Archive for the 'Mixtapes' Category

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

“If he plays a gig in some club, it’s the talk of the town for the whole year. Who can afford to pay for so much entertainment?… Well, for those who do not know Dudu Pukwana, he is the heaviest of the heaviest alto saxophone players and for many of us coming from South Africa… […]

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Forcing someone to read a lengthy explication of the music found in the second installment of the Gospel Jubilee would only delay the experience of hearing — feeling — these heavenly, heavenly sounds. Over an hour of unbelievable falsettos, palpable bass lines, smoking–even Hazel-esque–guitars, fervid singing voices, chunky synthesizers, perfect drums, and much more. All […]

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Ease into an hour of soul serenades, rarefied country and folk b-sides aimed to guide you on a free flowing path down the white lines of the highway. The eighth installment of Maison Dufrene. Maison Dufrene VIII – A Mixtape

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

In my 20+ years of record digging there isn’t much I haven’t dropped a needle on, but nothing will ever be as near and dear to me as my first love – the psych/folk, English folk, and acid folk sounds of the late 60s/early 70s. The seed for this mix was planted about four years […]

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Volume five of Abstract Truths, An Evolving Jazz Compendium. If unfamiliar with the series, please first read here about the its genesis and intention. Bringing us this look at the contemporary Chicago jazz scene is Scottie McNiece, head of the essential International Anthem Recording Co. “For over 100 years, Chicago has been ground zero for […]

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Volume four of Abstract Truths, An Evolving Jazz Compendium. If unfamiliar with the series, please first read here about the its genesis and intention. For this installment we tapped bay area record collector/muso David Katznelson. Katznelson likens the genre to a “wild animal…a cuddle by a fire place; it pushes up against it and provides […]

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

The early 1960’s: folk songs reflecting social change and protest amidst the Civil Rights Movement could be heard on radios everywhere. Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez inspired many a youth to pick up a guitar and harmonize with their peers. One of the lesser known communities that sprung up in the […]