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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bola De Nieve- Recital (Cuba)

 Bola De Nieve- Recital (Cuba)
This records was released around 1962-1963, in the early days of Communist Cuba. The label Sierra Maestra was most likely short lived, because in 1964, the state run Cuban record label EGREM was founded. The recording quality on this vinyl is very good, a very clear sound. Ignacio Jacinto Villa was a Cuban composer & pianist of popular music. He was also known affectionately as Bola de Nieve (Snowball). This record contains 20 of his songs. He had performed in the USSR, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary,  Poland, Czechoslovakia, China, & North Korea, and his songs are also know in all of South America, Mexico, North America, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, and more.
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Nayo- Plegaria de un Niño (Peru)

Nayo- Plegaria de un Niño (Peru)

From my own collection
This album is actually a US pressing of a Peruvian album by the IEMPSA label from Peru. At the time of this release (c. 1969) Nayo (Genaro Miguel Ganoza) was 12 years old, and his biggest hit was "Plegaria de un Niño". Styles on the album include "Surf A Go Go", "Carnavalito", "Rock A Go Go", & "Bolero Cancion". The album wasn't what I expected and it's quite interesting. The backing band is the band of Peruvian band leader Eulogio Molina.  If you want to read more about Nayo, there is an article about him on this Peruvian music blog-        http://larocoladepapa.blogspot.com/2011/02/nayo.html (In spanish).

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Arik Einstein & Shalom Chanoch- Shablool (Israel)

Arik Einstein & Shalom Chanoch- Shablool (Israel)

From my own collection

Released in 1970, this album features two of the most prominent Israeli rock musicians of the period- Arik Einstein (known as the greatest singer in Israeli history) & Shalom Chanoch (known as the King of Israeli Rock). The album Shablool pioneered the new Israeli rock sound influenced by psychedelia & Anglo- American rock n roll. The backing band on the album is The Churchills, one of the pioneering Israeli psychedelic rock bands of the 1960's.

Back cover of the album

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Claudette Auchu- Intermission (Canada)

 Claudette Auchu- Intermission

From my own collection

Sorry for the long absence, I was having technical difficulties with recording equipment. Anyway, now that I'm back, I can share this recent find, which has a killer psychedelic funk track right at the beginning! It's a cover of the French soul song Mammy Blue, and if you look at the picture of the back cover, it is labeled as (Rock funky), which was the giveaway that this album was going to be good. The other tracks are good too, some have wah-wah & some breaks, & Claudette's organ playing is very good. Most other organ albums I've heard are extremely dull & boring, but this one is very lively, with excellent playing & a funky back-up band too. Enjoy this French-Canadian gem from 1972!

Profil PRO-106        

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Unknown Soviet Funk

Unknown Soviet Funk from old cassette

Enjoy this unknown soviet funk track, starting off peaceful but breaking out into a frenzy soon after. Possibly from a film soundtrack, sounds dramatic. If you know the name of the track or where its from please leave a comment.

Unknown Soviet funk

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Moonlight Madness- Teri Desario (USA)

Moonlight Madness- Teri Desario (USA)
from my own collection

A disco album from 1979 with good cosmic/disco-funk with synths. High quality instrumental production,  vocals aren't great though. Enjoy!

Download here: Moonlight Madness

A1- Moonlight Madness

B1- Sell My Soul for You

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas!/Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope that your enjoying the music!

The Travellers (Singapore)

A festive rock and roll medley of chinese new year songs with american christmas songs (Jingle Bells). Enjoy!

Track 1 : 王小二拜年 / 賀新年

Track 2: 恭喜恭喜 / 迎春花

Songs courtesy of Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe, great world music blog!