it!
The “Let’s Get Together” mixes are like my own personal snapshots of favorite things that I have discovered or been exposed to within the last 10-12 months. The mixes mostly contain music, but there’s also some dialogue from movies that had an impact on me, and little interludes from various albums that were interesting to me.
Although the first five volumes of “Let’s Get Together” were already featured on the old Hello Friends site (RIP), I am including them here on my site as well.