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