24 May 2005

EC Brown Finds

EC BrownEC Brown found some interesting sites:

:: An entire CD posted of the music of Meiko Kaji, a B-film actress and singer from Japan (she was the star of Lady Snowblood)

:: The Al Mashriq site provides a couple of lengthy recordings by famed Egyptian singer Umm Kalthoum: 'Raq el Habib' (performed 1941) and 'Ouzkourini' (performed 1939)

:: Zombi, who recreate the 80's Goblin sound

:: Masguda Shamsutdinova, Tartar composer

:: Family Fiesta convert medieval and traditional Spanish music into frollicking children's music (in mostly Spanish and English).

:: Harris Newman is a solo guitarist from Montreal performing a dandy Western-raga style, primarily on the steel guitar.

:: Finland's Kuupuu is the lo-fi psych solo-project of Jonna Karanka.

:: Ukranian band named Guitars sounds like an odd hybrid of various things 1980s

:: 2 CDs of music from a Classical composer/conductor and Sufi potentate Hidayat Inayat-Khan

23 May 2005

Have You Heard?

Sorry to be so busy lately. No, no, now don't you go thinking I love you any less. Just so so so busy. Miss ya! Here are some things that reminded me that I really need to speak with you.

Smart-Music.netSmart-Music.net hosts a fab new compilation featuring artists from The Agriculture.

Find downtempo abstract beats, understated instrumentals reflecting a deep sunrise vibe and - most of all - a sympathetic sound. Nonchalant. Rugged. Timeless. Uplifting. These beatz are therapy for the soul, a soundtrack for the down home crew.

Chenard Walcker and friends can be heard on his Free Sample Zone netlabel. It used to be a division of his site, but now it has blossomed with its own domain, FreeSampleZone.com, with a full catalog of treasures.


Ouim Records is an independent internet label centered in Sofia, Bulgaria, started in the beginning of 2005. Their goal is to promote all kinds of electronic music, in any tone of the progressive, tech, groovy, experimental, deep.


Brand new radio show from Splogman! Hear the 22 May 2005 Splogcast at Splusp!

The Party Party have new tracks on their site.


All our Vinyl Preservation Sharity Society pals have fine offerings for you. Check 'em out!



Working my way through the mailbag, so more to come.

22 May 2005

Friendly Persuasion Reruns

Here is some good news for fans of Otis Fodder's Friendly Persuasion radio show. You can catch reruns of the latest show on the Hellbound Alleee station weeknights at 5PM EST.

Can't wait for a rerun? Then you catch Friendly Persuasion on LuxuriaMusic from 9PM to 10PM EST.

[Convert to your time zone.]

15 May 2005

Juan Vicari and His Orchestra - Mambo

MamboJuan Vicari and His Orchestra - Mambo. This 10" landed a place in my home just because Mr. Vicari opens with a mambo variation of "The Old Gray Mare." Of all the lovely songs in the world to choose from, it was puzzling to find this song selected for a mambo rendition. Why on Earth? What was Vicari thinking? Regardless, Vicari's little record has some happy moments of marimbas and brass with piano combo. Let's dance, shall we?

14 May 2005

Sunshine Sounds

Surf Guitar 101
Surf Guitar 101 2005 MP3 Compilation
. Members of the SurfGuitar101.com email list created a compilation of their own material as a way to get to know each other, to share recording tips and techniques, and to have fun. [via xtabay]




SurfSurf compilation. I recently put together a fun surf comp for a girlfriend in Vienna. It was made up of surf and Western style guitar tracks that have been made available by artists online. I've bought most of the CDs included on it, so I can vouch for them.

Note: Heard from John of the Malibooz. Seems John and Walter have been making music together for 40 years. Cool history, pics and more on their website. Malibooz CDs are available from CD Baby.

[site] 01 - The Diamondheads - Big Daddy Dirtpile
[site] 02 - The Penetrators - Checkpoint Echo
[site] 03 - DeadBolt - Blacktop Fever
[site] 04 - Big Ray & The Futuras - Horrorscope
[site] 05 - Mofos [featuring Willie B] - Supercharged on Alcohol
[site] 06 - The Del-Vamps - Faraway Places [oops! cut off end]
[site] 07 - The Diamondheads - Dented Fender
[site] 08 - Mofos [featuring Willie B] - Ciente de Español a Juan
[site] 09 - The Astroglides [Israel] - The Man With The Golden Reverb
[site] 10 - The Astroglides [Israel] - Dark Surf
[site] 11 - Archie Thompson - Swami's
[site] 12 - Mark Harp - Malibu Snacks
[site] 13 - Big Ray & The Futuras - Sputnik
[site] 14 - The Boss Martians - A-Bone
[site] 15 - The Penetrators - Deception Bay
[site] 16 - The Penetrators - Another Time, Another Place
[site] 17 - Brazil 2001- Girl From Orange County
[site] 18 - The Suburban Vamps - The Surf Vamps
[site] 19 - Mofos - Spy in Yer Eye
[site] 20 - The Manatees - Mendoza [live]
[site] 21 - Cheesy Vernix [Mark Harp] - Night Surf
[site] 22 - The Diamondheads - Waving
[site] 23 - The Mermen - Apache [live]
[site] 24 - Archie Thompson - El Dorado
[site] 25 - The Malibooz - Firestorm at Surfrider

Check out these artists! Go play in the sunshine!