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Wine Snobs: Catering to the Masses

Wine Snobs: Catering to the Masses
Created by: galaxiepi
Tracks: 17
Length: 01:03:38
Keywords 1. Wine
2. Classic
3. Soul
Created on 6/25/06 11:57am
Level 10
Points 5063
Total visitors 500
Unique visitors 205
description:
I spend my weekends working in a wine tasting room. It's 6 hours of being bored, with the occasional couple or group coming in to parttake in the vino while I toss out flowery adjectives describing said vino. I need music that won't offend old people, yet will keep me somewhat entertained. Thus this mix was born. Mostly old school, mellow, feel good hits, with a smattering of newer artists that don't offend the palate. Fermented 75% in French oak barrels, 25% in steel barrels, so it gives a soft mouthfeel with a surprising crispness at the edges.

tracklist

1 Ray Charles : Georgia on My Mind
I get an overwhelming feeling of contentness when I hear the opening notes to this song. I still haven't even [...]
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Track 8 from The Very Best of Ray Charles
Length: 00:03:39
Year: 2000
Track Description:
I get an overwhelming feeling of contentness when I hear the opening notes to this song. I still haven't even seen the damn movie, and I believe this song was the one they used in all the ads, but it's been a long love of mine. Smooth and buttery, like a Chardonnay.
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2 Al Green : Let's Stay Together
"I-I-I... I'm so in love with you." To this day, every time I hear this song I have to grin and shake my head [...]
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Track 6 from Greatest Hits
Length: 00:03:20
Year: 1995
Track Description:
"I-I-I... I'm so in love with you." To this day, every time I hear this song I have to grin and shake my head with disbelief at how perfect this song truly is. Hearty with a slight berry finish, this is the red Zinfandel of the mix.
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3 Ella Fitzgerald : Summertime
Quintessential for a relaxed and slightly inebriated summer afternoon. Ella's voice meanders over and around t [...]
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Track 14 from The Very Best of Ella Fitzgerald
Length: 00:04:58
Year: 1998
Track Description:
Quintessential for a relaxed and slightly inebriated summer afternoon. Ella's voice meanders over and around the lyrics, and Louis Armstrong's raspy, soulful contrast offers that irreplaceable depth found in a white like Viognier. Served chilled, naturally.
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4 B.B. King : The Thrill is Gone
Usually the first song you think of when you think of the ever-delightful and ever-alive B.B. I saw him perfor [...]
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Track 7 from Greatest Hits
Length: 00:05:24
Year: 1998
Track Description:
Usually the first song you think of when you think of the ever-delightful and ever-alive B.B. I saw him perform at a winery last summer and was just WAITING for him to bust out with this track. Of course he obliged. I'm pretty sure I was tipsy off of a lovely Barbera at the time, so I think that works. An original, earthy red that has depth and integrity in its structure.
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5 The Super Super Blues Band : Goin' Down Slow
Muddy Waters. Chuck Berry. Bo Diddley. Howlin' Wolf. FUCK. If it hasn't been apparent by a few of my mixes, I [...]
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Track 7 from The Super Super Blues Band
Length: 00:04:48
Year: 1968
Track Description:
Muddy Waters. Chuck Berry. Bo Diddley. Howlin' Wolf. FUCK. If it hasn't been apparent by a few of my mixes, I have a proclivity for the blues. The guitar in this song is like a prescription for an ailment you didn't know you had. Of the mix, this is a red blend served at a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that has surprisinginly good taste. Yumminess.
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6 Fiona Apple : Waltz (Better Than Fine)
This seems like a drastic difference from the last track, but the waltzing piano and the un-Fionalike optimism [...]
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Track 12 from Extraordinary Machine
Length: 00:03:46
Year: 2005
Track Description:
This seems like a drastic difference from the last track, but the waltzing piano and the un-Fionalike optimism settle it nicely among the older and more established tracks. A young Chablis; light, crisp, with a steely edge.
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7 Billy Joel : Vienna
A similar piano theme as the previous song. I'm not really a big Billy Joel fan (refer to Chuck Klosterman's c [...]
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Track 5 from The Stranger
Length: 00:03:35
Year: 1977
Track Description:
A similar piano theme as the previous song. I'm not really a big Billy Joel fan (refer to Chuck Klosterman's chapter on the subject in 'Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs), but this song has a good "returning to old friends (or family)" kind of tone to it. Which of course is a perfect setting for wine. I would equate this with white Zinfandel-- I hate it, but all the women in my family love the stuff. A sweeter blush wine easily found in box form.
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8 Ella Fitzgerald : Whatever Lola Wants
You can't compare this to the other Ella song, so I don't think it counts as a double dip. Ella approaches thi [...]
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Track 10 from Ella Sings Broadway
Length: 00:02:35
Year: 1962
Track Description:
You can't compare this to the other Ella song, so I don't think it counts as a double dip. Ella approaches this song as a Petite Sirah-- anything but petite. Strong, full, tannic... a bold wine that gets what it wants.
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9 Peggy Lee : Fever
The sparse percussion complements Miss Peggy's smooth and flawless voice. A German Riesling... tart and fruity [...]
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Track 11 from The Best of Miss Peggy Lee
Length: 00:03:19
Year: 1998
Track Description:
The sparse percussion complements Miss Peggy's smooth and flawless voice. A German Riesling... tart and fruity.
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10 Nina Simone : I Put a Spell on You
Nina has one of the most original and even grating jazz vocals. Accompanied by a piano and saxophone, the time [...]
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Track 3 from Nina' Simone's Finest Hour
Length: 00:02:37
Year: 2000
Track Description:
Nina has one of the most original and even grating jazz vocals. Accompanied by a piano and saxophone, the timeless artiste crafts this song into a timeless, bold and deep Chianti.
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11 Neko Case : Maybe Sparrow
Pinot Gris has become a trendy wine as of late. Dry with just a slight sweet mineral finish, the wine goes wel [...]
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Track 10 from Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Length: 00:02:39
Year: 2006
Track Description:
Pinot Gris has become a trendy wine as of late. Dry with just a slight sweet mineral finish, the wine goes well with almost any food. Thus can be said for what I feel is the best track off of Neko's 'Fox Confessor'. Her voice hits some of its best notes on this sentimental and even whimsical song.
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12 Joni Mitchell : A Case of You
"I could drink a case of you." The necessity of having this Joni track is fairly apparent. A Sauvignon Blanc o [...]
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Track 9 from Blue
Length: 00:04:24
Year: 1971
Track Description:
"I could drink a case of you." The necessity of having this Joni track is fairly apparent. A Sauvignon Blanc of songs... flavors reminiscient of grass, apples, and smoke.
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13 Nick Drake : One of These Things First
I like it for its optimistic feel, tinkling piano notes, and steady rhythmn. It's definitely a sweet white Gew [...]
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Track 0 from Garden State Soundtrack
Length: 00:04:53
Year: 0000
Track Description:
I like it for its optimistic feel, tinkling piano notes, and steady rhythmn. It's definitely a sweet white Gewurztraminer served chilled on an indian summer afternoon.
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14 Michael Bublé : Quando, Quando, Quando -- duet featuring Nelly Furtado
I only just realized that the only reason I actually LIKE Michael Bublé is because he looks like a lovely boy [...]
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Track 4 from It's Time
Length: 00:04:45
Year: 2005
Track Description:
I only just realized that the only reason I actually LIKE Michael Bublé is because he looks like a lovely boy I dated. That aside, old ladies LOVE him. His "new Frank Sinatra" thing gets them all a-twitter. I also like this because it has fellow Vancouver Islander Nelly Furtado. I think he's from BC too, actually. Anyway. I don't recommend large quantities of this song. Like a too-sweet dessert Sherry.
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15 Mirah & the Black Cat Orchestra : Bella Ciao
This is the main album I can listen to on repeat right now. It's Mirah's simple feminine vocals paired with a [...]
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Track 12 from To All We Stretch the Open Arm
Length: 00:02:01
Year: 2004
Track Description:
This is the main album I can listen to on repeat right now. It's Mirah's simple feminine vocals paired with a very traditionally European band. This song is like the previous in that it features Italian words, but it feels much more authentic than Bublé's store-bought smoothness. It's an Italian Barbaresco with its light elegance.
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16 Sarah Slean : Duncan
This album wasn't even on Amazon. Nevertheless, I love love love Sarah Slean. She has an amazing voice, beauti [...]
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Track 3 from Night Bugs
Length: 00:04:09
Year: 2002
Track Description:
This album wasn't even on Amazon. Nevertheless, I love love love Sarah Slean. She has an amazing voice, beautiful and haunting lyrics, and a touch of whimsy in all her songs. She's also incredibly intelligent, and I hold a high level of respect for this Canadian chanteuse. This song is bittersweet, bubbly and reminiscient, like a dry Champagne.
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17 Billie Holiday : The Very Thought Of You
Billie is a mellow yet complex Merlot. Dark, with deep berry and plum flavors; a classic wine. The opening pia [...]
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Track 91 from Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia (1933-1944)
Length: 00:02:46
Year: 2001
Track Description:
Billie is a mellow yet complex Merlot. Dark, with deep berry and plum flavors; a classic wine. The opening piano and her lilting, deep voice instantly transport you to a smoky bar in wartime America.
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Last night I watched Vh1's Greatest Sugar Daddies of all time, and Billy Joel was on there. So, because of that, this mix may be rganted a +5.
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Nice mix although the inclusion of Billy Joel threw me a bit...
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very nice. billie holiday and simone are amazing.
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an ingenious way to describe your song choices. so many of my favorites on here, especially fond of tracks 11-13. it's nice to see sarah slean on the mixes of others, such a gorgeous voice that woman has. bravo!
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