Saturday, April 01, 2006

Let's go for a ride


Blogger QQF resident said...

Hi Bruno :) I was looking for some music on my backup dvds (how I store whatever I'm into from my collection which I keep in Norway) and I found this:

I instantly thought of you and wanted to send it to you. So I did.

It's "Watermelon man" by the Public Enemies feat Karin Krog. Provided my memory from reading the liner notes is correct, the song was recorded in 1964. The track's taken from "Maiden voyage," which is part of a 3-volume series of Norwegian groove and avantgarde in the 60s and 70s. (A good series but there are better ones.)

Hope you enjoy it. It's takes us back to clubs the way Providence intended them, so I'd better stop writing this because it leaves me dreeeaaaming and I could go on for a few pages... nostalgic fool that I am.

Take care :)

9:57 AM  
Blogger erik hogstrom said...

"Ali Baba" ranks as one of my top 5 rocksteady tunes. "Alice was there in wonderland..."

10:50 AM  
Anonymous bopst said...

I second that emotion....

11:39 AM  
Blogger Bruno said...

Hi Roar :) thanks a bunch for this song,I looked Karin up on Google,seems to have an impressive discography,the record should be from around 66,I'll be posting it this week,quality is great as well.Checked out the Maiden voyage compilation,seems there are some more goodies on there,is that still available?I've enjoyed this one very much,thank you,you nostalgic. :)
Hi Erik,glad you are finding something to your liking here,love "Ali Baba" as well,also like the dub version...
Hi bopst,nice to see you around!

12:10 PM  
Blogger QQF resident said...

All volumes from the series should be available from dusty groove or cdon ( I have them and think they're good, but not essential.

With regards to Karin Krog, she's had an impressive career and was rediscovered by hipsters some years ago - for intance she's recorded with the Bobby Hughes Experience (smashing act). Crippled Dick also did a compilation of her recordings. However she tends to experiment a bit too much for my (undeveloped) taste. But then again I'm not a fan of Nordic jazz - if I can use that term seeing as many of them are from Norway (Garbarek, Molvær, Jaga Jazzist etc). I prefer the trad neo jazz from Denmark and Finland, which in style is quite related to the agenda on Schema. It's easier on my hips and gentler on my ears ;)

1:52 PM  
Anonymous mike said...

That Melba Moore song was sweet baby. How it could be unreleased for 20 years is beyond me.

Ali Baba sure was smoooooooove.

good stuff!

3:29 PM  

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