Archive for April, 2010

Global Beat, KFAI 04/28/10

April 28, 2010

Brand new soul from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on today’s edition of Global Beat, plus Ghana funk, Brazilian MPB, French pop and a heavy dose of Afrobeat. The show is available in full fidelity as an MP3 stream (two weeks only) at the KFAI site. The playlist can be found there as well, and here too, after the break.

photo from the Powerhouse Museum Collection via (OvO)


20 Shots: Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), part 2

April 27, 2010

Reform school riot! With Louise Brooks, Edith Meinhard, Valeska Gert, and Andrews Engelmann.

part one

LP cover: Cara e Coração

April 25, 2010

Moraes Moreira from Os Novos Baianos on Som Livre (Brazil), 1976.

from Loronix

LP cover: New Soil

April 18, 2010

Jackie McLean on Blue Note (USA), 1959.

design: Reid Miles

Global Beat, KFAI 04/14/10

April 14, 2010

Today’s edition of Global Beat skewed heavily towards the R&B side of things with new cuts from Sharon Jones, Erykah Badu, Georgia Anne Muldrow and Quadron (a soulful combo from Copenhagen) alongside classics from Al Green, The Counts and Gil Scott Heron as well as the usual mix of Afrobeat, samba, salsa and reggae. The show is available as an MP3 stream for two weeks at the KFAI site, the playlist is posted both there and here, after the break.

image: tumblr


78 RPM Record Labels, part 3

April 12, 2010

These lovely record label images come from an ongoing series of auctions of rare 78s (and 45s) curated by Joel Slotnikoff, the latest of which closes May 15. Joel has long specialized in offering great early to mid-century US blues, jazz, country and R&B records but more and more titles from all over the globe are showing up on his massive quarterly lists. The current auction features records from South Africa, the Ukraine, Turkey, Senegal, Australia, the Philippines, Italy, Mexico, Serbia, Quebec, and Cuba alongside the usual intimidating amount of important American music, all offered on precious shellac discs. Many more images can be found here.

see also: 78 RPM Record Labels, 78 RPM Record Labels, part 2.

LP cover: Celi Bittsu

April 11, 2010

Celi Bittsu on Sacodis (France), early 80’s.

source: Global Groove

LP cover: Jorge Ben

April 6, 2010

Jorge Ben on Philips (Brazil), 1969.

Cover art by Albery.

image source: caverndiscos

45 cover: Ay, Ay, Ay Paloma

April 4, 2010

Ivo Robić on Polydor (Germany), 1960s.

source: letslookupandsmile

LP cover: Descarga Cubana: El Ritmo de Chihuahua

April 3, 2010

Chihuahua on Fonseca (Cuba), 1960s.