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Any Major Favourites 2016 – Vol. 2

January 26th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments


This is the second mix of one favourite song each from mixes I”ve posted in 2016 (excluding the Christmas mixes, Song Swarms and In Memoriams).

Last time I asked you to tell me which mixes you enjoyed over the year, and if you didn”t do so then, please let me know now.

Of course, the first person I make these compilations for is myself. I listen to some of them for months before I post them. I love sharing them, and I really enjoy it when other people enjoy them too. But I wouldn”t make them if it wasn”t for me listening to them. The home-brewed covers”¦ those I make exclusively for you (though I don”t know if anyone actually uses them).

If I want to know from you what you liked, I should tell you what mixes of 2016 I liked best. I have played the American Road Trip series a lot. I already have the complete collection, and I”ll hold on to that until I can actually make such a road trip. The Any Major Radio, Coffee and Road mixes (especially Road Vol. 1, and the third volume as well, which I have to post) have been frequent companions in my car, as have the Dylan covers mixes. I really love the Any Major Mexico mix as well.

I”ve also enjoyed the one mix that I didn”t make, but Prince. His party playlist was released after his death, and it was splendid (the song I picked for the present mix has been on a playlist I”ve been planning for years. Maybe this February.). He truly was Any Major Prince.

Obviously I stand by the other mixes as well. The Any Major Soul and Not Feeling Guilty mixes are such a joy to compile, because they make me listen to different tracks from albums I”d normally not play. And I really enjoy the research that goes into making the collections of songs involving individuals, such as, this year, the Steve Gadd and Rod Temperton Collections. The vast investment in time is really worth it.

If you didn’t let me know in Any Major Favourites 2016 Vol. 1, I would still love to know which of the mixes posted here in 2016 you have enjoyed the most.

As always, this mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R. PW in comments.

1. Steve Earle – Satellite Radio (2007)
Any Major Radio Vol. 2
2. Jim Photoglo – Fool In Love With You (1981)
Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 7
3. Billy Preston – She Belongs To Me (1969)
Any Major Dylan Covers Vol. 2
4. George Harrison – Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) (1970)
Beatles Reunited: Smile Away
5. The Band – It Makes No Difference (1978)
Any Major Unrequited Love
6. Al Jarreau – Could You Believe (1977)
Saved! Vol. 7: The Soul Edition
7. Margie Joseph – Sign Of The Times (1975)
Steve Gadd Collection Vol. 3
8. The Soul Children – We’re Gettin’ Too Close (1974)
Prince Is Your DJ
9. Dusty Springfield – I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face (1967)
Any Major Flute Vol. 3
10. Roy Redmond – Good Day Sunshine (1967)
Beatles Recovered: Revolver
11. Lloyd Price – Under Your Spell Again (1962)
Any Major Halloween Vol. 3
12. Anita O’Day & Billy May – I Could Write A Book (1960)
Any Major Love In Black & White
13. Randy Newman – Birmingham (1974)
American Road Trip – Stage 2
14. Hall & Oates – Las Vegas Turnaround (The Stewardess Song) (1974)
American Road Trip – Stage 5
15. Sugar Billy – Super Duper Love (Parts 1 & 2) (1975)
Any Major Soul: 1975 Vol. 1
16. Sir Mack Rice – Muhammed Ali (1976)
Muhammad Ali: A Musical Tribute
17. The Whispers – It’s A Love Thing (1980)
Any Major Disco Vol. 4
18. Mighty Mo Rodgers – Black Coffee And Cigarettes (2011)
Any Major Coffee Vol. 1
19. The Cars – You Might Think (1984)
A Life In Vinyl: 1984 Vol. 1
20. Nick Heyward – Whistle Down The Wind (1983)
A Life In Vinyl: 1983
21. Bj̦rn & Benny, Agnetha & Anni-Frid РSanta Rosa (1972)
American Road Trip – Stage 4


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  1. halfhearteddude
    January 26th, 2017 at 06:56 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Bo
    January 26th, 2017 at 10:08 | #2

    The Road trips I enjoyed the most.

  3. rekkids
    January 26th, 2017 at 19:25 | #3

    Thank You !

  4. RhodB
    January 28th, 2017 at 01:37 | #4

    Thanks Amd

    Nice mix a good listening group of songs. Dusty Springfield is a gem.



  5. Freddie Jaye
    February 1st, 2017 at 23:12 | #5

    The “Not Feeling Guilty” mixes are great for deck-lounging on a sunny summer day. The “Road Trip” mixes were intriguing…but the journey seemed to end in St. Louis, not Miami. A flat tire, perhaps? :)

  6. halfhearteddude
    February 2nd, 2017 at 07:07 | #6

    The journey is still continuing.There are two more mixes in the works.

  7. Dedge
    February 9th, 2017 at 11:53 | #7

    I listen to mostly all the compilations as there is often gems I hadn’t heard before.

    The ones for parents/partners/love compilations are the ones I enjoy the most though.

    Keep on keeping on :)

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