“World” not “World”

These genres are sometimes called “world music” when in compilations. The term bugs me because it doesn’t actually encompass the whole world. Besides, everything is “world music…” I hear similarities in these pieces that make me want to know more about the development of folk / pop music from the African continent and the Middle Eastern regions. If anyone has music-history information please contact me! As usual I threw in some random tunes. Enjoy!

mix © & art © 2017

World not World

Track List:

  1. Solomon Finds Family : James Newton Howard : Blood Diamond [movie : 2006

Christmas Jollies II

Happy Christmas Everybody! {#2}

My Second-Famous Xmas Mix

Remember when you had to wait till Xmas Eve to hear all your favourite pop Christmas Tunes? This and my famous original were crafted way back then.

mix © 1991 & art © 2003

Xmas Jollies 2

Track List:

An der schönen, blauen Donau : The Vienna Boys Choir
All I Want For Christmas Is You : Mariah Carey
Linus & Lucy : Vince Guaraldi Trio
Merry Xmas Everybody : Slade
Thanks For Christmas : XTC
2000 Miles : The Pretenders
Fairytale of New York : The Pogues
A Spaceman

Christmas Jollies I

Happy Christmas Everybody! {#1}

My Famous Xmas Mix

Remember when you had to wait till Xmas Eve to hear all your favourite pop Christmas Tunes? This was crafted way back when, waiting patiently at the radio with a classroom-style tape recorder. { Since upgraded with official digital tune versions. }

mix © 1988 & art © 2003

Xmas Jollies 1

Track List:

Do They Know It’s Christmas? : Band-Aid
Feliz Navidad : José Feliciano
Mambo Santa Mambo : The Enchanters
Jingle Bell Rock : Bobby Helms
Christmas Is Coming : Vince Guaraldi Trio
Christmas Wrapping : The Waitresses

Glory of Love

The title says it all

just a little love mix 🙂 ♥

original mix : first 19 tracks {more or less}
~expanded because I just can’t help myself 😉
~this one just seems to grow and grow and grow

♥ mix v.1 & art © Ellen 131129+++

Glory of Love

Dumb Love Mix

Trying to think about love…

— our impulsive nature — the heart’s innate wisdom.

“ Man’s … longest journey is from the head to the heart. ” ~Angaangaq

© Ellen . mix ’97–’06 : art ’01&’13 Ellen & Mary

Dumb Love

Misty Mix

An unlikely love mix of eclectic faves

© Ellen . mix ’94&’13 : art ’13

Misty Mix

Fieldbook of Wild Birds and Their Music

by F. Schuyler Matthews, 1904

My grandmother handed down a well-worn edition of this book, and while I have only skimmed through it, I’m thoroughly enamoured of its intent. Perhaps if I’d looked up the White Throated Sparrow it would have helped out that search 🙂

From the publisher:

In this beautifully written and well-illustrated guide to birds’ songs from 1904, Mathews describes 127 bird species, mostly of Eastern United States, and their songs. This fieldbook contains descriptions of the physical characteristics and habits of each, as well as detailed comments on their songs and calls. He includes musical

White Throated Sparrow — It Might As Well Be Spring

Mystery solved!

For years now, at our weekend home, in the spring, I have caught the song of . . . somebody feathery . . . and my mind would launch immediately into a whistled intro to of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic, It Might As Well Be Spring { as performed live by The Stan Getz Quartet & Astrud Gilberto in 1964, and found on Getz Au Go Go } .

Why? Apparently, Mr. Getz { appropriately } incorporated the song of the White Throated Sparrow into his sax intro for this version. It’s been bugging me for all these …


I love this mix !

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