Πέμπτη 28 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Turkish Delights - 26 Beat, Psych & Garage Ultrarities from Beyond the Sea of Marmara 2001 (Grey Past Records)

Label :  Grey Past Records

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"26 Turkish Beat, Psych & Garage Delights: rarities from beyond the Sea of Mamara" (also called Turkish Delights) is a compilation of Turkish rock groups from the 1960s and 70s. The album highlights the early and classic 1966-77 rock periods in Turkey, including giants such as Mavi Işiklar, Erkin Koray, and Moğollar.  Informed by the music coming out of Britain and the United  States, the fourteen bands in this collection run the gamut from early beat sounds of garage bands to mid-seventies psychedelic explorations, simultaniously infusing the music with a distinctively Turkish sound. 

 In the mid-1960s, the British invasion's led by generals John, Paul, George, and Ringo and supported by units such as the Who, the Kinks, the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirds swept across the United States and Europe, forever altering the static-dusted sounds coming from the radio.  It wasn't long before young people all over the world were plugging in amps, setting up drums, cracking cases of beer and crunching out imitations of their favorite rock 45s.  Most of these groups were, perhaps fortunately, lost to time, never amounting to anything more than a handful of misspent afternoons and adolescent laughs.  Even so, there are countless examples of recordings available to the scholarly, curious, or just plain demented.  The United States and Europe boast an impressive number of specialty stores, magazines, and conventions devoted to the quest for finding that one obscure gem, the recording that time forgot.  Over the last decade the seemingly bottomless well of obscure U.S. and British bands began to dry up, forcing the now junkie-like record collectors to turn elsewhere for their fix.  

If it were mapped on a globe, the widely accepted history of rock and roll would appear to bounce back and forth between Britain and the U.S.  Contrary to conventional wisdom, however, varieties of rock spilled over into any region that had transistor radios and sullen youth with too much time on their hands.  Starting with the release of the now infamous Cambodian Rocks album over a decade ago, European and American collectors have plumbed the relatively uncharted depths of garage and psychedelic rock from around the world.  The curious can listen, among countless others, to rave-ups by Japanese, Greek, Indian, Korean, Italian, French, Peruvian, or Brazilian bands.  Turkish Delights is just one installment in a long line of 1960s re-releases from around the globe.  One of the greatest impediments to the total global domination of rock and roll was language.  The young and curious in non-anglophone regions were often put off by their inability to decipher the frequently slurred and confusing lyrics of rock and roll.  Such was the case in Turkey, which, although it had a small rock contingent in the 1950s, did not truly jump on the bandwagon until a decade later.  Early on, the interest in Euro-American popular music was fuelled in Turkey primarily by instrumental bands such as the Ventures or the Shadows.  Then the Beatles broke and, as happened in many popular music scenes around the world, everything changed.By Gabriel Skoog

Even if they chose the 16 best tracks from the Lp version, the remaining cuts would still make it worth it. 

Taste :

Baris Manco & Kaygisizlar - Trip (Fairground)


Cem Karaca ve Apaslar - Sans Cocugu 

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By Electric Looser

Τρίτη 26 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Pastoral ‎– Prórroga De La Tierra / Humanos (Quieren Llamarse) 1977 (Cabal)

Label : Cabal

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A nice prog folk 45's for this group from Argentina. Very calm with some acoustic guitar parts with nice folk vein. Nice lirics with a female balanced voice. Is not a masterpiece but it's a good work made in Argentina in 70 décade.

Taste :

Pastoral ‎- Humanos

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By Electric Looser

Kalyanji & Anandji - Dharmatma 1975

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Dharmatama is a 1975 Hindi movie and the first Bollywood film to be shot in Afghanistan. It was produced and directed by Feroz Khan. The movie is the first attempt in India to localise The Godfather. The title character was based on matka (form of Indian gambling) king Ratan Khatri. It is said that Khan sat down with Khatri to learn more about him and understand the nuances of matka. The cast includes Feroz Khan, Hema Malini, Rekha, Premnath, Imtiaz Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Farida Jalal, Ranjeet, Helen, Madan Puri, Jeevan, Iftekhar and Dara Singh, satyen kappu and sudhir. The music is by Kalyanji & Anandji (are an Indian composer duo). This film took Feroz Khan to new heights in his career as this was a blockbuster movie. The same year, Sholay and Deewar were released. The film is also its scenes featuring Buzkashi a Central Asian sport on horses, including aerial shots, which in turn won film's cinematographer, Kamal Bose, Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer.

Taste :

Kalyanji Anandji - Theme music

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By Electric Looser

Πέμπτη 14 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Millie Jackson ‎– Caught Up 1974 (Spring Records)

Label : Spring Records

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Seminal 70s southern soul from Millie Jackson – a record that's head and shoulders above most of what she recorded in later years! Before she got all naughty and raunchy, Millie Jackson was one of the best female soul singers to come out of the south – and this album's a work of understated brilliance that brings a new level of emotion and feeling to the music. The whole thing's conceived as a bit of a concept album – one in which Millie's a bit fragile at the start, due to unfulfilled love – then regains her confidence by confronting those around her, and eventually steps forth boldly as a proud, new woman. Jackson put together the record with producer Brad Shapiro – and the overall style is Muscle Shoals, but with a more sophisticated twist – thanks to inventive use of strings alongside the more standard soul rhythms. Highlights include a great remake of "If Loving You Is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right" (with a nice bit of spoken dialogue!)

Taste :

Millie Jackson - If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right

Mille Jackson - It's All Over But The Shouting

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By Electric Looser

Πέμπτη 7 Ιανουαρίου 2016

The Original London Beat ‎– I'll Go Crazy 1966 (Polskie Nagrania Muza)

Label : Polskie Nagrania Muza

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The London Beats were the first Western rock band to tour behind the Iron Curtain, releasing an ultra-rare LP in Poland and three Polish-only EPs.
Ιn early 1966 by I’ll Go Crazy, which featured Mick Tucker on lead vocals on two tracks – “I’ll Go Crazy” and “If You Gotta Go, Go Now” and Polish singer Mira Kubansinka on the remaining tracks, “Walking In The Sand” and “You’re No Good”. For more infos check here

Taste :

The Original London Beat - You're No Good

The Original London Beat - Walking In The Sand

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By Electric Looser