Monday, December 18, 2006

Bah, Humbug

Floral Pops 70 - Drum Christmas Para Bailar DIM Serie Especial E-108 (Spa) (197?)

A festive diversion - normal service will be resumed shortly!

I'm not a big fan of the Christmas record but this novelty is worth a listen. An obscure Spanish release with a groovy loungecore edge complimented by wordless 'Barbara Moore' style vocals. Might raise an eyebrow or two at the Christmas party.

1) Jingle Bells
2) White Christmas
3) Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer
4) Here Comes Santa Claus
5) Winter Wonderland
6) Blue Christmas
7) When The Saints Go Marching In
8) Silent Night
9) I Saw Mammy Kissing Santa Claus
10) Santa Claus Is Comming To Town
11) Joy To The World
12) Ave Maria
13) Auld Lang Syne

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Franko Xavier

Franko Xavier - Same Odeon SMOFB-3845 (1974)

Here's a gem. A high calibre funky samba soul LP you shouldn't be without...

1) Eu Sou Marinheiro
2) Di Bambue
3) Nana
4) Maria, Mariazinha
5) Linda
6) O Chamante
7) Antes Pouco Que Nenhum
8) Mane Joao
9) Somos Todos Irmaos
10) Canto Sul
11) Chuva Miuda
12) Tema Do Amor Amado

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Stop, Look & Listen

Mario Castro Neves - Stop, Look & Listen Canadian Talent Library CTL S-5211 (1977)

An obscure Canadian library release by an artist who needs little introduction. So I won't, except to say any fans of that female led Sergio Mendes sound should not go without this little gem.

1) Sometime Love Affair
2) Feelings
3) Subtle Chemistry
4) All You Get From Love Is A Lovesong
5) Boca Grande
6) Stop, Look & Listen
7) Summersoft
8) Why Can't There Be You
9) This One's For You
10) Open Up (Try Understanding)

Keeping it short 'n' sweet today as I'm overwhelmed by other commitments and it's all hands on deck with regard getting the new site live - stay posted, it'll be worth the wait!