Thursday, May 19, 2016

VA - Naughty Times (Soulful Disco 1980-1984)



Well, here is two mixtapes of groovy disco music from the golden age 1980-1984, some are more in the soulful way, some a bit more funky (some may actually flirting with rap). Most of the tracks here are the 12inch versions, but some are the 7inch/radio edits. Feel the groove!

01. Cutty - Naughty Times (1984)
02. Finesse - Feel It (1982)
03. Ozone  ‎- Strutt My Thang (1982)
04. Second Image ‎- Can't Keep Holding On (1981)
05. The Reddings - Remote Control (1980)
06. Kwick - I Want To Dance With You (1980)
07. Rainbow Team - Bite The Apple (1982)
08. The Pinch - Shot Out (1984)
09. James Otis White Jr. - Baby Come On (1983)
10. Khemistry - Can You Feel My Love (1982)
11. Gino Soccio - Try It Out (w. Claudja Barry) (1981)
12. Shock - Got To Have Your Love (1981)
13. Touche - Wrap It Up (1983)
14. Howard Johnson - So Fine (1982)
15. T.S. Monk - Can't Keep My Hands To Myself (1980)


17 comments:

  1. Thankyou! These mixes are irresistibly groovy, must be very good for the soul... & the body too! Getting down, gonna stay there. Thankyou! :)

    Bilbo

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  2. Aaron, I love your comps. And I don't usually ask for things that have cost me nothing. But...
    I don't know what utility you use to compile your music but is it possible that you could tag the songs in such a way that the album is in one package and not spread out as 15 individual songs? If you're using iTunes there is a box to check, "Album is a compilation of songs by various artists." Or in the Album Artist spot write Various Artists. That way the songs are presented as one album and the artwork and genre are so much easier to add later.
    I know I sound like an ingrate, and I never give advice unless asked but I love your blog so much that I thought this tip may be of some use to you.
    But we're still friends, aren't we?

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    1. JohnnyDiego - Sorry to hear the problems while extract the file! Maybe I done something wrong when i done the zip file? I do not use Apple/Itunes! Only "zip the tracks". Maybe i should try zip the folder instead of mark the songs? I know the problem and I also HATE IT when I extract those zips:-) Thanks for letting me know! Please let me know forwards if the problem been fixed. No problem at all, sure we are friends mate!

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    2. I don't find the mix is spread out, it comes out as one folder with the tracks inside, ie just fine. Could this be a Mac vs. PC issue maybe? I'm on a PC. Just guessing. I know next to nothing about computers.

      Bilbo

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  3. Bilbo - Thanks for the info! I know nothing about computers either. But the trouble with spread out tracks JohnnyDiego mentioned happened to me also one in a hundred times, But it is very enoying for sure! I'm gonna try to extract the whole folder with the next share, maybe it's work out better?

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  4. Bilbo & JohnnyDiego - I use PC!

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  5. All the songs are in one folder when un-zipped. But when I install that folder into iTunes each song is separated by artist. So iTunes thinks that artist A has an album called Naughty Times and artist B has an album called Naughty Times, and so on, for example. So instead of each artist being contained in an album called Naughty Times there are twenty artists, one each having an album called Naughty Times. To correct this there is a place where the album's artists can be labeled Various Artists or a box that can be checked so that all the artists in an album called Naughty Times are contained in that album and not 20 separate albums.
    Now I'm confusing myself! Its no problem for me to collect them into one Naughty Times album, I just thought it would make things simpler for everyone.
    I need a drink.

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  6. Aaron, first of all thank you again for the great 'mixtapes'!
    And now to the problem mentioned by JohnnyDiego. It's not about folders actually, but about tags, that is, metadata contained inside an mp3 file, which provides the information about a track for the mediaplayer (either on a computer, or inside a smartphone, or a portable one, like an iPod). The workaround to have a complilation shown as an album (and not just a handful of tracks) is quite simple. I'm on Linux, so the screenshots may be a bit unusual for a PC or Mac user, but the general how-to is more or less the same.
    1) Add all files to a new playlist. Select all files (ctrl+a or apple+a on a Mac)
    https://app.box.com/s/bmgwrm7mom5ngwerhf2kv8pbmfhij3un
    2) Right-click on the selection and choose "Edit track info" or smth similar in the menu (I believe it's "Get info" in iTunes). Go to the Album Artist field and type Various Artists. Tick "album is a compilation" box if there is such (I believe this box is iTunes specific but I may be wrong).
    https://app.box.com/s/a6p7p9hu5zgngclned3oqjtawgiaru9h
    Now when added to the mediaplayer's library, the songs will be shown under "Various Artists" section. Hope this helped! As for me, I don't find it too demanding to do these simple steps myself, especially when it comes to such great stuff that you compile))

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    1. Iron Toad - Big thanks for the info about this. As I said before, I'm a technical idiot when it comes to things like this. I use windows 8 on a Acer computer, I used to listen to my own mixtapes in my new smartphone (Sony M5), and for be honest I'm not a fan of Apple or Itunes. I'm going to tagg the next mixtapes and follow yours and JohnnyDiegos instructions:-)

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    2. Not at all, Aaron -- do them as you like, and please don't stop) Really glad you've started your own blog - as I probably mentioned before, got all volumes of Country Groove from Twilight Zone, been listening to them since. Fantastic stuff, great choices.

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  7. Great stuff all over this blog! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much for your support Kevin:-)

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  8. No,it isn't a problem for me either, Iron Toad, to compile the loose tracks into one album. I just thought that by adding Various Artists to the album artist box a much cleaner look is the result. And since Aaron Vincent doesn't include an album cover or a genre in his shares collecting the various songs into one album makes the process of inserting those that much easier. And when searching for an album in ones player all the artists included appear.
    But, Aaron. Don't stop posting because of my meaningless peccadilloes. Your blog is fantastic.

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    1. JohnnyDiego - No problem! The reason why I made those mixtapes is to satisfy my self in the first place, but when I shared them here (or on TZ) it is to satisfy you people. So, if you discovered some problems with them (big or small), just let me know. :-)

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  9. Aaron - when I import your music to iTunes, I merely click the compilation box, then I add the art, and I give the genre one name on this comp. It takes me less than one minute to complete all this in the way I like. So I like how you do it because every song is tagged correctly in my opinion. There is almost zero DL that I import that is exactly how I prefer it, but it usually takes less than a minute to correct them to my preference. I think we all have our own way of doing things.

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    1. Gyro1966 - Thanks for the comment. Feels great for my self-confidence while continuing this blog:-)

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  10. Hi Aaron, thanks for this compilation and all the others as well – it's great to hear new stuff. Regarding the other conversation I think you're doing everything right re uploading the music the way you do. What works for me is: 1 Download the zip file and unzip it to create the folder containing the tracks and artwork. 2 Open iTunes then File > New playlist, then name the playlist. 3 Select the mp3 files and drag them into the new playlist (takes seconds as they are already converted to mp3). 4 Select all tracks in the playlist then File > Get info, click on "Details" tab and click box that says "Album is a compilation …" then click "Artwork" tab and drag in artwork then I usually click "Options" tab and tweak up the volume. 5 Click OK and all the tracks will be in the same named folder in the Compilations section of your music iTunes folder. This should take about 30 seconds! To check you can uncheck the compilations tab and all the tunes will go all over the place then recheck it again and they will all come together again. Hope this helps. Keep up the good work Aaron. I use a Mac and iTunes 12.3

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