Saturday, December 24, 2011

Peace on Earth: Merry Christmas from Washerman's Dog

The Washerman’s Dog is pulling the shutters down for a few days. I wish all those who have dropped by in 2011, left your comments, shared your own music and become friends, Peace.

hòa bình

And I hope you agree that there is nothing as good as  good music from around the world as a gift to share over the Christmas season.

Peace and Good Music to All!

Track Listing:
01 D'leau coco (Les Leopards) Infectious dance music from Martinque.
02 N.E.S.T.A. (Never Ever Submit To Authority) (Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra) Afrobeat from the mean streets of New York.
03 Five Spot After Dark (Shirley Scott) Smooth Hammond B3 from USA. Perfect for sipping a hot toddy by the fire.
04 Dushanbe (Unknown) They love their capitol in Tajikistan.
05 Elevate Me Mama (Muddy Waters) Big slab of Chicago blues.
06 Idaho (Jeffrey Foucault) The potato state never sounded so good.
07 Under the Hammer (Gil Scott-Heron) Up to his usual funky tricks with Brian Jackson.
08 Ettaala Ya Bbulu (The Blue Light)(Bernard Kabanda) Lilting guitar and gentle vocals from Uganda.
09 Marfa (Les Ambassadeurs) Atmospheric Mandinka jazz from 1970s Mali. Get a load of Salif Keita’s vocals.
10 He Priya (Khairul Anam) Contemporary interpretation of the revolutionary, Nazarul Islam’s, poetry from Bangladesh.
11 Samraat (Abrasaz) German, Indian jazz qawwali.
12 Laila O Laila (Sunil Ganguly) Guitar ace Ganguly’s take on India’s biggest hit of 1980.
13 Kis Kiss Kisse Pyar Karoon (Mohammad Rafi) So many girls to kiss. Indian rock ‘n roll hijinx.
14 Elizabeth (Lou Donaldson) Soul jazz saxophone circa 1968 USA.
15 Whatever Possessed Me (Ruth Young) Smoky rendition of Chet Baker song by his long time lover and muse.
16 Bukom Mashie (Oscar Sulley) Heavy fast moving funk from Ghana.
17 Ez'zaman (Hamza El Din) Egyptian oud-based folk.
18  Mofutela n'dako (Youlou Mabiala) Sweet Congolese soukous from Franco’s one time collaborator and son-in-law.
19 Green Sowed (unknown) Ukranian field song sung acapella. Beautiful.
20 Baiyoti  Dutor (Unknown) Urgent and exciting traditional Tajik music played on the dutor (two stringed lute).
21 Nouba (Ali Hassan Kuban). Godfather of Egyptian Nubian music hits the groove.
22 Ya Mina El Habayeb (Fairuz) The Nightingale of Beirut and Arab world’s greatest living female voice live in concert.
23 Slow Horses and Fast Women (Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas) Swinging Louisana zydeco from perennial favorites.
24 Slouchin’ (Lonnie Smith). No slouch this African American Sikh organ master.
25 Cry To Me (Betty Harris) Florida’s soul diva recaps her 1963 smashingly good smash hit.
26 Walk Around Heaven All Day (Jackson Southernaires) Mississippi’s mighty gospel group take a walk on the bright side.

All the best for the holidays!  See you soon.

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