Wednesday 28 December 2011

va - Let's Go Calypso! -- Top Singers And Bands From The Bahamas [195?]

"Features King Scratch and the Bay Street Boys, ca. late 1950s. "These two acts," the brief liner notes attest, "have long been favorites in the islands and many a tourist has felt the gay and carefree spell they cast with the charm of their readings and infectious Calypso rhythms. This is as much a part of the islands as the palm trees or lovely beaches." Despite a preponderance of cruiseship standards (e.g., "Marianne," "Sly Mongoose," "Jamaica Farewell," "Donkey Wants Water"), the performances are refreshingly "native" and highlighted by raucous percussion. Meaning, these recordings were not prettied up for export." [I. Chusid]

Here lives it.

Friday 23 December 2011

Les Chakachas -- Eso Es El Amor & 11 More Songs On RCA [196x]

"The Chakachas were a group of Belgian-based studio musicians, formed and led by Gaston Boogaerts, who served as the group's arranger. They first appeared during the early '60s, recording a playful mixture of Latin music, jazz, and European-style exotica."

So here we have three early 60's Eps by them. I finally took a bit of time to rip a few records. Get them here.

RCA 75.117
a1 - Eso Es El Amor
a2 - Canalla
b1 - Ma-Ma-Du
b2 - Tou Bou Dou

RCA 75.119
a1 - Guapacha
a2 - Arriba La Conga
b1 - Chouchou
b2 - Pa La Paloma

RCA 75.123
a1 - El Charlatan
a2 - Conga Del Mayorar
b1 - Serenata Negra
b2 - Conga Maye

Saturday 10 December 2011

va - GIME SOME CHEWING GUM! (Graham's Vinyl Rips Vol.1) [Mixtape GRHM#02]

Here's a selection of 18 songs ripped from my record collection, it includes a lot of 60's R'n'b and Soul-Jazz, some Psychedelic, Reggae or Cajun Zydeco, a couple of experimental soundtracks...

1. Grundig Announcer - Apollo 70 (excerpt)
2. Mel Torme - Right Now
3. Danny Brown - Chewing Gum
4. The Emperors - Karate
5. Nino Ferrer - Les Cornichons
6. Delano Stewart - Dance With Me
7. The Tony Hatch Orchestra - Out Of This World
8. Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier - Jericho Jerk
9. Cannonball Adderley - Why (am I treated so bad)
10. Betty Harris - Ride Your Pony
11. Sun Ra - Tony's Wife
12. Humane Society - Eternal Prison
13. Clifton Chenier - Zydeco Son Pas Sale
14. J.B. Lenoir - I Feel So Good
15. Ko Ko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle
16. Garnett Mimms - Look Away
17. The Fabulous Playboys - Honky Tonk Woman
18. Kenny Graham & His Satellites - Sunday

Get it here.
(new link)
Vol. 2 to come very soon!