Brasil

5-23-17

A while back, I found a CD on Philips Brasil, representing “Brasil” – though it likely has more to do with what was on offer in 1984, at the advent of the compact disc.  So, maybe not your best selection, but a selection none-the-less…

Brasil (Philips Brasil 822842.2)

  1. NEY MATOGROSSO – Bambo de bambau
  2. ERASMO CARLOS – Close
  3. KLEITON & KLEDIR – Viva
  4. ELBA RAMALHO – Banho de cheiro
  5. CAETANO VELOSO – Eclipseoculta
  6. GAL COSTA – Rumba Louca
  7. ALCEU VALENCA – Anunciacao
  8. MARINA – Fulgas
  9. EMILIO SANTIAGO – Nego John
  10. JOAO BOSCO – Nacao
  11. CHICO BUARQUE – Morena de Angola
  12. TOQUINHO – Aquarela
  13. ELIS REGINA – Nada sera como antes

Total time: 57:55

Like I said previously, newer stuff Mostly from 1983 – so while the guys I actually like (such as Hermeto Pascoal) are likely described as M.P.B. – with this disc, I can hip myself to 1984 Brasil, as such.

The Nice

Happy birthday Davy O’List (guitarist of The Nice and Jet) (1950) and politician Ted Nugent (1948).

Always did enjoy The Nice!

7″                 AMERICA / (same) (US) promo                                               IMMEDIATE US    ZS7 5008       1967            1967? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

CD                ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS                                                           IMMEDIATE JPN   VICP 61203   1968            2000 8 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS                                                           IMMEDIATE UK    IMSP 020      1968            1968 11 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

LP                 ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS (US)                                                  IMMEDIATE US    Z12 52020    1968            1968 13 TRKS stereo LP

LP                 AUTUMN ’67 – SPRING ’68                                                       CHARISMA UK      CS 1                1972            1973 9 TRKS stereo LP collection

SHM-CD       AUTUMN ’67 – SPRING ’68                                                       CHARISMA JPN     VJCP-98003  1972            2015 11 TRKS stereo SHM-CD collection, kami sleeve, 2 x bonus tracks

LP                 AUTUMN TO SPRING (US)                                                        CHARISMA US      CAS 1              1973            1973 9 TRKS stereo LP collection

7″                 BRANDENBURGER / HAPPY FREUDS                                        IMMEDIATE UK    IM 072           1968            1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 COUNTRY PIE – BRANDENBURG CONCERTO (US) promo     MERCURY US        DJ-274           1970            1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                 COUNTRY PIE / ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE                                 CHARISMA UK      CB 132           1970            1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

LP                 ELEGY                                                                                           CHARISMA UK      CAS 1030       1970            1970 4 TRKS stereo LP full size hatter label

SHM-CD       ELEGY                                                                                           CHARISMA JPN     UICY 40152   1971            2015 4 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 ELEGY (US)                                                                                  MERCURY US        830292.1      1970            1970 4 TRKS stereo LP alt U.S. only cover / packaging

LP                 ELEGY (US) promo                                                                     MERCURY US        SR 61324       1970            1970 4 TRKS stereo LP promo

LP                 EVERYTHING AS NICE AS MOTHER MAKES IT (US)                IMMEDIATE US    IMOCS 102   1969            1969 6 TRKS stereo LP

SHM-CD       FILLMORE EAST 1969                                                                CHARISMA JPN     VJCP 98004   1969            2009 10 TRKS stereo SHM-CD 2CD set, live album

LP                 FIVE BRIDGES                                                                             CHARISMA UK      CAS 1014       1970            1970 5 TRKS stereo LP scroll label

SHM-CD       FIVE BRIDGES                                                                             CHARISMA JPN     UICY 40151   1970            2015 8 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

CD                NICE, THE (aka EVERYTHING AS NICE AS…)                            LINE DE                  9.00233         1969            1983 6 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 THOUGHTS OF EMERLIST DAVJACK, THE (US)                        IMMEDIATE US    Z12 52004    1967            1967 8 TRKS stereo LP

Tony Williams

Happy birthday Frank Sinatra (1917), Connie Francis (1938), Dionne Warwicke (1941), Mike Pinder (of The Moody Blues) (1942), drummer Tony Williams (1945), Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull drummer) (1946), Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Paul Rodgers (1949) and Sheila E (Escovido) (1959).

I haven’t much ever written about drummer Tony Williams here, so I will do that today.  I thank Universal Japan for re-issuing some CD’s!  He’s also drumming on quite a variety of jazz albums…

CD                ULTIMATE               VERVE US           559704.2        1999

1999 11 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

Above is a US CD that is a collection.

 

CD                COLLECTION, THE  COLUMBIA US  CK 47484        1992

1993 13 TRKS stereo CD collection, ’75 & ’76 recordings

 

This is a US CD that is 2 LP’s on 1 CD.

 

CD                EGO                          POLYDOR JPN   UCCU-90094  1971

2015 9 TRKS stereo CD jazz fusion

 

Universal Japan CD.

 

CD                EMERGENCY!          VERVE JPN         UCCU-5106     1969

2003 8 TRKS stereo CD jazz

 

Universal Japan CD.

 

LP                 LIFETIME                  POLYDOR UK    2482 179        1973

1973? 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

A UK LP in the film frame series.

 

CD                TURN IT OVER         POLYDOR JPN   UCCU-90093  1970

2015 10 TRKS stereo CD

 

Universal Japan CD.

35,000?

Happy birthday Thelonious Monk (1918), playwright Harold Pinter (1930) and 2 members of Procol Harum, Keith Reid (the lyricist) (1946) and Alan Cartwright (1945) – Nothing much else to say about them.  Also, “Hot Rats” by Frank Zappa is released today in 1969; an album that I have loved since it was released.

35,000?

At present, I have something like 34,800 albums in my collection.  Yes, at times it is overwhelming.  When I see good titles, I usually buy ‘em.  However, if I got rid of all other titles that I already similarly have – I could easily say that I see 35,000 as being the maximum number I require.  Yes, I have over-collected.  So, how do I say when I am done collecting something?  In the 70’s / 80’s, it used to be if I found a Japanese LP or German LP.  Since the advent of SA-CD, I lean towards having an SA-CD of a title, and usually an “original” LP (for the packaging).  This is because of such care that goes into the mastering of any given title, for the SA-CD.

So, if I limit myself to 35,000 titles, I’ve got about 200 left before I have to do anything.  And if I want, all I would have to do is “make room” for a newer title by eliminating an older title.  Just formulating this idea, so we’ll see.

It is physically massive, owning almost 35,000 titles – at least 3 rooms of my home are nothing but phonograph record shelving.

So, I will try to keep my collection down to just 35,000 titles.  I bet I can do that!

CD’s & SHM-CD’s from Tokyo

10cc – LIVE AND LET LIVE, MERCURY JPN 2CD kami sleeve

AMON DUUL II – VIVE LA TRANCE, BELLE ANT JPN SHM-CD kami sleeve

ANIMALS, THE / ERIC BURDON – ANIMALS, THE (1st), TOSHIBA JPN CD kami sleeve

ASH RA – BELLE ALLIANCE, BELLE ANT JPN 2xSHM-CD kami sleeve

AUDIENCE – AUDIENCE, ARCHIVE JPN CD kami sleeve

AYERS, KEVIN / CARAVAN / HATFIELD & THE NORTH – CANTERBURY TAPES, OH BOY JPN 2CD pirate

BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO – GAROFANO ROSSO (O.S.T.), STRANGE DAYS JPN CD kami sleeve

BEGGAR’S OPERA – WATERS OF CHANGE, REPERTOIRE UK CD kami sleeve

BENSON, GEORGE – BODY TALK, KING JPN Blu-spec CD

BENSON, GEORGE – BAD BENSON, KING JPN Blu-spec CD

BIGLIETTO PER L’INFERNO, UN – BIGLIETTO PER L’INFERNO, ARCANGELO JPN CD kami sleeve

BLANCMANGE – BELIEVE YOU ME, LONDON DE CD

BONZO DOG BAND – KEYNSHAM, LIBERTY JPN CD kami sleeve

BONZO DOG BAND – TADPOLES, LIBERTY JPN CD kami sleeve

BROWN, ARTHUR – CHISHOLM IN MY BOSOM, ARCHIVE JPN CD kami sleeve

BRUFORD, BILL – BACK TO THE EDGE, HIGHLAND JPN 2CD pirate

CALVERT, ROBERT – BLUEPRINTS FROM THE CELLAR, BGO UK CD

CAN – FUTURE DAYS, SPOON JPN Blu-spec CD

CHRISTMAS, KEITH – STORIES FROM THE HUMAN ZOO, ARCHIVE JPN CD kami sleeve

CREAM – WHEELS OF FIRE, POLYDOR JPN 2CD kami sleeve

DEAF SCHOOL – SECOND COMING, HAYABUSA JPN CD kami sleeve

DUB MASTER X – DUB WA CRAZY, NUTMEG JPN 2CD

DURY, IAN – NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES, VICTOR JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – DISCOVERY, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – TIME, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – OUT OF THE BLUE, EPIC JPN 2CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – SECRET MESSAGES, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – FACE THE MUSIC, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – NEW WORLD RECORD, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – ELDORADO, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

EMERSON, LAKE and PALMER – WORKS Vol. 2, VICTOR JPN CD kami sleeve

ENO, BRIAN – 77 MILLION, OPAL JPN CD kami sleeve

ENTWISTLE, JOHN – RIGOR MORTIS SETS IN, STRANDE DAYS JPN CD kami sleeve

ENTWISTLE, JOHN – MAD DOG, STRANDE DAYS JPN CD kami sleeve

FACES, THE – NOD IS AS GOOD AS A WINK…, WARNER JPN CD kami sleeve

FACES, THE – OOH LA LA, WARNER JPN CD kami sleeve

FACES, THE – LONG PLAYER, WARNER JPN CD kami sleeve

FARRELL, JOE – MOON GERMS, KING JPN Blu-spec CD

FARREN, MICK – TO THE MASTERLOCK – LIVE IN JAPAN 2004, CAPTAIN TRIPS JPN CD kami sleeve

FARYAR, CYRUS – ISLANDS, ELEKTRA JPN CD kami sleeve

FOCUS – IN & OUT OF, VICTOR JPN CD kami sleeve

FOXX, JOHN – ASSEMBLY, VIRGIN UK CD

FREE – FREE, ISLAND JPN CD kami sleeve

GABRIEL, PETER – PETER GABRIEL III, VIRGIN JPN CD kami sleeve

GAINSBOURG, SERGE – INITIALS B. B., PHILIPS JPN CD kami sleeve

GENTLE GIANT – THREE FRIENDS. VERTIGO JPN CD kami sleeve

HAMMILL, PETER – BLACK BOX, VIRGIN JPN CD kami sleeve

HENRY COW – WESTERN CULTURE, ReR JPN CD kami sleeve

HOLDSWORTH, ALLAN / PASQUA/ WACKERMAN – BLUES FOR TONY, MOONJUNE UK 2CD

HOPPER, HUGH / LISA KLOSSNER – CRYPTIDS, BLUEPRINT UK CD

IT BITES – THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT, VIRGIN JPN CD kami sleeve

JACKSON HEIGHTS – KING PROGRESS, ARCANGELO JPN CD kami sleeve

JOPLIN, JANIS – PEARL, SONY JPN CD kami sleeve

KING CRIMSON – IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING, WOWOW JPN CD + DVD AC:2 7” kami sleeve

KORNER, ALEXIS / PETER THORUP / SNAPE – ACCIDENTALLY BORN IN NEW ORLEANS, STRANDE DAYS JPN CD kami sleeve

LATTE E MIELE – PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHEUM, POLYDOR JPN CD kami sleeve

LED ZEPPELIN – LED ZEPPELIN III, ATLANTIC JPN CD kami sleeve

MAGNA CARTA – SEASONS, VERTIGO JPN CD kami sleeve

MANFRED MANN – MANN MADE HITS, TOSHIBA JPN CD kami sleeve

MANFRED MANN – ORIGINAL MANFRED MANN, ODEON JPN CD kami sleeve

NEW TROLLS – L.I.V.E.N.T., VINYL MAGIC IT CD kami sleeve

NICE, THE – FILLMORE EAST 1969, CHARISMA JPN 2CD kami sleeve

ORME, LE – VENERDI, SELF IT CD

PENGUIN CAFÉ ORCHESTRA – BROADCASTING FROM HOME, VIRGIN JPN SA-CD stereo, kami sleeve

POPOL VUH – AGUIRRE, ARCANGELO JPN CD kami sleeve

ROLLING STONES, THE – AFTERMATH (UK), ABKCO JPN CD kami sleeve

ROLLING STONES, THE – STICKY FINGERS, VIRGIN JPN CD kami sleeve

RUSKIN-SPEAR, ROGER – ELECTRIC SHOCKS, ARCHIVE JPN CD kami sleeve

SAKAMOTO, RYUICHI – ILLUSTRATED MUSIC ENCYCLOPEDIA, SCHOOL JPN 2xSHM-CD kami sleeve

SAKAMOTO, RYUICHI – THOUSAND KNIVES OF, NIPPON COL JPN SA-CD

SAKAMOTO, RYUICHI – THOUSAND KNIVES OF, NIPPON COL JPN CD

SAMADHI – SAMADHI, ARCANGELO JPN CD kami sleeve

SEBESKY, DON – RAPE OF EL MORRO, KING JPN Blu-spec CD

SLAPP HAPPY – LIVE IN JAPAN – MAY, 2000, FMN SOUND JPN CD

SOFT MACHINE – VOLUME TWO, POLYDOR UK CD

SOFTLEY, MICK – SONGS FOR SWINGIN’ SURVIVORS, HUX UK CD

SPARKS – KIMONO MY HOUSE, ISLAND JPN CD kami sleeve

SPOOKY TOOTH – LAST PUFF, ISLAND JPN SHM-CD kami sleeve

STACKRIDGE – STACKRIDGE, MCA JPN CD kami sleeve

STACKRIDGE – FRENDLINESS, MCA JPN CD kami sleeve

STRING DRIVEN THING – MACHINE THAT CRIED, ARCHIVE JPN CD kami sleeve

SZABO, GABOR – MIZRAB, KING JPN Blu-spec CD

TAHITI 80 – PAST, THE PRESENT & THE POSSIBLE, VICTOR JPN CD kami sleeve

TAHITI 80 – PAST, THE PRESENT & THE POSSIBLE, VICTOR JPN DVD AC:2

TANGERINE DREAM – RUBYCON, VIRGIN JPN SA-CD stereo, kami sleeve

TEN YEARS AFTER – UNDEAD, DERAM JPN CD kami sleeve

TRAFFIC – MR. FANTASY, ISLAND JPN CD kami sleeve

V.A. – METHODS OF DANCE, VIRGIN JPN 3xSHM-CD

V.A. – NO NEW YORK, BRIDGE JPN CD kami sleeve

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR – QUIET ZONE, THE – PLEASURE DOME, THE, VIRGIN JPN SA-CD stereo, kami sleeve

VANGELIS / ANDERSON, JON – ODYSSEY, HIP-O US CD

WHO, THE – SUBSTITUTE / WALTZ FOR A PIG (PS), POLYDOR JPN SHM-CD

WHO, THE – TOMMY, POLYDOR JPN SHM-CD kami sleeve

WHO, THE – LIVE AT LEEDS, POLYDOR JPN CD kami sleeve

WHO, THE – MY GENERATION, POLYDOR JPN 2CD kami sleeve

WILSON, MARI / BARB JUNGAR / CLAIRE MARTIN – GIRL TALK, LINN UK SA-CD 5.1

WYATT, ROBERT – NOTHING CAN STOP US, VIDEOARTS JPN CD kami sleeve

WYATT, ROBERT – SHLEEP, VIDEOARTS JPN CD kami sleeve

YAMASH’TA, STOMU / GO – GO TOO, ARISTA JPN CD kami sleeve

Blondie “Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision”

Happy birthday Jim Capaldi (Traffic) (1944) and Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) (1945).

BLONDIE “Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision” (Capitol Records USA, 2006)

https://www.discogs.com/Blondie-Greatest-Hits/master/124793

The above link should take you to this album on Discogs.  I looked it up, so I wouldn’t have to type everything!

This is really the way to go, if you like some of the songs, but don’t want to own too many Blondie LP’s.  Also included is the novelty “mixage” of Blodie vs. The Doors (“Riders On The Storm” all mushed up).

Ryuichi Sakamoto “Futurista”

Happy birthday Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) (1961), John Lee Hooker (1917) and Ian Mitchell (Bay City Rollers) (1958).

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – Futurista (Midi / School, 1986); I never got the paper sleeve SHM-CD version, so I don’t know what’s on that one, but the CD always had 1 more song than the LP, usually the 45 version of “G.T.”, the single from this LP.

This LP has some interesting guests – most notably Kenji Suzuki (the guitarist), New Yorker guitarist Arto Lindsay, and Japanese female vocalist Cano Caoli.  Also guesting is Maceo Parker on sax and vocalist Bernard Fowler (recently seen with The Rolling Stones).  They also thank TRA Project, Bill Laswell and Akiko Yano (Sakamoto’s ex-wife).

“Broadway Boogie Woogie” has more “Bladerunner” (feature film) samples than most music made these days; at least it’s snappy!

Second song doesn’t have any English, but it is pleasant ambient-type “typical” Sakamoto stuff.

“Ballet Mecanique” has some reasonably nice processed vocals from Bernard Fowler.  “G.T. II” is a re-make of “G.T.”, so treat accordingly.

“Milan, 1909” does indeed invoke the thought of Italy many years ago.  “Variety Show” is a computer genius showing off.  “Verso Lo Schermo” features Cano Caoli, the singer of Cioccolata.

“Water IS Life” is the shortest song on this LP @ 1:52.  The album ends with “Parolibre”, again, sung by Cano Caoli – but it always sounded like Miharu Koshi to me (Hosono’s sidekick).  And at least the CD version ends with “G.T.”, the original 45 version, a great song.

Brian Eno promo CD

Happy birthday Christine McVie (aka Christine Perfect) (1943) and singer Connie Francis (1938).

Just lazy of me to let this blog go until the middle of the day…I’ve been watching a lot of NHK World!

BRIAN ENO (BMGPUB 038)

This is a promo-only CD I found recently.  Looks to be a licensing promo-only CD from BMG England!

  1. Mother Whale Eyeless
  2. I’ll Come Running
  3. Delta Rain Dream
  4. King’s Lead Hat
  5. Sparrowfall (3)
  6. Here He Comes
  7. The Jezebel Spirit (Byrne / Eno)
  8. 1/1
  9. Third Uncle
  10. Another Green World
  11. Here Come The Warm Jets
  12. Mountain of Needles (Byrne/Eno)
  13. Taking Tiger Mountain
  14. Becalmed

“I’ll Come Running” isn’t on any of the Eno CD’s I already have, so this was worth buying @ Rockaway, up in Los Angeles.

There was also a similar Roxy Music CD there, which I probably should’ve bought, but I didn’t.  Again, a promo-only CD from the publishing world.

The Bobs

Happy birthday to Jorge Santana (of Malo) (1954)!

The Bobs are an acapella group that is still active…at least I think they are still active.  And there aren’t very many acapella groups that I follow at all…

CD                20 SONGS – 20 YEARS                              ACAPELLA US             PAC 2950

2003 20 TRKS stereo CD collection, acapella

 

CD                BOBS, THE                                                  RHINO US                  R2 71464

1987 15 TRKS stereo CD “Art For Art’s Sake” – their debut

LP                 BOBS, THE                                                  KALEIDOSCOPE US   F-18

1983 11 TRKS stereo LP acapella, insert – “Art For Art’s Sake” – their debut

 

CD                COASTER                                                    ACAPELLA US             PAC 2900

2000 18 TRKS stereo CD acapella

 

CD                COVER THE SONGS OF…                          ROUNDER US            CD 9049

1994 13 TRKS stereo CD acapella

 

LP                 MY, I’M LARGE                                          GREAT AMER US       GAMH 001

1987 12 TRKS stereo LP insert, acapella

 

CD                PLUGGED                                                   ROUNDER US            CD 9059

1995 14 TRKS stereo CD acapella

 

CD                SHUT UP AND SING!                                 ROUNDER US            CD 9039

1993 13 TRKS stereo CD acapella

 

CD                SING THE SONGS OF…                             KALEIDOSCOPE US   K-48

1991 13 TRKS stereo CD acapella

 

CD                SONGS FOR TOMORROW MORNING    RHINO US                  R2 71466

1988 15 TRKS stereo CD acapella

Soft Machine on CD

Happy birthday to Robert Moog (inventor) (1934)!

SOFT MACHINE CD’s!

How many do I have?  How many do I need?  Interesting through Vol. 4, as both Robert Wyatt & Hugh Hopper are in the band.  Hugh Hopper stayed for both “Fifth” and “Six.

  1. Jet Propelled Photographs

1 side each of the 2 x BYG LP’s, from 1988/9, nice color photo on the cover, 9 tracks in total

 

  1. The Soft Machine

1st album, with both the US & Japanese covers, with 2005 mastering

 

  1. The Soft Machine / Vol. 2

2-on-1 UK CD, which is the sole way I have “Vol. 2” on CD, as the Japanese seem to have never done it as a paper sleeve…says licensed from MCA Records, disc is approx. from 1990 or so; could use a better copy!

 

  1. Live At The Proms 1970

I have this CD, it is from approx 1988

 

  1. Third (2CD)

Japan BSCD2 version, 2 discs, from 2013, ‘Mark Powell’ version.

 

  1. Fourth

Japan DSD mastering, 2004

 

  1. Fifth

Japan DSD mastering, 2004

 

  1. Six

Japan 2006/7, doesn’t specify what mastering is used, single disc.