Wednesday, December 30, 2009

prequel to a hasbeen, part two

T. Cary & W Burt excerpt
Imre Mihaly Bereczky - Kanasztulok-Dallam (recorded in Hungary by Bartok, 1914)
Stuart Dempster - Standing Waves
Kent Carter - Song for Cannonball
Laraaji - Dance #3
Youngs, Wickham-Smith, A Band - Zene
Empire Centrafricain OCORA 101 excerpt
William Stafford - In the Museum
Tod Dockstader - Drone
Bulent Arel - Capriccio for T.V.
Golden Voyage - Crystal Carousel excerpt
buddy dial edit
Baba Ram Dass excerpt
Joaquin Bautista - Flor de Canela (recorded in Michoacan by Henrietta Yurchenko, 1964-5)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

prequel to a hasbeen, part one

Vladimir Ussachevsky - Wireless Fantasy
Quiet Sun - RFD
Biota - Vagabones excerpt
Glaxo Babies - Dahij
bamboo drums (recorded in Tahiti by Mazaire)
Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra/CPEMS - Synthesis (composed by Otto Leuning)
Edgar Froese - Maroubra Bay excerpt
Vasilisk - Acqua
Mic Holwin - Amon Ra
Alden Ashforth - Sailing to Byzantium
Swami Kriya Ramananda - Devata
Song of the Greek Mountains (PHILIPS PCC613)
rulie garcia/CSM edit
bollywood edit

stay tuned for a part two

Friday, November 20, 2009

Break My Balloon


west coast pop art experimental band - break my balloon
caetano veloso - partido alto
mother sunday - midnight in the graveyard
portrait of fun - wages man
los solitarios - que hare hoy
anel y los chavos - warning
COC - green manalishi
wally gonzalez - bagong kabuhayan


sounds of harley - hard ride
wilmer & the dukes - livin' in the USA
granicus - bad talk
ray pittman - come on back
frummox - there you go
sweet wine - things you said
freaky ralph eno & the pointless sisters - eulogy
the motors - phoney heaven
wingate & floyd - empty horn
shawn phillips - moonshine

Saturday, November 7, 2009

La Máquina del Tiempo


omara portuondo - invitacion
la tribu - para que
antique formula - empece a vivir
tony camargo - franqueza
eddie palmieri - condiciones
los socios del ritmo - jungle ju
willy sanchez - no se que pasa
los destellos - apolo 11
los loud jets - sputnick
los golden jets - 30 60 90
los crazy birds - hanky
knight dreamers - veregua
orquesta hermanos flores - barrigon veregua
chico che - camino chontalpa
los mayans - chicana
la fresa acida - never alone
sama-yoa y los monchis - aguardiente
uno dos tres y fuera - machu picchu


los aragon - sol latino
tony done's hollywood quintet - micaela
celio gonzalez - boogaloo mania
prado - simplemente maria
mendoza - mambo #5
los dinners - mambo borracho
enrique lynch - salsa travolta
tropical playa suave - booty
black sugar - baila
luiz nazareno - que no
fito olivarez - yuca la chica bionica
orq lito barrientos - manuelitos barrios

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Keep It Tight, Not Tough


tommy lee & autographs - i know
junior wells - sweet darling think it over
king solomon - ain't it funky ya'll
bobby eaton - we gonna do our thing
vernard johnson - soul metamorphosis
ozz & the sperlings - somebody to love
biggie ratt - escape
el pooks - psychedelic soul pt.2
richard shann - wooly buger pt.1
sugar - main man pt.2
kenny & larry - you and I are through
eddie jackson - memories of a dream
barons - society
dynamic concepts - what you want us to do pt.2
joe bataan - es tu cosa
marky lee - she's looking good
alton ellis - girl i got a date (soul version)


los johnny jets - apretado
bobby williams - boogaloo mardi gras pt.2
gloria soul & cold grits - satisfy my hunger
bebbe & the hitmakers - ooh cha lue
lovelettes - i can't forget about you
swinging bridgettes - secret spy
billy preston - slaughter
inclines - pressure cooker pt.1
brenda devlin - were you ever lonely
jean elias - how long can i go on fooling myself
bobby bland - i'm so tired
bobby powell - peace begins within
hifi white - bulldog pt.2

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tails You Lose (Sophisticated Losers 2)

chucho avellanet - prisionero
sonny knight - permanently lonely
tammy mcknight - stop these teardrops
james & bobby purify - i don't want to have to wait
mischief makers - outside looking in
swamp rats - mister sad
julie monday - time is running out for me
the unknown? - you could help me ease the pain
los chijuas - dream slave
carlos guzman - before & after
joe bravo - teardrops from my heart
noe & semitones - oh darling
los diablos - ceniza
roberto carlos - querem acaba
bobby reed - i'll find a way
midniters - giving up on love
outsiders - i can't see you anymore
blue notes - goodbye my lover
dave love - baby hard times
mina - runaway
secos & molhados - minha namorada
wando - amor maior
bourbonese qualk - behind closed doors
henry & the tribe - never
melgar brothers - love is blue
dahle scott - one more for the road

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Aqui Estoy de Nuevo

Garfield Park, Harrison & 26th Street, San Francisco, California

conjunto cachana - a bayamon
ray perez - aqui estoy de nuevo
johnny el bravo - celeste
tommy olivencia - trucutu
el gran fellove - goza mi ritmo
johnny ventura feat. luisito marti - odiame
manny corchado feat. tito rodriguez - aprovecha el tiempo
johnny chano martinez - tin marin
jose joaquin rivera - mambo corao
johnny pacheco - sonero
willie rosario - chango ta beni
latin brothers, joe arroyo - las cabanuelas
babo jimenez - amanece
orquesta riviera - macho cimarron
orquesta revolution '70 - guaguanco mayor
lobo y melon - aguanta la guera
conjunto sandumoro - ran kan kan
la conquista - lenguetera
german bas - yo sigo pa'lante
latin dimensions con roberto torres - comparicion
chino y su conjunto melao - jazmin
conjunto africa- guaguanco de la hermandad
rudy caldazo - tumba la cana

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Espresso Bongo Jazz Party

Part A

cannonball adderly
joe harriott - southern horizons
donald byrd - hank's tune
charles mingus & lee konitz - ESP
sam jones - unit 7
ken jones - room 43
teddy charles - lupe garoue
charles bell quartet - happy funky
bennie green - people will say we're in love
panama francis - desdemona's lament
jackie ivory - freddie the freeloader (miles davis)

Part B

sonny stitt - in the bag
jack mcduff - silk'n soul
max roach - drum conversation
rod levitt - jelly man
george shearing quintet & 4 woodwinds - dialogue for two pianos (gary burton)
dollar brand - which way?
stanley cowell - ibn mukhtarr mustapha
piano, drums & gulls (white label 78)
france gall - le coer qui jazze
james booker - big nick
james petrillo
reuben siggers - pause... for the cause

Byrd's Eye View (Transition TRLP 4): Donald Byrd (tp); Hank Mobley (ts) ; Horace Silver (p) ; Doug Watkins (b) ; Art Blakey (d). Cambridge, MA December 2, 1955

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Spin It

another summer dance party mix. just about all electro-electronic-hiphop singles, crudely abutted with frayed denim and spent forties.

MC fosty & lovin C radioactive
man parish & freeze force BDB
bobby jimmy & the critters
sheila dionne
girls talking shit juice it
eric G
compression don't bitch
digital emotion
iceman jah
dr. rocx & co. feat kydd fresh
G force ABC
GQ ur the 14 me
sunbelt spin it
soroka gentle touch
northwind tees happy

Friday, July 3, 2009

Since I Been Gone

Mostly your relatively ancient American folkstyles mish-mashed together here (in honor of our nation's birthday), but framed by some Euro-type things, and of course North Carolina artists are foregrounded heavily as always. To begin with, lawyer and folkie Bascom Lamar Lunsford delivers a lusty and forceful "Hesitation Blues" in Asheville, N.C. for Robert Winslow Gordon on behalf of the feds in 1925. Then do enjoy the fidelity on Rudy Cipolla & David Grisman's "Chinese Carousel" because it's about the only semi-contemporary recording here. Those men did have a way with their mandolins. I bet it wouldn't be too hard to find a cleaner copy of the 78 of D. Halkias' "Minore Tou Halkia", but the story behind my finding this reissue is somewhat unusual: One Saturday a few years ago, I was negotiating the bike rack at a used book sale in Fort Mason, and an old man with a long beard and a sailor's cap was next to me strapping an album of old rembetikas onto the back of his bike, to give to his Armenian wife, apparently. I had totally forgotten about the LP section at the store, and sure enough he left a few volumes in the series behind for me.
Next up, ethnomusicologist Laura Boulton records Yaqui Indians performing "Matachines" for an Easter ceremony in Tlaxcala, Mexico, sometime around 1940, the George Ku Trio offer the tender plaint "Kuu Lei" from 1932, and the Highway QC’s sing "How I Love Jesus" from a rather rough-sounding promo Vee Jay 45 I recently picked up in Washington, DC. Channeling the profane once more, Calvin Johnson thunders through a truly rocking "Unsatisfied Mind" (with drum thwack at its most cardboard boxy) and Eddie Taylor boasts "I’m Gonna Love You," also recording for Vee Jay. A different genre, but you might hear the same lightly swinging rhythm tipping in with Norvin Kelly's Hank-styled "You Can’t Make Me Live With The Blues." I'm pretty sure Carl Belew had a hit on "24 Hour Night" but boy it sure is a dark and sorrowful tune. That's nothing though, compared to Dave Van Ronk's "Hang Me." A dying soldier's tragic fuck-you wrapped up in a petty dream of betterness. Worthy aside: Van Ronk threw rocks at cops at Stonewall. Jimmie's cousin Ernest Rodgers got to make a few sides for Victor in the 20's ; the well-known "Willie The Chimney Sweeper" belongs to the whole Minnie the Moocher/Jerry the Junker body of lurid drug songs and also evokes a whole lot of Barbary Coast hoodoo as well. I'm sure you all know Michael Hurley, who continues to record and tour today. "Lilly Pads" is a just a great old album track, and pretty catchy too.
The Blue Sky Boys, aka Bill & Earl Bolick out of Hickory, N.C., were recruited for an Illinois festival reunion in 1964 by none other than Archie Green (RIP), and "Midnight On The Stormy Deep" is but one of their many old hits rekindled that night. And now a couple of hillbilly tunes struck deep with the spirit: Fred Starr & His Mountain Boys's "Shout & Shine" is from a surprisingly stirring budget label LP, and this version of "There Ain’t No Grave" (a song I've never heard a bad version of) is off a 1961 single by Detroit-area duo by the name of Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis, both of whom had long careers prior to this. Play-party time again, and the mighty Algia Mae Hinton bangs out an "Old Time Buck Dance," mad breaks and all. Next is a record by the Internes. I'm pretty sure they're the Four Internes of Durham, N.C., whose career supposedly began while working as orderlies at Duke Hospital and recorded for King/Federal in the early 50's. "When You Pray" is an uptempo harmony fingersnapper from 1958. No surprises from Brownie McGhee's  "My Fault" ; his honest and unassuming manner make the song, and it's really in that Tampa Red/Melrose family vein of solid pop blues.
Les Waldroop's "Watergate Bug" is an obscure record even for him, and what a tangled, weird anachronism it is too. Collecting North Carolina records is even more fun when artists actually name-check places; that's only part of what makes Jack Grant 's "Raleigh Train" such a hoot, but it's a big part. Besides, train songs rule. Now to throw you off the scent, this isn't the Carolinian guitarist Arthur Smith, but the fiddling Arthur Smith Trio of an earlier era; their breakneck "I’m Bound To Ride" of 1935 was later covered by the Stanley Brothers. Not much info on this here National Geographic Music Of The Ozarks record, but I'll be darned if this "Guitar Medley" ain't the jam. Harmonica Frank Floyd presents the familiar "Married Man" descriptive novelty in fine form (I'd buy a bottle or two). As you can hear, he hadn't really mellowed out too much by the 70's.
Sandy & Jeanie Darlington's "When I Die" is simple revival purity, somewhat blemished by the following blue record: pretty sure that Pratt & George Blues Part 2 is from an instantaneous recording from the 1930's or possibly 40's, at any rate early for this kind of aimless funk. Stirring up the kettle a little bit, Radley Gourzong's take on one of the most ur-fiddle tunes ever, "Devil’s Dream," is a field recording from the Caymans, and is from the great compilation Under the Coconut Tree on Original Music. And now we hear some fine Hungarian orchestrated soul from Asszony Lesz A Lanybol with "Levelem, Levelem" and then, also from Hungary, one of Bela Bartok's legendary cylinder recordings. This is of two girls, Battovsky and Zichla, performing "Megjott A Level Fekete Pecsettel," and it is from around 1910.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

prog not prog

adriano celentano / disc jockey
jackie lomax / lavender dream
peddlers / comin' home
equals / skies above
buddy merrill / seventh moon
jukka tolonen / silva the cat
JP goude / les saturnales
message / chessmen
ISB / port of sybaris
earth & fire / wild & exciting
elis regina / corpus
mort stevens /beach trip
mark murphy / they
focus / soft vanilla
fanny / borrowed time
annette peacock / dear bela
maryla rodowicz / gaj
sparks / lady is lingering
poogy tales / yo ya
april group / believe it or not (The Cook & The Singer OST)
10 CC / flying junk

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Funhouse Atlantic City

A white label pressed 10" disc that came from the late father of a friend of mine. He would play this record for the rides in a carnival fun house, I would guess in the 1950's and 60's. Anyway, please accept today's offering as somewhat of a placeholder until i can get another mix together. Mind the gap!