Σάββατο 22 Ιουνίου 2024

Bob Andy And Marcia Griffiths – Young Gifted And Black 1970 (Trojan Records)

Label : Trojan Records

Value :

In 1970, international recognition came when Bob and Marcia recorded Nina Simone’s ‘Young, Gifted and Black’, which sold 1/2 million in the UK and Europe, and still receives frequent airplay today. BOB & MARCIA became household names, appearing on Top of the Pops and touring extensively. They had another UK Top Ten single and two albums for Trojan Records. These two albums are now reissued on one cd. The cd offers an interesting bonus track: the Jamaican mix of ‘Young, Gifted and Black’, the hit song without the annoying strings that were added in London.

Taste :

Bob & Marcia - Young, Gifted and Black

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By Electric Looser

Παρασκευή 14 Ιουνίου 2024

Peter Thomas Sound Orchester - Raumpatrouille 1966 (Philips)

Label : Philips

Value : 

Wonderful -- and one of our favorite soundtracks ever! The score was written by German jazzman Peter Thomas -- and has a mad mad mad style that blends together jazz, early electronics, bossa nova, Hammond organ -- and a dozen other musical touches you'd never really expect to encounter up in space! But it's the future, circa 1966 -- and what better way to explore that territory than by taking the mod grooves of the 60s, and "space-ifying" them a bit? The whole thing's tremendous -- funky, groovy, magical -- and one of those albums we've treasured for years!

Taste :

Peter Thomas Sound Orchester - Raumpatrouille 

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By Electric Looser

Δευτέρα 10 Ιουνίου 2024

Terry Callier - Occasional Rain 1972 (Cadet)

Label : Cadet 

Value :

Terry Callier's first album for Cadet -- and the kickoff of one of the greatest three album runs that any soul artist ever recorded! This one's got a different feel than the later two, as it takes songs by Terry, and structures them with these little musical "seque" tracks in between every song, done in a sparer folksy style that recalls Terry's roots in the Old Town scene in Chicago. At the time, Terry was making the transition from folk artist to soul singer -- and he'd been picked up by Jerry Butler and The Dells as a promising young songwriter, one of the best talents of the second generation of Chicago soul stars. The record's a stripped-down affair that features a small group with Charles Stepney on harpsichord and organ, Callier on guitar, and backing vocals by Minnie Riperton, Shirley Wahls, and Kitty Haywood.

Taste :

Terry Callier - Ordinary Joe

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By Electric Looser

Σάββατο 1 Ιουνίου 2024

Love Unlimited - In Heat 1974 (20th Century Records)

Label : 20th Century Records

Value :

Classic 70s female soul – and one of the best albums ever recorded by Love Unlimited – a trio of ladies recording with Barry White during his glory years! The album's got a really incredible approach – partly in the mode of older female group soul, but also done with a hipper, more righteous style – one that pushes the sound past older standards for the music, yet which falls into none of the disco cliches of the time.

Taste :

Love Unlimited - Share A Little Love In Your Heart

Love Unlimited - I Needed Love - You Were There

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By Electric Looser

Σάββατο 25 Μαΐου 2024

João Gilberto - O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor 1960 (Odeon)

Label : Odeon

Value :

A wonderful album of Joao Gilberto's early bossa tracks from Brazil! The album's one of the first few that he ever recorded, and it's a masterpiece of understatement, recorded with arrangements by a young Antonio Carlos Jobim, and a soaring bossa sound that would soon make history. 

Taste :

João Gilberto - O Amor, O Sorriso E A Flor 

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By Electric Looser


Σάββατο 18 Μαΐου 2024

Azimüth - Azimüth 1975 (Som Livre)

Label : Som Livre

Value :

One of the sweetest electric records to come from 70s Brazil – the fabulous first effort from the Azymuth trio, and work that's hardly been matched again! Although the group here have plenty of the warm keyboard touches of their more famous later work, they're also moving in territory that's a bit more abstract as well – using some noisier electronics amidst the smoother ones, to create a style that's somewhere between fusion, electric funk, and some of the more soaring Brazilian rhythms of the post-bossa years! The keyboards of Jose Roberto Bertrami are worth the price of admission alone – and include Fender Rhodes, Arp, and clavinet – plus bits of Hammond organ too!

Taste :

Azimüth - Azimüth (full album)

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Δευτέρα 13 Μαΐου 2024

Μοντέλο '63 - Μοντέλο '63 1988 (Cosmic Records)


Label : Cosmic Records

Value :

Οι Μοντέλο '63 με τον ομότιτλο δίσκο τους ηταν δημιούργημα του κιθαρίστα Τάκη Μπαρμπέρη γνωστού από jazz projects όπως οι Iskra και οι Jazz Fusion Quintet. Οι Μοντέλο '63 ενίοτε ακροβατούν μεταξύ μελαγχολίας και σοβαρότητας, χαλαρότητας και ελαφρότητας, με μουσική την οποία δεν μπορείς να χαρακτηρίσεις απλά pop, αλλά νεοκυματική pop με αρκετές πειραματικές rock φόρμες. Τα κομμάτια είναι ντυμένα με έξυπνο στίχο κοινωνικο-ερωτικού περιεχομένου. Όπου δεν υπάρχουν στίχοι, υπάρχουν πανέμορφα instrumental όπως το "Της Σελήνης". Βέβαια δεν πρόσθεσαν πολλά στην πολύπαθη ελληνική rock σκηνή, παρά μόνο αυτή την κυκλοφορία. Παρ' όλ' αυτά, είναι ένα ευχάριστο άκουσμα καθώς θα σας έρθουν στο μυαλό συγκροτήματα του ελληνόφωνου rock από τον Παύλο Σιδηρόπουλο ώς την Λευκή Συμφωνία.

Taste :

Μοντέλο 63 - Της Σελήνης


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By Electric Looser