I have always loved music. During the 60’s and 70’s, I used to edit music and create tapes with dual cassette decks. Initially I recorded music from FM radio overnight, and while listening I would select songs I liked that I wanted to keep on a new tape. I would also capture the artist, album, and track information and save that playlist with the tape.
Later I graduated to two reel-to-reel tape recorders which offered much more capacity. Of course, I no longer have either the cassette or reel tape recorders, but I have boxes of cassette and reel tapes (and vinyl records and CDs too).
I’ve been wanting to get them converted to DVD to load into my computer, but I was concerned that might cost a lot and might not turn out that good for some of the tapes which are so old. It’s been so long since I’ve listened to them, and thought that it would be fun and bring back lots of memories via the music I loved way back when I was much younger.
Lately I realized that I could create custom Spotify playlists from my recorded tape list contents, and I’ve started doing that with a few tapes and actually the quality is much better anyway. There’s no tape noises and many albums have even been remastered. Although some of the songs are not available on Spotify, most of them I have found. I intend to share them in a series on my blog along with lots of other music that I like.
I hope you like this trip down memory lane. Starting right now …
Tape 1 – 14 songs, 57 min
Here are albums featured is this playlist.
Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970) – 10 songs, 36 min
All Things Must Pass (Remastered) by George Harrison (1970) – 28 songs, 2 hr 5 min
Flowers (Remastered) by The Rolling Stones (1967) – 12 songs, 37 min
The Best of Lindisfarne by Lindisfarne (1989) – 20 songs, 1 hr 16 min
To Our Children’s Children’s Children (Expanded Edition) by The Moody Blues (1969) – 1 songs, 3 min
Nursery Cryme by Genesis (1971) – 7 songs, 39 min
A Salty Dog by Procol Harum (1969) – 10 songs, 40 min
Asylum Choir II by Leon Russell (1995) – 16 songs, 47 min
10 to 23 by José Feliciano (1969) – 11 songs, 42 min
If Only I Could Remember Your Name by David Crosby (1971) – 9 songs, 37 min
Songs for Beginners by Graham Nash (1971) – 11 songs, 32 min
Photo credit: Deja Vu @ Amazon (album cover)