Doin’ It Right In The Land of 1000 Dances, A Mixtape

Art of the Song presents Doin’ It Right In The Land of 1000 Dances, a free mix for your downloading pleasure! Perfectly calibrated to get those hips shakin’ and feet tappin’, play this on your speakers and get ready to dance the night away!  If you’re feeling lucky, just click the picture for the download, or wait til after the tracklisting to click the link below. 

Please note that it’s a zip file, and won’t have the proper track order, but if you put all the songs on your itunes, then click the Doin’ It Right In The Land of 1000 Dances.m3u file, iTunes does the work for you. Now that’s what I call Doin’ It Right!

Doin’ It Right In The Land of 1000 Dances :

1. Hang Fire – The Rolling Stones
2. Coming Back to Me Baby – James Carr
3. Pressure Drop – Robert Palmer
4. Keep On Movin’ – King Tuff
5. Doin’ It, Right – Cheers Elephant
6. Hit and Miss – The Tins
7. 100 Yard Dash – Raphael Saadiq
8. Black Snake – Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears
9. Soulless- Fake Problems
10. I’ve Got To Convince Myself – Allen Toussaint
11. Morning Crimes – Theme Park
12. Caught Me Thinkin’ – Bahamas
13. Fantasized – Robert Cray
14. Happy Pills – Norah Jones
15. Land Of 1000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
16. Shotgun – Jr. Walker & The All-Stars
17. Ophelia (from The Last Waltz) – The Band
18. Act Nice & Gentle – The Black Keys
19. The Night Before – The Beatles
20. Please Be It – The Generationals
21. Hold On! I’m Comin’ – B.B. King & Eric Clapton 

Doin’ It Right In The Land of 1000 Dances.zip 

Song of the Day: I Need A Dollar, Aloe Blacc (With a Bonus Track!)

This dapper, Mos Def lookalike is a little known commodity over here in the US, but he’s gotten big over in England. Blessed with a vocal delivery that is equal parts Bill Withers and Ray Lamontange, he is an outstanding talent and his band is as soulful and funky to match.  Check out his hit I Need A Dollar on the flipside, along with some nice bonuses. As always, just right click the songs to download, but this is an artist that you should definitely support

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Song of the Day: I Got, Young The Giant

Today’s Song of the Day features an up-and-coming band out of California (what else is new) called Young The Giant.  Drawing inspiration from a Brothers Grimm fairy-tale for their band name, the group (consisting of members from 20-22 in age) rented a house in Newport Beach to inspire the music on their upcoming album.  “I Got” is magnetic ear candy, not dissimilar to the music Phoenix produced on albums like It’s Never Been Like That.  Enjoy this song and look into the band, it’s well worth it.  Download it after the jump.

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Song of the Day: “Knock On Wood”, Eddie Floyd

Eddie Floyd’s “Knock On Wood” is a timeless Stax classic.  Don’t let the new movie Easy A tell you otherwise (its the featured number near the end of the movie) everything about “Knock On Wood” is in a groove, the rhythm guitar is warm and pounding, the vocal performance is electric and those horns are as pumping as ever.  If you want to download it, stay tuned after the jump.

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