May’s Tape Exchange

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!

Raddest Tape:

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.

Abraxas Pool – A Million Miles AwayGordorn Lightfoot – Carefree Highway
Dire Straits – So Far AwayJoe Cocker – Anybody Seen My Girl
Alan Parsons Project – TimeOtis 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 YouJohn Lee Hooker – It Serves Me Right to Suffer
Dax Johnson – The Lonely and Faded AwayLou Rawls – You’ll Never Find a Love Like Mine
Bruce Hornsby – What the Hell HappenedJohnny 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!

The Rolling Stones – Can’t You Hear me KnockingGrateful Dead – Throwing Stones
Black Sabbath – Hand of DoomLes Dudek – Baby Sweet Baby
Blackfoot – Road FeverLittle Feat – Skin it Back
Captain Beefheart – Dropout BoogieSteve Miller Band – The Stake
Blossom Toes – Kiss of ConfusionThe Police – Hole in My Life
Cream – Tales of Brave UlyssesTalking Heads – Slippery People
Rory Gallagher – Tattoo’d LadyBoy Buchanan – I’m a Ram
Junior Kimbrough – All Night LongPink Floyd – Young Lust
Lynyrd Skynyrd – The Needles and the SpoonKISS – She
Johnny Cash – Sam HallRed Hot Chili Peppers – True Men Don’t Kill Coyotes

CTEP’s Contribution:

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

Simon & Garfunkel – Keep the Customer SatisfiedSam Cooke – (What A) Wonderful World
Raspberries – Go All The WayDel Shannon – What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am?
The Scruffs – Break the IceRy Cooder – Little Sister
Spirit – Nature’s WayThe J. Geils Band – Homework (Live)
Bruce Springsteen – The Promised LandThe Nighthawks – If You Go (Live)
Jim Croce – Rapid Roy (That Stock Car Boy)Bob Seger – Still the Same
Neil Young – Payola BluesMaxine 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 LoveBlossom Toes – Everyone’s Leaving Me Now
Barry Goldberg & Mike Bloomfield – You’re Still My BabyMudcrutch – Trailer
Elvis Costello & The Roots – TripwireThe 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!


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