Thursday, February 27, 2014

VARIOUS JAIPONGAN GROUPS


Here's a bunch of jaipongan groups from around Bandung. Taken these off vcd's that are being sold as a way of promoting these groups, there's usually a contact adress or phone number on the cover or on the screen when you watch these video's. They're dirt cheap, mostly around 30 dollar cents or so and they're usually very bad quality, often they won;t work or video's just stop half way through. They're mostly video's shot at wedding parties and such where these groups perform, field recordings you might say, sometimes they're proper albums like the one from the Jaipong Berlin Group of whom I included 2 songs here....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

HERBIE MANN - LATIN FEVER



Great album from flautist Herbie Mann (April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003)that was recorded in New York City and in Rio de Janeiro with among others Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes and Baden Powell. This album came out in 1964....

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LOS RUMBEROS DE CUBA - RUMBA ON A CLOUD



Here's a nice album from Los Rumberos De Cuba, other than that they're from Cuba I can't find any information about them....

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GEORGE DELERUE, HALIM EL-DABH & OTHERS - SON ET LUMIERE PYRAMIDES ET SPHINX




Sound-track recording from the "Son et Lumiere" which took place in the areas of the Pyramids,Sphinx and Citadel of Salah el Din. It involved a large number of Arab and foreign archeologists collaborating in choosing historical materials and sounds, with music composed by Georges Delerue and Halim el Dabe. Featuring a score for voices and celebrated actors presenting a spectacle of sound and light. This record set documents the project and was produced by The Ministry of Culture and Information in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

This record is in French, apparently there's also an English version and it seems both versions, French and English are quiet rare....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SIRGAZHI S. GOVINDARAJAN, SRI PAPANASAM SIVAM & S. V. VENKATRAMAN - SRI RAMA CHARITHA GEETHAM



Sirgazhi S. Govindarajan



Sri Papanasam Sivam


Sri S.V. Venkatraman

Here's some beautiful devotional music from India, sung by Sirgazhi S. Govindarajan, composed by Sri Papanasam Sivam and the music is by Sri S. V. Venkatraman.... Got this without the cover but I found the cover and the other pictures on the internet....

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Monday, February 24, 2014

LALO SCHIFRIN - TOWERING TOCCATA




Lalo Schifrin started out making crime-jazz, here's a later album from him that's more jazz-disco.... Produced by Creed Taylor.... This album came out in 1977....

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ALEX NORTH - CLEOPATRA




Here's Alex North's incredible score for the 1963 movie Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, absolutely amazing music full with the percussion parts typical of North's work and if you would like to know how incredibly active and prolific Alex North was, read this article here:

http://www.pytheasmusic.org/north.html

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EDMUNDO ROS AND HIS ORCHESTRA - DANCE THE MAMBO



Edmundo Ros (7 December 1910 – 21 October 2011), born Edmund William Ross, was a Trinidadian musician, vocalist, arranger and bandleader who made his career in Britain. He directed a highly popular Latin American orchestra, had an extensive recording career and owned one of London's leading nightclubs.

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EDDIE LUND AND HIS NATIVE TAHITIANS - TAHITI DANCES



Eddie Lund was the father of modern Tahitian folk music. He was born October 12, 1909 and grew up in Vancouver, Washington State, USA....

In 1936 he made his first visit to the islands of French Tahiti. He spent a month there and immediately fell in love with the place, the people and their music. He returned to his job as a pianist in Portland, Oregon, saved his money and in 1938, moved permanently to Tahiti. He learned to speak French and Tahitian. He began composing songs in Tahitian, incorporating native melodies and drumbeats with his own creative thoughts. He organized a band of Tahitian musicians and starting in the business of making records on the Tahiti Records label, based in Papeete. In the 1950's these records were distributed on a worldwide basis by Criterion Records of Hollywood, California. Eddie Lund passed away in 1973.

And this album is great!!! Very swinging music and I hope I'll be able to find more of Eddie Lund's music. It doesn't say anywhere on the cover when this came out, can't find a date on the net either but I'd say somewhere in the 50's....

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

ASTRUD GILBERTO & WALTER WANDERLEY - A CERTAIN SMILE A CERTAIN SADNESS



Great album from Walter Wandeley with Astrud Gilberto that came out in 1966 and was produced by Creed Taylor....

Astrud Gilberto – Vocals
Walter Wanderley – organ
José Marino – bass
Claudio Slon – drums
Bobby Rosengarden – percussion

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Friday, February 21, 2014

WALTER WANDERLEY - RAIN FOREST




Walter Wanderley (born Walter Jose Wanderley Mendonça, 12 May 1932, Recife, Brazil – died 4 September 1986, San Francisco, California, USA) was an organist and pianist, best known for his lounge and bossa nova music.

Already famous in his native country by the late 1950s, he became an internationally renowned star in the mid-1960s through his collaboration with the singer Astrud Gilberto. He recorded six albums on the Verve label between 1966 and 1968. Three of those albums, Rainforest, Cheganca and Astrud Gilberto's A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness, were with a trio consisting of Wanderley, Claudio Slon (drums) and Jose Marino (bass) and were produced in the United States by Creed Taylor, who initially brought the trio to the U.S. to record at the persuasion of Tony Bennett. Wanderley's U.S. recording of Summer Samba reached No. 26 on the Billboard charts in the summer of 1966.[2] Another album recorded during that period was Popcorn, in collaboration with the Brazilian singer-guitarist Luiz Henrique Rosa.

After the trio disbanded (though they were briefly reunited in 1971 for "The Return of the Original" on Canyon Records), Wanderley himself continued to record albums on Verve, A&M/CTI, and GNP Crescendo. During that time, he also made numerous personal appearances, including a concert tour of Mexico.

Wanderley was known for his distinctive staccato stuttering style and mastery of the Hammond B-3 organ & on later recordings and during live concerts a L Series Hammond. His later career was blighted by alcoholism and he died in relative obscurity of cancer in 1986 in San Francisco.

He was married to Isaurinha Garcia, one of the most popular singers in Brazil. He is the grandfather of Brazilian actor and singer Rickkie.

This album is regarded as one of the great exotica albums and it came out in 1966....

You can read all about it here:

http://www.ambientexotica.com/exorev157_walterwanderley_rf/

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GEORGE DE FRETES AND HIS HAWAIIAN MINSTRELS - HAWAIIAN HOSPITALITY




George De Fretes was born in Bandung (where I live),December 23, 1921. From a young age he started to teach himself to play ukulele and Hawaiian guitar, by listening to records by Sol Hoopii and Andy Iona Long. In 1938 he formed The Royal Hawaiian Quintet, which became The Royal Hawaiian Minstrels one year later. With both this band and various other ones he continued to perform in Indonesia during the 1940s and 1950s. In 1958 the artist went to The Netherlands, where he reformed "Royal Hawaiian Minstrels" and the Krontjong band "Suara Istana". Both bands were very succesful during the 1960s. In 1969 the artist settled in Los Angeles, U.S.A., where he passed away on November 19, 1981....

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

AKONI LANI AND HIS ISLANDERS / DANNY K. STEWART AND HIS ALOHA BOYS - HAWAIIAN FAVORITES



Excellent, swinging album from Akoni Lani and his Islanders and Danny K. Stewart and his Aloha Boys, this one came out in 1957....

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BUDDY MORROW - DANCE DATE!



"Mr. Night Train" Buddy Morrow was born Muni Zudekoff on Feb. 8, 1919, in New Haven, Conn., to immigrants from Poland and Russia. The fifth of six children in a musical family, he ended up learning trombone at age 12 because an older brother had already claimed the trumpet.

Within a year, Morrow was performing in local dance bands, and by 15 he was playing at college dances and parties with the Yale Collegians.

After moving to New York City, he accompanied a roommate to an audition at the Juilliard School and was mistakenly asked to try out. Caught unprepared, he played from memory difficult passages from "Arban's Famous Method for Trombone," considered a bible of sorts for trombone players, said Terry Myers, a friend and musician.

Juilliard offered him a full scholarship when he was 16, and he attended the school for a year before he was recruited for the Artie Shaw Orchestra.

He later conducted and played with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra for more than 30 years...

He passed away in 2010...

From 1951 till 1960 he played the trombone in and led the Buddy Morrow Orchestra and here's an album from those years....


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PEREZ PRADO & EDDIE MAYNARD - DANCE PARTY



Here's another great mambo and cha cha album with tracks from Perez Prado and Ediie Maynard....

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CHA CHA CHA AND MAMBO



Nice cha cha and mambo record with songs from Perez Prado, Tito Rodriguez, Miguelito Valdez Nat Charles and Jose Gomez and their orchestras....


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