Flabbergasted Focus #2: Vintage soca and calypso

Just in time for Notting Hill carnival.  I’ve only been in London at the same time as that famous celebration once.  I caught some of the steel band showcase  with a good friend on the Friday before the real festivities get underway, and then it proceeded to rain all weekend, and I found myself doing other things.  I keep hearing it’s not the same as it used to be, but I hope to make it back someday anyway.  There’s a … Continue reading

Mighty Sparrow and Byron Lee – Sparrow Meets The Dragon (1969)

Mighty Sparrow With Byron Lee And The Dragonaires Sparrow Meets The Dragon 1969 SpaLee Records – SLP – 001 US Release A1 Maria A2 No Money No Love A3 More And More Amour A4 Born Free A5 Sandra A6 Walk Away B1 Peace And Love B2 Only A Fool B3 Theme From Doctor Zhivago B4 Make The World Go Away B5 Try A Little Tenderness Producer – Byron Lee RIPPING PROCESS: SpaLee-001 US vinyl; Pro-Ject RM-5SE with Audio Tecnica AT440-MLa … Continue reading

Patrice Rushen – Prelusion (1974) with Joe Henderson

Patrice Rushen – Prelusion Prestige VICJ-41866 Series: 1000 Jazz (Japan) Released: 21 Feb 2007 Original release 1974 – Prestige (P 10089) 1 Shortie’s Portion 8:42 2 7/73 12:42 3 Haw-Right Now 8:00 4 Traverse 10:53 5 Puttered Bopcorn 4:15 All songs composed and arranged by Patrice Rushen Acoustic and electric piano – Patrice Rushen Bass – Tony Dumas Drums – Ndugu Flute, Alto Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Hadley Caliman Percussion – Kenneth Nash Tenor Saxophone – Joe Henderson Trombone – … Continue reading

Antonio Adolfo e A Brazuca – s/t (No.1) – 1969

Antonio Adolfo & A Brazuca Antonio Adolfo & A Brazuca (No. 1) 1969 Odeon MOFB-3618 (Original issue) 2014 Reissue EMI: UICY 76458 Odeon: TOCP-66055 Brasil 1000 Best Collection Japan reissue, released 23 Jul 2014 1 Juliana 3:18 2 Futilirama 2:47 3 Moça 2:51 4 Dois Tempos 2:43 5 Vôo Da Apolo 4:28 6 Porque Hoje É Domingo 3:09 7 Maria Aparecida 2:06 8 Psiu 1:56 9 A Cidade E Eu 3:16 10 Pelas Ruas Do Meu Bairro 4:05 11 Teletema … Continue reading

Charles Wright – Rhythm and Poetry (1972)

Charles Wright – Rhythm and Poetry 1972 Warner Brothers – BS 2620 Vinyl rip in  24-bit 96 khz |FLAC |Artwork at 300 dpi A1 Soul Train 5:03 A2 Run Jody Run 13:10 B1 Good Things 5:55 B2 Here Comes The Sun 5:05 B3 Girl, Don’t Let Me Down 4:20 B4 Just Free Your Mind 4:00 Produced by Charles Wright Engineers: Ami Hadani (Soul Train, Good Things); Ami Hadani and Robert Appere (Here Comes The Sun, Girl Don’t Let Me Down); … Continue reading