The Girl With The Metal Dress
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
The last few months I have been getting requests from people who want me to upload all the old Cowboys mixes that have dead links. Good news, I'm working on it right now. Starting today, I should be posting some of the old mixes again for your listening pleasure (again). I am also working on some new Cowboys mixes which I hope to post soon, but I tend to work on them forever, so we'll see how quick that happens. It takes a lot of time to keep a blog updated and links alive, so please feel encouraged to share these new mix links on your own blogs. That might make my life easier! Thanks everyone for listening and thanks to all of you who take the time to comment. Feedback always makes this way more enjoyable...
Now if you'll kindly excuse me, I am going to tie a rope to my ankle and go down into the dungeon to see what I can dig up. If you don't see me in one hour, please pull the rope.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
I am pleased to announce that another brand new mix by The Cowboys From Sweden is complete! The mix is called "Promenade Solitaire", named after an Ennio Morricone track featured in the mix. The title pretty much sums up the feel of this mix perfectly. Themes for solitude, themes for walking alone. This mix has been my company on my daily walks through the park (usually at around sunset or after dark) this whole year. The overall feel is sentimental, lonely, highly classical and sometimes triumphant. There are plenty of obscure tracks to be found here that have been lost over time, so hopefully much of this music is new to you, since I had to dig pretty deep for some of these gems. The mix is dominated by dark classical melodies and lush groovy arrangements from mostly French and Italian composers and pop icons. Lots of big vocals and moody instrumentals that are sure to steal your breath. This might be the moodiest mix by the Cowboys from Sweden to date. I sincerely hope that you enjoy it. I would strongly suggest that you listen to it in headphones while walking alone at night. Perhaps then you will hear what I hear...
Ripped at 320kbps, Artwork included. Comments are very much appreciated. Thanks.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Here's a little treat for all of you who collect French rarities! A nice little 7" by Léonie Lousseau featuring two insanely good tracks! "En Alabama" (Written by the one and only Jean-Claude Vannier and Sébastien Poitrenaud) is basically a vocal version of Vannier's library groove "Je M'Appelle Geraldine", a bonus track from his 1972 masterpiece "L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouches". On the B side we find a nice tune written by French pop star and soundtracker - Christope called "Wahala Manitou", a bit of a slow burner, but equally as engaging. This single is pretty hard to find in the states, so I hope you enjoy this fresh vinyl rip! 320 kbps naturally with cover scans included.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Finally, a brand new mix by the Cowboys from Sweden! This one I've actually been sitting on for a few years now believe it or not. In a mostly dark catalog, "Melancholy Suite 70" is a lighter pop mix from the Cowboys from Sweden. The emphasis here is primarily light and breezy Baroque Pop music from the late 60s and early 70s. As I said before, I've been wanting to put together this mix for a few years now, but have continued to be distracted by all of the dark holy grails of European soundtracks, library and popular music. So, it's a bit of a relief to take a short break from that sound and do something a little less moody for a change. However, I'm already cooking up my next (even darker) Cowboys mix! Hopefully that won't take as long as this one did. Anyway, here you go, a nice Baroque listen featuring lots of dignified pop obscurities and I'm sure a lot of pop hits as well. Until next time, enjoy!
Re-mastered, mixed and ripped at 320 kbps. Artwork included.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Here's anther quick one while I'm at it. This is a four track EP by Claude François called "Monsieur Le Businessman" from 1968. A pretty upbeat little single featuring four over the top (and sometimes slightly zany) French vocal pop tracks. Huge orchestral arrangements, heavy drumming and Mr. François' insane vocal delivery makes for a very entertaining listen. Short and sweet, get it now! Ripped from the original 7", 320 kbps! Zip contains cover scans and center labels too!
A1 Avec La Tête, Avec Le Coeur
A2 Prends Garde Petite Fille
B1 Monsieur Le Businessman
B2 Chante Pleure
A2 Le Petit Roi
A3 Quand On Aime On A Toujours Vingt Ans
A4 Sing Sing
A5 God Is An Americain
A6 Le Chat Du Café Des Artistes
B2 Y'a Des Jours
B3 Ce Qu'on Dit Quand On Tient Une Femme Dans Ses Bras
B5 It Ain't Fair