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Stolen Moments

Stolen Moments
Created by: spiritinc
Tracks: 10
Length: 01:00:28
Keywords 1. Mix Contest 20
2. Mix Contest 20
3. Mix Contest 20
Created on 3/15/08 11:24pm
Level 4
Points 1796
Total visitors 23
Unique visitors 15
This mix was ranked #12 out of 13 entries for this contest
description:
Each of the songs on this mixtape graced my naive ears in my formative years (aka before I was 18), "stolen moments" from my life's lexicon. Whether heard on a mixtape made by a former drumming instructor, found in a dusty $1.00 record bin, or recorded off the radio, these songs have truly stood my personal test of time. Now, peering into cyberspace through my computer screen, it is comforting in a way to know that these vinyl records actually exist in the real world, on my shelf, physical mementos representing memories, a kind of musical road map to my current state of mind.

tracklist

1 Tower of Power : Squib Cakes
Starting it off with one of the tightest breaks ever. David Garibaldi kills it on drums. These guys were earl [...]
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Track 5 from Back to Oakland
Length: 00:07:49
Year: 1974
Track Description:
Starting it off with one of the tightest breaks ever. David Garibaldi kills it on drums. These guys were early idols. I had the privilege of seeing them play when I was in high school and first getting into funk drumming. Truly an inspiration.
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2 Dire Straits : Money for Nothing
When I was in junior high I took drum lessons from a guy named Jonathan at a music store called Tupper & Reed [...]
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Track 2 from Brothers in Arms
Length: 00:08:26
Year: 1985
Track Description:
When I was in junior high I took drum lessons from a guy named Jonathan at a music store called Tupper & Reed in Berkeley. He would make these awesome mixtapes of songs by artists like Metallica, AC/DC, Rush, and the Rolling Stones, and transcribe the drum parts by hand. As a young novice drummer, I would listen to the tapes, read the transcriptions, and play along on a practice pad kit in the store basement. This was the first song on the Transcriptions I tape, and it made me want to be a rockstar.
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3 Led Zeppelin : Moby Dick
Another killer drum song. Bonham is the man. I first heard this song in high school when I borrowed this reco [...]
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Track 8 from Led Zeppelin II
Length: 00:04:20
Year: 1969
Track Description:
Another killer drum song. Bonham is the man. I first heard this song in high school when I borrowed this record from my friend Jordan. I still have the cassette mixtape I made with Led Zeppelin II on one side and Al Green on the other. Classic.
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4 Santana : Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen
This was one of my parents' records. The album has a quote from Herman Hesse's book "Demian" on the back (whi [...]
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Track 2 from Abraxas
Length: 00:05:17
Year: 1970
Track Description:
This was one of my parents' records. The album has a quote from Herman Hesse's book "Demian" on the back (which we read in high school English class, and is one of my favorite books as well) that will always haunt me: "We stood before it and began to freeze inside from the exertion. We questioned the painting, berated it, made love to it, prayed to it: we called it mother, called it whore and slut, called it our beloved, called it Abraxas..."

This song is in my Top 5 of All Time.
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5 Cream : Strange Brew
This song has a funny background story. My dad found an old cassette tape in front of our house one day. I too [...]
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Track 1 from Disraeli Gears
Length: 00:02:50
Year: 1967
Track Description:
This song has a funny background story. My dad found an old cassette tape in front of our house one day. I took it inside and listened to it, and found it had Cream's "Disraeli Gears" on one side and De La Soul's "De La Soul is Dead" on the other. Both albums became instant favorites. Ginger Baker is another awesome drummer as well.
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6 Van Morrison : Moondance
I remember my dad always bumping Van Morrison in the car. Moondance is such a beautiful song...it reminds me [...]
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Track 2 from Moondance
Length: 00:04:36
Year: 1970
Track Description:
I remember my dad always bumping Van Morrison in the car. Moondance is such a beautiful song...it reminds me of high school drum workshops, church youth groups, and being a shy kid who couldn't get girls.
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7 The Pointer Sisters : Yes We Can Can
This was one of my mom's records. I still use it in DJ sets. I love the build up near the end when the drumm [...]
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Track 1 from The Pointer Sisters
Length: 00:06:02
Year: 1973
Track Description:
This was one of my mom's records. I still use it in DJ sets. I love the build up near the end when the drummer just busts loose. Such a carefree, heartfelt song.
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8 Parliament : Flash Light
I am really surprised that this is the first Parliament track to be added to the Mixtape Collective database! [...]
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Track 6 from Funkentelecky Vs. The Placebo Syndrome
Length: 00:05:46
Year: 1977
Track Description:
I am really surprised that this is the first Parliament track to be added to the Mixtape Collective database! I still remember recording this track off the radio listening to 106.1 KMEL and thinking it was so damn cool. It still is.
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9 Freddie Hubbard : Too High
This record is one of my $1.00 Amoeba Records clearance bin gems. Unforgettable.
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Track 6 from High Energy
Length: 00:06:37
Year: 1974
Track Description:
This record is one of my $1.00 Amoeba Records clearance bin gems. Unforgettable.
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10 Oliver Nelson : Stolen Moments
The title track of this mix. This is another one of my Top 5 of All Time. Dolphy lives! We played this song [...]
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Track 1 from The Blues and the Abstract Truth
Length: 00:08:45
Year: 1972
Track Description:
The title track of this mix. This is another one of my Top 5 of All Time. Dolphy lives! We played this song in our high school jazz band and I loved it. A nice cooling off after the heaviness.
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