A couple of weeks ago I had a music reality check! I stopped through one of my favorite mom-n-pop record stores around the way the other day called Record Time (Ferndale) to get laced, and one my fav store reps crashed my world by telling me that they were closing up shop! Basically, the shitty economy, bootlegging, legal digital downloads and high rent was too much to compete with. I know some of you reading this are thinking this is not a big deal in 2008. Who still needs records stores of this nature, right? Wrong! A lot of the music that I have been sharing on this site that has fattened up your listening experience for the last 2 years is from music purchases and discussions that transpired in that store. Stores like these are more than just a place to purchase music. It's a place where music talents, lovers and conoisseurs come together as one. A haven of vinyl and import CD perusing for hidden gems and future flavors. Nope, none of that Best Buy/Circuit City BS $9.99 CD zombie type shopping at Record Time my friend. They kept that hard to find stuff that most stores only dreamed about. I miss that store already! What the phuck am I gonna do now? (c) Puff Daddy...
If you have a store that serves as a major music source, support it as much as you can. I'm no fool though. I am a realist, so I know that music distribution and purchasing has and will continue to change. Digital is the now and future, so either get with it or get left behind. As much as I love digital, I still enjoy putting my hands on a CD or vinyl record as well. I hope the future will allow us to have both actually. That'll never happen though. That would be like having 8 track tapes and CDs for sale on the same store shelves. Mission impossible, plus that doesn't sound like that great of a business move for the record labels.
*Throws the infamous e-bird at the computer screen for the closing of the best record store around*
With that being said and done, this latest mixx is dedicated to my dudes at Record Time. It's full of soul artists that I originally discovered in that store. The "SavMySoul Mixx" is what I call it, so check it out when you get some time.
SAVMYSOUL TRACK LISTING:
02-Geneva & J Bird - No Me
03-Ayah - I Reminsce
04-Monica Blaire - Music
05-Soul I.D. - Even Though
06-Jon B ft. Nas - Interlude/Finer Things
07-Sy Smith - B Side Love Affair
08-Mary J. Blige ft. Usher - Shake Down (DJ 76 Mix)
09-The LuvBugz - Sunny Days
10-Iziz - Blush
11-Bilal - MILF
12-Conya Doss - It's Over
13-Reel People - It Will Be
14-Taniq - Breakin' The Rules
15-Heavy - Dontsaygnight