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.
All of these tracks are from Charles Bradley’s 2011 album “No Time For Dreaming”.
- The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
- How Long
- No Time For Dreaming
- Golden Rule
- The Telephone Song
- Heartaches and Pain
- I Believe In Your Love
- Lovin’ You, Baby
- Trouble In The Land
- In You (I Found A Love)
- St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Call Me
- Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
- Lee Fields - You’re The Kind Of Girl
- Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
- St. Paul and the Broken Bones - I’m Torn Up
- Jimi Charles Moody - Death Row
- St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Half the City
- Sam & Dave - Smooth Me
- Lee Fields - I Still Got It
- Moses Sumney - Outro