August 8, 2018 Playlist

"Music" by Buzzy Linhart (1970)
Buzzy Linhart "Music"  1970 (USA)
An obscure classic for sure, hipped to me by a listener request. William "Buzzy" Linhart was a childhood vibraphone prodigy who moved to NYC in the early sixties and roomed with John Sebastian of Loving Spoonful (and "Welcome Back Kotter" theme), and played gigs with Fred Neil (author of Nilsson's classic "Everybody's Talkin'"). From there he went on to play with Seventh Sons, one of the first raga-rock bands who released an album on the weird ESP label, followed by a series of five obscure solo albums between 1969 and 1974 (while also having a bit of success as a TV and movie actor typecast in "hippie" roles). Also: he co-wrote "You've Got To Have Friends" which is Bette Midler's theme song! This week's classic album is probably the best of his solo LP's, being a lovely concoction of Tin Pan Alley, folk, country, blues, jazz, psychedelia, raga/world music, and some heavy jams. A charming enough singer who wrote catchy tunes, above all Buzzy seems to be a "musician's musician" -- why he even recruited Skunk Baxter from The Dan of Steel to play on his 1972 Buzzy album (the same year as their debut album)!
On another topic, my two favorite Japanese dames! Representing the two poles of contemporary J-Pop: the overwhelming cuteness of Kyary and the dark catharsis of Haru!
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
Haru Nemuri Make More Noise Of You
   / Narashite ("Sound")
Haru To Shura (N)2018 (Perfect)Japan
Wand Town MeetingPerfume (N)2018 (Drag City)USA
Ty Segall & White Fence Other Way / Prettiest Dog / Do Your HairJoy (N)2018 (Drag City)USA
Dr. Octagon
(with Del The Funky Homosapien)
3030 Meets The Doc, part 1Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (N)2018 (Bulk)USA
Death Grips Death Grips Is Online /  Flies / Black PaintYear Of The Snitch (N)2018 (Third Worlds)USA
Thee Oh Sees OverthrownSmote Reverser (N - preview from forthcoming album)2018 (Castle Face)USA
Judas Priest Children Of The SunFirepower (N)2018 (Epic)UK
Sleep Leagues BeneathWeb single (N)2018 (Williams Street)USA
Buzzy LinhartThe Bag I'm In (Fred Neil)Music
Buzzy LinhartMother's Red LightMusic
Buzzy LinhartTalk About A MorningMusic
Buzzy LinhartSing Joy / Tutti Frutti (Little Richard)Buzzy1972USA
SweetwaterIt Ain't EasyMelon1971USA
The Jimmy Castor BunchLuther The Anthropoid (Ape Man)Phase Two1972USA
The Jimmy Castor BunchSpace AgeE-Man Groovin'1976USA
Charles EarlandSons Of The GodsOdyssey1976USA
BrainstormFunky EntertainmentFunky Entertainment1979USA
RedboneCookin' With D' RedboneBeaded Dreams Through Turquoise Eyes1974USA
Root Boy Slim & The Sex Change BandI Want It NowRoot Boy Slim & The Sex Change Band1978USA
Ten Wheel DriveHow Long Before I'm GoneBrief Replies1970USA
The Friends Of DistinctionDying To Live (Edgar Winter)Friends & People1971USA
Hugh MasekelaI Just Wasn't Made For These Times (The Beach Boys)Hugh Masekela's Latest1967South Africa
Winter ConsortUn Abraco (live)Road1970USA
Body/Head Last TimeThe Switch (N)2018 (Matador)USA
OOIOOReturn To NOW!!!Gold And Green2000Japan
Jon Hassell PicnicListening To Pictures (Pentimento Volume One) (N)2018 (Ndeya)USA
The Orb Other Blue WorldsNo Sounds Are Out Of Bounds (N)2018 (Cooking Vinyl)UK
Kyary Pamyu PamyuInvader InvaderNanda Collection2013Japan
Kyary Pamyu PamyuFamily PartyPika Pika Fantajin2014Japan
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