Sunday, 20 May 2012

John Fahey -- America [Takoma, 1971]


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

Bruce Haack -- The Electronic Record For Children [1969]


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]

01. sing
02. mara's moon
03. dance
04. listen
05. poppies
06. saint basil
07. upside down
08. first lady
09. echo
10. african lullaby
11. spiders
12. clapping with katy
13. goodbye

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

va -- Abandon [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]


New mixtape right here. Hope you like it.

tracklist:
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

va - Mounaw'at Lubnanieh (منوعـات لبنـانيـة) - Lebanese Varieties Vol. 3: Suzana


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.

Side-A:
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.

Side-B:
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

va -- What A Picon! [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]


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.

Truck list:
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.

Dominique Walter -- Les Petits Boudins Video


Mean but funny song written by Gainsbourg and performed by Dominique Walter in 67.