Friday, March 5, 2021

Dream Weapons present: PERENNIAL FLOWERS C60

Sing and dance along to melodies that sound like something your grandparents or rather great-grandparents could have spun at parties or in their spare time. That is if they were lucky enough to enjoy such things as parties and spare time... plus had eccentric but nevertheless impeccable taste - and owned a record player.

-Here's another wilted floral grouping of largely unheard six to eight decades old «popular music», revived. Twenty-two memorable, but strangely forgotten tunes that deserve our love and attention. This time slightly melodramatic and moonlit oldies with only a couple of fun novelty songs added in between the haunting and the heartbreak. Mostly musical expressions that hardly exist in our vocabulary anymore. Yet to me these pre-Fab Four era gems, speak directly to the heart -Moahaha


1 Djalma Ferreira e Seus Milionarios do Ritmo - Misterioso
2 Elder Barber - Jinetes en el Cielo
3 Eddie Miller And His Band - Ghost Town
4 Hank Levine & The Blazers - Midnight
5 Ronnie Chapman - Annie B. Is Gone
6 Lorrie Collins - Another Man Done Gone
7 Fred Lowery - The Lonesome Road
8 Elsa Bertuzzi  & Gianni Fallabrino Y Su Orquesta - Sera Di Nebbia
9 Onilda Figueiredo - Se Deus Assim o Quis
10 Jean Bonal y sus Ritmos Brasileiros - Bongiorno Tristezza
11 Carmen Costa - Começo de Vida

12 Tomás Campos & Waldo De Los Rios - El Indio Muerto
13 Kenny Graham and His Satellites - Chant
14 Hiroshi Wada & Mahina Stars -  誰よりも君を愛す
15 Amiek Dasuki - Loro Bronto
16 Jack Fascinato - Spring, Sprang, Sprung
17 The Chordettes - Moonlight On the Ganges
18 The Dinning Sisters - A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow
19 Waldo de los Ríos - Cueca Del Reloj
20 Patsy Montana - Yodeling Ghost
21 Beryl Davis - Careless
22 Walter Wanderley & Seu Conjunto - Ruega Por Nosotros

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6 comments:

  1. Yodeling Ghost! Every home should have one. Cheers!

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    1. Indeed! - we wouldn't know what to do without our attic ghost yodeler

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  2. Maybe some of these wouldn't fit well in a party, too much ghosts, but Jesus - what a sellection!
    Probably the best comp I'd heard this year.
    Already searching some in second hand stores.
    Thank you!

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    1. Yeah one too many ghosts perhaps... Locating the actual originals of forgotten treasures such as these are few and far between (I'm sure you know). But whenever I do stumble over one - more often than not its priced closer to 1 € rather than 50. Best of luck in your search - and really happy to hear you really enjoyed the selection!

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