Friday, March 22, 2019

CLIQUE FANTASTIQUE




Here's an ep from Clique Fantastique, check out the beautiful blues-funk song Terpesona....

GET IT HERE



Enjoy!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

TATY RUKMAWANTI & NYI MAS POPON - NGALAH KIJING


Great kliningan jaipong cassette from Taty Rukmawanti and Nyi Mas Popon....

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Enjoy!

H. IJAH HADIJAH & PANCA KOMARA GROUP - LOTEK GORI


Fantastic bajidor jaipongan cassette from H. Ijah Hadijah with the Pancaran Komara Group....

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Enjoy!

YATI SENTANU & ORKES MELAYU BEEWAFA - MAWAR HITAM



Here's a dangdur cassette from Yati Sentanu with Orkes Melayu Beewafa....

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Enjoy!

EUIS RATNA SUMINAR & SEKAR WANGI GROUP - PASARAN NGAPUNG


Cool jaipong kliningan cassette from Euis Ratna Suminar with the Sekar Wangi Group....

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Enjoy!

J.J. JOHNSON & KAI WINDING - JAY AND KAI



Here's an album from J.J. Johnson and Kai Winding and this one came out in 1957....

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Enjoy!

CHAD & JEREMY - 3 IN THE ATTIC




Three in the Attic was a 1968 movie, starring Christopher Jones and Yvette Mimieux, with Judy Pace and Maggie Thrett. Nan Martin, John Beck, and Eve McVeagh appear in supporting roles.
The soundtrack was performed by the British duo Chad & Jeremy with the music being composed by Chad Stuart for Sidewalk Records and this is some pretty cool 60's psych-pop. If you like the later work of The Beatles you're going to love this....

GET IT HERE





Enjoy!

THE CORSAIRS



Here's an album from Hong Kong surf-rock band The Corsairs and this one came out in 1963....

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Enjoy!

YUYUN YUNINGSIH, ADANG S. NURPUTRA & TRA GAYA GROUP - SETAN KUBURAN


Fantastic kliningan cassette from Yuyun Yuningsih with Adang S. Nurputra and the Tra Gaya Group... Lovely album title too, Setan Kuburan :) It means Satan's Grave :)

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Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

YUYUN YUNINGSIH & MEKAR PAWITAN GROUP - NIMBANG BUDAK


Here's a kliningan cassette from Yuyun Yuningsih with the Mekar Pawitan Group....

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Enjoy!

YUYUN YUNINGSIH & CAHAYA GEMILANG GROUP - PERLENTE


Great kliningan cassette from Yuyun Yuningsih and the Cahaya Gemilang Group....

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YUYUN YUNINGSIH & CAKRA GROUP - KANYERE


Excellent jaipong cassette from Yuyun Yuningsih with the Cakra Group....

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YUYUN YUNINGSIH, ADANG S. NURPUTRA & KACAPI BIOLA TRA GAYA


Lovely kecapi biola cassette from Yuyun Yuningsih with Adang S. Nurputra and the Tra Gaya Group....

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Enjoy!

TOSHIRO MAYUZUMI & THE CINEMA SOUND STAGE ORCHESTRA - THE BIBLE



Here's the score for the 1966 movie The Bible by Toshiro Mayuzumi....

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Enjoy!

REST IN PEACE CEES "IJZERMANS" MEURS







Just got the news, we've lost another great one from the old Rotterdam punk scene, the great Cees "IJzermans" Meurs.... I've seen him perform many, many times, with old Rotterdam punk bands like Kotx and later with the fantastic band Kiem where he was playing on a drumkit mostly made from old ship parts. He was an amazing drummer, I particularly remember an insane performance from him together with Dutch jazz drummer Han Bennink in the old cafe B-14 in Rotterdam around 1983 or so....

My thoughts go to his wife Ineke and his kids, Rest In Peace Cees, and thank you for all the great music and concerts!!!

THE GENIUS OF EDDIE HARRIS



Here's an album from Eddie Harris....

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

J. ELLIOT & D. ADAMS - AMERICA, LA STORIA DEL FOLKLORE AMERICANO


I bought this album some 30 years ago, loved it then and still loving it now, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, who is still performing and Derroll Adams, who passed away in 2000....

From a Wikipedia page:

According to legend, Adams and Elliott would go in the studio with whatever they had, which may have included whiskey and marijuana, and they recorded whatever they felt like recording on the spur of the moment. This style of recording was probably more prevalent in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s—the result is that the recording is loose around the edges but preserves some of the spontaneity and vigor of a live performance. It is a performative, rather than a compositional, style.

Some of the songs on this album...well... I've been belting them out when I'm in the shower for years :)

Would love to find more albums from both these guys!!!

Oh, and this is an Italian pressing....

GET IT HERE







Enjoy!

JIMMY McGRIFF - TOPKAPI



Here's Jimmy McGriff's 1964 album Topkapi....

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RIZ ORTOLANI & NINO OLIVIERO



Here's the 1962 movie score Mondo Cane by Riz Ortolani and Nino Oliviero....

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SONNY STITT - NOW!




Here's Sonny Stitt's 1963 album Now!....

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Monday, March 18, 2019

PETE RUGOLO AND HIS ORCHESTRA - 10 SAXOPHONES AND 2 BASSES



Fantastic 1961 album from Pete Rugolo and his orchestra and this is a Japanese pressing....

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Enjoy!

TED MILTON, ANDREAS GERTH & PADDY STEER - OH PITY US



One of my all-time favorite bands is Blurt, and Ted Milton was their front-man. Here's an excellent ep with Ted playing sax and talking with music by Andreas Gerth and Paddy Steer....

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Enjoy!

MARLENE MARIDJAN - KEMBANG MELATI



Here's an album from from Marlene Maridjan from Surinam and from Javanese descent, couple of nice krontjong songs, pop songs and a bit of a reggae vibe at times....

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STRINGBEAN & HIS 5 STRING BANJO - WAY BACK IN THE HILLS OF OLD KENTUCKY




Totally loving this one, an album from singer and banjo player Stringbean and this one came out in 1964....

From the liner-notes:

In recent years an entire new generation of folk singers has sprung up. Some are amateurs, some are students, some are arty types, and some are folkniks and beatniks. None of these descriptions fits Stringbean because he is a pure and authentic Country Music singer who learned the art as a child.....

David "Stringbean" Akeman was quiet a character, a singer, musician, comedian, actor and a semi-professional baseball player, best known for his role as a main cast member on the hit television show, Hee Haw, and as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

His career came to an end when he and his wife Estelle were brutally robbed and murdered when they came home after performing 1973.....

Bluegrass artist Sam Bush recorded "The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle", which tells the story of their murders, for his 2009 album, Circles Around Me. The song was written by Bush, Guy Clark, and Verlon Thompson and was nominated by the IBMA for Song of The Year in 2011....

You can find a lot of Stringbean mp3's, pictures and essays on this weird-ass website: http://www.morethings.com/log/2006/08/stringbean-mp3s-photos-and-essays.html



GET IT HERE



Enjoy and YIIIIIIIHAAAAAA!!!

TIA INOVA - BALIK NING MERTUA


Getting into dangdut music a bit :) Here's a dangdut cassette from Tia Inova....

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Enjoy!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

TATIK INDIATI - SING BEKEN


Here's a tarling dangdut cassette from Tatik Indiati....

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Enjoy!

SYUBBANUL AKHYAR GROUP - HAJIR MARAWIS PLUS


Great gambus cassette from the Syubbanul Akhyar Group.....

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Enjoy!

UNKNOWN ARTIST


Here's some easy listening guitar music, Arabian but no idea who this is....

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HIROSHI WADA & THE MAHINA STARS - MIWAKU NO KORASU (ENCHANTED CHORUS)



Here's an album from Hiroshi Wada & the Mahina Stars and this came out in 1960.... And thanks to .oO0°Paris°Artistic°Store°0Oo. for letting me know who this is!

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Enjoy!

LILIS SURJANI & ORKES BAJU - LILIS.... IA TETAP DIATAS !!



Kept the best for the last :)

Yes, I really think this is Lilis Suryani's best album, the music by Orkes Baju is just incredible.... Told the story a few times already on this blog, but I'll tell it again, this album was banned by the Suharto dictatorship, having this one could get you in some real trouble, arrest, torture, jailtime, maybe even worse, and all because of one song on it, the beautiful song Gendjer Gendjer which is about an old very poor woman who harvests some water spinach, eats some of it and then goes to the market to try and sell some of it.... Sounds innocent enough right? Thing is, Gerwani, the female wing of the Indonesian Communist Party, the PKI, would always play this song at their gatherings and the fear of communism runs deep after the 1965 (C.I.A. sponsored) coup and the subsequent slaughter of millions, and I can REALLY recommend watching The Act Of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer if you want to know more about that event and how the people who perpetrated that event still hold the reigns in Indonesia. More then 50 years on and still, if survivors and/or their families try to organize some event to speak about the horrors that they went through they will be shut down by police, the army and/or extreme right-wing Islamic groups....



And the accompanying film that I found, in some ways, even more chilling:



The first time I found a copy of this very rare album (most copies were destroyed) some 15 years ago or so it all went very hush hush, the seller taking me in the back, whispering "don't tell anybody I sold you this", I'm not joking, that's how it went, same with my first copy of the Mari Bersuka Ria Dengan Irama Lenso album that has Bing Slamet's version of the song Gendjer Gendjer on it and that was also banned....

Anyway, judge for yourself, this album is just fantastic.....


GET IT HERE






Enjoy!

Saturday, March 16, 2019