Your Memory Tapes today is another tale of love, but this time it's a man's love for a tape... Jon Saunders, from Bolton, tells his story...
"I used to love cassette tapes. I mean, really love them. I didn't move onto CDs until they stopped selling albums on the format at the end of the 90s and even then, it was very begrudgingly that I switched onto this new-fangled format (It'll never catch on, you know)
"The best thing was always the mixtape, of which I made many and (quite unashamedly) I considered myself something of a master with the twin cassette desk record-play-pause buttons. Ne'er a clunk nor premature end to a song could be heard on one of my many tapes.
"Last week, I was busy relaying loft insulation when a small slip led to my leg puncturing the ceiling into the spare room. What a dreadful mess. I spent all of this weekend trying to sort it, and came upon a (very large) box of my old tapes.
"The dust-covered chore of sorting through the debris was brightened considerably by reliving the memories held in a tape titled: "What A Nice Day"
"I think this was compiled about 2002, and was the default tape to grab when heading out to the car on the sort of day that demanded windows be lowered and appropriate tunes blasted."
He paints quite a picture don't he!? Here's the tracks...
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Pressure Drop - The Maytals
Get Carter - Roy Budd
Watermelon Man - Mongo Santamaria
Truck Turner - Isaac Hayes
Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio
007 - Desmond Decker
Evil Vibrations - Mighty Ryeders
Funky President - James Brown
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Dance Across The Floor - Jimmy Bo' Horne
Harlem Shuffle - Bob & Earl
The Unhooked Generation - Freda Payne
Ali Baba - John Holt
Everybody Needs Love - Slim Smith
El Mundo Pequeno - Ian Brown
Cocaine In My Brain - Dillinger
Under Me Sleng Teng - Wayne Smith
Estelle - A Man Called Adam
The Scene Revisited - Love Rec vs Karman Ellis
Save Me - Nina Simone
Distractions - Zero 7
Evening Sun - Gemma Hayes
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