Thursday, June 21, 2007

Abstract Index Playlist - June 20/07

So I just bought some more discs. Under the spell of the summer solstice, my free spending mojo and strong Canadian dollar has convinced me to loosen the purse strings. So off to Dusty Groove I went, and was pleased to see Jorge Ben's difficult-to- find "Forca Bruta" on sale for a very reasonable price. A few clicks and a few days later it was mine, and upon closer inspection, Dusty Groove was the label as well as the retailer.
Having interviewed their head buyer Rick Wojcik last year, I was very familiar with their mutually beneficial, collaborative relationship with their customers, and a private label seems like the ideal way to please both parties. Each of the six entries in the series is expensive in LP form and it's likely that customer feedback had an impact on these particular reissue choices (including Dorothy Ashby and the Chakachas). Dusty Groove can in turn aggregate the most attractive audience that the rights-holder of these discs might ever reach. It's the kind of eBusiness relationship that benefits everyone. Occurences like this make me think that perhaps it is indeed possible for the internet to enable a music seller to find the right buyer and transact at a rate that's fair to everyone.
I'm not a Dusty Groove employee, just a very devoted customer tripping out on Jorge Ben's first album with Trio Mocoto during these longest days of the year.
scorpio-libra - eddie henderson (bbe/rapster)
nothing but a casablanca slideshow dinner - jef neve trio (universal)
sneaky red - mice parade (fat cat)
o telefone tocou novamente - jorge ben (phillips)
mr. right now - apollo nove (crammed)
se liga nelas - digitaldubs (verge)
estoy contigo - plan c (issi)
junio '73 - willie colon (fania)
dubbaq - legion of green men (post contemporary)
melbourne round midnight - deadbeat (scape)
jumping master - mikey dread (heartbeat)
the slightest shift - kris davis (new sound fresh talent)
suspended head - nels cline singers (cryptogramophone)
hamdouchi - joachim kuhn/majid bekkas/ramon lopez (ACT)
it ain't easy - syl johnson (hi)
let's try (extended mix) - the heptones (heartbeat)
natty never get weary - culture (virgin)
herb man skank - gg allstars (heartbeat)
come around - collie buddz (columbia)
done suh - version xcursion meets ammoye (vx)
don't know who to trust - aggrovators (moll-selekta)

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Blogger Michael Elves said...

I'm glad to hear that Dusty Groove has made Forca Bruta available on CD! I found it awhile ago on vinyl and absolutely love it (especially the lead-off track) and now that I know they have it on CD I'll be making my own order.
I enjoy your blog.

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