Κυριακή, 14 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Jerzy Milian Trio ‎– Bazaar 1969 (Polskie Nagrania Muza)

Label : Polskie Nagrania Muza


An incredible record from Jerzy Milian – easily one of the hippest vibes players in Europe in the 60s, and a key member of the Polish jazz scene that also included Krzystof Komeda and Tomasz Stanko! The album's an extremely evocative session that features Milian's vibes and marimba mostly in a spare trio setting – stepping out with a highly chromatic tone that has echoes of Bobby Hutcherson's straighter Blue Note work of the 60s, but which also flows out with a unique sense of color and timing. A few tracks feature great wordless vocals from singer Ewa Wanat of the Novi Singers – drifting along with the tunes in a haunting way that has a bit of a soundtrack feel – and the album also features a bit of guest flute from Janusz Mych. Titles include "Bazar W Aszchabadzie", "Tempus Jazz 67", "Serial Rag", "Valse Ex Cathedra", and "My Favourite Band".By Dusty Groove

Taste :

Jerzy Milian Trio - Rewelacyjny Luciano (Sensational Luciano)

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By Electric Looser

Κυριακή, 7 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Lionel Hampton - Please Sunrise 1972 (Brunswick)

Label : Brunswick

Value :

Sweet vibes from the great Lionel Hampton – sounding different here than both his early swing years, and his later small combo modes – and working in a style that has his instrument in the lead over hip Chicago soul backings from the team at Brunswick Records! The album's got a nicely laidback vibe, and a mix of core instrumentation with larger charts that's not unlike some of the cool Cadet Records work by Ramsey Lewis at the end of the 60s – except with vibes, not piano. Willie Henderson and Tom Tom Washington did the arrangements – and nearly every track's an original by Eugene Record.

Taste :

Lionel Hampton - Please Sunrise

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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη, 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Effi Duke & The Love Family - Mr. Love 1980 (Homzy Records))

Label : Homzy Records

Value : From 500 to 800 euros (original pres)

 Nigeria had a unique music scene which began spreading rapidly in the 1970s. The era was based on unspoiled use of fuzz pedal, keyboards and indisputable influences of the Psychedelic Blues bands of the West. In 1980 Effi Duke & The Love Family came out with their debut Mr. Love. It was released by Homzy Records which was a home of many Afro-Funk records, going strong from mid '70s toward '80s. Effi Duke & The Love Family being one of their most energetic albums. The '80s were definitely more into a jazzy sound with disco slowly infiltrating the African music scene. What's so unique about Mr. Love is Effi Duke's love for guitar based Jazz and together with African rhythms and funky bass, his album is a Funk/Jazz/Disco hybrid. He's an incredible guitarist and also at the time of this LP an ex-Wings member. They were one of the most popular bands from Nigeria. Effi Duke was a key part of the scene with being member of The Wings, The Visitors, The Apostles, he played also the guitars on Mary Afi Usuah's fantastic second LP African Woman (which will be also rereleased on PMG) and on many other great albums including the incredible Folk 77 album.

Taste :

Effi Duke & The Love Family - Time is Come
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By electric Looser

Κυριακή, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Piero Piccioni ‎- Musica Amore 1972 (General Music)

Label : General Music

Value :

Cinedelic Records present a reissue of Musica Amore, the extraordinary album by Maestro Piccioni originally released in 1972. Musica Amore includes songs from various soundtracks showing Piccioni's many facets. He utilizes the gorgeous voice of Shawn Robinson in "Right Or Wrong" and "Once and Again", from giallo thriller ...Dopo Di Che, Uccide Il Maschio E Lo Divora (1971), the choir I Cantori Moderni di Alessandro Alessandroni, the band of I Marc 4 (Maurizio Majorana, Antonello Vannucchi, Roberto Podio, Carlo Pes) and soloists of the caliber of Gianni Basso and Dino Piana. An absolutely killer album with superb arrangements, funky beats, exotic sounds ("Ebony Ride"), breaks, erotic lounge, beat, shake ("Abigaille"), psychedelia ("Fiore Nero"), and jazz, that stands as a key album in the world of Italian library music and soundtracks. By twoheadeddog

Taste :

Piero Piccioni & Shawn Robinson - Right or wrong

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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη, 11 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

D.R. Hooker - The Truth 1972 (On Records)

Label : On Records

Value : From 1000 to 1700 euros

Early 70s psych folk from DR Hooker – looking pretty biblical in the cover photo – with a spiritual tilt to some of the lyrics, but in a pretty tripped out way – and a wild mix of styles, from easygoing, approachable folk pop, to untamed, fuzzed out psychedelia! We were expecting some laidback psych folk, and there is some of that, but also some full on psychedelic rock – with a mix of acoustic & electric elements, from guitars, to dobro, synthesizer, organ & piano, vibes & other percussion.

Taste :

D.R. Hooker - The Truth

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By Electric Looser

Σάββατο, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Dj Veekash present The 70 80 Colombia Music Revisisted

Taste : 

Dj Veekash present The 70 80 Colombia Music Revisisted

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The Forminx feat. Τάσος Παπασταμάτης ‎– Our Last September / And Maybe More 1965 (Decca)

Label : Decca

Value :
Μετά από δεκαπέντε ολόκληρες μέρες, και λόγω της έντονης δυσοσμίας, το πτώμα του Τάσου Παπασταμάτη, πρώην συνεργάτη των Βαγγέλη Παπαθανασίου και Νίκου Μαστοράκη, ανακάλυψε ο  διαχειριστής της πολυκατοικίας που διέμενε ο τραγουδιστής.
Το πρώτο συντριπτικό hit τους (το «Jeronimo Yanka») ξεκίνησε σαν χορευτικό παραλήρημα στις αρχές του 1965 και έγινε χρυσό 45αράκι μέσα σε μία εβδομάδα. Ο λόγος για τους “The Forminx”  το γκρουπ που έριξε τον σπόρο για την έκρηξη των συγκροτημάτων στην εγχώρια σκηνή. Με το θρυλικό αυτό γκρουπ ξεκίνησαν ουσιαστικά τα πάντα στην ελληνική ποπ σκηνή και ο θόρυβος της τεράστιας επιτυχίας τους έβαλε τα θεμέλια στη συνέχεια για τη δημιουργία εκατοντάδων συνόλων στην χώρα.

Ήταν το σχήμα, από το οποίο ξεκίνησε την καριέρα του ο πασίγνωστος keyboard-ίστας και συνθέτης Βαγγέλης Παπαθανασίου. Το 1964  αναλαμβάνει το μανατζάρισμα των “The Forminx” ο Νίκος Μαστοράκης  ,ο οποίος εκτός από στιχουργός των τραγουδιών τους,  σύντομα τους αναδεικνύει ως  το δημοφιλέστερο συγκρότημα της εποχής. Ο  δημοφιλής τραγουδιστής τους Τάσος Παπασταμάτης, όταν διαλύθηκε το γκρουπ  ακολούθησε σόλο καριέρα ηχογραφώντας μάλιστα και ένα 45άρι το 1966  με το τραγούδι του Φρανκ Σινάτρα «Stranger in the night». Η ανεπανάληπτη ερμηνεία του τον…έχρισε στους καλλιτεχνικούς κύκλους ως τον Έλληνα Σινάτρα. 
Που να φανταζόταν οι αμέτρητοι θαυμαστές του πως σαράντα τέσσερα χρόνια θα είχε αυτή την τραγική κατάληξη σε ένα μικρό διαμέρισμα στον έκτο όροφο της  οδού Αριστοτέλους στο κέντρο της Αθήνας.

Μεσημέρι Τρίτης στην πολυκατοικία που διέμενε τα τελευταία σχεδόν πενήντα χρόνια ως ενοικιαστής ο τραγουδιστής Τάσος Παπασταμάτης και οι έντονη δυσοσμία τρυπάει κυριολεκτικά την μύτη των γειτόνων του. Μετά από εκκλήσεις των συνιδιοκτητών και ενοίκων ο διαχειριστής καλεί τον ιδιοκτήτη του διαμερίσματος ,που φιλοξενούσε το μέλος των “The Forminx”, να ανοίξει την πόρτα γιατί οι δυσάρεστες οσμές ανάβλυζαν από το εσωτερικό του.

Έμειναν εμβρόντητοι μπροστά στο αποκρουστικό θέαμα που αντίκρισαν. Ο Τάσος Παπασταμάτης νεκρός και η σορός του σε κατάσταση προχωρημένης σήψης… Σύμφωνα με την ιατροδικαστική έκθεση πρέπει ο διάσημος τραγουδιστής να «έφυγε» από φυσικά αίτια τουλάχιστον πριν δεκαπέντε ημέρες. Ο 72χρονος τραγουδιστής τα τελευταία είκοσι χρόνια επέλεξε την πλήρη απομόνωση και πέθανε αβοήθητος καταλήγοντας σε ένα μαραθώνιο για την ανακάλυψη των στενών συγγενών του. Ήταν μάλιστα τόσο δύσκολος ο εντοπισμός ανθρώπων του οικογενειακού του περιβάλλοντος που χρειάστηκε η συνδρομή του ιδιωτικού ερευνητή Σωκράτη Στρατή για να βρεθεί κάποιος συγγενείς να υπογράψει για να παραλάβει την σορό του! 24/7/2010 By newsit.gr

Taste :

The Forminx feat. Τάσος Παπασταμάτης ‎ ‎- Our Last September

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By Electric Looser

Παρασκευή, 17 Αυγούστου 2018

Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You 1967 (Atlantic)

Label : Atlantic

Value :
25 /3/1942 - 16/8/2018

Essential work by Aretha Franklin – one of her best albums for Atlantic in the late 60s, with tracks that virtually define the sound of hard soul during the late 60s! The album's filled with excellent material – featuring 2 killer tracks recorded in Muscle Shoals ("Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "I Never Loved A Man"), plus lots of other great hard soul groovers done with Aretha's guiding light, Arif Mardin, in Atlantic's New York studios – including the tracks "Respect", "Baby, Baby, Baby", "Save Me", and "Dr. Feelgood".

Taste :

Aretha Franklin - Soul Serenade

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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη, 31 Ιουλίου 2018

30 favorite's movies for August by Electric Looser

1.       Bird

2.       Sweet And Lowdown

3.       Love & Mercy

4.       Cadillac Records

5.       I'm Not There 

6.       Nowhere Boy

7.       Tina 

8.       Sid and Nancy

9.       Coal Miner's Daughter

10.    Inside Llewyn Davis

11.   'Round Midnight (1986) 

12.   Candy Mountain

13.   No Direction Home: Bob Dylan

14.    Sound of Noise 

15.    Shut Up and Play the Hits

16.    The Commitments

17.    Legend of 1900

18.    Buena Vista Social Club 

19.    The Devil and Daniel Johnston

20.   Straight Outta Compton

21.   The Man With The Golden Arm

22.   Good Vibrations

23.   Backbeat

24.   Crazy Heart

25.   Once 

26.   Rudderless

27.   The Boat that Rocked 

28.   What Happened, Miss Simone?

29.   A Film About Jimi Hendrix

30.   Mad Dogs And Englishmen

By Electric Looser

Παρασκευή, 27 Ιουλίου 2018

Terumasa Hino Quintet - Snake Hip 1969 (Super Fuji Discs)

Label :  Super Fuji Discs

Value :

A fantastic little record – some of the earliest funk work we've ever heard from the legendary Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – featured here on two tracks for the soundtrack of Snake Hip! First up is "On The Corner" – a tune that's got lots of heavy electric piano in the rhythms – while Hino really soars out with a soulful solo that's some of his most hard-hitting work of the 60s – especially when he riffs out over these heavy drums!

Taste :

Terumasa Hino Quintet - On The Corner

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By Electric Looser

Κυριακή, 15 Ιουλίου 2018

Janko Nilovic ‎- Chorus 1974 (Editions Montparnasse 2000)

Label : Editions Montparnasse 2000

Value :

Very groovy work from the legendary Janko Nilovic – a set that's every bit as funky as some of his other records, but one that has a slightly different twist as well! The "chorus" in the title is appropriate – as there's a flurry of wordless vocals in the mix of this one – a group who draw from some surprisingly soulful currents to appear on some of the album's best tracks with a style that's more groovy soul ensemble than other uses of chorus styles at the time! Given the mod styles of the tunes, the whole thing almost feels like some lost funky Galt MacDermot stage production – especially as the lead female singer in the group has an especially great range, and might even be a better-known soul singer working without any credit on the date. Janko's blend of keyboards, basslines, and other instrumentation is wonderfu!By Dusty groove.

Taste :

Janko Nilovic ‎- Μagical World

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By Electric Looser

Τετάρτη, 11 Ιουλίου 2018

Alfa Mist ‎- Antiphon 2017 (Pink Bird Recording Co)

Label : Pink Bird Recording Co

Value : https://alfamist.bandcamp.com/

A producer called Alfa Mist. Alfa Mist makes brilliant, multilayered hip hop and instrumentals – often featuring some of the best of the UK’s vocal and MC talent (previous album’s featured Tom Misch and Lester Duval). His latest album release is ‘Antiphon’; a beautiful album of creatively executed hip hop beats with a real jazz and soul sensibility.
‘Antiphon’ has been based around a conversation Alfa Mist had with his brothers – and although undeniably influenced throughout by hip hop, the melancholy notes that come through on each track make it a more complex and moving beast than your usual head-nod hip hop LP. My personal favourite tracks are ‘Breathe’ featuring the eerie vocals from Kaya Thomas-Dyke and ‘Errors’ a track that epitomises Alfa’s mastery of chilled out jazz and is soul soothing and sonically vibrant in equal measure. By Mahogany

Taste :

Alfa Mist ‎- Keep On

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By Electric Looser

Τετάρτη, 4 Ιουλίου 2018

The Square Set - Featuring 'Silence Is Golden' 1967 (Continental Records)

Label : Continental Records

Value :

The Square Set was a 1960s rock band from Cape Town South Africa, known for their songs Silence is Golden (SA number 1 Hit (1967)) "Carol Corina" (SA number 10 hit (1968)), and "That's What I Want" (international number 1 hit in Brazil, Argentina, and Portugal (1971-1972)).
The band formed in March 1966 and was called Neville Whitmill and the Humans. Founder members Nol, Neville, Derek and Keith rehearsed daily for 6 months composing new songs and covers before contracting their first professional gig at the Clifton Hotel.

Nol Klinkhamer hailed from the Conservetoire of Music in Holland having a degree in Jazz played piano, organ and the vibraphone. Neville Whitmill a Soul singer from Cape Town had influences from Buddy Holly, Ray Charles, Ottis Redding, Marvin Gaye. Derek Marks from Cape Town enjoyed rock bass playing with influences from bands like The Beatles, Small faces, Dave Clark 5 and Keith Moffat from Cape Town also enjoy playing Rock music. During the rehearsal stage they landed a gig at the "Stables nite Club" in Church Street Cape Town which gave them a venue to hone and perfect their craft. The venue was usually packed to capacity to hear the band. At this time the band decided to record their music and in August 1966 met Ian Martin (recording engineer) and Lindsay du Plessis (owner) of A.V.S studios Bree Street CT. It was at this time that a name change was much needed. During a studio break the four got together to thrash out names and it was Nol Klinhamer who suggested "The Square Set".

The band combined soul vocals and jazz organ (with the Hammond organ growing in popularity at the time) with rock bass and drums. The Hammond sound can be heard on most of The Square Set songs.

The previously unreleased 'Silence Is Golden' had a makeover with Graham Beggs at the helm and was released on Gallos Continental label in or about March 1967. It reached number 1 on the Springbok radio charts around July 1967.This led to the release of the bands first full album, 'Silence Is Golden'.By Wikipedia

'That's What I Want', a song first recorded by UK group The Marauders in 1963, was also recorded by by The Ronnie Singer Sound, a Cape Town band Marks had previously worked with. The latter version was given to The Square Set to record. The song was changed to accommodate the lineup and added to the 'Silence Is Golden' album. This song was later released in South America on the Decca label and rose to number 1 in Brazil, Argentina 1971 and number 1 in Portugal in 1972.

Taste :

The Square Set - That's What I Want

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By electric Looser

Πέμπτη, 28 Ιουνίου 2018

30 favorite's movies for July by Electric Looser

Music documentaries

The Filth And The Fury (2000)

The Future Is Unwritten (2007)

Live Forever:The Story Of Brit-Pop (BBC 2003)

Scott Walker 30 Century Man (2006)

Stop Making Sense (1984)

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

I Called Him Morgan (2016)

The Case of the Three Sided Dream (2014)

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2010)

Let’s Get Lost (1988)

Music Movies

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

Across the Universe (2007)

Dingo (1991)

Where The Wild Things Are (2009)

Walk The Line (2005)

Singles (1992)

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Crossroads (1986)

Almost Famous (2000)

Road Movies 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

The Straight Story (1999) 

Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

The Way (2010)

Broken Flowers (2005)

Paris Texas (1984)

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Wild at Heart (1990)

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

By Electric Looser