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PostPosted: Mon January 23rd, 2012, 14:07 GMT 
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Here's a colossal project that TTRH fans who have Spotify will like. A Maarten wrote to me:
Hi, I'm assembling a "complete" TTRH Spotify playlist with all (?) 1682 tracks listed in the Picasso TTRH forum. The Spotify coverage will be ~80-85% once I've finished checking the ones that are not present on Spotify for typo's etc. Maybe you'd be interested to have a look and/or comment:

http://open.spotify.com/user/1113320603 ... IDIkalRfpb

There are already a few TTRH lists on spotify, but these have less coverage and are not categorized in episodes.

Best wishes, Maarten

As Maarten notes, not comprehensive, but still an impressive undertaking.

PostPosted: Mon January 23rd, 2012, 14:55 GMT 
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Maybe Wimp users should do likewise. (Norway, Denmark and Sweden)

PostPosted: Tue January 24th, 2012, 23:23 GMT 

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Might have seemed colossal but the main part was scripted. In any case, the playlist is great, especially using the shuffle function of Spotify playlists.

Currently it has over 85% coverage (1424/1683 tracks). 70 hous of music.

As always there are a few issues.

1. The track selected by Spotify is nor always the correct one. Often this can be remedied by changing the title (Blow Wind Blow - Single Version instead of Blow Wind Blow) or artist (Bruce Springsteen instead of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band). Question is how stable this is over time. Sometimes this is not possible, for example with Let the Four Winds Blow by Fats Domino, a live version is selected instead of the original version.

2. Sometimes the Spotify spelling is wrong so I can choose between the right track with the wrong spelling or no track at all.

3. Subtle variations in song title or artist are a pain (dreamin' vs. dreaming, Mac vs Mc).

On the positive site, I was able to identify one unknown artist using Shazam (The eyes of Texas are upon you by Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies) unfortunately not (yet) on Spotify. O yes, and another one: When you wish upon a Star is by Glenn Miller. Present on Spotify. Oh and another one: Fever in the episode Heat is Fever/Comin' Home Baby by the Ernie Freeman Combo. Also present on Spotify.

Happy to get to 100 (99 1/2 won't do).


PostPosted: Thu January 26th, 2012, 22:30 GMT 

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One small addition to Picasso's 58 Smoking playlist: after Smoke gets in your eyes we hear

Smokin' by Howard Roberts

in the background.

(and it's in Spotify)

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