There are a few tracks I'm really excited to share. Track 02 is a song I came across just this last month. I wasn't even looking for tracks for this mix at the time, but the moment I heard it I knew it had to be a part of this years Valentine time. The double meanings of the songs work for both genders depending on how you want to interpret the lyrics, which makes it all the more deliteful.
Track 3 is also a big one for me, because it was very recently that I discovered the talents of Candi Staton. I listened to a greatest hits compilation and was blown away by her voice and the number of great soul tracks on the album. I've been listening to her non stop for a few weeks now and I'm still not tired of any of the songs.
Track 5 from The Long Blondes was introduced to me through the comic book "Phonogram". Without getting too deep into what the comic book is about, I can say that it revolves around music and each month the writer has articles about different bands. A few months back there was one about The Long Blondes and this song in particular was written about. It sounded so devilishly inticing that I tracked down the song. It is a song a seduction and when the singer is Kate Jackson of The Long Blondes it takes on a whole extra level of taboo. What I do like about the song is that take gender out of it and it still works and is still a little disturbing.
"No Lover" by Martha Wright is a song I came across from a blog. There aren't too many songs that sing about being a happy wife, but this is one. I had to include it just for that reason.
The rest of the tracks are all pretty good and I think you will enjoy them. Give it a listen to get ready for the 14th. See if it is something you want as your soundtrack for the Valentine holiday. Like I said, I've listened to this mix through many times over the past week or so and I'm not sick of it yet, so I think it will hold up repeated listenings.
SAP Music Valentine Mix 2010 - 128K.zip
Here is a cover you can print is you burn a disc.
And this one can be used to make a CD label/sticker.