domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2011

Del Close & John Brent - How to Speak Hip and The “Do It Yourself” Psychoanalysis Kit


How To Speak Hip
01 Introduction
02 Basic Hip
03 Vocabulary Building
04 The Loose Wig
05 The Riff
06 The Hang Up
07 Put On, Put Down, Come On, Come Down, Bring Down
08 Cool
09 Uncool
10 Field Trip No. 1
11 Field Trip No. 2
12 Field Trip No. 3
13 Summary

The Do It Yourself Psychoanalysis Kit

14 General Introduction To Psychoanalysis
15 Psychological Testing
16 Diagnosis and Therapy
17 The Psychoanalytic Session
18 The Diagnosis of Dr Siegfried Gesalt

This is a 2009 CD reissue of the classic 1959 comedy record How To Speak Hip. It’s really a gas. I couldn’t post this without giving credit to Owl who posted his record rip at Holy Warbles. This reissue includes another of Close’s comedy records The Do It Yourself Psychoanalysis Kit (released the same year on Hanover) which is hilarious in and of itself.

domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011

Hi-Yo, Silver, Away! by The Lone Ranger

Lone Ranger (born Anthony Alphanso Waldron) is a Jamaican reggae deejay who recorded nine albums between the late 1970s and mid-1980s. This is his 1982 album Hi-Yo, Silver, Away!

Waldron spent much of his youth in the United Kingdom and began his recording career with Clement “Coxsone” Dodd’s Studio One label. He initially worked as a duo with Welton Irie, but soon began recording solo, having a big hit in Jamaica with “Love Bump”. He also worked on the Virgo Sound sound system. He had a number one UK reggae chart album in 1980 with Barnabus Collins. He is regarded as one of the most lyrically inventive deejays of his era, and was a major influence on British deejays of the early 1980s. He relocated to the United States in the mid-1980s, but returned to Jamaica in 1998, and began performing on sound systems once again.

Hi-Yo, Silver, Away!

01. Tom Drunk
02. Rub ‘N’ Scrub
03. Legalize The National Herb
04. Gunshot Mek Daughter Drop
05. Living As A Poor
06.Johnny Make You Bad So
07. The Clock
08. Lone Ranger and Tonto
09. Solomon
10. Love Affair Problem
11. Johnny Make You Bad So (12” Mix)
12. Taxi Gang Outside Right

My personal favorites are track #5 and #7.

martes, 5 de abril de 2011

The Art of the Panpipe (Folklore Music for the Pan Flute)

I found this record at Ed McKays Used Books And More which is where I usually spend my weekends now. It was made by an extremely obscure Los Angeles label called Olympic Records who started The Atlas Series in 1977 that featured music from all over the world. I presume the music was stolen from foreign labels that had no valid copyright in the United States. That was a common practice in the 70’s. They got lazy and left most of what was written on the record in French! I also have a Sitar album from the label if anyone wants me to upload it. The back of the record gives a brief history of the Pan Flute and similar instruments dating back to 618-900 AD. It was incredibly informative and interesting though it had little to do with the actual songs on the disc. It was also the only text translated from the original French.


Georges Schmitt – Pan Flute
Albert Levy – Organ and Piano
Roland Dyens and Jean-Pierre Semerraro – Guitar
Jean-Luc Ceddaha – Percussion


01 Folkloriana
02 Suite Bretonne
03 Aurore
04 Enfantines
05 A Mezzu Mare
06 Les Gardians
07 Si Re Do
08 Triste Est Le Ciel Folklore des Pyrénées
09 Suite Pyreneenne Los Caulets - Anem Petitons
10 La Danse de Biquette
11 Tambours de Guerre
12 Pastourelle


lunes, 14 de marzo de 2011

Gabor Szabo - High Contrast

04.Azure Blue
05.Just A Little Communication
06.If You Don't Want My Love
07.I Remember When

Marc Levine - Piano
Gabor Szabo - Electric Guitar
Bobby Womack - Rhythmic Guitar
Wolfgang Meltz - Bass
Phil Upchurch - Bass
Jim Keltner - Drums
Felix Falcon - Congas
Camelo Garcia - Tom Tom and Timbales
"The Shadow" - Tamborine and Gourd
Plus strings arrangements by Rene Hall
Produced by Tommy Li Puma

Legendary Hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo split this 1970 Blue Thumb session with equally legendary soulman Bobby Womack. Though not generally recognised Womack is a superlative guitarist who earned most of his income in the 60's from session work and writing, most notably for Wilson Pickett. This album has grown in stature since 1976 when producer Tommy Li Puma revisited Womack's composition "Breezin" with George Benson and turned the song into a million seller and Benson into a superstar. Keen ears will note that the arrangements are very close.

MP3 at 320 kbps