Friday, 15 May 2020

V.A. - My Reverie [Mixtape #52]


Ninety minutes of reverie for sunny days ahead. Brasil, Sudan, Algeria, Sao Tomé & Principe, Reunion, Kenya, Israel, Indonesia... a musical trip through the universal door of beauty. It's always locked, but everyone has a key.

SIDE A
01 - My Reverie
02 - Quarteto Em Cy - Quando o Carnaval Chegar
03 - Chico Buarque & Ennio Morricone - Roda Viva
04 - Serge Lebrasse - A cause sa cyclone la
05 - Negro Jazz Band of East Africa - Akadas Helen End
06 - Emad Youssef - Al Bareedo Ana (The One I Love)
07 - Africa Negra - Mino Bô Bé Quacueda
08 - Giovanni Cristiani - Violence-Love
09 - Cyril Labonne - Roseda
10 - Yanti Bersaudara - Anggrek Merah
11 - O Conjunto de Orlando Pereira - Maruda
12 - Ibrahim El Kashif - Elhabeeb Wain (Where is My Sweetheart)

SIDE B
13 - Dieter Schïtz - In Dreams
14 - Aharon Amram - Ladema Eini
15 - Cheb Yacine - Loukane Dja Galbek
16 - Quarteto Em Cy - Cavalo Ferro
17 - Roberto Menescal - Negro
18 - Walter Gavitt Fergusson - Mother Love
19 - David Dor - Sapri Tama
20 - Abu Obaida Hassan - Nas Fi Nas (People On Parade)
21 - Sami Belkheïr & Bellemou - Daouar Daouar
22 - URSS

Thanks to Cam-Cam, Felix, Roady, Reda Boudemala, Bernard C & fellow bloggers.

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

va -- Churiga Churiga [Le Major ' Mixtape]


Churiga Churiga seems to mean " Watch out! Be Careful ! ", hence the lynx on the cover!
I first wanted to call it "Unité Nationale" after Achille Johnny's feel good tune, but thought it could be misleading...
Replete with dreamy tunes, indonesian beauty, japanese UFO, modern experiments, turkish hits and sub mediterranean power, this new comp goes down like a glass of wine!
Aperitivo & children friendly.


1 • Baden Powell • Prelude
2 • Yusef Lateef • Love theme from The Robe
3 • Gal Costa • Baby
4 • Emelya Hasan & Orkes Pengabdian • Melati Dusun
5 • Jeti Dengan & The Alfan • Churiga Churiga
6 • Achille Johnny & Sunny Black’s band • Unité nationale
7 • Marc Aryan • Yalancısın
8 • John Cameron • Half forgotten daydreams
9 • Haruomi Hosono & Miharu Koshi • Capybara
10 • Solange • Things I Imagined
11 • Mac Demarco • Chamber of reflection
12 • Akbaba Ikilisi feat Arif Sag• Darıldım Darıldım
13 • Gülden Karaböcek • Karadır kasların
14 • Chaba Fadela & Cheb Sahraoui • Manich Mana
15 • Hamid El Sha’ery • Wein Ayamak Wein
16 • Nagat • Ana Bashak El Bahr

thanks: Dj Rainbow / D.Dog / Lockdown

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Roady presents: I Never Dreamed [Mixtape]


A.P. Roady's new eclectic selection of favourites -- specially, freshly made for you:

01. Ed Terry - Rock Your Baby
02. Shelly Fabares - Johnny  Angel
03. Tony Esposito - Pagaia
04. Roy Shirley - If I Did Know
05. Giovanni Cristiani - Dancing for Diletta
06. Chris Montez - Let's Dance
07. The Hues Corporation - Rock the boat
08. The Aquarians - Medusa parts 1 &  2
09. The Cookies - I Never Dreamed
10. Trovajoli - Il Sogno
11. Sahara Band - Habibi
12. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
13. Yoko Kanno - Nobuno's Groove  [APR edit]
14. Alisha Chinai & Vijay Benedict  - Zindagi Meri Dance Dance
15. Mutiny - Burning up
16. Millie Small - My Boy Lolipop
17. Ahmed Fakroun - Sahra


Monday, 20 April 2020

va -- "Never Stop A Drum" [Graham's Confined Selection]


Out of pure serendipity, it seems that one line in Somali singer Khadijo Qalanjo's hit "Diriyam" (also spelled "Diryan") translates as "I have a flu jab" or even "the drum is a flu jab". The recurring line seems to translate as "never turn off a drum" or "never stop a drum".

This selection features a few more reggae-influenced dance tracks sung by amazing ladies - notably Salma El Assal's masterpiece "El Rayga" from Sudan (you'll find the 19-min full version as Bonus track), one of Chaba Zahouania's most pumping tracks, and Gülden Karaböcek's beautifully haunting "Yalancısın".
It opens with Lee Fields' "Clap Your Hands" which is about having a party at home, just with your lover, and ends with Mickey & the Soul Generation's weirdest and most psychedelic track, "Mystery Girl".
Also to be mentioned: Zalla's (Piero Umiliani under a pseudonym) fascinating "Risaie" (mysteriously composed on an Ethiopian melodic mode), Barış Manço & Moğollar's funkiest collaboration, Ike Turner's Arp-synthesizers-commissioned gospel, London's cult Caribbean funk group Cymande, French singer Pierre Vassiliu's cover of Chico Buarque's "Partido Alto" with hiliarious lyrics, Turkish bossa-nova by Önder Bali and Zafer Dilek, Greek singer Nikolas and a rather unknown Turkish lady called Nurcan Opel...

Thanks: Merryn, Nico Sheikholeslami, Benny Gordini, Chops, Tello, Jérôme mon disquaire.




Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Roady presents: Follow That Dream [60's Pop, Doo-Wop & R'n'b]


Here is A.P. Roady's new selection of 60's pop songs ! Silliness, heartaches, new dances and cheesy rhymes, all wraped up together on this C60 mixtape.

01 Freddy Canon - Pallisades Park
02 Neil Sedaka - Oh Carol
03 Johnny Otis - Willie And The Hand Jive
04 The Marcels - Give Me Back Your Love
05 Barry Mann - Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp Bomp Bomp)
06 Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
07 Joanie Sommers - Johnny Get Angry
08 The Velvets - Tonight (Could Be the Night)
09 Monty & the Cyclones -  Summertime
10 Dion & The Belmonts - I Wonder Why
11 The Murmaids - Popsicles And Icicles
12 Johnny & the Huricanes - Red River Rock
13 Johnny Cymbal - Mr. Baseman
14 Eydie Gorme - Blame it on the Bossa Nova
15 Elvis Presley - Follow that Dream
16 Little Peggy March - I Will Follow Him
17 The Chiffons - One Fine Day
18 Chubby Checker - Limbo Rock
19 Emile Ford & Checkmates - Counting Teardrops
20 The Marcels - My Melancholy Baby
21 Lesley Gore - It's my Party
22 Chuck Jackson - Any Day Now
23 Woody Thorne - Teenager In Love
24 Buzz Clifford - Hey Mr. Clown
25 Little Willie John - My Love Is

Thursday, 30 January 2020

va -- Get Happy [Mixtape #51]


Inspired by cold white skies and stacks of wood, #51 has everything you need to make it through this wet winter : a loony tune by Pascoal ; a bunch of songs picked from the remarkable Born Bad Records catalog (Sandwidi, Mazouni, Estardy, Létang) ; crazy Croatian band Idoli's Rusija ; cheesy pop hits by Mathis and Ros ; a fine song by obscure band The Rolling Stones (ever heard of them?) ; and much more to discover on this C60 musicassette !


SIDE A
01 - Art Tatum - Get Happy
02 - Serge Gainsbourg & Jean-Claude Vannier - Les Chemins de Katmandou
03 - Bernard Estardy - Angoisse Au Coeur
04 - Capricho Huanca - Huancayo Cotupchacka
05 - Charles Maurin Poty - Amboliako Fary
06 - Idoli - Rusija
07 - Hermeto Pascoal - Little Cry For Him
08 - Amin Xaaji Cusmaan & Company - Yaabint
09 - Pierre Sandwidi - Ouaga Affaires

SIDE B
10 - Casimir Létang - Ménage Chalvire
11 - JR Thomas and The Volcanos - Color Me Blue
12 - Tommy McGee - We Ought To Be Together
13 - Johnny Mathis - No Love (But Your Love)
14 - The Rolling Stones - Under My Thumb
15 - Mazouni - Daag Dagui
16 - Old And New Dreams - Chairman Mao
17 - Edmundo Ros & His Orchestra - Jet Flight


Thanks : Seb, Roady, Dan Electro, F.C.

Friday, 3 January 2020

va -- Cosmic Echoes - Sweet Sounds From The Decade Gone 2010-2019





This is Graham's traditional X-mas comp, a bit delayed, this time paying tribute to the decade just gone "the Tens".
Not much to explain - just enjoy this eclectic mix that gives a sample of the recent productions from our vast Outernational world, from near-mainstream artists to obscure mystery-bands.

Thanks: Georgia, Arash, Luke, Booty, Derya, Cyril

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Oh, Carolina! mix by Coco Maria



Says Coco Maria :

" After some years of collecting and searching for records, I bumped a few times with songs dedicated to a certain lady called Carolina.
But,
Who is she?
Where is she?

This is a mix only with songs from Latin America & Brazil, all these songs called "Carolina" for all the Carolinas we have met and who have inspired us. Teachers, sisters, lovers, neighbours, friends of friends and even institutions!
Dedicated to all of them :)
Enjoy.
"

Monday, 14 October 2019

Just As You Are [Mixtape #50]



I wuz thinking of doing something special for the 50th TH mixtape but it's "just" a C90 compilation, with dope tunes from all over the place as usual. Well actually we did get a new banner/logo created by Peter The Moon.

SIDE A
01 - Fairuz
02 - ??
03 - Moondog - Stamping Ground
04 - Lilis Surjani & Orkes Melayu El Jadin - Insaflah
05 - Super Eagles - Viva super eagles
06 - Etsakor Supreme Voices - Nare
07 - Frank Caulker and the Nugatone Band - Baby a tire with you
08 - Los Ases Del Ande - Te Fuistes Sin Desperdirme
09 - Tamrat Molla - Ene Yewodedquat
10 - Girma Beyene - Set Alamenem
11 - Reuben Bell & Casanovas - It's Not That Easy
12 - And I Love Her

SIDE B
13 - Krzysztof Komeda - Le départ
14 - Robert Wyatt - Just As You Are
15 - Coconut's Band - 1 plus 2 is 3
16 - Dr John - Life
17 - Sam Fletcher - I'd Think It Over
18 - Dr John - Danse Kalinda Ba Doom
19 - Lilis Surjani & Orkes Melayu El Jadin - Huriyah
20 - ??
21 - Conjunto Los Reales de Cuzco - Mis Recuerdos
22 - La Peruanita - Recuerda Corazon
23 - Orchestre Abass - Kissagui
24 - Peter Abdul - Don't You Know
25 - Feeling Kréyol - Gadé

ps: if anyone knows what the band on tracks 2 & 20 is I'd love to know so I can invite them to play for my wedding...

Thanks to Dan Electro, Gma, Bernard Céleste, Bonzzaï, Roady and fellow bloggers.

Please check out the blog list on the right. There are some killer collectors (Global Groovers, Madrotter...) & and comp makers (Dream Weapons...) around keeping it real!

Things running a little slow around here with Catapulte crew fixing up houses and becoming fathers: happy times :)

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

va -- On The Horizon [Graham's Selection Late Summer'19]



An easy but freaky selection to keep your ears warm before the summer ends... Half instrumental, half vocal, this comp sails from Peru (Los Mayorales) to Pakistan (the amazing in-flight composer Karim Shahabuddin), via Jamaican instros (Byron Lee, Jo Jo Bennett), Turkish Bossa-Nova (Zeki Müren) and Groove (Zafer Dilek, featuring saz master Arif Sağ on "Hudayda"), US psych & garage (New Colony Six, Iron Butterfly) and Soul-Jazz (Young Holt Unlimited), British poppy Freakbeat (Joe Meek's Syndicats, Manchester's Hollies, The Spencer Davis Group), Italian Exotica (Rino De Filippi) and Greek & Israeli popstars (Stelios Kazantzidis, Arik Einstein)...

Thanks: Jean-Pop II, Booty, Chucks, Akram, Derya

Friday, 11 January 2019

va -- Adieu Tristesse [Mixtape #49]


Time for a new selection of delightful oldies: sixty minutes of outernational pop and jazz for a trippy new year!

SIDE A
01 - Frantz Casseus - Dance
02 - Teta Lando - Tia Chica
03 - Camarão - Retrato De Um Forró
04 - Ignace de Souza & The Melody Aces - Asaw Fofor
05 - Stanley Black - Adieu Tristesse
06 - Chico Hamilton Quintet - I Gave My Love A Cherry
07 - Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
08 - Alice Coltrane - Stopover Bombay
09 - Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya - Omo Pupa

SIDE B
10 - Abana Ba Nasery - Nilimwacha Muke Risavu
11 - Ahmad Zahir - Kai Bashad Kai
12 - The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr - Farrah Galbi Aljadeed
13 - Sylia - Derhali Rayi
14 - Ken Saul - Pictures Framed In My Mind
15 - Ahmad Zahir - Kistam
16 - Chene Noir - La Musique d'Orphée

Cheers: Clément Sbaffe, G.G., Bonzzaï, Afghan 3000, Reda Boudemala

Friday, 4 January 2019

va -- Row Fisherman Row [Graham's Selection Xmas'18]


The "traditional" X-mas mixtape... a bit late this year! ... although I'm sure you'll find it well suited for the cosy winter evenings to come!
Nice melodic vibes through various music genres - Reggae with the fantastic Congos, Lybian pop with Ahmed Fakroun, 60's American pop with Lee Hazlewood, Jorge Ben's poppy Samba, Gülden Karaböcek's Anatolian pop and even South Italian pop-rocker Peppino di Capri and Japanese Gangster-pop crooner Tetsuya Watari!

Check out Brian Eno's "Burning Airlines...", opening track of his 1974 album "Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy", and his production on the weird Talking Heads track "Drugs"!

Also featured: Turkish legendary rock band Mogollar experimenting with a piano and a saz, Sven Libaek's space grooves, Hugo Montenegro's moog trips, and Daniel Delord & Features of Life's wild Mauritian sega!

Thanks: Félix, Susi, Molly, Dav, Dem, Roady