Thursday / March 18 / 2010

Third Thursday, Free Mixes, Part 13



The Blends - Pops Stacks

And here we go again. Put another nickel in the jik juke machine, put on a silk tie and order another egg cream cause we’re here with Part 13 in our Third Thursday Free Mixtape Series! Lucky 13 … This month we got a very personal mix for your Panama Ear Canals .. Pop’s Stacks. These are all tracks off records I’ve got from my dad, Frank Abbinanti .. though a couple tunes are off records he’s picked up for me at swap-meets and 2nd hand stores over the years. The man is/was an avid record collector amassing a significant collection of LPs and 45s since the late 1950s … and I attribute my propensity for meshing genres in songwriting and djing to being brought up listening to this kinda stuff …

I put this mix together a few years ago, and originally only shared it with friends .. judging by the response I got; I think you’ll dig it. Your brain will probably notice a penchant for latin, soul and latin/soul in the mix .. Some real gems in this set; including tracks what been sampled for your hip-hops, latin versions of Eddie Harris tunes, and tracks covered by Yesterday’s New Quintet …

Track List
Talkin’ Wit Pops – Anthony & Frank Abbinanti
Right Now – Herbiee Mann
Fat City Strut – Mandrill
Uno Esta – Bobbi Humphrey
Umqokozo – Miriam Makeba
We’re A Winner – The Impressions
You’re Doing It With Her, When It Should Be Me – Rhetta Hughes
Pfumvu Pa Ruzevha – Thomas Mapfumo
"T" Plays It Cool – Marvin Gaye
You Better Stop It – Barbara Mason
Magnetic Feel – Enchantment
Mira Como Los Pollos – Jack Constanzo
People and the World – Roy Ayers Ubiquity
Stormy – Gabor Szabo
Bang, Bang – Joe Cuba
You Be My Baby – Ray Charles
Ethiopia – The Hiltonaires
Y Vengo A Bailar – The Gilberto Sextet
Lo Que Quiera Lola – Bobby Capo
Listen Here – Mongo Santamaria
We Got Latin Soul – Mongo Santamaria
Navidad Negra – Pedro Laza y sus Pelayeros