Sarin Smoke - Smokescreen 2007
Underground psychadelic noise in side project of Tom Carter (Charalambides) and Pete Swanson (Yellow Swan)
1. Beneath the Paving Stone - The Beach!
2. Russian Waterfall
Lonnie Donnegan - 1978
Compilation of Donnegan’s releases put out on label ‘Music for Pleasure’ as a kind of introduction to his work. Lonnie Donnegan was responsible for more than 20 UK top 30 hits and was super famous before everyone became obsessed with the Beatles. Most renowned for his contribution to the resurgence of skiffle.
3. Stewball 1971
4. Battle of New Orleans 1958
5. Pick a Bale of Cotton 1962
Lakatos Gypsy Band - Hungarian Folk Songs and Dances 1960
6. The Cloud Descends
7. I fell asleep on the river bank
Pop Sike Dreams 1986
First released by Bam Caruso in 1984 as part of Rubble Series but reissued by Past & Present Records. 20 volume series is dedicated to 1960’s Brit Pyschadelic rock and ran from 1984 - 2002 - this record is volume two. Liner notes: “Regain your lost fluffiness with these wigged-out UK go-go party stoppers.”
8. The Talismen - You break my heart
9. The Pretty Thing - Walking through my dreams
10. Bo Street Runners - Love
Super Djata Band - de Bamako vol. 2 1982
Originally released 1982 then re-released on Kindred Spirits label in 2013. Zani Diabaté led the band having started musical career as a percussionist and then becoming guitarist and singer.
12. Zani diabate
Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Press Colour 1979
Debut album from French no-wave artist who grew up in Lyon, started a landmark record store in Paris with Michael Estaban and then relocated to NYC when she was 21. The album itself had poor sales and a small distribution meaning if you did want a copy, you’d be hard pressed to find one. Now a lot more popular thanks to historical hindsight and reissues.
13. Jim on the move