Saturday, July 21, 2018

SAP Music Summer Mix 2018


It is getting late in the Summer and work hours have been very long.  I haven't had much time for making mixes, but just this past weekend I was able to spend a few hours throwing this together.  I'll admit right up front that there are not a lot of bells and whistles here.  It is pretty much just a regular old mix tape and the theme of Summer, isn't really there.  I just pulled together a huge list of tracks I have liked in recent months and then culled that down into some tracks that I thought flowed together.  Maybe they do and may they don't.  You decide.

Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Music Summer Mix 2018

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Friday, December 1, 2017

SAP Music Christmas 2017


Merry Christmas everyone!  This year's mix is a lot less elaborate than in the past.  This year I have had a lot less free time to work on the mix.  I sort of feel bad about it, but at least I got something put together.  Even without all the bells and whistles I am posting this much later than usual. 

As per usual, the tracks are listed on the artwork.  Files are in the iTunes format, so if you'd like them as MP3s, simply use iTunes to convert them.

Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Music Christmas Mix 2017

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Friday, September 1, 2017

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2017


Here it is, the 2017 Halloween Mix.  There is a lot of film music this year.  I've also dropped in a handful of trailers for sequels, including the trailer for season 2 of Stranger Things.  The Comic-Con trailer with Thriller could have just worked on it's own, but I thought I'd do a little editing and layer in some other music.  I also grabbed a piece of Vincent Price dialogue from the Thriller session outtakes.  I think the enhancements worked out pretty good and it all gets me super excited for season 2. 

Tracks are listed in the artwork.

Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Music Halloween Mix 2017

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

SAP Music Summer Mix 2017


Here it is, a mix for the summer.  As usual this is a collection of old and new tracks from a variety of genres and sources.

Tracks are listed in the artwork.

Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Music Summer Mix 2017

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

SAP Music Spring Mix 2017


I finally had a little time this weekend to throw together a mix of tracks I've been digging on.    It is a hodgepodge of genres and eras.  There isn't too much rhyme or reason to the mix and I admit that laziness right up front.  It truly is just some tracks I've liked in the last year.

Tracks are listed in the artwork.

Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Music Spring Mix 2017

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Friday, November 25, 2016

SAP Music Christmas Mix 2016


It is Christmas time and that means Christmas music.  Start annoying your coworkers with this years selection of yuletide ditties.  Or keep the holiday cheer to yourself within the privacy of your own headphones.  In preparing for this year's mix I've been in the Christmas music zone since September, when I started digitizing some of this year's record purchases.  This year I didn't keep a strict vinyl only rule.  It was back to the old eclectic mix of grabbing music from all sorts of sources, CDs, digital files, records, youtube, etc.  Tracks as always are listed on the artwork so you can take a quick peak at what lies in store.  Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Music Christmas Mix 2016

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2016


Happy Halloween everyone!!!  I know it isn't Halloween yet, but it is October and in my book that means it is Halloween.  So get yourself in the mood with this year's collection of spooky tunes.  Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Music Halloween Mix 2016

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

SAP Music Summer Mix 2016


This Spring has been very busy and I wasn't even sure if things would ever let up enough for me to throw together a mix for the summer.  Well things did die down this weekend and so I combed through a bunch of the music I've been listening to recently.  You'll notice a heavy emphasis on soundtracks.  Maybe this will turn some people onto some new artists.  Enjoy!

Download here: SAP Summer Mix Mix 2016

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Friday, November 27, 2015

SAP Music Christmas Mix 2015


For this year's Christmas mix I committed to only using music I personally digitized from my vinyl record collection.  So there isn't anything really too recent on the mix.  The movie clips are absent as well.  But there is a lot of pops and crackles and charm to committing to vinyl.  The challenge of course was to still try and find some variety.  So many Christmas records are the same old public domain songs.  It is harder to find original tunes.  I have a big Christmas record collection, but because I have used so many tunes in the past from my collection, the number of unused original Christmas songs is getting smaller and smaller.  So there are some of the traditional Christmas songs on here, but I tried to find versions that perhaps are a little less known, but still fun.

Download here: SAP Music Christmas Mix 2015

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2015


I am really excited about this year's Halloween mix, which is partly why I am posting it so early this year.  I just can't wait to share it.  While I don't really have an "original" track this year, I do have some cool samples and a lot more spooky music.  I have been listening to a lot of scores in the last 6 months or so.  So when I started pulling together the mix back in July I had a whole lot of instrumentals or film score music than usual set aside for the mix.  This sort of forced me to find more dialogue and samples than usual.  So that makes this year's mix a little different and I like the results.

A couple instrumentals I really like from Van Halen and Black Sabbath.  I like them, because these are the kinds of tracks that a listener wouldn't immediately identify with these bands.  While Black Sabbath seems like a no brainer for a Halloween mix, I pulled something from "Born Again" which is a different sort of Sabbath record and not one I listen to very often.  With that said this past summer I gave that record a few listens and I sort of fell in love with it, hence the inclusion here.  "The Dark" sounds like some weird avant-garde experimental track.

The Van Halen pull I think is pretty great because Halloween or scary music is not what comes to mind when I think of Van Halen.  I think of So Cal party band or the Sunset Strip.  However the track I pulled is nothing like that.  I think "Sunday Afternoon In The Park" would fit in perfectly well in a zombie movie for instance.  Give it a listen and see what you think.

All tracks a listed on the artwork.  Enjoy and happy Halloween.

Download here: SAP Music Halloween Mix 2015

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

SAP Music Summer Mix 2015


Here it is, this summer's mix.  It is a little bit of old and a little bit of new.  I little bit of the popular and a little bit of the obscure.  It is basically music I've been listening to recently.  Track listing is on the artwork.

SAP Music Summer Mix 2015

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Friday, November 28, 2014

SAP Music Christmas Mix 2014


Here it is.  One more year of Yuletide Tunes.  Track listing is on the artwork.

Merry Christmas!

SAP Music Christmas Mix 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2014


Here it is the SAP Music Halloween Mix 2014.  I had some fun with this one this year.  That isn't to say that I don't have fun every year, but I had some extra fun with all the movie and trailer clips this year.  As per usual, I have one sort of original track, which just means that I have created something from existing samples.  Track 18 has clips from Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman over an MC 900 ft. Jesus track that I edited down.  I'm happy how it came out.  The rest of the tracks you can read on the artwork that is provided.  Have fun everyone and happy Halloween!

Enjoy!

SAP Music Halloween Mix 2014

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

SAP Music Summer Mix 2014


A few weekends ago I took some time to throw some songs together for this year's summer mix.  It has taken me a while to get it uploaded and posted.  The mix has got some songs about summer as well as just some songs I've been listening to recently.  You can read the tracks on the posted image.

Enjoy!

SAP Music Summer Mix 2014

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

SAP Music Valentine Mix 2014


This post is very late, but I figure better late than never.  I meant to get this mix out for Valentine's Day, but life just got in the way.  Between sickness and just being busy it just didn't happen.  Well this weekend I finally was able to pull this all together.

This year's mix is an eclectic mix as usual.  Also as per usual you can check the track listing on the image.

Enjoy!

SAP Music Valentine Mix 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Come On Ring Those Bells - 1975


I am not really too sure who the "A Reason To Sing" television family is or was, but I am guessing that it has something to do with a Christian TV show or television network from the 70's.  I'm gathering that from the group names like "New Life" and Jericho Brass." Most of these songs definitely focus on the Christ part of Christmas and not so much on the man in the big red suit.  That is fine by me.  I think you have to have both.  This record has something beyond just the traditional carols and some good arrangements which is why I like it.  There is also a thin layer or 70's cheese on these tracks as well that I find enjoyable as well.  "Go Tell It On The Mountain" is a virtual cheese fondue of 70's goodness.  Reminds me of the effervescence of the Up With People choir from the 70's. "Christmas Shopping" is also an extra cheesy gem.  It may even cross the line into comedy it is so happy.  I can picture this song being performed on some super white bread show like Lawrence Welk with lots of teeth and smiles.  It also brings to mind perhaps an SCTV parody making fun of this whole wholesome genre, except this is genuine and not ironic.  To me that makes it all the more better.  So give the songs a listen.  They'll brighten up your holiday season.

01 Come On, Ring Those Bells - T.A.C.T. Singers and New Life
02 The Secret Of Christmas - Reflection
03 The Christmas Song - Jericho Brass
04 Do You Hear What I Hear_ - Jerry Nelson and New Life
05 O, Little Town Of Bethlehem - Brotherhood II
06 Go Tell It On The Mountain - New Life
07 O, Holy Night - Lee Stalling and Daybreak
08 Where Has He Gone_ - T.A.C.T. Singers
09 Christmas Shopping - Brotherhood III and Reflection
10 Hark, The Herald Angels Sing - Jericho Brass
11 Everybody Will Be Praisin' The Lord - Keith Showalter and New Life

Enjoy!

Come On Ring Those Bells

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Broadway Records - Christmas Songs - 1968


My favorite thing about this record is the caption at the bottom of the cover that says "vocals and orchestration by popular radio and television artists".  I love it because nowhere on the record does it ever tell you who those artists are.  I guess we are supposed to use our imagination as to who those "popular radio and television artists" are.  So I've just listed the artist as Broadway Records.  The second thing I love about the record is the cover artwork.  I have this hanging in my hallway this year I love it so much.  The music is not bad, but it isn't great either.  Generic is probably the best word to describe it.  It covers all the standard Christmas selections.  Nothing new or original.  Still not bad for a spin.  The tracks are:

01 Joy To The World
02 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
03 O Little Town Of Bethlehem
04 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
05 O' Come All Ye Faithful
06 Deck The Halls With Holly
07 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
08 Good King Wenceslas
09 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
10 Jingle Bells
11 Auld Lang Syne
12 Oh Tennenbaum
13 12 Days Of Christmas
14 Silent Night
15 The First Noel


Enjoy!

Christmas Songs

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Guitars Inc. - Guitars At Christmas - 1959


I picked up this record this past year.  I honestly can't remember if I bought it or if it was one of the many records that were given to me this year.  I'm leaning toward buying it.  Guitars Inc. was a group of studio guitar players here in LA back in the day.  From what I've read, they were some of the better musicians.  The group consisted of Al Hendrickson, Howard Roberts, Bobby Gibbons, Tommy Tedesco & Bill Pitman.  This is a very fun instrumental record.  The arrangements are light and playful.  I will be using some of these tracks in Christmas mixes in the future for sure.


Enjoy!

Guitars At Christmas

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Bielefelder Kinderchor - Christmas In Germany - 1965


Have you been asking yourself how come I don't have more German music at Christmas?  Well I've got a record for you.  This is a record of German choir Christmas music.  It is all very traditional choir music.  I personally don't speak any German so I don't understand any of the lyrics, but I do recognize a few of the melodies.  Surprisingly, though, there is no "Oh Tannenbaum" which may be one of the more famous German carols.  That is okay, you can find that on many records.

My basic internet research pegged the date of this record at 1965.  The previous owner of the record wrote on the front and the back "about 1960."  I find it funny how it was just not the practice to put dates on old records.  I don't know what the thinking was, but it sure makes writing about these records years later a little more challenging.

Most of the tracks are a children's choir.  At least that is what I gather from the photo on the back and my basic German translation that assumes Kinderchor means children's choir.    The track listing can be read on the photo of the back jacket.

All in all the record is okay.  It works if you are in the mood for the more traditional sounds of Christmas.  None of these tracks will liven up a Christmas party, though.  The record isn't pristine, but I've cleaned it up the best I can with what I've got.

Enjoy!

Christmas In Germany

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