Magic Sam Blues Band ‎– West Side Soul (1967)

“All of your love — can it be mine?” This little pastime of mine occasionally challenges me to rethink what I believe to understand—like feeling just in dismissing electric blues out of hand—only to have something like “My Love Will Never Die” come out of nowhere and knock me out of my chair. A mystery man … More Magic Sam Blues Band ‎– West Side Soul (1967)

Claudine Longet – Let’s Spend The Night Together (1972)

“Sleep pretty darling, do not cry / and I will sing a lullaby” Sugary things are generally better in small doses, and for five years, Claudine had been primarily a singles act. Those songs were often collected with other hits of the day on LPs, but Let’s Spend The Night Together seems like her belated … More Claudine Longet – Let’s Spend The Night Together (1972)

45 grab bag

“It’s all about the heat / at the Sexodrome” Falling behind on my posts, so no more waiting around for inspiration to strike, hence grabbing a few 45s at random. I’ve got them stored in three different containers, and with eyes closed I’ve plucked one from each, and happily they’re all pretty different. Zakary Thaks … More 45 grab bag

Verckys et l’Orchestre Vévé – Congolese Funk, Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978 (2014)

“That African music sound, you know…” My white guilt world tour continues with this still mostly-unknown-to-me acquisition from a couple years ago. I went to a local record shop to pick up Shellac tickets and I knew the store wasn’t going to get anything out of it other than the customer traffic. Feeling obligated to … More Verckys et l’Orchestre Vévé – Congolese Funk, Afrobeat & Psychedelic Rumba 1969-1978 (2014)

The Enfields / Friends Of The Family – The Songs Of Ted Munda [1966/1967] (1991)

“You’re not part of the life I’m leading / how can you say it’s wrong?” This is yet another classic move on my part—that is, in replacing a long gone CD with a vinyl edition. I adore the recordings by these two related Delaware bands, but also recall my attention waning with the final tracks … More The Enfields / Friends Of The Family – The Songs Of Ted Munda [1966/1967] (1991)