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My current 'Spotify' playlist

10 Nov 09 - 05:39 PM (#2763749)
Subject: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: Will Fly

I've spent a pleasant hour and more going through my current "Spotify" playlist, which I've listed below. Just wondered what other 'Catters with Spotify have on theirs. (Apologies to those 'Catters, particularly in the US, who can't access Spotify, which is a Swedish-based free CD streaming service).

Singing The Blues - Bix Beiderbecke, Frankie Trumbauer Orchestra
Diddie wah Diddie - Blind Blake
Pasquinade (Gottschalk) - Brady Millican, Cary Lewis
Heat Wave - Carl Kress & Dick McDonough
La Mer - Charles Trenet
Tishomingo Blues - Chris Barber
Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt - Chris Smither
Memories Are Made Of This - Dean Martin
Rockin' In Rhythm - Duke Ellington
Shout 'Em Aunt Tillie - Duke Ellington
Ragging The Scale - Eddie Lang & Joe Venuti
Pixie - James Booker
Le Fiacre - Jean Sablon
Someday Sweetheart - Jelly Roll Morton
All Along The Watchtower (alternative take) - Jimi Hendrix
My Blue Eyed Jane - Jimmie Rodgers
Narcissus - Norman Wisdom & Joyce Grenfell
Deep Henderson - King Oliver
Ella Speed - Leadbelly
Diddy Wah Diddy - Leon Redbone
Les Trois Cloches - Les Compagnons de la Chanson
Sad Eyes - Maria Muldauer
New Century Hornpipe - Norman Blake
The Japanese Sandman - Paul Whiteman
La Traviata Prelude - Philharmonia Orchestra, Ricardo Muti
Chasin' Rainbows - R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders
Swipesy Cakewalk - Roy Eaton
'Deed I Do - Ruth Etting
Bojarnes Intogsmarsch (Entry Of The Boyars) - Slovak Philharmonic
Shake A Hand - Snooks Eaglin
Big Bill's Shuffle - Duck Baker & Stefan Grossman
Old Country Rock - Duck Baker & Stefan Grossman
Back Home In Indiana - Duck Baker
I'm Mississippi Bound - the Delmore Brothers


11 Nov 09 - 04:18 AM (#2763962)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: Sttaw Legend

Hi Will
Excellent playlist how do you get an invite for Spotify?


11 Nov 09 - 04:57 AM (#2763979)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: Will Fly

Here's the URL for Spotify. You can download the player and register for free. It's free to play anything you can find on the site, but you get adverts in between every other number or so. Paying a sub frees you from the ads. I usually stop a number playing just before the end, or click on another song title to cut out the ads.

The database is not comprehensive - it's CD only, no older vinyl - and some artists/companies have not signed up at all or only partially. No Beatles, for example. But I've found it of great benefit for quickly finding a particular song or tune for reference - and for serendipitously coming across unfamiliar material.

Some people think that Spotify's access mode to your computer in order to allow the service to stream is unacceptable. I personally couldn't care less. Anyway - there you go...


11 Nov 09 - 05:18 AM (#2763990)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: WalkaboutsVerse

As for the artists on Spotify, I think it's invitation only, yes? A friend told me Kathryn Tickell, e.g., is on there.


11 Nov 09 - 05:39 AM (#2764002)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: GUEST,matt milton

there's a fair amount of Folkways stuff on spotify


11 Nov 09 - 06:50 AM (#2764033)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: Will Fly

Hi David - I'm not really sure how the Spotify artists get on the database. I'd assumed it was as comprehensive as possible unless the artist or their record company had blocked access to their material. I've noticed some albums where only some of the tracks are accessible owing to "Record company policy". I'm told that performers with their material on CD Baby will eventually find their material on Spotify, but I've no evidence either way.

And, yes - as Matt said - there's some good stuff like Folkways offerings to hear.


14 Oct 17 - 06:51 AM (#3882205)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: FreddyHeadey

Will, do you have a link to your Spotify playlists please?


14 Oct 17 - 10:31 AM (#3882227)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: Bonzo3legs

I found a batch file on youtube which stops the Spotify adverts. You can then easily record audio from Spotify to your PC using Audacity for instance, and it's pretty good quality.


16 Oct 17 - 06:00 PM (#3882639)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: Donuel

Swipesy- I have the first sheet music. Worth keeping?


17 Oct 17 - 04:06 AM (#3882690)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: Will Fly

Sheet music, like other collectible commodities, is subject to a number of variables where value is concerned. For a start, condition is everything, as is rarity value.

One of the problems for the seller of old sheet music is that much of it has been legally digitised - in many cases by large universities - and is therefore freely available via the net. So it?s really the keen collector of original material who is the potential buyer here - with the exception that always applies to rare stuff by, say, the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, etc.

Some months ago I was given an archive of around 5,000 original sheet music pieces dating from the 1880s to the early 1960s, once the property of a professional pianist. It sits in a filing cabinet as I, from time to time, go through it, scanning and cataloguing ...


17 Oct 17 - 05:26 AM (#3882709)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: FreddyHeadey

Will, do you have a link to your Spotify playlists please?


17 Oct 17 - 05:51 AM (#3882714)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: Will Fly

Hi Freddy - I use Spotify on my iPad, so there?s no URL as such. The list is called Will Fly?s lists - 1


17 Oct 17 - 05:53 AM (#3882715)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: Will Fly

Just noticed that apostrophes typed in to Mudcat on my iPad appear as question marks - please substitute!


17 Oct 17 - 06:13 AM (#3882719)
Subject: RE: My current 'Spotify' playlist
From: Will Fly

https://open.spotify.com/user/willfly/playlist/7sSirjbDCJ31jR87eaexsl?si=6lALXcrx