Wednesday, January 1, 2025

Welcome to mixcd.org

I have always loved music and wanted a way to share it with my kids.  I decided to make them a monthly mix CD.  The only rule for the CD is that it will contain 12 songs.  Some months the CD might have a theme and sometimes they are random.  Feedback from my kids has influenced the artists included from time to time.  I started this project in February of 2018 and do my best to have the CD ready on the first day of the month.  My younger son lost interest after about a year, but my 12 year old still really enjoys it.  This blog was created in September 2019.  All the previous monthly mix track lists were posted at this time.  Thanks for viewing!

Sunday, December 20, 2020

December 2020 Mix

01. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969) 
02. Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood (1989) 
03. Everlasting Light - The Black Keys - Brothers (2010) 
04. Gimmie Something Good - Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams (2014) 
05. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel - So (1986) 
06. What I Got - Sublime - Sublime (1996) 
07. Two Princes - Spin Doctors - Pocket Full of Kryptonite (1991) 
08. I Wish - Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) 
09. Word Up - Cameo - Word Up (1986) 
10. Highwayman - Highwaymen - Highwayman (1985) 
11. Heaven Beside You - Alice In Chains - Unplugged (1996) 
12. This Years Love - David Gray - White Ladder (1999)

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Jazz....What's next after Kind of Blue and A Love Supreme?

     I've always liked Jazz, but never took a deep dive in the genre.  I was blessed to be a teenager in the early 90's and fell in love with East Coast Hip Hop.  At the time East Coast Hip Hop had a strong Jazz influence thanks to the samples used by two of my favorite groups; A Tribe Called Quest and Gang Starr.   In the 90's it wasn't nearly as easy as it is now to research and find out information about artists.  From interviews  and magazine articles about my favorite Hip Hop artists most said they learned about Jazz from their family's' record collection.  

    I've been into records since the early 90's.  In addition to Hip Hop I would buy records with names I recognized from samples when I saw them (if they were cheap enough), but due to me being cheap I often missed key titles.  Fast forward to July 2020, there is a pandemic going on and I need something to do.  At this point I have almost all of the Hip Hop and most of the Rock music I want, but what about Jazz?  I have some Miles Davis, Coltrane and a few others, but my Jazz collection was pretty weak.  Over the last few months I've done a lot of research and watched a bunch of youtube on must have Jazz albums.  The two most common Jazz titles people suggest are Miles Davis - Kind of Blue and John Coltrane A Love Supreme, so after those two what's next?  Below are my top five picks for what to listen to after Kind of Blue and A Love Supreme.  In no particular order.....


Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers - Moanin' (Blue Note, 1959)


John Coltrane - Ballads (Impulse!, 1963)



Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (Blue Note, 1963) 



Grant Green - Idle Moments (Blue Note, 1965)




Chet Baker - Chet (Riverside, 1959)


Sunday, November 8, 2020

November 2020 Mix

01.  Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)
02.  War Pigs - Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
03.  Little Things - Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
04.  The Old Apartment - Barenaked Ladies - Rock Spectacle (1996)
05.  The Stone - Dave Mattehaws Band - Before These Crowded Streets (1998)
06.  Life In The Fast Lane - Eagles - Hotel California (1977)
07.  Just Like Heaven - The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)
08.  Cowboy - Kid Rock - Devil Without A Cause (1998)
09.  New Frontier - Donald Fagen - The Nightfly (1982)
10.  Into The Great Wide Open - Tom Petty - Into The Great Wide Open (1991)
11.  Instant Karma - John Lennon - ? (1970)
12.  How Good It Can Get - The Wallflowers Red Letters Days (2002)

Saturday, October 17, 2020

October 2020 Mix

01. Limelight - Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
02. Seventh Heaven - Beck - Colors (2017)
03. Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
04. Hand In My Pocket - Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
05. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash - Live At Folsom Prison (1968)
06. The Great Beyond - REM - Mon On The Moon (OST) (1999)
07. September Gurls - Big Star - Radio City (1974)
08. You're A Song (I Can't Sing) - Frankie Valley - Mowest Story 1971-1973 (2011)
09. I Keep Forgettin' - Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes (1982)
10. It Ain't Me Babe - Bob Dylan - Another Side Of Bob Dylan (1964)
11. To Lay Me Down - Jerry Garcia - Garcia (1972)
12. Cry Little Sister - Gerard McMann - Lost Boys Soundtrack (1987)

September 2020 Mix

01. Counting Crows - Angels of the Silences - Recovering the Satellites (1996)
02. Stand Back - Stevie Nicks - The Wild Heart (1983)
03. Kiss - Prince - Parade (1986)
04. Resignation Superman - Big Head Todd & The Monsters - Beautiful World (1997)
05. If 6 was 9 - Jimi Hendrix - Axis Bold As Love (1967)
06. Carl Perkins Cailac - Drive By Truckers - The Dirty South (2004)
07. Jeremy - Peral Jam - Ten (1991)
08. Wild Night - Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey (1971)
09. Chicago Promenade - Jason Isbell - Sirens Of The Ditch (2007)
10. Walk On By - Isacc Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969)
11. Tom The Model - Beth Gibbons - Out Of Season (2002)
12. Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra (1964)

August 2020 Mix

01. Take Five - Dave Brubek Quratet - Time Out (1959)
02. Turn It Out - Soulive - Turn It Out (2002)
03. Power Of Soul - Idris Muhammad - Power Of Soul (1974)
04. Wade In The Water - Ramesy Lewis - Wade In The Water (1966)
05. Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man - Takin Off (1962)
06. Mister Magic - Grover Washington Jr - Mister Magic (1975)
07. Bob James - Westchester Lady - Three (1976)
08. Think Twice - Donald Byrd - Stepping Into Tomorrow (1975)
09. A Day In The Life - Wes Montgomery - A Day In The Life (1967)
10. Blue Train - John Coltrane - Blue Train (1958)
11. Blue In Green - Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959)
12. Cristo Redentor - Donald Byrd - A New Perspective (1964)

July 2020 Mix

01. Fame - David Bowie F/ Queen - Young Americans (1975)
02. Here Comes The Rain Again - Eurythmics - Touch (1983)
03. Give The People What They Want - The O'Jays - Survival (1975)
04. My Sweet Lord - George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
05. This Part Of Town - Widespread Panic - Ball (2001)
06. Bad Fish - Sublime - 40 oz. To Freedom (1992)
07. Hold On - Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (2012)
08. Theologians - Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (2004)
09. I Try (Jay D Remix) - Macy Gray - I Try (CD Single) (1999)
10. Blue Diamonds - Rusted Root - Welcome To My Party (2002)
11. Black Muddy River - Gergg Allman - Southern Blood (2017)
12. A Strange Arrangement - Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement (2009)

June 2020 Mix

Unfortunately I haven't been keeping the site up to date and lost the track listing for the June 2020 Mix CD.  There was a theme for the month and it was chip tunes (vintage video game music).  The mix included songs from  Impulses and ZCMTK

May 2020 Mix

01. Welcome To The Terror Dome - Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
02. Slam - Onyx - Bacdafucup (1993)
03. Peter Piper - Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
04. Strictly Business - EPMD - Strictly Business (1988)
05. Dwyck - Gang Starr F/ Nice & Smooth - Hard To Earn* (1994)
06. Humpy Dance - Digital Underground - Sex Packets (1990)
07. Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest F/ LONS - The Low End Theory (1991)
08. I Ain't No Joke - Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
09. Gas Face - 3rd Bass - The Cactus Album (1989)
10. Paul Revere - Beastie Boys - License To Ill (1986)
11. Worst Comes To Worst - Dilated Peoples - Expansion Team (2001)
12. Talkin All That Jazz - Stetsasonic - In Full Gear (1988)

* = Dwyck was originally released as a B-Side to the single "Take It Personal" from the Daily Operation (1992) album

April 2020 Mix

01. Wicked Garden - Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
02. Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath - Masters Of Reality (1971)
03. Easy On Yourself - Drive By Truckers - A Blessing and a Curse (2006)
04. Shout - Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
05. All Mixed Up - 311 - 311 (Blue Album) (1995)
06. Gimme Some More - The J.B.'s - Food For Thought (1972)
07. Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
08. Honky Cat - Elton John - Honky Chateau (1972)
09. Do It Again - Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill (1972)
10. Chase Dem - Stephen Marley - Mind Control (2007)
11. Jealous Guy - John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
12. Riders On The Storm - The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)

March 2020 Mix

01. Head Like A Hole - Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
02. Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N’ Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
03. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 - Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
04. Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
05. Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath - Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath (1973)
06. Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
07. All Things Change - Billy Corgan - The Future Embrace (2005)
08. Clint Eastwood - Gorillaz - Gorillaz (2001)
09. Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (1980)
10. Sleep To Dream - Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
11. Where the Streets Have No Name - U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
12. Don't Worry, Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry, Be Happy (1988)