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Christmas Gangs and Santa's Village

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, December 22, 2009 12:05pm | Post a Comment
a christmas festival eugene ormandylawrence welk jingle bells

This Lawrence Welk record inspired me to dig up a little classic LW for your viewing pleasure. It's listed as a "gang" number, a term not usually associated with these kinds of groups. I have a Bing Crosby LP that is a collection of gang songs as well. Below we have Mitch Miller, who was perhaps the most popular of said gang leaders.

ella fitzgerald's christmasholiday sing along with mitch
Christmas in Germany LPgreat songs of christmaschristmas in brazil lp
johnny apollo's christmasheaven sings x-mas
holiday in song lppercy faith music of christmasmerry christmas with the mom and dads
perry como christmas albumorgan plays music for a merry christmas

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Top Electronic Albums of 2009

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, December 22, 2009 11:33am | Post a Comment








Lusine
A Certain Distance
Ghostly International





















Dj Sprinkles
Midtown 120 Blues
Mule























Patrick Cowley
Catholic
Macro























Matias Aguayo
Ay Ay Ay
Kompakt

















IF YOU DON'T LOVE ROBIN WOOD, YOU DON'T LOVE CRITICISM

Posted by Charles Reece, December 20, 2009 09:02am | Post a Comment
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I can't imagine thinking through Hitchcock, Hawks, Queer Cinema or Horror films without Robin Wood. He was the humblest (his critiques were always in a state of potential revision) and most plain-spoken of all the great theoretically driven critics (never letting theory or dogma dictate his own reactions). Although he did tend to overuse the "to not love movie x, is to not love cinema" (e.g., Marnie), that was part of his charm. Truly one of the good guys.

Summary of his career.
David Bordwell's obit.

 

Top Forty World Music Releases of 2009 Vol-2

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, December 20, 2009 08:39am | Post a Comment

30. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou Dahomey - Echos Hypnotiques, Vol. 2

While last year’s collection of Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou work, From the Vaults of Albarika Store 1969-1979, dug deep into the group’s rare gems, this collection comes from sessions that they did at the E.M.I. studio in Nigeria. The result? Better sound quality and more great music from the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo. Their blend of Highlife, Funk and the Vodoun rhythms that come from their native country of Benin separate this album from the pack of retro-African releases that have been coming out this year.



29. Moncho Rivera - Yo Tengo Lo Mio

In Salsa music, there is nothing better than a great Sonero, a singer who is able to improvise off the top of the dome and give their musicians a run for their money. Moncho Rivera is the nephew of another great Sonero, Ismael Rivera, and continues a family tradition of singers who just destroy their contemporaries. Moncho and his band are red hot on this release, which is one of the few highlights in the Salsa music world this year.





28. V/A - Sensacional Soul Vol 2

I always felt that the best music ever made was during the worst of times. During the oppressive Franco era, conservative radio stations and record companies did not want to explore the Psychedelic movement. However, Motown was big in Spain and all the groups that emulated The Beatles started to get a little soul in them, often incorporating horn and foreign soul vocalists. Sensacional Soul Vol. 2 is a fine mixture of cover songs sung in Spanish and funky instrumentals with plenty of beat influences guaranteed to liven any dance floor.

Travel Time

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, December 19, 2009 07:00pm | Post a Comment
Morris Day Daydreaming Joe Bushkin I Get A Kick Out Of PorterWhitney Family Airways

I feel for any of you out there who might get stuck at the airport this coming week; lucky for me, a family visit just requires dealing with the 5 Freeway. 

Joe Bushkin Blue AngelsHIGH-FLYING TRUMPET OF AL HIRTTheodore Bikel On Tour
Migiani Dimanche A OrlyLiving Strings Airport Love ThemeGregory Isaacs Reserved For Gregory
Ames Brothers Hello Amigosthe Barry Sisters ShalomHarry Marshard & His Orchestra Resort Favorites For Dancing
Frank Chacksfield Glamorous HolidayJohnny Osbourne and the Sensations Come Back DarlingMas Exitos De Julio Jaramillo
Quinteto Salinas Viaje Musical A Israel Donald Byrd Places and Spacesfela anikulapo kuti mr. follow follow

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