Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Complete Recorded Works 1938-1944, Vol.2 (1995) 320 kbs

Sister Rosetta TharpeComplete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, 1938-1944Volume 2, 1942-1944 1 I Want a Tall Skinnny Papa Millinder 2:51 2 What He Done for Me Traditional 2:39 3 I Want Jesus to Walk Around My Bedside Harris 2:38 4 All Over This World Traditional 2:42 5 Pure Religion Traditional 2:33 6 This Train Tharpe 2:29 7 Down by the Riverside Public Domain 3:07 8 Rock Me Tharpe 2:37 9 Rock Me Tharpe 2:47 10 That’s All Tharpe 2:03 11 … Continue reading

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