I wanted to share this awesome mix of oldies that I just digitized. The mix comes from a reel of tape that came with my first working reel to reel, a TEAC 4010. Sadly I no longer have the TEAC, I gave it to a friend years ago as a gift.
The TEAC 4010 came with about two dozen reels. The previous owner, believed to be Tom Celona (see playlist photos) had dubbed his record collection onto these tapes sometime in the 1970s.
Based on the track listing (newest song is from 1965) and that it was recorded on acetate tape stock, I’m guessing this tape to have been made between 1965-1970.
This particular reel, labeled “12” (subModern archive #07.PR.012) is unique in that it is a collection of singles taped from 45s, making it a very early example of a mix tape. At the end of the recording the creator of the tape recorded a message explaining that he made the mix from his personal 45 collection (one William Degnan (spelling?) of East Providence, RI). Enjoy!
Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to any of the recordings contained on this reel, it is presented here as a historic artifact and is not intended for commercial use.
Conway Twitty – Lonely Boy
Conway Twitty – It’s Only Make Believe
Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels – Devil With the Blue Dress
Fireflies – You Were Mine
The Human Being – Nobody But Me
The Duprees – Why Don’t You Believe Me?
The Classics – Till Then
Barry and the Tamarlines – I Wonder What She’s Doing
We welcomed autumn with a double taping for the subModern Live series, this time featuring two wonderful song-writers/performers – Edward Foster’s “Voodoo Cuisine” and Jillian Kay. As always, the subModern Live series is produced for WVVX, 101.1 FM Providence Community Radio – we will update you as soon as air dates are announced. In the meantime, you can stream the pilot episode, featuring Harvey Garbage + the Flowers.
ProComRad has hit some snags in it’s official launch (it’s coming soon), but we’re continuing to record these beautiful performances – you’ll be hearing them soon on the radio, but in the meantime you can stream it here.
SubModern Audio is producing a live-from-tape radio show, submodern live, which will be broadcast by Providence Community Radio on 101.1 FM beginning at the end of the summer. For the first taping we invited friends Harvey Garbage + the Flowers. The show is taped before a live studio audience to analog tape. After the performance we invite the band into the control room for an interview and hang out. If you’re interested in attending a taping send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have started tracking for a new BENDAYS record with my mates Scott, Shawn & Lawrence.
A BENDAYS demo I recorded last March was included on the 75 or less 2018 Summer Sampler. Thanks to my dad & my sweetheart, Lauren, for singing along with me on this version! & to Ethan for engineering it!