Cape Town Sound – 40 Songs from 6 Decades (1950 to 2009)

A playlist compiled by Tertius Louw

  1. The Rockets (50’s) – Enchantment, Columbia Carnival Series, TSA 36
  2. Derek Petersen and the Escapades – Hanover Street Kwela, Meteor PR 1039
  3. The Substitutes – Elsiesrivier, Meteor PR 1027
  4. Gemini 4 Plus 1 – Heideveld Kwela, Meteor PR 1022
  5. Nur Abrahams – Welcome To Cape Town, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  6. Chico Levy and the Rhythm Aces – Only A Fool, Meteor PR 1052
  7. The Mustangs – Kongo Kwela, Meteor PR 1012
  8. The Lunar Five – She’s a Yum Yum, AVS AV-25/5
  9. Zane Adams and the Flames –You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Rave R 286
  10. The Rockets (60’s) – Argie, CBS SSC 972
  11. Walter Brown – Creation Of Love, Rave R 298
  12. Deelah and The Invaders – The More I See You, Heart And Soul Of The Invaders CD, CDREDD 689 (JN)
  13. Restless Children – Hard To Reach You, Cape Gold CD, HIPCD 059
  14. Sailors – Crying Time, Cape Gold CD, HIPCD 059
  15. Ricardo – I Love You Daddy, Cape Gold CD, HIPCD 059
  16. Extraction – By The Time I Get To Phoenix, Cape Gold CD, HIPCD 059
  17. The Prumes – Sexy Ways, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  18. Lionel Petersen – Private Number, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  19. The Hippies – Danger Zone, Continental PD 9398
  20. Richard Jon Smith – Michael Row The Boat Ashore, SA Party CD, CDEMIMD (WA) 314
  21. Little Ronnie Joyce – Give A Little Love, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  22. Jonathan Butler – Please Stay, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  23. The Rockets (70’s) – Gimme A Break, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  24. Bernie Brown – The Shape Of Things To Come, World Record Co, ORS 637
  25. Taliep Petersen – (first solo recording), Before You Go, Cape Town Spectacular Album Vol 2, Meteor MLP 1166
  26. D-Fenders – Castle Kwela, Meteor PR – CT – 105
  27. Sam Brown Singers – Oh Sweet Soul, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  28. Emo Adams – But I Do, Tall Dark And Afrikaans, Select Music CD
  29. Alistair Izobel – Venus, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  30. Nancy Jacobs and her Sisters – Meadowlands, Marabi Disco CD, CDZAC61
  31. Lionel Petersen with The Invaders – I’ve Got Dreams To Remember, Heart and Soul Of The Invaders CD, CDREDD 689 (JN)
  32. Phantom Five – Soul Finger, I’ve Got Dreams To Remember Album, Philips 9299 351
  33. Bridgitte – Yours Completely, Cape Town Party CD, CDCCP (WA) 1378
  34. Zayn Adams and Pacific Express – The Greatest Love Of All, Gull GUL 1013
  35. The Big Beats – Crumbs, Columbia 45-TSA 61
  36. The Boys – In A Matter Of A Moment, Cape Town Spectacular Album Vol 2, Meteor MLP 1166
  37. Bones Delight – Get Ready, Soul Survivor CD, MATCD1
  38. Jerico – Ice Cream And Suckers, Kongo Kwela CD, BAYCD2
  39. Bloodshed – Goodnite My Love, Cape Gold CD, HIPCD 059
  40. Sasha Lee – True Believer, Sonymusic CD Single

A number of these songs can be found on Cape Town Party, which Tertius Louw helped to compile.

Rodriguez Tour Dates Updated

Fri, May 29 Paradiso, Amsterdam , Netherlands
Sat. May 30 Whelans, Dublin, Ireland

Mon, Jun 1 Nouveau Casino, Paris, France
Wed, Jun 3 Circolo Degli Artisti, Rome, Italy
Sat, Jun 6 Barbican, London, UK

Mon, Jun 22 Richard’s On Richards Cabaret, Vancouver BC
Tue, Jun 23 The Triple Door, Seattle WA
Wed, Jun 24 Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR
Fri, Jun 26 Slim’s, San Francisco CA
Sat, Jun 27 El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Sun, Jul 12 Les Ardentes Festival, Liege, Belgium

Thurs-Sun 3–6 September Lucky Fish Music Festival, Jagfontein, Gauteng, South Africa

Rodriguez - New York, May 15, 2009
New York, May 15, 2009
photo courtesy of Zohar Lindenbaum

Re-issue of  “Coming From Reality” featuring bonus tracks available at Sugar Music.

Top 30 South African MP3 Downloads of the week

Posted by Michael Currin, 24 May 2009

P LW HP Title Artist Album Label MP3
1 2 1 Tonight JacSharp Technicolour Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
2 4 2 Go All The Way Evolver What’s the Story? Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
3 3 3 The Cigarette Song Natalia Rules Of The Road Sugarmusic available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
4 11 4 A Thousand Lights Lua Union EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
5 1 1 More Than Friends Captain Stu The Adventures OF Captain Stu Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
6 6 6 Dreadlox Dub Fletcher Cape Of Good Hope 2 African Dope available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
7 5 1 Dirty Dancing The Plastics Kiss The Plastics Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
8 9 8 Floydeski Carpet Mafia Pretzelplex Bohemia Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
9 10 9 My Space Terror MC Street Life Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
10 14 10 Kaapstad slaapstad Mavis Vermaak Mavis Vermaak Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
11 17 11 The Groove Rus Nerwich Under The Poetree Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
12 7 1 In The Twilight aKING EP Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
13 13 8 One Step Forward Die Maverick EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
14 19 14 Pushed Aside The Undefined EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
15 20 15 Superboy Andrew Kay Peace And Love Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
16 8 2 Man Over Bored Jazz Zombies Dug Up Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
17 21 17 Township Storm Rattex Planetary Assault Pioneer Unit available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
18 22 18 Shebeen 107 Ongoma The Natives Are Restless Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
19 23 19 Coming Home Coda African Renaissance Sheer available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
20 24 20 Jamanga Hot Water One Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
21 25 21 Mama Mona Popera Diva Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
22 18 18 Emosie (Motion of my heart) Quazi Man EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
23 26 23 Not About Us Thomas Channell The Seduction Of Thomas Channell Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
24 27 24 Ain’t Got You Franki M Franki M Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
25 28 25 Young Man Ras Levi Ras Levi Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
26 30 26 Sokka (Diski) Teba 20-5-2-1 Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
27 29 27 Brille En Pille Blues Amanda Strydom ‘n Rugsak Vol Robyne Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
28 NE 28 Kissing You Fran Czeska Synthesis Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
29 NE 29 Jobbo The Shamonix Songs Written Whilst Sitting Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
30 NE 30 Liefdesdag Kop EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click

The Lucky Fish Music Festival announces the inclusion of superstar cult hero: Rodriguez.

The Lucky Fish Music Festival announces the inclusion of superstar cult hero;

Rodriguez.

Lucky Fish Music Festival 3 – 6 September, Jagfontein Gauteng. 2009

Authentic Ideas and the Lucky Fish Music Festival are proud to announce the inclusion of Rodriguez on the bill for this year’s line up. Rodriguez is the second international act to be announced for the 2009 programme. Australian hardcore band, Parkway Drive was announced earlier this year.

Rodriguez is currently one of the world’s biggest cult musicians with fans all over the world from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, to UK and across the USA. However, it was not until 15 years ago, when he was rediscovered working on a building site, (by a local journalist and other enthusiasts who had embarked on a campaign to find him); did the songwriter and singer of “Sugar Man” and “I Wonder” realise that his defining album “Cold Fact” (1970) had become a cult classic and that he was a beacon of revolution for the people of South Africa.  Rodriguez had completely turned his back on the music industry after his albums “Cold Fact” and “Coming From Reality” (1972) were unsuccessful.

While his music career faded to little more than a memory in his life, Rodriguez lived an unobtrusive existence, unaware that his legend continued to grow in the Southern Hemisphere.  “Cold Fact” became a word of mouth success especially amongst the youth in the South African armed forces that identified with his counter-cultural bent. Many thought Rodriguez was dead and his album went platinum in South Africa without him ever earning one cent. Today Rodriguez is spoken of in the same reverent tones as The Doors and Jimi Hendrix.

Since 1994, when he was “rediscovered”, Rodriguez returned to South Africa and Namibia four times and his albums have been released on CD worldwide.  In 1998 Rodriguez featured in a television documentary “Dead Men Don’t Tour”. After more than 35 years it seems that the wheel of fortune is finally turning and Rodriguez’s fame is rapidly growing in his home town Detroit and throughout the USA.  His albums are being re-released and there is a documentary movie being made about the “Sugarman” himself.

In 2001, Rodriquez completed a 16 date tour of South Africa. The final performance was held at Woodstock 3 and many thousands of fans turned out to sing-a-long with their hero. This unifying and electric performance is one of the reasons Lucky Fish approached his management team for inclusion on this year’s festival. Says festival director, Nancy Hillary, “Watching Rodriguez perform at Woodstock was one of the most powerful backstage moments of my life. The pure love that emanated from the audience to the stage had me on the verge of tears. It is one of my favourite Woodstock memories, and that feeling of love, unity and happiness is something that the Lucky Fish Festival wants to instill in its patrons.”

The Lucky Fish Music Festival takes place at the Route 28 Resort in Jagfontein, just outside of Westonaria in Gauteng in the beginning of September. The festival features four days of live music, deejays, fashion, flea-markets, beer tents, a wide variety of food, swimming, games, comedy and adhoc performances.

Local band submissions are currently being accepted and the first few local artistes will be announced in the coming weeks. Bands and artistes wishing to submit for consideration should send a brief biography, myspace links and contact details to info@luckyfishfestival.co.za. Absolutely no MP3’s will be accepted.

Tickets are available through Computicket at the early bird price of R220 until the beginning of July and thereafter become R320 and R350 at the gates of the event. Bulk tickets can be purchased directly through Authentic Ideas.

Food and flea-market traders that wish to get involved in the event should contact nancy@authenticideas.co.za for application documents.

The Lucky Fish Festival is more than a once a year festival. There are several warm up events and mini concerts leading up to the event and strings of audition nights for young bands. The festival is also actively involved in The Durex Ultimate Battle, providing platforms for winners and chosen bands throughout the contest. This year the Lucky Fish Music Festival will also showcase at the Outdoor Expo over the 6th and 7th of June and at the Mediatech Expo over the 23 -25th of June.

Fans on facebook are used to the regular “Reasons to be called a Lucky Fish” discount offers that happen once a month for shows around the country. “Lucky Fish is a celebration of our music and lifestyle. It’s our way of saying thank you for all of the support over the years and months and we want to reward our community for their avid support.” Clint McKeon, Festival Director.

For more information on the festival, please use the following contact details:

Authentic Ideas: (011) 646 6467 www.theauthenticgroup.co.za nancy@authenticideas.co.za

Lucky Fish on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/editevent.php?eid=66807618851#/pages/Lucky-Fish-Music-Festival/26096714342?ref=ts

Media Enquiries and accreditation: nancy@authenticideas.co.za

aKING – Against all Odds – now available to download

“Against All Odds”, the new 11-track aKING album has been released for downloading from the Rhythm Online MP3 Music Store.

By special request and popular demand this album has been ripped at 320kbps and the album cover is included in the ID3 tags.

The price is still only R7 per track.

Press release

aKING – Against all Odds

aKING%20-%20Against%20All%20Odds.jpg

Following the runaway success of their first full length album “Dutch Courage”, aKING present  “Against all Odds”, their next delivery of chart-topping power tunes.

Produced by multiple award winning producer Theo Crous, “Against all Odds” introduces marked progression and a new edge to aKING‘s pop rock identity.

The eleven new tracks offer a variety of melodic moods, for example the punchy pop rock title track “Against all Odds”, classical rock arrangements like “The heart of a Fool”, and an anthemic ballad “You and I”. The melodical sing along acoustic arrangement of  “Know your Bones” showcases aKING’s brilliant song writing abilities. The track “Face-brick Constellations” provides you with a lush indulgence in Southern Mississippi dark swampy guitar sounds.

The lyrics were once again co-written by Laudo Liebenberg and Hunter Kennedy.

Laudo says: “It wasn’t so hard to say what I wanted to say this time round. The writing process flowed much more easily.”

I find delight in empty days – I take my counsel with wine.” From “You and I”.

“I know my language has always been my limit  – and this slurred speech is my own.” From “Heart of a Fool.”

“Glorious mistakes are anxiously waiting to be made – in the nervous arms of a breakdown I find embrace.” From “Know your Bones”.

aKING manages yet again to capture the strange contrast of their unique socio-political situation.  Whereas Dutch Courage” had a more tongue in the cheek ring to it, Against All Odds is more direct, cutting to the bone. It is still driven with the infectious, sing along positive energy that currently distinguishes aKING as one ofSA’s most significant bands.

Tracklist:

  1. Set ourselves up.
  2. Fork in the Road.
  3. Face-brick Constellations
  4. The heart of a Fool
  5. Gentile Gentleman
  6. You and I
  7. Against all Odds
  8. Blood or Glitter
  9. New Clear Season
  10. The Wishing Well
  11. Know your Bones

All MP3s on the Rhythm Online Store are DRM-free and will play on your iPod or any MP3 player.

Rhythm Online is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Store accepts payment by credit card and they also accept Electronic Funds Transfers from South African residents.

Pre-paid credit and Gift Vouchers are also available.

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Top 30 South African MP3 Downloads of the week

Posted by Michael Currin on SAMP3.com, 9 May 2009

P LW HP Title Artist Album Label MP3
1 2 1 Dirty Dancing The Plastics Kiss The Plastics Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
2 5 2 Man Over Bored Jazz Zombies Dug Up Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
3 3 3 The Cigarette Song Natalia Rules Of The Road Sugarmusic available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
4 10 4 More Than Friends Captain Stu The Adventures OF Captain Stu Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
5 11 5 Tonight JacSharp Technicolour Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
6 6 1 In The Twilight aKING EP Rhythm available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
7 13 7 Fear Of A Gradual Awakening Marcia Moon A Gradual Awakening’ Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
8 15 8 One Step Forward Die Maverick EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
9 1 1 Spoorlyn Gruisgat Hond se Dinges OST Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
10 18 10 Go All The Way Evolver What’s the Story? Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
11 17 11 Dreadlox Dub Fletcher Cape Of Good Hope 2 African Dope available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
12 4 4 Why Bother Gin-I Grindrith Iron Tooth Monsters Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
13 14 13 Floydeski Carpet Mafia Pretzelplex Bohemia Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
14 16 14 My Space Terror MC Street Life Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
15 7 7 Klassieke Geveg Straaligkinders Maak Jou Oë Toe En Jou Hart Oop Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
16 8 8 Grace (Extended Version) Tania Michelle EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
17 19 17 A Thousand Lights Lua Union EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
18 20 18 Emosie (Motion of my heart) Quazi Man EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
19 21 19 Kaapstad slaapstad Mavis Vermaak Mavis Vermaak Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
20 22 20 Pushed Aside The Undefined EP Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
21 25 21 The Groove Rus Nerwich Under The Poetree Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
22 23 22 Superboy Andrew Kay Peace And Love Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
23 24 23 Shebeen 107 Ongoma The Natives Are Restless Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
24 29 24 Township Storm Rattex Planetary Assault Pioneer Unit available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
25 26 25 Coming Home Coda African Renaissance Sheer available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
26 27 26 Jamanga Hot Water One Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
27 28 27 Mama Mona Popera Diva Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
28 30 28 Not About Us Thomas Channell The Seduction Of Thomas Channell Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
29 NE 29 Young Man Ras Levi Ras Levi Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click
30 NE 30 Brille En Pille Blues Amanda Strydom ‘n Rugsak Vol Robyne Indie available at Rhythm Online - this is a link - please do not right-click

Old guys rock!

Some of the current tunes that I am really impressed with, by some of the older statesmen of rock.

Sugar Man – Rodriguez, from the Daytrotter sessions, recorded 5 May 2009. Awesome.

Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen, from his new Live In London double CD. What a fantastic version, and the gospel-style Hammond B3 organ solo is amazing.

Light A Candle – Neil Young from Fork In The Road. Haunting and poignant.

Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ – Bob Dylan, from Together Through Life. Rollicking, ‘Black Magic Woman’-ish boogie blues. Love it.

Queen Of the Supermarket – Bruce Springsteen, from Working On A Dream. A wall of sound production for what is essentially a sweet little song. Like The Kursaal Flyers ‘Little Does She Know’.

Jozi TownJack Hammer and Tidal Waves, from Highway 13. Jack Hammer celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year. This reggae track that closes last year’s Highway 13 album, speaks straight to the heart of xenophobia.

Magnificent – U2, from No Line On The Horizon. Magnificent? Maybe not, but very good? Definitely.

Introducing the Badilisha! Poetry X-change

The Badilisha! Poetry X-change is a project that celebrates the word through the concept of ‘badilisha’, a Kiswahili expression denoting change, exchange and transformation.

Badilisha!
Badilisha!

The upcoming festival is a highlight on the Badilisha! Poetry X-Change Calendar and presents a feast of poetry from 22nd–25th May 2009.

Evening performances will take place on the 22nd and 23rd May at the Slave Church, 40 Long Street, and New Space Theatre 2, 44 Long Street. A lunch time event will take place at Guga S’thebe on the 23rd May and a celebration of Africa Day is on the 25th May at the E. Sacks Futeran Building, 16 Harrington St.

www.malika.co.za

The Beatles Yellow Album (a virtual collection)

A selection of solo tracks from the Fab Four. Nothing unusual or rare here, just cool to have them all in one place.

The Beatles - Yellow Album
The Beatles - Yellow Album
1 Paul McCartney & Wings Maybe I’m Amazed
2 John Lennon with Elton John Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
3 George Harrison My Sweet Lord
4 John Lennon Stand By Me
5 Paul McCartney & Wings Listen To What The Man Said
6 Ringo Starr It Don’t Come Easy
7 George Harrison Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
8 John Lennon Instant Karma!
9 Paul McCartney & Wings Junior’s Farm (radio edit)
10 Paul McCartney & Wings Jet
11 John Lennon (Just Like) Starting Over
12 Ringo Starr You’re Sixteen (You’re Beautiful Your Mine)
13 Paul McCartney & Wings My Love
14 John Lennon Imagine
15 Paul McCartney & Wings Let Me Roll It
16 Ringo Starr Photograph
17 Paul McCartney & Wings Band On The Run
18 Ringo Starr Back Off Boogaloo
19 Paul McCartney & Wings Live And Let Die
20 John Lennon Give Peace A Chance
21 George Harrison Bangla Desh

Rodriguez – Coming From Reality

Rodriguez - Coming From Reality
Rodriguez – Coming From Reality

Back in 1971, Coming From Reality was Rodriguez’s last gasp, the follow-up to Cold Fact and the final album he was allowed to record for the Sussex label. Unearthed, once again, by Light In The Attic Records, it’s another treat for fans new and old, designed – at the time – as Rodriguez’s vision of a perfect pop album.

Coming From Reality found Rodriguez decamping from Detroit to London’s Lansdowne Studios, where the album was recorded with some of the UK’s top talent including Chris Spedding (Sex Pistols, Dusty Springfield, Harry Nilsson) and producer Steve Rowland (The Pretty Things, PJ Proby and the man who discovered The Cure), who recalls Coming From Reality as his favourite ever recording project.

Highlights include the super-poppy “To Whom It May Concern”, the “Rocky Raccoon”-inspired “A Most Disgusting Song” and period piece “Heikki’s Suburbia Bus Tour”. The CD reissue also includes three previously unreleased bonus tracks, “Can’t Get Away”, “Street Boy” and “I’ll Slip Away”, recorded in Detroit in 1972 with Cold Fact collaborators Mike Theodore & Dennis Coffey, representing the last thing they ever did together.

Meanwhile, the Rodriguez story keeps gathering pace. A Swedish documentary company are working on a feature length documentary about the enigmatic performer’s life and music, and Rodriguez is planning to bring his live show to the UK and Europe come Spring/Summer 2009, along with further North America touring.

“It’s an extraordinary trip,” says Rodriguez of his new lease on life. “It feels like Picasso, Monet. All these exciting new thoughts coming at me. It’s global. I’m lucky to have this second chance. It’s very real and totally unexpected.”

Sixto Rodriguez, then. Still coming from reality, and bigger than ever before.

From Light In The Attic

Virtual Collections: The Beatles Green Album

The Beatles - The Green Album
The Beatles - The Green Album

A virtual collection (this could fit on a single CD) to complete the Red and the Blue album series. Starts with an early version of ‘One After 909’ and includes some early singles and songs not composed by the Beatles, then some classic album tracks and finishes off with the 2 “artificially-created” Beatles songs from the mid-90s.

(Originally appeared on Art Of The Mix in 2005)

1 The Beatles One After 909 (1960 rehearsal)
2 The Beatles Ain’t She Sweet
3 The Beatles Cry For A Shadow
4 The Beatles Twist & Shout
5 The Beatles I Should Have Known Better
6 The Beatles Rock ‘n Roll Music
7 The Beatles Words Of Love
8 The Beatles Long Tall Sally
9 The Beatles Slow Down
10 The Beatles You’re Going To Lose That Girl
11 The Beatles Bad Boy
12 The Beatles I’m Down
13 The Beatles The Word
14 The Beatles Doctor Robert
15 The Beatles Here There And Everywhere
16 The Beatles Tomorrow Never Knows
17 The Beatles Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
18 The Beatles When I’m Sixty-Four
19 The Beatles Birthday
20 The Beatles Glass Onion
21 The Beatles Helter Skelter
22 The Beatles Happiness Is A Warm Gun
23 The Beatles Savoy Truffle
24 The Beatles I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
25 The Beatles Hey Bulldog
26 The Beatles One After 909
27 The Beatles Free As A Bird
28 The Beatles Real Love

My favourite place for vinyl and a place that reminds me of the type of record store I used to hang-out in when I was a teenager is Mabu Vinyl in Cape Town.

Shine On, Syd – A Tribute to Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett & Pink Floyd – Shine On, Syd [2006]
Shine On Syd

With Syd Barrett’s passing on the 7th July 2006, I decided to compile my own virtual collection (will fit on a single CD, I think) in honour of his music and influence. I included Pink Floyd songs that do not feature Syd’s playing, but that are definitely about him. I made a cover to look like an old cassette as if this really was a mixtape. And I thought Syd would appreciate looking at the world from a different angle.

  1. I’m A King Bee – Pink Floyd [02:56]
  2. Astronomy Domine – Pink Floyd [04:02]
  3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part 2 [Syd’s Theme] – Pink Floyd [02:30]
  4. See Emily Play – Pink Floyd [02:48]
  5. Scream Thy Last Scream – Pink Floyd [04:32]
  6. Lucy Leave – Pink Floyd [02:47]
  7. Interstellar Overdrive (extract from January 1967 version) – Pink Floyd [04:50]
  8. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part 4 [1st vocal section] – Pink Floyd [02:20]
  9. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd [05:09]
  10. Interstellar Overdrive (closing section) – Pink Floyd [02:31]
  11. Octopus – Syd Barrett [03:41]
  12. Arnold Layne – Pink Floyd [02:49]
  13. Bob Dylan Blues (demo) – Syd Barrett [03:05]
  14. Vegetable Man – Pink Floyd [02:22]
  15. Paintbox – Pink Floyd [03:22]
  16. Candy & A Currant Bun – Pink Floyd [02:38]
  17. The Scarecrow – Pink Floyd [02:04]
  18. Jugband Blues – Pink Floyd [02:54]
  19. Gigolo Aunt – Syd Barrett [05:39]
  20. Dominoes – Syd Barrett [04:00]
  21. Shine On You Crazy Diamond, part 7 [2nd vocal section] – Pink Floyd [01:24]
  22. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun – Pink Floyd [05:15]
  23. Bike – Pink Floyd [03:20]

70’s Compilation Albums that helped shape my music tastes by Brian Currin

Growing up in the 70s, I discovered a number of bands, and their back-catalogues, through compilation albums. It surprises many people when I tell them my favourite Beatles album is the Red Album, for example.

The Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks 1964-1971

The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964-1971

The South African version had a different track listing to the US release. Included ‘Little Red Rooster’ and ‘Under The Boardwalk’ for example, and omitted ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Wild Horses’.

Track list for South African Album

  1. Time Is On My Side
  2. Little Red Rooster
  3. Under The Boardwalk
  4. Tell Me
  5. Heart Of Stone
  6. Play With Fire
  7. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  8. Get Off Of My Cloud
  9. As Tears Go By
  10. Mothers Little Helper
  11. 19th Nervous Breakdown
  12. Paint It Black
  13. Under My Thumb
  14. Ruby Tuesday
  15. Let’s Spend The Night Together
  16. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  17. Street Fighting Man
  18. Sympathy For The Devil
  19. Gimme Shelter
  20. Honky Tonk Women
  21. Midnight Rambler
  22. You Can’t Always Get What You Want (single version)

More info on Hot Rocks

The Beatles – The Red And The Blue Albums

The Beatles - The Red Album

The Beatles - The Blue Album

Two double albums, with every song a masterpiece. When these were re-released on CD in 1993, I bought them the day they came out. And though the whole of the Red Album could have been fitted onto a single CD, I didn’t mind paying full double album price. How many double CDs have so many classic chart-topping and million-selling songs on them? Worth every cent.

American Graffiti (soundtrack)

American Graffiti

My introduction to rock ‘n roll history.

The Who – Pinball And Other Wizards 1965-1975 (SA only release?)

The Who - Pinball And Other Wizards '65-'75
The Who – Pinball And Other Wizards ’65-’75

Actually only goes up to 1971, despite the title, but a great collection, nonetheless.

Deep Purple – Mark I and Mark II

Deep Purple - Mark I & II
Deep Purple – Mark I & II

Brilliant collection, and this was the only place to find ‘When A Blind Man Cries’ for many years.

Music Of Our Time

Music Of Our Time
Music Of Our Time

A CBS sampler from 1971, that was sold cheaply. Amazing collection. Still one of my favourites. I’ve made an iTunes playlist with all these songs on.

Golden EarringHearing Earring

Golden Earring - Hearing Earring
Golden Earring – Hearing Earring

This was a compilation only released in South Africa and Holland, I think, which featured the best tracks from ‘Together’ and ‘Seven Tears’.

Jimi Hendrix –  Sound track recordings from the film Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix - Soundtrack

A compilation of various live tracks and interviews. My main introduction to the live experience that was Jimi Hendrix

Track listing (interviews excluded)

  1. Rock Me Baby from Monterey Pop Festival (June 1967)
  2. Wild Thing from Monterey Pop Festival (June 1967)
  3. Machine Gun I from Isle of Wight Festival (August 31, 1970)
  4. Johnny B. Goode from Berkeley Community Center, Berkeley, California (May 30, 1970)
  5. Hey Joe  from Monterey Pop Festival (June 1967)
  6. Purple Haze from Berkeley Community Center, Berkeley, California (May 30, 1970)
  7. Like a Rolling Stone from Monterey Pop Festival (June 1967)
  8. The Star Spangled Banner from Woodstock (August 1969)
  9. Machine Gun II (Band of Gypsys) from Fillmore East (January 1, 1970)
  10. Hear My Train A Comin’ (acoustic) from London (1967)
  11. Red House from Isle of Wight Festival (August 31, 1970)
  12. In From the Storm from Isle of Wight Festival (August 31, 1970)

Revelations

Revelations
Revelations

Triple album collection from Glastonbury Fayre in 1971. A strange mixture of artists and genres that introduced me to bands like Gong, Pink Fairies and The Grateful Dead.

The Continuing Saga Of The Aging Orphans

Thin Lizzy - The Continuing Saga Of The Aging Orphans

Great album, that helped me discover the early years of Thin Lizzy, though I already knew Vagabonds Of The Western World, which is still one of my all-time favourite albums.

The Moody Blues – This Is The Moody Blues

This Is The Moody Blues

A double compilation album with all the songs crossfading into each other. Like Pink Floyd’s Echoes collection many years later.

Suck It And See

Suck It And See

Double album sampler from Vertigo, this time. From Folk (Magna Carta) to Metal (Black Sabbath) and most places in-between. The South African pressing had a different track listing to the overseas version.

Honourary mention

Let The Good Times Roll (soundtrack)

Let The Good Times Roll

Not really a compilation but the soundtrack to a film of a live rock and roll revival, that I saw over and over again. Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Chubby Checker and others just blew me away. And the sampled soundbites from old TV shows, backstage comments and DJ introductions made it even better.
My favourite place for vinyl and a place that reminds me of the type of record store I used to hang-out in when I was a teenager is Mabu Vinyl in Cape Town.

Rodriguez answers Too Cool To Die’s Questions of Doom

In the late 60s and early 70s, Sixto Rodriguez released two easy Detroit City albums ‘Cold Fact’ and ‘Coming From Reality’ (both recently re-issued by Light in the Attic). Although both albums failed to sell in their original incarnation, the political voice of Rodriguez has been resurrected several times over in South Africa, Australia and the USA. His work is being rediscovered by bands like Animal Collective, Nas and Paulo Nutini. Rodriguez discusses his music, life and times and why the people of Detroit will never give up.

Full article at Too Cool To Die


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