Eccentric Soul – Soul Messages From Dimona (2008) [VBR]

Dimona, Israel. Between 1975-1981, a group of American ex-pats took their native sounds of Detroit and Chicago and intermingled them with the messages of the Black Hebrew culture. The results are a heavenly mix of spiritual soul and jazz with an undercurrent of gospel psychedelia. Featuring the Soul Messengers, the Spirit Of Israel, Sons Of The Kingdom, and the Tonistics, Soul Messages From Dimona is the only living document of a thriving community at both the center and fringe of … Continue reading


Your friendly blog manager is taking a break. On the first full day of Carnaval he has been beaten down by a nasty depressive episode that has confined him to his quarters for the last 32 hours. Alternately trying to read and sleeping, this is what he will probably continue to do into sometime next week. The people who know such things say this the best place in the world to be for Carnaval, but Flabbergast is overwhelmed with apathy … Continue reading

Vinicius & Odette Lara (1963)

All compositions by Baden Powell & Vinicius de Moraes Arrangements by Moacir Santos 1. Berimbau 2. Só Por Amor 3. Deixa 4. Seja Feliz 5. Mulher Carioca 6. Samba Em Prelúdio 7. Labareda 8. E Hoje Só 9. O Astronauta 10. Deve Ser Amor 11. Samba da Bênção 12. Além Do Amor Credits: Arranged By, Conductor – Moacir Santos Liner Notes – Ruy Castro Artwork By [Cover] – Cesar G. Villela Artwork By [Original Covers Courtasy] – Caetano Rodriguez Other … Continue reading

Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader – Bamboleate (1967) 320 kbs

Eddie Palmieri & Cal Tjader – Bomboleate (1967) 320 kbs CD (Fania / Emusica – Remastered Edition 130 217), Released 1967; Re-Issued 2007This record smokes like a chimney. There really isn’t anything I could add to the review from John Childs at descarga dot net, so here it is Produced by Pancho CristalIn about 1965, Cal Tjader showed up in New York where he saw Eddie Palmieri and his Conjunto La Perfecta performing at the Cheetah club. Cal proposed to … Continue reading