Sunday, January 24, 2010

Compilation: collector items Vol. 3

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Another year, another compilation. Each year I try to make a compilation of the best songs that I came across in the previous year. This year I couldn't keep it that short that it could fit on a audio cd. It's now 2 hours of music.

So, what's on it?
In 2009 I found some great music in the following genres:

  • Soul. The compilations of the label Numero Group proved to be a goldmine. Many songs are found through these compilations. They are full of good-but-not-so-famous vintage soul. Through the label I found great songs like these:
    - Helene Smith - Thrills and Chills
    - Shirley Ann Lee - There's a Light
    - Young Deciples - Bang Bang Bang
    - The Rolles - Knockin at the Wrong Door
  • American music before 1950. Through the year I found some good blues & country. One of the compilations that proved to be a nice source of good old music was "Pop music: The early years 1890-1950". You can find a lot of old stuff on my compilation:
    - Little Richard
    - Hasil Adkins
    - Aunt Jemina
    - Gene Greene (+-1910!)
    - Bayless Rose
    - Danny Kaye and the, oh dear, Andrew Sisters.
    - Nugrape Twins
    - 22
    - Roy Brown
  • Non-western music. This year I made a point in finding world music that did not let you feel like a tourist. Cream of the crops is the Ethiopian Seyoum Gebreyes & the Wallias Band with the song Muziqa Muziqa. Ok, you clearly hear the influences of western music in the form of funk and jazz, but it's also clearly not made by westerners. And it rocks! Other songs are from:
    - Lord Astor
    - Lucho Bermudez
    - King Fighter
    - Abdel Hadi Halo And The El Gusto Orchestra Of Algiers
    - Tefera Kassa & Imperial Bodyguard Band (also ethiopian)
    - Dmitri Pokrovsky Ensemble (real russian folk before the sovjets replaced it with balalaika).
2009 was a good year to diversify my music collection even more and I hope you can hear that.

Download Collector Items Volume 3 (from mediafire)