sammyg123

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The Sun Is An Old Friend

Artist Song Buy
Sprites  Do It Yourself  buy on itunes
Baron De Tagomago  Enamorado  buy on itunes
Forever Amber  Me Oh My  buy on itunes
Motion Pictures  Blue Gun  buy on itunes
Billy Nicholls  Daytime Girl  buy on itunes
Orwell  Le Bon Endroit  buy on itunes
The Mamas & The Papas  Midnight Voyage  buy on itunes
The Tikis  Bye Bye Bye  buy on itunes
Monochrome Set  The Man With The Black Moustache  buy on itunes
The Beach Boys  Vegetables  buy on itunes
Michael Nesmith  Mama Nantucket  buy on itunes
Jonathan Richman  You're Crazy For Taking The Bus  buy on itunes
The Coral  Put The Sun Back  buy on itunes
The Hollies  Heading For A Fall  buy on itunes
Moto Boy  Blue Motorbike  buy on itunes
Alphabeat  Fascination  buy on itunes
The Fiery Furnaces  Ex-Guru  buy on itunes
Vampire Weekend  Boston  buy on itunes
Archies  Melody Hill  buy on itunes
Sparks  Falling in Love with Myself Again  buy on itunes
Peanut Butter Conspiracy  Captain Sandwich  buy on itunes
Orange Juice  Wan Light  buy on itunes
Sargasso Trio  She's A Woman  buy on itunes
800 Cherries  Painty Paint Pots  buy on itunes
Wimple Winch  Save My Soul  buy on itunes
Monkees  Mr. Webster  buy on itunes
Aphrodite's Child  Such A Funny Night  buy on itunes
Kate Rusby  The Village Green Preservation Society  buy on itunes
El Perro Del Mar  The Sun Is An Old Friend  buy on itunes

Comment:

A collection of Happy Songs with a Hook..
Thanks to the ever reliable Barry for 6 & 12..
Tracks 16 & 23 aren't cover versions. 28 is, and while it's nice enough, the reason it's included here is because I like the way she says 'Donald Duck'!
Download and

Enjoy
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Feedback:

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Barrydali
Date: 1/29/2008
Donald duck you say? I gotta hear that. This is scorching mate. I know a lot of it, but I need to bask in the whole thing to get the full benefit. Anytime by the way.
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 1/29/2008
The half I don't know is in good company with the half I do know. I'll bet this is fantastic...
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anthony lombardi
Date: 1/29/2008
does anyone make pop mixes as well or as reliably as you? i think not. lovin' the new vampire weekend, & of course the orange juice track is a favorite. looks wonderful in full though, as always....
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doowad
Date: 1/29/2008
I am enraptured by that picture and sure to be by the mix as well. Beach Boys into Nesmith sounds perfect.
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G-Sphere
Date: 1/29/2008
Happy indeed. Lots to like here. I'm also lovin' that vampire weekend.
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sport !
Date: 1/29/2008
Looks outstanding, I'm looking forward to listening to the stuff I don't know in about 6 minutes!!
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 1/29/2008
Happy talk, keep talkin' happy talk,
Talk about things you'd like to do.
You got to have a dream,
If you don't have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?

...& I'm happy the cable connection is working..!
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Rob Conroy
Date: 1/29/2008
Fantastic Papa Nes, Billy Nicholls (!), Jonathan Richman, Hollies, Fiery Furnaces, Sparks, Orange Juice, Monkees... hell, the whole thing looks great!
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tornadoZ
Date: 1/29/2008
I'm hooked! a great listen, Sam: Baron De Tagomago, Orwell, The Tikis, Moto Boy, Alphabeat, Sparks, Aphrodite's Child... wonderful. I'm hooked! Especially liked the Jonathan Richman song, since I once lived in Salt Lake City, and I've also had to defend my preference for taking the bus on long trips. It's fun! wonderful mix, and that's a lovely picture too.
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tornadoZ
Date: 1/29/2008
I'm hooked! or did I already say that.
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Mixxer
Date: 1/29/2008
Can't beat happy and hooky. And sun by the Seine.

Is there by any chance a greater than usual number of food references, in both the artist and song columns?
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gabechouinard
Date: 1/29/2008
Can I give a "Hell Yeah!"? I think I can. Downloading this baby right now, by gosh!
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hemizen
Date: 1/30/2008
Sammy Sunshine comes through once again. Thank You!
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arktical
Date: 1/30/2008
800 Cherries!!!! Awesome.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 1/30/2008
This was a fun listen, Sammy. Especially dug 7, 10-12, 15, 20 and 26.
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KathrynandRupert
Date: 1/30/2008
Late to the party as ever. Is that Manchester in autumn? Familiar with most of the artists, not so all the songs, though well acquainted with Wan Light and wonderful it is. Should that be Wimple Winch? Or is there a band called Wimple Witch? Or am I muddled?
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French Connection
Date: 1/30/2008
The whole thing looks great but I especially like the 9-14 stretch, that said Billy Nicholls merits best tune fer moi.
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sammyg123
Date: 1/30/2008
K&R - no that's my mistake, corrected - it is Wimple Winch..
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buglady
Date: 1/30/2008
This looks super!
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p the swede
Date: 1/30/2008
lovely stuff
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DJ Karen Adams
Date: 1/31/2008
I agree with Mr. Anthony. Sammy's got it...hands down!
The Fiery Furnaces were in town a little more than a week ago but I missed them due to a high fever and bad cough. This mix is just what I need!
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Salman1
Date: 1/31/2008
Vampire Weekend sound is summer in my opinion! So much to like here. Another amazing mix, Sam. Really dig that Fiery Furnaces track. I also really liked the opener.
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Moe
Date: 1/31/2008
Well we both know how much I hate "happy songs with a hook" -- but I guess I'd listen to this mix if you put a loaded gun to my head. I'd cringe as the upbeat sounds of the Beach Boys, Archies and Billy Nicholls pass through my eardrums. Just shoot me already! Okay, you know I'm just messin' with ya, as this looks brilliant. Might even be worth the 7 hour download. BTW, I've really been enjoying what I've heard from Vampire Weekend, who I first heard on our alt dj mix last year. Their album has been out for two days, and the backlash has already begun!
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Skipper Bartlett
Date: 1/31/2008
Geez. This is much needed in my frozen northern pad. Thanks Sammy.
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JamesPhoenix
Date: 2/1/2008
Thanks for the download. You can tell this is a good mix from the start. Some nice introudctions here...opens up a few new doors!
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musicgnome
Date: 2/1/2008
Dang. This hits keep on comin! I bask in the glow.
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Moe
Date: 2/1/2008
Gee, Ion, there are some classics on "The Sun is an Old Friend." Such as:
Hey Sammy! Thought I'd share the e-mail my mom sent me after I sent her the link to DL the mix: "The Man with the Black Mustache,
You're Crazy for Taking the Bus,
Vegetables,
Captain Sandwich,
Painty Paint Box

How on earth did you find such goodies!??!"
Sounds like you have another fan! Will check this out this weekend.
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Moe
Date: 2/1/2008
Okay. I screwed up that last comment a bit. It should have gone like this: Hey Sammy! Thought I'd share the e-mail my mom sent me after I sent her the link to DL the mix: "Gee, Ion, there are some classics on 'The Sun is an Old Friend.' Such as: The Man with the Black Mustache, You're Crazy for Taking the Bus, Vegetables, Captain Sandwich, Painty Paint Box. How on earth did you find such goodies!??!" Sounds like you have another fan! Will check this out this weekend when she gives me the disc.
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Bear
Date: 2/2/2008
That *could* be Manchester no? Vampire Weekend into Archies does it for me. So much great stuff too.
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Media Vixen: Radio Sally
Date: 2/4/2008
Very big fun! Thanks.
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divinyl
Date: 2/11/2008
I see a few old friends here - Richman, Beach Boys, Sparks, Rusby. Hope to find some new ones as well.
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Ken Harris
Date: 2/22/2008
Really great stuff...I so much enjoy happy music and this is a home run! Been enjoying this for days. Thanks for noticing Carol Kaye!
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FoolThemAll
Date: 5/6/2008
Happy songs with hooks, eh? Is there any better mix theme out there? Must... download...

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