The 819th entry in my ‘World Music Classics’ series

Am I the only one to notice the similarities between “In the Fast Lane” [1] by Jean-Luc Ponty and “Good Life“[2] by Inner City? “In the Fast Lane” — released one year earlier than “Good Life” — was popular at Sunday Afternoon at Dingwalls. I was there. “In the Fast Lane” is the 819th entry in my World Music Classics* series. […]

World music classics #51, 52 and 53

[] [FR] [DE] [UK] Ethiopiques is a series of compact discs featuring Ethiopian and Eritrean singers and musicians, best-known for its musical compositions “Erè Mèla Mèla”[1] by Mahmoud Ahmed; and “Yegelle Tezeta”[2] and “Yékèrmo Sèw”[3] by Mulatu Astatke. The music was internationally popularized by Jim Jarmusch when he used a number of songs by Astatke […]

World music classics #39, 40 and 41

Beastie Boys – Cooky puss 04:30 Added: 6 months ago From: iwillluvher Views: 7,489 Ciccone Youth – “Into the Groovey” 02:47 Added: 3 months ago From: dipsetmuthafucka Views: 2,381 Liquid Liquid – “Cavern” 1983 04:38 Added: 6 months ago From: tertolkin Views: 7,336 Background info: Beastie Boys – Cooky Puss, 1983 Ciccone Youth – “Into […]

World music classics #28

Coming Right at You (1974) by 100% Pure Poison Youtube: 100% Pure Poison’s “Windy C”, St. Germain’s “Sure Thing” and, “Get Involved by Pete Rock If a musical composition’s popularity and quality can be measured from the number of times it’s been sampled, “Windy C” has fine credentials. Windy C is a musical composition from […]

World music classics #26

[Youtube=] Currently in heavy rotation is this track by Hercules and Love Affair. For a longer mix of better quality check Hercules & Love Affair on Myspace. I’ve heard two remixes, which were unremarkable. Best track of 2008, so far. The video reminds me of Moroder’s “Knights in White Satin” sleeve art. The whole track […]

World music classics #24

Embedding disabled by request, click to play “Can You Feel It” (1986) by Larry Heard In the beginning, there was Jack. And Jack had a groove. And from this groove came the groove of all grooves. And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldly declared, “Let there be House!” –first lines […]

World music classics #23

In 1994 I was crazy about the “Wilmot” track (see clip below) by Andrew Weatherall‘s Sabres of Paradise project. I had since lost the record but the mesmerizing horns kept spooking through my head over the years. Last week, I am listening with my children to a commercial radio station and I hear a track […]