Asha Puthli / Right Down Here (1974) Lovely Asha Puthli is from India and probably their most commercially successful singers. She first gained recognition when she did a pair of songs on Ornette Coleman's 1971 release "Science Fiction." Columbia Records tried to establish her as an international pop star, utilizing her wide range and weird voice and an even stranger choice of material. Puthli came off as some soul singer turned sexy jazz maven who was beating a slick path to the dancefloor.
Jean-Jacques Debout / Sun-Kissed Chicks (1969) French arranger and composer Jean-Jacques Debout was very busy in the 1960s & 70s scoring countless tv-series and motion pictures. He composed songs for Dalida, Sylvie Vartan, Demis Roussos and Yvez Montand!
Carlos Lyra / Afro Latino (1973) At the height of the bossa nova fad, even one of its major figures, Carlos Eduardo Lyra Barbosa, lamented the adulteration that samba was suffering in a tune that quickly became a classic: The lovely "Afro-Latino".
Billy Paul / Am I Black Enough For You (1974) Phillysoul legend Billy Paul recorded smash hits like "Me & Mrs. Jones", "Only the strong survive" & "Let'Em In" and appeared in concert with such artists as Charlie Parker, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, the Impressions, Sammy Davis and Roberta Flack. Billy Paul and his music are well worth checking out again!
Nina Simone / Save Me (1969) Nina Simone needs little introduction to music fans of any genre. Born as Eunice Waymon, the sixth of seven children of a poor family living in Tryon, North Carolina. Her repertoire included jazz standards, gospel and spirituals, classical music, folk songs of diverse origin, Civil Rights songs, blues, pop, songs from musicals and opera, African chants - and sweet, funky soul as represented here.
Louie Ramirez / Cumbeyea (1972) Probably the most sought after and prolific arranger and producer during salsa's 70s boom years, the versatile Ramírez, who leads his own band, composes and plays timbales, vibraphone and keyboards, has justifiably been compared to Quincy Jones and described as "El Genio de la Salsa" (The Genius of Salsa). The arranger is an important figure in salsa, who is always expected to be creative, original and usually progressive.
Alles Schweine! Der 1977 geborene Autor Clemens Mayer schildert in seinem fulminanten, von der Vorwendezeit bis in die 1990er Jahre angesiedeltem Romandebüt "Als wir träumten" eine Jugend zwischen Suff, Randale und Gefängnis in Leipzig.
Gutes böses Amerika Neil Youngs neues Album "Living with War" bricht trotz seine zornig-beleidigten Frontalangriffe auf die US-Regierung wieder einmal eine Lanze für den besten aller Staaten. Im letzten Song regiert die
Ergriffenheit: "America The Beautiful".
Abfallentsorgung Der polnischstämmige Soziologe Zygmunt Bauman über die strukturelle Gewalt eines Systems, das immer mehr überflüssiges Humankapital produziert:
Menschen, die niemand mehr braucht.