Wednesday 28 March 2012

va -- Fast Spinning Wax [Tristes Humanistes Mixtape]

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: 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

Lucho Bermudez - El Padre De La Cumbia

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
6. Mantequilla
7. La Bramadora
8. Tolu
9. Navidad Negra
10. Mapale Sabroso
11. Danza Negra
12. Prende La Vela - Toto la Momposina

Be Colombian here

Friday 9 March 2012

Orlando Julius & His Afro Sounders -- Orlando's Afro Ideas [1969-1972]

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