Thursday, March 14, 2013

Something From Asia and Something From The Middle East

As I was looking through the blog I realized I have really neglected to present any music from Asia or from the Middle East so I thought today we would fix that. First off we have a great album called "Cambodian Rocks".  I'm sure the last country that most people think of when they think of rock n' roll is Cambodia however before the years of the Democratic Kampuchea and the Khemer Rouge there was actually a fairly large rock scene in the country. One of the most notable artists from this era was Ros Sereysothea who was known as "the lady with the golden voice" and who truly produced some amazing work. Tragically her fate once Pol Pot and the Khemer Rouge came to power was much the same as that of many other Cambodians (including the majority if not all of the artists on the Cambodia Rocks compilation). People were labeled enemies of the state and either executed right then and there or were overworked in death camps. Highly recommend this compilation album as this truly is some great music that very few people outside of the Cambodian community have heard of. 

Yol Aularong :: Jeas Cyclo “Ride Cyclo”
 Ros Sereysothea :: Chnam Oun Dop-PramMuy “I’m 16″
 Ros Sereysothea :: Tngai Neas Kyom Yam Sra “Today I Drink Wine”
 Yol Aularong + Tuk :: Sou Slarp Kroam Kombut Srey “Rather Die”
 Sinn Sissamouth :: Srolanh Srey Touch “I Love Petite Woman”
 Pan Ron :: Rom Jongvak Twist “Dance Twist”
 Pan Ron :: Knyom Mun Sok Jet Te “I’m Unsatisfied”
 Liev Tuk :: Rom Sue! Sue! “Dance Soul! Soul!”
 Ros Sereysothea :: Jam 10 Kai Thiet “Wait 10 More Months”
 Ros Sereysothea :: Jah Bong Ju Aim “Old Sour & Sweet”
 Samouth + Sothea + Ron) Maok Pi Naok “Where From?
 Sin Sissamouth :: Phneit Oun Mean Evey? “What Does Your Eyes Has?”
 Yol Aularong :: Yuvajon Kouge Jet “Broken Heart Man”
 Meas Samon :: Jol Dondeung Kone Key “Going to Get Engage”
 Ros Sereysothea :: Kerh Songsa Kyoum Thay? “Have You Seen My Boyfriend?”
 Ros Sereysothea :: Chnang Jas Bai Chgn-ainj “Old Pot, Tasty Rice”
 Ros Sereysothea + Seang Vanthy :: Kone Oksok Nas Pa “We’re Very Bored Dad!”
 Ros Sereysothea :: Kom Kung Twer Evey “Don’t Be Mad”
 Ros Sereysothea :: Penh Jet Thai Bong Mouy “I Like Only You”
 In Yeng + Pan Ron :: Sralanh Srey Chnas “I Love Mean Girl”
 Samouth + Meas Samon :: Komlos Teng Bey “Three Gentlemen”
 Ros Sereysothea :: Retrey Yung Joup Knea “The Night We Met”


We covered Asia now we move on to the Middle East specifically to Algerian artist Rachid Taha and his 2004 album Tekitoi. Taha has a very unique style combining many styles of music including the traditional Algerian pop known as "rai" and often singing in various different languages. Legend has it that while attending a Clash concert in Paris in 1981 Taha ran into the band shortly before the concert started and gave them a tape with some of his work on it. Some think that this is where The Clash got the inspiration to write the song "Rock The Casbah". Taha himself did a cover of this song (Rock El Casbah), I really recommend this one as Rachid Taha really does produce some very good music and does an excellent job of mixing various music styles which is something that only a few artists seem to be able to do with success.

    1      Tekitoi? (Who Are You?)
    2    Rock el Casbah  
    3    Lli Fat Mat (What Is Past Is Dead and Gone)
    4    H'asbu-Hum (Ask Them for an Explanation)
    5    Safi (Pure)
    6    Meftuh' (Open)
    7    Winta
    8    Nah'seb (I Count)
    9    Dima (Always)
    10    Mamachi
    11    Shuf (Look)
    12    Stenna (Wait)
    13    Ya Rayah See
    14    Voila Voila (Here It Is, Here It Is)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Joe Strummer's London Calling (All Shows)

After doing a whole lot of searching through the internet I have found all (or at least a good majority of) the London Calling shows that Joe Strummer did for the BBC starting in the late 1990's. These shows contain just about every music genre imaginable from rock to rumba, cumbia, reggae, and everything in between. Joe had an immense record collection that he built up as he traveled around the world and he did an excellent job of sharing it on his show. Where else could you find a radio show that would play Nancy Sinatra, Wu Tang Clan, and Jules Allen (one of the oldest recorded country western artists out there) all one after the other?
If you are reading this I highly recommend you download these shows as there honestly really is something for every music taste here and I can guarantee you will find something you like in these shows you just might not know it yet.

Show 1
This first hour of an eight-part series begins with a 30-minute feature about Joe Strummer live and his diverse interests, followed by the first of his music shows originally produced and distributed by BBC World Service on Aug 31, 1998.
PART 1 - INTRODUCTION (29:00) __
Rock the Casbah - Rachid Taha Omotepe - Joe Strummer _
Black Sheep Boy - Tim Hardin _
Minuit - Earnest Ranglin & Baba Maal _
This Is Radio Clash - The Clash _
Nervous Breakdown - Eddie Cochran _
To Love Somebody - Nina Simone _
Trash City - Latino Rockabilly War _
Willesden to Cricklewood - Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros __
MUSIC BED BREAK (1:00) _Armagideon Time - The Clash __
PART 2 - AUG 31, 1998 (29:00) __
This Land Is Your Land - Trini Lopez _
Small Axe - U-Roy _
Minuit - Earnest Ranglin & Baba Maal _
Lokoko - Thu-Zahina _
Long As I Can See The Light - Monkey Mafia _
Martha Cecilia - Andres Landero (y sus conjuntos) _
Symbolic Language - Pacou

Show 2
Radio One - Mikey Dread _
Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Elvis Presley _
Ah, Ngai Nzambe - Luyeye Gaston _
Daddy - Dust Junkies _
Da Camino a la Vereda - Buena Vista Social Club _
Carrick Fergus - Brian Ferry _
La Gaita - Orquestra Emisoras Fuentes _
Sandpaper Blues - Radar
MUSIC BED BREAK (1:00) Hitsville UK - The Clash
PART 2 - SEP 14, 1998 (29:00) __
Know Your Rights - The Clash _
Groovin - Young Rascals _
Natty Rebel- U-Roy _
Jullandar Shere - Cornershop _
Colours - Donovan _
To Love Somebody - Nina Simone
Day-O - Harry Belafonte _
Izinkomo Zombango - Mzikayifani Buthelezi _
Ba Boo La La - The Lion

Show 3
Radio One - Mikey Dread _
Amazimuzimu - Dilika _
La Cumbia Primero - Fiesta En Mi Pueblo _
Domino - Van Morrison _
Try A Little Tenderness - Otis Redding Boy In The Bubble- Paul Simon _
Take Me With You My Darling, Take Me With You - Master Musicians Of Jajouka (Recorded By B. Jones) _
Fever- Horace Andy _
Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World - Israel K. _
La Vaca Vieja- Rufo Garrida Y Su Orquestra _
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells __
MUSIC BED BREAK (1:00) _The Magnificent Dance - The Clash __
PART 2 - JAN 9, 2000 (28:30) __
The Killer - Big Youth _
Hang on Sloopy - The McCoys _Nvule N?Delela - Brenda Fassee _
Little Old Wine Drinker Me - Dean Martin _
Y Su Conhuntos - Andres Landero (y sus conjuntos) _
Starting a New Cycle (Starting a New Life) - Van Morrison _
Sala Molende - Tabu Frantal

Show 4
Radio One - Mikey Dread _
Hit the Road Jack- Big Youth _
Fire in Soweto - Sonny Okosun _
Nursery Rhyme - Bo Diddley _
I Got Life (Ain't Got No Home)- Nina Simone _
Crawfish - Elvis Presley _
Rez - Underworld __
MUSIC BED BREAK (1:00) _I Fought The Law - The Clash __
PART 2 - JAN 23, 2000 (30:00) __
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 Joburg) _
Swingtown - Steve Miller Band _
Junco Partner - The Clash

Show 5 (The first part of this broadcast will show up under the name "2007 strummer3" in download)
Radio One - Mikey Dread _
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 __
MUSIC BED BREAK (1:00) _Straight To Hell - The Clash __
PART 2 - FEB 6, 2000 (29:00) __Ghetto Defendant - The Clash _
Mon Amour, Ma Cherie - Amadou & Mariams _
Do It Again - Beach Boys _
Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed _
The Man Who Sold the World - LuLu _
Romal - DJ Gino's Gangsters featuring Surjit Bindrakhia _
Chimta -Tariq Lohar _
Mehabooba - Ravi Bal

Show 6
Radio One - Mikey Dread _
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 __
2. MUSIC BED BREAK (1:00) _Clampdown - The Clash __PART 2 - JUNE 24, 2001 (29:00)
Top Ranking - Johnny Clarke _
The Sunnyside of the Street - The Pogues _
Some Velvet Morning - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood _Sanga Mbele Mbele - Thu Zahina _
Gravel Pit - Wu-Tang Clan _
Long Side Of The Old Santa Fe Trail - Jules Allen _
Pennsylvania 6-5000 - The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Free, Single and Disengaged - Huey Piano Smith and His Clowns

Episode 7 includes one more great hour of Joe Strummer's favorites, as they originally aired on BBC World Service in July 2001. __PART 1 - JULY 1, 2001 (29:00) __
Radio One - Mikey Dread
Rock and Roll Music - The Beatles
Couchie – Yellowman
Umfaan - Ricardo Bornman _
Siwuhambile Umhlaba – Amaswazi Emvelo and Mahlathini _
Nervous Breakdown - Eddie Cochran
Tell It Like It Is - Nina Simone
Cinderella - Eric Monty Morris _
Long Hot Summer Night - Jimi Hendrix __

MUSIC BED BREAK (1:00) _English Civil War - The Clash __
PART 2 - JULY 8, 2001 (29:00) __
Not Fade Away - The Rolling Stones _
Unza Unza Time - Emir Kusturica and The No Smoking Orchestra
Noisy Place - U-Roy _
Raise The Alarm - Big Dog _
Check Your Bucket - Eddie Bo _
Gotta See Jane - R.Dean Taylor
Can I Get A Witness - Marvin Gaye _
Co-operation - Franco & Sam Mangwana

Show 8
Radio One - Mikey Dread _
Global a Go-Go - Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros _
Good To Be On The Road Back Home Again - Cornershop _
Peno - Saban Bajramovic
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens _
Roots and Culture - Shabba Ranks
Aida Baoury - Orchestra Baobab – N Wolof
Beat on The Brat – The Ramones

MUSIC BED BREAK (1:00) _Train In Vain - The Clash __
PART 2 - EPILOGUE (29:00) __
London Calling - The Clash _
Armagideon Time - The Clash _
Washington Bullets - The Clash _
The Magnificent Seven - The Clash _
Johnny Appleseed - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros _
Omotepe - Joe Strummer _
Rock the Casbah - Rachid Taha _
Keys to Your Heart - The 101'ers