THAT'S MY JAM
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
- Sunkissed – Friends Again
- State of Art – Friends Again
- Honey at the Core – Friends Again
- Bird of Paradise – Friends Again
- Latta’s Dream – The Bathers
- Unusual Places to Drive – The Bathers
- Something On My Mind – The Pale Fountains (1984)
- Bicycle Thieves (7” Single Version) – The Pale Fountains (1986)
- Tara K (Demo) – Shack (1990)
- Queen Matilda (Demo Version) – Michael Head & the Strands (1994)
- Glynys & Jacqui (Demo Version) – Michael Head & the Strands (1994)
Krzysztof Komeda was a Polish pianist and composer of jazz and film music. He died in 1969 at age 38 from head injuries suffered either in a drunken fight, a skiing accident or a car crash - depending on where you read it. The year before he had recorded the soundtrack to Roman Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby.' Komeda was with Polanski when he died.
A small compilation of my favorites:
1. Po Katastrofie
2. Ballad for Bernt
3. Wariacje Oj Boru
4. Sleep Safe and Warm
5. Mojo Ballada
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
This Scottish band released one four song e.p. in their career, “Beneath the Apple Tree” on Gallery Recordings in 1998. Produced By “Hopkirk/Lee”. Further information of interest is scant. No photos. But what’s most mysterious is the music, which is of a nearly unbelievable quality. Apart from the obvious haze of gentle sixties psychedelia and folk that hangs over these four tracks, I will forgo any other musical reference points and allow them their enigma. Possibly the most unknown, unheralded band I know. Also among the best I have ever heard, anywhere.
Beneath the Apple Tree (1998)
- !Free Arthur Lee!
- A Love Like Ivy
- My Line is Short
And they’re back, maybe. Someone, somewhere, once briefly speculated that Bitter Herb is the present day incarnation of Hopkirk & Lee. In a complete vacuum, such rumors are true until proven otherwise. Upon listening, however, the question recedes as it becomes fairly clear that this is the work of the same person(s). Bitter Herb is unsigned and has not had any proper release I know of - just these four tracks, via a myspace page that now has him/them located in London. And while perhaps not as jarringly sublime as its predecessor, this fact stems more from its understated mood, subtler approach and switch to piano than any real drop-off in quality. Still operating on a celestially high plane, shrouded in complete mystery.
1. My Dancing Eyes
2. Turning Like A Leaf
3. The British American Dream
4. The Legions of Romulus
Friday, December 17, 2010
Here are some links to albums....
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Here is my Christmas Mix.
Download HERE guy.
1. Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi
2. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
3. Little Saint Nick - The Beach Boys
4. Frosty the Snowman - The Ronettes
5. Skating - Vince Guaraldi
6. The Bells of St. Mary - Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans
7. Purple Snowflakes - Marvin Gaye
8. Some day at Christmas - Stevie Wonder (Bieber does this song too. Just sayin')
9. A Love Letter (Christmas) - R. Kelly (I am just a snowman, looking for a snowgirl)
10. What do the Lonely do at Christmas - The Emotions (I think you would be into this one Eric)
11. Everyday will be like a holiday - William Bell
12. All I want for Christmas (is my girl) - New Edition
13. Twelve Days of Christmas - Bob and Doug McKenzie
14. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas don't be late) - Alvin and the Chipmunks (A hoola hoop)
15. The Joy of Christmas - New Edition
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Stoner Supergroup. This was a band formed by Rod Evans (the original lead singer of Deep Purple), guitarist Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, and bassist Lee Dorman (both of Iron Butterfly). Listen and Enjoy.
Monday, December 13, 2010
While you crazy kids are listening to yer newfangled Vagina metal, here's the soundtrack to my evening...
Finally, the long-awaited mix you've all been waiting for. It's the two part girl metal mix. Yeah, sure... I know the boys kill people and burn down churches, but I'm sure some of these ladies would too if just given an equal opportunity. And yes, I have a taste for the dramatic and melodic, so sorry if it is not experimental enough and a little dorky. One things for sure... these ladies could gather up enough cricket tongues and gnome urine to perform a spell of severe weener itch on you in two minutes!
Part 1 : Heavy, Black and Thrashy. Just like I like my men!
Part 2 : Classic, Power, Pop and Witchy. Just like Mellisa Joan Heart and Witchiepoo!
Sadly, Part 2 is missing the great classic thrash all-girl band Ice Age. I've tried forever to find their music, it's online but un-downloadable. If anyone is able to find it / download it, give it!
I guess maybe I just need to figure out how to un-rar.
I'll make it up to you by posting this video of them in all their elegance:
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Put it in your life HERE
I vote yes on All I want for Christmas (is my girl) cause their spoken part at the end AND The Joy of Christmas cause it's bonkers!
1. Give Love On Christmas Day
2. It's Christmas All Over The World
3. Happy Holidays To You
4. All I Want For Christmas (Is My Girl)
5. The Joy Of Christmas
6. Singing Merry Christmas
My favorite Christmas album is of course produced by Phil Spector.
The wall of sound + Christmas jams = one happy and nerdy heart.
I like all of the songs but the Bells of St. Mary is the one that leaves me amazed.
1. White Christmas - Darlene Love
2. Frosty the Snowman - The Ronettes, The Ronettes
3. Bells of St. Mary - Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
4. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - The Crystals
5. Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes, The Ronettes
6. Marshmallow World - Darlene Love
7. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Ronettes, The Ronettes
8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Crystals
9. Winter Wonderland - Darlene Love
10. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers - The Crystals
11. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
12. Here Comes Santa Claus - Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
13. Silent Night - Phil Spector, Phil Spector
My other favorite Christmas album is A Charlie Brown Christmas - by Vince Gauraldi.
Put it IN
Skating and Christmas Time is Here are the best in my opinion but the whole album is great.
1. O Tannenbaum - Vince Guaraldi, Traditional
2. What Child Is This? - Vince Guaraldi, Dix, William Chatte
3. My Little Drum
4. Linus and Lucy
5. Christmas Time Is Here
6. Christmas Time Is Here
8. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Vince Guaraldi, Mendelssohn, Felix
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Für Elise - Vince Guaraldi, Beethoven, Ludwig v
11. The Christmas Song - Vince Guaraldi, Torme, Mel
12. Greensleeves - Vince Guaraldi, Traditional
Saturday, December 11, 2010
HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLYHIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!!!!
We are blessed with the grace of this album thanks to Porter. It took me a while to get around to listening to it and it has become instantly one of my favorite records. Don't make the same mistake I did. Don't download it and forget about it! listen to it RIGHT NOW. Not in the mood? Get in the mood! You will not regret it.
THANK YOU JP!!
The song was written by Phil Spector, it went to the number 1 spot in 1958. The lyrics were inspired by the words on the tombstone of Phil Spector's father.
Phil Spector is the one playing the guitar in the video.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Just got this on vinyl at the Pasadena city college swap meet for a buck. Well worth it. Plenty of Robin penned numbers. Alone Again is a stand out track.
1. "2 Years On"–3:57 (Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb)
2. "Portrait Of Louise"–2:35 (Barry Gibb)
3. "Man For All Seasons"–2:59 (B. Gibb, R. Gibb, M.Gibb)
4. "Sincere Relation"–2:46 (R. Gibb, M. Gibb)
5. "Back Home"–1:52 (B. Gibb, R. Gibb, M. Gibb)
6. "The 1st Mistake I Made"–4:03 (B. Gibb)
7. "Lonely Days"–3:45 (B. Gibb, R. Gibb, M. Gibb)
8. "Alone Again"–3:00 (R. Gibb)
9. "Tell Me Why"–3:13 (B. Gibb)
10. "Lay It On Me"–2:07 (M. Gibb)
11. "Every Second, Every Minute"–3:01 (B. Gibb)
12. "I'm Weeping"–2:45 (R. Gibb)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
In 1971, Vangelis played several sessions in the London Marquee Studios, some of them together with guitarist Argyris 'Silver' Koulouris, violinist Michel Ripoche, bass guitarist Brian Odger and drummer Mick Waller. For some reason the recordings were never released at the time, and lay shelved until 1978, when Charly Records suddenly released the music under the name 'The Dragon'. Apparently this release wasn't approved by Vangelis, as he successfully went to court to get the album off the market.
Other recordings of these jam-sessions were released at the same time as the album 'Hypothesis'.