Eddie Kendricks – Going Up In Smoke (1976) 320kbs

This goes out to Agnes in Atlanta on her BIRTHDAY! Happy birthday, yo!!! Agnes is one of my oldest friends (by which I mean a friend I’ve held on to for years, not as in old age) We haven’t actually seen each other in years but hopefully that will change soon. I can’t get enough of Mr. Kendricks lately. I DJ’d a party this Halloween and played two or three of his songs, and could have just played an entire … Continue reading

New Blog! Flabbergasted Folk

I’ve decided my eclectic tastes just can be contained in a single blog, so I’ve started a “splinter blog” named FLABBERGASTED FOLK. The layout needs tweaking and I’ll mess around with it when I have some time. We’re starting it off with a repost of a Bert Jansch record featured here in the early days of this blog – Jack Orion from 1966. Check it out here! This in no way means that I’ll be putting any less effort into … Continue reading

Baden Powell – Le Monde Musical de Baden Powell

Deve Ser Amor – 3:54Choro Para Metronome – 3:00Adágio – 3:07Berimbau – 3:03Samba Em Prelúdio – 3:30Chanson D’hiver – 2:27Samba Triste – 3:33Berceuse A Jussara – 2:37Prelude – 2:54Euridice – 3:05Bachiana – 4:10Garota De Ipanema – 2:59 AMG Rating: 3 StarsRelease Date: 2005Recording Date: 1964Label: Universal Music France Baden Powell (git)Alphonse Masselier (b)Arthur Motta (dr)Silvio Silveira (perc)Paul Mauriat and his orchestraFrancoise Waleh (vcl on “Samba Em Preludio”) 1964 cover Linernotes wrote: Brazilian music is, as its country which is 16 … Continue reading

Elis Regina – Em pleno verão (1970) 320 Abr

Elis ReginaEm pleno verãoReleased 1970 on PhilipsLINK HERE I much prefer Elis performing MPB material than her bright, brash take on bossa nova. This record really marks a new chapter in her trajectory. All of records are more than worth listening to and having, but this is as good a place to start as any. Enjoy this gem from the woman widely regarded as Brazil’s greatest singer. ———————————————————Review from Dusty GrooveOne of the greatest records ever by this amazing Brazilian … Continue reading

Antonio Carlos Jobim – Jobim (1972) 320 kbs

Antonio Carlos Jobim – Jobim (1972) [FLAC] {Verve 543381} Review by Richard S. Ginell (allmusic.com)Though this is one of the more obscure Jobim albums, it did introduce what some believe is Jobim’s masterpiece, the hypnotically revolving song “Aguas de Marco” (heard here in Portuguese and English versions). Mostly, however, the record lets listeners in on another side of Jobim, the Debussy/Villa-Lobos-inspired creator of moody instrumental tone poems for films and whatnot, with the instrumental colors filled in by Jobim’s old … Continue reading