Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Boyd Rivers: You Got to Take Sick and Die (1978)


Very rare footage of one of the last true hills bluesmen, Boyd Rivers. Amazing that Alan Lomax got this on film in 1978.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Rising Appalachia LIVE- Mississippi Song.5.4.2012.


Pretty live version. The album version is more electronic and chillout/trip hop style. Both versions sound great to me. I like how the folk/electronic crossover comes together on this one.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Charles Bradley - Why Is It So Hard (Live on KEXP)


Charles Bradley is an amazing singer with an amazing life story. His soul and voice takes you back, and forward, in time.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Harold Alexander - Mama Soul


Harold Alexander's Mama Soul from a amazing funk album called The Sunshine Man. I had the good fortune of stumbling on this album in the bargain bin of a record store long ago. Not knowing what it was but knowing it was on the great flying dutchman jazz label and knowing this guy looked funky as hell, I took it home and was blown away by his scatting and dirty funkiness on the flute. And I love that he sounds just like you'd think by looking at his front and back album cover photos. The great jazz bassist Richard Davis is also playing some wicked bass on this particular album.

Soel - Le vicomte


This is a nice little electronic/live jazz track by Soel that samples Harold Alexander, a wonderful jazz flautist who i will post here next.