Archive for July, 2010


A sleeve note claims this album, like its predecessor, “The Weavers at Carnegie Hall”, was “recorded on location at Carnegie Hall, Christmas 1955,” but other sources suggest it was drawn from subsequent shows.

Wherever the recordings were made, the album is a worthy successor to its landmark predecessor, leading off with “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena,” a spirited early hit not included on the first live album.

The set is divided into four parts, “songs that never fade,” “tall tales,” “history and geography,” and “of peace and good will,” and the selections range from traditional folk songs of various countries to originals like Lee Hays’ “Wasn’t That a Time.” Not as historic as “The Weavers at Carnegie Hall”, “The Weavers on Tour” is at times just as enjoyable.

The Weavers – On Tour (1957, vinyl rip)
(320 kbps, cover included)

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A sleeve note claims this album, like its predecessor, “The Weavers at Carnegie Hall”, was “recorded on location at Carnegie Hall, Christmas 1955,” but other sources suggest it was drawn from subsequent shows.

Wherever the recordings were made, the album is a worthy successor to its landmark predecessor, leading off with “Tzena, Tzena, Tzena,” a spirited early hit not included on the first live album.

The set is divided into four parts, “songs that never fade,” “tall tales,” “history and geography,” and “of peace and good will,” and the selections range from traditional folk songs of various countries to originals like Lee Hays’ “Wasn’t That a Time.” Not as historic as “The Weavers at Carnegie Hall”, “The Weavers on Tour” is at times just as enjoyable.

The Weavers – On Tour (1957, vinyl rip)
(320 kbps, cover included)


“The Village Fugs” was the first Fugs album, released in 1965 with the instructive subtitel

Poets Tuli Kupferberg and Ed Sanders couldn’t play any instruments, but they sure knew all about the spirit of rock & roll. Sanders edited … Full Descriptionand published a profanely titled arts magazine in post-Beat, early-‘60s Greenwich Village, and local friends, including Peter Stampfel and Steve Weber of the Holy Modal Rounders, and guitarist Ken Weaver, provide most of the music on this underground classic.

Alternately angry, beautiful, rude, and gut-bustingly hilarious, these songs, recorded in 1965, are both folk classics and among the first and best punk anthems ever recorded. Weaver’s “I Couldn’t Get High” is a garage-rocking stomper that wouldn’t sound out of place in the NUGGETS series, and Weber’s ironic masterpiece “Boobs A Lot” says more about locker-room culture in two minutes than volumes of social studies. An essential album!

Peter Stampfel (fiddle, hca, vo)
Vinny Leary, Steve Weber (g, vo)
John Anderson (bag, vo)
Ken Weaver (d, vo)
Tuli Kupferberg (per, vo)
Ed Sanders (vo)

Tracklist:

01. Slum Goddess (2:01)
02. Ah, Sunflower Weary Of Time (2:15)
03. Supergirl (2:19)
04. Swinburne Stomp (2:51)
05. I Couldn’t Get High (2:08)
06. How Sweet I Roamed From Field To Field (2:15)
07. Carpe Diem (5:10)
08. My Baby Done Left Me (2:21)
09. Boobs A Lot (2:14)
10. Nothing (4:17)

The Fugs – The Village Fugs (1965)
(192 kbps, front cover included)

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

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)

http://rapidshare.com/files/409232516/FugPsychedeSupermark1968.rar.html
(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


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)


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)

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)

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)

It seems as though the Twinkle Brothers have been around since the beginning of time, or at least the beginning of reggae.
Led by Norman Grant, the Twinkles began in the early ’60s as a trio featuring Grant and his two brothers singing in the slick trio style similar to that of the Melodians and the Mighty Diamonds. In the early ’70s, the group hooked up with the influential producer and arranger Bunny Lee, a union that produced a number of reggae hits including “We Can Do It Too” and “Miss Laba Laba.” In 1975, the Twinkles released their best and most widely known record, Rasta Pon Top, a rasta-infused, roots-heavy demi-masterpiece that included soul and gospel vocal stylings within the deep grooves.

Although hardcore reggae audiences were the principal fans of the Twinkle Brothers, Grant and company were consistently releasing chart-topping records. As much as this brought great success to the band, it also created a significant amount of friction, as Grant began seeing himself more as a solo act and less as a member of a trio.

The album Miss Labba Labba was released in 1977 on the Roots Music International label.

Tracks:
Miss Labba Labba
It’s Not What You Know
Different Strokes
Feeling Irie
Too Late
There Is No Peace
Self Praise
Jah Army
Love, Sweet Love
Down Came The Rain
Do Your Own Thing

The Twinkle Brothers – Miss Labba Labba (192 kbps, front cover inlcuded)