Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Portobello Pages

from the Dec. '66 Rave; don't you wish you could hop on a bus and head there?

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Did you ever buy an LP with genuinely good music despite exploito graphics and text? Well, here's one to rival all the late '50s African drum albums with the lame jungle savage thing exagerrated to the hilt! It's tough being a non-ironic appreciator of polynesian music, just check out the back cover text, and yet the recordings are both authetic and accomplished. Probably some office suit shmuck with too much time to daydream wrote this tripe! There is some hep log bangin', some awesome vocalising and tasteful guits, I'm told most 49th State label records are as worthwhile.

I picked it up recently at a funky side street vinyl emporium that was packed with some great '50s R&B/Blues, and I also snagged a Gabor Szabo set there (and a Stick McGee CD for Erik).

LP found at Mossy Bottom Records, Brooklyn Ave., Seattle