September 20, 2017

Mixtape: Charles Bradley and Soul

mixtape charles bradley and soul

Today I purchased my third cassette deck from Fred at retrotronics.co.nz. This one is a Sony TC-K615S and it’s an absolute beast of a machine. I chose it because it it is a 3-head cassette deck, that is in excellent condition and supports bias calibration. I’ll probably write a blog post about it sometime soon.

Anyway, the important thing is that the tapes I record with it sound a lot better than recordings I have made with my other decks. This means I am going to go through all the of mixtapes I have created so far and redub them using this machine. It is a bit of work, but I think it will be worth it.

One of the tapes I am currently re-recording is a collection of songs by Charles Bradley and a playlist of tracks I’ve titled ‘Soul Mixtape #1’. To be honest, I don’t really know if all of these tracks classify as ‘soul’ - I just chose songs that I felt had a similar vibe and worked well together.

For the artwork I had a go at sketching Charles Bradley himself.

Track Listing

Side A

All of these tracks are from Charles Bradley’s 2011 album “No Time For Dreaming”.

  1. The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
  2. How Long
  3. No Time For Dreaming
  4. Golden Rule
  5. The Telephone Song
  6. Heartaches and Pain
  7. I Believe In Your Love
  8. Lovin’ You, Baby
  9. Trouble In The Land
  10. In You (I Found A Love)

Side B

  1. St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Call Me
  2. Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
  3. Lee Fields - You’re The Kind Of Girl
  4. Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
  5. St. Paul and the Broken Bones - I’m Torn Up
  6. Jimi Charles Moody - Death Row
  7. St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Half the City
  8. Sam & Dave - Smooth Me
  9. Lee Fields - I Still Got It
  10. Moses Sumney - Outro

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