Mix tape music for hurricanes

WNYC has put together the Dark and Stormy mix tape, featuring Lena Horne's Stormy Weather and Prince's Purple Rain on side A, and Nanci Griffith's cover of Wasn't That a Mighty Storm on side B. 

Galveston had a seawall 
To keep the water down, 
But the high tide from the ocean 
Washed water over the town. 

The New Yorker has The iPod of the Hurricane, songs for a windy weekend, leading with Wynonie Harris, “She’s Gone with the Wind”.

The Broward-Palm Beach New Times shares Hurricane Irene Mixtape Starter Kit — Just in Case, Safety First, advising "Stay prepared, and make tons of mix CDs for your hand-crankable boombox."

More mix tapes: Cassette from my Ex, Jason Bittner's book on the mix tape as a totem of personal compilations of 80s/90s romantic entanglements.


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