Category Archives: Mix Tapes

summer twang mix tape

My summertime mix tape was so popular last week, I’m stoked to be able to bring you another one!  This one was compiled for you by reader Mab of Still On The Ground, whose song suggestions on the last post were so great that I asked him if he would make his own mix tape for me.  Here’s what he has to say about his amazing summer twang mix:

“When the summer temperatures begin to rise, I start to get the insatiable itch for some good ol’ country music. I’m not sure why this is, but I think that it has something to do with the fact that I’m not really a huge fan of the summer heat, so somehow the twang of country music, or anything country-related, soothes my restlessness. The following selection ranges from upbeat, almost rockabilly sounding country from the 1950s, to the deranged interpretation of roots music by some punks in the 1980s, to some contemporary acts trying to keep the old sound alive. There’s even a British band (Demented Are Go) on the mix, which I find interesting. Regardless of how the music is played, the recurrent strand of good, twangy guitars is what helps me pass the all too-warm Southern California nights. Enjoy! ♥ mab”

Summer Twang Mix Tape via Mediafire

1. Why Baby Why – George Jones
2. Hillbilly Fever – Little Jimmy Dickens
3. Hold On – Slim Cessna’s Auto Club
4. (I Was Born A) Busted Hymen – Demented Are Go
5. American Nightmare – Misfits
6. Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
7. Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin – Ernest Tubb
8. My Rough and Rowdy Ways – Lefty Frizzell
9. I Was A Teenage Werewolf – The Cramps
10. Thunderstorms and Neon Signs – Wayne Hancock
11. Country Heroes – Hank Williams III
12. Ramblin’ Man – Hank Williams

A huge thanks again to Mab for curating this incredible list of jams!

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summertime girl groups mix tape


Either ’60s girl groups put me in a summer mood, or summer puts me in a ’60s girl groups mood — whichever it is, I figured I’d share a summer mix tape with you guys.  These are all ’60s girl songs, mostly about boys and summer and love and dancing, and they all feel so summery to me they practically smell like Banana Boat.  Every song is totally danceable —  put this mix on at your next barbecue, bonfire, or beach blanket bingo sesh.

Summertime Girl Groups Mix Tape via Mediafire — sort by date to get them in the order below:

1. Lookin’ For Boys – The Pinups
2. He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’ – The Velvelettes
3. Boys – The Shirelles
4. Dream Boy – Jackie DeShannon
5. She Don’t Deserve You – The Honey Bees
6. I’m Gonna Destroy That Boy – The What Four
7. Steady Boyfriend – April Young
8. Needle in a Haystack – The Velvelettes
9. I Have A Boyfriend – The Chiffons
10. Funnel Of Love – Wanda Jackson
11. Don’t Ever Leave Me – Connie Francis
12. Sophisticated Boom Boom – The Goodies
13. Egyptian Shumba – The Tammys

Enjoy!  ♥