thanks to SAHEL SOUNDS, an excellent label/blog in the style of sublime frequencies, honest jon's and the like, here's a pretty special mix of exotic sounds from Mauritania. all songs collected as mp3s from various cellphones in the desert-crossing town of Kidal.
killer afro-psych LP from Zambia's Chrissy Zebby Tembo (one hell of a name) & Ngozi Family. lots of extremely fuzzed out guitars here, generally pretty sunshine-y and upbeat tracks save for the heavy stoner blues of "troublemaker", which for me is the highlight of the record. shoestring budget recording quality, youthful naivete, Hendrix worship and afro-fused rhythm here, just like a good record from the early 70's African psych boom should have. enjoy this one.
more J.D. Emmanuel for those that enjoyed "Wizards" a few posts down. this is his 1986 LP "Trance Formations I: Ancient Minimal Meditations", and it's a heavy one. pure analog/minimal synth cosmic cruising at its best.
(via BUFFALO TONES)
supremely great and rare 1967 rocksteady LP from Jamaica's finest "Soul Vendors". Owen Gray's version of Brenton Wood's soul hit "Gimme Little Sign" on this one is amazing and sublime, as are most of the tracks here. Jamaican Soul classics only! getting you ready for those impending summer vibes on this one.
Its been a while since I've done anything "in-house" for this blog. here's another mix of classic northern soul scorchers, some from previous posts, most new gems unmentioned on here before. downloadable too! boogie on...
Northern Soul Selections vol. 1 by DJ Michael Paul Hilario