Jazzy kleinkunst live at Amerikaans Theater, Brussels, 1978 (?). Two songs from 1975’s album with Dapokaster … Little is known of Daan Broos but they get a brief mention here.
Tonight at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Linda Perhacs will be interviewed at 18 o’clock CET and will perform at 21:30 – mostly from her new album “The soul of all natural things“, to be released 2014-01. Below’s a reprint of our 2003-11 review of her legendary debut “Parallelograms“ (Kapp 1970). Almost ten years old to the day, it’s from [uzine 03.17]. Since the switch of this blog from Posterous to WordPress we’re no longer able to offer you a zip of the e-zine back catalogue but we’re working on it! Meanwhile, here’s a sample issue and the table of contents … Since that 2003 review, the album has been re-reissued a number of times, e.g. on cd and lp by Sunbeam (with exclusive bonus tracks) or vinyl only by Sundazed. The Mexican Summer and Guerssen editions seem to be out of print.
LINDA PERHACS “Parallelograms – High Quality Sleeve – Large Sized Poster & Insert – 600 Copies Limited Edition” ****1/4
lp – 2003 – Merry-Go-Round MGR / Beatball (BMRL-2001)
LINDA PERHACS “Parallelograms” ****1/4
cd – 2003 – The Wild Places / Ace of Discs (WILD-005-RE) – 60’18”
Sweet, naively introverted and sometimes eerie – and always on the right side of twee. Very lovely and delightful, but not always as unique as some hypers would have you believe either. Linda reminds less of Vashti than of Joni and of Jacqui, sometimes even of Judy and Joan and Sandy and Carole and Karen. And Hope. Fans of “Willow song” on the soundtrack of “The Wicker Man” (cf. U0226) and of acts such as Mellow Candle, Tudor Lodge or even the Carpenters will like this too, while I’m even tempted to draw a parallel with Fred Neil, though not in sound. But a sweet, contemplative, Californialbion Joni trying to please Burt Bacharach comes closest, I guess. (Incidentally: ms Perhacs used to live in Topanga Canyon and in the Pacific Northwest of the USA – that whole ‘Hawaiian maiden’ story is untrue.) The cd adds five bonus tracks to the 1970 lp, the Korean lp reissue only two of them. The cd-only tracks (viz. a longer version of “Hey, who really cares” with added intro, a demo of “If you were my man”, a demo of “Chimacum rain” with extra sounds and a spoken note to her producer Leonard Rosenman) are worthwhile, but not crucial, so if you’d rather go for that poster… Note too that there’s been an earlier reissue on Ace of Discs which was mastered from a mint vinyl copy of the original lp but with a sound that wasn’t as close to the sound of the quarter track reel to reel tapes that have been used this time around, as the original lp had apparently been poorly mastered. And do note, as well, that this the WP brings together *everything* which ms. Perhacs has ever recorded. [Bunyan, Mitchell, McShee, Collins, Baez, Denny, King, Carpenter, Sandoval.]
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Tagged 1967, 1969, 1970, 2003, 2013, Ace of Discs, Ancienne Belgique (AB), Beatball, Brussels, folk, Kapp, linktips, Merry-Go-Round MGR, Perhacs Linda, reissue, Sunbeam, Topanga Canyon, Wild Places the
Yay! Dead Oceans have just announced a new Bill Fay album for 2012-08-21: http://deadoceans.com/blog/2012/05/dead-oceans-welcome-bill-fay-first-studio-album-in-over-40-years-out-august-21/ + http://deadoceans.com/artist.php?name=faybill … which is utterly wonderful!! Yet “Life Is People” won’t be the first in over forty years. The “Still Some Light” 2cd from 2010 featured one disc of carefully crafted new songs so that makes “Life Is People” the first new album in a mere two years ;-) And before the 2009 recordings, there were the utterly magnificent 1978-1981 recordings you can hear on “Tomorrow, Tomorrow And Tomorrow” (2005) – imho his very best album … More via http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/faybill
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Noted music producer and scholar Pat Thomas spent five years in Oakland researching “Listen, Whitey! The Sights And Sounds Of Black Power 1965-1975“. It also chronicles the forgotten history of Motown’s Black Power subsidiary label, Black Forum (1970-1973). The tracklisting (listen to tracks 1, 5 & 12 below) on “Listen, Whitey!” (named after Huey P. Newton’s 1972 lp on Folkways) does miss “God bless America for what” (1972) by the once again forgotten Swamp Dogg, though – imho more relevant than Roy Harper‘s “I hate the white man” with its rather vague lyrics, however poignant their delivery … Even so, and especially with the accompanying book on Fantagraphics, this v/a compilation is a great addition to “(Rich Mix Presents) Back To Black” on Lo (2005), the “Black & Proud” comps on Trikont (2002 & 2005), the two “Stand Up And Be Counted – Soul, Funk And Jazz From A Revolutionary Era” v/a volumes on Harmless (1999 & 2000) and “What’s The Word?“ on the revamped Harmless (2011). Extra (viva RotA): Mable Hillery! And Denise Sullivan‘s book “Keep on pushing – black power music from blues to hip hop” (ISBN 9781556528170, Chicago Review Press / IPG 2011-07)!
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Tagged 1969, 1972, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, Back To Black v/a, Black & Proud v/a, Black Forum, Black Panthers, Black Power, book, Chicago Review Press, Cleaver Eldridge, Fantagraphics, folk, Folkways, funk, Harmless, Harper Roy, Hillery Mable, i.m. / r.i.p., interview, IPG, Jackson George, jazz, Keep on pushing - black power music from blues to hip hop, Leary Timothy, Light in the Attic, linktips, Listen Whitey The Sights And Sounds Of Black Power 1965-1975 v/a, Lo, Motown, new release, Newton Huey P, reissue, Rich Mix, Shahid Quintet, soul, Stand Up And Be Counted Soul Funk And Jazz From A Revolutionary Era v/a, Sullivan Denise, Swamp Dogg, Thomas Pat, Trikont, v/a compilation
Cool concept … record sleeves with only the living on them, the dead having been removed with some software or other … via http://liveiseedeadpeoples.tumblr.com/ [tnx4tip Eav!]
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