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Tom Joyner Presents: The Old School Mix Returns

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There's a few songs that aren't entirely familiar here, which is to the credit of the compilers, since without those, Tom Joyner Presents: The Old School Mix Returns would be nothing more than a stroll down an oldies radio station, albeit one with good taste. Of course, everybody should be aware that the word "mix" is not a synonym for "compilation" in this case. No, it means that all the songs are mixed into the next, with seamless segues that truly are a real bitch if you're just looking for a clean copy of the original hit. This approach does lend the album the feeling of a DJ spinning each song, which could be welcome according to the circumstance -- if you're throwing a party, it's acceptable, but as straight listening, it's a bit irritating. But, if you can ignore that, this is a collection with good taste and sharp sequencing, resulting in a party album that pretty much delivers. But it very well might not be good for anything but a party.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 03:23
2 03:25
3 02:59
4 04:25
5 03:31
6 03:31
7 02:55
8 02:25
9 04:35
10 04:48
11 04:55
12 05:09
13 02:28
14 03:00
15 03:07
16 03:21
17 03:37
18 04:29
19 05:04
20 05:42
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