Larry Coryell – Coryell (1969) – Special Blog 10th Anniversary Post!

Larry Coryell – Coryell 1969 Vanguard Apostolic VSD 6547 | Vinyl rip in 24 bit 196 khz | Art at 600 and 300 dpi Jazz-Rock / Jazz-Funk / Soul / Fusion / Psychedelic I’ve been holding back on posting about this album until I could commemorate the 10th ANNIVERSARY of this blog.  It’s a very special record to me from the great guitarist Larry Coryell, who passed away in 2017.  It’s unique in that it captures him in a kind of transition … Continue reading

Flabbergasted Freeform #19 – The “Lost Episode”

It’s been a year since the last Flabbergasted Freeform, and ten months since the last “Focus” podcast of old calypso and soca.  There are a bunch of reasons why I didn’t feel like doing them any more, but I won’t go into them here.  But since this month marks the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the blog, I thought it called for some special commemorations.  This Freeform mix was done in December of last year and was only circulated privately.  It’s … Continue reading

Novos Baianos – Novos Baianos (1974) (Bomba Japanese reissue 2016)

Novos Baianos – Novos Baianos 1974 Continental SLP-10.144 (Original release) 2016 Japanese reissue, Bomba Records Continental SLP-10.144  Last Sunday, Brazil’s first World Cup match ended in a tie, and now they’ve won their a match against Costa Rica.  I didn’t watch.  I don’t care about the World Cup.  Even if I did, I’m not sure I would be cheering for Brazil this year.  Country has lost its damn mind, and Neymar continues to be whitening. Also FIFA continues to be an … Continue reading

Prince & The Revolution – Pop Life / Hello (1985) (12″ Dance Remix by Sheila E.)

Prince & The Revolution – Pop Life b/w Hello 1985 Paisley Park  9 20357-0 A 12-inch Dance Remix by Sheila E. Last Thursday would have been Prince Rogers Nelson’s 60th birthday. A fact which earned him his own category on the long-running American game show Jeopardy, incidentally quite popular with geezers of all ages. Perhaps we should be consoled that there will never be a starstruck clerk at the Four Seasons hotel forced to wait uncomfortably while Prince digs in … Continue reading

Abel – Please World (1971) (Fantasy / America Records 30 AM 6040)

Abel – Please World 1971 America Records 30 AM 6040 French Pressing Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul Style: Psychedelic Rock A1 Lost Control 4:30 A2 Searching For The Light 3:29 A3 Being Lonely 3:46 A4 Music Maker 5:30 B1 Please World 3:39 B2 Let Me Be 3:29 B3 I’d Still Be With Her 2:55 B4 Questions And Answers 2:55 B5 Candy 5:00 Printed By – Imprimerie Polychrome Distributed By – Musidisc-Europe Credits Bass – Charles Bolds Drums – Tom … Continue reading