Claudine Longet / Un Homme Et Une Femme
Al Green / I've Never Found A Girl
Doris Monteiro / Ohiou Pra Mim
The Blackbyrds / Rock Creek Park
Andy Montanez / El Swing
Joe Simon / Theme from "Cleopatra Jones"
Claudine Longet / Un Homme Et Une Femme (1966)
This lithe French chanteuse rendered gentle, breathy treatments of pop songs on several sophisticated '60s albums, had a notable turn in the Peter Sellers movie "The Party", and started living the celebrity life that would end in tragedy and scandal in the mid-'70s, when she allegedly shot and killed her lover, a handsome and dashing skier named Spider Sabich.
Al Green / I've Never Found A Girl (1973)
Al Green is one of the most enduring soul singers of the rock era, and is considered by many the most important male singer since Sam Cooke. His early 70s work on Hi Records sounds as good today as it did then, and his legend has continued to grow over the past quarter century even as he generally turned his back on popular music.
Doris Monteiro / Ohiou Pra Mim (1963)
Exquisite songstress Doris Monteiro was not exactly a bossa nova singer, she was better than that! She never used vibrato and her enunciation was already dry, as many bossa nova singers would try to do later. The composers loved her because she would deliver the melody as it was written. And, besides, she had a knock-out face that didn't hurt a bit in the selling of a song.
The Blackbyrds / Rock Creek Park (1975)
The original Blackbyrds were formed in 1973 by jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. The line up consisted of: Allan Curtis Barnes, Barney Perry, Kevin Kraig Toney, Pericles Jacobs, Jr. and Keith Killgo. Donald Byrd lectured at Washington DC's Howard University and the group, named after "Black Byrd", the artist's millionseller, was drawn from his students.
Andy Montanez / El Swing (1992)
Never been known to fail. Ex-Sonero with Puerto Rico's "El Gran Combo" a great tune from a great album. Built for comfort, not for speed.
Joe Simon / Theme from "Cleopatra Jones" (1973)
"Cleopatra Jones", one of the best Blaxploitation movies of the 70s, is a jive female James Bond, a special drug agent for the United States government who wears sleek and hip clothes, drives a fancy car with a submachine-gun compartment in the front door, and travels all over the world to stomp out drugs at their source. Title theme song by soul legend Joe Simon.
Elixiere der Erregung Die große Herbstserie zur Erhitzung der Gemüter.
Teil 2 - Lebertran - Lust oder Leid?
"In Prison - Afroamerican Prison Music From Blues To Hip Hop": Jonathan Fischer, der Münchner Fachmann für Black Radical Music, hat eine erschütternde CD-Compilation zum Thema Gefängnislieder zusammengestellt: so existentiell todtraurig wie politisch agitatorisch.
Der Wiener Autor Xaver Bayer über die Schönheit der gemeinen Taube und seinen neuen Roman "Weiter", der vom Leben nach dem Lebensüberdruss erzählt.
Der Jazzer Max Nagl hat eine Hommage an die berührendste Stimme seit der Erfindung des Rauschebarts eingespielt: "Market Rasen" huldigt Robert Wyatt.
Die Speerspitze der minimalen deutschen Elektronik versammelt die Compilation "Total7" des Kölner Labels Kompakt. Martin Gretschmann alias Console hat ebenfalls ein neues Album draussen, das auf den Namen "Mono" hört. Zu hören gibt es folgende Auszüge aus diesen beiden Neuerscheinungen.