Friday, March 7, 2014
Muziqa muziqa... This swinging six pack from Addis and beyond goes out to a certain someone who'll be working in a remote part of Ethiopia for the next month or so. Happy trails, babe.
Samuel Belay - Aynotchesh Yerèfu
Mahmoud Ahmed - Antchiyé
Seyoum Gèbrèyes - Muziqa Muziqa
Alèmayèhu Eshèté - Shèegitu Maré
Tamrat Fèrèndji - Anchin Yagegnulet
Tèshomé Meteku - Yèzèmèd Yèbaed
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
You just gotta love this cool adultery ballad by smooth talkin' mr. Bobby Sheen. "Love stealing ain't worth stealing when you're gonna lose what you've got at home..." Dude doesn't want to lose the kids, dig?
Bobby Sheen - Love Stealing
Saturday, March 1, 2014
"Winter brings us to the singers, and the drinkers glass in hand, roll up smokers, cards and jokers, listeners all who sit and stand..." A huge and obvious influence on the likes of Sandy Denny, Maddy Prior, and Linda Thompson, British folksinger Anne Briggs didn't like the sound of her own recorded voice. She quit singing at the tender age of 27.
Anne Briggs - Fire And Wine
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Just got the sad news that the man with the fabulous guitar is no more. Paco De Lucía, virtuoso from Algeciras, doctor honoris causa at the University of Cádiz and at the Berklee College of Music, was only 66. His later work often proved a bit too fusion for me, but his early solo albums and of course his work with the late great Camarón de la Isla are the stuff of flamenco legend. Miss him.
Paco De Lucía - Gitanos Trianeros
El Camarón de la Isla - No Quisiera Que Te Fueras
Monday, February 24, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Pansequito y Tomatito - La Alameda De Hércules
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Earl Zebedee Hooker was a cousin of John Lee, and a fine slide player. Cool song titles a specialty.
Earl Hooker - Is You Ever Seen A One-Eyed Woman Cry
Monday, February 17, 2014
"I man an African, don't call I Jamaican..." On the island, most rasta's were - and probably still are for that matter - fascinated by Africa, the continent of their ancestors. Which means it's massive ten pack time here again, my brethren, in a roots & dub stylee. We're all African descendents after all...
The Sons Of Selassie - I Man An African
Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free By 1983
Jack Ruby & The Disciples - African Birthright
The Black Notes - African Style
Alton Ellis - African Descendents
Prince Far I & The Arabs - Dub To Africa
Los Hombres - Africa
King Tubby - African Roots
Prince Francis - African Skank
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - African Dub
Friday, February 14, 2014
I'm far from a John Zorn connaisseur, but what the prolific New York avant-gardist does to Ennio Morricone's spaghetti tunage definitely turns me on. "He not only plays... he can shoot, too..."
John Zorn - Once Upon A Time In The West
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Take a bow, Mark Kozelek, sir. You've just released the first really great album of 2014. Intense, naked and bleak, but often very funny, too, Benji will keep us busy for quite a while. Taster: a wonderfully titled life story of sorts in twenty verses or so, complete with hypnotic Bron-Y-Aur Stomp-inspired picking. "I'll go to my grave with my melancholy, and my ghost will echo my sentiments for all eternity..."
Sun Kil Moon - I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same