Thursday, 31 January 2013

Festival au Bresil - Various Artists (1968)


Supercool French compilation album of Brazilian tropicalia and samba.  I think you'll like it.


01. Edu Lobo - Ponteio
02. Caetano Veloso - Alegria, Alegria
03. Nara Leao - Carolina
04. Luiz Carlos Parana - Maria, Carnaval E Cinzas
05. MPB 4 - Gabriela
06. Gilberto Gil - Domingo No Parque
07. Gutemberg Guarabyra - Margarida
08. Marilia Medalha - Diana Pastora
09. MPB 4 - Roda Viva
10. Mercia - Festa no Terreiro Do Alaketu
11. Elis Regina - O Cantador
12. Sidney Miller - A Estrada E O Violeiro

Get it HERE.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Popular Melodies of M.S. Subbulakshmi

Incredible sounds! Staggeringly beautiful songs from one of the Indian subcontinent's most famous and respected musical artists.  I hadn't had the pleasure of hearing M.S. Subbulakshmi when I picked this little gem up in a flea market, but this is the kind of treasure that makes all the wading through stacks of old vinyl worthwhile.


01 Vandadum Cholai
02 Neeyiranga Yenil
03 Vandinamuralum
04 Malai Pozhuthinile
05 Jankarasruthi
06 Yaro Ivar Yaro
07 Kandathundo Kannan Pol
08 Oli Padaitha Kanninai
09 Vanathin Meethu

Get it HERE.

If you like this and want to hear more, then head over to Anthems for the Nation of Luobaniya where you will find more recordings and a wealth of information.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Monday, 21 January 2013

Rebby Sharp - In One Mouth and Out the Other (1989)

This is a fascinating release from New York's late eighties East Side art scene, the last gasp before the gentrification.  Rebby Sharp plays and sings a strange mix of folk and bluegrass, throwing in conscious lyrics with a fried sense of humour.  She is ably supported by guests such as the Shimmy Disc head honch, Kramer, and underground legends, Fred Frith and Tom Cora.  There's a lovely cover version of The Holy Modal Rounders' Hesitation Blues.


01         Some Men        
02         Up Jumped Chair Legs        
03         Hard Acid Rain        
04         These Venetian Eyes        
05         Just In Time        
06         I'm So Hot        
07         Crater Creek        
08         Gimmee Back My 15¢        
09         Goin' To The Roof        
10         Sittin' On Top Of The John        
11         Let The Piper Call The Tune        
12         Hesitation Blues        
13         Tar Baskets        
14         Holding Forth        
15         He Leadeth Me        
16         Walk By The Fire

Get it HERE.