Πέμπτη, 26 Μαρτίου 2015

Barbara’s Straight Son


Στην αρχή ήταν ντουέτο. Μετά έγιναν κουαρτέτο. Οι Barbara’s Straight Son είναι punk–funk, είναι funk–punk, είναι electro–jazz–punk, είναι jazz–punk–electro. Μας έδωσαν συνέντευξη. Θα την διαβάσεις σε λιγότερο από τρία λεπτά. Ο χρόνος μετράει από τώρα! Η συνεχεια εδω

Την Τετάρτη 15 Απριλίου, οι Barbara’s Straight Son, οι Duoyu και οι Violent Cartoons θα μοιραστούν τη σκηνή του «Death Disco». Λένε πως θα στήσουν ένα μουσικό ντελίριο με δυνατούς ρυθμούς, εκστατικά ξεσπάσματα και ατμοσφαιρικές μελωδίες. Τους πιστεύουμε.

 Barbara's Straight Son - Free will kicked in


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Contact: barbarasstraightson@gmail.com

By Electric Looser


Δευτέρα, 23 Μαρτίου 2015

Jerry Butler ‎– One Night Affair / Life's Unfortunate Sons 1972 (Mercury)


Label : Mercury

Value :

Jerry Butler's career spans four decades; he recorded more than 50 albums and his voice is one of the most distinguished voices in all of music. As soulful as ever, yet smooth as ice, his nickname "the Ice Man" epitomizes his demeanor -- and sound. In spite of his status as a true music icon, he remains humble. Butler moved from Sunflower, MS, to Chicago, IL, at the age of three during the mass migration of blacks from the South to the North. (He grew up in an area which is now known as the Cabrini-Green Housing Projects.)

Butler acquired his initial music lessons as a young boy while a member of the church choir in Chicago. Curtis Mayfield, who was three years younger, was also a member of the same choir. The two befriended each other and began a collaboration that would have an everlasting impact on music. The twosome joined up with brothers Arthur and Richard Brooks and Sam Gooden to form the R&B group the Roosters. In fact, the Brooks brothers, Gooden, and a female had migrated to Chicago from Tennessee, and were called the Roosters & a Chick. But when Butler and Mayfield joined them, the group became simply the Roosters. In 1957, the quintet's name was changed to Jerry Butler & the Impressions. Butler scored his first hit with the Impressions in 1958 with the timeless ballad "For Your Precious Love." (He'd written the lyrics to the song when he was just 16.)

That same year Butler and the Impressions cordially split, and Butler began his solo career. He released his first single, "Lost," on the Abner label. It peaked at number 17 on the Billboard R&B charts. Jumping over to Vee-Jay in late 1960 where his career blossomed, Butler had his first hit as a solo artist with "He Will Break Your Heart." The single popped to the top of the charts at number one and stayed there for seven consecutive weeks. In 1961, Butler bounced back with two Top Ten singles: "Find Another Girl" and "I'm a Telling You." In 1967, he signed with Mercury and teamed up with the production duo of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. His work with these two master producers and songwriters resulted in some classic recordings, including the outstanding album The Ice Man Cometh. The album featured one superb track after another, including two number-one singles ("Hey, Western Union Man," "Only the Strong Survive") and two Top Ten singles ("Never Give You Up," "Are You Happy"). Always known for being a crooner, "Hey, Western Union Man" revealed to many that Butler was more than capable of singing up-tempo songs.

In 1971, Gamble and Huff formed their own label and subsequently Butler formed a creative workshop to help provide material for his forthcoming albums. Material that did not make his albums, he marketed to other artists. In the spring of 1971, Butler hit the Top Ten with the number-eight single "If It's Real What I Feel," which was written by Chuck Jackson (the younger brother of Rev. Jesse Jackson). Butler continued his hit-making tradition with "Ain't Understanding Mellow," a classic soul-ballad duet with Brenda Lee Eager that peaked at number three on the Billboard R&B charts. Butler scored a number-six single with Eager with a remake of the Carpenters' "(They Long to Be) Close to You" and a solo hit with a remake of the O'Jays' "One Night Affair," which was also his last song to crack the Top Ten.  by Craig Lytle

Taste :

Jerry Butler ‎– One Night Affair



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By Electric Looser

Cozy Cole ‎– Topsy 1958 (Sparton)



Label : Sparton

Value :

"Topsy" was a 1938 instrumental release for bandleader Benny Goodman, written by Edgar Battle and Eddie Durham, which became a number fourteen pop hit.
In 1958, drummer Cozy Cole recorded the song and issued it in two parts as a single; The A-side ("Topsy, Part 1") made it to #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while the B-side ("Topsy, Part 2") reached #3 on the Hot 100 chart and #1 on the Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart, staying atop the latter for six weeks.

Taste :

Cozy Cole ‎– Topsy (pt. 2)



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By Electric Looser

Παρασκευή, 20 Μαρτίου 2015

Hardal ‎– Nasıl? Ne Zaman? 1980 (Öncü)



Label : Öncü

Value :

Turkish rock is weird. Whether it's the psychedelic wanderings of Erkin Koray or the wild-haired boogie of Bunalim, the folks in Istanbul just have their own unique approach to rockin'. Hardal, basically a footnote in Turkish rock history, have now had their debut album reissued by the indefatigable Shadoks label, and it's a worthy nugget of late-'70s prog. Had it been heard in the West at the time of its initial release in 1979, it would likely have seemed a little behind the times; there are plenty of stinging guitar leads and weird Theremin-like synths, and the rhythms are pretty pumping, but it sounds more like a product of the '60s, or early-'70s Krautrock, than the dawn of the '80s. Still, the female vocals on "Unuttum" are quite lovely, and those guitars (by Sukru Yuksel and Cahit Kukul, for those who are curious) do really tear it up. The six-minute title track (which translates to "Where From? Where To?") is a drifting, psychedelic journey with electric piano backing a raw, soulful vocal and some fuzzed-out guitar soloing, plus a long and weird synth interlude in the middle. Other tracks, like "Zor" and "Baska" offer a melodic, poppy take on boogie, with more acid-fried six-string action and oddly smooth vocals. This is decidedly not for everyone, though fans of Turkish rock will doubtless enjoy it.

Taste :

Hardal ‎–  Ne Kadar Zaman Geçti

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By Electric Looser



The Cast Five - Popsound - N.1 1971 (Flirt Records)



Label : Flirt Records

Value :

Sonor Music Editions presents a reissue of The Cast Five's highly collectible Popsound N. 1, originally released in 1971 on Flirt Records, the Italian label responsible for Paese Sotto Inchiesta (1971) by Peymont/Braen and Underground Mood (1972). This is obscure library music by a studio group composed of Ernesto Nicelli, Stellio Subelli, and Pasquale Castiglione. Tons of psychedelic grooves, including those on "Diatomea" and "Gospel 71", and killer breakbeats on "Speedball Experience." Generally, the whole record features some of the best b-boy breaks to be found on a library LP. This reissue is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a heavy cardboard sleeve replicating the original edition. Limited to 500 copies.

Taste :

The Cast Five -Esse  4


The Cast Five - Eliotropio


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By Electric Looser

Πέμπτη, 19 Μαρτίου 2015

Little Tony - Questo Mondo Non Mi Va 1967 (Durium)


Label : Durium

Value :

Little Tony was born in Tivoli, Italy, but was a citizen of San Marino, where his parents were born, and never applied for Italian citizenship. He formed a rock and roll group with his two brothers, Alberto and Enrico, in 1957, naming himself Little Tony in emulation of Little Richard. The following year, the group were signed by Durium Records, who released a series of covers of American rock and roll songs by them in Italy.  In 1959, the Italian singer Marino Marini, when in London, recommended the group to TV pop show producer Jack Good. Good visited Italy to meet the group, was impressed, and signed them up to appear in his British TV show Boy Meets Girls.
They made their first appearance on the programme in September 1959, and released their first single in the UK, "I Can't Help It" - the 11th single of their career in Italy - on the Decca label soon afterwards. For their third British single, Good recorded the group in London for the first time, and the resulting single, "Too Good", written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, reached # 19 on the UK singles chart in January 1960, their only chart success in Britain.[1] The group continued to appear regularly on TV shows in Britain until 1962.The group first revisited Italy in 1961 to appear at the Sanremo Festival (in which they performed the song "24.000 baci" in couple with Adriano Celentano and ranked second) returning more permanently the following year.Little Tony then worked as a solo singer, having his first #1 in Italy with "Il ragazzo col ciuffo" in 1962. He began working as a movie actor, appearing in over 20 movies in Italy, and becoming a star in the musicarelli film genre.
He also continued to record regularly through the 1960s, one of his biggest hits being "Cuore matto", no. 1 for nine consecutive weeks in 1967.It sold in excess of a million copies and was awarded a gold disc in May 1967.Another song of great success was "Riderà", which sold over a million copies in 1966.He formed his own record label, Little Records, in 1969. In 1975 he recorded the album Tony canta Elvis, which pays tribute to his master, Elvis Presley.He continued to record and perform successfully in Italy, despite suffering a heart attack in 2006.Little Tony died of lung cancer on May 27, 2013, at the age of 72.

Taste :

Little Tony - Non Conta Niente


Little Tony - Questo Mondo Non Mi Va


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By Electric Looser

Τετάρτη, 18 Μαρτίου 2015

Lloyd McNeill Quartet - Washington Suite 1970 (ASHA Recording)


Label : ASHA Recording

Value :



Taste:

Lloyd McNeill Quartet - Home Rule

Lloyd McNeill Quartet - 2504 Cliffbourne Place


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By Electric Looser

The Acropols - The Acropols 1968 (Aries)



Label : Aries

Value :

Ξεκινούν σαν Trio Aris με εμφανίσεις σε Γερμανία με τους Άρης Βελιζιώτης,Άρης Σταυρόπουλος και Κώστα Τσακανίκα,. Στο Βέλγιο συναντούν τον Τάκη Φωκά και λίγο αργότερα αλλάζουν το όνομα
τους σε The Acropol Quartet. Μετά από εμφανίσεις σε Quenn Anne και άλλα μαγαζιά της Ελλάδας στο group μπαίνει ο Λάκης Σκουλάτος και ο Γιώργος Κυμινάς. Το 1967 αναχωρούν για το Μεξικό όπου εμφανίζονται στο Hotel Sesional για αρκετό καιρό. Μετά από περιοδεία στην Αμερική επιστρέφουν ξανά στο Μεξικό το 1968 λόγω των Ολυμπιακών Αγώνων όπου εμφανίζονται στο Camino Real. Στο Μεξικό ηχογραφούν και αυτό το δισκάκι.

Taste :

The Acropols - A beautiful girl


The Acropols - Cuore matto




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By Electric Looser



Δευτέρα, 16 Μαρτίου 2015

Edip Akbayram & Dostlar ‎– Ince Ince Bir Kar Yağar/Dağlar Dağladı Beni 1974 (Sayan)


Label : Sayan

Value :

Edip Akbayram’s a frail guy who spent his childhood unable to walk, but once he grew up he was on Istanbul TV in a whitey-fro and knee length colored robes. Akbayram’s voice is big & open, and it took him all across Turkey at the height of Anatolian psychedelia.By Vea

Taste :

Edip Akbayram & Dostlar - Dağlar Dağladı Beni

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By Electric Looser

Πέμπτη, 12 Μαρτίου 2015

Craig Bailey & Κωστα Μαγγινας τριο.

 
Craig Bailey's solo on Funk (K.Maginas) 
 

By Electric Looser

Τα ελληνικά μουσικά συγκροτήματα των sixties.Η ελληνική ποπ σκηνή της δεκαετίας του ’60 (μέσα από τη ματιά του Νίκου Σάρρου) Από τους: Electric Looser και Γιάννη Παναγόπουλο


Ο Νίκος Σάρρος χρειάστηκε 8 χρόνια για να γράψει το μεγαλύτερο ρεπορτάζ της ζωής του. Οι 340 σελίδες του βιβλίου του με τίτλο «Τα ελληνικά συγκροτήματα των 60s» είναι δομημένες πάνω σε δύο αξίες. Την εκτόνωση της, σκέτα, έντονης επιθυμίας του να καταγράψει την ιστορία μουσικών γκρουπ που σχηματίστηκαν στην Ελλάδα (όχι μόνο Αθήνα – Θεσσαλονίκη), στη διάρκεια της δεκαετίας του ’60. Την ιδέα να χαρτογραφηθεί η ποπ – μουσική – κουλτούρα της χώρας σε μία περίοδο που η νεολαία της εποχής κόχλαζε από ανάγκη για δημιουργία. Ο Σάρρος παρουσιάζει κάτι που πριν γράψει άκουσε, διασταύρωσε, έζησε. Σας μεταφέρουμε τις εντυπώσεις του από ένα ταξίδι που ξεκίνησε το 2008 και, απ’ ό,τι φαίνεται, συνεχίζει να απολαμβάνει ακόμα. Η συνεχεια εδω

Το βιβλίο «Τα ελληνικά συγκροτήματα των 60s» θα παρουσιαστεί στο πλαίσιο του φεστιβάλ «Vinil is back».

By Electric Looser

Πέμπτη, 5 Μαρτίου 2015

Ache - Green Man 1971 (Philips)



Label : Philips

Value : From 170 to 250 euros

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce a newly re-mastered edition of the classic debut album by Danish Progressive Rock group ACHE. Formed in 1968, with a line-up of TORSTEN OLAFSSON (bass, vocals), FINN OLAFSSON (guitar, vocals), PETER MELLIN (organ, piano) and GLEN FISHER (drums and percussion),
ACHE first came to attention in Denmark with their work DE HOMINE URBANO ("About Urban Man”) which was the first ever Rock ballet, performed by the Royal Danish Ballet Company in Copenhagen in 1969. Influenced by groups such as The Nice, Iron Butterfly and more, ACHE’s music was a powerful Psychedelic Progressive Rock driven by Peter Mellin’s powerful Hammond Organ and the fluid guitar playing of Finn Olafsson. ACHE’s second album,
"GREEN MAN” was released in June 1971 in Europe and was arguably the band’s finest hour, featuring classics such as ‘Equatorial Rain’, ‘The Invasion’ and ‘Shadow of a Gypsy’. Hailed by JULIAN COPE in his on-line DANSKROCKSAMPLER, ACHE’s two albums for Philips are now hailed as Psych / Prog classics.By cherry red

Taste :

Ache -The Invasion



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 By Electric Looser