Sunday, June 8, 2008

Summer music

Since it's now 130 degrees by 10 am here in North Carolina, I thought it would be an appropriate time to share some music.

Summertime (2008)

I've been putting this compilation together for the past few months. The compressed file includes the songs, tracklisting and cover art. The mp3s are all tagged, so if you just drag them into iTunes they should organize themselves in the Mixes genre as an album called "Summertime". Download from sendspace here.

The Congos - Heart of the Congos (1977)

I don't know much about reggae, but this is my favorite I've ever heard (alongside Burning Spear's Marcus Garvey). Apparently it's Lee "Scratch" Perry's production masterpiece -- the perfect mix of songwriting and dub genius. has a good writeup here.

The Savages - Live 'n Wild (1966)

Awesome garage album by some kids from Bermuda. Long writeup and download link here.