Brave consumers of media!
We apologize for the delay on getting this update out as things have been on fast forward here at the CTEP! In April, we held the first of our monthly mixtape exchanges. It was an incredible haul on our part as we were turned on to some cool obscure jams!
Although the bar was set incredibly high, we may have just Fosbury Flopped above it. May’s exchange saw incredible submissions of rock and roll, soul, psychedelic blues, and all around feel good vibes. Despite this crazy situation we are facing, our beloved program is alive and well thanks to our incredible exchangers!
This month our raddest tape came to us from an exchanger in North Las Vegas, NV. This is an incredibly smooth listening mix, where the songs flow and their sequence just makes sense. There is a definite overall 60’s/70’s feel but with a few choice outliers this makes for an interesting and exciting compilation.
|SIDE A||SIDE B|
|Abraxas Pool – A Million Miles Away||Gordorn Lightfoot – Carefree Highway|
|Dire Straits – So Far Away||Joe Cocker – Anybody Seen My Girl|
|Alan Parsons Project – Time||Otis Redding – Pain in My Heart|
|Bill Chinnock – You are the One (I’m Dreamin’ Of)||From Autumn to Ashes – Autumns Monologue|
|Dick Dale – These Memories of You||John Lee Hooker – It Serves Me Right to Suffer|
|Dax Johnson – The Lonely and Faded Away||Lou Rawls – You’ll Never Find a Love Like Mine|
|Bruce Hornsby – What the Hell Happened||Johnny Cash – Solitary Man|
|Harry Belafonte – Get an Ugly Woman to Marry You|
Baddest Tape: Quality Time
Our baddest tape just may be the single greatest tape that we have received to date – a mix called Quality Time. This was sent in by a local exchanger who truly went above and beyond in their creation of a monster mix of rock and roll, psychedelia, and blues. Whether it be at a party or a night of solo jammin’, this is a great tape to put on and turn up!
Here’s a link to check out Quality Time on Apple Music!
|SIDE A||SIDE B|
|The Rolling Stones – Can’t You Hear me Knocking||Grateful Dead – Throwing Stones|
|Black Sabbath – Hand of Doom||Les Dudek – Baby Sweet Baby|
|Blackfoot – Road Fever||Little Feat – Skin it Back|
|Captain Beefheart – Dropout Boogie||Steve Miller Band – The Stake|
|Blossom Toes – Kiss of Confusion||The Police – Hole in My Life|
|Cream – Tales of Brave Ulysses||Talking Heads – Slippery People|
|Rory Gallagher – Tattoo’d Lady||Boy Buchanan – I’m a Ram|
|Junior Kimbrough – All Night Long||Pink Floyd – Young Lust|
|Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Needles and the Spoon||KISS – She|
|Johnny Cash – Sam Hall||Red Hot Chili Peppers – True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes|
As you know, we compile and send a CTEP made mix to our first entrant each month. These mixes are made specifically for that exchanger based on their submission. This month the CTEP unleashed a beast of a mix tape! That is, if you’re into 70’s singer-songwriter/pop rock vibes! Of course, as always, there are a couple odd numbers to round things out and keep things interesting! We aimed to create a mix of tunes that is full of familiar sounds while also sneaking in some deep cuts and obscure numbers.
Here’s a link to a complete Spotify playlist!
CTEP’s Monthly Tape Exchange: May 2020
|SIDE A||SIDE B|
|Simon & Garfunkel – Keep the Customer Satisfied||Sam Cooke – (What A) Wonderful World|
|Raspberries – Go All The Way||Del Shannon – What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?|
|The Scruffs – Break the Ice||Ry Cooder – Little Sister|
|Spirit – Nature’s Way||The J. Geils Band – Homework (Live)|
|Bruce Springsteen – The Promised Land||The Nighthawks – If You Go (Live)|
|Jim Croce – Rapid Roy (That Stock Car Boy)||Bob Seger – Still the Same|
|Neil Young – Payola Blues||Maxine Nightengale – Right Back Where We Started From|
|Jonathan Edwards – She Loves You (Live)||Clarence Carter – Doin’ Our Thing|
|Paul McCartney & Wings – Picasso’s Last Words (Drink to Me)||Les Dudek – Old Judge Jones|
|Dire Straits – Water of Love||Blossom Toes – Everyone’s Leaving Me Now|
|Barry Goldberg & Mike Bloomfield – You’re Still My Baby||Mudcrutch – Trailer|
|Elvis Costello & The Roots – Tripwire||The Oak Ridge Boys – Y’all Come Back Saloon|
Well folks, the tapes keep rollin’ in and they continue to broaden our musical horizons. Take a minute to check out some of the songs and artists listed here. It only takes one song to change your life!