Τρίτη, 30 Αυγούστου 2016

Deodato - Whirlwinds 1974 (MCA)


Label : MCA

Value :

Whirlwinds is sweet keyboard soul from Deodato – a set that steps off nicely from the strengths of his big hits on CTI, hitting a similarly flowing groove that's really great! The instrumentation here is a bit more expanded than before, but never in a way that buries the keyboards – and Deodato's right out front on a range of electric keys that get some great support from John Tropea's finely-honed work on guitar! Titles include "Havana Strut", "Whirlwinds", "West 42nd Street", and a nice cover of Steely Dan's "Do It Again". And heck, even the album's version of Glen Miller's "Moonlight Serenade" manages to come off like a funk tune!By Dusty

Taste :

Deodato - West 42nd Street

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By Electric Looser

Δευτέρα, 29 Αυγούστου 2016

Boco - Running The Mardi Gras / Smile 1969? (Laughing Eye Records)


Label : Laughing Eye Records

Value :  From 700 to 900+ euros (original press)

Big Crown Records is proud to present the reissue of this uber rare underground cult classic Running The Mardi Gras by Boco. Those lucky enough to find an original copy are paying upwards of $1000.00 for this truly unique psych rock / funk gem on 45.
From the title to the sound to the cryptic lyrics “Running the Mardi Gras” seems to confirm all the mystique that surrounds the southern Louisiana Bayous and Cajun culture. This record is a family affair. It started one morning when one Mr. Latour, the father of the group, was shaving in the mirror and a song struck him. It was to be about Mardi Gras, not the beaded revelry of New Orleans familiar to most, but the traditions of rural Louisiana, where one would “run the Mardi Gras,” going house to house getting home cooking from the neighbors. He would sing the song every day in the car and the children of the family soaked up the spirit of the song.
Playing and performing was just part of life for the family. Mr. Latour had bought studio equipment for his children to record on, which he kept in their house. Growing up in the shadow of New Orleans, the Latour children listened to the sounds of Funk and R&B that came in on the radio, which was the biggest influence on the family projects’ sound. Together the four Latour children, with the eponymous Boco Latour on lead vocals, and a couple of local musicians recorded “Running the Mardi Gras” in the Latour home. Feeling that they really had something, the makeshift band decided to record a b-side. The guitarist had a song he had been working on and they recorded what would become “Smile” as well. The two songs were pressed under the Laughing Eye label, nothing more than the heading under which the Latour family released their music, and mostly sold the 45 at gigs around southern Louisiana. The recorded output under Laughing Eye was understandably limited, but locals still remember well Boco’s powerful voice from her shows in clubs around the bayous. Boco and George Latour still live around Baton Rouge and continue to make music and play in the area.By David Haffner

Taste :

Boco - Running The Mardi Gras


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Κυριακή, 28 Αυγούστου 2016

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Παρασκευή, 26 Αυγούστου 2016

R.I.P Rudy Van Gelder


Rudy Van Gelder November 2, 1924 – August 25, 2016.
Ακουσε ολοκληρη στην ιστορια της Jazz πριν απ τον καθενα.Ο ανθρωπος που βρεθηκε μπροστα σε τερατα και ηχογραφησε μερικα απ τα κορυφαια jazz album ολων των εποχων "Kenny Burrell - Midnight Train" "Art Blakey - At the Cafe Bohemia 1&2" "Tina Broοks - True Blue" Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin" "Coltrane - Blue Train" "Davis - Birth of the Cool" κλπ.. Εφυγε χθες 25/8/2016 για το ταξιδι προς στην αιωνιοτητα. 

Taste :

Blue Note Perfect Takes

By Electric Looser


Τρίτη, 23 Αυγούστου 2016

Mario Molino ‎– Gli Angeli Del 2.000 1969 (Cam)



Label : Cam

Value : From 500 to 600+ euros (original press)

Beautiful grooves from the Italian scene of the late 60s – definitely one of the lesser-known soundtracks of the time, but work we'd rank right up there with the best by Piero Piccioni or Armando Trovajoli! There's a fair bit of trippy sounds on the record – from fuzzy guitar to weirdly watery keyboards – and tunes move between funky "jerk" and "shake" numbers that almost have a sound library funk feel, to mellower, moodier ones that sometimes feature wordless vocals from the great Edda Dell'Orso!

Taste :

Mario Molino - Bossa Jaguar
 

Mario Molino - Shake Psyco

Mario Molino - Ash


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By Electric Looser


Πέμπτη, 18 Αυγούστου 2016

Giuliano Sorgini ‎– Zoo Folle 1974 (Ricordi)


Label : Ricordi

Value : From 450 to 800+ euros (1st press)

An incredible lost jazz funk soundtrack by Guiliano Sorgini – one of the best we've been lucky enough to discover in ages – all the more fascinating given the film it was made for! The soundtrack is a wild one for the most part, with a few more elegiac sounding numbers – but weighted heavily overall with feverish percussion, Hammond, Moog and other keys and synths – along with funky flute and bass on the wilder numbers, and more elegant classical guitar and strings on the more meditative ones. It's a fascinating mix of styles considering the subject – a mid 70s documentary expose on the poor conditions suffered by animals in zoos and circuses, made by Riccardo Fellini, the brother cinema legend Federico. Amazing stuff, issued properly here for the first time ever!

Taste :

Giuliano Sorgini - Mad Town


Giuliano Sorgini - Ultima Caccia


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By Electric Looser

Κυριακή, 14 Αυγούστου 2016

Phirpo Y Sus Caribes ‎– Parrilla Caliente 1973 (Philips)


Label : Philips

Value : From 250 to 350+ euros

Porfirio Antonio Jiménez Núñez (1928 - 2010) was a Venezuelan bandleader with a Dominican heritage in the field of traditional Latin music like salsa who took a few steps into Western funk and pop music during the 60s and 70s while retaining the obvious elements of a distinctive Latin American sound. His fusion can only be described as an utterly hot and spicy experience just as the title of this 1972 release tells you. Lush brass arrangements, a carpet of poly rhythmical percussion patterns and intriguing melodies hit you directly when you put this nugget onto your turntable and let the needle sink down into the groove. Just in case you are a proud owner of this record since 1972 or have a spare bundle of Dollars in your pocket due to the fact that original copies already fetch prices of 400,00 US$. Well, you have to decide if this collection of salsa funk tunes is worth laying down so many bucks but now that we hold a beautiful reissue in our hands it might be easier to check. I am already out of my head grooving like a maniac through the waves of rhythms and harmonies created by this collective of gifted musicians. Some tunes contain vocals in their native tongue, Latin American Spanish and these are the ones to get pretty close to what SANTANA had done before. Best example is - Oye cómo va' which has been featured on SANTANA's - Abraxas' album two years prior to the release of - Parilla caliente'. All in all this could be watched as a kind of - exploito' album to be sold in the bargain bins of department stores to a rather ingenuous audience craving for some Latin funk and rock pleasure but all in all the performances and sound are so vivid and passionate you will soon forget about the initial purpose of this release and enjoy the rich plate of musical colours Porfi Jiménez and his mates offer.By Deejay

Taste :

Phirpo Y Sus Caribes - Feliz porque regreso a casa


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By Electric Looser