Let's Make Mixtapes

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

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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I keep digging into my “best songs ever” giant “mixtape” (still a “playlist” for the newer generations), always afraid that I’m gonna run out of these songs that I can’t live without to talk to you about, but then I realize my mixtape is about 50 hours long… I was about to discuss with you …

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Tasmin Archer sits comfortably on my list of artists I wish I heard more from. The English artist hit the scene in 1992 with her album Great Expectations. Her first single, “Sleeping Satellite,” only managed to crack the top 30 in the U.S. but it did manage to crack my cold, dead heart with its message …

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I was driving home, when I found myself unconsciously singing along with a duet playing on the radio that I’d not heard in years. I recognized the male voice, the smoky-voiced hit maker, Kenny Rogers, but I had forgotten all about his unmistakable female partner: Dottie West. It had been decades since I’d heard or even thought …

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