Monday, August 25, 2014

MICHEL POLNAREFF - LIPSTICK



Great album from French singer/songwriter Michel Polnareff, disco and experimental music, this album came out in 1976....

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ORKES GUMARANG




Fantastic Sumatera Mambo album from the guys that started the genre, Orkes Gumarang and this must've come out late 50's....

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EMPAT SEKAWAN



Beautiful album from Orkes Empat Sekawan, not sure when this came out, I would guess end of the 50's beginning of the 60's....

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

ORKES DIDY PATTIRANE DAJUNG SAMPAN




Check out this fantastic jazz album from the great Didy Pattirane, came out in 1959 this one and really, fantastic and SUPER rare this one.... Got this one without the cover but found a picture on the net....

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And check this cool video from him 10 years later, amazing stuff....



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ENOCH LIGHT AND THE LIGHT BRIGADE PLAY I WANT TO BE HAPPY CHA CHA'S


Excellent cha cha album from Enoch Light and this one came out in 1959....

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Friday, August 22, 2014

MERCEDES SOSA - CANTATA SUDAMERICANA




Haydée Mercedes Sosa (9 July 1935 – 4 October 2009), known as La Negra (literally: The Black One), was an Argentine singer who was popular throughout Latin America and many countries outside the continent. With her roots in Argentine folk music, Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of nueva canción. She gave voice to songs written by both Brazilians and Cubans. She was best known as the "voice of the voiceless ones"

Here's her beautiful 1972 album Cantata Sudamericana....

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

THE JOKERS


Nice 7" from Belgium guitar group The Jokers, bit like The Shadows....

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ALWI, NANY WIDJAJA - MIMPI



Very, very happy with this one, beautiful early 60's album from Alwi and Nany Widjaja with some fantastic music from Zanal Arifin's Band Zaenal Combo, loving the Butjani track....

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

DE FREEDMAN & DE KNIGHT - ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK



Here's a funny one, a postcard, a picture of the clock tower in Bern with a flexi disc on it on it and it's still in perfect shape (I've got another postcard like this but that one is just too damaged to play)....

Great instrumental cover from Rock Around The Clock:

"Rock Around the Clock" is a rock and roll song in the 12-bar blues format written by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers (the latter under the pseudonym "Jimmy De Knight") in 1952. The best-known and most successful rendition was recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets in 1954 for American Decca. It was a number one single on both the US and UK charts and also re-entered the UK Singles Chart in the 1960s and 1970s.

It was not the first rock and roll record, nor was it the first successful record of the genre (Bill Haley had American chart success with "Crazy Man, Crazy" in 1953, and in 1954, "Shake, Rattle and Roll" sung by Big Joe Turner reached No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart). Haley's recording nevertheless became an anthem for rebellious Fifties youth[7] and is widely considered to be the song that, more than any other, brought rock and roll into mainstream culture around the world. The song is ranked No. 158 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Although first recorded by Italian-American band Sonny Dae and His Knights on March 20, 1954,[1] the more famous version by Bill Haley & His Comets is not, strictly speaking, a cover version. Myers claimed the song had been written specifically for Haley but, for various reasons, Haley was unable to record it himself until April 12, 1954.

The original full title of the song was "We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock Tonight!". This was later shortened to "(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock", though this form is generally only used on releases of the 1954 Bill Haley Decca Records recording; most other recordings of this song by Haley and others (including Sonny Dae) shorten this title further to "Rock Around the Clock".

I'm wondering who's playing this version, it's not Sonny Dae and His Knights:



And it's not Bill Haley's version either:



After a little search I found this:

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/23073483_phonoscope-records-1950s-lot-of-3

Still doesn't tell me who is playing this version, only that this came out somewhere in the 50's....

Anyway, here's the track:

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MAS'UD SIDIK & ORKES GAMBUS AL FATA - QASIDAH DISCO ARAB


Here's a qasidah cassette disco style from Mas'ud Sidik with Orkes Gambus Al Fata....

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

ALFREDITO & HIS ORCHESTRA - CRAZY TITLES FOR DANCING CHA CHA AND MERENGUE



Great album from Alfredito & His Orchestra that came out in 1958. The back cover was done by Frank Jacobs who used to make cartoons for Mad Magazine...

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WONG CHING YIAN




Here's three more 7 inches from Wong Ching Yian with The Stylers and with The Melodians....

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JATHILAN / JARANAN ONO SEMBRONO


Lovely trance dance music from Middle Java....

Practiced in Java for centuries, Jathilan is a folk dance that uses the power of music and dance to channel powerful and sometimes terrifying forces. Led by a spiritual guide and a whip-bearing ringleader, a group of dancers ride woven horses in rhythmic unison until they are entered by spirits. Once possessed they engage in a range of self-mortification behaviors until safely emerging from their altered state, left with no memory of the event and no lingering ill effects....

I've seen this dance at the Dieng Plateau in 1991, dancers would dance while strangling themselves with whips till they would pass out, foam coming out of their mouths...

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

ASENG SUWARSIH -SUSANA


Here's another great jaipong cassette from Aseng Suwarsih. Her name's written differently here, probably because she was under contract with another company. Life as an artist in Indonesia in the 70's and 80's was not always easy. Very often they would sign a contract with a company, there were no royalties, they got paid every time they put out an album, also often the company would "buy" them a car, quiet a luxury item back then, but the car was bought on credit and the artist had to make albums just to pay off the car, pretty bad, only the big names got rich from music... One solution was recording elsewhere and use another name or write the name differently... .

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

H. NUR ASIAH DJAMIL - RESAH



Here's another gambus album from H. Nur Asiah Djamil... They made a bit of a mistake, there's 3 songs on side A but only two songs on the label....

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