Inspired by his five-month trip across Canada in 1969, Norman Symonds’ “Big Lonely” – an ode to the Canadian hobo – was the result of a “creative watershed”. This 1975 recording was performed by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada for Radio Canada International.
Recorded in 1951, this classic 78 is backed by some tasty Latin rhythms.
The best track from their failed 1973 debut with Atlantic records (after leaving Liberty records).
Vocalists of the 20s and 30s, including Mamie Smith, Gertrude Saunders, Edith Wilson, Monette Moore, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Victoria Spivey, Gladys Bentley, Alberta Hunter, Clara Smith, Mattie Hite, Lena Wilson, Billie Holiday, and Dell St. John.
An excellent document of the music scene of uptown NYC in the 1920s and 1930s.
Dizzy Gillespie, trumpet; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Niels Pederson, bass; Kenny Clarke, drums; Humberto Canto, congas.
Demos, outtakes, and live recordings from 1964-1969.
4 songs from their unreleased 2002 demo EP.
5 great songs from one of St. Louis’ finest, yet most obscure blues artists.
A groovy little Czech mash-up of pop, jazz and psych sounds from his early days with Apollobeat.
From his 1965 studio sessions w/Curtis Knight and The Squires.
An 9-minute medley from WAR’s 1982 comeback album: Outlaw.
From his 1962 Sparton LP: Paul Anka sings his BIG BIG BIG 15 Vol.3
Canadian hard-rock legends sneak in a little jazzed up blues on their 1979 LP, “Just A Game”.
This fuzz-heavy follow-up features tracks from Bedlam, Burning Plague, Coven, Tiger B. Smith, Warpigs, and Writing On The Wall.
If you like Emperor, Starcastle, Doobie Brothers and Legs Diamond, then this 70′s flavored album should move your world.
w/UFO, Pink Fairies, Edgar Broughton Band, Jacula, Geronimo Black, Gravy Train, Goblin, Freedom, Dust, Dias De Blues, and Euclid.
A Portuguese Avant-Garde compilation w/Plopoplot Pot, A Maquina Do Almoco Da Pancadas, Desirat-Toral-Silva, and No Noise Reduction.
Songs and poems selected and edited by Joan Baez. Original music composed and conducted by Peter Schickele.
Taken from her 1972 debut LP’s for Columbia/CBS.