Thursday, December 06, 2007

Abstract Index Playlist - November 28/07

All I've got to do this week is display the cover image of the new Soundway comp and I know y'all will be rushing out the door (or, uh, clicking open a new window) to buy it, sight unseen. But wait... it's not out until February, so you'll just have keep listening to the Abstract Index to get your fix, week after week...
I'll just say it's as superfantastic as everything else on the Soundway label. It gives up its funk slowly and deliciously - there aren't many immediately killer tracks on the comp, but give it time and you won't be able to stop listening. As always, Miles Cleret does a brilliant job coordinating the record-nerd info, lively commentary and beguiling grooves to produce a work which is well worth owning. If you were fortunate enough to purchase Strut Records' Nigeria 70 - its crowning achievement as a label - you'll be all over this. This kind of release - which took five years to compile - is a doctoral thesis in crate digging and contains the kind of primary research which will be invaluable to future musicologists.
The first hour of this show was done in a cumbiadelic style, enjoy.

do you feel it? - joe cuba sextet (fania)
llegue llegue/guararey de pastorita - los van van (luaka bop)
elyoyo - wganda kenya (soundway)
waraba - bembeya jazz (sterns)
rush hour in hong kong - louie ramirez (fania)
refazenda - gilberto gil (wea latina)
me chame attencao - cassiano (emi)
super god - som imaginario (rev-ola)
trem de doido - milton nascimento (blue note)
quero companheira - rubinho e mauro assumpcao (normal)
muchachita del oriente - los mirlos (barbes)
la candela viva - toto la momposina y sus tambores (real world)
jingo - candido (salsoul)
zut! - deep dark united (rat drifting)
hanne - damian nisenson (malasartes)
junk magic - craig taborn (thirsty ear)
bebe - bebe donkey (ambiances magnetiques)
eme kowa iasa ile wa - mono mono (soundway)
skyjack version - bongo gene (pressure sounds)
you don't have to know me - milton henry (wackies)
peaceful dub - sly and robbie/mad professor (ariwa/ras)
hungarian ghoulash - mad professor/scientist (ariwa/ras)
why 2K - willi williams (discograph)
rock with me baby - john holt (trojan)

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