"Using his 'file card' technique to create the title piece 'Spillane' (whereby musical ideas written on note cards form the basis for discreet sound blocks arranged by way of a unifying theme), John Zorn forges an impressionistic narrative out of stretches of live-music jazz, blues, country, lounge, thrash, etc., and a variety of samples and spoken dialogue inspired by Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer detective novels (recited by John Lurie). Like he did on his Ennio Morricone tribute The Big Gundown, here Zorn blends a disparate array of sound sketches into a pleasing, if not especially determinate or always logical whole. (In his self-penned and expansive liner notes, Zorn says that the text and his overall conceptual take on Mickey Spillane's work form the thematic structure of this piece.) Clarity aside, 'Spillane' comes off as an exciting and atmospheric evocation of the clipped prose, seedy dives, and back alleys found in hard-boiled Spillane books like Kiss Me, Deadly. Sticking to the disc's tribute theme, Zorn uses Japanese actor Yujiro Ishihara as the inspiration for 'Forbidden Fruit.' Working with the Kronos Quartet, turntablist Christian Marclay, and Japanese vocalist Ohta Hiromi, Zorn concocts an exotically frenetic, atonal cut-up piece to evoke the actor's films from the '50s. And bringing things back home, so to speak, Zorn features Texas blues guitarist Albert Collins on the lengthy and slightly abstract blues jam 'Two Lane Highway.' Helping 'The Iceman' out are organist Big John Patton, bassist Melvin Gibbs, and drummer Ronald Shannon Jackson, among others. In addition to these veterans of past Zorn recordings, the likes of keyboard player Anthony Coleman, guitarist Bill Frisell, and drummer Bobby Previte contribute to the Spillane disc as well. Spillane is not only one of the highlights in Zorn's catalog, but also makes for a fine introduction to the composer's vast body of work." Fans of Zorn's "Naked City" know what to expect. The first title track is like a long movie trailer for a Mike Hammer movie, except with all the visuals taken out--truly a surreal experience. The second track, Two-Lane Highway, divided into two parts is a brillant blues-odyssey-through-Texas track starring the great Albert Collins, not only does it feature his brilliant guitar playing, but humor, too. the last track is my favorite, Forbidden Fruit, which has a Japanese woman speaking over the Kronos Quartet's moving strings and Christian Marclay scratching string records. John Zorn is a true original and listening to Spillane feels like listening to a radio with the station always changing. sure, the tracks are long, but if you can't sit through one section of any of these songs, you should have yourself treated for A.D.D. Zorn is famous for saying "if you don't like my music, wait a few seconds 'cause you don't know which direction my music is heading next". Grab a couple of dirty martinis and take a wild trip. Way recommended.
1. Spillane 25:12 2. Two Lane Highway: Preacher Man/White Line Fever/Nacogdoches Gumbo/East 13:30 3. Two Lane Highway: Hico Killer/Long Mile to Houston 4:46 4. Forbidden Fruit 10:20
Let's rock. 01. The Blue Moon Rockers - Snoertje Van Bloedrode Kralen 02:14 02. The Blue Moon Rockers - Exodus 03:40 03. The Blue Moon Rockers - Ajoen Ajoen 01:44 04. The Blue Moon Rockers - Johnny On His Strings 02:48 05. The East & West Rockers - Ave Maria No Morro 02:26 06. The East & West Rockers - La Golondrina 03:35 07. The East & West Rockers - Barcarolle 02:28 08. The East & West Rockers - Sari Nande 03:26 09. The Blue Comets - Ginchy 02:29 10. The Blue Comets - Midnight 02:30 11. The Blue Comets - Golden Earrings 02:41 12. The Blue Comets - Donauwellen 03:16 13. The Starlights - Meet Mr. Callaghan 02:39 14. The Starlights - Amapola 03:56 15. The Starlights - Moonshot 02:34 16. The Starlights - Carioca 03:40 17. The Desperates - Cosy 03:09 18. The Desperates - Black Eyes Rock 04:10 19. The Desperates - Second Street 02:27 20. The Desperates - Geronimo 02:42 21. The Red Angels - Dance On 02:26 22. The Red Angels - Joey's Song 03:28 23. The Red Angels - Last Date 03:15 24. Vintage - Poisoned Ground 02:31 25. Vintage - Tomorrow's Love 02:37 gitmanv51
"Jimmy Witherspoon recorded a series of excellent albums for Verve in the late '60s. Unfortunately, these have not received the attention they deserve, and are frequently relegated in Witherspoon's huge catalog. The Blues Is Now is arguably the finest of these recordings, and Witherspoon's voice is in top form and hugely expressive. Like all of the artist's albums of the decade, it's not the most consistent of listening experiences, but that's of little interest when songs and performances are as good as "My Baby's Quit Me" and Witherspoon's own "Late One Evening." A light-night blues classic, this is Witherspoon at his most relaxed and assured and is a joy to listen to."
01. Sweet Slumber 3:53 02. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town 2:48 03. Past Forty Blues 4:23 04. S.K. Blues 2:25 05. Late One Evening 3:03 06. Part Time Woman 3:31 07. Good Rockin' Tonight 2:17 08. I Won't Tell a Soul (I Love You) 5:20 09. My Baby's Quit Me 3:12 10. My Money's Long This Morning, Baby 2:11
01. The Sky Devils - Lover's Guitar 02:03 02. The Sky Devils - The Third Man 02:37 03. The Sky Devils - Midnight in Malaya 02:45 04. The Sky Devils - The Happy Whistler 02:13 05. Shadoogie - It's A Man's World 02:00 06. Shadoogie - Flyder and the Spy 01:54 07. Shadoogie - Quatermaster's Stores 02:29 08. Shadoogie - Parisiene Walkways 02:59 09. Blue Explosion - The Cruel Sea 02:27 10. Blue Explosion - Dark Eyes Beat 01:58 11. Blue Explosion - The Breeze and I 02:30 12. Blue Explosion - The Swinging Creeper 01:49 13. The Jumping Strings - Theme from Shame 02:36 14. The Jumping Strings - Cosy 03:20 15. The Jumping Strings - Hello 03:57 16. The Jumping Strings - South of the Border 03:24 17. The East & West Rockers - Till 02:46 18. The East & West Rockers - La Paloma 03:06 19. The East & West Rockers - Gitarren Spielt 02:51 20. The East & West Rockers - Yellow Jacket 02:28 21. The Sparks - The Lonely Bull 02:22 22. The Sparks - Telstar 02:43 23. The Sparks - Guitar Tango 02:53 24. The Sparks - The Boys 02:49 25. Dixie Aces - Wheels 02:03
"Mafya Style" is a compilation of the best gangster tunes, 16 tracks which have in common the costumes, the colors and the attitudes linked to the American gangster enviroment of the postwar period.
01 David Lee Roth - Just A Gigolo / I Ain't Got Nobody 02 The Ray Gelato Giants - Angelina / Zooma Zooma 03 Louis Prima - Oh Marie 04 Roy Paci & Aretuska - Ciuri Ciuri 05 Alfredo Rey & La Sua Orchestra - Bacco, Tabacco E Venere 06 Keely Smith - Don't Take Your Love From Me 07 Shirley Horn - Hit The Road Jack 08 The Benny Silver "Stereo" Orchestra - Goodbye To Palermo 09 Fun Lovin' Criminals - King Of New York 10 James Brown - The Boss 11 Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man 12 Booker T. & The Mg's - Green Onions 13 Bobby Byrd - Hot Pants ...I'm Coming, I'm Coming, I'm Coming 14 Sly & The Family Stone - If You Want Me To Stay 15 Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy 16 The City Of Prague Philharmonic Conducted By Paul Bateman - Love Theme From The Godfather
More twangy instros fer ya. 01. The Astronauts - Brozem Rock 01:58 02. The Astronauts - China Rock 02:37 03. The Astronauts - Strings 02:25 04. The Astronauts - The Storm 02:49 05. The Blue Moon Rockers - New Explosion 03:09 06. The Blue Moon Rockers - Granada 02:24 07. The Blue Moon Rockers - Gypsy Rock 02:01 08. The Blue Moon Rockers - Vilja Oh Vilja 02:40 09. The Boys - Flying Carpet 02:57 10. The Boys - Hemels Blauw 03:09 11. The Boys - One Way Ticket 01:58 12. The Boys - The First One 02:01 13. The Desperates - Dardanella 02:19 14. The Desperates - Ram-Bunk-Shush 01:48 15. The Desperates - Runaway 02:16 16. The Desperates - Terang Boelan 02:44 17. The Silhouettes - Cande 02:25 18. The Silhouettes - Char-A-Banc 02:10 19. The Silhouettes - Happy Weekend 02:12 20. The Silhouettes - The Hunter 02:49 21. The Red Angels - Anna 01:59 22. The Red Angels - Apache 02:50 23. The Red Angels - San Antonio Rose 02:37 24. The Red Angels - Walk Don't Run 01:56 25. The Meadowhawks - Diamond Head 01:59
You know what you are gettin' here. all at 320. Enjoy.
01. The Starlights - Kyoto Doll 02:50 02. The Starlights - Hokkaido Skies 04:10 03. The Starlights - Flight Of The Bumble Bee 02:42 04. The Starlights - Violetta 02:49 05. The East & West Rockers - Isle Of Capri 02:18 06. The East & West Rockers - April In Paris 05:08 07. The East & West Rockers - Guitar Humoresque 03:13 08. The East & West Rockers - Begin The Beguine 04:30 09. The Explosion Rockets - Little Breeze #2 03:44 10. The Explosion Rockets - The Breeze And I 02:55 11. The Explosion Rockets - Because They Are Young 02:30 12. The Explosion Rockets - Wonderful Land 02:07 13. The Eastern Aces - Red River Rock 03:05 14. The Eastern Aces - La Golondrina 03:50 15. The Eastern Aces - San Antonio Rose 04:18 16. The Eastern Aces - Tony's Boogie 03:23 17. The Rocking Birds - Winnetou 02:32 18. The Rocking Birds - Idylle 02:51 19. The Rocking Birds - Evening Of Loneliness 02:49 20. The Rocking Birds - Johnny Guitar 02:47 21. The Krontjong Devils - Catalina 01:57 22. The Krontjong Devils - XL-3 01:38 23. The Krontjong Devils - Quasimodo 02:32 24. The Krontjong Devils - Fail Safe 01:31 25. The Krontjong Devils - Contact 01:39
For all you D. C. homeys. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1953, Jimmy was raised in Washington, D.C. In high school he played in a band with Bonnie Raitt's brother David, who turned him on to Buddy Guy. A pivotal moment for the 17 year old Thackery was seeing Buddy perform at a small D.C. church, but the "moment that changed my life," as Thackery recalls it, occurred quite by accident one night when he wandered into a Jimi Hendrix show in D.C. and heard Hendrix let loose in his first gig after getting kicked off the Monkees tour. Thackery became widely known as the innovative guitarist with the Nighthawks, one of the hardest-working and most popular blues bands of the '70's and '80's. Starting in 1974, the group recorded over twenty albums and constantly toured the U.S., Europe, Canada and Japan. Jimmy was the heart, soul, and adrenaline of the Nighthawks sound during his fourteen year tenure with the Washington, D.C.-based band, creating a distinctively raw, powerful guitar style and establishing a reputation as a spectacular soloist. This is a great sounding live show by Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers. A lot of instrumentals with great guitar solos. One of the best live recordings in the Drivers catelog. Recommended highly!!!!
01. Don't Lose Your Cool 02. Solid Ice 03. Daze In May 04. Big Long Buick 05. Landlocked 06. Detroit Iron 07. Love My Baby 08. Bomb the Moon 09. Eat It All 10. Blinking of An Eye
More instro goodness in 320. Cheers. 01. Blue Explosion - Mirananda 03:19 02. Blue Explosion - Red Hot Navigator 02:42 03. Blue Explosion - Wrong Planet 01:42 04. Blue Explosion - Two Guitars 02:06 05. Dixie Aces - La Golondrina 03:08 06. Dixie Aces - Barcarolle 02:09 07. Dixie Aces - Geronimo 02:26 08. Dixie Aces - Sari Nandй 02:44 09. The Jumping Strings - Jumping Melody 02:17 10. The Jumping Strings - Wien, Wien Nur Du Allein 02:46 11. The Jumping Strings - Happy Days 02:34 12. The Jumping Strings - Red River Rock 02:26 13. The Kiliaan Brothers - Rosita My Love 02:50 14. The Kiliaan Brothers - Black Eyes Rock 02:47 15. The Kiliaan Brothers - San Antonio Rose 02:29 16. The Kiliaan Brothers - Al Capone 03:17 17. The Red Angels - Long Long Ago 02:10 18. The Red Angels - Happy Guitar 01:53 19. The Red Angels - Ajoen Ajoen 02:15 20. The Red Angels - Once 02:38 21. The Sky Devils - The Old Spinning Wheel 02:42 22. The Sky Devils - Gunshot 02:03 23. The Sky Devils - Lili Marleen 02:33 24. The Sky Devils - China Rock 02:22 25. The Sky Devils - Sunrise In Malaysia 02:09
Instrumental Intensity contains some of Michael Schenker's greatest instrumental recordings, culled from his many Shrapnel releases. The instrumental arena is where Schenker's soaring melodies and riveting solos really shine. A brilliant composer with a master's technique, Schenker's performances are a celebration of rock guitar in its purest form. 56 minutes in length approximately. The sound is very good-what you would expect from Schenker in a studio situation. guitars and keyboards,and,once again,the rhythm section of Sparks and Gaalaas. Tracks 10 and 11 are solo numbers by Schenker,with his beautiful acoustic guitar work in the forefront.
For fans of Schenker's beautiful and,at times,astounding guitar prowess,this is something worth considering purchasing. The title is no misnomer-this has some intense guitar/rhythm section workouts ("Old Man With Sheep On Mars","Three Fish Dancing",as examples) as only Schenker can produce,and,at times,Schenker sounds much like he did in UFO. The acoustic tracks are a beautiful balance between his in-your-face-electric-sound,and his more delicate,introspective sound. While there's nothing shockingly new here,Schenker's guitar is,as always,out front,and listeners who like his sound and approach will find much to like here. Add in a rhythm section capable of keeping up with him,and this is another good album of hard,guitar-rock,with a good look at Schenker's acoustic guitar work and arranging. This is one of those albums that seems to sound better at a louder than normal volume. If this doesn't have you playing air-guitar (or drums),then something's wrong with your ears.
01 Achtung Fertig, Los! 02 Old Man With Sheep On Mars 03 Three Fish Dancing 04 A 05 N 06 D 07 Bijou Pleasurette/Positive Forward 08 Captain Nemo 09 Essence 10 I Am Gratetful 11 The Creator 12 Bonus Track
01. The Desperates - Moon Of Manakoora 02:23 02. The Desperates - Morgen 02:06 03. The Desperates - Honky Tonk 02:23 04. The Desperates - Mister Sandman 03:13 05. The Kiliaan Brothers - Lief Java 02:50 06. The Kiliaan Brothers - Bogaloose Stomp 02:08 07. The Kiliaan Brothers - 18Th Century Rock 03:26 08. The Kiliaan Brothers - Lovesick Blues 03:09 09. The Spectacles - Cosy 03:10 10. The Spectacles - Besame Mucho 03:17 11. The Spectacles - Al Capone 02:47 12. The Spectacles - Darktown Strutter's Ball 01:53 13. The East & West Rockers - You Are My Sunshine 03:05 14. The East & West Rockers - Patricia 03:11 15. The East & West Rockers - Should I 02:26 16. The East & West Rockers - Traditional Guitars 05:12 17. The Romantics - Walk Don't Run 02:20 18. The Romantics - Sabre Dance 02:07 19. The Romantics - Apache 03:08 20. The Romantics - Little B 06:47 21. Shadoogie - Stingray 02:19 22. Shadoogie - Mustang 02:49 23. Shadoogie - Spanish Tears 02:17 24. Shadoogie - Alentejo 02:33 25. Charlie Gracie - Two Guitar Rag 02:13
The second album from Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra goes deep into cinematic territory with some seriously-Schifrin smoke-filled beats, adrenaline-inducing rhythms, and dark alleyway spooky tunes. Some of the est modern lounge out there. Give a listen.
Nice comp of modern surf, rockabilly, psyche and other far out sounds. Thanks to the original uploader for this baby. Good stuff.
01. The Wanted / Wanted (2:44) 02. The Stockmen / By The Light Of The Silver Moon (1:42) 03. Rattlesnakes / Hound Of The Baskervilles (3:37) 04. Greenmen / Fugas (2:04) 05. Alligators / Jungl Hop (2:57) 06. The Bombers / Wight Steamer (3:33) 07. Mister Twister / Summertime Blues (3:08) 08. Banana Gang / 4 Nigers (2:28) 09. The Propellers / Black Sea Trip (3:28) 10. Hula Hoop / Girls From Ipanema (3:13) 11. Sleepwalkers / Drugstore Rock (2:16) 12. The Beat Devils Band / Black Cat (3:06) 13. Nitkie / Blood Like Ketchup (2:57) 14. Juke Box / Can't Stop That Rock (1:58) 15. The Spoilers / Sing Sing Sing (3:27) 16. Freno de Pedales / Zombie Jive (3:15) 17. Tomato Juice / Fisher Song (3:20) 18. Moon Light / Surf Rider (4:11) 19. Ot Vinta / Ne Mala Baba Klopotu Kupila Porosia (4:34) 20. Bike'n'Hollers / My Brother Bill (1:46)
01. The Wanted / Johnny Remember Me (3:43) 02. The Stockmen / Race with the Devil (2:06) 03. Rattlesnakes / Caravella (2:59) 04. Greenmen / Daleko li do Tallina? (2:38) 05. Alligators / I Feel Blue (2:28) 06. Bombers / Crazy Ivan (3:09) 07. Mister Twister / Ain't She Sweet (4:36) 08. Banana Gang / Stefanie (3:12) 09. The Propellers / Jane (2:51) 10. Hula Hoop / Pink Panter (3:39) 11. Sleepwalkers / Sweet Nothing (2:12) 12. The Beat Devils Band / My Love Is Killing Me (5:59) 13. Nitkie / Scar Killer (3:10) 14. Shakin' Guts / Cold Ice Lady (2:26) 15. The Spoilers / Penetration (2:07) 16. Brem Stoker / Golden Rain (3:01) 17. Tomato Juice / Black Parabellum (2:36) 18. Moon Light / Vibrations (3:10) 19. Ot Vinta / Ti Kazala u Nedilu Budem Sluhat' Rockabilly (4:18) 20. Bike'n'Hollers / Lost in Space (3:12)
More than just another modern day surf music band, The Fifty Foot Combo runs the gamut from surf to lounge to monster movie music sounds. This album is a killer - nice balance between powersurf and lounge-tunes. The live-tracks are amazing. WHen there's no beach around, this is a good substitute.
1. It's Alive 2. The Tunnel 3. Doe de Duif 4. Inspection #5 5. Robin Boy Wonder 6. Dimitrius 7. The Brain from Planet X 8. I Think I Shot Her 9. Drums A-Go-Go 10. The Escape 11. Minesweeper 12. Hully Gully Stomp 13. SL 54 Automatic [#] 14. Jack the Ripper [#]
This CD sounds like it could have been the soundtrack to a 60s surf movie! If you like the Ventures, you will probably like this stuff. Spectre Detector sounds a little like the Munster's Theme. The CD has a lot of guitars, drums, and organ. These songs are what you would expect to hear in the background of a movie scene at a beach club. The sound may be best described as a lounge/surf hybrid.
1 Spectre Detector 2 Zombi Hut 3 Night of the Tikis 4 On the Scene 5 Typhoon Twist 6 Go Go Loco 7 One Mint Julep 8 Kon-Tiki 9 Don't Go in the Shed 10 CX-9 11 High Seas Drifter 12 Twister
When Harry Belafonte released Calypso, with its memorable songs "Day-O", "I Do Adore Her", and "Jamaica Farewell" sung in his personable, warm voice, it quickly became a bestseller. Like any good folk music, the songs are accessible, yet they also bear the exotic lure of the Caribbean. From the songs of hard work, such as "Day-O" and "Hosanna," to the sly good humor of "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)" and "The Jackass Song," Belafonte's voice helped bring the richness of Caribbean culture to the North American consciousness. While a couple of the songs here are featured in arrangements that may sound a bit corny to modern ears, most sound delightfully fresh and have definitely stood the test of time.Released by RCA Victor (LPM-1248) in 1956. The CD was released on April 28, 1992 . It is the first full-length gramophone LP to sell over one million copies (the singles Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" and Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" had surpassed 1 million copies previously). The album is number four on Billboard's "Top 100 Album" list for having spent 31 weeks at number 1, 58 weeks in the top ten, and 99 weeks on the U.S. charts. (Wiki)
01. The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) 02. I Do Adore Her 03. Jamaica Farewell 04. Will His Love Be Like His Rum 05. Dolly Dawn 06. Star-O 07. The Jack-Ass Song 08. Hosanna 09. Come Back Liza 10. Brown Skin Girl 11. Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Gary as usual plays some dirty, mean ,low down, smokin' guitar over some fast technobeats. It's better than the description and a little different than his current all blooze retreads. This is fresh in that 90's kind of way. Give it a try.
1. Go On Home 2. Lost In Your Love 3. Worry No More 4. Fire 5. Surrender 6. House Full Of Blues 7. Bring My Baby Back 8. Can't Help Myself 9. Fatboy 10. We Want Love 11. Can't Help Myself (E-Z Rollers Remix)
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Am a musicholic - I'm 52 -- I heard my first Ventures song in '66 and have been a fan of twang ever since. Of course all the other guitar gods were added over the years, along with a lot of other great music. I have been a DJ in my younger years on air -- WPFW and in clubs and currently produce a local television show about the performing arts.