It’s pretty simple. Thanks @ocasio2018.
Street Jams: Electric Funk Part 2 (1992) Straight up, I bought this solely because it includes Egyptian Lover’s classic “Egypt, Egypt”. I have no regrets.
Eumir Deodato - Love Island (1978) Lush Brazilian Disco Jazz Funk inspired by the white beaches and jungle tropics of exotic islands? This is very on brand.
Gato Barbieri - Tropico (1978) Can an album cover count as my 2019 New Year’s resolution?
The Miami Bass Wars (1988) I can’t overstate my level of hype upon encountering this tape. Such an essential year for Miami Bass. A clear selection for anyone with a modicum of musical discernment.
Redman - Whut? The Album (1992) “Tonight’s Da Night” is meant to be heard on cassette.
James Brown - The Original Showman Live! (Holland, 1988) Dipped into @reanimatedrecords for the first time today after a meeting to, ya know, just do some light recon. Walked out with stacks of cassettes. Turns out they’re absolutely loaded with cassettes, vhs tapes, dvds, laserdiscs, books and gnarly classic horror posters. While they specialize in metal/rock their Jazz section has some gems, including at least a half dozen Sun RA records. Will be posting the rest of the tapes this week.
Joshua Tree piece I should have picked up in Joshua Tree.
Roy Ayers - Lots Of Love (1983) Yes, it is indeed signed by Roy Ayers and, yes, I will uppercut you if you come near it.
The Voodoo Organist - Organ Voodoo (2014) Hoodoo Records has one the most meticulously curated Exotica sections I’ve ever seen. This is solely due proprietor Scott Wexton’s passion the genre. He even plays the organ under the moniker “The Voodoo Organist”. So when he puts out a record in the genre famous for Space Age martinis and Tropical Jungle tikis, it might be worth spinning. Gonna sip a Panther Fang and get back to you.
Ravi Shankar - Two Rāga Moods (Recorded Live in India, 1968) Ravi definitely made an appearance in Joshua Tree this weekend to enhance the, experience. As one of his best albums from this time period it was an instant purchase at Hoodoo Records.
Fela Ransome-Kuti and The Africa ‘70 with Ginger Baker LIVE! (1971) Posting my haul from Hoodoo Records in Joshua Tree this week. First up, the duo giving the least amount of fucks in musical history, Fela & Ginger. Always looking to expand my Fela collection and this record is essential. These two came from completely opposite backgrounds but the commitment to the music transcended society & geography and they created incredible tracks. To be a fly on the wall during these conversations..
ODB is forever.