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Lisbon Goes Lysergic
Surf and garage rock from Portugal was highlighted in a previous installment of Mining the Audio Motherlode. In this fab comp, key moments in Portuguese psychedelia get the full Technicolor treatment. While Spanish rock of the '70s leaned heavily toward sunshine pop, the Iberian guitar heroes represented here seemed fully under the sway of the great god Prog.
Accra Goes Groovy
Though the backing band hired for this date is billed as the Cubano Fiestas, the lads are none other than Ghana's grooviest highlifers Vis-A-Vis Dance Band! Top stars in their own right, vocalist Superstar Isaac Yeboah and guitar genius Sammy Cropper are merely playing in support of the mighty Alhaji K. Frimpong, the man behind "Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu,"—one of the most brazen acts of African funk ever recorded. The killer medley "Adam Nana" is not to be missed.
On a Need-to-Know Bassist
Known to recent generations (if known at all) as father to musical siblings Petra, Rachel, Tanya and Josh Haden, legendary bassist Charlie Haden is familiar to jazz lovers as a member of Ornette Coleman's early quartets. The four monumentally beautiful duets on this LP present Haden in symbiotic collaboration with fellow virtuosos Coleman, Archie Shepp, Don Cherry and Hampton Hawes.
Various ~ "Zydeco Blues: Legendary Jay Miller Sessions"
Volume 1 | Volume 2
(Blog: Uncle Gil's Rockin' Archives)
From Volume 2: You Don't Have to Go (mp3) by Marcel Dugas
Right around the mid-'60s as Crowley, Louisiana, record producer J.D. "Jay" Miller was producing some of the most crucial sides by the best black zydeco/blues artists in the region (Clifton Chenier and Rockin' Dopsie are well represented on these two volumes) he simultaneously formed Rebel Records and put out some of the most racist horseshit ever.
The Wooden Glass ~ "Live"
(Blog: Holy Warbles)
No Nap in Naptown
Originally formed to be the backing band for guitarist Grant Green, this quartet, featuring the absolutely smoking vibes playing of Billy Wooten, recorded these tracks live one night during its memorable six-year run at the Indianapolis nightclub the 19th Whole.
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