Dienstag, 26. Februar 2013

Victor Jara ‎– Canto Por Travesura - Die Betschwester und andere frivole Gesänge (Pläne,1980)

"Canto Por Travesura" was originally prepared to release  in Chile in September 1973. The military coup stopped the release and only a few copies of the original release reached the audience. In 1976 and 1978 several labels published this album in Spain and Italy.

The german Pläne label published a re-release as "Betschwestern und andere frivole Gesänge" in the year 1980, even translating the song titels.

The album is a collection of southern Chilean folk songs with a consistent thematic style popular in Chilean folklore - the mocking of social norms with mischievous jokes, riddles and dark humor.
True to the title ("travesura" translates roughly as "prank") and the cover drawing of a cat pulling up the curtain on an old hag in déshabillé, "Canto Por Travesura" is largely comprised of light material from Victor Jara. Every selection but one is a traditional song given a new arrangement by Jara. Songs like "La Palmatoria," "Iba Yo Para una Fiesta," and "La Diuca" aren't powerhouses, but they have the simple grace that pervades all of Jara's recordings.     


A1 Brindis / Trinkspruch
A2 La Palmatoria / Der Kerzenhalter
A3 Vengan A Mi Casamiento / Kommt Zu Meiner Hochzeit
A4 La Fonda / Die Kneipe
A5 La Edad De La Mujer / Das Alter Der Frau
A6 La Cafetera / Die Kaffeekanne

B1 La Diuca / Das Vögelchen                                                                 
B2 Iba Yo Para Una Fiesta / Ich Ging Zu Einem Fest
B3 Por Un Pito Ruin / Egen Einer Schäbigen Trillerpfeife
B4 La Beata / Die Betschwester
B5 Adivinanzas / Rätsel
B6 El Chincolito / Der Kleine Spatz
Victor Jara - Canto Por Travesura - Die Betschwestern und andere frivole Gesänge (Pläne)
(192 kbps, cover art included)

Mittwoch, 20. Februar 2013

Victor Jara - Canciones Póstumas - Chile Septiembre 1973 (1975)

The brief "Canciones Postumas" collection gathers six late songs of Victor Jara, whose tragic death in 1973, following the overthrow of Salvador Allende's government in Chile, robbed the world of a remarkable and humane voice for freedom.

One of Jara's most striking songs, "Manisfesto," recorded just days before his death, and obviously intended to be a summing up of his work, is included here, along with homages to the singer by M.A. Cherubito and J.A. Labordeta.

A1 Victor Jara – Manifiesto
A2 Victor Jara – Caicaivilú
A3 Victor Jara – Cuando Voy Al Trabajo
A4 Eulogio Dávalos And Miguel Angel Cherubito – Homenaje A Víctor Jara
B1 Victor Jara – Aquí Me Quedo
B2 Victor Jara – Doncella Encantada
B3 Victor Jara – Pimiento
B4 José Antonio Labordeta – Homenaje A Víctor Jara

Victor Jara - Canciones Postumas - Chile Septiembre 1973 (1975)
(192 kbps, front cover included)

Montag, 11. Februar 2013

La Palabra Más Nuestra

A month ago Carlos began a new blog dedicated to folk, singer-song writers and musical poetry from Spain, the blog is called: "La Palabra Más Nuestra".

Carlos writes:
"In that blog i will upload my podcast programs which can be heared or downloaded in mp3 from the blog, as well as the original albums from i took the music. In the programs i'm introducing the songs with the proper information, and in the blog describing the program content."

Carlos first postings refer to music form the Spanish Civil War - very well done and informative postings. So we invite you to check out this very interesting blog: http://lapalabramasnuestra.blogspot.de/

Best wishes to Carlos!