fredag 10 september 2010

Bengt-Arne Wallin - Varmluft

Swedish big-band record with Clark Terry, Sabu Martinez and an A-list of swedish jazz musicians. Clavinet laden blues numbers, scenic big band jazz with some funk and epic folk-jazz with nice rhodes. Released on Sonet in 1971.

The N.A.T.O. Song

Herr Töreses Döttrar I Vänge

  1. Prologue And Chorale
  2. The Song About A Hole, Somewhere...
  3. The Song About The Usual Thing
  4. The N.A.T.O. Song
  5. Epilogue
  6. Sånger Till Min Kvinna Att Se
  7. Sånger Till Min Kvinna Att Höra
  8. Herr Töreses Döttrar I Vänge

Wayne Davis - A View From Another Place

Spritual soul, or something like that. I like this record. It manages to be varied while keeping it together, blending a lot of different styles into a whole. I found some youtube clips for your previewing pleasure.

I Like The Things About Me That I Once Despised

Sweet Bird Of Youth

The sound is stripped down for the most part, Wayne on piano, Bernard Purdie on drums and Jerry Jemmott on bass. Richard Tee, Richard Davis, Roberta Flack, Eugene McDaniels and Carrie Cole also participates. If your musical taste is anything like mine you won't want to not hear the 11 minute funk freak-out that is Joel 2:28. 1973, Atlantic Records.
  1. Sweet Bird Of Youth
  2. Mixed Up Guy
  3. How's Mama's Baby
  4. I Like The Things About Me That I Once Despised
  5. Somebody's Watching You
  6. I Love You So
  7. Joel 2:28

söndag 30 maj 2010

Jazz On The Road - 12 Special Arrangements For Jazz Dancing

A rare piece of instrumental funk that I picked up the other day at a flea market. I picked it up because I noticed Super Fly and Cisco Kid on the back cover. Turns out the whole album is mostly made up of raw breakbeat-funk with some fuzzy guitar, organ and horns. There's a definite library-funk vibe in here. I'm not sure what the story is with this record, there is no mention of musicians or producers/arrangers.

Moving World

Cisco Kid


  1. Moving World
  2. Love Theme
  3. Super Fly
  4. Honky Cat
  5. Do It Again
  6. Cisco Kid
  7. Corazon
  8. Sweet Mary
  9. Hot Mud
  10. Beautiful Sunday
  11. Grand Central Shuttle
  12. Get It On

onsdag 21 april 2010

Montego Joe - Wild & Warm

Latin jazz on Prestige. Released 1965 (that's when the liner notes was written anyway). I don't know much about latin music but this sounds pretty good to me. Maybe not that wild but definitely warm. Aside from sunny jazz, there's a fun soul tune here aswell in Ouch with some not-meant-to-be-taken-seriously vocals. Check out the back cover for further information.

Haitian Lady


  1. Same Old Same Old
  2. Haitian Lady
  3. Capricious
  4. Happy Joe
  5. No Tears
  6. Ouch
  7. Give It Up
  8. Ewe
  9. Bata Blues
  10. Concumba
  11. Lexington Avenue Line



Abdo & Solar Plexus - Ah Ya Zen (excerpt)

Only six minutes, or so, of music this time around. I didn't really feel the need to rip the rest of this album, but if someone wants it, give me a shout and I'll see if I can get around to it some time. Though unless you're into traditional arab music, you're not missing out. This track, however, is something fans of this blogs musical direction should check out. It's the swedish band Solar Plexus (Monica Dominique on organ, Carl-Axel Dominique on elec. piano, Bosse Häggström on bass and Tommy Slim Borgudd on drums) laying down a funk-rock-arab instrumental. Peep it!
Oh yeah, Bahi Barakat is on Tablah and Abdo is playing the Lute (I think). There's something you haven't heard before; funk with lute.

onsdag 17 februari 2010

Bob Azzam - Garden Of Love

Here's a rare swedish record that I found for virtually nothing at a flea market. Personally I don't like it that much. Too much cheese for my taste. But since there is people willing to pay 400 dollars for it, I ripped it anyway. Because I'm just that nice.

Let's Celebrate

The Birds Are Happy

Punch And Judy

The most famous track from this album is Let's Celebrate but I like the other examples posted above better.

  1. Let's Celebrate
  2. The Birds Are Happy
  3. People Just Like You
  4. Here Comes The Dawn
  5. Garden Of Love
  6. Punch And Judy
  7. I'm Coming Home To You
  8. My Love For You
  9. Don't Do It Alone
  10. I Could See


söndag 31 januari 2010

El Klan - Love Is A Swedish Thing

This record looks like it could be really lame but I don't think it is. Late 60's soul/funk, most of it uptempo, recorded in Sweden by a group of Mexicans. A cool cover of Cold Sweat with a nice break and a funky rendition of Knock On Wood are my favourites but there are some other nice tracks aswell.

Cold Sweat

Knock on Wood

When Love Goes Wrong

  1. Higher And Higher
  2. Cold Sweat
  3. Knock On Wood
  4. One Mint Julep
  5. Love Is A Swedish Thing
  6. When Love Goes Wrong
  7. It's Got To Be Mellow
  8. Show Me
  9. She's Looking Good
  10. Poison Ivy
  11. Sweet Soul Music
  12. Olimpiada Mexicana