Ceylieb People —
Tanyet ... LP Vault, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)....
An incredible album of Eastern instrumentation and funky rock breaks – served up as one of the headiest studio sessions to come from the LA scene of the late 60s! The Ceylieb People work in the same territory as Devil's Anvil or The Orient Express – a blend of fuzzy psychedelia with trippier influences from India and other points east – a sound that has the group mixing heavy drums and jamming guitar with lots of sitar, tamboura, and rootsy percussion! Songs are all instrumentals, and played with a really mind-expanding sort of groove – jamming throughout, and very sensitive to little shifts in sound and rhythm. The core combo is augmented by woodwinds from Jim Horn, guitar from Ry Cooder, and keyboards from Mike Melvoin – and titles include "Leyshem", "Zendan", "Becal", "Ddom", "Dyl", "Ralin", "Tygstl", and "Menyatt Dyl Com". LP, Vinyl record album
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Erkin Koray —
Arap Saci ... LP Turkofon/Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ....
The Jimi Hendrix of Turkey? That may well be the case with the legendary Erkin Koray – a musician who may not have had the pure chops of Hendrix, but who definitely helped transform the guitar sound of an entire generation! Erkin's got this massively wicked groove – rooted in years of Turkish tradition, yet electrified too – and often laid out over rhythms that are hypnotic and exotic – a perfect fit for the tripped-out production of the tunes! This excellent double-length collection brings together material from rare singles and albums by Koray – and really stands as a perfect introduction to one of the coolest cats in the Near East during the 70s – music that really defies description, not to mention the boundaries of language and nation as well. Titles include "Sevince", "Anma Arkadas", "Eyvah", "Arap Saci", "Komsu Kizi", "Timbilli", "Sana Birseyler Olmus", "Silinmeyen Hatiralar", "Yagmur", "Mesafeller", and "Feshuphanallah". LP, Vinyl record album
Wicked work from Jimmy Mawi – one of the coolest cats to work on the Kenyan scene of the 70s! Jimmy hailed from Madagascar, but cut his best work in Nairobi – and steps out here in this really weird, messed-up version of Afro Funk – one that also has plenty of bluesy riffs on the guitar! Jimmy uses a lot more distortion than some of his contemporaries – not just on his own guitar, but also on the keyboards on the tunes – which, when mixed with the occasional vocals, creates this fierce funky sound that's even rawer than most American work of the time! This EP only features four tracks – but that's more than enough, as the tracks are all plenty great – with titles that include "Black Star Blues", "Let Me Keep Away From You", "Black Dialogue", and "I Want Get Up". LP, Vinyl record album