Bando da Lua, Grupo “X”, Anjos do Inferno, 4 Ases e 1 Coringa – Samba da Minha Terra (1992 Revivendo)

  Bando Da Lua, Grupo “X”, Anjos Do Inferno, 4 Ases E 1 Coringa – Samba da Minha Terra 1992 Revivendo RVCD 019 1 –Bando Da Lua -Saudades Do Meu Barracão 2 –Anjos Do Inferno – Vatapá 3 –Grupo “X” – Até A Lua Chorou 4 –4 Ases E 1 Coringa – Cabelos Brancos

Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 with Ginger Baker – Live! (1971)

Fela Ransome-Kuti And The Africa ’70 With Ginger Baker – Live! (1971) As the newly-revived “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has made abundantly clear, it is far to late to wish you all a happy new year.  In fact, I managed not to post anything at all in the first month of the new decade.  I had originally hoped to share this landmark Fela / Ginger Baker collaboration in late December, as a throwback to my old tradition of highlighting musicians who … Continue reading

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Christmas Album (1968) [2015 24bit 88.1 khz]

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Christmas Album 1968 Original Release, A&M Records 2015 this 24-bit 88.1 khz Reissue This week, I’ve been enjoying the unexpected and excellent Christmas album by Los Lobos. But since that album is brand new, you will just have to get your own copy or stream it somewhere.  Instead, I bring you this pleasant bit of fun by Herb Alpert that, while not exactly crackling with creativity, is still a break from whatever overplayed piped-in … Continue reading

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (1976) (2016 UMG Gold Reissue)

Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Everybody Loves The Sunshine Original release 1976 Polydor 2016 Reissue – Polydor / The Verve Music Group B0024310-01 This 40th anniversary gold pressing is a nice reissue of one of the high points of Roy Ayers Ubiquity’s catalog. There is less vibraphone and a lot more Arp on this one. Every song a winner. Also, it seems like only a matter of time before the track “Lonesome Cowboy” gets used in a Coen Brothers film. Or … Continue reading

The Grateful Dead – The Warfield, San Francisco, CA 10/9/80 & 10/10/80

Grateful Dead – The Warfield, San Francisco, CA 10/9/80 & 10/10/80 Vinyl rip in 24-bit/192 kHz |  Art scans at 300 dpi Grateful Dead Productions / Rhino Records – R1-585396 This is a gorgeous collection of acoustic music from The Grateful Dead.  The Dead were  doing “unplugged” sets before anybody called them that, but in grand total of their hundreds of recorded shows, live acoustic music from the whole band was relatively rare apart from side projects.  The shows captured … Continue reading

El Gran Combo – Por El Libro (1972) (EGC Records LPS-003)

El Gran Combo – Por El Libro 1972 EGC Records LPS 003 Vinyl rip in 24-bit/96 kHz | FLAC |  Art scans at 300 dpi El Gran Combo is practically an institution in Puerto Rico, they have been around so long and had so many members over the years.  The group has also served as a launching pad for a number of artists who have gone on to solo careers. This is a pretty solid early-70’s record. Particular highlights are … Continue reading