Monday, 10 December 2012
A tape of fine tunes in the usual spirit. Hope you like it.
01 - Alick Nkhata's Band - Sunsistance
02 - Elizeth Cardoso - Na Cadência Do Samba
03 - Abel Ferreira - Chorando Baixinho
04 - Michael Angelo - Nubian Queen
05 - Gino Washington - Like My Baby
06 - Ike Gordon - Your Close Friend
07 - Folkgroup Naks - Wanaisa Ju Mu Jere Begi
08 - Sun Ra - Watusa
09 - Sven Libaek - News From The Exchange
10 - Alain Goraguer - Au Dela De La Peur
11 - Googoosh - Angoshtar Hezaar Negin
12 - Baligh Hamdi - Mizmar
13 - Radujevac - Cintec Alu Nasu Lunita
14 - Belf's Rumanian Orchestra - Fun Der Chupe
15 - Unknown
16 - Taiwan Tribesmen - Ali Mountain Girl
17 - Sun Ra - A Foggy Day
18 - Philip Cohran & the Artistic Heritage Ensemble - On The Beach
Saturday, 8 December 2012
A super nice mix from SpatzHabibi, two friendly Berliners. This one in particular fits real well on this blog, but you should check out the rest.
(05:34)Gabor Szabo – Raga Doll
(09:10)Girma Bèyènè – Ené Nègn Bay Manèsh
(13:06)Ahmad Zahir – Che Kelaf Sar Zad Az Mah
(17:08)Okay Temiz – Dokuz Sekiz
(21.39)M. Ashraf feat. Nahid Akhtar - Sheeshy Ki Botal
(26:45)Mohammad & David – Eva Maria
(32:38)Dollar Brand – Kramat
(39:03)Gabor Szabo – Ravi
(41:55)Melodica Teens Band – Mwekuru Muthao
(45:20)Mulatu Astatke – Ené Alantchi Alnorem
(50:06)Ural Thomas – Smile
(53:05)Abner Jay – Cocaine
(59:28)Amanar – Majrad Ajen
(64:11)Na Hawa Doumbia – Dan Tè Dinyé La
Thursday, 15 November 2012
A little more dirty and psychedelic than usual, here's the new TH compilation.
01 - François de Roubaix - Les Dunes D'Ostende
02 - Ahmed Malek - Le Suicide
03 - Ahmed Malek - Hira
04 - The Surfers - Love Theme From Romeo Juliet
05 - Harumi - Hello
06 - Baris Manço & Les Mistigris - Il Arrivera
07 - Fikret Kizilok - Kiz Ayse
08 - Erkin Koray - Bir Eylul Aksami
09 - Illaiyaraaja - Kanavu Ondru feat. S. Janaki
10 - Haydeh - Vay Be Halesh
11 - Cheb Khaled - Sratli
12 - Sumit Satchathep - Kho Than Rak
13 - Phet Photharam - Khon Chai Rai
14 - Abd Al-Aziz Daoud - Iyak Wa Dary
15 - Ahmed Abdul-Malik - El Ghada (The Jungle)
16 - Ahmed Malek - Les Vacances de l'Inspecteur Tahar
17 - Fantastic Voices Of Joy - What a Friend We Have In Jesus
18 - Dariush Eghbali - Mehmone Nakhondeh
19 - Marta Mäesatu - Eesti Karjaselaulud
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Friday, 19 October 2012
Latest selection of particularly slow and sublime music to fit on a C60 tape. See tracklist below, and get ready for autumn.
01 Karen Bergeon - Sans tambour ni trompette...
02 Duanpan Oapinna - Missing of a Thai singer
03 Golden Snake (Taboo)
04 Martin Denny - Hypnotique
05 Wu Jing-Hwai - Night Wind While Travelling
06 Vigen & Delkash
07 Yabancilar - Agit
08 Aksak Maboul - Scratch Holiday
09 Dziga Vertov - Enthusiasm! The Dombass Symphony
10 National Jazz du Dahomey - Gonnou An Gbemou
11 Getatchew Mekurya
12 Rio Band de Dakar - Vamos A Bailar
13 All Star Orchestra with July Tan - Jauh Dari Mata
14 Vigen - Bi Saranjam
15 Isaac Haney + The Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir - At a time like this (part one)
16 Marika Papagika - An S'Agapo Ki 'Ein Oniro
17 Io. Yeorgakopoulou & H. Mavridhis - Mi Se Planepsan Ta Lefta
18 Lata Mangeshkar - Maee Mhano Supnama Parnare Dinanath
Karen, j'espère que tu es d'accord...
Monday, 24 September 2012
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Live recording of a 1973 performance by oud master and singer Farid El Atrache, with a crazy, roaring crowd. Ripped from an old tape.
Monday, 17 September 2012
I just purchased many tapes of Raï-type music that were produced in France in the 90's and was surprised to find none of them available on the internet. There is also virtually no information about the labels that released them, and little about the singers. So I decided to post them on a new blog, hoping that some people will help me write the story of this very short yet prolific period of tape dealing in Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Genève and Bruxelles.
Check it out and link it up: http://foundtapes.blogspot.fr/
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
One more mixtape with more dancy/groovy stuff. Do you recognize the man watching the pretty dancer on the cover?
01. The Andrew Sisters - Bei Mir Bist Du Schön
02. Red Nichols & His World Famous Pennies - Jungle Fever
03. DaoBandon - Mae Jom Kalon
04. Unknown - Ling-Job-Meu-Sua
05. Vincent Martin & His Bahamians - Coconut Water Rum & Gin
06. Lee Perry - Throw Some Water In
07. Ga-Mashiebii - Wuobi (Akroma)
08. Melodica Teens Band - Mwekuru Muthao
09. Quantic y Su Conjunto Los Miticos Del Ritmo - Cumbia de Mochilla
10. Lucho Bermudez - Tambores de Chambacu
11. Piero Umiliani - Danza Jazz
12. The Harbours Band - Koma Mosi
13. Slim Smith - This Feeling
14. Bunker Hill - Hide & Go See Pt.1
15. Samuel Belay - Aynotchesh Yerèfu
16. Gyedu Blay Ambolley - Burkina Faso
17. The Funkees - Akula Owu Onyeara
18. Amédée Pierre et l'Ivoiro Star - Aze-Ni
Sunday, 29 July 2012
Sixty minutes of nice music, right here fer download - and a tracklist below. Hope you like it.
(it was the wrong link but now corrected)
01 - Baligh Hamdi - Souma
02 - Phongsi Woranut - Bar Hua Chai
03 - D. Gongos or Bayiaderas - Hash Smoking Chicks
04 - Noubar Bey & Party - Fantaisie Maggiar
05 - Giao Linh - Giac Ngu Cô Ðon
06 - Yod Ruk - Unknown
07 - Giao Linh - Chuyen Tàu Hoàng Hôn
08 - Mohammed Jamal - A'achik Ghayour
09 - Bruce Haack - Saint Basil
10 - Eddie Siagbo & El Rego Et Ses Commandos - Muletekpo Wo
11 - Celestine Ukwu - Okwukwe Na Nchekwube
12 - S. E. Rogie - Please Go Easy With Me
13 - Suni McGrath - Picnic on the Moor
14 - Santo & Johnny - Slave Girl
15 - Lighty Singers of Estill, SC - In The Morning When The Trumpet Is Sounding
16 - Boswell Sisters - Shout Sister Shout
17 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Hear Voices
18 - The Ventures - Fear
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Let's leave politics alone and enjoy this 7" by unknown band Bees 'n' B-Mice. This is some kind of punk music from the french alps, featuring my good friend Tello, and released on Benny Gordini's Larsen Recordz.
A1 - Walkin' Like An Empty Cunt
A2 - Life's Just Beginning
B1 - Life's Short And Round A Bit
B2 - We Don't Have Time For The Little Things
Sunday, 20 May 2012
1971 album by John Fahey. This is the 1998 reissue featuring 9 initially unreleased songs, but with an abridged version of "Mark 1:15".
1. Jesus Is a Dying Bedmaker – 4:20
2. Amazing Grace (John Newton) – 2:18
3. Song #3 – 1:48
4. Special Rider Blues (Skip James) – 3:03
5. Dvorák (Antonín Dvořák, arranged by Fahey) – 3:42
6. Jesus Is a Dying Bedmaker 2 – 3:23
7. Finale – 3:10
8. America – 7:40
9. Dalhart, Texas, 1967 – 11:01
10. Knoxville Blues (Sam McGee) – 3:07
11. Mark 1:15 – 14:18
12. Voice of the Turtle – 15:42
13. The Waltz That Carried Us Away and Then a Mosquito Came and Ate Up My Sweetheart – 5:49
Saturday, 19 May 2012
Monday, 14 May 2012
Check out this, boys and girls! Way, way out stuff by canadian weirdo Bruce Haack. Recently reissued on Mississippi Records.
"Bruce Haack made some of the weirdest, most zonked electronic pop known to man, but he didn't get enough credit for it at the time. His first records were coming out in the early '60s, and Moog music technology was just getting into the hands of musicians, so a lot of the pioneering tunes from that era were full of wild experimentation and sounds people were hearing for the very first time. They're fascinating listens now, but audiences at the time just weren't there yet. Thankfully, Haack's records stood the test of time, and he's since received a fair amount of posthumous acclaim thanks to reissues of several of his best records (Electric Lucifer, Haackula) in the last decade." [C. Cantino]
02. mara's moon
06. saint basil
07. upside down
08. first lady
10. african lullaby
12. clapping with katy
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
New mixtape right here. Hope you like it.
01 - Nitta-Jo - Sahara
02 - Kaba Joseph & Le Groupe Rythmique Ngoma - Bana T'Atomic Jazz
03 - Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night
04 - Orchestre Del's Jazz Biguine - Complainte
05 - Unknown Artist - Abandon
06 - Tchade, Mariola & Oliveira - Canta Del Negro
07 - Maurice Sempore & L'Harmonie Voltaique - Baas Ninr Don Sing
08 - Unknown Artist - Hai Clum Dong
09 - Unknown Artist - Kathik Nganggo Nglirik
10 - Robin Ghosh - Sharafat
11 - V. Palaniyandi - Vendinen
12 - Stelios Kazantzidis & Katy Grey - Apopse Fila Me
13 - Blind Alfred Reed - How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live
14 - John Fahey - Buck Dancer's Choice
15 - Alphonse 'Bois Sec' Ardoin - La Valse D' Oberlin
16 - Yumba - Lufino Karia - Yakulanda Adamo
17 - Magwere Blind School Band - Chinama
18 - Menelik Wossenachew with Mulatu Astatke & The All Star Band - Tezeta
19 - Donovan - Sunny Goodge Street
Sunday, 6 May 2012
My lil' brother scored this tape from an obscur shop some time ago - I play it over and over again in my car since then. The thing is I don't have sufficient education to decypher the names of songs or singers, or of the compilation itself. Even the fact that it comes from Lebanon was only deduced by the presence on the sleeve of the green cedar. If anyone can help decode a few words (the title at least) from the cover above, I would be very grateful.
Get it here.
* So we now got all the info thanks to Pr. Hammer, who solved the mystery in record time. Read through the comments for all of it.
01.) Suzana - Carl S.
02.) Laila Ya Laila (Laila, Oh Laila) - Tony Abu-Judeh.
03.) Ashrah, Iedash, T'nash (Ten (o'clock) , Eleven, Twelve) - Melhem Barakat & The Rahbani Brothers.
04.) Sa'alouni Eiouni A'anak (My Eyes Asked Me, Where Are You) - Muna Farid.
05.)Salma Ya Salama (Happy Trails And Farewell) - Afaf Dagher.
01.) Oumri Kan (My Life's Wasted) - Mohammed Sharif.
02.) Haddi A'asabak (Relax) - Albert Farhan.
03.) Battal A'ajebha (She Feels Haughty Now) - Nazieh El-Moughrabi.
04.) Ya Asmar (Oh Dark-Skinned One) - George Karam.
05.) (Hal) Kadabeh (This Liar) - Yousef Harfous.
Talking about Pr. Hammer, I highly recommend you check his encyclopedic paper about Cheb Khaled.
Thank you for everything, Sir.
Friday, 4 May 2012
A treat here with this compilation prepared by our now famous (and alcoholic) Roady. 'What A Picon!' features dancy tunes and more emotional shite to play loud on your ghetto blaster this summer. I didn't ask him what he thinks of the cover, but to be honest I don't give a toss.
01 - Nazir Ali feat. Nahid Akhtar and Mehnaz - Happy Chrismis
02 - Shang - There she goes
03 - Claude McLin - Jambo
04 - Rungpetch Laemsing - Ban Nork Dee Nae
05 - Wadih Essafi - Aandak Baharia Ya Rayess
06 - Doc Watson - Sitting On Top Of The World
07 - Jesse Pearson - I've got the feeling I'm falling
08 - Orlando Julius and his Afro-Sounders - Afro-Blues
09 - Le Thu - Sao bien
10 - Ros Sereysothea - If You Wish To Love Me
11 - Billy Byrd & his Penguins - Boom pacha boom
12 - Los Demonios de Corocochay - La Chichera
13 - Omar Khorshid - Rahbaniyat (Rahbani Variations)
14 - Rev Jamel - Walking On The Moon
15 - Benjamin S. - Digebukin
Have a bite!
You may want to consult his rag of a blog, with more comps, silliness and pictures of him naked.
Saturday, 14 April 2012
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Monday, 2 April 2012
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
There is a web page with a series of 5850 78 rpm records from someone's collection. They're divided into 7 categories: Arabic, Japanese, Greek, Italian, French, Russian and Latin. I made a selection of 21 songs, but go check out the rest if you like: http://78records.cdbpdx.com/ All the labels have been scanned, but the titles in arabic, cyrillic or greek alphabets are not decyphered. I'm not any better at doing so, so I added the labels to the zip. The tape has Brazilian, Latin, Arabic (Egyptian, I think) and Russian songs on side A, and Greek songs on side B. All 128kbps I'm afraid.
Here it is.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Luis Eduardo Bermúdez was a colombian musician & composer. In the late 30's, after being a member of big/marching bands, he started to direct his own orchestras. Mainly performing in Colombia, he soon got the world's attention for his witty and wild songs, based on traditional colombian music (porros, gaitas, bolleros & new-born cumbia) with a tropico-american twist.
Here is a compilation of his famous 'Grandes Exitos' for the dancefloor, alongside darker, slower tunes sang by mysterious divas, who probably looked a bit like this:
1. Mi Cumbia
2. Arroz Con Coco
3. Colombia Tierra Querida
4. Caminito de Guarenas
5. Tambores de Chambacu
7. La Bramadora
9. Navidad Negra
10. Mapale Sabroso
11. Danza Negra
12. Prende La Vela - Toto la Momposina
Be Colombian here
Friday, 9 March 2012
Re-issued on short-lifed label EkoSound (a Soundway Records's side project) in 2003, these 'afro ideas' are Nigerian magic!
Here comes the groove
Here comes the groove
Sunday, 26 February 2012
An early-spring selection of more-or-less danceable tunes for you to enjoy. A kind of follow up to the 'End Of The World Party' series you can still find on ze right.
01--Arun Amin & Bonnie Remedios--Hippie Hindustani
02--Trinidad & Tobago Steel All Stars--Do Your Thing
03--Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou--Malin Kpon O
04--Umtali Chipisa Band--Zuwa Rashona
06--Michi Sarmiento y su Combo Bravo--Cumbia Raja
07--Banda Bajera de San Pelayo--Descarga en Cumbia
08--Iqbal Quereshi--Unknown (from Love in Simla)
09--M. Ashraf--Unknown (from Ibadat Vol.II)
10--Nestor Hountondji & Les Doyens--Mé Adomi Nan
11--Kwamy & O.K. Jazz--Tika kobebisa muana
12--Vicky & O.K. Jazz--Una bella muchacha
14--Gary Davis and His Professor--The Pop
15--Baligh Hamdi--Qissat Hob
17--The Green Arrows--Nyoka Yendara
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Sunday, 12 February 2012
Been some time now. Here's a new comp with sublime music from everywhere. Thanks to all the friends and bloggers who contributed without knowing: Perez Zeledon, Graham Mushnik, Mohahaha, Asparagus Dave, Jeremy, Claire, Roady, Thomas and more. A drink to all of them, and one to Tony and his wife. Also one to Owl for courage.
01 helmut qualtinger: marcia funebre/drei gaunze schüleng
02 sun ra: tony's wife
03 unknown: chemirocha (jimmy rogers)
04 hoang oanh: mua xuan nay anh hat quanh nam
05 yao su yong: unknown
06 orchestre paillote: kadia blues
07 mahmoud ahmed: unknown
08 luiz eca & sagrada familia: please garcon
09 vinicius de moraes: berimbau
10 rasha: leali
11 le thu: sao bien
12 aksak maboul: ciobane
13 centaurus: carinha di bo pai
14 kamil efendi: hicaz taksim 1
15 willamu osale: usimalize mali
16 nji raden hadji djoeleha: lindeuk djapati
17 romke de waard: cylinder music box
18 robert wyatt: alifib
The cover looks a bit pale because it was made with a pencil, but it works fine when printed out, I think.