Tag Archives: Paris

jolly gonzales


Ho ho and a free Chilly Gonzales piano tune for Christmassnatch it via http://chillygonzales.com/2012/12/free-download-a-minor-christmas-medley/ – if only to remind us of Mr Jason Charles Beck’s excellent Piano Solo IIalbum, as released 2012-09 on Gentle Threat (GENTLE017CD). Written and performed at the piano by Chilly Gonzales, recorded and produced in Paris, France, and quite timeless.


urgent reminder: go buy


Totally da bomb I tells ya! Do go and buy Francis Bebey’s “African Electronic Music 1975-1982” 2lp / cd … full info & lotsa links via http://uzine.posterous.com/francis-bebey … merci Born Bad – quelle découverte!

Update: Bebey tribute in Paris on 2012-07-05 … with Patrick Bebey (oui lùi c’est son fils), Pilooski & Victor Kiswell!

2012-01-16 > 2012-02-03 semaine du sound week van de klank

O oh it’s that dishy Tomoko Sauvage … 2012-01-16 > 2012-02-03, depending on which part of the planet you call home, it’s la Semaine du Son / the Sound(s) Week. In France on January 22-29 (except Paris which debuts January 16-21), they’re organising the 9th edition. In Brussels (January 23-29) and Geneva (Genève, February 1-3) it will be the second edition, while Montréal + Québec seem to have dropped out after their second edition last year? In any case, the ‘mother’ site http://www.lasemaineduson.org/ isn’t practical at all, and the Belgian site could be a tad more handy too. Hey and there’ll be something called Aimez-vous Tati?“, while Triple Deck – see my Kapotski post earlier on – will perform in Brussels too: http://lasemaineduson.be/nl/triple-deck/

kashmere high school stage band

Mark Landsman‘s 83’ Thunder Souldocumentary on Houston’s Kashmere Stage Band (as produced by Jamie Foxx, 2010) isn’t featured on Now-Again’s 2cd + 1dvd package (NA-5085, 2011). But it does feature there’s a 12′ making of, footage of a 3′ live version of “Makin’ whoopee” (1972) and a 27′ documentary by Charles Porter (1973 – check the KSB on holiday in Paris, Brussels, Louvain, Waterloo, Breda and Bonn). It’s a mighty package with a 40 page booklet to boot … but it has only one flaw: there’s no song author credits, making it difficult to find out which tracks are KSB originals and which are cover versions. Speaking of which: expect more Shaftcovers in a future post + find a free download of Egon’s extended edit of James Brown‘s “Super bad” (as featured on the 2005 US – but not Jazzman‘s 2002 UK – edition of Texas Funk: Black Gold From The Lone Star State 1968-1975v/a cd) via the Now-Again site:
http://www.nowagainrecords.com/tag/kashmere-stage-band/  [5 pages!]

el! ef! oh!

What with Warp rereleasing 1991’s Frequenciesby LFO, here’s some LFO rarities …The studio tracks all date from 1991, the live tracks were recorded 1992-01-18 @ “la Rave de la grande Arche – La défense – Paris” which also featured Laurent Garnier, Eric Rug and Jérôme Pacman. Co-organisers Libération & Fnac Music later launched Live In Paris 18.1.1992 (La Grande Arche De La Défense)“, a six track mcd “hors commerce” in a rouge & noir sleeve by the Designers’ Republic™. Sadly, the boundary between tracks 4 & 5 wasn’t mastered properly on that mcd, with the intro of LFOstarting at the end of Sam & Dave“. The 5’43” version below does feature the correct intro, though, as reassembled from the original aiff files. Hey and do check Luke Vibert’s 2009 version of LFOas well, won’t you?

where are you from?


The Where Are You From? (Christophe Lemaire And Now-Again Records Present A Series Of Global Psychedelic Rock, Funk And Folk Grooves. 16 Tracks From 1968 Until The Present Day)v/a cd on Now-Again (NA 5073, 2011) has been compiled by Christophe Lemaire, a Frenchman who has worked for Lacoste (dig their brilliant L!VE! collection) and who has now replaced Jean-Paul Gaultier at Hermès … Great to see gypsy hippie Damon end up in the hands of Paris’ beau monde and other filthy rich, too ;-

Bonus book for those of you wanting to get a degree or into waxing academical: http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calctitle=1&pageSubject=568&pagecount=5&title_id=8700&edition_id=12010

soft space machine


Late Soft Machine sounding like Giorgio Moroder has reworked Can‘s I want more“. Produced by … Mike Thorne, actually! Off the expanded 2cd remastered edition of Alive & Well – Recorded In Paris(rec. 1977-07, rel. 1978-04 on Harvest, reissued 2010-11 on Esoteric with bonus tracks, cat. no. ECLEC 22234). Can’t wait for a Soft space12″ with all versions and more!