[Every Friday #19] > Tullio de Piscopo – Primavera (Stop Bajon) {1984}

This is a weird one.

Far from rare (you can cop it on any fleamarket in Germany for way less than 5€), almost everybody knows this tune but only few people know the artist and the correct title of the song.

Tullio de Piscopo is a jazz drummer from Naples who, besides being a sought after session musician, started to record his own music in 1976 with the album Suonando La Batteria Moderna, which became a holy grail for hip hop producers and the like as it just contains pure funk and jazz solo drumming waiting to being sampled and became a pricey sought after item in the past twenty years or so.

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Beastie Boys – Gratitude {1992}

When you’ve got so much to say it’s called gratitude

Es gibt nur wenige Bands die so einen starken soziokulturellen Impact hatten wie die Beastie Boys. Was bei Ad-Rock, Mike D und MCA wohl vor allem an ihrer DIY-Attitüde lag: Einfach machen, mit Leidenschaft und einem musikalischen und Selbstverständnis, in dem die Energie von Black Flag, der Visionäre Habitus eines Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry und die Funkyness von Lee Dorsey problemlos miteinander verschmelzen konnten.

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Imam Baildi ft. Kostis Maraveias – Τα Ζηλιάρικα Σου Μάτια {1938|2018}

Achtzig Jahre nachdem der Bouzouki- und Rembetiko Pionier Markos Vamvakaris “Τα Ζηλιάρικα Σου Μάτια” (“Deine eifersüchtigen Augen”) aufnahm, baten die wundervollen Imam Baildi den Tausendsassa Maraveyas ilegál ins Studio, um diesen Klassiker aufzunehmen…

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[Every Friday #16] > Lambchop – Up with People {2000}

Sorry, but this has got to be a quick one, as I’m quite busy today. I’m a big fan of the band Lambchop, which over the course of the past 30 years defied easy classification but are a somewhat indie / alternative band with mutliple influences from folk, country to gospel, with even some electronic music sparkles thrown in in recent years.

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[Every Friday #15] > Donnie & Joe Emerson – Baby {1979}

The world of the private press album is the broken dream of the vinyl world: Truckers that sold their truck just to finance the chance to record an album, outsiders that just left the insane asylum to follow their dreams in music, or sons of a farmer who sold most of his property to build a recording studio for his talented sons.

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