Thursday, August 22, 2019

YU FEI, CHANG YE WEN, TSIN TING & FONG TSIN YING - LATEST POPULAR HITS AND FILM SONGS



Here's an album with songs from Yu Fei, Chang Ye Wen, Tsin Ting and Fong Tsin Ying....

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THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET - 74 MILES AWAY / WALK TALL



Excellent live album from The Cannonball Adderley Quintet and this one came out in 1967....

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KAMAL EL MALAKH, DR. IBRAHIM AHMED & GAMAL SALAMA - THE STORY OF TUTANKHAMUN












The story of Tutankhamun, The Golden Pharaoh, son in law of the heretic king Akhenaten.... Written by Kamal El Malakh and translated in English by Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed, music composed by Gamal Salama....

Some of the oldest instruments known to man were employed in recording the musical score... These instruments now exist only as museum pieces... The exceptional instruments employed as well as the tune in the recording date as far back as the days of Traditional Egyptian Pharaonic musis, slowly becoming extinct nowadays.

What a cool album! This came out in 1973, comes with a lovely booklet with beautiful pictures and the story about discovering and excavating the tomb of Tutankhamun as told by Howard Carter who discovered and excavated the tomb with Lord Carnarvon and his daughter, Lady Evelyn Herbert in 1922.... Tutankhamun's life, what we know about it, is told also....

Takes me back to the early 80's, watching Egyptologist/historian John Romer's fantastic BBC series Ancient Lives which I watched again on Youtube some months ago, reading loads of books on the subject (philosopher Paul Brunton's beautiful book A Search In Secret Egypt comes to mind)....

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

GEORGE CHAKIRIS - COOL



Here's an ep from George Chakiris, he played Rik, the leader of The Jets in the West Side Story.....

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RITA REYS & DUTCH SWING COLLEGE BAND



Here's a promotion ep from North State cigarettes with Rita Reys and the Dutch Swing College Band, says this is the very first recordings publiced by the Dutch Swing College Band, and this came out in 1963....

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EARTHA KITT & TONY OSBORNE & HIS ORCHESTRA - THE ROMANTIC EARTHA



Here's an album from the great Eartha Kitt and this one came out in 1962.... And yeah, I love Eartha :)

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PEREZ PRADO - EXOTIC SUITE OF THE AMERICAS



Here's Perez Prado's 1962 album Exotic Suite Of The Americas.....

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RAGHUNATH SETH - THE ETERNAL FLUTE




Here's an album from Raghunath Seth, and this one came out in 1982....

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CHRIS HINZE & RAGHUNATH SETH - CHINTAN




Here's an album from Chris Hinze and Raghunath Seth, released in 1983....

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CHRIS HINZE - FLUTE AND MANTRAS




Christiaan Herbert "Chris" Hinze (born June 30, 1938, Hilversum) is a Dutch jazz and New Age flautist.

Hinze initially performed publicly as a pianist until the mid-1960s, when he began studying flute at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and then at Berklee College of Music. As a pianist, he played with Boy Edgar until 1966, but by 1967 was playing flute professionally with the bassist Dick van der Capellen. His first releases as a leader were issued in 1969, and in 1970, Hinze was awarded the Best Soloist prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival. In the 1970s, he formed his own ensemble, the Chris Hinze Combination, which included players such as Gerry Brown and John Lee, and which saw some success with arrangements of Baroque music in a jazz setting. He also founded the record label Keytone Records in the mid-1970s.

In the 1980s, Hinze played for several years in a duo with Sigi Schwab and continued touring with a new version of his Combination. He began studying the music of Tibet and South Asia in the middle of the decade, forming a world music ensemble which shifted toward more New Age and electronic music styles rather than jazz.

Here's his 1980 album Flute And Mantras, recorded live at the Ellora caves in Aurangabad, India....

On the inner sleeve of this album we see Chris endorsing Sony walkman's.....


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EUIS KOMARIAH + YUS WIRADIREDJA & JUGALA ORCHESTRA & PATERAMAN DASENTRA - THE SOUND OF SUNDA



Great degung album from Euis Komariah and Yus Wiradiredja with the Jugala Group and Pateraman Dasentra....

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H. IDJAH HADIDJAH - TONGGERET




Well, I'm back home in Bandung, just for a few weeks, enough time to post lots of cool stuff again, starting with this fantastic jaipong/kliningan record from H. Idjah Hadidjah with the Jugala Group....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

HARRY BETTS & HIS ORCHESTRA - THE JAZZ SOUL OF DOCTOR KILDARE



Here's the excellent crime-jazz album from Harry Betts and his orchestra and this is the original 1962 pressing.... And this will be the last post for a while, taking a little blog vacation, will be back in a few weeks or so.....

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AHMAD JAMAL - CHAMBER MUSIC OF THE NEW JAZZ



Here's the Ahmad Jamal Trio's album Chamber Music Of The New Jazz, originally came out in 1955 with the title Ahmad Jamal Plays and this is the 1965 pressing....

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TONY SCOTT & THE ALL STARS - 52nd STREET SCENE



Here's Tony Scott and The All Stars with their fantastic 52nd St. Scene album and yes, this is the original 1958 pressing....

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KENYON HOPKINS - MISTER BUDDWING



My all time favorite composer, Kenyon Hopkins and what a fantastic album this is, produced by Creed Taylor and this is the original 1965 not for sale, for disc jockey's only pressing....

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EDDIE 'LOCKJAW' DAVIS - IN THE KITCHEN



Fantastic bebop album from Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis, first released in 1958, this is the 1969 release....

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OOM KOMALASARI & LAYUNG SARI GROUP - KEMBANG BOLED


Cool ketuk tilu cassette from Oom Komalasari with the Layung Sari Group....

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NARSIAH & NINEUNG GROUP - BUAH KAWUNG MILLENIUM


Cool jaipong cassette from Narsiah with the Nineung Group.....

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