Erkin Koray 1967-1973 Turkish Psych

Big thanks to Josh W for telling me to look out for this cat. Aside from the oddball, mediocre-but-still-fun-to-listen-to covers like songs by The Moody Blues, or ‘Land of a Thousand Dances,’ the rest of this collection is some stunning and creative psychedelia, cream of the crop of the Turkish rock scene. Erkin Koray – download via Rapidshare 1 Mesafeler 3:40 2 Askimiz Bitecek 3:22 3 Yagmur 3:41 4 Silinmeyen Hatiralar 4:11 5 Istemem 3:29 6 Cicek Dagi 2:39 7 … Continue reading

João Gilberto – João Gilberto (1973)

This is my favorite João Gilberto record, absolutely and without doubt. Not that I claim to have his entire discography (it is pretty massive), but this record simply cannot be surpassed. I had an old review I had written for this record in 2004 that I was going to post here, but it strikes me as a bit silly now so I’m including some commentary from others below. What I will say is that this record has an intimate ambiance … Continue reading

Eugene McDaniels – Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse (1971) VBR

No time for a personalized review today but this one has been in the cue for a while and its about time I shared it. Heavenly and heavily minor-key dissonant cluster chord funk soul-jazz with bitingly droll lyrics, how can you go wrong? this It’s a lot of fun, you shouldn’t miss this! I would upload my vinyl copy of the follow up, ‘Outlaw’ but I have no time for a vinyl rip for the next… few years or so. … Continue reading

Isaac Hayes – The Isaac Hayes Movement (1970) VBR

Get “Hot Buttered Soul” first (below), then check this out. A lot of folks are going to remember Isaac Hayes for the themes song and soundtrack album to blaxploitation flick “Shaft.” A whole other generation will remember him more as the adorable Chef from South Park. He deserves to be remembered for both of those accomplishments, but he was also a lot more to a lot of people. His music has pulled me through some tough times, the warmth of … Continue reading

Isaac Hayes RIP !! Hot Buttered Soul (1969) VBR

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) Rest in peace, brother Isaac…. There will be more Isaac to come. This is my favorite record of his. I have an MFSL version hanging around somewhere too that I may share as well, but this original pressing will do fine. I’m too devastated to say anything else right now. His music meant a lot to me, to a whole lot of people. He will be dearly missed. Isaac … Continue reading