Let’s Get Together Vol. 5

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0:00:37  Film Concorde Theme (1978, from the original Inglorious Bastards movie)
0:00:51  Flying Lotus – Massage Situation (2007, Los Angeles)
0:01:43  Andy Partridge – The History Of Rock ‘N’ Roll (1980)
0:01:59  Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Electricity (1979, Wirral UK)
0:05:19  Chatty Little Fellow (1981, from the movie Time Bandits)
0:05:36  DJ Alibi – Guns Of Kabul (2007, Toronto)
0:08:07  Dennis Olivieri – I Cry In The Morning (1970, Los Angeles)
0:11:31  The Carpenters – All I Can Do (1970)
0:13:09  Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg – Bonnie And Clyde (1968, Paris)
0:17:20  As One feat. Jinadu – Hope (2004, London)
0:21:16  Exodus – Together Forever [Dub] (1982, New York)
0:26:03  Visage – Tar (1979, London)
0:29:27  Raymond Scott feat. Jim Henson – Bufferin “Memories” (1967, New York)
0:30:01  Broadcast – America’s Boy (2005, Birmingham UK)
0:33:28  Dazz Band – Let It Whip [B.Cause Prowlin’ Half Time Version] (1982/2008)
0:36:06  The Village Callers – Break Theme (1968, Los Angeles)
0:36:22  Jorge Ben – Taj Mahal (1976, Rio de Janeiro)
0:39:23  The Savonics – Soul Groove (1968, Oakland CA)
0:39:34  Stevie Wonder – Sugar (1970)
0:42:19  The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry [Chestnut Studio Demo] (1978, Sussex UK)
0:44:56  Max Romeo & The Upsetters – Chase The Devil (1976, Jamaica)
0:48:15  Stereolab – Come And Play In The Milky Night (1999, London)
0:52:48  The Tempests – Someday (1968, Charlotte NC)
0:55:13  Bama The Village Poet – Social Narcotics (1972)
0:55:19  James Blake – Air & Lack Thereof (2009, London)
0:58:46  Bama The Village Poet – Blackman My Brother/I Got Soul (1972)
0:58:58  S.O.U.L. – Peace Of Mind (1972, Cleveland OH)
1:02:38  Ricky V. Valentine – Ghetto Classics (2003)
1:03:55  DJ Day – Outro [Wrap It Up B] (2007, Palm Springs CA)
1:06:44  Bedtime For You, Kevin (1981, from the movie Time Bandits)
1:07:17  Steve Reich – Electric Counterpoint [Fast Versions 1 & 2] (1989, New York)

Volume 5 features British ’80s New Wave, Instrumental Hip Hop, Psych Rock, French Pop, House, New York Disco classics, Mashups, Samba, Motown, Reggae, Northern Soul, Future Garage, Funk, Ambient, and everything in between!

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.


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