Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Dream Weapons present: WIND-UP MYSTERY BOX C60

https://yadi.sk/d/un9NnHrJV-l8LA

Digging for shellac-gems in flea markets and second hand stores is always a hit or miss treasure hunt. But the right kind of seven to nine decades old recorded music conveys a sort of life-affirming joy, emotional intensity or wide-eyed beauty that appeals to me more than most contemporary stuff. This mix containing only music of the 78rpm-era is a tribute of sorts to my hand-cranked gramophone player as a "magical mystery box". World music from a different world. -Moahaha


1 Unknown/E. F. Low - Flee as a Bird in Your Mountain
- New Orleans ca. 1950
2 Lulu Ziegler - Byssan Lull
- Denmark, 1949 (sung in swedish)
3 Dorothy Carless - Yes, My Darling Daughter
- UK, 1941
4 Betty Cody - Tom-Tom Yodel
- Canada, 1953
5 Isham Jones - Blue Prelude
- USA, 1932
6 Ulla Billquist - Shanghai Fifi
- Sweden, 1935
7 Hibari Misora - Watashi Wa Machi No Ko
- Japan, 1951
8 Yoshiko Yamaguchi (Li Xiang Lan) - Drifting Through Life / 身世飘零
- Japan, 1955 
9 Orkes Saiful Bahri - Ajam Den Lapeh
- Indonesia, 1950’s
10 Farid El-Atrache - Raqsat Kahramana
- Egypt, 1949

11 Suraiya - Niraalaa Mohabbat Kaa Dastur Dekhaa
- India, 1949
12 Rita Drangsholt - Taterviser 1
- Norway, 1949
13 Tora Fazylova - Kar-Shabi
- Tajikistan, 1930/1940’s
14 Biltmore Hotel Trio - Clownin' the Frets
- USA, 1928
15 Hyun In / 현인 - Mountains of Affection / 애정산맥
- South Korea, 1950
16 Folk Song & Dance Ensemble - Aikegoutk
- Armenia, probably ca. 1940 
17 Imperio Argentina - Morucha
- Argentina, 1933
18 Luis Maravilla - Souvenirs de l'alhambra
- Spain, 1953
19 Paul Robeson - Encantadora Maria
- USA, 1938
20 Norma Bruni - Verrà
- Italia, 1941

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12 comments:

  1. Enchanting as ever. Thank you!

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    1. I'm really glad to hear, Mr Cole - thanks!

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  2. One of my favourite spots on the interwebs.. Tanks, a lot, Moahaha!

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  3. how do I listen a playlist or mix or compilation I just press play and enjoy

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  4. So...
    This was labeled Soothing Sounds of Shellac Vol. IV
    Dark Sweets was Vol. I and Dying Breed was Vol. II
    What was Vol. III? Did I just miss it?

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    1. Oh I think of Yesterland as Vol. III (but I just explained it sa my third pre-rock mixtape). Don't know if you already heard it already, but the improved version here:

      https://www.dreamweapons.net/2017/08/dream-weapons-present-yesterland-c90.html

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  5. Wow, man... your taste is impeccable. So glad I stumbled upon this blog. Very much appreciate all the deep digging and careful consideration that clearly goes into every one of these mixes.

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    1. Thank you! Yes finding some approach to present all this unheard music (as in not just as a bunch of great songs) is the challenge and fun every time.

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    1. You're welcome بن بطوطه - thank you for commenting

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