Paris Bercy - Alpha Blondy. Reggae en français pour un matin froid. En direct de Paris.
booker t and the mgs - Google'da Ara
Dancing with the Anti-Christ - Marilyn Manson and the Spooky Kids. The juxtaposition of the steely, industrial sounds of this remix album with the brilliant, frosty morning seemed both provocative and natural. The inherent darkness of Manson was a stark contrast to the bright sun, but the ice covered, misty climes of Southern Chester County really made this mechanistic, gritty disc work.
Trouble No More - John Mellencamp. Good little album on which he covers some old time folk and blues tunes. Good listen.
Chant Down Babylon (The Remixes) by Bob Marley & Various Artists (Reggae/Hip-Hop)
The Patsy Cline Collection - Patsy Cline. "For rent, for rent, an empty heart. Just say the word and you can move right in." They don't write lyrics like this anymore. This one was pedal steel and fiddle heaven. On the other hand, it is sometimes hard to reconcile the music with the realities of the south in the 50s and 60s, the context in which this music must be placed. It's hard to think of some of the things that were happening when these songs were on the radio.
slap in the face
Lost in Space - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen. I listened to these guys a lot in college in the 1970s, and loved them. This recording just doesn't seem to stack up against those memories. The vocals are really tough to listen to on this one. Guess I'll have to pull some vinyl and see if my memories of how good these guys sounded have changed over time. Highlight: Andy Stein on fiddle and sax. He sat in with Asleep at the Wheel when I saw them at WVU in 78 or 79.
Tower of Power - Tower of Power. A while back, I decided it would be a good idea to digitize my vinyl albums. This is one of the first ones I ripped. Now I realize that the value of my vinyl collection is not just having the music, but the act of listening to the music on vinyl - placing the disc on the platter, getting up to turn it over to side 2, etc. I haven't ripped any albums since. At any rate, this was a favorite album and band back in the 70's. Bay area funk as good as it…