Monday, December 14, 2009

David Lindley - El Rayo Live (1983)

El Rayo Live

01. Wooly Bully
02. Turning Point
03. Talk To The Lawyer
04. Spodie
05. Rag Bag
06. Mercury Blues

Various - Behind Kungsträdgården

Behind Kungsträdgården

A1 Melvyn Price - Behind Kungsträdgården
A2 Peter Herbolzheimer - The Catfish
A3 Sabu Martinez - My Christina
A4 Sundance (7) - Buster
B1 Pop Workshop - Point Of Junction
B2 Ed Thigpen's Action Re Action - Action Re Action
B3 Björbobandet Med Sabu Martinez - The Sacrifice
B4 Eero Koivistoinen - Hot C


01. Introduction by Cannonball
02. Gemini
03. Planet Earth
04. Dizzy's Business
05. Syn-Anthesia
06. Scotch and Water
07. Cannon's Theme

Julian "Cannonball" Adderley - Alto sax
Nat Adderley - Cornet
Yusef Lateef - Tenor sax, flute, oboe
Joe Zawinul - Piano
Sam Jones - Bass
Louis Hayes - Drums


Monday, August 24, 2009

Lightnin' Hopkins Sings The Blues (imperial lp)

Lightnin' HopkinsSam “Lightnin’” Hopkins was a solid country blues guitarist who had a reputation for being one of the most compelling blues performers of the 1960’s. Releasing up to two albums a year, Lightnin’ Hopkins toured at many of the folk festivals and folk clubs, building up a large audience who followed him around the United States. Living a relatively informal lifestyle, Lightnin’ Hopkins was well revered by others in his profession as well as the audience because of songs such as “Mojo Hand.” Listening to Lightnin’ Hopkins on vinyl is still wonderful even almost 50 years later.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Harold Land - A New Shade of Blue

Harold Land: New Shade of Blue

LP: Mainstream MRL 314

Tracks & Composers
1 A New Shade Of Blue (Land)
2 Mtume (Hutcherson)
3 Ode To Angela (Land)
4 De-Liberation (Land)
5 Short Subject (Land)

Harold Land (ts); Bobby Hutcherson (vib); Buster Williams (b); Bill Henderson (p); Billy Hart (d); Mtume (per)

Recording Date & Location
Recording date unknown (released 1971), New York, NY

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Milt Raskin ~ Kapu (Forbidden)

Milt Raskin is best remembered among exotica fans for what he himself may have considered one of his less memorable efforts: Exotic Percussion, also released as Kapu, on the notorious Crown Records. Unlike many of Crown's releases, which packaged public domain performances or uncredited cuts from far-earlier sessions and packaged them to take advantage of whatever musical trend was getting sales at the moment, Exotic Percussion is a suite of Raskin originals, apparently recorded specifically for the release. It shares many of the elements of other classic jungle exotica classics such as Les Baxter's Ritual of the Savage, Robert Drasnin's Voodoo!, or Stanley Wilson's Pagan Love: titles evoking primitive languages and pagan rituals; a mixture of unusual percussion instruments tossed in in imitation of native chants and drum songs; and good old Hollywood film music.