Thursday, July 26, 2007

Vinyl Vortex - Culinary Confusion - Groovin High

Lately over the past few summer weeks, I've been trying to get a grip on my music collection vinyl, CD, strictly digital and combinations thereof...

I've invested in back uo drives for storage, started trading discs on LaLa, and trying to get some old vinyl into the mp3 realm as well...

I've got USB cords criss-crossing the living room from turntable to pooter and whatnot...stacks of LPs about, CDs and whatnot...

and then I got interrupted...




Instead of burying my head into the headphones, I had a few old friends unexpectedly drop by the ol' homestead...

So I made time to ignore that pile of vinyl for a spell...

Had to play maybe a few games of pinball, finish some beers...

As fer the malty beverages, the remnants are pictured above, including English made Cherry Ale, some beers from all over Northern California, and even one brew from Portland Maine.

Last night's food intake was also uncentralized, but included some delectable treats, and even some huitalacoche & cotija tacos...

The sweet portion of the evening's food service included special sundae's at sunset served in the garden, made with a freshly picked berry reduction sauce I whipped up, topped over local ice cream...



Now fer yer eclectic musical mayhem for today that hopefully matches my stomach's creatively confused but somewhat satiated contents...

First up, in honor of the blackend corn smut on corn masa tortilla experience...

Let's go South of The Border...sorta

You'll hear the troubled trumpeter Chet Baker, and some LA session dudes attempt to cash in at Liberty records on the Tijuana Brass fever unleashed by Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss over at A&M in the mid 60's...


Chet Baker


Despite it's predecessor being called a "A Taste Of Tequila", this followups' disposable cheesy quality actually was put together by some highly regarded professionals. Including folks like Jack Nitszche who is doing arrangements, on this tune, a Latin-lite instrumental version of Nancy Sinatra's hit of that summer "Boots"...


Mariachi Brass ( feat Chet Baker ) - These Boots Are Made For Walkin'


If that's not exciting enough, how about another from this album... a true 60's maestro-piece written by Sonny Bono fer yer loungey liquored up listening pleasure.

Mariachi Brass ( feat Chet Baker ) - Bang Bang , My Baby Shot Me Down

Continuing in the quasi international mode, let's hang with Black Francis of the Pixies who has a new solo album out soon...

It's called Bluefinger, and nope it's not name after that Steve Martin & Eddie Murphy flick... I think that one's called Bowfinger actually.

Maybe it's called Bluefinger because he had a "Curse of Lono" type experience and put his hand in an airplane toilet chasing after a lost object.
If you don't know what a "Curse of Lono" type experience is, brush up on your Hunter S Thompson, who was by far my favorite travel writer.


Anyway, regarding ol' Black francis i.e Frank Black's upcoming Bluefinger CD is that there is probably some sort of travel theme. I deduce this without too much thought since. on this track, Mr. Black Francis goes off on a poppy tale that namedrops several German cities, and bemoans a certain woman who took all the money and left the fat boy there to die...

jeez...what's the "DEAL" with that?

Black Francis - She Took all The Money


Speaking of Germany...where incidentally some of my relatives emigrated from many moons ago...

How about a certain German interpolation of a fave San Francisco tune?




Here's Gerd Konig doing his Deutsche version of a song that Tony Bennett pretty much has the English language patent on...

Gerd Konig - I Left My Heart in San Francisco

anyhow...

It's getting late/early or whatnot and I've got to get out of this post...

and that leaves me with this track here also recorded in Europe...

at the Blue Note Cafe in Paris to be precise...

a classic lively Jazz thang from the early 1960's...

and one that need's no lyrics to speak it's mind...

Bud Powell - Groovin' High

The great & groundbreaking ESP label is reissuing this in the near future I understand...

so do look it up if you wanna acquaint yer bad self with some boppin tunes ....

Live At the Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961

Download "Groovin' High" (mp3)
from "Live At the Blue Note Cafe, Paris 1961"
by Bud Powell
ESP Disk

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    spinifex said...

    cool stuff..
    thanks for taking the time to digitize...