Montag, 26. Juli 2010

The Fugs - Psychedelic Supermarket (Live Boston, 1968) - Tuli Kupferberg R.I.P.!

Sad news on http://www.thefugs.com/:

"Tuli Kupferberg, Poet, Great Songwriter, Spreader of Good Cheer, Celebrator of Personal Freedom, Great Story-Teller, Good Father and Husband, Lover of Beauty and Creativity— Marvelous Tuli, American Genius, has passed away in the hospital. The oi is oi-ing in the Great Oi!"

Rest in peace, Tuli!

To remember this far out artist, here´s an excellent recording of the Fugs concert in Boston, MA, 1968.

Thanks to the original uploader at http://gratefulbreed.blogspot.com/, who wrote these words about The Fugs:

"In their day, these beatniks scuzz-rockers were far more threatening to moral standards than the Sex Pistols could ever have hoped to be.

FBI investigations, banned pretty much everywhere, attacked at live performances, the Fugs were singing, explicitly, about fucking, dope, pussy, Vietnam, pornography, communism while Lou Reed was still penning novelty ditties like "The Ostrich" and Johnny Rotten was still waiting for his balls to drop.

I just found this on a old CD, as a single wma file. I converted it using Audial Hub and AmadeusPro. In the archive you will also find the original wma file. I can't remember the source for it, but I think it is the sugarmegs site."

Tracklist:

1st Set:
01. intro > tuning >
02. crystal liaison
03. sovereign rap
04. river of shit08
05. the garden is open
06. she got a bulltone clit
07. nothing -> zebra puke
08. supergirl

2nd Set:
09 slum goddess
10. war song
11. the fugs salvation radio program > my baby done left me
12. eat me, eat me
13. when a team slurps a team > radio hit > when a team loves a team
14. supergirl (2nd time)

The Fugs - Psychedelic Supermarket
(224 kbps, front cover included)


Here's Ben Sisario's fine obit in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/13/arts/music/13kupferberg.html

Sonntag, 25. Juli 2010

Haile Selassie I feat. Bob Marley & the Wailers - War (vinyl rip)


In 1976, Bob Marley turned Haile Selassie the First's legendary 1963 U.N. peace speech into his famous song "War". Re-recorded with surviving members of Marley´s extraordinary band, the Wailers, this new version of the Bob Marley classic features H.I.M. Haile Selassie's original speech, as if he was posthumously "singing" this Bob Marley classic.
Bob Marley´s voice was also added on several mixes of this cultural one-rhythm album. A Rastafarian anthem in many sound systems and an underground hit in Jamaica and the UK. Other remarkable versions of this modern reggae classic are included here.

"That until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned; That until there are no longer first-class and second class citizens of any nation; That until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes; That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race; That until that day, the dream of lasting peace and world citizenship and the rule of international morality will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained; And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique and in South Africa in subhuman bondage have been toppled and destroyed; Until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and good-will; Until all Africans stand and speak as free beings, equal in the eyes of all men, as they are in the eyes of Heaven; Until that day, the African continent will not know peace. We Africans will fight, if necessary, and we know that we shall win, as we are confident in the victory of good over evil."

Hailie Selassie I feat. Bob Marley & The Wailers - War (vinyl rip)
(320 kbps, front cover inlcuded)

Petros Pandis - Songs of the greek resistance (vinyl rip, 1974)

This is a compliation of songs from the greek resistance against the German nazis and Italian and Bulgarian fascists in the occupation during 1941 and 1944. Some of these songs were also sung during the civil war against Greek fascists in 1946 - 1949.
The composers are various and some of them are still unknown (if not noted in the tracklist below). All the songs were performed by Petros Pandis. This compilation was released in 1974.

Tracklist:

01 MAURA KORAKIA
02 O ANTARTIS TOU ELAS
03 PESATE THIMATA
04 ST ARMATA (N Karvouni-astrapogianou).mp3
05 BELOGIANIS (D.Renti-L.Chatzi).mp3
06 TO TRAGOUDI TOU ARI
07 PEDIA SIKOTHITE
08 SAN ATSALINO TEIXOS
09 MALIA SGOURA
10 TI TA THELOUME TA OPLA
11 IROES (S.Mpakalis).mp3
12 STOUS DROMOUS (A.Xenou-A.Spiliou).mp3
13 APOPSE THA PLAGIASOUME
14 I SIMAIA
15 TO TRAGOUDI TIS AGROTIAS
16 ANEMOI THIELLES
17 TI THELOUN OI EXTHROI MAS
18 I MANA TOU ANTARTI
19 FISA AGERA
20 AKRONAUPLIA

Petros Pandis - Songs Of The Greek Resistance (vinyl rip, 1974)
(256 kbps, front cover included)

Donnerstag, 22. Juli 2010

VA - Jackpot Of Hits & Explosive Rocksteady


This album is culled from two records produced by Joe Gibbs between 1968 and 1969. Gibbs first started producing in 1966, and has worked with legends such as Clement "Coxsone" dodd, Lee "scratch" Perry, and Prince Buster.

The first record, "Jackpot Of Hits," contains one of the first true rocksteady songs "Hold Them" by Roy Shirley, and it is this song's unique rhythm that helped create a genre. This record features the engineering/board work of Lee Perry.
The second record, "Explosive Rocksteady," was mixed down by Niney The Observer and is every bit as tight as Perry's work. These records feature beautiful vocal harmonies and the tightest musicians available.

Tracks:
The Pioneers - I'm Moving On
The Pioneers - Miss Tourist
Stranger Cole & Gladstone Anderson - Just Like A River
Dennis Walks - Uncle Sam's Country
The Pioneers - Long Shot
Cool Sticky - Train To Soulsville
The Pioneers - Love Love Everyday
Roy Shirley - Hold Them
Hugh Malcolm - Come Brothers
The Pioneers - Give Me A Little Loving
The Versatiles - Push It In
Errol Dunkley - Love Brother Love
The Pioneers - Jackpot
The Mellotones - Feel Good
The Pioneers - No Dope Me Pony
Ansel Collins - Secret Weapon
Lynn Taitt & The Jets - El Casino Royale
Stranger Cole - What Moma No Want She Get
The Pioneers - Catch The Beat
Hugh Malcolm - Good Time Rock
Crashers - Hurry Come Up
The Versatiles - Just Can't Win
Stranger Cole & Gladstone Anderson - Seeing Is Knowing
The Creations - Holding Out

VA - Jackpot Of Hits & Explosive Rocksteady
(192 kbps, front & back cover included)

Mittwoch, 21. Juli 2010

Tenor Saw & Nitty Gritty - Tenor Saw Meets Nitty Gritty (1985)

One of the most important figures in early ragga and dancehall, Tenor Saw (born Clive Bright, 1966, Kingston, Jamaica) is best-known for his 1985 hit "Ring the Alarm," a song based on the then-ubiquitous "Stalag 17" rhythm which proved to be one of the biggest — and catchiest — hits to come out of reggae's transition into the electronic age.

Tenor Saw followed it up with "Fever", an LP that — while it didn't contain his signature song — proved to be a minor classic of early dancehall, full of simple, catchy melodies, synthesized rhythm-section parts, and Tenor Saw's floating vocals.

With such a promising start to his career, it seemed Tenor Saw would be around for quite a long time; sadly, his life was cut short in August 1988, when he was hit by a car in Houston, TX, and killed. The album "Wake the Town" was released posthumously in 1992.

Here´s "Tenor Saw Meets Nitty Gritty", a George Phang Power House album released originally in 1985 with 8 tracks.

Tenor Saw - Lone Ranger & Tonto
Nitty Gritty - One Auntie Lu Lu
Tenor Saw - A House Is Not A Home
Nitty Gritty - Drape Her Up
Tenor Saw - Roll Call
Nitty Gritty - Everything You Try
Tenor Saw - If You Only Knew
Nitty Gritty - She's A Delilah
Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm
Nitty Gritty - False Alarm
Tenor Saw - Pumpkin Belly
Nitty Gritty - Hog Inna Minty
Tenor Saw - No Work On Sunday
Nitty Gritty - Gimme Some Of Your Sum'thing
Tenor Saw - Golden Hen
Nitty Gritty - Run Down The World

Tenor Saw & Nitty Gritty - Tenor Saw Meets Nitty Gritty (1985)
(192 kbps, front cover included)

Dienstag, 6. Juli 2010

Neil Young & The Gate Crashers - Macky Auditorium, Boulder, 27th January 1971

"Neil Young & The Gate Crashers" is a bootleg of his 1971 "Journey Through The Past" solo tour, recorded in Boulder, Colorado, Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado, 27th January, 1971. It is a typical acoustic set with 11 tracks. This is Pprobably not the complete show (complete setlist is uncertain). This one is clearly from vinyl because there's the typical scratching you hear from those old fashioned albums. This acoustic (piano/guitar) concert was released on different bootlegs, for example "Rocky Mountain Review".

Tracklist: Ohio, See The Sky About To Rain, Don't Let It Bring You Down, Dance, Dance, Dance, Sugar Mountain, Old Man, Journey Through The Past, Heart Of Gold, A Man Needs A Maid, Love In Mind, The Needle And The Damage Done

Here´s a review from http://druglessdouglas.com/ that lifts the secret about the Gate Crashers:

"This show was in the beautiful Mackey Auditorium on the University of Colorado campus. (I ended up going to college there, and I took my chemistry exams there, too. Ugh!) I went with my friend, Charlie Stice (see Passion For Radio), who was a big Neil fan -- he turned me on to Buffalo Springfield.

Neil played solo -- acoustic guitar and piano. This was over a year before "Harvest" was released, but Neil played several songs from that upcoming album. There was no warm-up act.

During the show, we couldn't figure out why there were so many dishes being broken out in the lobby. At the end of the show, we were asked to leave through the side doors. We found out then that those "breaking dishes" were actually breaking windows -- there was a riot by those who didn't have tickets. So much for peace, love and tie-dye."

No link.