Thursday, December 20, 2012

Link Wray - Growling Guitar

Link Wray is by far one of the most influential people in rock n' roll history yet he is also one of the least recognized and known about. His music is for the most part instrumental and really focused on his guitar playing since he could not sing very much as he only had the use of one of his lungs. And being of Native American ancestry Link Wray seemed to constantly try to pay respect to his heritage either through the name of his songs or through the actual style of music he played. This was unfortunately something that many record labels and radio stations did not really approve of and one of the major reasons Link Wray never became as well known as some of the other rock n' roll pioneers of the 1950's and 1960's. Yet without a doubt he has been extremely influential especially when you consider he invented the power chord which is the basis of many styles of rock music such as metal and punk.
If you just enjoy old school rock then I really highly recommend you give this album and Link Wray a listen.

1. Climbing A High Wall
2. Genocide
3. The Earth is Crying
4. Growling Guts
5. Hungry Child
6. Ace of Spades'69
7. Ruby Baby
8. Hang On
9. Summer Dream
10. Sorrento
11. Peggy Sue
12. Alone
13. Girl From The North Country
14. You Hurt Me So
15. The Fuzz


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Roots of Rock N' Roll 1927-1938

This album is for those who want to explore the deep roots of what we now know as rock n' roll or simply rock music. This album is filled with some great tunes from all the various genres which would combine into rock including jazz, soul, swing, country, blues, and honky tonk. Personal favorite of mine is the Tampa Kid recording of "Baby Please Don't Go" this is one of the earliest recordings of this song which would later become a blues and rock staple. If you like American music and I mean real American music not the stuff that is on the radio nowadays then you have to check out this great album.

01 - Memphis Jug Band - Sun Brimmers Blues
02 - Allen Brothers - Ain't That Skippin' And Flyin'
03 - Blind Lemon Jefferson - Matchbox
04 - Grayson & Whitter - Train 45
05 - Honolulu Serenaders - Honolulu Stomp
06 - Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie (And Johnny)
07 - Lonnie Johnson - Playing With The Strings
08 - Jelly Roll Morton - Georgia Swing
09 - Henry Thomas - Old Country Stomp
10 - Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson - Handful Of Riffs, A
11 - Barbecue Bob - Twistin' Your Stuff
12 - Grayson & Whitter - Tom Dooley
13 - Sleepy John Estes - Milk Cow Blues
14 - Jimmie Noone - You Rascal You
15 - Joe Mccoy & Memphis Minnie - Let's Go To Town
16 - Fort Worth Douboys - Nancy Jane
17 - New Orleans Feetwarmers - I've Found A New Baby
18 - Milton Brown - Talking About You
01. Kokomo Arnold -The Twelves
02. Cleo Brown – Boogie Woogie
03. Boswell Sisters – Rock And Roll
04. Bumble Bee Slim – I’m Needing Someone
05. Milton Brown – Mama Don’t Allow It
06. Milton Brown – Keep A Knockin’                  
07. Louis Armstrong – Swing That Music
08. Hartman’s Heartbreakers – It Feels So Good
09. Harlem Hamfats – She’s Gone Again
10. Tampa Kid – Baby Please Don’t Go
11. Jimmie Davis – Honky Tonk Blues
12. Bob Wills – White Heat
13. Harlem Hamfats – What’s My Baby Doin’?
14. Gene Autry – The Rhythm Of The Range          
15. Django Reinhardt – Stompin’ At Decca
16. Adolph Hofner – Better Quit It Now
17. Larry Adler – I Got Rhythm
18. Sol Hoopii – Fascinating Rhythm

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Chava Flores - Antologia

Chava Flores is arguably one of the best artists to have come out of Mexico. His most famous song "Sabado Distrito Federal" describes the hectic and at times comical routine of people living in Mexico City. I highly recommend this album to anyone with any interest in Mexican or Latin music

1. La esquina de mi barrio
2. Hogar, dulce hogar
3. No es justu
4. Boda de vecindad
5. Sabado, Distrito Federal
6. La jardinera de la pastelería
7. Pobre Tom
8. Martita la piadosa
9. ¿A qué le tiras cuando sueñas?
10. Ingrata Pérjida
11. Cerró sus ojitos Cleto
12. El retrato de Manuela
13. En México
14. Los quince años de Espergencia
15. Apolonia la bonita
16. Vamonos al parque Séfira
17. Mi linda vecindad


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Canciones de Resistencia y la Guerra Civil Española

I know in the past I posted another album with songs from the Spanish Civil War but I recently stumbled across this album and really thought it was worth sharing. The songs featured on this album are completely different from the ones on the album I had previously posted. This album features some great songs which really make you feel as if you were in Madrid or Barcelona in the 1930's during this forgotten chapter in the fight against Fascism. I highly recommend this album to anyone out there and hope everyone enjoys it.

1. El Ejercito del Ebro
2. Si Me Quieres Escribir
3. Puente de los Franceses
4. Yo Me Subí a un Pino Verde
5. No Hay Quien Pueda
6. Cancion de Bourg Madame
7. Ya se fue el Verano
8. Nubes de Esperanza
9. En España las Flores
10. Muerte en la Catedral
11. Que Culpa Tiene el Tomate

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Specials - More Specials

More Specials is the second album released by the 1980's 2 tone band The Specials. This album though often overlooked by many contains some great tracks from a cover of the classic Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) to Rat Race which comments on the often dull and fruitless work environment of the typical person. Personal favorites on this album are Stereotype and International Jet Set. Stereotype has a very dark and eerie sound and was written encouraging youth to not fall prey to the pressures of drug use. International Jet Set a mostly instrumental song was supposedly written by the band after their less than successful first US tour. Overall this is a great album that I would really recommend to anyone who enjoys really anything from ska to jazz and I might even say rock and pop music.

    1 Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
    2 Man at C&A
    3 Hey, Little Rich Girl
    4 Do Nothing
    5 Pearl's Cafe
    6 Sock It to 'em J.B.
    7 Stereotypes / Stereotypes, Part 2
    8 Holiday Fortnight
    9 I Can't Stand It
    10 International Jet Set
    11 Enjoy Yourself (reprise)


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Underworld 1992 - 2002

I'll have to admit I'm not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to electronic music however Underworld is a band that I like very much and highly recommend. My favorite song by them "Rez" always makes me picture myself being in a train speeding through the night to some unknown location. The album I am making available for download is the special edition "Underworld 1992 - 2002". As I said before I highly recommend giving these guys a listen whether you are a fan of electronic music or like me not that knowledgeable in this music genre.

CD 1:
1. Big Mouth
2. Dirty
3. Skyscraper
4. Rez
5. Spikee
6. Dirty Epic
7. Dark And Long

CD 2:
1. Cowgirl
2. Pearls Girl
3. Born Slippy
4. Jumbo
5. Push Up
6. Moaner
7. K.O.S
8. 8 Ball
9. 2 Months Off


Monday, August 6, 2012

Joe Strummer's London Calling BBC Radio Shows

From 1999 to 2002 Joe Strummer the frontman of The Clash hosted a radio show for the BBC World Service. The show followed a very simple format with Joe spinning the records he had gathered from being a teenager living in Africa and Latin America to the reggae and rock records that would later become a tremendous influence in the music of The Clash. London Calling really did have a bit of music to suit any persons taste. Personally this is where I first heard much of the music that I now regularly listen to including artists like Big Youth, Francoise Hardy, Sonny Okosun, R. Dean Taylor, and music styles like Congolese rumba. I've heard that all the shows that Joe did are available for download on iTunes however the download that I am making available here has four shows which were re-aired by the BBC in 2007 in honor of Joe Strummer's death. I really recommend this one to anyone out there as you can really discover some great music on these shows.

·    Cool Breeze - Big Youth
·    Stairway to the Stars - Ella Fitzgerald
·    Not Fade Away - Rolling Stones
·    Up Around the Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival
·    Jeeny- Afel Bocoum
·    Castles Made of Sand - Jimi Hendrix
·    Shoba - A Sambe Siye E Goli (Let’s Go to Jo’burg)
·    Swingtown - Steve Miller Band

 Show 2 
·    Hit the Road Jack- Big Youth
·    Fire in Soweto - Sonny Okosun
·    Nursery Rhyme - Bo Diddley
·    “I Got Life” (Ain’t Got No)- Nina Simone
·    Crawfish - Elvis Presley
·    Rez - Underworld

Show 3
·    Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
·    The Freedom Fighters - The Upsetters
·    Tous Les Garcons et Les Filles - Francoise Hardy
·    Gwandir - Nasha
·    Corinna Corinna - Bob Dylan
·    Syncopate- The Astronauts
·    Nguellel - Baba Sek
·    Public Enemy #1 - Max Romeo

Show 4
·    Feeling Time - Joy White
·    Azara Al Hay - Rasha
·    Tippy Toes - The Meters
·    Cumbia Saramuya - Los Corraleros De Majagual
·    Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
·    Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones
·    Hatisi Tose - Bhundu Boys

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Daniel Alvarez - On The Path To Awakening

Daniel is a great guitarist (he taught the author of this blog how to play guitar) and this is his first CD. His music could be considered sort of a cross between rock and jazz and I can say that his music would be enjoyed by anyone who likes either of these two genres. Daniel is a great guy and an even better musician so I really highly recommend anyone to check out his music. And if you enjoy his music that I am posting here support him and buy his CD at
1. Like a Million Stars
2. The Search
3. From a Distance
4. No Matter What
5. Pushing the Barriers
6. Yearning Within
7. In The Zone
8. Invisible Things Going Around


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Jam - Live at Rockplast 1980

The Jam is one of the most famous bands in Britain to come out of the 1970's-80's punk and new wave era. While The Jam were tremendously popular in Britain they had very limited success in other places such as the United States. This being a real shame since The Jam composed some great tracks combining the sounds from 60's bands like The Beatles and The Who with the newer punk and new wave style. The album that I am uploading is a live album and features some of the best tracks done by The Jam.
Really recommend you check this out if you like any of the punk or new wave music of the 70's-80's or also any of the British rock from the 1960's.

1. Dreamtime
2. Thick as Thieves
3. Boy About Town
4. Going Underground
5. Pretty Green
6. Monday
7. Set The House Ablaze
8. Private Hell
9. Liza Radley
10. Dreams of Children
11. Modern World
12. Little Boy Soldier
13. But I'm Differen Now
14. Start
15. Scrapeaway
16. Strangetown
17. When You're Young
18. In The City
19. Too Be Someone
20. David Watts
21. Eton Rifles
22. Down in The Tube Station


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Jackie Mittoo - Last Train to Skaville

Jackie Mittoo one of the most influential and one of the greatest musician to come out of the Jamaican music scene of the 1960's. His instrumental songs would lay the foundation for much of the work that later artists would produce. This album Last Train To Skaville has some great tunes including a Jamaican take on the James Bond theme song and the epic Ska-Culation. If you like reggae, ska, jazz, or just plain good music than this is definitely an album you want to check out.

1. Train To Skaville
2. James Bond
3. Voodoo Moon
4. Ska Shuffle
5. Take Ten
6. Chicken and Booze
7. Honey Pot
8. Mr. Flint
9. Dr. Ring Ding
10. Got My Boogaloo
11. From Russia With Love
12. Ska-culation
13. Home Made
14. Sufferers Choice
15. One Stop
16. Hot and Cold

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Clash - Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg (2 CD)

Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg is one of the most famous of Clash bootlegs. It is made up of the original recordings by Mick Jones of what would become the Combat Rock album. A lot of these songs never saw the light of day and the original mixes were never used either due to the struggles and fighting that the band was starting to experience at this point in time. While Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg is a relatively easy bootleg ro find for download online most versions available are only made up of 1 CD and are missing some great tracks. The version I am giving you here includes some extremely rare tracks including two songs featuring Ranking Roger from The Beat on vocals. This material truly is a must have for any Clash fan.

CD 1

1. The Beautiful People are Ugly
2. Kill Time
3. Should I Stay or Should I Go
4. Rock The Casbah
5. Know Your Rights
6. Red Angel Dragnet
7. Ghetto Defendant
8. Sean Flynn
9. Car Jamming
10. Inoculated City
11. Death is a Star
12. Walk Evil Talk
13. Atom Tan
14. Overpowered by Funk
15. Inoculated City (Uncensored)
16. First Night Back in London
17. Cool Confusion
18. Straight to Hell (Extended Mix)
19. Red Angel Dragnet (Ranking Roger)

1. Should I Stay or Should I Go (Shea Stadium)
2. Rock The Casbah (Instrumental)
3. Know Your Rights (Instrumental)
4. Red Angel Dragnet (Instrumental)
5. Overpowered by Funk (Instrumental)
6. Ghetto Defendant1 (Instrumental)
7. Ghetto Defendant2 (Instrumental)
8. Atom Tan (Instrumental)
9. First Night Back in London (Instrumental)
10. Cool Confusion1 (Instrumental)
11. Cool Confusion2 (Instrumental)
12. Straight to Hell
13. Overpowered by Funk (No Flushes)
14. Hell W10
15. Cool Confusion (remix)
16. Know Your Rights (Alt. Version)
17. Cool Confusion (Full)
18. Red Angel Dragnet (Edited)
19. Ghetto Defendant (Edited)
20. Rock The Casbah (Ranking Roger)

Paris Mon Amour - 4 CD's

Followers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of Francoise Hardy and her music. However I also very much enjoy listening to some of the other French pop artists from the 1960's and 1970's. Paris Mon Amour does a great job of compiling some great songs from various artists, everything from Francoise Hardy to France Gall and Jacques Dutronc. I highly recommend these CD's to anyone who wants an introduction into this great music from France or even someone who just wants all these great songs compiled in one place.

01. Adamo - Inch Allah
02. Daniel Gerard - Butterfly
03. Francoise Hardy - Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles
04. Art Sullivan - Petite Demoiselle
05. Dave - Du Cote De Chez Swann
06. Gerard Lenorman - La Ballade Des Gens Heureux
07. Stella - Pourquoi Pas Moi
08. Michel Paje - Tous Les Jeunes
09. Michel Fugain - Fais Comme L’oiseau
10. Mouloudji - Aime Moi
11. Michel Delpech - Pour Un Flirt
12. Nino Ferrer - Le Telefone
13. Claude Francois - Le Lundi Au Soleil
14. Alain Souchon - Bidon
15. Bob Azzam - C’est Ecrit Dans Le Ciel
16. Yves Montand - Les Feuilles Mortes
17. Les Fantomes - La Slap
18. Paul Mauriat - Love Is Blue
01. Vicky Leandros - Apres Toi
02. Gerard Lenorman - Michele
03. Johnny Hallyday - Souvenirs Souvenirs
04. Marie Myriam - L’oiseau Et L’enfant
05. Francoise Hardy - Je Suis D’accord
06. Adamo - Tombe La Neige
07. France Gall - Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son
08. Claude Francois - La Solitude C’est Aprés
09. Jacques Debout - Pour Moi La Vie Va Commencer Jean
10. Antoine Antoine - Les Elucubrations D
11. Alain Barriere - Ma Vie
12. Sasha Distel - C’est Ci Bon
13. Jacques Dutronc - Mini Mini Mini
14. Colette Renard - Paris Canaille
15. Les Charlots - Cet Étè C’etait Toi
16. Les Cyclones - On Dit De Lui
17. Melina Merkouri - Melina Melinaki
18. George Moustaki - Le Meteque
01. Joe Dassin - Et Si Tu N’existais Pas
02. Michel Fugain - Une Belle Histoire
03. Mort Shuman - Papa Tango Charlie
04. France Gall - N’ecoute Pas Les Idoles
05. Dalida - Je Reviens Te Chercher
06. Nicoletta - Mamy Blue
07. Herve Villard - Mourir Ou Vivre
08. Yves Simon - Aux Pays Des Merveilles De Juliet
09. Bob Azzam - Le Grand Depart
10. J. P. Capdevielle - Quand T’es Dans Le Desert
11. Patrick Bruel - Bouge!
12. Joe Dassin - Les Champs Elysees
13. Yves Montand - Est Ce Aimsi Que Les Hommes Vivent
14. Mouloudji - L’amour A Frappe
15. Patachou - Le Gamin De Paris
16. George Moustaki - En Mediterranee
17. Josephine Baker - Paris Mes Amours
18. Charles Trenet - Fidele
19. Francis Goya - Nostalgia
20. Paul Mauriat - Borsalino
01. Herve Villard - Capri C Est Fini
02. Joe Dassin - L’étè Indien
03. Zanini - Tu Veux Ou Tu Veux Pas
04. Adamo - La Nuit
05. Anne Marie David - Tu Te Reconnaitras
06. Sœur Sourire - Dominique
07. Bob Azzam - Moustapha
08. Claude Francois - Le Chanteur Malheureux
09. Johnny Hallyday - Itsy Bitsy Petit Bikini
10. Jeane Manson - Avant De Nous Dire Adieu
11. Jacques Dutronc - Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S’eveille
12. Louis Chedid - Papillon
13. Jean Valle - L’amour Ca Fait Chanter La Vie
14. Aimable - Le Demicleur
15. Alain Dumas - Ca Fait Un Drole D’effet
16. Antoine - Ra Ta
17. Buzy - Adrian
18. Francois Beranger - Dis Moi Oui
19. Nino Ferrer - Agata

Monday, May 21, 2012

Viento Negro - Servando Gonzales (1965)

This time I thought I would post something other than music and instead share one of my all time favorite movies. Viento Negro is a movie from the golden era of Mexican cinema and is considered one of the best movies to have ever come out of Mexico and has even made it on some lists as one of the best movies in international cinema. The movie was originally destined to be released in the US however due to disagreements between the director and some members of the original cast the movie was only released in Mexico.
The movie takes place in the 1940's in the Altar desert in the state of Sonora in northern Mexico as the federal government had just commissioned for a railroad that would connect the Baja California peninsula to the rest of Mexico be built. This was part of the rapid industrialization of post-revolution Mexico and in part a response to repeated threats by the US government of the possibility of annexing Baja California.

The movie makes light of the treacherous and often brutal conditions that workers had to endure as they built this railroad through the middle of the desert. Having to deal with everything from scorching heat to freezing temperatures and of course the relentless "Viento Negro" (black wiind). The workers are also faced with their own personal struggles as they deal with things like racism, fighting, loneliness, father son relationships, and even death. One thing to also keep in mind is that many of the events in this movie are not made up but based on things that really did occur during the construction of the Sonora Baja California Railroad.
Hope you enjoy this one because as I mentioned before it is one of my favorite movies.

Viento Negro - Entire Movie 127min/Pelicula Entera 127min.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

2 Bootlegs For The Price of 1

I received some requests for some Clash bootlegs and so decided I would put both of them in one post. The first one is from the live Lewisham show done in 1980, there is some great material including a great version of White Man in Hammersmith Palais. The second is from a live show in Akron, Ohio done in 1982 and a part of the Combat Rock tour of the US. Again there are some great tracks here and definitely a great live show from the not so happy dying days of The Clash.


Part 1
1. Armagideon Time
2. Bankrobber
3. Brand New Cadillac
4. Capital Radio
5. Clampdown
6. Clash City Rockers
7. Complete Control
8. English Civil War
9. Fingernails
9. Garageland
10. I Fought The Law
11. Jaine Jones
12. Jimmy Jazz
Part 2

1. Koka Kola
2. London Calling
3. London's Burning
4. Police & Thieves
5. Protex Blue
6. Safe European Home
7. Spanish Bombs
8. Stay Free
9. Guns of Brixton
10. Tommy Gun
11. Train in Vain
12. White Man in Hammersmith Palais
13. Wrong Em Boyo


Part 1

1. The Call Up
2. Clash City Rockers
3. Guns of Brixton
4. Know Your Rights
5. London Calling
6. Police & Thieves
7. Radio Clash
8. Rock The Casbah
9. The Leader
10. Train in Vain

Part 2

1. Armagideon Time
2. Brand New Cadillac
3. Career Opportunities
4. Clampdown
5. I Fought The Law
6. Should I Stay or Should I Go?
7. Somebody Got Murdered
8. Straight To Hell
9. The Magnificent Seven
10. Wrong Em Boyo

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Los Alegres de Teran Vol. 2

Here is another great album of Los Alegres de Teran. For followers of the blog you will know from previous posts that Los Alegres de Teran were the ones responsible for making northern Mexican music popular throughout Mexico and even in the United States. This album has some great songs that are definitely worth giving a listen to. Personal favorites of mine are Modesta Ayala, Quisiera Ser Pajarillo, and Moneda Sin Valor.

Aqui les dejo otro gran album de Los Alegres de Teran. Les recomiendo mucho este album ya que trae muchas canciones clasicas de este grupo. Entre estas mis favoritas y las que yo mas les recomiendo son Modesta Ayala, Quisiera Ser Pajarillo, Moneda Sin Valor

1. Tu Nuevo Carinito
2. Modesta Ayala
3. Rosa Roja
4. Vengo a Verte
5. Que Tienes en Tus Ojos
6. Noche de Estrellas
7. Vuelve Pronto
8. Quisiera Ser Pajarillo
9. Mujer Sin Alma
10. Te Quiero
11. Moneda Sin Valor
12. Que Voy a Hacer
13. Una Viuda Con Dinero
14. 40 Cartas
15. Que Sacrificio
16. Albur Perdido

Friday, April 13, 2012

Surf & Hot Rod Rock

As I prepare for a more than likely vacation to California this summer I have been trying to make sure everything is ready for said vacation and of course music is no exception. Of course what better music to listen to while at the beach in California than some classic surf and hot rod rock? This particular style of music was popular in the 1950's and 1960's as the surfing and hot roding movements gained popularity in the west coast of the United States. While most people have probably heard of The Beach Boys or a song like Wipeout there are many other great artists and songs from these genres that never gained such popularity. In this small compilation which I have put together I will attempt to introduce some of this great music which can only be properly enjoyed under the California Sun.

1. The 101ers - Surf City
2. Four Speeds - Cheater Slicks
3. The Rip Chords - Hey Little Cobra
4. The Hondells - Little Honda
5. The Ramones - California Sun
6. The Four Speeds - RPM
7. The Surfaris - Wipeout
8. The Chantays - Pipeline
9. The Rip Chords - XKE (Plus commentary)
10. The Rivieras - California Sun
11. The Surfaris - Point Panic
12. The Ventures - Blue Moon
13. The Woofers - Dragster on the Prowl
14. Link Wray - Viva Zapata

Friday, March 30, 2012

Hermanos Zaizar- Canciones de la Revolucion

 This is a great album that I highly recommend to anyone with even a remote interest in Mexican music. Some of the audio is a bit rough however the songs are still classics that date back around 100 years and Los Hermanos Zaizar are some of the best artists to have covered these songs. Also for anyone interested in a bit of military history take note of songs like La Adelita and La Rielera. These songs and others mention women in combat roles during the war. This is something that is rarely mentioned however the Mexican Revolution was one of the first conflicts were women were treated equally to their male counterparts in concern to combat roles. Some women were even known to have attained high ranking positions like commanders, colonels, and such.

 La Rielera
La Cucaracha
La Joaquinita
La Adelita
El adios del soldado
La Pajarera
Corrido a Pancho Villa
El Abandonado
Corrido de Cananea
La Valentina
Valentin de la Sierra

The Clash Vanilla Tapes

The legendary Vanilla Tapes are a series of demos by The Clash that were what for the most part would become the famous London Calling album. These demos however for a long time were thought to have completely vanished. The story goes that Clash roadie Johnny Green lost the tapes while on the London Underground and it was not until 2004 that the tapes would resurface when Mick Jones found another copy of them. I recommend these to any Clash fan as they are a great insight into the band. Everything from the cover of Sonny Okosun's Fire in Soweto to the rough versions of classic songs like London Calling and Guns of Brixton.

 1         Hateful           
2         Rudie Can't Fail           
3         Paul's Tune           
4         I'm Not Down           
5         4 Horsemen           
6         Koka Kola, Advertising & Cocaine           
7         Death Or Glory           
8         Lover's Rock           
9         Lonesome Me           
10         The Police Walked In 4 Jazz           
11         Lost In The Supermarket           
12         Up-Toon (Instrumental)           
13         Walking The Slidewalk           
14         Where You Gonna Go (Soweto)       
15         The Man In Me           
16         Remote Control           
17         Working And Waiting           
18         Heart & Mind           
19         Brand New Cadillac       
20         London Calling           
21         Revolution Rock

Nigeria 70 Lagos Jump

This is the second album from the great Nigeria 70 series done by Strut Records. The series looks at some of the main artists in the country and some of the popular music styles of the period. I really recommend this album to anyone wanting an introduction into the vast styles of music that the country of Nigeria has to offer and just as well recommend it to anyone who already enjoys music from this nation. I do not usually say this however if you enjoy this go out and buy the real thing and support Strut Records and their work to compile great music from all around the world.

 1    Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars* –     Yabis       
2     Ify Jerry Crusade* – Everybody Likes Something Good       
3     Bola Johnson & His Easy Life Top Beats – Ezuku Buzo       
4     Ashanti Afrika Jah –     Onyame     4:56   
5     Olufemi Ajasa & His New Nigerian Bros* – Aiye Le       
6     Peacocks Guiter Band* –     Eddie Quansa        
7     Peter King – African Dialects
8     Dynamic Africana – Igbehin Lalayo Nta       
9     Chief Checker – Ire Africa        
10     Tony Tete Harbor & The Star Heaters Of Nigeria* – Tete Muo Bu Muo       
11     Faces, The (3) – Tug Of War       
12     Eric (Showboy) Akaeze & His Royal Ericos* – Wetin De Watch Goat, Goat Dey Watcham        
13     Immortals, The (5) – Hot Tears       
14     Rex Williams –     You Are My Heart       
15     Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes – Dododo (Ekassa No. 1)   
16     Eddie Okwedy –     Happy Survior

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lynn Taitt and The Jets - Hold Me Tight 1965-1973 Anthology

 This is probably one of the best rocksteady albums you will ever find. Hold Me Tight does an amazing job of compiling some great tracks of "rocksteady" which was the popular music genre in 60's and early 70's Jamaica that would lead to what most people know as reggae. Hold Me Tight is made up of two CD's the first one containing purely instrumental songs and the second one containing various rocksteady classics.
I highly recommend this one to anyone as this album seems to have something for every music taste.

Disc 1
  • 1.Storm Warning
  • 2.Smoky Places
  • 3.Stream Of Life
  • 4.I Don't Want To See You Cry
  • 5.Nice Time
  • 6.You Have Caught Me
  • 7.Napoleon Solo
  • 8.Pressure And Slide
  • 9.Long Story
  • 10.Soloman
  • 11.Soul Shot
  • 12.The Last Waltz
  • 13.Why Did You Leave Me (To Cry)
  • 14.Mr Dooby
  • 15.Unity
  • 16.Only A Smile
  • 17.The Brush
  • 18.I Am The Upsetter Version
  • 19.Dreamland
  • 20.El Casino Royale
  • 21.Soul Food
  • 22.Why Am I Treated So Badly
  • 23.Batman
  • 24.Top Cat
  • 25.Intensified '68
  • 26.Rainbow Valley
  • 27.Adam Twelve
 Disc 2
  • 1.Rudies All Around
  • 2.Cool Collie
  • 3.Get On The Ball
  • 4.Listen To The Music
  • 5.Taking Love
  • 6.Cool It
  • 7.Leaving On That Train
  • 8.I'm Going Home
  • 9.Cool Night
  • 10.Seeing Is Knowing
  • 11.Right On Time
  • 12.She Said She Loves Me
  • 13.Crime Don't Pay
  • 14.Family War
  • 15.Girl You Ruff
  • 16.Fat Girl In Red
  • 17.I Want To Love You
  • 18.Joy In The Morning
  • 19.Send Requests
  • 20.Stop The Wedding
  • 21.Live Like A King
  • 22.Swing And Dine
  • 23.You Hurt My Soul
  • 24.Bring It On Home
  • 25.Hold Me Tight
  • 26.I Like Your World
  • 27.Can't You See



Thursday, March 1, 2012

Joe Strummer and The Latino Rockabilly War (Live in Manchester 1988)

A great album for any Clash, Joe Strummer, or just rock fan in general. This album features some of Joe's work after The Clash disbanded with his band The Latino Rockabilly War. This bootleg is extremely rare as it is probably some of the only live audio out there of Joe playing with Latino Rockabilly War. Highly recommend checking this one out as it has a bit for everyone everything from classic Clash tunes to a Carlos Santana and more great material.

1.Shouting Street
2.Nothin Bout Nothin
3.Somebody Got Murdered
4.The 15th Birgade
5.Spanish Bombs
6.Sightsee MC
7.Armagideon Time
8.Unknown Immortal
9.Love Kills
10.Police & Thieves
11.Junco Partner
12.Ride A Donkey
13.Love Of The Common People
14.If I should Fall From The Grace of God
15.I Fought The Law
16.Straight To Hell
17.Ubangi Stomp
18.Brand New Cadillac
19.Police On My Back
20.Tropic Of No Return
21.Trash City
22.Oye Como Va (Carlos Santana Cover)
23.London Calling 


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Canciones de la Guerra Civil Española

This is an album made up of traditional songs from the Spanish Civil War everything from "Himno de Riego" to "Ay Carmela". All sung by different artists everything from Rolando Alarcon to Woody Guthrie. I highly recommend this album to anyone who enjoys folk music or who is interested in knowing a bit more about a forgotten chapter in the fight against Fascism and Nazism in Europe.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

UPDATE!!!!! (Please Read) (Favor de Leer)

All downloads/Todos los archivos
Now have working download links to download music. 
Ahora ya tienen links que si funcionan para bajar la musica

Friday, January 27, 2012


I have begun to replace the download links to megaupload for new working download links. This may take some time to completely finish but I will try my best to replace all the download links currently not working as soon as possible 

Estoy empezando a remplazar los links que no funcionan por links nuevos que no van a la pagina de megaupload. Esto puede que me tome un poco de tiempo pero tratare de remplazar todos los links lo antes posible. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Due to the Stop Online Piracy Act currently being discussed in the United States government Megaupload the site that I used to upload the music for this blog has been shut down. This means that all the download links on this blog as of now do not work. However it may take some time but in the coming weeks I hope to reupload all of the material that was on the blog so that it can once again be available for download. I will make a new post as soon as I start this process and then as soon as I finish it.

Devido a las iniciativas contra la pirateria que actualmente se estan discutiendo en el gobierno de Estados Unidos la pagina Megaupload que es la pagina que usaba para subir la musica del blog a sido cerrada. Esto significa que todos los links para bajar musica por el momento no funcionaran, pero en las proximas semanas tratare de volver a subir toda la musica que estaba en el blog para que asi otra vez este disponible para bajarse. Hare un anuncio en caunto empieze a canbiar los links y lo volvere hacer en cuanto termine de cambiar todos los links. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Clash - Lost Treasures

This is a great bootleg with some Clash material that I did not even know existed until very recently. I would probably not recommend this if you are just starting to listen to The Clash or are just someone who liked their more popular songs as I think this is one of those albums that though it has great tracks is made more for the die hard fans.

1 Clash City Rockers (Original Mix)
2 White Man In Hammersmith Palais (Alternate Version)
3 Danger Love (Kris Needs Vocal)
4 Like A Tiger (Kris Needs Vocal)
5 The Cost Of Living (Radio Advert)
6 Rockers Galore (Mickey Dread Vocal)
7 Magnificent Seven (European Remix)
8 Outside Broadcast (Radio Clash Alternate Mix)
9 Radio One (Mickey Dread Vocal)
10 Radio Five (Radio Clash Alternate Mix)
11 The Further Adventures (Futura 2000 Vocal)
12 The Magnificent Dance (European Remix)
13 The Further Adventures (Dub Version)
14 Inoculated City (Original Version)
15 House Of The Ju Ju Queen (Janie Jones Vocal)
16 Sex Machine (Janie Jones Vocal)
17 This Is England (Dub Version)
18 Sex Mad Road (Flipside Twelve)
19 Fingerpoppin' (A O R Remix)


Monday, January 2, 2012

Francoise Hardy

I was asked by someone if I could post more Francoise Hardy material so I will but instead of the usual albums to download I thought I would post something a bit different. These are some somewhat rare Francoise Hardy videos and photos that I have found over time and I am sure many people who have not seen them would enjoy.
That is all for revoir