DJ DOLORES – BANDA SONORA MUSICA PARA FILMES
DJ Dolores is one of the leading champions of traditional rural music from Brazil's Northeast. He began DJing in 1989 in his hometown of Recife - 'the Venice Of Brazil' - and soon made a name for himself on the local 'mangue beat' scene, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Lenine and Mundo Livre. By 1997 he was making his own music, grateful of the new technology which made this possible for a 'non-musician'. His stage name (he's not a woman) is something of a provocation of Brazil's culture of machismo and this sense of playfulness and humour has always been embedded in his music. Dolores's latest album Banda Sonora Musica para Filmes is an earnest insight into the magical mind of one Brazil's brightest, most inspired producers and acts as a collection of his musical memories of time spent making music for Brazilian cinema.
ULTIMATE FREE SOUL MOTOWN (VARIOUS ARTISTS)
A really fresh take on music from Motown – served up here in a massive 3CD set done in the best style of the Free Soul series! Like other favorites to fly the Free Soul flag, this collection brings together both hits and overlooked gems – all in a blend of cuts that have a joyous, upbeat sort of groove – the most positive, forward-thinking side of Motown – especially during the label's great late 60s/early 70s prime! The 3CD package is overflowing with greatness – over four hours of music, with 75 titles that include "Battended Ships" by Odyssey, "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Bless You" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, "Love The One You're With" by Supremes & Four Tops, "All The Way Around" by Marvin Gaye, "Stay" by Severin browne, "Running Back & Forth" by Edwin STarr, "Journey Into You" by Leon Ware, "The Day Will Come Between Sunday & Monday" by Kiki Dee, "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" by Eddie Kendricks, "Harmour Love" by Syreeta, "Family Song" by Smokey Robinson, "Give Me Your Love" by Sisters Love, "Do Somethng About It" by Thelma Houston, "In The Middle Of The Feeling" by Three Ounces Of Love, "IF I Could Give You The World" by Hearts Of Stone, "My Eyes Only" by Rare Earth – and lots lots more! ~ Dusty Groove
THE BLUEBEATERS - I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS
Blue Beat & Rock Steady combo The BlueBeaters, kick off the Holiday Season with their brand new Christmas single "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus". The track has been originally released by the Ronettes in 1963 for The Phil Spector's "A Christmas Gift for You" album. Curious how the album was a flop upon its initial release and only became a classic in 1972 when it was rereleased by Apple.