Al Jarreau – Glow (1976)

  Al Jarreau – Glow 1976 Reprise MS2248 This reissue, late-80’s German CD pressing There has been another round of recent deaths of talented people in the arts, and I might be tempted to print another list here or to work up a bunch of “tribute” posts on this blog.  But my last post here was a bit ‘heavy’ and I thought I would change things up again for something more upbeat and life-affirming.  If you are the kind of … Continue reading

Henry Cow – Western Culture (1978) (Interzone 1980)

Henry Cow Western Culture 1980 Interzone IZ 1001 Original UK release – 1978 Broadcast Records May Day, 2020.  Not long ago, the hashtag #notdying4WallStreet was trending on Twitter, as Vulture Capitalism quite literally proposed killing untold thousands to buoy their stock portfolios.  And this week a conglomeration of far-right Christians praying for the next apocalypse to spew forth from their divine vehicle’s tanning bed puckered sphincter-larynx, in a suicidal love-tryst with armed angry white men posing on the steps of … Continue reading

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