March 2013

Al Green - Eli's Game

Apple and the Three Oranges - I'll Give You A Ring (When I Come, If I Come)
Someone commented on Apple's audacity about having his wife sing backing vocals on a song about his mistress. 

Assim Assado - Na Boca Da Estrada // Sol, Sal, Sol Tropical

Bobbie Gentry - He Made A Woman Out of Me

Bobby Bland - Care For Me
Wedding jam!

Broadcast - Echo's Answer // Interlude 2 (Black Session, Paris 5/4/2000)

Charles Mingus - Scenes In The City

Dave Bartholomew - Shrimp & Gumbo

Ernest Ranglin - Oh My

Faye Addams - The Hammer

Fleetwood Mac - Albatross
The song that inspired the Beatles' Sun King

Funky D.J. - Fried Chicken

Jermaine Jackson - You've Got To Hurry Girl

Marcia Griffiths - Here I Am Baby (Come and Take Me) // Don't Let Me Down

Marcos Valle - O Cafona // Com Mais de 30 (Versao Instrumental)

The Peacemakers - Don't Push Your Luck

Stiff Little Fingers - Kicking Up A Racket

Thomas East - Slippin' Around
Via the Madlib produced track for Captain Murphy

Tony Joe White - Studspider

The Upsetter - Bingo Kid
A great flip of Junior Murvin's Police and Thieves


Johnny Cash's acting debut:

Nick Drake's mum Molly.

Tom Gauld's book comes out April 16th:

MoMA Highlights 3/29/13

Georges Vantongerloo
Rapport des Volumes

Lebbeus Woods
Lower Manhattan
Ink drawing
Sophie Tottie
Written Language (line drawings), # V and # VI
India ink on paper

Sophie Tottie
Written Language (line drawings), # V [detail]
India ink on paper

Anatole de Baudot
Project for a great public hall
Model in cardboard, paper, and cloth
c. 1900

Multiple Brain Explosions

I don't know how much more of this stuff I can take:

I have a new-found fear of our planet being left behind by the sun.

Al Red Gold & Green

Marcia Griffiths - Here I Am Baby (Come and Take Me)
Al Brown + Skin, Flesh & Bones, Inc. - Here I Am Baby (Come and Take Me)
Lee "Scratch" Perry - Jungle Lion

A three song mini-mix. I wish I could find more songs in this vein.

Al Red Gold & Green
[right-click to download]

February 2013

David Bowie - Rebel Rebel (US Single Version)

Donald Byrd - Ghana

Frank Minion - Watermelon // Introduction to Black Opium Street: Bongo Blues
I have been looking for Frank Minion's one album, The Soft Land of Make Believe forever and have finally resorted to ripping whatever crumbs are available on YouTube. The album is notable for featuring vocalese versions of Miles Davis' So What, Flamenco Sketches and All Blues and employing the Bill Evans Trio, fresh from working on Kind of Blue, to do so.

Hipnotic - Are You Lonely

James Blake - Retrograde

Joe Cuba Sextet - Pruebalo, OK?

Karen Dalton - Reason to Believe

Letta Mbulu - Mahlalela

Little Miss Cornshucks - Try A Little Tenderness

Margo's Kool Out Crew - Death Rap

Pamoja - Oooh, Baby

Family Of Percussion & Archie Shepp - Here Comes The Family
Archie Shepp was frequently outspoken in pointing out that jazz was moving to the white community, shirking its relevance to its culture and leaving the black youth behind—all the while insisting that "jazz" itself was an antiquated notion, that his responsibility was to the creation of a "black art music" with no limits to its sophistication and abstraction.

Prince Buster - Whine & Grine

Sweet Tea (The Black Angels & Heartless Bastards) - After Laughter (Comes Tears)

Twink - Fluid

And one more song I can't find any information on.


Prince on the Muppet Show:

A little girl hears Bad Brains for the first time: