Norm Houseman: Top 40 Radio

Most of the physical mixtapes that I’ve put together over the years were made up from songs that I heard on albums. Many of those albums would be obscure references to the (imagined) typical reader of this blog and the friends to whom I gave these mixtapes. I did my humble best to expand their…

Norm Houseman: Great American Songbook (Part 1)

The Great American Songbook, or American Standards, are songs that were written in the 20th Century that have lasted. There are more than 400 of them. This is the first of the playlists!

Norm Houseman: Songs of ’65

1965 was an important year for me personally and musically. Despite being exposed to many new styles of music and different artists, I still clung to keeping up with what was popular.

Norm Houseman: Compilation Albums

“Anticipating mixtapes, record companies often put out compilation albums with songs from a variety of the artists they had under contract. Over the years I’ve collected several of them in vinyl, tape, and cd format,” Norm Houseman. Read all about it here.