Sunday, April 20, 2014

HENRY JEROME AND HIS ORCHESTRA - BRAZEN BRASS



Henry Jerome (né Henry Jerome Pasnik; 12 November 1917 New York City — 23 March 2011 Plantation, Florida) was an American big band leader, trumpeter, arranger, composer, and record company executive. Jerome formed his first dance band in 1932 in Norwich, Connecticut. His bands flourished throughout the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s. Jerome went on to become A&R director at Decca Records in 1959 and A&R director for Coral Records, a Decca subsidiary, in the late 1960s....

This album, Brazen Brass came out in 1960....

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JOKE SIMATUPANG, JULES FIOOLE & ORKES SIMANALAGI


Great 7" inch from singer Joke Simatupang with some amazing music from Jules Fioole and his Orkes Simanalagi. Check out the 4th song, Lukisan, beautiful.... This is a whole other side of Jules Fioole I haven't heard before, very experimental....


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

FRANCE GALL - POUPEE DE CIRE, POUPEE DE SON - CLADE FRANCOIS - DONNA DONNA



Bit of 60's French pop music and there's a French version and a Japanese version from both songs, pretty weird....

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LILIS SURJANI & EKA SAPTA - PERMATA BUNDA



This one's AMAZING, some of the best stuff I've heard from Lilis Suryani. Eka Sapta in in great form, playing jazzy tunes. Specially check out the killer blues track Sabar Menanti....

If you like this, there's lots of her albums to download elsewhere on this blog....

And you can read about Lilis Suryani here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilis_Suryani

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MAT BITEL - PROMO ALBUM






Here's a collector's item and a very rare one at that, the promo-album (for radio stations) from the Mat Mitle band from Bandung, active in the 80's and they still perform from time to time... This only came out as a cassette and even those are quiet rare now adays, I've posted a copy from a cassette copy once here from this album... As you can guess from their name they were heavily influenced by The Beatles, but these are all own songs and this is a pretty good album, some psychedelics sprinkled here and there, and yes all very Beatle like. This is a pretty good album and very, very hard to find....

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BLACKBUSTER - SALSA



This one is great for all you dj's out there, Blackbuster, a funk/disco band from the Philipines, all the tracks run nicely into each other, non-stop disco and funk! This album came out in 1975, great stuff....

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DALAAT FAKHAT - AGAEB EL RAKASAT EL SABAA



Amazing album this, from Egypt by an artist called Dalaat Fakhat, and Agaeb El Rakasat El Sabaa means The Miracles of 7 Dances, that's all the information I've been able to find, very, very beautiful music, very danceable too....

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TUTI SUBARDJO & ORKES SAHABAT LAMA


Nice 60's garage 7" from Tuti Subardjo with Orkes Sahabat Lama....


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Friday, April 18, 2014

WONG CHING YIAN



After listening to this and a few others I've posted from him, I really have to say, Wong Ching Yian is a genius, "The Elvis Of Singapore", you can read about him here:

http://drgblogsupreme.wordpress.com/2014/03/22/interview-with-the-elvis-of-singapore-huang-qing-yuan/

Amazing 60's garage and rock n roll....

http://www.adrive.com/public/Xvfx3f/wong%20ching%20yian.rar

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HARRY NOERDIE & ORKES PELANGI - TJINTA MESRAKU



Nice 60's garage 7" from Harry Noerdie and Orkes Pelangi....

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PETE RUGOLO AND HIS ORCHESTRA - 10 SAXOPHONES AND 2 BASSES


Pietro "Pete" Rugolo (December 25, 1915 – October 16, 2011) was an Italian-born American jazz composer and arranger. And here's a great album from him, lots of be-bop and a lot of it reminds me of Charles Mingus....

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THE STAPLE SINGERS - SWING LOW SWEET CHARIOT



Check out this absolutely amazing album from The Staple Singers, combining gospel with the Delta Blues, amazing album this and this came out in 1963 but this one is the Japanese 1978 re-issue....


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NAVAJO ROUND DANCE



The Navajo (Navajo: Diné or Naabeehó) of the Southwestern United States are the largest federally recognized tribe of the United States of America with 300,048 enrolled tribal members. The Navajo Nation constitutes an independent governmental body, which manages the Navajo Indian reservation in the Four Corners area of the United States. The Navajo language is spoken throughout the region with most Navajo capable of speaking English as well.

As of 2011, the states with the largest Navajo populations are Arizona (140,263), and New Mexico (108,306). Over three-quarters of the Navajo population reside in these two states....

And here you have some of their traditional music....


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

THE THUNDERBIRDS - MY HULA GIRL


Here's another 7" from 60's Singapore band The Thunderbirds....


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STANLEY WILSON - PAGAN LOVE



Fantastic Exotica album from Stanley Wilson that came out in 1961, all the songs on this album are about mating rituals all over the World.... Listening to this remembers me of watching Johnny Weismuller in those old Tarzan movies when I was a kid, 6,7 years old, Tarzan entering the forbidden city and this kind of music plays....

You can read all about this great album here:

http://www.ambientexotica.com/exorev121_stanleywilson_pg/

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CHARLES MAGNANTE - MOODS FOR MODERS



( From http://www.spaceagepop.com/ )

Charles Magnante was what you'd call an accordionist's accordionist. Three-time President of the American Accordion Association, Magnante helped raise the accordion from its image as a hokey folk instrument to recognition as a serious instrument capable of a wide range of styles. If it missed that mark in the popular eye and landed just this side of "Lady of Spain" hokeyness, the fault is certainly not Magnante's.

Although he got his start squeezing out (or, as the accordion's sex symbol, Dick Contino, puts it, humping out) "O Sole Mio" in Italian restaurants, Magnante steadily moved away from this stereotypical setting. For much of the 1940s, he was, with Tony Mottola on guitar and George Wright on organ, a fixture of CBS radio, providing the network with its own version of the early Three Suns. Like Mottola, he remained a member of the CBS musical staff for many years while working a steady series of studio sessions on the side. He also worked with musical publishers on instructional books and arrangements of popular and classical tunes for the accordion. More than a few Magnante arrangements are still considered standards for the instrument.

Magnante was certainly one of Enoch Light's favorite accordionists, for he was the only one Light featured as a performer on two of his three labels. Magnante recorded two albums on Grand Award and three on Command. Magnante stayed to conventional material on all of these, preferring to showcase his skills as an interpreter rather than his proficiency on the instrument. But, then, it's no small feat to tackle an airy little bossa nova number like "One Note Samba" on the accordion and not bludgeon it over into "Lady of Spain"-land. The gonifs at MCA, as conductor William Steinberg called them, did Magnante a disservice, then, in titling the double-LP reissue of his Command recordings Accordion Bellicosity. Magnante made art, not war, with his accordion.

He was born 7 December 1905 in New York City, New York and died on December 1986, in Westchester, New York. Here's a nice jazzy easy listening album from him that came out in 1959....

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Monday, April 14, 2014

THE FELA SOWANDE RHYTHM GROUP - MOONLIGHT AND ROSES




(From Wikipedia)

Olufela (Fela) Obafunmilayo Sowande (b. Abeokuta, Nigeria, May 1905; d. Ravenna, Ohio, United States, 13 March 1987) was a Nigerian musician and composer. Considered the father of modern Nigerian art music, Sowande is perhaps the most internationally known African composer of works in the European "classical" idiom.

Sowande was born in Abeokuta, near Lagos, the son of Emmanuel Sowande, a priest and pioneer of Nigerian church music. As a child he sang in the Choir of the Cathedral Church of Christ. He studied at the C.M.S. Grammar School and at King's College, Lagos.[2] The influence of his father and Dr T. K. Ekundayo Phillips (composer, organist and choirmaster) was an important factor in his early years. At that time, Sowande was a chorister and was introduced to new Yoruba works being introduced into the churches. During that period, he studied organ under Phillips (including works by Bach and European classical masters), and earned the Fellowship Diploma (FRCO) from the Royal College of Organists. At that time, he was also a bandleader, playing jazz and popular highlife music. All of these had considerable influence on his work.

In 1934 Sowande went to London to study European classical and popular music. In 1936, he was solo pianist in a performance of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. He also played as duo-pianist with Fats Waller, and was theatre organist for the BBC as organist and Choirmaster at Kingsway Hall (unfortunately recently demolished) London and as pianist in the 1936 production of Blackbirds. He also played organ in some recordings by Dame Vera Lynn. Later, he studied organ privately under Edmund Rubbra, George Oldroyd, and George Cunningham and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in 1943, winning the Limpus, Harding and Read Prizes.

He also won several prizes and obtained a Bachelor of Music degree at the University of London and became a Fellow of Trinity College of Music. He also worked as musical advisor for the Colonial Film Unit of the Ministry of Information during the Second World War, providing background music for educational films.

From 1945, he was a renowned organist and choirmaster at the West London Mission of the Methodist Church until 1952, and a considerable amount of organ music dates from this period. These are based on Nigerian melodies that gave a special appeal to the Black members of his congregation in the early years of migration from Africa and the Caribbean. Also during this time, he became known as a dance pianist, bandleader, and Hammond organist, playing popular tunes of the day.

Western and African ideas prevail in his music which included organ works such as Yorùbá Lament, Obangiji, Kyrie, Gloria, Jesu Olugbala, and Oba Aba Ke Pe. Most of these show a strong influence of Anglican Church music combined with Yoruba pentatonic melodies.

His orchestral works include Six Sketches for Full Orchestra, A Folk Symphony, and African Suite for string orchestra, and show African rhythmic and harmonic characteristics. The final movement of African Suite became known to Canadian audiences as the theme of the popular CBC music program Gilmour's Albums,[3] and is now a Canadian orchestral standard.[4] He also wrote a significant amount of secular and sacred choral music, mainly a cappella. Some of these works were composed during his period with the BBC Africa Service. He went back to Africa to scholarly work with the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation and later the University of Ibadan. In 1968 he moved to Howard University in Washington, D.C., then the University of Pittsburgh.

In the last years of his life Sowande taught in the Department of Pan-African Studies at Kent State University, and lived in nearby Ravenna, Ohio with his wife, Eleanor McKinney, who was one of the founders of Pacifica Radio. He is buried in Randolph Township, Ohio.

Sowande also held the title "Chief Bariyo of Lagos".

There is currently a move to set up a centre to research and promote his works, as many remain unpublished or are out of print.

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THE WYNNERS - LET'S ROCK


Here's another album from The Wynners, the movie score for the 1975 movie Let's Rock....

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THE HAPPY VILLAGE - MANDARIN POPULAR DANCE MUSIC


Ans some more Chinese traditional music....

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PICKING TEA - MANDARIN POPULAR DANCE MUSIC


Here's a bit of Chinese traditional music....

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

TERRY SNYDER AND THE ALL STARS - PERSUASIVE PERCUSSION


Here's jazz drummer Terry Snyder's beautiful album Persuasive Percussion and this is the 1971 Quadraphonic re-issue. It originally came out in 1959 with this cover:


I've seen this one too, quiete often actually and will get a copy soon, just to listen to the difference in sound because the sound quality of this album is AMAZING....

He's got Artie Marotti, Dick Hyman, Dominic Cortese, Jack Lesberg, Stanley Webb, Teddy Sommer, Tony Mottola and Willie Rodriguez playing with him and Enoch Light as the producer so to call this group The All Stars is not a misnomer....

You can read all about this terrific album here:


http://www.ambientexotica.com/exorev116_terrysnyder_pp/



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CATERINA VALENTE




Caterina Valente (born 14 January 1931, Paris, France) is an Italian singer,guitarist, dancer, and actress. She was born into an Italian artist family. Her father, Giuseppe, was a well-known accordion player; her mother, Maria, a musical clown. She had three siblings, one of whom, Silvio, was also active in show business....

Here are 3 great 7"es from here, latin, jazzy music, chancons and a killer version of Mack The Knife (in French)....

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WALDJINAH - O, SARINAH


I already posted this beautiful krontjong album from Waldjinah a long, long time ago, here's a much better copy....

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TONY BAUWENS SEXTET - KE ATAS



( From http://www.jazzinbelgium.com )

"Sir Anthony", the aristocrat of the piano, was born in Renaix on June 5 1936.
By 1950 he was already playing with local bands. After his discharge from the army, about 1958, he founded his own combo.

On January 1st 1962 he starts his professional career, as a musician, in Brussels.

In 1964 he joins the combo of singer DIDIAN, Latin music and jazz standards. The professional partnership, later on, blossomed into marriage.

1972, Tony replaces Bob PORTER within the trio of bass player Roger VAN HAVERBEKE, as well as in the SADI quartet, with which he recorded a LP.
1974 Tony is a big hit, as soloist, at the Middelheim Festival in Antwerp which is organized by the BRT radio. Following which he is hired to play with the BRT jazz orchestra, under the leadership of another native of Renaix, Etienne VERSCHUEREN.
With Etienne, on the alto sax, he forms the group the Bop Friends, a bebop quintet with Nicolas FISSETTE (tp), the late Freddy ROTTIER (drs) and Roger VANHAVERBEKE (bs).
Aside from the "Bop Friends" and the "Sadi Quartet", Tony accompanied a myriad of celebrities passing through Belgium and also abroad. TOOTS, of course, during few years, Dexter GORDON, Frank ROSOLINO, Lockjaw DAVIS, Johnny GRIFFIN, Clark TERRY, Art FARMER, Jimmy RANEY, Slide HAMPTON, Georgie FAME, Pepper ADAMS, Tony COE, Peter KING and others... He also accompanied a number of singers like Greetje KAUFFELD, Rachel GOULD, Karin KROG, Caerina VALENTE and even... Shirley BASSEY, in 1975.
That same year, he goes on a tour to Russia, 3 weeks, with the BRT jazz orchestra.

1982 Tony parts from VANHAVERBEKE and forms his "TONY BAUWENS SEXTET" with young talented musicians such as Bert JORIS, Marc GODFROID, Philip VENNEMAN, Marc VAN GARSSE and Tony GYSELINCK.
Tony Bauwens sextet 1983 : recording of LP "Ke Atas"(Jazz cats) with his sextet.
1984 with his sextet represents Belgium at the Cascais summer festival, in Portugal.
1987 The two BRT orchestras merge (jazz orchestra & big band) and what remains is a big band and a combo based upon the rhythm section of the jazz orchestra. Tony assumes the leadership of the combo and realizes many recordings with a large number of soloists and young Belgian talents.
1991, April 1st, the big band and combo are scrapped.
As consequence, Sadi, persuaded by Tony, decides to reform a new quartet with Tony, with whom he played for a decade, Bart DE NOLF (bass) and Tony GYSELINCK (drs).
Among their numerous appearances are the Brussels Jazz Rally, Düsseldorf Rally in 1992 and that of Seville in Spain.
1994, February, recording of a CD with the SADI Quartet.
1995 : reissue of the LP "Ke Atas" (1983) on CD (B Sharp), recording of a CD "Mister Blue-Etienne Verschueren", a CD with violin player Xavier CLAYES featuring old recordings of the BRT.
1996, August, recording of a CD with Belgian singer Peter HENS with Jean-Louis RASSINFOSSE (bs), Tony GYSELINCK (dr).

Meanwhile, Tony continued playing with SADI, in trio and all sort of other bands and combinations.

Tony BAUWENS died on February 17, 2009, from a heart attack.

Ke Atas means To The Top in Indonesian language....

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

FELA KUTI - KALAKUTA SHOW



Here's Fela's Kalakuta Show album that came out in 1976 and this album is about how the cops came and attacked Fela's compound (which was named The Kalakuta Republic. It wasn't the only attack, the army attacked his place already in 1974 and they attacked again in 1977, beating and raping and burning the place down to the ground....

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FELA KUTI - SHAKARA



Here's another Fela album, this came out in 1972 in Afrika and this is the 1985 Dutch re-issue...

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Friday, April 11, 2014

JACQUES LOUSSIER TRIO - PLAY BACH VOL. 4



Oh man what an amazing album this is, jazz interpretations of Bach. I've got volume 4 and I hope I'll be able to find the other albums too 'cause I love this!!! This album came out in 1963....

From Wikipedia:

The Jacques Loussier Trio was a French Third Stream jazz piano trio that became known for their Jazz interpretations of European classical music. They were commonly known in France as "le trio Play Bach" after the title of their LPs.

The trio was formed in 1959 by French pianist Jacques Loussier, bass player Pierre Michelot, and percussionist Christian Garros. They reworked mostly Baroque music, in particular by Johann Sebastian Bach, but also Vivaldi and other composers, to fit their own style and instruments.

The group was commercially successful but less popular with critics and jazz purists. They toured Germany in 1966.

In 1985, Jacques Loussier formed a new trio with percussionist André Arpino, and double-bassist Vincent Charbonnier.


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