Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, and Lata Mangeshkar - An Evening In Paris / Love In Tokyo

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A (An Evening In Paris)
01. An Evening In Paris (Mohammed Rafi)
02. Akele Akele Kahan Ja Rahe Ho (Mohammed Rafi)
03. Diwane Ka Naam To Puchho (Mohammed Rafi)
04. Raat Ke Hum Safar (Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle)
05. Aasman Se Aaya Farishta (Mohammed Rafi)
06. Mera Dil Hai Tera (Mohammed Rafi)

Side B (Love In Tokyo)
07. Love In Tokyo (Mohammed Rafi)
08. Koi Matwala (Lata Mangeshkar)
09. Oh Mere Shahe Khuban (Mohammed Rafi)
10. Sayonara (Lata Mangeshkar)
11. Oh Mere Shahe Khuban (Lata Mangeshkar)
12. Aaja Re Aa (Mohammed Rafi)

I've got a real treat for you all today.  Two of my top 5 Bollywood soundtracks on the same tape!  They fit together very nicely.  Mostly Mohammed Rafi solo songs, which is great in my book.  Shankar & Jaikishan (the composer duo) do a great job of fusing Parisian and Tokyo styles into the music while keeping true to Bollywood sound we all love.  I've said it once and I'll say it again: 60's Bollywood is solid gold.  If you only get one Bollywood tape from this blog, make it this one.

Here's a preview from track 1:
Evening (4/28/12) Tr 1 Samp by tapesssss

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Djeneba Seck - Kankeletigui


Side A
01. Kankeletigui
02. Baro
03. Mirimagni

Side B
01. Ladilikan
02. Djougouya
03. Kewaledjougou

Djeneba Seck is amazing.  Here is a little bio page if you're curious.  The vocals are reminiscent of Nahawa Doumbia at some points.  Really, the only thing I can find to complain about is the short duration of the tape (runs just under 30 minutes, which is why the FLAC fits in one file this time).  Check it out.

Here is a sample from track 3:
Djeneba (4/25/12) Tr 3 Samp by tapesssss

Monday, April 23, 2012

11 Japanese Pop 45s From the 60s and 70s


FLAC:   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3
320kbps MP3:  Part 1   Part 2

Barb Satake (バーブ佐竹) - [BS666] 銀蝶ルース
01. 銀蝶ルース
02. 愛しい人よ

Futami Child Arita (有田双美子) - [BS669] ひとりぼっちにさせないで
01.  ひとりぼっちにさせないで
02. あの人に逢いたい

Jacques Viale - [Y-14-N] ちょっとまってくだきい
01. ちょっとまってくだきい
02. 恋は気まま

Masaaki Hirao (平尾昌晃) - [BS640] 破れた恋にも虹がある
01. 破れた恋にも虹がある
02. ひとらごと

Midori Sasa (笹みどら) - [CW1074] おんな橋小唄
01. おんな橋小唄
02. 涙がともだち

Shiro Nishiki (錦城) - [BS670] 大阪流れ花
01. 大阪流れ花
02. 男と女のブル一ス

Takashi Furuya & The Freshmen (古谷充とザ・フレッシュメン) - [JRT1005] 夜は流れる
01. 夜は流れる
02. 抱いてほしいの

Teruhiko Saigo (西郷輝彦) - ガラスの涙
01. ガラスの涙
02. ふたりの渚

Yukio Hirakawa (平川幸夫) - [BS646] 泣かせる東京
01. 泣かせる東京
02. 涙よこっそら出ておいで

早坂絃子 - [BS7140] 幸 (しあわせ) 福
01. 幸 (しあわせ) 福
02. 悲恋 (Nessuno Di Voi)

英亜里 - [SONA-86027] 古都の雨
01. 古都の雨
02. ニ時間待ちました

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Alhaji Sikiru Ayinde Barrister - Olympic '96


Side A
01. Atlanta Olympic '96
02. Aiye Pe Moku
03. Mogaji Hamidu Salahu

Side B
04. Awa Ndupe Iowo Oluwa
05. Late Hadjia Mainunat Balogun
06. E Fura
07. Adeyemi Adesanya

In 1996, the Nigerian men's football (soccer) team overcame all odds and came out with the gold medal at the Atlanta Summer Olympics.  This guy was so psyched that he recorded an album for them.  Very energetic, long jams mostly comprised of drums and vocals.  It's about 30 minutes per side so I had to split Side A into 2 parts for the FLAC (scans are in part 2).  Thanks to imago for pointing out what the full/real name of the artist of the tape is.

Lots more African stuff on the way in the coming weeks.  And I mean lots.

Here's a preview from track 3: Aare (4/22/12) Tr 3 Samp by tapesssss

Friday, April 20, 2012

주찬양 선교단 - 일어나라 빛을발하라

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A
01. 일어나라 빛을발하라
02. 빛
03. 열여주소서
04. 예수이름 높이세
05. 보혈찬송 Medley
06. 때문에

Side B
07. 나를 받으옵소서
08. 찬양하라 내영혼아
09. 주를 찬양
10. 내안에 있는 그이름
11. Finale

When I saw the cover art for this, I had to buy it.  I mean, look at it.  It could be any kind of music, right?  Well, turned out it's a choir from a church(?) in Korea.  This isn't your grandma's choir music.  There are some really strange moments on this tape.  I'll be the first one to admit that it's pretty boring most of the time.  But those weird moments make this one worth it, so I'm posting it.

Special thanks to imdrowning2ohno for typing out the characters for me.

Here's a preview from track 2:
주찬양 선교단 (4/20/12) Tr 2 Samp by tapesssss

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Kiyoko Suizenji (水前寺清子) - Three 45s


[CW-846] Kamisama No Koibito (1968)
01. Kamisama No Koibito
02. Hohoemi

[CW-1000] Tokyo De Dame Nara (1969)
01. Tokyo De Dame Nara
02. San-en Nagashi Uta

[CW-1050] Ichi Tasu Ichi No Ondo (1970)
01. Ichi Tasu Ichi No Ondo
02. ABC Kouta

Okay, okay, these aren't tapes; they're 45rpm record singles.  I found a bunch of Japanese 45s from the 60's and 70's and these were too good to not share.  Hymie's Records always surprises me with amazing finds.  All three of the singles in this download are from the same great singer: Kiyoko Suizenji.  I can find almost nothing about her online (although I admittedly didn't dig very hard).  There may be some more Japanese 45s coming up in the next couple weeks.  The middle sleeve pictured above is a scan of mine and the top and bottom ones were found online since my copies didn't have them.

Here is a sample from Tokyo De Dame Nara:
Kiyoko (4/19/12) Tokyo Samp by tapesssss

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mohammed Rafi & Asha Bhosle - Mere Sanam / Kashmir Ki Kali

FLAC:   Part 1   Part 2

Side A (Mere Sanam)
01. Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera (Asha Bhosle)
02. Yeh Ab Aap Sochiye (Mohammad Rafi & Asha Bhosle)
03. Pukarta Chala Hoon Main (Mohammad Rafi)
04. Jaye Aap Kahan Jayenge (Asha Bhosle)
05. Humdum Mere Maan Bhi Jao
06. Tukde Hain Mere Dilke (Mohammad Rafi)
07. Bhala Mano Bura Mano (Mohammad Rafi)

Side B (Kashmir Ki Kali)
08. Tarif Karun Kya Uski (Mohammad Rafi)
09. Hai Duniya Usiki Zamana Usiki (Mohammad Rafi)
10. Meri Jaan Bale Bale (Mohammad Rafi & Asha Bhosle)
11. Balma Khuli Hawa Men (Asha Bhosle)
12. Diwana Hua Baadal (Mohammad Rafi & Asha Bhosle)
13. Isharon Isharon Men Dil Lene Wale (Mohammad Rafi & Asha Bhosle)
14. Subhan Allah Hai Haseen Chehra (Mohammad Rafi)

Wonderful double-soundtrack from the 1965 Mere Sanam and the 1964 Kashmir Ki Kali.  The soundtracks feature solos and duets from Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle.  Vintage Bollywood music is where it's at.  Enjoy!

Here's a preview from track 7:
MR&AB (04/16/12) Tr 2 Samp by tapesssss

Monday, April 9, 2012

Umm Kulthum - Haseebak Lezzaman (Hasibak lil-zaman)

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A
01. Haseebak Lezzaman / Hasibak lil-zaman (Part 1)
     Composer: Riyad al-Sunbati, Lyrics: Mahmud Hasan Isma'il

Side B
02. Haseebak Lezzaman / Hasibak lil-zaman (Part 2)
03. filler music

There was a j-card for this, but it was for a different tape so I'm just including the scan of the actual tape.  This is a great performance from somewhere between 1957 (according to this discography) and 1964 (according to daretelayam).  Audio quality is excellent and it's not constantly maxing out the volume like the other 2 I have posted here so far.

Here is a preview from Part 1: Umm (4/9/12) Side A samp by tapesssss

Friday, April 6, 2012

ASKI (Akademi Seni Karawitan Indonesia) Surakarta - Tulis Kresna (Aneka Jineman Vol 2)

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A
01. Jineman TULIS KRESNA Pelog lima
02. Jineman UNDUR-UNDUR KAJONGAN, Lancaran PARISUKA kalajengaken lelagon KANG CUMENGKLING, RAMPAK REMPEG wangsul PARISUKA Pelog nem.

Side B
03. Jineman MIJIL Pelog nyamat
04. Jineman MOROKANGEN, Bawa Sekar Macapat ASMARADANA JAKALOLA Katampen gendhing KEMBANG LUMBU minggah JURANG JUGRUG, BRIBIL, Srepeg PAJANG dipun uran-urani SINOM GRANDHEL, GAMBUH terus GO DRIL LUMAJANG Pelog nem

Beautiful gamelan stuff from Indonesia.  Don't really know what to say about it since I don't really have a developed ear for the subtleties of gamelan music.  It's a great tape.  Enjoy!

Here is a preview from Side B:
Aski (4/6/12) Side B Samp by tapesssss

Monday, April 2, 2012

Lata Mangeshkar & Madan Mohan - All Time Greats (Vol. 2)

FLAC:   Side A   Side B

Side A
01. Pyar Mein Jalnewalon Ko
02. Aaja Kahin Se Aaja Part I
03. Aaja Kahin Se Aaja Part II
04. Woh Jo Milte The Kabhi
05. Hai Isi Mein Pyar Ki Abroo
06. Khelo Na Mere Dil Se
07. Na Aasmaan Na Sitare
08. Lag Ja Gale

Side B
09. Pyar Kya Hota Hai
10. Khanak Gayo Haye
11. Hum Hain Mataye
12. Aap Ki Baten
13. Mushkil Hai Jeena
14. Jaiye Hamse Khafa

Here it is folks, volume 2!  Fewer tracks on this one but it's about quality not quantity.  And this one has plenty of quality.  I think I like this one better than volume 1.  Lots of beautiful sitar/veena work.  There's just something special about the old Bollywood stuff from before the time of widely-used synthesizers.  For more information on the lyricists and the films the songs come from, check the scan of the back of the j-card in the download.  All songs composed by Madan Mohan and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Thanks to everyone visiting this site!  I broke 1,500 total page views (1,000 in May alone) this week.  I didn't expect to get such a good response so quickly, so really thank you all for coming and enjoying the music.

Special thanks to Oriental Traditional Music and Bodega Pop for directing a lot of traffic this way.

Here is a preview from track 12:
Lata Mohan (4/2/12) Track 12 Sample by tapesssss