Saturday, October 25, 2008

Malcolm McLaren and the Bootzilla Orchestra - Waltz Darling 1989

Don't be fooled by the cover. It may not be a shit jazz cover, but it is certainly one of the worst I've seen in awhile. I prefer the second half over the first. Track 6 has that Barry White bassline that's been used countless times since '89; and the guest contributions include Bootsy (natch), N'Dea Davenport (one of her first!), Jeff Beck and Dave Stewart. The release brings back some memories of those who thought hip-hop needed more house music. It didn't really work out that way, now did it?

1. House of the Blue Danube feat. Bootsy Collins
2. Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt feat. Bootsy Collins and Lisa Marie
3. Waltz Darling feat. Lourdes and Pretty Fatt
4. Shall We Dance?
5. Deep in Vogue feat. Lourdes and Willie Ninja
6. Call a Wave feat. Gina Cie
7. Algernon's Simply Awfully Good at Algebra feat. Miss Ndea
8. I Like You in Velvet

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Moog 2004

All Hail Dr. Robert Moog - original pioneer of his craft.
1. 33 - Abominatron
2. Stereolab - Variation One
3. The Moog Cookbook - Bob's Funk
4. Jean-Jacques Perrey/Luke Vibert - You Moog Me
5. Psilonaut - The Sentinel
6. Meat Beat Manifesto - Unavailable Memory
7. Bernie Worrell/Bootsy Collins - When Bernie Speaks
8. Electric Skychurch - Endless [I Love Bob Mix]
9. The Album Leaf - Micro Melodies
10. Charles Clouser - I Am a Spaceman
11. Plastiq Phantom - Sqeeble
12. Bostich - Realistic Source
13. Pete DeVriese - You Have Been Selected
14. Money Mark - Nanobot Highway
15. Baiyon - Mixed Waste 4.2
16. Tortoise - Beautiful Love
17. Roger O'Donnell - Another Year

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Brave Combo - Box of Ghosts 2003

Many standards and styles on this one. For those days you need to check the hip-hop and let the glockenspiel rock.

1. Rondo a la Turca [Polka]
2. The Gnossienne #3 [Disco]
3. Dance of the Hours, Pt. 1/Pt. 2 [Cha Cha Cha and Polka]
4. Polovetsian Dance [Latin Reggae]
5. Pavane for a Dead Princess [Rock]
6. Musetta's Waltz
7. Hungarianella [Tarantella Shuffle]
8. Barcarole [Lounge Salsa]
9. Swan Lake [Tango]
10. Waltz in C Minor [Jazz Waltz]
11. Romeo and Juliet
12. Slavonic Dance [Reggae Rock]
13. William Tell Overture [Polka]
14. Fear (Air on a G String) [Meditation]
15. Habanera [Twist][Live]

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Rapmasters Volume 1: Best of the Jam

Still looking for any other volumes. Post links in comments.

1. Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock - It Takes Two
2. Kid 'N Play - Gittin' Funky
3. Salt-N-Pepa - Get up Everybody (Get Up)
4. Big Lady K - On a Mission
5. Dana Dane - Cinderfella Dana Dane
6. Run-D.M.C. - Tougher Than Leather
7. Doug E. Fresh - Lovin' Every Minute of It
8. Stetsasonic - Sally
9. The Real Roxanne - Respect
10. Hurby's Machine/Super Lovers - Let the Drummer Get Ill