Monthly Archives: January 2015

(Jan. 29, 2015): Billy Preston – Outa-Space

From the 1971 album, I Wrote A Simple Song.  Prestson’s A&M debut LP with George Harrison guesting.  A&M issued the tune as the b-side single to “I Wrote A Simple Song” a-side.  We all know which was the hit.

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(Jan. 27, 2015): Karen Dalton – Something On Your Mind

From the 1971 album, In My Own Time.  This Dino Valenti (Quicksilver Messenger Service) opens this great second album by Dalton.  It would be another 36 years before she released the third.

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(Jan. 22, 2015): Total Science – Zombie Nation

From the 2003 Run Recordings compilation, At Close Range – a DJ mixed by AK 1200 (Dave Minner).  The Total Science (Jason Greenhalgh and Paul Smith) version of “Zombie Nation” was first released on this CD, but was also released … Continue reading

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(Jan. 21, 2015): Azymuth – Laranjeiras (Flytronix Drum+Bass Mix)

From the 1997 12″ EP, Laranjeiras.  A nice mix by Flytronix (Danny Demierre) of the 1970s Brazilian samba, jazz, and funk band.  The track was included on the 2009 Far Out Recordings compilation, Far Out Drum & Bass.

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(Jan. 21, 2015): Silent Witness – Twin Town

From the 2007 compilation album, All Sounds Electric.  This Critical Recording compilation consists of three 10″ discs.  Silent Witness (Dan Briane) has released 27 singles and EPs since 2002.

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(Jan. 19, 2015): The Ventures – Sleep Walk

From the 1960 album, Walk, Don’t Run.  This is The Venture’s cover of the Farina brothers 1959 tune, in a crowded field of early covers –  Bette Ann Steele, Al Caiola, Paul Mauriat, The Shadows, and Les Paul.

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(Jan. 16, 2015): Mount Carmel – Swaggs

From the 2012 album, Real Women.  Straight ahead Columbus, Ohio rock.  Reminds me of stuff that was playing in the early 1970s.  

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