Let's Make Mixtapes

Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

Ah, July 1992…it was the month when Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown. It was also the month that Guns ‘N Roses‘ song “November Rain” became the longest-running song to enter the Billboard top 20. And most importantly, these songs were at the tippy-top of the Billboard charts this very week of July 1992… On the …

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I’m not sure what the weather is like in your part of the world, but it’s raining where I live (the swamps), and I’m presently fashioning an ark from old beer cans and used gum. The weather’s got me in the mood for some songs that will compliment the dreary day outside. Here now, I …

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You know those artists who are really talented at a really young age? The ones who make you–regardless of your age–feel as though you’ve wasted your life? Let’s talk about Tevin Campbell, shall we? Tevin released 4 studio albums from 1991 to 1999. His debut, T.E.V.I.N., reached number 38 on the U.S. charts (#5 on the R&B …

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“Behind every great song is a great songwriter.” I believe Churchill said that. (Bob Churchill, my hippie guitar-playing neighbor.) There are tons of great songwriting artists performing today alongside artists who couldn’t write a note (or a word), but they both share something in common: they’ve performed–and probably become very successful–singing songs they did not …

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