Cool Summer Tunes to Consider

As a few people have asked what I’m currently listening to, here’s the next installment of what’s gracing the Turner turntable right now, in no particular order…….

Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada – Coconut Rock (when a member of Afrobeat flag bearers Antibalas records in Austin with leading light from Grupo Fantasma)


Little Junior Parker – Funny How Time Slips Away (The blues of Little Junior Parker meets Jimmy McGriff’s mighty Hammond organ)


Los Lobos – La Pistola Y El Corazon (excellent collection of norteño songs from 88)


Wilco – Wilco (the album)  (alt country heroes solid latest)


Ray Price – The Essential Ray Price 1951-62 (honky-tonk classics from one of the unsung titans of 20th century country music)


Boards of Canada – In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (scots ambient duo redefine the genre, gorgeous stuff)


Dr Alimantado – House of Singles (compilation of rare 45’s from the ever intruiging reggae star)


Duke Ellington – The Okeh Ellington (covering his days recording for the Okeh label in late 20’s early 30’s)


Jay Reatard – Matador Singles 08 (how to make a career channelling the Buzzcocks)


Vicente Fernandez – Los 15 Grandes Exitos (epic greatest hits compilation by the king of Mexico’s traditional ranchera music)


Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes (Bowie loved this band, did they start the glam era?)


That’s all for now. Support your local indie music stores!

~ by john on July 11, 2009.

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