Wednesday, October 22, 2008


This mix takes more of a kitchen sink approach compared to the mixes I've posted previously. The common thread being that most of the songs used were self-released by the artists themselves, hence the name of the mix (Private Mind Garden, in case you had trouble filling in the blanks.) Also, I bought most of these on a recent trip to Texas for the Austin Record Convention, so this is kind of my way of processing some of the music that was consumed on that voyage. Much respect to Rich/Rockadelic and Dave at Friends Of Sounds, which is where most of these records came from. I don't think anyone will like every song on here (except me) and everyone should find at least something that moves them. If not, sorry for wasting your time.

The songs are recorded as individual tracks by the way, if anyone has trouble downloading just give me a holler. This hi-tech stuff is pretty new to me.
Part One
Part Two

Here's the tracklisting:
Part 1
Park Peters - The Silence Of The One O'Clock Hour
Pierre Akendengue - Ogowe
Band X - Picking Mushrooms With Rabbit
Stouder & Kline - Canada
Carrie Cleveland - Love Will Set You Free
Van Havel & Vaughn - September Song
Mark Thompson - Open Windows Empty Rooms (Reprise)
Twilight - Pains Of Love
Glenn Phillips - Guruvir

Part 2
Kim Holloway - If You Haven't Seen The Rain
(from the Ain't Got Time To Lose album, made by Oklahoma prisoners)
Guy Randle - Mercy
Park Peters - For Two
Band X - Afterthought
Eastham Band (Texas Prison Rodeo) - I Can't Get Over Losing You
Fred Rothert - Treasure Hunting
Juan De Granada - First Movement Of The Moonlight Sonata
Pin Points - Rainbow Smiles


A Pyrex Scholar said...

alright mate. excellent blog you got here. the links to this mix seem to be acting up. maybe an html error?

Soul Persuasion said...

I know it's been working for other people. Do you have WinRar or a similar program installed to unzip the files once they've been downloaded? Unfortunately I didn't set this one up so that you can stream the files.

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james said...

all the links work fine for me! Thanks for posting the Park Peters songs!

MysteryMan79 said...

Just discovered these.. Killer collection of unknown and probably otherwise impossible to find music. Contrary to your fears I loved every one on here! Hope it's not the last mixtape ;-)

Soul Persuasion said...

Thanks! Glad you liked it. New mix should be up pretty soon.

Clark said...

OMG! You are my hero. Your mixes are amazing. I spend hours a day listening to blogs- this is some of the best stuff I've EVER heard! I love it sooooo much. Thanks for brightening my day.

Nick said...

Any chance you could send me the Mark Thompson full rip? I'd really appreciate it!

Maxime said...

fred rothert's song is totally a treasure !!

do you have any idea of how i could get other songs from him?? I can't find any website to buy or download "time to go"...

thanks for your help and keep publishing your mixes, they are amazing!!


Anonymous said...

thanks for you time putting this together. very great!

Unknown said...

Kim, now 62 years old now...I was so surprised when my son showed me this. And, well..I never went back...but incarceration kept me from attaining gainful employment in oklahoma. Oh well...if you havent seen a little are you going to appreciate the rain...blessings