Thursday, 14 May 2015

va -- Diamonds and Popcorn (Graham's selection 2015)


A new selection from vinyls and friends' recommendations.
In this comp you'll find a couple of tracks taken from the cult Elektro Dschungel album "Kebab Träume", recorded in Germany in the late 80's as a youth project. Also featured, bits from Goraguer's majestic soundtrack to "J'irai cracher sur vos tombes" adapted from Boris Vian's famous novel. "Diamonds" by 6-string bassist Jet Harris is probably the first - and coolest - bass-&-drums-led track in the history of Pop music! Mauritian singer Jean-Claude Gaspard sings about dreaming of riding different horses in"Sega Souval", a unique piece in the Sega genre... enjoy.

Thanks to Dem, Benny, Fabio, Winnie, Kouakou, Hava, Sebastian, Watt.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

va -- Puertas Del Cielo [Mixtape 034]



Mixtape just in time for spring dos and sunny rejoicing. Some oldies - some modern hits.

Side A
01 - Ronald Contreras - Noche de Luna
02 - Los Románticos De Sicay - Chonginada
03 - Jorge Ben - Quero Esquecer Voce
04 - Exuma - Rushing Through The Crowd
05 - Amanda Portales - Pío, Pío
06 - Cuarteto del Monaco - Las cuatro fiestas
07 - Los Corraleros - Ritmo de Colombia
08 - Elias Rahbani - Dance of Maria
09 - Hiroshi Matsumoto and The Blue Knights - Blue Chatteau
10 - Sylford Walker - Golden Pen

Side B
11 - Abubakar Sani & Fati Niger - Tofi
12 - Major Lazer feat. Mo and Dj Snake - Lean On
13 - Dj Bamanan - Goni Bala
14 - Atyom Fogny
15 - Woubeshet Feseha
16 - Lee Dorsey - Occapella
17 - Ronald Contreras - Puertas Del Cielo

Merci Claire, Roady, Charlie, Nina, Fun Radio, Julien, Mushnik, and fellow bloggers.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Franz Reichelt's Death Jump 4th Feb 1912


Saddest film ever.

"I want to try the experiment myself and without trickery, as I intend to prove the worth of my invention."

"You are going to see how my seventy-two kilos and my parachute will give your arguments the most decisive of denials."
 
Read the story: wiki.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

va -- Touch As Much [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]


Here's a fine brew on C90, for your listening pleasure.

Chill Side A [45'42]
01 Nese Karaböcek: Atsan Atilmaz
02 Ural Thomas: Pain Is The Name Of Your Game
03 Tony Reed & Thee Majestic Five: The Belly Dance Beat
04 Martti Innanen: Jurban Leddu
05 The Rokes: Hold My Hand
06 Orkes Al Wathan Medan: Pahlawan Yang Tak Dikenal
07 Jasmin Musical Club: Si Sisi Tunapendana
08 Rock'n Band: Likobeba
09 The Good Ones: Iby' Iyisini Ubusa
10 Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Lanquidity

Swing Side B [45'59]
11 Orchestre O.K. Jazz: Linga Ngai Tolinga Ye
12 Super Cercul: Vero Na Tika Lise Mi Kuawa
13 Gnosienne No. 1
14 Jeff Louna: Paulina Mineure
15 Shalawambe: Icupo Cha Kulala Mpapa
16 Lucho Neves y su Orquesta: Mambo de Machaguay
17 The Eloise Trio: Anna macao
18 Derrick Harriott & The Jiving Juniors: I'm Going Overseas
19 Barry Biggs: The Road Is Rough
20 Super Djata Band de Bamako: Yamba
21 Khedr: Balsam Shafee
22 Magical Ring: Touch As Much
23 Grachan Moncur III and The Jazz Composers Orchestra: Angela's Angel

 Thank you to all contributors: fellow bloggers, compilation curators, friends & brothers.

Monday, 24 November 2014

va -- Mes amis, Mes copains [Mixtape]


New mixtape to think about friends and get prepared for winter..

01.Nico Fidenco - Space Bossa
02.Chiemi Eri -Otemo Yan
03.Ferdi Ozbegen - Kopruden gecti gelin
04.Catherine Spaak - J'aime  le matin
05.Daniele Sepe - Tammurriata nera
06.Piero Umiliani - Danza della luna
07.Sagara Naomi - Ii janai no shiawase naraba
08.Catherine Spaak - Mes Amis Mes Copains
09.Baris Manco -Tavuklara Kissst De
10.Selda Bagcan - Ahmet Kaya'ya
11.Ike Reiko - Rainy Day Blues
12.Barrington Spence - Contemplating mind
13.Jacob Miller - Let me love you
14.Clara Nunes - Sabia
15.Ambassadeur International - Mandjou

Thursday, 25 September 2014

va -- Softly Sally [Tristes Humanistes Mixatpe]


And a new mixtape for those of you who like nice, soft, positive music. Hope you like it!

01 - Nora Orlandi - A Doppia Faccia
02 - Ennio Morricone - La Bambola
03 - Gene Pitney - Mecca
04 - Chuck Sagle & His Orchestra - The Sheik Of Araby
05 - Nino Nardini - Jungle Jazz
06 - Yen Linh & Che Linh - Tam Su Nguoi Don Xa
07 - Phuong Dai - Mac Cam
08 - Roger Webb - Softly Sally
09 - Samira Taoufik - Wein Moucharrek
10 - The Leon-Symphoniette - Dance Of The Rice-Tresher (* corrected)
11 - Salma Agha - Come Closer
12 - Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers - Egyptian Reggae
13 -  Jacques Denjean - Mistral 20h30
14 - Ensemble Etoile Du Soir - Messe Quatre Heures
15 - The Talbot Brothers Of Bermuda - You Can't Tell The Old From The Young
16 - Ensemble Meridional Des Cayes - Calma Pèlerin
17 - The Velvet Underground - Afterhours

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

va -- Moonshine: Hip Hop Dope [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]


Yo yo here's a hip hop comp I've been wanting to make for a while. There's no groundbreaking discoveries, just my favorite rap tracks put together on a tape to play full volume in the car. Hope you like it: $$$

Side A
01 - The Streets - Turn The Page
02 - Killah Priest - From Then Till Now
03 - Madvillain - Accordion
04 - Darc Mind - I.R.S.
05 - Akhénaton - J'ai Pas De Face
06 - Raekwon - Ice Cream
07 - Anti-Pop Consortium - Focused
08 - Fonky Family - Cherche Pas à Comprendre
09 - The Rza - Flying Birds
Side B
10 - Wu-Tang-Clan - C.R.E.A.M
11 - A Tribe Called Quest - Luck Of Lucien
12 - Public Enemy - Nighttrain
13 - Roxanne Shanté - Bite This
14 - Edan - Mic Manipulator
15 - Kill The Vultures - Moonshine
16 - Micachu - Sensitivity
17 - DJ Krush - The Kinetics

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

va -- Voyages Autour Du Monde: Congo [Philips 849.558]


Here's a rip of a very nice record lent by Roady. I'm not familiar with this kind of Congolese music, which seems to be from before the rumba and soukous times. I like it very much.


After so many months I finally had a pleasant combination of time and functional equipment so I managed to get a few things ready to post before I drive to Iran on Friday...

Monday, 22 September 2014

The Soul Train Dancers Video [1974]


(Redbone - Come And Get Your Love)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

va -- What The World Needs Now Is Love [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]


Favorite tunes for the summer..

Side A
01 Ahmed Malek - Omar Gatlato
02 Burt Bacharach - What The World Needs Now Is Love
03 Enzo Carella - Malamore
04 Bicconi - Si Viaggiare
05 Khana Mai Sak - Ui Kham
06 Bruno Nicolai - Aka
07 The Goretti Group & Dennis De Souza Trio - Of My Hands
08 Ahmad Al Indibat - Bye, Bye, Bye
09 Calixto Ochoa y Su Conjunto - Recordando El Pasado
Side B
10 Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra - 90% Of Me Is You
11 Major Lance - Gotta Right To Cry
12 Gino Washington - Puppet On A String
13 Adiba Azezine - Ya Makhthat Al Welif
14 The Famous Nyahururu Boys - Mwendwa
15 Jonah Moyo and Devera Ngwena - Ndodada nezimbabwe
16 Ata kak - Obaa Sima
17 André Popp - Ophelia

Monday, 10 February 2014

va -- Slow Dance [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]


Here a new mixtape for Spring on it's way. Slow music and world pop as usual, selected for your pleasure.

Side A:
01 NANCY DUPREE - JAMES BROWN
02 PENNY & THE QUARTERS - YOU AND ME
03 DORIS DAY - KEEP SMILIN', KEEP LAUGHIN', BE HAPPY
04 THE TRUMPETERS - MILKY WHITE WAY
05 ALCEU VALENÇA & GERALDO AZEVEDO - MISTER MISTERIO
06 PEDRO SANTOS - DESENGANO DA VISTA
07 MOVIE STAR JUNKIES - SLOW DANCE
08 LUCIO BATTISTI - ENCORA TU
09 CHRIS BIANTORO & ORKES LOKANANTA - SIJOGO
10 RAMLAH ADON & CAT COMBO MUAR - HATI

Side B:
11 SUNARI RATCHASIMA - TUA KLAI CHAI YA LUEM
12 G/WIKWE MAN - PLAYS THE MOUTH BOW
13 FIKRET KIZILOK - GUZEL NE GUZEL OLMUSSEN
14 ÜMIT SANDALI - HERSEYDEN ÇOK SEVIYORUM
15 EDEN AHBEZ - MARKET PLACE
16 GUESS WHAT - THE EARTH IS BLUE
17 RENALDO AND THE LOAF - VITAMIN SONG
18 SOE SANDAR TUN
19 ALICE COLTRANE - YAMUNA TIRA VIHARI

ps: I thought I'd put a song from my band Guess What for once, since I'm leaving now for a month and a half supporting Mike Watt and the Missingmen on tour. If you happen to be on the way, come say hi. Dates.