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Too much!

Nothing really going on tonight, so I decided to do some much needed mp3 management. Those who know me know that mp3 is my music format of choice, especially since there's really no good way to get a turntable in the car or on my back while riding my scooter.

First, I ripped some songs from a couple of compilations my mom sent me, and a compilation that a local DJ gave me. Then I got out the big list of songs I've been meaning to get and went looking on Kazaa. Found a couple of things, but the list is still kind of long.

I'm still looking for mp3's of:

the chords - the british way of life
betty wright - if you ain't got it
the soul sisters - think about the good times
high keys - que sera sera
the showmen - our love will grow
don thomas - come on train
cliff nobles - love is alright
lonnie lester - you can't go
shuggie otis - hurricane
the johnny otis show - the watts breakaway

vespa142, some of those are your fault!
If anyone has mp3's of any of those, let me know and I'll set up a way for you to ftp them to me.

Then, the motherlode. I joined emusic.com. They have a feature called "label search", so I searched for "Stax". Oh man. There were a zillion matches. So I clicked "Various Artists". Half a zillion matches. All of those really amazing Stax/Volt singles collections that are like $150 each in stores are available on emusic for download. I proceeded to download about eight bazillion songs, and that was just from the first couple of comps. I still have about 20 or so more compilations FOR THAT LABEL ALONE to go through and pick out what I want. But, it's almost 3:30 in the morning and I need to get some sleep. I can download music no more.

My ears are happy, but my hard drive is hurtin'.

Some of the really good stuff I picked up tonight:
Baby Huey and the Baby Sitters - Monkey Man
Centurys - 83
The Bar-Keys - Montego Bay
Bernie Hayes - Cool Strut
The Mohawks - The Champ
Laura Lee - If You Can Beat Me Rockin'
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - Tramp
Honey Cone - Want Ads
Arthur Alexander - Pretty Girls Everywhere
...and many more!



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 12th, 2003 07:57 am (UTC)
Hey man, I have the following mp3's on your list...and a shitload more that are great if you give me a place to upload em:

don thomas - come on train
cliff nobles - love is alright
lonnie lester - you can't go
shuggie otis - hurricane

That Shuggie Otis track was so friggin hard to find on 45. But it's sooooooooo good.

Jan. 15th, 2003 11:05 am (UTC)
I got that Shuggie on Columbia. If you like that song, check out the Johnny Otis Show on the same label. The song to look for..."The Watt's Breakaway."

Jan. 15th, 2003 11:46 am (UTC)
Re: shuggie
Yes, mine is on columbia as well, it just took me forever to find it....and when I got it via mail, the record was cracked. I was pissed. Luckily it still plays VG+, but I need another copy if anyone has one for sale...

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