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A.M.O.P. PRESENTS:- DEVENDRA BANHART: SEMILLAS EN EL ALIENTO

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Hello All.

Welcome to A Mouthful Of Pennies! Here you’ve got Semillas en el Aliento, a two volume retrospective platter of the music work of one of my favorite modern artists: Devendra Banhart.

I created these mixes a little while back as a bit of an introduction for a buddy of mine just prior to the release of Banhart’s ninth studio album, the delicate oddity, Ape In Pink Marble, which was released on September 23, 2016 on Nonesuch Records. I think these two mixes are a great compliment to the hopefully long rolling days of summer we have ahead of us. Tracked chronologically, I’ve listed where my selections come from so that you can easily purchase a record you think you’d enjoy, although I highly recommend you get all his work as there’s just so much good stuff not featured here. Also you should pick up his latest, Ape In Pink Marble, which again is not represented here at all.

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Well I do hope you dig it all and if you dig the mix then please feel free to pass & post it along; if you dig Devendra Banhart then please support him and go out and pick up some of his stuff(and definitely try to catch him live as his shows are always quite special). Oh, If you dig the blog overall there’s always the “FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL” button somewhere down at the bottom

“The Three Secrets of Fatima,” 2003, by Devendra Banhart

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Devendra Banhart: Semillas en el Aliento Vol. 1 (2002-2005)

From: Oh Me Oh My…The Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit (2002)

  • Tick Eats The Olives –
  • Tell Me Something
From: Rejoicing In The Hands(2004)
  • It’s A Sight To Behold
  • The Body Breaks
  • Fall
  • Todo Los Dolores
From: France Inter White Session (9/16/2004)
  • In Golden Empress Hands
From: Niño Rojo (2004)
  • Ay Mama
  • We All Know
  • Little Yellow Spider
  • Be Kind
From: Cripple Crow (2005)
  • Santa Maria Da Feira
  • Long Haired Child
  • Quedate Luna
  • I Feel Just Like A Child (Extended Mix)
  • Some People Ride The Wave
  • The Beatles
  • Dragonflys
  • Cripple Crow
  • Luna De Margarita (Simón Díaz cover)
  • Little Boys
  • White Reggae Troll / Africa
  • La Pastorcita Perdida – (Atahualpa Yupanqui cover) (Heard Somebody Say single B-SIDE)
  • Shame – (I Feel Just Like A Child – Single B-SIDE)
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Devendra Banhart: Semillas en el Aliento Vol. 2 (2007-2013)
From: Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (2007)
  • Cristobal
  • Samba Vexillographica
  • Seahorse
  • Carmencita
  • I Remember
From: as Megapuss (with Gregory Rogove) from the album Surfing (2008)
  • Adam & Steve
  • Mister Meat [Hot Rejection]
  • A Gun On His Hip And A Rose On His Chest
  • Older Lives
 
From: Rudo y Cursi (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2008)
  • Lindo Cihuatlan
 
From: What Will We Be (2009)
  • Angelika
  • First Song For B
  • Chin Chin & Muck Muck
  • Rats
  • Foolin’
 
From: Mala (2013)
  • Golden Girls
  • Never Seen Such Good Things
  • Mi Negrita
  • Daniel
  • Hatchet Wound
  • Mala
  • Won’t You Come Home
  • Taurobolium

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[photo by Jean Baptiste Mondino, 2006]

 
 
 
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All the best to you and yours!—  –   ————-______-________ ->BOBBY CALERO[—+=

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THE DEMISE OF THE MASK (VOL 6)

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Hello All.

Welcome to Volume Six of the MixTape series: The Demise Of The Mask. –(Volume One here)__(Volume Two here)__(Volume Three here)__(Volume Four here)__(Volume Five here)-

This one features some fine tunes by the likes of Paul Simon; Childish GambinoPop Levi; (producer/arranger of Chess Records subsidiary label Cadet Records) Richard Evans with his late ’60s studio project The Soulful Strings; something from Paul McCartney‘s side-project with Youth under the moniker of The Fireman; something from MegapussDevendra Banhart‘s 2008 side-project with the wonderfully talented Gregory Rogove, Fabrizio Moretti & Noah Georgeson; and a long groove by one of the greatest groups of all time, Parliament-Funkadelic! Oh and you’ll hear a captivating alternate take of the 2005 song Bob Dylan wrote and recorded for the North Country Soundtrack, “Tell Ol’ Bill” and the mid-’70s track “Mary Long” by Indian psych rock band Atomic Forest. There’s also a triple-play from The Flaming Lips‘ stunning 2009 record, Embryonic. I am particularly fond of the nervous respect given to the power of creativity that is conveyed in the third of these tunes, “Powerless“:

“Honey, you’re just paranoid
“You should do what you enjoy
“No one is ever really powerless”
That’s what she said and she gave me a kiss
“No one is ever really powerless”
Now I think I know what that really is
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It only happens if you try
Pain and pleasure both get you high
“No one is ever really powerless”
That’s what she said, now I can’t forget
“No one is ever really powerless”
Now I think I know what that really is

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You’ll hear all this and more so press play and enjoy yourself!

 

If you dig the mix then please feel free to pass & post it along; if you dig an artist then please support them and go out and pick up some of their stuff. Oh, If you dig the blog overall there’s always the “FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL” button somewhere down at the bottom

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  • Mommy, What’s A Funkadelic? – Funkadelic
  • Terrifying [Starlight & Wonder Version] – Pop Levi
  • Me And Your Mama – Childish Gambino
  • Older Lives – Megapuss (Devendra Banhart, Gregory Rogove, Fabrizio Moretti & Noah Georgeson)
  • Skin I’m In – Sly & The Family Stone
  • Terrifying (For Kenneth Anger) – Pop Levi
  • Severed Crossed Fingers – St. Vincent
  • Illusion – Keith Richards, ft. Norah Jones
  • Tell Ol’ Bill – Bob Dylan
  • Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child – The Soulful Strings
  • God Bless The Child – Cal Tjader & Mary Stallings
  • Travelling Light – The Fireman (Paul McCartney & Youth)
  • Gemini Syringes / Your Bats / Powerless – The Flaming Lips, ft. Thorsten Wörmann & Karen O
  • Mary Long – Atomic Forest
  • The Obvious Child – Paul Simon
  • Rebong – Andrew McGraw
  • Believe – Annabel (lee)
  • Kiss Me – Tom Waits
  • Steel Dreams [Part 2] – crush_DLX (Pop Levi & Bunny Holiday)
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[Mommy, What’s A Funkadelic? – Funkadelic (art by Dan Lish)]

[Mommy, What’s A Funkadelic? – Funkadelic (art by Dan Lish)]

[Terrifying [Starlight & Wonder Version] – Pop Levi]

[Terrifying [Starlight & Wonder version] – Pop Levi]

[Me And Your Mama – Childish Gambino (art by Nando Maglutac)]

[Me And Your Mama – Childish Gambino (art by Nando Maglutac)]

[Older Lives – Megapuss (Devendra Banhart, Gregory Rogove, Fabrizio Moretti & Noah Georgeson (art by Travis Millard and Mel Kadel)]

[Older Lives – Megapuss (Devendra Banhart, Gregory Rogove, Fabrizio Moretti & Noah Georgeson (art by Travis Millard and Mel Kadel)]

[Skin I’m In – Sly & The Family Stone]

[Skin I’m In – Sly & The Family Stone]

[Terrifying (For Kenneth Anger) – Pop Levi]

[Terrifying (For Kenneth Anger) – Pop Levi]

[Severed Crossed Fingers – St. Vincent]

[Severed Crossed Fingers – St. Vincent]

[Illusion – Keith Richards, ft. Norah Jones]

[Illusion – Keith Richards, ft. Norah Jones]

[Tell Ol’ Bill – Bob Dylan]

[Tell Ol’ Bill – Bob Dylan]

[Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child – The Soulful Strings]

[Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child – The Soulful Strings]

[God Bless The Child – Cal Tjader & Mary Stallings]

[God Bless The Child – Cal Tjader & Mary Stallings]

[Travelling Light – The Fireman (Paul McCartney & Youth)]

[Travelling Light – The Fireman (Paul McCartney & Youth)]

[Gemini Syringes / Your Bats / Powerless – The Flaming Lips, ft. Thorsten Wörmann & Karen O (art from Wayne Coyne's comic "The Sun Is Sick")]

[Gemini Syringes / Your Bats / Powerless – The Flaming Lips, ft. Thorsten Wörmann & Karen O (art from Wayne Coyne’s comic “The Sun Is Sick“)]

[Mary Long – Atomic Forest]

[Mary Long – Atomic Forest]

[The Obvious Child – Paul Simon]

[The Obvious Child – Paul Simon]

[Rebong – Andrew McGraw]

[Rebong – Andrew McGraw]

[Believe – Annabel (lee)]

[Believe – Annabel (lee)]

[Kiss Me – Tom Waits (photo by Michael O'Brien)]

[Kiss Me – Tom Waits (photo by Michael O’Brien)]

[Steel Dreams [Part 2] – crush_DLX (Pop Levi & Bunny Holiday)]

[Steel Dreams [Part 2] – crush_DLX (Pop Levi & Bunny Holiday)]

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All the best to you and yours!—  –   ————-______-________ ->BOBBY CALERO[—+=-_________________If you dig the mix then please feel free to pass & post it along; if you dig an artist then please support them and go out and pick up some of their stuff. Oh, If you dig the blog overall there’s always the “FOLLOW BLOG VIA EMAIL” button somewhere down at the bottom.

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COOKING UP HAM HOCKS ESPAÑOL WITH JIMMY CASTOR; R.I.P.

Jimmy Castor 1940–2012

Last week was a sad one for music. Not only were there the deaths of Etta James and Johnny Otis, but also I just found out that on January 16th the great songwriter and saxophonist Jimmy Castor died of cardiac arrest in a hospital in Henderson, Nev. He was 71 years old. James Walter Castor was born Jan. 23, 1940, in New York City and grew up in the Washington Heights area of Manhattan. Castor began his career in doo-wop and replaced childhood friend Frankie Lymon as lead singer of The Teenagers (McArdle, 2012).

His music developed to encompass a wide range of styles: from doo-wop to Latin jazz to funk to disco. Castor’s wit and way with an infectious groove has caused his music to have been heavily sampled by numerous hip-hop artists including Eric B. and Rakim, The Ultramagnetic MCs, N.W.A., Kanye West, 2 Live Crew, and The Beastie Boys.

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Off of his 1968 solo debut, Hey Leroy (althoughI believe it was first issued as the B-side to the 1966 single “Hey Leroy, Your Mama’s Callin’ You”) Here’s the feel-good Latin groove of “Ham Hocks Español.”

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Saxophone – Jimmy Castor

Bass – Paul Martinez

                   Congas – Martin Charles, Richard Landrum

Drums – Reginald Barnes

Guitar – Hillard Gibson

Piano – Ken Mills

Like it? Buy it.

I might be mistaken, but I believe “Ham Hocks Español” was used as the musical template for “A Gun On His Hip And A Rose On His Chest” by the humorously creative side project formed in 2008 by Devendra Banhart and Gregory Rogove (of Priestbird and Tarantula A.D.) under the moniker of Megapuss. To my ears it seems that they merely squeezed it dry of the Latin grease and fuzzed it up for a surf sound. Regardless, Megapuss certainly shares Castor’s sense of fun, and these two songs will always walk hand-in-hand in my head.

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Like it? Buy it.

Well, I could not end this post without featuring one of Jimmy Castor’s best-known works, the hilarious “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” which he and his group—The Jimmy Castor Bunch—put out on 1972’s It’s Just Begun. This song particularly resonates with me as I was once an employee of The American Museum of Natural History and would hear this constantly in my head while standing in the Hall of Human Origins. Watch the video below: featuring a caveman that has just gotta find a woman, and does when he encounters Bertha Butt of the Butt sisters.

JIMMY CASTOR; R.I.P.

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Ref:

Banhart, D. & Rogove, G. (2008). A Gun On His Hip And A Rose On His Chest [recorded by Megapuss] On Surfing [CD] Vapor Records. (2008)

Castor, J. (1966). Ham Hocks Español. [recorded by Jimmy Castor] On Hey Leroy. [Vinyl]. Smash Records. (1968)

McArdle, T. (2012, January 19th.). Jimmy Castor dead at 71. The Washington Post. Retrieved January 26, 2012 from http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/jimmy-castor-dead-at-71-70s-songs-became-popular-among-sampling-hip-hop-artists/2012/01/19/gIQAbbkCBQ_story.html

The Jimmy Castor Bunch (1972) (Creators). Ghoulardi (Poster) (2006, July 25). Jimmy Castor Bunch – Troglodyte [Video] Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlRXQEA0yj0

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