Best of 2013

December 31, 2013 § Leave a comment

Lullabies of Many Lands collected and rendered into English vers

I’m compiling this list based on albums that I played on repeat at some point during 2013. There’s just too much good music that came out this year, I have to limit it to stuff that kept me coming back.

1. Stephen Steinbrink – “Arranged Waves” Holy Pages

2. Broderick & Broderick – “Broderick & Broderick” Team Love

3. Kurt Vile – “Wakin On A Pretty Daze” Matador

4. Molly Drake – “self titled” Squirrel Thing Recordings

5. Peter Walker – “Has Anybody Seen Our Freedoms” Delmore

6. Knxwledge – “Hexual Sealings”



Tom Waits – Alice (Original Demos)

December 30, 2013 § Leave a comment


1 There’s Only Alice
2 And No One Knows I’m Gone
3 Table Top Joe
4 Komme Nie Zu Spat
5 Hang Me In The Bottle
6 Down The Reeperbahn
7 One, Two And Through
8 Everything You Can Think Of Is True
9 …But There’s Never A Rose
10 What Became Of Old Father Craft
11 Chained Together For Life
12 Falling Down The Lane
13 Untitled
14 Instrumental Piece 1
15 Instrumental Piece 2
16 Instrumental Piece 3
17 Instrumental Piece 4
18 Instrumental Piece 5
19 Instrumental Piece 6
20 Instrumental Piece 7
21 Instrumental Piece 8
22 Instrumental Piece 9
23 Instrumental Piece 10


Chris Smither – Don’t it Drag On (1972)

November 20, 2013 § Leave a comment










Another great 70’s folk rarity.

Artist: Chris Smither
Title Of Album: Don’t It Drag On
Year Of Release: 1972
Label: Poppy / PYS5704
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock, Folk Blues, Psych
Total Time: 35:16 min
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks, vinyl)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 84 mb / 151 mb


01] Lonesome Georgia Brown
02] Down In The Flood
03] I’ve Got Mine
04] Statesboro Blues
05] Another Way To Find You
06] No Expectations
07] Friend Of The Devil
08] Don’t It Drag On
09] Every Mother’s Son
10] Mail Order Mystics
11] I Feel The Same

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Wilburn Burchette – Guitar Grimoire (1973)

June 25, 2013 § Leave a comment


Moments of this remind me of Willie Lanes album Recliner Ragas. Really really good.

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Dan Lambert – Hot Time on the Old Town Tonight

June 25, 2013 § Leave a comment



Dan Lambert’s long out of press record “hot time on the old town tonight” Dan Lambert was featured on Numero Group’s Wayfaring Strangers Guitar Soli Compilation

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Daniel Lecht – Fireheart/Fireriver Music for Guitars 6 & 12 String Solos & Collaborations (1977)

June 25, 2013 § 2 Comments









Found this on Ebay, Seems to be self released. Get a load of that album art. Pretty decent record too.

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Mark Lang – Texas John Boscoe

June 25, 2013 § Leave a comment


Had a hard time acquiring a copy of this record. Really great guitar soli music in the vein of Leo Kotke or John Fahey. Brother of Takoma guitarist Peter Lang. Recorded at Sound 80 studio.

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Lata Mangeshkar – Meera Bhajans

May 4, 2012 § Leave a comment


Side A
01. Sanvaro Nandnandan
02. Kinun Sang Khelun Holi
03. Mhara Re Giridhar Gopal
04. Thane Kanee Kanee Sunava
Side B
01. Maee Mhano Supnama Parnare Dinanath
02. Oji Hari Kit Gaye
03. Ramaiya Bin Nind Na Aave
04. Sanvara Mari Preet
I looked everywhere for this tape on ebay and couldn’t find it luckily someone uploaded these lovely Flac versions. The magnificent Lata Mangeshkar singing Bhajans (Indian devotional songs).  This stuff really speaks for itself.
FLAC: Side A   Side B

Sacred Harp – Feast Of The Green Corn (C32)

April 3, 2012 § Leave a comment


Purchase a limited edition of Sacred Harp’s Feast of the Green Corn tape from Mirror Universe, I swear it’ll make you burn your bra and sell your Mustang.


The Dove Azima – S/T

November 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

“Moving to the outer fringes of psych-folk, The Dove Azima is a deeply American recording. This solo project of Zack Hay has folk sensibilities much like John Fahey’s and hearkens to roots music from an era before the cultural tributaries of rock, country, and folk had parted ways. American avant-gardists have also crept much more into Hay’s sound since his last, more straightforward album, Bronze Horse. Hay himself had written of his interest in naïve experiences with guitar and he seems to have stumbled upon the steel string’s extended faculties a la Eugene Chadbourne; extended guitar techniques in general are almost never as visceral and hypnotic as they are on this LP, however. Hay’s detuned meditations can sometimes sound as weird as Jandek or sometimes lush and heady like Harry Partch’s microtonalities. Like a decayed American flag you found buried in the woods, The Dove Azima is one of the more brilliant pieces of Americana I’ve ever heard. It begs for many repeated listens and one oughtn’t neglect such a request.” – Nat Roe, WFMU