25.9.17

The Complete Noise Factory [Ibiza/3rdParty]



In the spirit of this. Thorns and all. Hopefully Mr Stephens does not mind, if so I will pull it without hesitation [and great embarrassment].

This one for the Reggae massive:
"UK jungle producer from Tottenham, London. Prior to making rave he produced reggae dubplates for the Unity, Coxsone, Saxon & Quadrophonic sound systems."
Works of genius. All ripped from my own twelve inches. Witness the evolution.
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IR_002A_box_bass
IR_002B_recession_time
IR_004A_the_buzz
IR_004B_imperative
IR_005A_who_are_you
IR_005B_the_dungeon
IR_006A_noise_factory
IR_006B_warehouse_music
IR_008A_loving_you
IR_008B_jungle_techno
IR_010A_feel_the_music
IR_010B_to_the_top
IR_011A_set_me_free
IR_011B_bring_forward_the_noise
IR_012A_we_have_it
IR_012B_warning_dub_mix
IR_026A_can_you_feel_the_rush
IR_026B_run_come_follow_me
THIRD_1A_my_mind
THIRD_1B_dance_with_the_speaker
THIRD_1C_be_free
THIRD_1D_breakage_1
THIRD_2A_the_fire
THIRD_2B_skin_teeth
THIRD_2C_set_me_free_remix
THIRD_2D_breakage_2
THIRD_3A_mr_sulu
THIRD_3B_behold_the_jungle_reissue
THIRD_3C_all_crew
THIRD_3D_breakage_3
THIRD_4A_futuroid
THIRD_4B_survival
THIRD_4C_straight_from_the_bedroom
THIRD_4D_breakage_4
THIRD_5A_123oclock_rock
THIRD_5B_ladies_choice
THIRD_5C_out_of_my_mind
THIRD_5D_breakage_5
THIRD_6A_feel_the_magic
THIRD_6B_wheel_up
THIRD_6C_come_inside
THIRD_6D_breakage_6
THIRD_6E_breakage_advert

17.9.17

Field Recordings














Potentially volumes could (and have) been written on this stuff. A big nod must go to Richard Henderson's Field Recordings Primer in The Wire of February 1998. Henderson's selection is near perfect because he concentrates on what is WEIRD, the "other", music from a gone world.

That primer sent me scurrying off to find these LPs - if that sounds superficial, in fairness to me (before the days of Discogs) I had to toil in record shops looking for them. I think I own every one he names now. A few, like the Gbaya and Aka pygmies recordings and the Music In The World of Islam I had beforehand. And I've added a couple of selections here too - the lovely Mandang New Guinea recording which David Toop put out on his Quartz label - and really for its rhizomatic function the Brian Jones Joujouka LP.

I've taken the unusual step of including two tracks from four of the LPs. This isn't actually because I have any shortage of these field recordings. Over the years I've acquired many many. It just felt right. So often these wonderful collections cover massive sonic territory.

Obvious "hits" include "Abu Zelef" (sampled on "Regiment" on My Life In The Bush of Ghosts), "Ketjack (excerpt)" and "Clementine". The story with the latter goes that Colin Turnbull was ushered in front of the village elders to hear their oldest and most cherished "secret" song - and whaddayaknow it's "Clementine". That tells you all you need to know about authentic music.

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Savannah Rhythms: Bob Dyula Tribe - Allah Man Dogo
Tantras of Gyuto - Mahakala
The Pygmies of The Ituri Forest - Songs of the Alima
Aka Pygmies -  Deux Chantefables l'Oiseau
Aka Pygmies - Danse Après Avoir Tué un Éléphant (Monzoli)
Turkano Indians of Colombia - Elders chanting origin myths
Musique Du Burundi: François Muduga - Chant avec cithare
Musique Du Burundi: Tambours royaux  - Ingoma
Music In The World of Islam: Dunya Yunis - Abu Zeluf
Music from the morning of the world: Sekehe Senggong - Frog Song
Music from the morning of the world: Gamelan Angklung -Ketjack Dance
Pêcheurs De Perles Et Musiciens Du Golfe Persique - Chants Des Pêcheurs De Perles, Muhamaq (Bahrein)
Music of the Rainforest Pygmies - Honey Gathering Song
Music of the Rainforest Pygmies - Clementine
Sacred Flute Music From New Guinea - [Jarvan] Awar
Musique Gbáyá / Chants À Penser - Naa-Kore
Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka: Master Musicians of Joujouka - Joujouka


9.9.17

Cybore New Orleans Selection



I put this selection together around 2009 when I was doing the Cybore blog.

I first got into this music through Lee Dorsey and The Meters. Lee Dorsey probably came from following The Clash so closely (who co-opted Lee) and I had a great Dorsey Charley compilation which Joe had done the liner-notes for. The Meters came through the sampling era of Hip-Hop when they were at the end of every fork. They play on a number of these tracks.

There's something completely timeless about this era of New Orleans Soul and R'n'B. You won't necessarily agree me with me but most Soul has dated very badly. I combed through the Stax, Motown, Chess and Atlantic catalogs last year and the paucity of really great material was shocking. Booker T and the MGs vs The Meters - I mean, c'mon, The Meters absolutely crush the MGs. And what's more you can hear The Meters clearly in the Upsetters.

Slight nod to Greil Marcus here with Benny Spellman's "Lipstick Traces" and Lloyd Price's "Stagger Lee" - in case you never heard these.

RIP Allen Touissant.

Lipstick Traces - Benny Spellman
Tipitina - Professor Longhair
You Talk Too Much - Joe Jones
Pop-Eye - Huey Smith
It Will Stand - The Showmen
Sick and Tired - Elton Anderson
Barefootin' - Robert Parker
Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns
Love Lots of Lovin' - Lee Dorsey and Betty Harris
Don't Pity Me - Curly Moore
Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
Ruler Of My Heart - Irma Thomas
I'm Gone - Shirley & Lee
Don't You Just Know It - Huey Piano Smith & The Clowns
I Like It Like That (Parts 1 & 2) - Chris Kenner
Te Ta Te Ta Ta - Ernie K-Doe
Don’t You Know Yockomo - Huey Smith
I Don't Need No One - Willie & Allen
Gonzo - James Booker
Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Part 1) - Jessie Hill
I Love You - Elton Anderson
Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups
Here Come The Girls - Ernie K-Doe
Ain't Got No Home - Clarence "Frogman" Henry
Over You - Aaron Neville
Ya Ya - Lee Dorsey
Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Part 2) - Jessie Hill
Cha Dooky Doo - Art Neville
Mother-In-Law - Ernie K-Doe
Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price

And one more for good luck: