Schlagwort-Archive: Fatima’s Mixtape

Cold Music

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Cold Music

Zappa Pop History

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Zappa Pop History

Over in the other room we’re busy compiling a run-down of the complete series of „Pop History“ albums from Polydor. You can check the strange entry for Vol. 7 (Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention) and even listen to the whole double album.

More Favourite Albums

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More Favourite Albums

You can listen to yet another introductory mix with my Hot 100 Album choices now.

Featured this time are these ten albums:

Horslips • Happy To Meet, Sorry To Part (World music from Ireland)

Bob Dylan • Time Out Of Mind (featuring „Highlands“ – one of Dylan’s funniest songs)

Jam & Spoon • Tripomatic Fairytales 2001 & 2002 (actually two albums: taken together it’s one long trip into ambient, psycho-dub dance music)

Dwight Yoakam • Tomorrow’s Sounds Today (Ace songs, and ace guitar playing)

Donovan • A Gift From A Flower To A Garden (Another double album, this one coupling children’s songs with psychedelic folk rock)

Frank Sinatra • Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (More World (-weary) music)

10cc • Sheet Music (Probably their best – before they got too ambitious…)

David Bowie • Low (The Berlin album, not recorded in Berlin)

The Leather Nun • International Heroes (Long-forgotten sleaze-rock meisters)

King Crimson • Islands (Maybe not their best, but my favorite).

Fall in love with music…!

More Favourite Albums

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Before we’ve all forgotten about it (or, rather, I’ve made a new list…) here’s another batch of my favourite albums for everyone’s listening pleasure.

Mucho rockabilly this time – the featured albums are:

Robert Gordon with Link Wray (their ace debut album from 1977)

Loud, Fast & Out Of Control (a 4-CD set of classic rock’n’roll singles in their original jukebox mixes: here represented by Warren Smith, Johnny Burnette, Rock-A-Teens, Elvis and Johnny Otis)

Elvis Costello: North (one of his best…)

Gastr Del Sol: Camofleur (strange sounds from weird people)

Lata Mangeshkar: An Era In An Evening (the fabulous Miss Mangeshkar in a 2-hour live concert from 1997, would you believe?!)

The Lords: Ulleogamaxbe (Forgotten German Psych/Garage/Beat album from the Sixties)

John Martyn: One World (from 1977, not a trace of punk or prog here…)

Julie Driscoll: Streetnoise (one of those classic double albums that take you on a journey)

Extreme: Pornograffitti (well, I was young at the time…)

Tocotronic: Pure Vernunft darf niemals siegen (The Hamburg/Berlin connection)

Viel Spaß!

My Favourite Albums Approximately

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My Favourite Albums Approximately

My friends from The Afterwords requested a 100 favourite albums list. So I duly sat down (for a day or two) and compiled a list – only to find that most of the chosen items don’t even include the artist’s best songs.

However, you can find the list here. These albums – for various reasons – I’ve enjoyed for years, and I always find something new and enticing with every new listen. And to share some of the beauty I will compile hour-long mixes with a track from each of these albums (yes, I have too much time on my hands…). Listen to the first mix on Mixcloud and enjoy!

Music From The Harem Lounge

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Music From The Harem Lounge

Happy New Year – and here’s more music from my turntable (or whatever is spinning at the moment…).

It’s all about colors – from rainbows to spectrums, from red, orange, yellow and blue to green: any colour you like.

Paul Frees | The Spectrum Song
B-52s | She Brakes For Rainbows
Sam Phillips | Five Colours
Jane Siberry | Red High Heels
Virgin Prunes | Red Nettle
Andy Partridge | King Of Orange
Daniel Lanois | Orange Kay
Pink Floyd | Any Colour You Like
Daniel Wylie | Chasing Rainbows
The Nits | Yellow Boat
Black Dyke Mills Band | Yellow Submarine
No-Man | Colours (Remix)
Yello | Blue Green
Associates | Green Tambourine
Nirvans | Rainbow Chaser
The Rolling Stones | She’s A Rainbow
The Lords | Blue Horizon
The Cruel Sea | Blue Dog
Rain Tree Crow | Any Colour You Are
Ella Fitzgerald | Over The Rainbow
The Wellingtons | The Wonderful World Of Colour


Christmas Music

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Christmas Music

You can listen to my annual Xmas music mix here.

And here is the track listing (beware: there are a few surprises between the tracks, pop pickers!)

Johnnie Allan: It’s Christmas Time In Louisiana

Booker T. & The MGs: Jingle Bells

Dan Hicks & The Christmas Jug Band: Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit

Cowboy Copas: Tired Of Playing Santa Claus To You

Hank Snow: The Christmas Cannonball

Walter Brennan: Henry Had A Merry Christmas

Johnny Cash: Bang! Joy To The World

John Prine: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

C.W. Stoneking: On A Christmas Day

Doug Legacy & Ry Cooder: Christmas In Prison

Dwight Yoakam: Silver Bells

The Pala Brothers: Sausage And Sauerkraut For Xmas

The Rolling Stones: Cosmic Christmas

Buck Owens & The Buckaroos: One Of Everything You Got

Hilo Hottie: The Santa Hula

Jambalaya Cajun Band: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Cordell Jackson: Rock’n’Roll Christmas

The Free Design: The Now Sound Of Christmas

M.A. Numminen: Weihnachtslied

The Sonics: Don’t Believe In Christmas

Lightnin‘ Hopkins: Santa

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Christmas Medley

XTC: Thanks For Christmas

Element Of Crime: Leise rieselt der Schnee

The Handsome Family: So Much Wine

Nits: Wish

The Beatles: Christmas Time Is Here Again

Richard Hawley: Silent Night

Cyril Pahinui: Mele Kalikimaka

Nelson Wilbury: Christmas Message