Braziliero Mixtape

vamos brasil

A little playlist of Brazilian sounds. Enjoy as you watch the synchronized swimming.

Or wrestling.

Or badminton

Or discus.


Track Listing:

01 Bahia (Aka: Baia) [Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd]

02 Sangria [Ceu]

03 Reza [Flora Purim]

04 Brazil [Frank Sinatra]

05 Brazilica [Ramsey Lewis]

06 Roda [Sergio Mendes and Brasilia 66]

07 Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) [feat. Seu Jorge]

08 Desifinado [Joao Gilberto]

09 A Novidade [Gilberto Gil]

10 Tristeza E Solidão [Baden Powell and Vincius De Moraes]

11 Ou Bola Ou Bolica [Tamba Trio]

12 River Song [Bebel Gilberto]

13 Agua de Beber [Jovem Brasa]

14 Samba Dobrado [Djavan]

15 Tamanco Na Samba [O Trio 3D]

16 Chica-Chica-Boom-Chic [Les Etoiles]

17 The Look Of Love [Sergio Mendes and Brasilia 66]

18 Na Rua da Sao Paulo [Kaboko Meu]

19 Brazilian Stomp [George Benson and Earl Klugh]

20 The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) [Frank Sinatra and Antonio Jobim]



Bhajan and Kirtan Mixtape


Get mystical. Get spirit filled. Raise your vibration. Rattle your bones.  Sing some bhajans and kirtans.

Track Listing:

01 Deedney Deedar Sahib []Bhai Harjinder Singhji Srinagar Wale and Sant Niranjan Singhji Jawadi Kalan Wale]

02 Shiv Rath [Rohtas Baba]

03 Nain ghat ghatatan ek ghari [Kumar Gandharva]

04 Bhajan [Unknown]

05 Kyoon Paani Mein Malmal Nahaye [Anup Halota]

06 Main To Prem Diwani [Juthika Roy]

07 Shankar Ram Gayo (Folk Song [Gulzar Bhar])

08 Govinda Bhajan [J. Mevandy]

09 Beet Gaye Din Bhajan Bina Re (Kabir) [Sanjeev Abyankar]

10 Bhajan – Malhar Mala – Badar Dekh Dari Ho – Shayam Main [Sultana Parween]

11 Shabad [Saida Begum]

12 Na Mein Dharmi [OS Arun]

13 Sodat Ki Chowk [Dr Gurnam Singh]

14 Har Har Maroonga [Prahald Singh Tipanya]

15 Ramaiya Bin Nind Na Aave [Lata Mangeshkar]

16 Hansa Re Hans Hans [Unknown]

17 Apna Aap Pahchan Re (Kabir Bhajan) [C.H. Atma]

18 Bhajan Kar Rab Da [Sardar Surjeet Singh]

19 Aisi Laagi Lagan [Anup Jalota]

20 Raga Misra Tilang – Bhajan [Kaushiki Chakrabarty]



Global Gambol

global gambol

Tajikistan, Iraq, Congo, Haiti, Niger, Cuba, Syria, USA, Greece and Azerbaijan are just some countries represented herein!


Track Listing:

01 Dilkash [Habil Aliev]

02 Ishtâr (Assyrian-Babylonian Goddess of Fertility) [Munir and Omar Bashir]

03 Raghuvamsasuta [Chitti Babu]

04 Modar

05 Youyou Aleli Veka [Wendo Kolosoy]

06 Seme lecon [Rodrigue Milien et Combite Creole]

07 Semsam (Assyrian) [Ibrahim Keivo]

08 Criminal Mother-In-Law [Antonis Diamantidis]

09 Ya Ra’ab [Zafa]

10 Marina [Ilham al Madfai]

11 El Microphono ]Mexican Institute of Sound]

12 Bahor omad [Mubaraksho]

13 Imidiwan Win Sahara [Tinariwen]

14 Alma Impura [Orquesta Aragon]

15 Kunglim Guli [Yulduz Usmanova]

16 Ишки пок

17 White Horse In Dark Valley [Riley Lee]


Early Winter Mixtape

She Moves On

An early winter mixtape of warm comforting sounds. Featuring jazzy organ from South Africa (AM Stragglers), covers aplenty, (The Mirettes, Rueben Wilson, Georgia Soul Council) and a touch of jazz, roots, pop and fused qawwali!

She may be gone but you can still smile with this.


Track Listing

01 This Is The Army Of Forgotten Souls [Transglobal Underground]

02 Lady Day [Georgia Soul Council]

03 Mi Confesion [Gotan Project]

04 Go Ahead [Lightning Hopkins]

05 Almost Fed Up With the Blues [John Hiatt]

06 Police [Wajha]

07 The Fisherman Leo Kottke]

08 Jungle Strut [Gene Ammons]

09 Stand by Your Man [The Mirettes]

10 Lady Marmalade [Mongo Santamaria]

11 The Cisco Kid [Rueben Wilson]

12 This Place I Call Home [George Duke]

13 She Moves On [Paul Simon]

14 For Once In My Life [Live] {The Temptations]

15 I’m a Manchild [Uptown Funk Empire]

16 The Long Road [Eddie Vedder and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan]

17 Maula Maula [Divya Lewis, Qadir Khan, Murtaza Khan, Rabani Khan]

18 Ain’t That Loving You, Baby [Robert Curtis Smith]

19 Global a Go-Go [Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros]

20 When The Trail Goes Cold [Wooden Wand]

21 Love Minus Zero [Eliza Gilkyson]

22 Blue Pumps [The A.M. Stragglers]

23 Here I am Broken Hearted [T Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Otis Spann]

24 Boat To Nowhere [Anoushka Shankar]

25 French Ska [Skashanas]

26 Silver Mantis [The Alpha Band]

27 Broke and Hungry [Blind Lemon Jefferson]

28 Des croissants de soleil [Emilie-Claire Barlow]

29 Good Morning Blues [Karen Dalton]

30 The Lewinsky March [Rabih Abou Khalil]


Breakthrough Afrika


God bless every African musician. We would all live much more miserable lives without you.

Track Listing v.1

01 Minuit [Fagaru Evolution]

02 Muxima [Os Keizos]

03 Amasco dima no [Rochereau and African Fiesta]

04 Aura moreno[ Tabu Ley Rochereau]

05 Bowao [Tiers Monde]

06 Bholen Mwana [Orchestre Negro Succes]

07 Bahole Njalo [Mahlathini]

08 Camarada Kill Bill [Paulo Flores]

09 Belga [Cesaria Evora]

10 Tezeta [Getatchew Mekurya]

11 Zunkuluke [Quatre Etoiles]

12 Saudades De Luanda [Os Keizos]

13 Tika Nasakola [Sam Mangwana]

14 K’an Ben [Taj Mahal and Toumani Diabate]

15 Makono [Lobi Traore]

16 Wariko [Amadou Balake]



Track Listing v.2

17 Petit Sekou [Bembeya Jazz National]

18 Testament Ya Bowule [Simaro Massiya Lutumba]

19 Rhumba [The Cold Storage Band]

20 Breakthrough [The Funkees]

21 Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu [Brenda Fassie]

22 The More I See You [The Invaders]

23 Mke wa kwanza [Orcestre Simba Wanyki]

24 Awé Ho Mè [Orchestre Black Santiago]

25 Retany [Tarika]

26 Mi Guajeo [Orchestre N’guewel]

27 Almokerkum Neber [Hiru Begele]

28 Marie Lou [Tabu Ley]

29 Mr. Bull Dog (45 Version) [The MEbusas]

30 Tar Hani (My Love) [Bombino]

31 Kôté Don [Rokia Traore]

32 O Mang [Hi Hop Pantsula]



International Jazz Day


Yesterday was International jazz Day.  With America’s greatest cultural contribution in the doldrums (about as popular as snakes and stomach cancer in the polls) let’s do our bit to give good old Jazz a bit of rousing cheer.


Part 1:

01 Soul Stirrin’ [Bennie Green]

02 Bocochê [Baden Powell and Vinicius De Moraes]

03 Clarinet Marmelade [Louis Armstrong]

04 Move On [The Bamboos]

05 In Walked Bud [Thelonious Monk]

06 River of Crystals [Kenji Kawai]

07 Young Man [Mose Allison]

08 A Little Yellow Ribbon [Nat King Cole Trio]

09 Without A Song [Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra]

10 Naima’s Love Song [John Hicks Quartet featuring Bobby Watson]

11 Rouvé Canal La [Barel and Honore Coppet]

12 Sialkot[ Red Baraat]

13 Creole Love Call [Art Baron]

14 Cut Plug [Sonny Stitt]

15 G.P.’s Boogie [Muddy Waters Band]

16 Underground System [Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Egypt 80]

Pt. 1

Part 2:

01 Don’t Cha Hear Me Callin’ To Ya [Junior Mance]

02 Black Up [Karl Bryan and Count Ossie]

03 Dickie’s Dream [Jay McShann]

04 You’ve Made Me So Very Happy [Jiro Inagaki and Soul Big Media]

05 A Hymn For Us (Part 2)[Kyle Shepherd]

06 Sconsolato [Mark Murphy]

07 Layin’ In The Cut [Lonnie Smith]

08 Latin Bantu Lounge [Afro-American-Arctic]

09 Where or When [Bill Charlap Trio]

10 John Lewis [Herlin Riley Quintet]

11 Rhumba [The Cold Storage Band]

12 Death [Bob Brozman]

13 I Get a Kick Out Of You [Jerry Wiggins Trio]

14 Slop [Charles Mingus]

15 April in Paris [Ahmad Jamal]

16 Mon Homme (My Man) [Dee Dee Bridgewater]

17 Fly Me To The Moon [Ramsey Lewis Trio]

18 Concierto De Aranjuez (Part 1) [Miles Davis and Gil Evans]

19 Groovin’ [George Benson]

20 Blues for Alvina [Take 4] (Freddie Hubbard)


Death and Dying Mix



Here and gone.

So soon and without any warning.

David, Alan, Merle, Arjan, Sherie, Teddy and now Prince.

The heart is too heavy at the moment.

Death and dying.

It’s inevitable, I know.

But it still is shit for those of us left here.


50 songs on the subject.

Track Listing:

01 Mahindra Death Ride [The Bombay Royale]

02 Death Letter [Son House]

03 Country Death Song [Violent Femmes]

04 Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting [Re. J. M. Gates]

05 Dying Anyway [Ben Sidran]

06 Death Is Not the End Carl Broemel]

07 Asta-asta (You are gone) [Sherali Jo’raev]

08 Bury Me Deep In Love [Jimmy Little]

09 Low Down Death Right Easy [Dock Reed]

10 River Of Death [The Bluegrass Album Band]

11 De la Vie a la Mort (From Life to Death) [Zap Mama]

12 Love and Death [Ebo Taylor]

13 A Fiddler Dead And Gone [Stairwell Sisters]

14 13 (Death March) [JImmy Smith and Wes Montgomery]

15 Dying Crapshooter’s Blues [Blind Willie McTell]

16 Dying from Home and Lost [Louvin Brothers]

17 The Engineer’s Dying Child [Johnny Cash]

18 ‘Til I’m Dead And Gone [Randy Travis]

19 Our Friend Is Gone [Earl Gaines]

20 Dixieland Funeral [Chuck E Weiss]

21 Ain’t Nobody’s Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone [Jack Tottle]

22 Press My Dying Pillow [The Jubilee Hummingbirds]

23 Nyule Drelwa, Calling Down of deities to subjugate evil spirit; and Kulwa, its death, stabbed by Black Hat [Unknown Bhutanese Monks]

24 Like an Angel Passing through My Room [Sophie Van Otter and Elvis Costello]

25 Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Saviour [The Holmes Brothers]



Vol. 2

26 Fancy Funeral [Lucinda Williams]

27 Drivin’ Nails in My Coffin [Asleep at the Wheel]

28 Burying Ground [Muddy Waters]

29 To Love Is To Bury [Cowboy Junkies]

30 For A Dancer [Jackson Browne]

31 God Is in the House [Nick Cave and the Badseeds]

32 You Got To Die [Blind Willie McTell]

33 And Am I Born to Die [Bela Fleck and Abigail Washington]

34 Live And Die [Avett Brothers]

35 Are You Afraid To Die [Louvin Brothers]

36 She Took a Lot of Pills and Died [Robbie Fulks]

37 Death Of Ladies’ Man [Leonard Cohen]

38 After You Die [Tom Waits]

39 Before the Old Man Died [Paul Kelly]

40 Black Cadillac [Lightnin Hopikins]

41 Waiting ’round To Die [Townes Van Zandt]

42 The Hearse Is Backed Up [Lightnin Hopkins]

43 Thre Ain’t No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down [Brother Claude Ely]

44 Dig My Grave [Kate and Anna McGarrigle]

45 Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep [Harry Manx and Kevin Breit]

46 Graveyard [The Devil Makes Three]

47 Roll, Jordan, Roll [Mahalia Jackson]

48 The Far Side Banks of Jordan [Bluegrass Gospel Project]

49 Let the Mystery Be [Iris Dement]

50 O Death [Ralph Stanley]