Category Archives: Vinyl & Cassettes

Prakaiphet Sonhong

Ah, the warmth is finally here, windows are opening, the trees are exploding and the girls are sprouting legs…but wait a second, NOT TOO FAST NOW. Ease on in, and to help you do so here are ten selections from Prakaiphet Sonhong’s album Rung Chaeng Saeng Thong. This is some seriously deep Thai country music, complete with yodeling, some funky drumming (cham chak nang), horns aplenty, and swaying rhythms that send your head bobbing off of its stand and into the ether (sao na ya ba krung & nak phleng khat rak). Check it out below.

Thank you to Peter over at MONRAKPLENGTHAI blog for his assistance in the transliteration of the titles of the cassette. Do yourself a favor and visit his site!

preview the song  “Sao Na Ya Ba Krung

download  Rung Chaeng Saeng Thong by Prakaiphet Sonhong


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The Best of Ernesto Lecuona

Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963) is considered by many to be one of Cuba’s greatest composers. Writing in a diverse range of forms, his style was broad, embracing the entire scale between moody/stormy pictures to lilting/strolling daydreams. “Andalucia (The Breeze & I)” is one of our favorites and The Selmanaires have covered it a few times, hopefully we’ll do a recording in the future. It was also a very popular song in the late 50’s/ early 60’s and there are many versions (check out one on the THRIFT STORE MUSIC mix here on the blog).

preview “Siboney”

download THE BEST OF ERNESTO LECUONA

This collection has six recordings made by Alfredo Munar, whom Lecuona called “…beyond doubt…the best interpreter of my music.” Percussion is by Candido & Lenny Calderon. Five pieces are performed by Ernesto Lecuona himself and there is an orchestral version of “Gitenerias”.

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TunnelVision

This is a peculiar 7″ from 1976. I don’t know a thing about it, and an internet search yielded no information. Side A is a parody newscast that is frighteningly accurate, considering the time it was made (Exxon oil spills, a pregnant man). Side B is the TunnelVision theme. If you know anything about this please get in touch. If not, enjoy “the best TV on TV!” (but hey, enough with the Polish jokes already!)

CLICK HERE FOR TUNNELVISION!

Sonchai Mekhwichian

Sonchai Mekhwichian

Today we bring you songs by the Thai singer SONCHAI MEKHWICHIAN from his album On Chan. Powerful, driving tunes mixed with pretty ballads. My favorites are “Siang So Sang Sao” and “Sao Yu Ban Dai.” Sonchai has a very nice voice, in a higher register like that of a songbird. A very special thanks to Peter who writes the MONRAKPLENGTHAI blog for his generous assistance in transliteration of the name and titles of the cassette. Check out his attractive and informative blog.

preview “Siang So Sang Sao”

download ON CHAN by SONCHAI MEKHWICHIAN


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Thrift Store Music

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For you, on this rain soaked day, I present a mix of what I like to call Thrift Store Music. Hidden inside of mass-produced, disposable records are some strange, wonderful songs. Hope you enjoy!

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THRIFT STORE MUSIC

1. Hugo Montenegro- Space Safari (preview)

2. Franck Pourcel- Thunderball

3. Ferrante & Teicher- Taboo

4. Robert Maxwell- Nature Boy

5. Abdul Alexi Freeman- Abdul the Cool

6. Angelo di Pippo- Dio Come Ti Amo

7. Les Baxter- Mozambique

8. Sergio Perez- Enamorada de un Amigo Mio

9. Uncredited- Beatles Move

10. Robert Maxwell- The Breeze & I (preview)

11. Abdul Alexi Freeman- Oglan, Oglan

12. Lenny Dee- Calcutta

13. Les Baxter- Saturday Night On Saturn

14. Sandy Nelson- Boss Beat

15. Martin Denny- My Funny Valentine

16. Mason Williams- Generatah-Oscillatah

Most of these songs have a nice lil layer of pops and whiz, the records are pretty abused!

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Abdul the Cool 2:18 Abdul Alexi Freeman Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Beatles Move 3:08 Unknown Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Boss Beat 2:00 Sandy Nelson Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
The Breeze and I 2:29 Robert Maxwell Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Calcutta 1:52 Lenny Dee Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Dio Come Ti Amo 3:26 Angelo di Pippo Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Enamorada de un Amigo Mio 2:46 Sergio Perez Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Generatah-Oscillatah 2:14 Mason Williams Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Mozambique 4:03 Les Baxter Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
My Funny Valentine 3:23 Martin Denny Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Nature Boy 3:09 Robert Maxwell Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Oglan, Oglan 2:04 Abdul Alexi Freeman Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Saturday Night on Saturn 1:44 Les Baxter Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Space Sufari 2:11 Hugo Montenegro Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Taboo 3:02 Ferrante & Teicher Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM
Thunderball 2:42 Franck Pourcel Thrift Store Music Space pop 9/25/09 6:27 PM

Erol Evgin

This is the first of many posts we will be bringing you of rare or unusual vinyl downloads from our record collections. Today we have a Turkish single from Erol Evgin. Soaring strings, wah-wah, and spacious vocals. No date to be found but I’m guessing mid-70’s (?).

EROL EVGIN

side a: Geli Geliver (preview)

side b: Sen Varsin Ya

download here

Erol Evgin front cover

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