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Any Major Favourites 2017 – Vol. 1

January 11th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

As I did last year and the year before that, I am putting up two compilations of tracks from the compilations I posted over the past year, with one song chosen from each mix (except for the Any Major Favourites 2016 mixes, two mixes of songs from my favourite compilations over the past decade, the Christmas selections, the Any Major Disco Vol. 6 mix I posted just before New Year”s, and In Memoriams). All of the songs here are among my favourite tracks from the respective mixes.

In 2017 I put up a total of 44 mixes, plus the 12 monthly In Memoriams. One labour-intensive series came to an end with the American Road Trip, which covered the USA in some detail over seven mixes in a reasonable (if not very efficient) itinerary. I also think I”ve posted my final Halloween mix, and perhaps the last one in the eight-part series of soft rock mixes I”ve called Not Feeling Guilty.

Lack of good feedback suggests that the Life In Vinyl series is not very popular anymore. That might be due to 1985 being a pretty bad year for music, and the remainder of the 1980s wasn”t much better. Though I think that the mixes were quite good, I might not carry on with that.

Some regular favourites will continue, especially Any Major Soul. I”m having great fun doing the mixes based on the selections of music of guests on the BBC radio show Desert Island Discs. The mix of music from Freaks & Geeks was well received, so there”ll be more of that, with a compilation of music from The Deuce coming up. I”ve been playing that one to death already in my car.

Periodically I might put together mixes in tribute of big names that have died. In 2017 I did so for Chuck Berry and Walter Becker of Steely Dan by way of cover versions of their songs. The series of covers of Bob Dylan songs has one more instalment to go.

So I have plans and, I hope, some nice surprises in store.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a CD-R length. I”ve not bothered with organic home-crafted covers for this offering. PW in comments, where you are always welcome to say something.

1. Billy Joel – Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway) (1981)
Any Major Year
2. The Band – Atlantic City (1993)
Any Major Springsteen Covers
3. Leon Russell – Too Much Monkey Business (1992)
Any Major Chuck Berry Covers
4. Little Feat – Dixie Chicken (1973)
Any Major American Road Trip – Part 6
5. Michael Stanley – Subterranean Homesick Blues (1973)
Any Major Bob Dylan Covers Vol. 3
6. Bill LaBounty – Comin” Back (1982)
Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 8
7. Ernie Hines – A Better World (For Everyone) (1972)
Any Major Protest Soul Vol. 1
8. Isaac Hayes – For The Good Times (1971)
Covered With Soul Vol. 22
9. Della Reese – Games People Play (1969)
All The People Who’ve Died 2017
10. Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle (1974)
Any Major Flute Vol. 4
11. Bama The Village Poet – Welfare Slave (1972)
Any Major Protest Soul Vol. 2
12. Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam (1964)
Stars Pick Your Songs Vol. 2: Actors
13. Brother Joe May – When The Lord Gets Ready (1959)
Any Major Decade: Best of Saved!
14. Warren Smith – Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache (1957)
Any Major Roads Vol. 3
15. Bob Dylan – My Back Pages (1964)
Stars Pick Your Songs Vol. 1: Musicians
16. Teddy Thompson – I”m Left, You”re Right, She”s Gone (2007)
Any Major Elvis Covers
17. Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday (1985)
Life In Vinyl 1985 – Vol. 1
18. Dexys Midnight Runners – Until I Believe In My Soul (1982)
Any Major Whistle Vol. 1
19. Hildegard Knef – From Here On It Got Rough (1969)
Curious Germany – The Collection


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  1. halfhearteddude
    January 11th, 2018 at 12:04 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Matt
    January 11th, 2018 at 17:21 | #2

    I don’t comment as much as I should, but as you’re considering your 2018 collections, I have to say that my favorites are the ones that have some almost random thing in common, such as Any Major Flute or *especially* this year, Any Major Jones. Collections that show off the breadth and depth of your interests and your collection. Careening from Frank Sinatra to Kool and the Gang to Porter Wagoner may not make a lot of sense musically, but it’s sure a lot of fun!

  3. Eric
    January 11th, 2018 at 18:25 | #3

    long time lurker, occasional downloader, and always appreciative–thank you.

  4. Stephen Mitchell
    January 13th, 2018 at 17:00 | #4

    I would love to download the file but the non-premium download on Rapid Gator isn’t working. Zippyshare is a much better service.

  5. halfhearteddude
    January 13th, 2018 at 22:41 | #5

    Zippyshare deleted all my uploads going back to last November. I realise that Rapidgator can be very experimental (I tried a DL now to test; needed three attempts to get it going). So I’m in a bit of a bind. Looks like I have to try my luck with Zippy again…

  6. halfhearteddude
    January 14th, 2018 at 09:57 | #6
  7. Hermann
    January 17th, 2018 at 00:36 | #7

    thanks for repost.

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