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Welcome to DPD!

The DPD Project is a thematic mix-CD project created by music geeks and best friends Chris Diamond, Chris Prokop, and Michael Darpino.

Each CD in the project has a theme that ties the songs on it together. For every theme we each pick five songs that we feel best represent it. The collected fifteen songs are then mixed together in alternating order based on our last names. The songs that end up on DPD are meant to be the very best songs for their particular theme.

We write liner notes for each song to explain why we picked it for that theme. The project has grown into a sort of musical memoir over the years since music has been and still is such a huge part of our lives.

Most Recent Discs:

Title Catalog Songs Date

Instrument: Keyboards-Piano-Organs

DPD: 082


November 2nd, 2011

Song Usage in Movies and TV

DPD: 081


April 18th, 2009

Three of a Perfect Pair

DPD: 080


July 26th, 2008


DPD: 079


May 31st, 2008

Time Piece

DPD: 078


September 28th, 2007


Random DPD Pick:

Green Onions
by: Booker T. and the M.G.s
from: Green Onions

Picked By: darpino
For: DPD: 082 - Instrument: Keyboards-Piano-Organs

This is the big daddy classic that everyone knows when they hear it, but sadly few people know when I reference it by name. It's been used in countless movies and commercials, to such a degree that it almost feels over-played; yet I've only met a small handful of people who have ever heard of Booker T. & the M.G.s or their classic instrumental "Green Onions".

I'm not quite sure why I didn't put this on DPD Instumentals, I must have had a good reason. Maybe I was anticipating an instrument theme centered on Pianos, Keyboards, and Organs. I love the Hammond Organ and there were a ton of songs I pulled for this theme that showcase it. But even from the begininning I knew this song would take the top spot.

It's simply one of the coolest things ever recorded.

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