Monday, November 05, 2007

Forgotten Hits Vs. Hot Boppin Instrumentals

A couple of months ago i got an e-mail from Simon Iddol. He told him that he listened to the Hot Boppin Instrumentals compilation i'd made and together with some fellow dj's got inspired to make a remix compilation. I was very suprised when i heard the songs, and if you haven't heard them yet i'm sure you will too. They made remixes with the vocals of Christina Aguilera , Gwen Steffani, Nelly Furtado, The black Eyed Peas and even Edwin Starr and Stevie Wonder to name a few. Respect and thanks to the remixers Apollo Zero, Celebrity Murder Party, Copycat, DJ Earlybird, ElectroSound, LDM101, Lobsterdust, RIAA, ToToM, World Famous Audio Hacker, Zamali and last but not least Simon Iddol for this great compilation.
By popular demand i re-uploaded Hot Boppin Oldies too plus i'm working on a part two called Cold Boppin Instrumentals
Enjoy the music.
Tracklist in comments.
Download link Hot Boppin Instrumentals:
Download link Forgotten Hits:

Monday, April 23, 2007

Elvis Presley - Crawfish

From the 1958 movie "King Creole".

Elvis Presley - Pocket Full Of Rainbows

From the 1960 movie "G.I. Blues".

Ricardo Roca - Sospecha

Here's another great version of "Suspicion".

Various Artists - Elvis And Friends Vol. 2

And here's part two of Elvis and friends featuring cover versions by Bobby Vee, Jacky Delmone, Terry Stafford, Roger Douglas, Cliff Richards and more.

Tracklist in comments.

Elvis Presley - Fever

From the 1973 performance "Aloha In Hawaii"

Elvis Presley - Put The Blame On Me

From the 1965 movie "Tickle Me"

Elvis Presley - We'll Be Together

And another one from the movie "Girls Girls Girls".

Elvis presley - Thanks To The Rolling Sea

Also from the 1962 movie "Girls Girls Girls".

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Elvis Presley - Earth Boy

From the 1962 movie "Girls Girls Girls".

Various Artists - Elvis And Friends Vol. 1

Here's a compilation of some of the mellow songs Elvis recorded mainly in the 60's with a couple of nice cover versions too by Bobby Vee, Johnny Burnette and the Dutch Rob de Nijs. I will post part two later this week.

Tracklist in comments:

I'm Back

Hello music lovers,

I'm back on the blog again.
First i had some busy months and second i couldn't log in to the blog anymore.
Still figuring out what was wrong.

Well let's continue here, the next two posts will be an Elvis And Friends compilations.
Plus i will put some nice video links too.

Also i need some input of what kind of music you want me to upload for you, please let me know.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Machito - Mambo A La Savoy

Machito played a huge role in the history of Latin jazz, for his bands of the 1940s were probably the first to achieve a fusion of powerful Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz improvisation. At its roaring best, the band had a hard-charging sound, loaded with jostling, hyperactive bongos and congas and razor-edged riffing brass. Machito was the front man, singing, conducting, shaking maracas, while his brother-in-law Mario Bauzá was the innovator behind the scenes, getting Machito to hire jazz-oriented arrangers. The son of a cigar manufacturer, Machito became a professional musician in Cuba in his teens before he emigrated to America in 1937 as a vocalist with La Estrella Habanera. He worked with several Latin artists and orchestras in the late '30s, recording with the then-dominant Latin bandleader Xavier Cugat. After an earlier aborted attempt to launch a band with Bauzá, Machito founded the Afro-Cubans in 1940, taking on Bauza the following year as music director where he remained for 35 years. After making some early 78s for Decca, the Afro-Cubans really began to catch on after the end of World War II, appearing with -- and no doubt influencing -- Stan Kenton's orchestra (Machito played maracas on Kenton's recordings of "The Peanut Vendor" and "Cuban Carnival") and recording some exciting sides for Mercury and Clef. Upon Bauzá's urging, Machito's band featured a galaxy of American jazz soloists on its recordings from 1948 to 1960, including Charlie Parker (heard memorably on "No Noise"), Dizzy Gillespie, Flip Phillips, Howard McGhee, Buddy Rich, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Cannonball Adderley, Herbie Mann, Curtis Fuller and Johnny Griffin. Playing regularly at New York's Palladium, Machito's band reached its peak of popularity during the mambo craze of the 1950s, survived the upheavals of the '60s and despite the loss of Bauza in 1976, continued to work frequently in the '60s, '70s, and early '80s when the term "salsa" came into use. The band recorded for Pablo (in tandem with Gillespie) and Timeless in its later years, and was playing Ronnie Scott's club in London in 1984 when Machito suffered a fatal stroke.

Well here is for you latin jazz music at it's best from the university of Mambo music, thanks to Mario Bauzá, Machito and all the rest of the musicians who played on these songs.

Tracklist in comments.
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Esther Phillips - And I Love Him

Here's a great cover version of the by John Lennon and Paul McCarthy penned song "And I Love Him", introduced by John Lennon.