Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Two By Jobim !!

Continuing with the Latin Jazz theme: Hearing the two distinctly
different versions of Águas de Março is what compels me to share
these albums. Not much is needed to be said about Antonio, which
you probably don't already know. He, and a handful of other Latin
performers changed music, internationally, once their work broke
out of its respective countries; Imitation followed. That isn't to
say there weren't other Latin musicians of talent and ingenuity.
But, people such as Jobim, and Gilberto, etc. were on top of
their game, by far. What beautiful sounds!

Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Claus Ogerman
Artwork [Painting] – Paulo Hermanny Jobim*
Bass – Richard Davis (2), Ron Carter
Composed By – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Concertmaster – Harry Lookotsky*
Drums, Percussion – Airto Moreira, João Palma
Engineer – Frank Laico
Flute – Don Hammond, Jerry Dodgion, Phil Bodner, Ray Beckenstein, Romeo Penque
Percussion – George Devens
Trombone – Urbie Green


Bass – Luizão Maia
Drums – Paulinho Braga
Electric Piano – Cesar
Guitar – Tom Jobim
Piano – Tom Jobim
Piano - Cesar Camargo Mariano
Vocals – Elis Regina
Written-By – Tom Jobim
Guitar – Helio Delmiro
Guitar - Oscar Castro Neves
Percussion – Chico Batera

Elis & Tom

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Marcos Valle !!

I am quite short on time today, so I apologize for the lack
of info, which I usually include with each post. With that
said, I was recently requested to share something Latin.
I first ran across Valle's work when I heard a Madlib
sample from Garra. Needless to say, his work is
stellar, so I bought two reissues put out by the
Light In The Attic label. Here they are.

César Camargo Mariano - Orchestration
Marizinha - Featured Artist, Vocals
Osmar Milito Composer
Dom Salvador - Organ, Piano
Robertinho Silva - Drums
Orlando Silveira - Orchestration
Marcos Valle - Composer, Piano, Primary Artist, Vocals
Paulo Sérgio Valle - Composer
Geraldo Vespar - Guitar, Orchestration


José Roberto Bertrami - Arp Strings, Orchestration, Organ, Synthesizer
Waltel Branco - Orchestration
Vinicius Cantuária - Drums
Ivan Conti - Drums
Cezar De Mercês - Bass
Eumir Deodato - Composer
João Donato - Composer
Sergio Hinds - Guitar
Alex Malheiros - Bass
Marcos Valle - Composer, Fender Rhodes, Guitar, Orchestration, Vocals
Paulo Sérgio Valle - Composer, Production Assistant

Previsão Do Tempo

Friday, April 21, 2017

Mystery Album #3 !!

Time for another shot in the dark. Although, I will say that those
of you who grabbed the previous mystery album will know what
you're getting into, because this is volume one of that series.
Expect more righteous spiritual Jazz! It includes songs by

1960 - 70's

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Soul of Vietnam !!

This is soul born from very confusing and turbulent times. Vietnam
was the Boogieman who could snatch you away to a living nightmare.
Long story short, there is a lot of pain, hope and soul in this compilation
of songs centered around the topic; A Vietnam OST, of sorts. Including
the likes of The Mighty Hannibal, The Impressions and Joe Tex,
it's well worth having. I ran across this CD a few years ago, and
enjoyed the content enough to justify posting it. Enjoy.

1. William Bell-Marching Off To War
2. Roy C-Open Letter To The President
3. The Mighty Hannibal-Hymn #5
4. Joe Tex-I Believe I'm Gonna Make It
5. Johnny And Jon-Christmas In Vietnam
6. The O'Jays-There Is Someone Waiting Back Home
7. The Impressions-Choice Of Colors
8. Joe Tex-When Johnny Comes Marching Home
9. Swamp Dogg-Sam Stone
10. Delia Gartrell-Can't You See What You've Done, Done (Hymn #9)
11. Martha And The Vandellas-I Should Be Proud
12. William Bell-Soldier's Goodbye

Various Artists
1960 - 70's
*released in 1994

Sunday, April 16, 2017

You Know The Feeling .....! !!

First off, I need to thank my friend Money Cat for sharing his file of this
album; The rip is not my doing. I bought a sealed copy of this on Ebay
the other week, based on the fact that he is a Texas Jazz artist who
resides/ plays in Austin. He worked at IBM, playing gigs on the side
until he was approached by Lionel Hampton to tour in Europe and
NYC, taking a hiatus from his job to do so. He then returned to
Austin and "almost became a musical recluse, not performing
again until 1977". He was then asked to play for Ray Charles,
which he quickly accepted, and soon received a Grammy nom.
for writing an arrangement of "Some Enchanted Evening".
More info on him can be found here.

Keyboards, Vocals - James Polk
Bass - Larry Ball
Guitar - Juewett Bostic
Drums - Mike Bayer
Flugelhorn - Al White
Flugelhorn - Stuart Aptekar
Soprano Sax  - Rickey Woodard
Tenor Sax - Mark Rowland
Trombone - Fred Wesley
Handclaps - James Polk, Rickey Woodard, Al White
Background Vocals - Ann Johnson, Debbie Ketchens

James Polk & Co.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sharing Issues

Well, Dropbox says that I'm receiving too much traffic, so
my files have been suspended. I like to use Dropbox because
you viewers have no concern over getting a virus, or have to
deal with pop ups. Until I figure out how else I'd like to share
the music with you all, I apologize for the inconvenience


Black Jazz Records Discography !!

Co-founded in 1971 by Gene Russell (pianist) along with Dick Schoryl.
Russell founded the label as an alternative to traditional jazz, invoking a
more political and spiritual tone often with funk overtones. Black Jazz
released various types of music including funk, free jazz, and soul jazz.
According to a 1974 Billboard Magazine, one of the label's more successful
artists, Doug Carn, sold more records than Dave Brubeck and Ramsey Lewis.
The label existed for six years during its first run, and ended following the
death of Russell. In the early 1990s the label and its catalog were purchased
by James Hardge. While only one new album by Doug Carn was
released, the entire catalog was reissued on CD. -from Discogs.com

Gene Russell - New Direction 1971
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Coral Keys 1971
Doug Carn - Infant Eyes 1971
Rudolph Johnson - Spring Rain 1971
Calvin Keys - Shawn-Neeq 1971
Chester Thompson - Powerhouse 1971
Henry Franklin - The Skipper 1972
Doug Carn - Spirit Of The New Land 1972
The Awakening - Hear, Sense And Feel 1972
Gene Russell - Talk To My Lady 1973
Rudolph Johnson - The Second Coming 1973
Kellee Patterson - Maiden Voyage 1973
Walter Bishop, Jr. - Keeper Of My Soul 1973
Doug Carn - Revelation 1973
The Awakening - Mirage 1973
Doug Carn - Adam's Apple 1974
Henry Franklin - The Skipper At Home 1974
Calvin Keys - Proceed With Caution! 1974
Roland Haynes - The Second Wave 1975
Cleveland Eaton - Plenty Good Eaton 1975