Saturday, June 14, 2008

Les Freres Dejean - Pa Gain Panne

More konpa. Highly recommended!
Also, you can (and should!) see them live on youtube.
History of the band

Les Freres Dejean - Pa Gain Panne, 1974
192kbps, 57mb on zshare, rapidshare, megaupload, badongo
1. Marina
2. Joyeuses Vacances
3. La Foi
4. Pa Gain Panne
5. Leogane
6. Alleluia

Buddy Emmons & Lenny Breau - Minors Aloud

Another Breau collaboration.
Lenny Breau was a jazz player influenced by country music; after all, he was Chet Atkins' protege. Buddy Emmons plays the most country of all instruments - steel guitar. One would expect this session to be a country-jazz hybrid (perhaps something along the lines of jazzy Atkins albums or Jimmy Bryant). In fact, there is not much country about this disc. Some of it is straight-ahead jazz (the covers of Killer Joe and Scrapple From The Apple); Compared To What is a bar-band rocker with jazz-rock breaks, Buddy's vocals only enhance the pub atmosphere; and the originals - Minors Aloud and On A Bach Bouree - are sublime instrumentals of no particular genre affiliation. An interesting album all around.

Buddy Emmons & Lenny Breau - Minors Aloud
REUP: 320kbps, 83mb on mediafire
1. Minors Aloud
2. Compared To What
3. Killer Joe
4. Long Way To Go
5. Secret Love
6. Scrapple From The Apple
7. On A Bach Bourée

See also a recent Buddy Emmons post at the great Broke Down Engine

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dear all,
I've been out of circulation for some time. I might resume posting every once in a while, but probably not as often as before. Thanks to the people who comment and special thanks to people who recommend new music!

Meanwhile, check out the project of the fellow blogger Omer Saar:
THE GREEN ALBUM is... a full-length Hip-Hop remix album over all Al Green sample-made beats. Get it here