"Hutcherson's partnership w/LA tenor player Harold land came after he was busted for marijuana possession in Central Park in 1967 when we was 26 years old. He lost he cabaret & taxi license, which put him in a bind, and he eventually headed west & had some productive years. Duke Pearson produced the album; we hear land on alto in this cut. Joe Sample is on bass and Mickey Roker's on the drum kit. "
"Adrianne Lenker met Buck Meek at a show in Boston in 2012 while she was attending Berklee. The came together later in Brooklyn and began performing as a duo, eventually marrying. Lenker's early years were spend in a cult -- her parents eventually left it -- and had a nomadic childhood. She never went to high school & got a black belt in karate. Meek & Lenker divorced in 2018, the band held together. Lenker spent some significant pandemic time alone in a cabin in western MA. I assume this release includes some of the material generated during that time. "
"Linda Tillery, Rhonda Benin, Elouise Burrell, Melanie DeMore on back up vocals (the Cultural Heritge Choir). OS on everything else. He was a Canadian violinist, composer, teacher, and beloved collaborator. He died at 52, in 2008, of an untreatable form of leukemia. "
"Zulema Cusseaux was born in Tampa and was an active recording artist from 1966 to 1982. Clarence Avant signed her to his Sussex label, recording/producing her first two albums. She was a pioneer of sorts in that she was a '70s Black R & B singer who wrote much of her own material, and was also involved in producing her work. She also sang back-up for Aretha and spent her later years as lead musician at the First Baptist Church in West Tampa. - wiki & Soulwalking.co.uk"
"Hutcherson's partnership w/LA tenor player Harold land came after he was busted for marijuana possession in Central Park in 1967 when we was 26 years old. He lost he cabaret & taxi license, which put him in a bind, and he eventually headed west & had some productive years. Duke Pearson produced the album; we hear land on the oboe in this cut joining Bobby on vibes. Joe Sample is on bass and Mickey Roker's on the drum kit. "
"This is from the first of two original albums by funk band Eric Burdon and War. he back cover includes this declaration: _We the People, have declared War against the People, for the right to love each other._ Papa Dee Allen, percisson; Harold Brown, drums; Eric Burdon, vocals; B.B. Dickerson, bass; Lonnie Jordan, organ/piano; Charles Miller, flute; Lee Oskar, harmonica; Howard E. Scott, gtr & vocals)"
"Khorshid was an Egyptian guitarist, musician, composer, accompanist, and actor. Born in Cairo, Khorshid was a well-known guitarist who accompanied many singers. Khorshid's musicality in orchestra performances, original songs, and film scores was considered revolutionary at the time in the Middle East. His extensive theoretical knowledge, fusion of Western and Eastern music, and incorporation of different, more modern instruments (e.g. the electric guitar, electric keyboard, synthesizer) in Arabic music was previously unheard of. Khorshid's unique style sparked inspiration from many aspiring musicians not only in the Middle East, but in Europe and the Americas as well. His mixing of _modern_ western electric instruments with older Eastern tunes spawned a new, more modern sound of electric music that many use for discos today -- wiki"
Lee (January 29, 1939 – October 25, 2000) was an American jazz singer, poet and composer. Best known for a wide range of vocal styles she mastered, Lee collaborated with numerous distinguished composers and performers who included Gunter Hampel, Ran Blake, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Mal Waldron, and many others.
From the landlocked tropical savanna of Upper Volta, an ever-evolving cast of musicians brought the world’s rhythms to the streets of their native Bobo-Dioulasso. Combining Congolese rhumba, American R&B, French yé-yé, Cuban son, and regional Senufo and Mandingo traditions, Orchestre Volta Jazz was at the epicenter of the West African musical explosion of the ’60s and ’70s. - bandcamp
Can ["Czukay, Karoli, Liebezeit, Schmidt, Suzuki"]
This from a compilation album Krautrock group Can. It consists of tracks written for various films. This tune is from Deep End, a 1971 film by 1971, dir. Jerzy Skolimowski. Band mad up of Holger Czukay – bass, double bass; Michael Karoli – guitar, violin; Jaki Liebezeit – drums, percussion, flute; Malcolm Mooney – vocals; Irmin Schmidt – keyboards, synthesizers
"Popularized by Eduardo Brito. Langston Hughes was 30 years old, visitng Cuba, staying in hotel with his old Clevelend friend Zell Ingram. It was 1930. They were running low on money staying in a cheap hotel in Havana. In one of his essays from _I Wonder as I Wonder,_ he describes the one record playing in the hotel bar -- _a haunting beguine with a strange sad lyric about slavery and freedom._ "
More from Aberdeen native Adam Davidson aka Kitchen Cynics…generous output from him over the course of the pandemic lock-down. With this collection of 10 songs, he takes a journey through the grand designs, lost futures and civic infrastructure of a Britain that almost - but never quite - existed.
"The song -- an excerpt buried inside of Lampen -- conveys the pleas of a captain on a troubled sea voyage and facing a mutiny from his crew. Several interpretations of the song have been given; most revolve around the Vietnam War, and _I'm Your Captain_ is popular among veterans of that conflict. Farner wrote it and sings lead, and describes in an interview how the lyrics came to him _from the heavens...after I said my prayers one night and I put a P.S. on the end of my prayers. I asked God to give me a song that would touch the hearts of people that the Creator wanted to get to. I got up at 3 o'clock in the morning - I'm always getting up at different times of the night and writing things down. A lot of them are not songs but this happened to be one. I got up and I wrote it, and as I'm writing it, I'm between the state of subconscious and conscious. I've got one foot in dreamland and my pen is writing these words down. It didn't make a whole lot of sense. It was kind of weird, I thought, as I was writing it. I didn't sit there on the edge of the bed and read it over and over, I just wrote it down, and when I got to the end of it, I just folded it over and put it on the nightstand. There it was._ - wiki & songfacts.com (see link)"
Withers was perhaps the most famous of the more than 2 dozen artists signed by Clarence Avant to his Sussex label. Avant had the gift of ear, and picked up a number obscure but formidable talents, including Sixto Diaz Rodriguez (searching for Sugarman)