Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Heavily influenced by Western R'n'B, the Megri brothers started out as The Average Wahid Band with a nice line in Boz Scaggs covers. Mahmoud Megri's lyrics were originally influenced by the mysticism of Omar Khayyam, but over time he became obsessed by the paperbacks discarded by Marrakesh tourists. In particular, the earthly pleasures of Jackie Collins' prose began to resonate. Waqtach Tef'hem tells the story of an athletic young waiter who beguiles the female passengers on a Mediterranean cruise ship.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

William Chamla - Chevaux
(Retour A Marseille, 1980)


Friday, February 25, 2011

David Kelsey - Marijuana  (Flights of Fancy, 1979)

Recorded at the New Bell Saloon on Polk Street, San Francisco.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sam Hui - Genius & Idiot  (The Last Message, 1975)

Below are some more tunes from a stack of 45's I got while in Hong Kong last year. Click to stream. Zip at bottom.

Yao Li & Jing Ting - On The Beach  (The Joy Of Spring, 1966)

Lara & The Trailers - Down Town  (This Is My Song, 1967)

Mona Fong - Theme Song  (When The Clouds Roll By, 1968)

Roman Tam - Stolen Heart  (The Singing Escort, 1968)

Xiao Fangfang - Shaking All Over  (The Lady Killer, 1967)

The Sapphires - We Meet Again  (Off Beat Cha Cha, 1967)