Showing posts with label rounder. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rounder. Show all posts

Thursday, February 24, 2011

(V/A) Hula Blues: Vintage Steel Guitar Instrumentals from the '30 and '40s (Rounder, 1974)

A brief but groundbreaking survey of scratchedy early 20th Century Hawaiian steel-string instrumentals. This is the first such compilation of its kind, originally released by Rounder Records in 1974. To get deep with the vintage hawaiian vibe, and a smattering of the classic artists anthologized herein, might I recommend a quick jaunt over to Owl's place and then maybe to Cagedream, for some more Roy Smeck. Enjoy.

This Lemuel Turner track sounds like straight-up bottleneck blues:

Download Link: (V/A) Hula Blues: Vintage Steel Guitar Instrumentals from the '30 and '40s (Rounder, 1974)

320 vinyl rip by Small Wett. Big ups!

Rounder Records 1012

1. Hula Blues - Sol Hoopii
2. Farewell Blues - Sol Hoopii
3. Hawaiin March - Sol Hoopii
4. Melani Anu Ka Makani - Frank Ferera
5. Song Of The Range - Jim And Bob, The Genial Hawaiians
6. Chimes - Jim And Bob, The Genial Hawaiians
7. Kaui Kahio - Biltmore Orchestra
8. Jake Bottle Blues - Lemuel Turner
9. The Cat's Whiskers - Pat Patterson And His Champion Rep Riders
10. Train Song - Sol Hoopii
11. Blues Of The Guitar - Andy Sanella
12. Honolulu Stomp - Hawaiian Serenaders
13. Twelth Street Rag - Sol Hoopii
14. Hilo March - Roy Smeck
15. Kalima Waltz - Roy Smeck
16. Twilight Echoes - Roy Smeck

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Michael Hurley- "Kindest" Dude Alive?

We love us some Michael Hurley around our house. My 2 year old son Amos always points to Armchair Boogie, when he sees it lying around, and squeals "YESH!" (meaning, "play it. play it now!"). Lately, he seems to prefer side 2- or as we call it; "blue bird"- over side 1- which is, of course, "red bird". As Hurley has been gradually rediscovered over these past few years, Armchair Boogie has been the classic album most people have become acquainted with. This is likely due to the public's relative familiarity with his excellent songs from that record: The Werewolf, Sweedeeedee and Troubled Waters, which were all versioned on Cat Power's appropriately titled Covers Record back in 2000. Here's her positively mournful version of Sweedeedee. We're fairly partial to Be Kind to Me and Jocko's Lament, as well. I'm here to tell you, though: There's a whole lot more to classic Michael Hurley than that one album. Do yourself a favor and check out Long Journey, Hi-Fi Snock Uptown and Snockgrass. *BTW, I hear tell that Mississippi Records has plans to rerelease Hi-Fi Snock on vinyl sometime in the nearish future. I've been totally loving their recent Hurley rarities collection, Parsnip Snips. Good stuff.

Here's on song apiece, from those three albums I've been hyping:
"O My Stars" from Snockgrass (wrong album art - from hifi snock- displayed on this video clip)

"Portland Water" from Long Journey

Mediafire Download Links:
Michael Hurley: Hi-Fi Snock Uptown
Michael Hurley- Long Journey
Michael Hurley- Snockgrass