Found another use for the Gary Oldman mustache I acquired some time ago for another post. And if you don’t know why I’m wearing a mustache, if that seems to be something completely unrelated to Simon & Garfunkel please take a closer look at the cover I’m holding or my story for the next 24h. So I felt a little bad after excluding all the S&G albums in my “Favorites from the 60’s” posts, especially since I do really love them all. A lot. And I probably won’t include “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in my 70’s post either (which will be up soon, it’s just taking me so long to choose favorites… it truly was a remarkable era in music). Why, you ask (or not, but either way I’m going to answer it)? Well, it’s because I find it impossible to pick a favorite from their discography. One day I’m certain “Bookends” is one of the finest pieces of music ever written, then I hear their take on “Scarborough Fair/Canticle” & well… then “Parsley […]” is their best. One thing that I am certain about is my favorite song of theirs; “Kathy’s Song”. Goddammit that track gives me goosebumps every time. And that same Kathy makes an appearance in my second favorite Simon & Garfunkel song, “America”, in one of the most beautiful, heartbreaking & relatable lines: “‘Kathy, I'm lost,' I said, though I knew she was sleeping. ‘I’m empty and aching and I don't know why.’” So what’s your favorite Simon & Garfunkel song(s)? #simonandgarfunkel
Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love (2016). Still one of my favourite recent releases.
Apparently Questlove woke D'Angelo up at 4am to tell him how good this album is. And I don't blame him. No one was expecting Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) to deliver a record like this. Paying homage to funk legends like George Clinton and Sly Stone, Childish Gambino makes this 11-track masterpiece his own by evolving from the straight up hip-hop style of 2013’s Because The Internet, and delving deep into a nostalgic wonderland of funk, soul, R&B, and psychedelia.
This album has been so brilliantly produced, it’s hard to find a flaw. There’s so many intricate layers of instruments, synths, and vocal harmonies that result in an ambience that just works.
Tracks that’ll blow your mind are ‘Have Some Love’, ‘Boogieman’, ‘Riot’, and ‘Redbone’ (the latter sounding like it could be on Prince’s Sign O’ The Times album). A contemporary masterpiece that continues to delight with each listen.
And that virtual reality headset that comes with the deluxe edition is just insane!
What are your thoughts on this record?
Buenos días classicones, en casa escuchando esta tremenda producción de salsa con Charlie Palmieri y su orquesta, Vuelve el gigante, grabado en 1973 por el sello Alegre Records.
Cantando Vitin Aviles
Los arreglos musicales son por
Ray Santos (tracks: A3), Sonny Bravo (tracks: A1), Tito Puente (tracks: A2)
Los músicos de esta producción son
Bongos – Willie Rodriguez
Congas – Luis Rodriguez (4)
Coro – Adalberto Santiago,
Yayo El Indio
Electric Bass [Fender Bass] – Bobby Rodriguez
Lead Vocals – Vitín Aviles*
Piano, Organ, Melodica, Percussion, Arranged By – Charlie Palmieri
Producer – Joe Cain
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Bobby Nelson
Timbales – "Quique" Davila*
Trumpet – Lou Laurita*, Rudolfo Manzano*
Los temas de esta producción son
Written-By – Raul Marrero
A2 El Cantante Del Amor
Written-By – M. Mercerón*
Written-By – Joe Loco, Luis Meléndez
A4 Now I Know The Feeling
Written-By – Bill Potts
B1 La Vecina
Written-By – Raul Marrero
Written-By – Chico O'Farrill
B3 Arroz Con Pollo
Written-By – Antar Daly
B4 El Guaya Catalina
Written-By – Arsenio Rodríguez*
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