Thursday, August 27, 2015

Montefiori Cocktail #1, 2 and 3

Party on ---------- going on vacation for a few weeks. Thought this will get everyone in the mood to escape life for awhile. Three slabs of crazy funky fun. No joke. 
 
For my blog buddy Mr. Fab at Music For Maniacs  there are some juicy bits here that could wind up in some of your future compilations.
 
Montefiori are Italy's major representative of the new lounge easy listening evolution, offering the 60's funky sounds enriched with technological elements. Inspired by the 60's cinema and the beginning of the 70's, they grasp the vitality spirit conveyed by that period music, re-proposing it in modern musical forms with house, breakbeat, jungle, drum 'n bass etc. There are great versions of classic lounge-jazz-samba-type tunes that sound just familiar enough to get people of every age and musical taste walking around with a bit more swagger, nodding their heads and splashing their martinis.
For instance, their version of Bolero. Yes, this is the famous classic piece by Ravel! It's done in a 60s-jazz lounge style, with jazzy saxophones swinging the melody over vibes and drum set. "It's a hoot" to say the least, but it really works well! Very creative. They do a similar treatment to the "Star Trek" theme, making it sound like a romantic ballad the first part, then adding the spacy blips and bleeps on the repeat. Best of all – a twangy spaghetti western version of the Star Wars theme. They mix up tv, movies, pop and schmaltz in a perfect blend of fun.
The music is completely goofy, but irresistible. You can't help but smile and dance. Horns and keyboards are all mixed up in a sound that might best be described as the love-child of Pee-Wee Herman and Robert Goulet. If you steadfastly refuse to take life seriously, this is for you. Enjoy.
 
Trax
 
1. Lazy Busy
2. Another B
3. Bolero
4. Je T'Adore
5. Tekila Bum Bum
6. So, What's New
7. Crazy Beat
8. Gipsy Woman (La Da De La Da Da)
9. Trip 60
10. Un Uomo, Una Donna
11. Gne Gne
12. Anamaria
13. Theme From Star Trek

#1 with a bullet

Montefiori Cocktail #2

Montefiori are Italy's major representative of the new lounge easy listening evolution, offering the 60's funky sounds enriched with technological elements. Inspired by the 60's and the beginning of the 70's, they grasp the vitality spirit conveyed by that period music, re-proposing it in modern musical forms with house, breakbeat, jungle, drum 'n bass etc. There are great versions of classic lounge-jazz-samba-type tunes that sound just familiar enough to get people of every age and musical taste walking around with a bit more swagger, nodding their heads and splashing their martinis.
For instance, their version of Bolero. Yes, this is the famous classic piece by Ravel! It's done in a 60s-jazz lounge style, with jazzy saxophones swinging the melody over vibes and drum set. "It's a hoot" to say the least, but it really works well! Very creative. They do a similar treatment to the "Star Trek" theme, making it sound like a romantic ballad the first part, then adding the spacy blips and bleeps on the repeat. Best of all – a twnagy spaghetti western version of the Star Wars theme. They mix up tv, movies, pop and schmaltz in a perfect blend of fun.
The music is completely goofy, but irresistible. You can't help but smile and dance. Horns and keyboards are all mixed up in a sound that might best be described as the love-child of Pee-Wee Herman and Robert Goulet. If you steadfastly refuse to take life seriously, this is for you. Enjoy.
 
Trax
 
1 Theme from Star Wars / 2 Hu ha / 3 La Segretaria / 4 Sunny / 5 Babalu / 6 Sofisticata / 7 L'albero di 30 piani / 8 Shampoo / 9 On a Clear Day / 10 I feel love / 11 Intervallo / 12 Stanotte / 13 Anonimo veneziano / 14 Nana nana / 15 Riviera beat / 16 Anema e core /
 
#2

Montefiori Cocktail #3

Montefiori are Italy's major representative of the new lounge easy listening evolution, offering the 60's funky sounds enriched with technological elements. Inspired by the 60's and the beginning of the 70's, they grasp the vitality spirit conveyed by that period music, re-proposing it in modern musical forms with house, breakbeat, jungle, drum 'n bass etc. There are great versions of classic lounge-jazz-samba-type tunes that sound just familiar enough to get people of every age and musical taste walking around with a bit more swagger, nodding their heads and splashing their martinis.

For instance, their version of Bolero. Yes, this is the famous classic piece by Ravel! It's done in a 60s-jazz lounge style, with jazzy saxophones swinging the melody over vibes and drum set. "It's a hoot" to say the least, but it really works well! Very creative. They do a similar treatment to the "Star Trek" theme, making it sound like a romantic ballad the first part, then adding the spacy blips and bleeps on the repeat. Best of all – a twnagy spaghetti western version of the Star Wars theme. They mix up tv, movies, pop and schmaltz in a perfect blend of fun.

The music is completely goofy, but irresistible. You can't help but smile and dance. Horns and keyboards are all mixed up in a sound that might best be described as the love-child of Pee-Wee Herman and Robert Goulet. If you steadfastly refuse to take life seriously, this is for you. Enjoy.

Trax
Prego, Accomodatevi
Easy Trip
Comment Te Dire Adieu
Per Cortesia
Mucha Muchaha
Boboboo
Zoi Zoi
Lo Cerco La Titina
Little Fans
Sportivo
Conversazione
After Shave
La Voglia, La Pazzia
Pardòn
Moquette
Tè Verde
Baby Rhumba
Picnic
Theme From U.F.O.
Comment The Dire Adieu (Club Version)
Per Cortesia

#3

Friday, August 14, 2015

Guitar in the Space Age

Hi all:
I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry for the 2 year delay. Personal issues and life got in the way and I was pissed off at the industry - that didn't help either. Guilt got me and I can't stay away. Got lots of great stuff to share and comment about. For now, will be posting stuff off and on. Expanding the horizons of the blog - you will get more mostly instrumental music in more genres - psyche, post rock, industrial, jazz, weird and obscure - along with my fave surf and instro. Thanks to my loyal followers, you have given me hope. Enjoy

Bill Frisell "Guitar in the Space Age!"
A homage to some of the electric guitarists of the 50s & 60s

For this album, "Guitar in the Space Age!," guitarist and composer Bill Frisell mines the catalog of guitar-based music from the 1950s and 1960s that first inspired him to pick up the instrument. Joining Frisell for this album of musical memories are the members of his working trio, bassist Tony Scherr and drummer Kenny Wollesen, along with frequent collaborator Greg Leisz, a master of the lap and pedal steel guitars. This superb quartet explores the music of Pete Seeger, The Byrds, Junior Wells, Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Astronauts, Chet Atkins, Merle Travis and others with Frisell's own compositions sprinkled in. "Guitar in the Space Age!" offers a rare look into Bill Frisell's formative influences, from a time when the electric guitar was in its infancy and creating a startlingly new sound, pushing popular music into the future.

 The Buffalo News' Jeff Simon quoted Frisell as stating "after playing for more than 50 years, it just feels right to once again play some of the music which shaped my consciousness during my formative years, even to play some of it for the first time … and maybe get it right. Guitar in the Space Age! isn’t really an exercise in nostalgia but about a recommitment to keep learning, to firm up the foundation and showcase one of the best bands I ever had."

This is not totally surf or twang but a jazzy interpretations of the classics. Kind of low key and listenable. Best suited for late night or quiet times. Enjoy. Link fixed. Thx 


    "Pipeline" (Brian Carman, Bob Spickard) – 7:06
    "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (Pete Seeger) – 2:40
    "Messin' with the Kid" (Mel London) – 2:59
    "Surfer Girl" (Brian Wilson) – 4:14
    "Rumble" (Milt Grant, Link Wray) – 4:56
    "The Shortest Day" (Bill Frisell) – 4:57
    "Rebel Rouser" (Duane Eddy, Lee Hazlewood) – 3:39
    "Baja" (Hazlewood) – 3:37
    "Cannonball Rag" (Merle Travis) – 2:56
    "Tired of Waiting for You" (Ray Davies) – 6:02
    "Reflections from the Moon" (Speedy West) – 3:21
    "Bryant's Boogie" (Jimmy Bryant) – 3:09
    "Lift Off" (Frisell) – 2:17
    "Telstar" (Joe Meek) – 3:15

billyboy

    

Monday, March 11, 2013

Lots of surf instros with occasional monster noises tossed in, combined with a coupla killer vocal numbers (Torso Alley and Catch Fire) make for a debut worth killig for.

1 Dratsylvania     2:50    
2 Phantom Chop     2:39    
3 Theme For Woo Kee Tsao     2:40    
4 Strachan Steve     2:04    
5 Torso Alley     2:24    
6 Zip Code     1:27    
7 Instant Soup     2:24    
8 Catch Fire     2:18    
9 Cemetary Stomp     2:10    
10 Tube City     3:42    
11 Los Tigres Del Norte(s)     2:26    
12 Manglers & Stranglers     2:14    
13 Return To Dratsylvania

ohdrat

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Davie Allen Bykedelics

Fuzz from the master of Fuzz. Enjoy.
1. Dakota
2. Space Rift
3. Journey into Darkness
4. Recycled
5. Fender Bender
6. Encounter
7. Cry of the Lonely
8. Another Moped in Schenectady
9. Fast and Loose
10. Flashback
11. Theme from the Unknown
12. Peyote
13. Organized
14. Blues Theme/The Born Losers Theme

fuzzbuster

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Barry Bachman - The Lost Tapes of the Cyclin' Cowboy Surfers

We have 60's surf styles with a modern twist and from a fictitious band created by Barry Bachman. The music here is in Ventures territory with an eye on the beach, but it isn't as much surf as instro with a surf tribute. Barry Bachman plays all the instruments, so it lacks the chemistry of a band. Some of the tracks are very listenable tho so it is worth checkinbg out to add to your collection.

1. The Cyclin' Cowboy Surfers (Theme)    
2. Ridin' The Waves    
3. The Lonley Surfer    
4. Hot Rod Cycle Song    
5. Siren Song    
6. Surfin' A Go Go    
7. Drivin' My Woody    
8. Surfer War Chant    
9. Ocean Nights    
10. Tidal Wave   
11. Sleepwalking On The Shore    
12. Prairie Oysters


gogogogogo

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Wadadli Riders - Made in Antiqua

Short slab of fun, slightly island influenced instro surf. The coolest surf combo from the Caribbean island of Antigua. Well mixed with lots of reverb, crazy drums and a tropical taste. Sip a few Painkillers and float away in your own dreams after a hard day of life.

1. Dwell At 10    
2. Caribbean Vibes    
3. The Killer Wave    
4. Brown Recluse    
5. Calm Before A Storm    
6. Kawaramachi    
    7. JBL D-130F    
    8. Mozipel Twist    
    9. Hurricane Season    
    10. Going My Wave

catchawave

Saturday, November 10, 2012

GT Stringer - Up Periscope

Highly original and ultra enjoyable surf from a jazz perspective, blending surf, rock and jazz guitar with big console organ and baritone sax, like the Graham Bond Organization had they ever seen Mavericks. Amazing Phil Dirt
All instrumental, highly recommended. Love The Craw.

1 Up Periscope     4:34    
2 Left Hand Yiros     3:53    
3 Take The Drop     3:47    
4 Depth Charge     4:04    
5 Bullseye     2:07    
6 Erika     3:19    
7 International Au Go Go     3:33    
8 Bellyflop     4:32    
9 Femme Fatale     2:29    
10 The Craw

gtitnow


Friday, August 17, 2012

Upstairs At Larry's - Lawrence Welk Uncorked

Upstairs At Larry's - Lawrence Welk Uncorked

Whoever thought that Lawrence Welk could be anything but "old school cool?" With revamped and remixed cuts from some of the best club DJ's around, Lawrence Welk has been re-invented and club kids and hipsters all over will soon be sipping champagne and grooving to Larry. The frothiness of the originals is not diminished in any way - making this a real heartfelt tribute. With songs like "You are My Sunshine" and "Baby Elephant Walk" backed by thumping beats and mellow grooves, songs like "Caravan" would be a perfect fit at any club, lounge, or party. It is best listened to the whole way through because the album is so wonderfully constructed song by song it takes you on a journey that comes full circle. All in all, fabulously fun and clever in a bubbly modern sort of way. If you are a lover of loungey songs done with a very modern take, then you might want this. Fun to freak out the grandparents.

1. Green Sheik Of Araby Greens Keepers 2. Champagne Time Rithma 3. Baby Elephant Walk Monkey Bars 4. Caravan Groove Junkies 5. String Of Pearls Kaskade 6. Honey Boston Tea Boys 7. You Are My Sunshine Joy & The Spider 8. Baby Elephant Safari DJ Keri & DJ 43 9. You Can Dance Q-Burns Abstract Message 10. Let's Go Dance Again East Coast Boogiemen 11. Bubbles In The Wine Dex Dubious 12. Scatterbrain Nobody 13. Watch What Happens Physics 14. Let It Be Me Magic Elephant Orchestra 15. Blue Velvet Smitty

bubblesarebest
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