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February, 2011

Face the music

Paul Rosine and Yvon LeFranc   “Gene Exilie”   JoJo Records (France)

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Barrels of fun

“Hot Shots of Reggae”   Trojan Records (1970)   With Delroy Wilson and “Show Me the Way” Produced by the legendary Leslie Kong

Ken Boothe – Freedom Street
Melodians – Sweet Sensation
The Maytals – Monkey Man
Ken Boothe – Why Baby Why
Beverley’s All Stars – Cotton Dandy
Joe White – So Much Love

The Maytals – She’s My Scorcher
The Pioneers – Simmer Down Quashie
The Gaylads – There’s a Fire
Delroy Wilson – Show Me the Way
The Gaylads – This Time I Won’t Hurt You
Bruce Ruffin – I’m the One

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It takes two

Sakura Teng and Rita Chao with The Quests   “Talk of the Town” EMI Records (Singapore)     The album includes English, Mandarin and Japanese songs.     Late Sixties.

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Cat power

Here’s the soundtrack EP for Josephine Siao’s 1967 film The Golden Cat (飛賊金絲貓), another one of her sadly unavailable “Jane Bond” movies. (Pathe/EMI Records)   (China)     “Hear this at Soft Film and Explore the ephemeral past of Chinese entertainment from Hong Kong, the U.S.A., and around the world: vaudeville pioneers, flappers, aviatrices, burlesque dancers, hula hoopers, movie queens, sex bombs, jade girls, tomboys, pin-ups, sour beauties, girl jocks, swordswomen, and go-go girls.”

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Flaming lips

“Au Pays du Cafe”   Trio Math Samba   Decca Records (France)

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French twist

“TWIST”   Maxim Saury   Pathe Records (France)

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Two on a match

Gilles Sala

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Tray bein’

Luc Harvet et son Orgue   Vega Records (France)

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Finger on the trigger

Adel Valentine His Piano and Orchestra   Jolly Records EP (Volume 3)

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Cu-bop Japan

More Echoes of Japan (1961)   (King Records Japan)   Tadaaki Misago And His Tokyo Cuban Boys   The Japanese are masters at recreating and imitating foreign art forms and cultures.   Formed in 1949, The Tokyo Cuban Boys were the first Japanese group to seriously play Latin music. They were all outstanding musicians with a tight brass section backed up by some funky percussion.   Here’s a taste of “Yagi Bushi” —

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