I used to shop the online music providers for obscure single songs I miss from the past. Of course, they carry very little out of the mainstream and they have made it a crime for us to share music with one another. Still, I would like to have MP3 versions of these songs. Some I can't find online, others I would never pay money for because I have purchased them so many times already (I can't count how many times I have purchased "96 Tears" since 1967!).
Do you have these? Will you share? Will you send them to me? I have bought each of these songs in some format over the past forty years, and I would be willing to buy digital versions of them, if they were available in a usuable format (not MP4/AAC)!
Peruse the list and giggle at the memories!
Everybody's Boring - Pearl Harbor & The Explosions
To Sir With Love - Lou Miami & The Kozmetix
Academy Fight Song - Mission of Burma
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend - Emmylou Harris
Johnny Are You Queer? - Josie Cotton
Kung-Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
Georgy Girl - The Seekers
To Sir With Love (Film Soundtrack Version) - Lulu
Hey Joe - Patti Smith
Enola Gay - Orchestral Maneouvres In The Dark
Do You Know The Way To San Jose - Dionne Warwick
Jackie Wilson Said - Van Morrison
White Lines - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
American Fun - The Stompers
Oh Bondage Up Yours - X-Ray Spex
Happiness Is A Warm Gun - The Beatles
96 Tears - ? and The Mysterians
Money - Flying Lizards
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Christine (fast and/or slow versions) - Garland Jeffreys
Hey D.J. - Worlds Famous Supreme Team
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Buffalo Love - Malcolm McLaren
My Generation - The Who
Grazing In The Grass - Friends Of Distinction
D'yer Maker - Led Zepplin
Gloria - Them
Skin And Bone - The Kinks
On Broadway - Lou Rawls
Little Red Corvette - Prince
Bella Lagosi's Dead - Bauhaus
Burnin Love - Elvis Presley
Ode To Billie Joe - Bobbie Gentry
Walk On By - The Stranglers
Turn The Beat Around - Vickie Sue Robinson
Shame, Shame, Shame - Shirley & Co.
Piss Factory - Patti Smith
Schock den Affen - Peter Gabriel
Go - Tones On Tails
The Harder They Come (Acapella) - Donnie Calvin/Rocker's Revenge
Every Beat You Hear - Otis Ligget
Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeanne C. Riley
Sex Dwarf - Soft Cell
Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
Immigrant Song - Led Zepplin
Angel From Montgomrey - Bonnie Raitt
Then He Kissed Me - Hollywood Brats
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
I am also always interested in hearing new songs from new artists who have not yet signed to corporate labels. Are you an artist with your own MP3s to share? Can I have a copy?
My primary gripe with the current encoding is that I cannot convert a song from MP4/AAC to anything else.
This weekend I was preparing a Power Point slideshow of my daughter's first six months and when I have done this in the past I include a song from my library as background music. I then send it to our relatives out-of-state.
I purchased a copy of "You Are My Sunshine," by Jimmie Davis, from iTunes a few months back. I cannot use it in my slide show because the new MP4/AAC encoding will not allow me to convert it to WAV. I paid for this song! I own this copy of this song and I should be able to use it as the background music for a personal slide show I will share with my family!
The RIAA's crappy encoding in unfair! Our government is providing communist-style protection for the corporations and creating an unfair marketplace.
I implore you to purchase no music from online music providers nor major labels. Buy independent. Trade songs with your friends. If the US Government can provide socialism for the wealthy, we can practice it ourselves.
SEND ME YOUR MP3s!
Send me your want list, too! Maybe I have a song you would like to have from my collection.