Saturday, July 31, 2010

Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society - Overjoyed

Spalding is of African-American, Welsh and Spanish descent, and describes this as a diverse ethnic heritage that includes "Welsh, Hispanic, and Native American roots in addition to the unidentified roots from Africa." Her black roots come from her father: "My mom is Welsh, Hispanic, and Native American, and my father is black.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Kitaro - Matsuri


From Wikipedia
In 1989, he wrote the "Japanese" Theme for the film "Return From The River Kwai".

He has worked with guitarist Marty Friedman, formerly of Megadeth, on the "Scenes" album. He has also worked with Hong Kong Cantopop singer Anita Mui on the song "Years Flowing Like Water" "似水流年".

Monday, July 26, 2010

Smithereens Blue Period

Hoodoo Gurus - Purity of Essence

The Hoodoo Gurus are Australian legends, having been inducted into The Australian Recording Industry Hall Of Fame in 2007 joining such luminaries as AC/DC, Men At Work, The Bee Gees, INXS, The Seekers, and Olivia Newton-John among others.

Hoodoo Gurus - Crackin' Up [Official Video]

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Maia Sharp Death By Perfection

Movie Soundtrack - A Hard Days Night

# "A Hard Day's Night"
# "I Should Have Known Better"

# "I Wanna Be Your Man" (sample)
# "Don't Bother Me" (Harrison) (sample)
# "All My Loving" (sample)

# "If I Fell"
# "Can't Buy Me Love"
# "And I Love Her"
# "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You"

# "Tell Me Why"
# "She Loves You"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Portishead - Only You

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Never Leave Your Heart Alone

Thanks Glo, made me feel a little better. :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jakob Dylan


Dad with pal

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

RPA & The United Nations Of Sound

BBC Review
It might not always succeed in its style-swapping, but The United Nations of Sound is certainly as bold a record as Ashcroft’s ever made. If you thought he was incapable of making non-Verve music, it's time to think again.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hot Chip - One Life Stand

Hot Chip is an electrorock band which formed in London, England, United Kingdom in 2000. It consists of Alexis Taylor (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Joe Goddard (vocals, synths, percussion), Al Doyle (guitar, vocals), Owen Clarke (synths, guitar) and Felix Martin (percussion).

Femi Kuti

Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti (born 16 June 1962) popularly known as Femi Kuti, is a Nigerian musician and the oldest son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

erykah badu new amerykah

New Amerykah Part One received 5 out of 5 stars from The Guardian's Alex Macpherson, who wrote:

This is something special. Erykah Badu's fourth studio album is as ambitious and insane as its title implies: part state-of-the-nation opus, part eye-opening trawl through the unexplored depths of Badu's brain. She sketches her messages in startling lyrics that veer from oblique poetry to direct, full-force observational commentary ... Throughout, Badu herself is serene and strong, picking a steady path through the turbulence as if guiding her people. Each listen to New Amerykah brings fresh rewards: it demands to be explored.[23]
—Alex Macpherson

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tinchy Stryder

Kwasi Danquah, better known by his stage name Tinchy Stryder, is a British pop rap vocalist.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Her songs reveal her many influences, which include samba, valsa, choro, soul, rhythm and blues, hip hop, afrobeat and electrojazz music.

As Céu herself explained, "I have a passion for Black culture, from Jazz divas to Afro beat. Everything comes from Africa. With Samba, I have a very strong connection to the old school that we call 'Samba de raiz' (Root Samba). I am a vinyl listener, so I tried to bring some of that to the CD, mixing it with modern things like rap or even 'Brega', which is the newest thing in Brazil."[2]

In particular, she cites as influences the music of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lauryn Hill, and Erykah Badu.

São Paulo, Brazil born singer songwriter Céu (Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças) is the epitome of malemolência, a beautiful and sexy singer with a sophisticated, multi-layered sound. CéU is about innocence, beauty, putting a little rhythm and happiness into life, taking it easy, sunshine and, above all, malemolência.