Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Solstice – A Mixtape


Weaving its way between vintage garage, folk, soul and pop, Solstice is the first of a series of upcoming collaborations with Portland, OR based record collectors Sam Huff and Colton Tong. At two hours, digging globally, Solstice is a mercurial, psych-tinged collection of late 60s and early 70s sounds assembled to compliment those long winter nights descending upon us all. Lots of reverb. . .

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The B-G System – I Don’t Want To Be Your Man
Harvey Mandel – Wade In The Water Part I
Unkown Japanese Artist — Song Unknown
Toy Factory – Little Girl
The Rattlers – The Witch
Think – California (Is Getting So Heavy)
Spirit – The Other Song
Lightmyth –   Across The Universe
Unknown Russian Artist — BPEMR
Wilding/Bonus – Son Of Alma
Emy Jackson and Blue Comets – You Don’t Know Baby
The Mardi Gras – If I Can’t Have You
Novac – Beyond The Look
Little Richard – Nuki Suki
Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and The Trinity – This Wheel’s On Fire
Delia Gartrell – See What You Done, Done
Funkadelic – I Wanna Know If It’s Good To You?
Shuggie Otis – Jenni Lee
Takuro Yoshida – A Night Of Our Trip
The Cryan’ Shames – Baltimore Oriole
The Fabulous Flippers – It Was A Very Good Year
Zephyr – Night Fades Softly
The Tigers – Seaside Bound
Ichiro Araki – Itoshi No Macks
The Dirty Shames – Coconut Grove
Old Well – Sanae-chan
The Kinks — Apeman
Midnight Sun – Where You Going To Be
Anita Kerr — Strange
The Free Design – Girls Alone
The Tempters – Kamisama Onegai
David Axelrod – Part I
Takuro Yoshida – I Live On

Related: Aquarium Drunkard Mixtape Archives

33 thoughts on “Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Solstice – A Mixtape

  1. In trying to google another download site I find that Sam Huff not only is a record collector he is the co-founder of Tanner Goods. Tanner is Good Stuff.

  2. 11 track is band call “Plamya” (Flame), album “Vremya “Peak” (1982) (peak time, i think), song “They told me there is no such thing as love”

  3. Hey AQ. Love it when they’re individual mp3 files in a single folder. I know its more work on your end, but I really appreciate it. So looking forward to this.

  4. Have you ever given a thought to making a Spotify App similar to Pitchfork’s? It would be great to have your reviews, mixtape, etc in one place where you can browse quickly and playback from a dedicated player (and on mobile!).

  5. This is my favorite mix yet! Thank you!! Kinda bummed the bit rate is only 192 kbps though womp womp….

  6. I think the Delia Gartrell track is Fight Fire With Fire. I found See What You Done Done on youtube and it is a beautiful haunting Vietnam War-era performance.

  7. Don’t know how I missed the download window on this one —— looks terrific, as always. Must’ve been too focused on sifting through the ’14 Year In Review…so much great music.

  8. Can you please put back up? I was looking forward to the download and now I have the time and it’s not up! Thanks!

  9. Another great offering! Single tracks are much appreciated! The Delia Gartrell track is indeed “Fighting Fire, with Fire”, which was the B-side of “See What You Done Done” in 1971.

  10. Does anyone have any idea what the second japanese track is called? Me and my neighbors have been a bit obsessed with it so a bit desperate. Anyone know the reason why it was left untitled?

  11. Bit out of season now, but this is still a great comp! The David Axelrod track is The Warnings Part II by the way…

  12. I asked my Japanese friend about track no. 3, he thinks the song is by “ニューキラーズ(NEW KILLERS)” and title is “太陽に愛されたい(I wanna be loved by the sun)”. Cheers!

  13. Another correction: the song attributed to Anita Kerr is actually by Kerr discovery Teresa (Bennett), off the 1969 record, “Anita Kerr Presents Teresa.”

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