Month / September 2014

/ September 30, 2014 / Comments Off on (Album of Month) September 2014: Minnie Riperton – Adventures in Paradise (1975)

(Album of Month) September 2014: Minnie Riperton – Adventures in Paradise (1975)

Minnie Riperton Subconsciously, throughout this whole month there was an album and specifically an artist I was reminiscing about all through it. Something, about September reminds me about her. For me, September has always been one of my favorite months. I never can pinpoint why exactly. It could be that the environment reminds me of […]

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/ September 29, 2014 / Comments Off on Teena Marie: Behind the Groove (1980)

Teena Marie: Behind the Groove (1980)

Teena Marie My track of the day by Teena Marie was long overdue some examination. Supremely underrated in her time, except by black audiences, and still completely underrated in the grand scope of music. This California born white girl stunned most who heard her the first time by having a voice belying her background and […]

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/ September 28, 2014 / Comments Off on Kid Creole and the Coconuts: Annie (I’m Not Your Daddy) (1983)

Kid Creole and the Coconuts: Annie (I’m Not Your Daddy) (1983)

Kid Creole and his Coconuts My short musical sojourn outside of the US returns back to where I started, Brooklyn. Its this New York that we all know off, the great multi-cultural polyglot city where I continue some kind of theme I’ve been thinking about this month, unique grooves (unjustly forgotten or downright ignored). My […]

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/ September 27, 2014 / Comments Off on Franco Battiato: Sequenze e Frequenze (1973)

Franco Battiato: Sequenze e Frequenze (1973)

I’m heading into the island of Milo, Sicily for a tiny bit. Back to catch what Franco Battiato was doing around this time. What a surprise it is to see him wrap up all his first stabs at mixing the electronic with the serene into one way too far ahead for its time musical statement. […]

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/ September 26, 2014 / Comments Off on Nino Ferrer: South (1973)

Nino Ferrer: South (1973)

Nino Ferrer To tell the story of the artist involved in creating the masterful track of the day, “South”, I have to start backwards from his death. On August 13th, 1998, two months after his mother’s death, Nino Ferrer took the hunting gun from his Creole Cottage-style farm in Quercy in the southwest of France […]

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/ September 25, 2014 / Comments Off on Bernard Lavilliers: San Salvador (1975)

Bernard Lavilliers: San Salvador (1975)

Bernard Lavilliers Now here’s a man that walked the walk and talked the talk. Today’s track of the day, the unique groove of “San Salvador” by Bernard Lavilliers introduces us to the sound of the Southern hemisphere via the offbeat French pop we all might not know nor love. There’s something about Bernard that informed […]

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/ September 24, 2014 / Comments Off on Léo Ferré: Il n’y a Plus Rien (1973)

Léo Ferré: Il n’y a Plus Rien (1973)

Leo Ferre – 1973 I’m back on the saddle again and ready to share with you another unique artist. For today, I’m heading back to Europe. I’m there for music that outside of its own country of origin, remains waiting for the world at large to discover. Well, today’s track of the day Leo Ferre’s […]

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/ September 23, 2014 / Comments Off on Ebenezer Obey: Fimi Lokan Bale (1974)

Ebenezer Obey: Fimi Lokan Bale (1974)

The Juju Kings: Ebenezer Obey and Sunny Ade I have a brief review for the day. Sometimes, when you’re feeling more than a bit under the weather, like I feel today, you need a track that carries your burden for a bit. Today’s track of the day “Fimi Lokan Bale” simply does it for me. […]

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/ September 22, 2014 / Comments Off on Fausto: Olha o Fado (1982)

Fausto: Olha o Fado (1982)

Fausto Bordalo Dias Now that I’ve shared the brilliance of Carlos Paredes and Zeca Afonso with y’all I have to tie the influence those two artists together had right? If ever there was a musical masterpiece that just screams with the unique sound and influence of Portugal its Vila Franca das Naves-native Fausto’s Por Este […]

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/ September 21, 2014 / Comments Off on Jose “Zeca” Afonso: Coro da Primavera (1971)

Jose “Zeca” Afonso: Coro da Primavera (1971)

Zeca – 1971 Today’s track of the day, “Coro da Primavera” (Springtime Chorus), comes from the supremely important Portuguese artist Jose “Zeca” Afonso. Born in 1929 in the port city of Aveiro, Portugal this fairly inconspicuous man would be the last person you’d think who would grown up and write such songs like “Grandola, Vila […]

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