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!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

May 2021 Mix

01. Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
02. Step Into A World (Rappers Delight_ - KRS-ONE - I Got Next
03. Hip Hop Junkies - NIce & Smooth - Ain't A Dam Thing Changed
04. Nuff Respect - Big Daddy Kane - Juice Soundtrack
05. Me Myself & I - De La Soul - Three Feet High and Rising
06. I know You Got Soul - Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full
07. Mistadobalina - Del The Funky Homosapien - I Wish My Brother George Was Here
08. Blue Cheese - The UMC's - Fruits Of Nature
09. Regulate - Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era
10. They Want Efx - Das Efx - Dead Serious
11. Passing Me By - THe Pharcyde - Bizzare Ride II The Pharcyde
12. Bonita Applebum (Radio Edit) - A Tribe Called Quest - Peoples Instintive Travels...

April 2021 Mix

01. Ain't Talkin' Bout Love - Van Halen - Van Halen
02. D'You Know What I Mean? - Oasis - Be Here Now
03. Devil Inside - Inxs - Kick
04. Sperate Ways (Worlds Apart) - Journey - Frontiers
05. Trampled Under Foot - Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
06. On My Way Downtown - Lucero - Women & Work
07. Saturday Night Special - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Nuthin' Fancy
08. No Raun - Blind Melon - Blind Melon
09. The Mountain Wins Again - Blues Traveler - Four
10. Creep - Radiohead - Pablo Honey
11. Here's Whats Left - RJD2 - Deadringer
12. Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers - Just As I Am

Monday, March 22, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

March 2021 Mix

01. Moanin' - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
02. The Sidewinder - Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
03. Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles
04. Song For My Father - Horace Silver - Song For My Father
05. Midnight Blue - Kenny Burell - Midnight Blue
06. Autumn Leaves - Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
07. The Awakening - Ahmad Jamal - The Awakening
08. Dance Cadaverous - Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil
09. Queen Of The South - Ron MIles - Rainbow Sign
10. Say It (Over & Over) - John Coltrane - Ballads
11. So What - Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

* Only 11 tracks because there wasn't any more space on the disc.

February 2021 Mix

01. Rock The Casbah - The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
02. Sussudio - Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
03. Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
04. Golden Years - David Bowie - Station To Station (1975)
05. Life In The Fast Lane - The Eagles - Hotel California (1977)
06. Civil War - Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
07. Hard Times - Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters - The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend (1971)
08. Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
09. Concrete Jungle - Bob Marley - Catch A Fire (1973)
10. Untitled (Love Song) - Counting Crows - Underwater Sunshine (2012)
11. If This Is It - Huey Lewis & The News - Sports (1983)
12. The Weight - The Band - Music From The Big Pink (1968)

January 2021 Mix

01. Like A Stone - Audio Slave - Audio Slave (2002)
02. Slither - Velvet Revolver - Contraband (2004)
03. Man In THe Box - Alice In Chains - Facelift (1990)
04. Crawling - Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory (2000)
05. Working Man - Rush - Rush (1974)
06. Down - 311- 311 (Blue) (1995)
07. Been Caught Stealing - Janes Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual (1990)
08. My Doorbell - The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan (2005)
09. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter - Pearl Jam - Vs (1993)
10. Glory Days - Bruce Spingsteen - Born In The USA (1985)
11. Higher Love - Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
12. OC Smith - Little Green Apples - Hickory Holler Revisited (1968)

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)