Caroline Crawford – Nice and Soulful (1979) 320 kbs

Caroline Crawford – Nice And Soulful (1979) www.dustygroove.comA stunning set of soul tunes from the lovely Caroline Crawford — produced by Bohannon, and some of his best work from the time! Caroline’s got a great style that moves past other club singers of the time — much more soulful and sophisticated than simple disco diva styles, drenched in a deeper soul sound that grounds the album nicely in a strong tradition of 70s soul. The production is tight, but unobtrusive … Continue reading

Gillian Welch – Time (The Revelator) (2001) 320kbs

Gillian WelchTime (The Revelator) 320kbsReleased 2001 I’ve had a lot of insomnia this year. Dark nights of the soul or something like that. A few things have gotten me through those nights more or less intact — the records of Anne Briggs, Bert Jansch, Nick Drake, certain Indian ragas, an ambient project called Mirror, and this record from Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. This is my favorite of hers. I feel it’s her most honest and heartfelt, away from her … Continue reading

Gilberto Gil – Refavela (1977) 320kbs

Gilberto Gil Refavela (1977)320 kbs This is a highly underrated album, a result of Gil’s trip to Lagos with Caetano Veloso. Caetano recorded “Bicho”, also a classic, but this record holds its own against it any day. In my opinion, this is the last of Gil’s records that you can truly call a “classic.” It’s groundbreaking stuff that presages “world music” but the production values here are still nice, warm, and analog (no Peter Gabriel “Real World studios” sounding stuff … Continue reading

Pat Kelly – Talk About Love (1978)

This is a vinyl rip, a little lower resolution than I usually like, but the music so, so sweet… Pat Kelly – Talk About Love (download here!)Terminal LP #TMLP 1001 1978Record date : 1978 Album style : roots, lovers, solo vocal Playlist :To Each His OwnI Am So ProudComing HomeStoned In LoveNever Get To HeavenTalk About LoveLittle Boy BlueI’ve Been TryingI Don’t Want To GoSummer Time Producer : Phil Pratt Engineer : Ernest Hoo Kim Vocals : Pat KellyDrums : … Continue reading

Hugh Masekela – The Chisa Years (2006)

Hugh Masekela THE CHISA YEARS (Rare and Unreleased) 2006 BBE Records   Review by Thom Jurek Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine met in 1961 at the Manhattan School of Music. They became friends, roommates, and collaborators. They began experimenting with putting together groups of African singers, studio musicians, and a fusion of South African township jive and urban gospel. The two started the CHISA label together in 1966 just before the pair scored big with Masekela’s smash, “Grazin’ in the … Continue reading