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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

90 POSTS!!!

Can you believe it? Since I started my blog, i've posted 90 records. That's a lot of heat!! Let me get this next post started with a small disclaimer. I receive a LOT of messages weekly. Some people asking more info about the album, mostly enthusiasts like myself asking me to "re-up" a link. Please understand this, I do this for free. I receive NO money for these postings. Matter of fact, I pay money for these posts. When a link get's deleted by the rare groove police, it's done. That's it, unfortunately. I'm not going to go out of my way to re-rip the record and fight the power. It's hilarious. I even get people messaging me asking me to clean up my record and send them the link so it's not so "crackily". Is this what the world of "digging" has come to? Are we so spoiled by people posting links to music that we have the audacity to message them and ask them to "clean their sneakers"? Well, if this is the way things are going moving forward, I'm ghost. Through my many years of "FREE record giving", I've NEVER asked for anything in return. I've made it a point to always do a few things. Post records that have not already been posted, and continue to shine light on artists that have never been reissued. Some of you may have rips of these albums. These were passed hand to hand from friends of yours that either have the record, or know someone who has it. Or you have the original!!! Either way, I've made it a point to always post original stuff. So with all due respect, please understand I do this for you, not me. This will be the only rant you will see me have. With that said, let's get into this next post. EXTREMELY rare album on the FLY label out of Italy. Peep it!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Roberto Nicolosi - Atmosfera

Good evening! I hope everyone had a great week, and hope your weekend is even better. This next post is very special. What we have here is Roberto Nicolosi's "Atmosfera" LP from 1973 on Fontana. Wow! This record is an incredible Jazz score. Atmosfera is actually the soundtrack to the Italian Horror movie "L'occhio Nel Labirinto" by Mario Caiano. Very haunting compositions with a cream of the crop lineup of Italian session musicians such as Giovanne Tommaso, Franco Tonani, Angelo Baroncini, Antonello Vannucchi, Franco D'Andrea, Giani Basso, Dino Piana, and Cicci Santucci. Many of these musicians are from the rare and highly collectable label "Fly". Cicci delivers a powerful expression of fear with his blasts from the trumpet, while Antonello Vanucchi (I Marc 4) haunts the undertone with a piercing Organ. Angelo Baroncini weeps the guitar, bringing a somewhat sad element to the picture. D'Andrea is on the Piano/Fender Rhodes, which is the perfect cherry on top that mellows out the madness.  There are many elements included with this soundtrack. At times, you have Psych elements, while at others you have Funk. It's mostly Jazz, but very dark and gloomy. The simplicity of the album cover, with the picture of stormy red clouds is actually a perfect description of what the music is all about. I can't recommend this album enough, if you are into Jazz. It took me years to find a copy. Without a doubt, Atmosfera is one of the most highly collected Italian Jazz LP's. Very few have ever surfaced, and I was very lucky to have finally made contact with a copy. So with that said, I hope you enjoy! Peace.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Marsellus Wallace - Jazz Appreciation

I've always been a huge fan of Jazz music. Especially the works from labels like Blue Note, Prestige, Strata East, Kudu, and CTI. I think it's pretty safe to say most of us music lovers dig that stuff! There's just something about the complex patterns of rhythm that are intermingled together that always has seemed superior to other genres (in my opinion). Here's a mix I put together of some of my favorite Jazz songs. On this mix I wanted to leave most of the tracks unedited, and showcase them in their natural raw form. The way it was meant to sound! Meant for funky tea parties and long walks on the beach. Enjoy!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Luciano Simoncini/Remigio Ducros - America Amore Amaro


Hello there! I hope everyone's New Year is starting off well. Mine seems to feel the same but hey, we're only 3 weeks into it so I guess I'll have a little more patience. With that said, I'd like to kick things off in the new year with one of the most elusive Italian library records on the "Edi-Pan" label. What we have here is another Remigio Ducros and Luciano Simoncini (Arawak, Jason Black, etc) sure shot! Fantastic record for those who are into the classic Simoncini/Ducros sound. Very reminiscent of the Accadde A and Jason Black recordings posted in the past. What you can expect are tightly knitted and compressed drums, stoned flute sections, shouting horns, Fender Rhodes Piano, and that signature spacey wah wah guitar that's on all of the earlier Simoncini recordings. As with many of the Ducros and Simoncini recordings, it seems to be a geographical tour of America, and shows their take on our culture at the time. To top things off, the pressing is nice and loud, and this was ripped from a stone mint copy. I even cranked the levels a few notches. So other than having the record, it should be a very high quality rip. Peep the sound clip!