Saturday, October 29, 2005

Many thanks to Rebecca for putting together the inaugural Penguins mix, and making a hot CD that's sure to keep us warm as autumn turns to winter (as it is beginning to do up here in New York at least). "Cantamilla" is an excellently funky track and sets a tone for the mix. It's really fun. Brazilian Girls and Pizzicato Five always welcome. The end is nice and quiet - thought "So Are You To Me" was sublime. Ending with Satie's Gymnopedies also a sweet touch.

PENGUINS: VOL. I - Rebecca Smith
Track 1: "Intro" Zap Mama
Track 2: "Mada" Seu Jorge
Track 3: "Cantamila" Tranquility Bass
Track 4: "Womanside" Swamburger
Track 5: "Lazy Lover" Brazilian Girls
Track 6: "Playboy Playgirl" Pizzicato Five
Track 7: "I Know You Got Soul (Single Version)" Bobby Byrd
Track 8: "Chicken Payback" The Bees
Track 9: "Cha-Ka-Too (Yonami Beach Mix)" Hibiki Connection
Track 10: "Treehugger" The Rugburns
Track 11: "Filthy Gorgeous" Scissor Sisters
Track 12: "Die Young, Stay Pretty" Blondie
Track 13: "Alone Again Or" (with Nicolai Dunger & His Band)" Calexico
Track 14: "Just Won't Burn" Susan Tedeschi
Track 15: "Broadway" Tom & Joy
Track 16: "Lover, You Should Have Come Over" Jamie Cullum
Track 17: "Blackbird" The Beatles
Track 18: "Lonely" Bebel Gilberto
Track 19: "It Could Be Sweet" Portishead
Track 20: "So Are You To Me" Eastmountainsouth
Track 21 "Trois Gymnopedies" Aldo Ciccolini

Included below - some of the early responses to Rebecca's October Mix:

Kudos to Rebecca for an aaaaaaaaawwwweeeesome volume 1. I love it, all of it. The music picked was totally original and
interesting and a great addition to my cd collection. I will definately be looking into some of those artists!

Rebecca and all,
I'm taking Penguins Volume 1 on road trip this afternoon to Seattle. Thanks for your hard work. I also admired the packaging, very creative. I better start working on next October's disc if I'm going to have one half as nice. I look forward to hearing what everyone thinks of your song selections.
Be groovy,
Nate Isaacs

Received the CD yesterday and have started listening to it. Thank you very much (nice labelling job on the CD by the way). - JJ