A guide to essential Old School Rap & Hip Hop from team at the indespensible All Music Guide – featuring more than 500 music reviews of important records by Grandmaster Flash, Run-DMC, NWA, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and so much more – plus reviews on soul and funk LPs that were instrumental in the creation of hip hop, from ESG, The Emotions, Gil Scott-Heron, Marva Whitney and many more! The book is divided into 2 parts, The Roots Of Rap and Digging In The Crates, and organized alphabetically. Paperback, 166 pages, with several reviews per page. Book
The 16th entry in the epic Psychedelic Underground series – one that moves well past the 60s to include prog and post punk era numbers that splintered off and reconstituted from particles launched in the psychedelic 60s! Includes tracks by Tetragon, Xhol, Guru Guru, Surgery, Embryo, Radio Noisz Ensemble and more. Titles include "Snowstorm" by Tetragon, "Surrealistic Scenery" by Xhol, "Wellengamg" by Zoppo Trump", "Dance Of Some Broken Glasses" by Embryo, "Intro" by Surgery and more. CD
Mdou Moctar —
Afelan ... LP Mississippi/Sahel Sounds, 2012. New Copy ....
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Haunting Tuareg guitar from Mdou Moctar – an artist who's got a really fuzzy, freaky sort of vibe – a lot more psychedelic than some of his contemporaries on the West African scene! This recent recording has a really timeless feel – with the guitar right out front, in a relatively spare mix that allows the instrument's hypnotic passages to really dominate the record – even at the few points when vocals come into the mix. The low-fi production values make the whole thing feel like some lost late psych album from the US underground – and titles include "Tahoultine", "Mahegega Assouf Igan", "Chet Boghassa", "A Fleur Tamgak", and "Nikali Talit". LP, Vinyl record album