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Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 2

Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 2

(Time to recycle thus post from 2009. Not Feeling Guilty Mix Vol. 1 re-ran in March. A new, third mix will come soonish.)

The first Not Feeling Guilty mix went down well, and if comments to the post, by e-mail and Facebook (click here to become my friend) are an indication, my rant against the false notion of “guilty pleasures” expressed what many felt.

So here is the second mix. I can’t see much to feel guilty about here. Anyone who might be ashamed of secretly enjoying the sounds of Boz Scaggs does not deserve to hear music. Anyone who dismisses Christopher Cross as a cheesy two-hit wonder self-evidently hates music (yes, VH-1, I mean you). Anyone who fails to funk along, even just a little bit, to the Larsen-Feiten Band, Pablo Cruise or the Climax Blues Band has no ryhthm in their soul. Not that I ought to make anyone feel guilty about not liking music.

The inclusion of Todd Rundgren might raise some eyebrows. Well, I consider his 1970 track a progenitor of the whole soft rock genre. See whether you agree or not.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R. PW in comments.

1. Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music (1972)
2. Boz Scaggs – JoJo (1980)
3. Larsen-Feiten Band – Who Will Be The Fool Tonight (1980)
4. Pablo Cruise – Watcha Gonna Do (1977)
5. Climax Blues Band – Couldn’t Get It Right (1976)
6. Atlanta Rhythm Section – So Into You (1976)
7. JD Souther – You’re Only Lonely (1979)
8. James Taylor – Your Smiling Face (1977)
9. Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E’s In Love (1979)
10. Andrew Gold – Never Let Her Slip Away (1978)
11. Jay Ferguson – Thunder Island (1977)
12. Boston – Amanda (1986)
13. Kansas – Dust In The Wind (1977)
14. Poco – A Good Feelin’ To Know (1972)
15. King Harvest – Dancing In The Moonlight (1972)
16. Sutherlands Brothers & Quiver – Arms Of Mary (1975)
17. Albert Hammond – The Peacemaker (1973)
18. Loggins & Messina – Watching the River Run (1977)
19. Christopher Cross – All Right (1983)
20. Todd Rundgren – We Gotta Get You A Woman 1970)
21. Little River Band – The Night Owls (1981)

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  1. halfhearteddude
    January 19th, 2009 at 00:41 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. January 19th, 2009 at 01:50 | #2

    Eeee! Two songs from my personal summer photohunt soundtrack made it – King Harvest’s and Jay Ferguson’s!

    My heart cannot bear the thought of someone disliking those songs.

  3. ianbalentine
    January 19th, 2009 at 02:08 | #3

    “Anyone who might be ashamed of secretly enjoying the sounds of Boz Scaggs does not deserve to hear music. ”
    Damn straight! I received Silk Degrees for X-Mas and I haven’t stopped listening to it. Fantastic production, excellent musicianship and fantastic tunes. Of it’s time but marvelously so…

    Uncle E

  4. January 19th, 2009 at 15:01 | #4

    There was once a time when the radio sounded like this pretty much every day. Fabulous mix. Thanks a lot.

  5. January 19th, 2009 at 15:36 | #5

    Oh, a very nice mix. I’m especially pleased to see Boston’s “Amanda” in there. That’s a track that gets left alone far too often. And I concur with jb: This was radio once upon a time.

  6. Richard
    January 19th, 2009 at 17:48 | #6

    Yay!

    King Harvest are a totally guilt-free pleasure, I’ve never quite forgiven Toploader for desecrating ‘Dancing in the moonlight’, this original totally pwns it.

    This selection – and the first one – looks like you’ve burgled my record-cabinet. :-)

    R

  7. Bill from Illinois
    January 19th, 2009 at 19:24 | #7

    I completely agree with you and others here, especially on Boz Scaggs. But my favorite song in this mix, hands down, is “Chuck E.’s” by Rickie Lee Jones. When that song came out, it sounded like absolutely nothing else on radio. The way she alternatively croons and slurs and baby-talks her way through the story — and just flat-out sells it — is just perfect. Great production value too — the song has aged really well.

    Thanks for yet another great mix!

  8. dancininthemoonlight
    January 20th, 2009 at 02:37 | #8

    A short history of Dancing in the Moonlight.

    http://www.dancininthemoonlight.wordpress.com

  9. Shaun
    January 20th, 2009 at 06:13 | #9

    Yet again, great stuff. I don’t know if it’s on my end, but there are so terrifying digital rips in “Amanda.” Scared the shit out of me!

  10. January 21st, 2009 at 23:37 | #10

    Shaun, I’ve uploaded a clean version Amanda, to replace the crocked one in the mix. Thanks for alerting me to it, and apologies for scaring you.

  11. Cheap Gas Music
    January 22nd, 2009 at 02:40 | #11

    Another great mix! Radio was so much better back then. It was actually something you wanted to do versus something to fill space with as radio has become now. These mixes take me back to those fun filled days we all call our “youth”.

    “I was so much younger then, I’m older than that now”

  12. btsacto
    January 22nd, 2009 at 19:46 | #12

    DUDE- this mix is so very close to something I would have made myself that it is SCAREY!!!

    Great job!

  13. tim
    February 1st, 2009 at 00:31 | #13

    Great mix, but wasn’t “Amanda” released in 1986 on THIRD STAGE?

  14. February 1st, 2009 at 01:05 | #14

    Thanks, tim. You are right, it’s from Third Stage in 1986. Blame it on my poor typing skills… I’ll correct it from 1976 to 1986.

  15. January 2nd, 2010 at 16:19 | #15

    I wanted to download this again because my external hard drive died but zShare says “file not found.” Please upload again. Thank you!

  16. January 3rd, 2010 at 02:21 | #17

    Thanks so much…Happy New Year and thanks for an awesome site!

  17. dogbreath
    July 31st, 2014 at 17:50 | #18

    Wasn’t able to dl this b4 so very grateful for the reboot, many thanks. A lot of these tracks are from a very fertile 70s musical patch for me & I always say never feel guilty or ashamed – tough it out or, even better, flaunt it! Cheers……..

  18. July 31st, 2014 at 20:23 | #19

    Lovely comp, but don’t feel too guilty in adding a few Brit tunes.
    Regard, Bob

  19. josie426
    August 1st, 2014 at 10:21 | #20

    AMDWHAH, if I weren’t married, I’d marry you! Thank you always for your stellar blog! Top-notch mix here~

  20. JohnnyDiego
    August 1st, 2014 at 13:44 | #21

    I’ve spent two days looking over these songs. Loggins & Messina? No thank you. Boston, Kansas, Jay Ferguson? If my pals ever found out! I’ve always liked Boz Scaggs even if his albums were always over produced, and I bought Poco’s first album way back then. And then secretly I liked Christopher Cross’ “Sailing” (but please don’t tell anyone.)
    But I’ve mellowed over the years along with all the other Boomers. And like I’ve said in the past, I trust you, Dude. So here goes nothing….

  21. Rhod
    August 1st, 2014 at 22:30 | #22

    Thanks Amd

    Nice mix, plenty to keep up the interest.

    Regards

    Rhod

  22. halfhearteddude
    August 1st, 2014 at 23:14 | #23

    Josie, if Mrs Amdwhah let’s me, we could elope!

  23. August 3rd, 2014 at 13:16 | #24

    It’s a very good idea to make a compilation about songs that many people love but less agree to their likes. All this songs are fantastic. And I am a great fan of Boz Scaggs – he was underrated and sometimes I feature him on my blog.

    Looking forward to the next compilation.

    Regards
    Walter

  24. GarthJeff
    August 6th, 2014 at 19:04 | #25

    BRILLIANT mix Dude…..judging by the amount of comments here, you may be on to something ;) Many Thanks!!

  25. Miss Conduct
    August 14th, 2014 at 01:12 | #26

    I’ve loved this music since my 70s childhood and several of the songs here and on the 1st NFG mix are in my regular rotation. In particular I’ve been listening to Dancing in the Moonlight every day for weeks now. Many of the others I didn’t have, so it’s nice to be able to hear them.

    I went ahead and owned my love of slick 70s soft rock to the point of creating a Yacht Rock genre in iTunes for easy sorting. I’m a middle-aged woman living in the suburbs. No one cares what I listen to. Who would I impress with my discerning, uncheesy musical taste? It’s a gift of getting older.

    Bless you for these mixes and am also looking forward to the next.

  26. Miss Conduct
    August 14th, 2014 at 01:13 | #27

    Would also add Redbone’s “Come and Get Your Love” which I’ve also been playing every day. @Miss Conduct

  27. jb
    October 5th, 2014 at 19:52 | #28

    Thunder Island because of Joe Walsh @ 1:38 and the sublime piano run at 0:59? (I had that mixed up high on Mix and Match #13)
    Mix and Match #11 http://youmustbefromaway.com/2007/07/04/the-midweek-mixtape-4-july-2007/ wasn’t half bad either with Snakes on the run, again with Joe. The links have been eaten by toxic bacteria, but you get the idea…

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