Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tony Okoroji - Chi Chi  (Mama & Papa, 1982)

The epic love story of Tony & Chi Chi was recorded at Oregun Rd. studios in Lagos, Nigeria, with production, arrangements, guitars and keyboards by Tony Okoroji.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Kansas City Casio genre is pretty hit or miss as a whole, but I've found the best stuff comes out of Illinois.  Don't bother trying to reach KaCee at either of those phone numbers, by the way... nowadays they'll connect you to Wayne's Lanes bowling alley and a man with a Mexican accent.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I don't know why a library musician would ever need a pseudonym but "Dave Sarkys" is actually Roger Roger, the bibliotechnician extraordinaire. Some crazy guy in Omaha told me Roger Roger's middle name is also Roger, but that would make him Roger Roger Roger, and that's about as believable as my friend who claimed (on my tape recorder) to know three brothers who are all named Tudor Bologna.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Gadi Elon - Smilin Eyes  (Gadi Elon, 1976)

Gadi Elon was an Israeli lounge singer who captivated audiences from the trenches of the Israeli wars to the nightclubs of New York and Las Vegas. Presumably he sold this privately pressed record at his shows. According to the liner notes the song "Smilin Eyes" was especially written for Gadi by Butch Poverno and George Bitzer, who are also credited with background vocals. A bit of googling revealed that George Bitzer was also the main keyboardist on Andy Gibb's Shadow Dancing LP and wrote the theme song for the cartoon "Galaxy High" (not to take the spotlight away from Gadi or anything).


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

From the soundtrack to the Japanese film Onna No Keisatsu (Women's Police) from 1970.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

When she rises at two, and starts drinking at three...


Monday, June 16, 2008

From the 1975 film Dharmatma, directed by Feroz Khan and starring Prem Nath as a wealthy do-gooder who secretly moonlights as a gangster. The eyes don't lie...

Sunday, June 15, 2008

From the album The Leaders released in 1977. Ronald "Boo" Hinkson and the Tru-tones hailed from the island of Barbados, whose football team faces the relatively mighty USA in a World Cup qualifier today. Go Barbados!


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008

Pierre Akendengue - Ogowe  (Nandipo, 1974)


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Band On The Run was an Australian surfing film sponsored by Coca-Cola and the Australian Film Commission, starring a bunch of famous Australian surfing champions. The film and the soundtrack appeared briefly in 1982 and quickly vanished. I like "Lazy Day Fever" 'cos it sounds like Bobb Trimble on prozac, but the baked instrumental "Bermuda" is the true highlight of the record.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gerard Gauche - Et Pourtant  (Et Pourtant, 1978)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

From the album Bass Odyssey, released in 1971.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Clark Sisters - World  (Sincerely, 1982)


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Like the sun's infinity, like rain that falls in summertime, like stars that pierce the darkest night, my love for you won't die...


Monday, June 2, 2008

A private press 7" from 1985 that sounds so familiar, I just can't put my finger on it.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Asha Puthli - Right Down Here  (Asha Puthli, 1973)