Monday, 27 January 2014

The Wailing Souls - Wailing Souls (Studio One Roots Reggae)

This 1975 Studio One compilation collects a number of sides the legendary vocal group, The Wailing Souls, recorded with Sir Coxone Dodd in 1969 and 1970.  This is sweet roots goodness that might just help knock the rough edges off your day.


01         Back Out With It    
02         Mr. Fire Coal Man    
03         Run My People    
04         Thou Shall Not Steal    
05         Row Fisher Man    
06         Real Rock    
07         Got To Be Cool    
08         Pack Up    
09         Can't Catch Me    
10         Hot Road

Get it HERE.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe ‎– Ndi Ochongonoko

There really isn't much I could say that would do this beautiful music and this phenomenal artist justice.  I just don't have the words to describe the feelings of serenity these songs foster in me.  Hopefully that is enough of an incentive for you to check out this beautiful album. And then if you are similarly struck, maybe you'll check out the other Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe LPs posted here at Snap, Crackle & Pop, and elsewhere around the internet.  You might even nurture a little obsession like the one I've had this past few years.

By way of a taste, here is a wonderful live performance from the Chief's Nigerian TV show:


01         Ndi Ochongonoko    
02         Yoba Chukwu    
03         Nnwa Dinkpa    
04         Uwa Ebuka 

Get it HERE.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Banda Juventud Amantes del Folklore - Carnaval en Oruro

Happy New Year good people! I sincerely hope you enjoyed your festivities, if that is you celebrate according to the Gregorian calendar.  If not, then I hope all is well in your world.
I'd like to start 2014 with a bit of a bang so today I present to you a strange and beautiful vintage recordings of Carnaval music from the Plurinational State of Bolivia.  This is marching music played by drummers and a large brass band, designed to keep the festivities moving through the streets of the city.  The Carnaval itself looks like a wild and colourful event blending pagan and Christian traditions in a riot of noise, fireworks, dancing and probably very strong alcohol.  You can read more about the Carnaval (which takes place in February) over at wikipedia, and here's a link to the official website.

Here is some footage of the Diablada's dance troupe:


01 Morenada Multicolor
02 Morenada Central
03 Diablada Tradicional
04 Huayno Tradicional
05 Carnaval en Oruro
06 Comparsa en Machacamarca
07 Recuerdo en Copacabana
08 Diablada Tradicional de Oruro
09 Recuerdo en Patapani
10 Diablada Tradicional 2
11 Cariño de un Artista
12 Union Norteña

Get it HERE.