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"Melody Makers" A MixTape by Todd Tobias

"Melody Makers" A MixTape by Todd Tobias

About the show

Playing tracks by

Nick Drake, Neil Young, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Sam Cooke and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 27th in the #folk chart, 63rd in the #rock chart and 80th in the #pop chart.

"Here is a collection of 13 melody-driven songs written in a wide time range (1947-1977). Melody is the one element I struggle with in my own music, so I have an appreciation for it as a listener. In many of these songs the writers and performers convey a melancholy mood without being cute, maudlin or sentimental – something I admire because I know it’s not easy to achieve.

Many of the artist names will be familiar, but in a few cases perhaps not the names of the songwriters or vice-versa. Where it applies, the name of the writer is included alongside the performer. Thanks to Cam at Hidden Shoal for asking me to share this mixtape." - Todd Tobias