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minimal record player

Sjo sjimple !

Company site: https://miniot.com/collections/wheel

Interview: https://thump.vice.com/nl/article/in-schagen-wordt-een-revolutionaire-platenspeler-gemaakt

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record shop stickers (parts one & two)

Some record shop stickers, mostly from Belgium. Should’ve kept them in a notebook. Many thanks MagisterM, DominiqueDrDoG, BrianC and WandaP and see also:

To be continued …

voicemail radio & prank calls

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Fun concept: http://www.radiovoicemail.nl/ e.g. this week, dial +31619736048 for Ultra Eczema’s broadcast… More UE radio via http://www.ultraeczema.com/radio/index.html incidentally! And let’s not forget Dennis Tyfus & Vomgrill’s magnificent 0032 (0)3 2934834 lp either (cat. no. Ultra Eczema 46) which collects a selection of phone calls DT made daily between 2007-05-05 and 2007-07-29 as part of the Virus group exhibition at Antwerp’s Hessenhuis. You can hear the A side of the lp on UE’s Sc: http://soundcloud.com/ultra-eczema/dennis-tyfus-a-side-of-0032-0

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sunny symphony

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Nissan selling its Sunny car in France back in 1991 by way of Bobby Hebb‘s classic song – first recorded by Miko Hierota for Toshiba in 1966. Full commercial via http://www.ina.fr/pub/automobile-et-transport/video/PUB3784157113/nissan-sunny-automobile-5-portes.fr.html … more Sunnyvia http://uzine.posterous.com/sunny-marva-0 … The version below is by Screen (1968), off the Beatmeisjesv/a cd compiled by Frank Dam & Marthy Coumans, issued for free with the Beatmeisjes (1963-1969)book by Frank Dam (ISBN 90-204-0563-2), published by LJ Veen in 2002. More recently, Dam has organised the Beatfilmfilm festival …

akkerman ’68

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Jan Akkerman in 1968 – before the storm … His solo debut “Talent For Sale” (Imperial 1968) has been reissued by Esoteric (ECLEC 2309, 2012-01) with a well documented 16 page booklet … but without Hunters bonus tracks, sadly. The lp counts eleven tracks, two of which are originals, most notably “Revival of the cat”. The two covers of Booker T & the MG’s originals are the highlights: Slim Jenkins’ place(sic, 1967) and Green onions(1962). Akkerman also covers Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe(sic) of which Booker T & the MG’s have recorded a most sophisticated (instrumental) version – see http://uzine.posterous.com/goin-crazy-over-booker-t
http://www.cherryred.co.uk/esoteric-exd.asp?id=3454
http://www.janakkerman.nl/records/Talent.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Akkerman
http://www.focuscollection.com/listings/l0239.html
http://www.discogs.com/Jan-Akkerman-Talent-For-Sale/master/54669
http://www.keysandchords.com/6/post/2012/2/jan-akkerman-talent-for-sale.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bags’_Groove_(composition)

 

zing je moerstaal

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Holland, 1976: Ad Visser compiles & produces a various artists lp for the CPNB (Commission for Collective Propaganda of the Dutch Book) as the yearly Boekenweekgeschenk. On “Zing Je Moerstaal” (sing in your mother’s tongue), contemporary artists such as Bots, Alexander Curly, Boudewijn de Groot, Earth & Fire, Focus, Fungus, Kayak, Peter Koelewijn, Robert Long, Lucifer, Maggie MacNeal and Drs P interpret lyrics written by contemporary authors such as Cees Buddingh’, Simon Carmiggelt, Jules Deelder, Wim de Vries, Theun de Winter, Hans Dorrestijn, Judith Herzberg, Jan Kal, Gerrit Komrij, Harry Mulisch, Nico Scheepmaker and Bert Schierbeek. Highlights:

  • “De tijd zegt niets” (Judith Herzberg) by Earth & Fire (1976)
  • “Avondrood” (Jules Deelder) by Focus; instrumental version released as “Red sky at night”
  • “De kinderballade” (Gerrit Komrij) by Boudewijn de Groot (1976)
  • “Sober leven” (Nico Scheepmaker) by Drs. P. (1976).

    Reissue please!

    Hey and talking reissues: did you know we’ve launched a Reissue & Reprint Request Page (RRR) page on Fb aimed at record companies and the like, in view of getting rare & obscure recordings dug up and (re)released? Anyone can place his requests, spam will be deleted.

    http://www.facebook.com/ReissueReprintRequestPage
    http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zing_je_moerstaal
    http://www.discogs.com/Various-Zing-Je-Moerstaal/release/1707346
    http://jeugdsentimenten.net/beeld-en-geluid/muziek/zing-je-moerstaal/

    flower machine’s first fading yellow lp

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    Some tracks off Flower Machine‘s first vinyl outing, viz. Fading Yellow (Timeless Pop-Sike And Other Delights – Euro 45s 1968-1972)(2011-11, cat. no. FYLP001, limited edition of 300 copies, yellow vinyl, no inserts, 16 tracks). Way too expensive, imnsho … hence anxious to learn how forthcoming the price setting of the announced “Spanish Popsike And Other Delights” lp will be. Too greedy isn’t cool, Mr. Swede! [Below: Nothing today” by Barry Fantoni (1966).]
    http://fadingyellow.tumblr.com/