Scott Doorley – Strawberry Letter 24

All mixtapes are but awkward expressions of love; & this one borrows its title from the most deliciously confounding love track of all time (performed by one of the most blatant bands of the 70′s: the Brother’s Johnson). I imagine this tape to be the love gesture that follows the immortal “”Strawberry Letter 23″”.

For me a musical guilty pleasure is a song that is completely devoid of all subtlety, yet somehow maintains its awesomeness. While one song flows to the next on this tape, the mix features a range of musical styles, but none ever exhibit anything even remotely close to subtlety (musically or lyrically).

The songs fit onto two sides of a 90 min cassette tape. (With side one taking advantage of the extra bit of tape length at the end)

side 1: tt: 45min 10sec
2001 Also Sprach Zarathustra – Eumir Deodato
Take Me to the Mardi Gras – Bob James
Peter Piper – Run DMC
Just a Friend – Biz Markie
Deeper Shade of Soul – Urban Dance Squad
Groove is in the Heart – Dee Lite
Heart of Glass – Blondie
Emotional Rescue – The Rolling Stones
Brand New Key – Melanie
Machine Gun – The Commodores

side 2: tt: 44min 50sec
Strawberry Letter 23 – The Brothers Johnson
Walk on By – Isaac Hayes
He Was a Big Freak – Betty Davis
Jungle Fever (single version) – Chakachas
Peaches – The Stranglers
Naif Song – Plastic Bertrand
Je T’Aime… Moi Non Plus – Serge Gainsbourg
The Look of Love – Dusty Springfield
Lay Lady Lay – Ferrante & Teicher
Harlem River Drive – Bobbi Humphrey
Solo Naif Song – Plastic Bertrand