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[Music] Andy Loore & Paul Kass – Evasion (1978) [Full Album]

A bit of easy listening today, courtesy of Andy Loore (who is Janko Nilović under a pseudonym) partnering with Paul Kass.

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[Music] Assa’d Khoury – Al Ghaba (1978)

All credit goes to my friend Thomas for hipping me to Assa’d Khoury, the king of Syrian electronic belly dance groove music.

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[Music] Melodiya Ensemble – Vashi Lyubimye Pesni Igraet

Funky Jazz from the house band of the Soviet state record label, the Melodiya Ensemble. There’s almost no info on the band, but there is an article on Soviet Funk, so enjoy.

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[Music] Takako Minekawa – Telstar

After the hell and fury surrounding the cowardly attacks on French, Lebanese and Iraqi citizens over the last few days, as well as a local scare around here, it’s good to calm the mind with the schmaltz of Takako Minekawa, covering this instrumental space-rock classic in an easy-listening-sort-of way.

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[Music] Lucid Fall – Warm Sunshine [루시드 폴 – 햇살은 따뜻해]

This one comes from South Korea, courtesy of my good friend, Max Franosch, who has a taste for music I respect deeply.

Lucid Fall have a sound that remind some chilled-out neo-soul band married to a Dylanesque bossa nova sound. This guy is worth keeping an eye on!

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[Music] Grupa Marina Škrgatića – Čežnja

Grupa Marina Škrgatića are one of a score of magnificent groups which came out of the former Yugoslavia who produced music of ridiculously high quality. As usual, there’s little information in English about the band, so it’s best to use Chrome or Firefox and see if you can translate this.

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[Music] Gianni Ferrio – Il Killer (Shake)

Some happy beat music from Italian conductor and arranger Gianni Ferrio!

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[Music] Rudolph Johnson – The Highest Pleasure

Soulful jazz-funk by Rudolph Johnson, who sounds like someone Kruder & Dorfmeister would have ripped a riff from.

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A Truly Bad Day For The Arts

My friend Gummi from Iceland had posted that the legendary James Last, King of Easy Listening, had passed away. Of course many mourn his loss, but things got progressively worse of the past 24 hours.

Next was the loss of Christopher Lee, the best Dracula to ever appear on celluloid, and a man not to be trifled with in real life. Stage actor Ron Moody also died.

And it got worse. Ornette Coleman, who introduced the world to the concept of free jazz, died this morning. His albums, Foxhole and The Shape of Jazz To Come were formative listening for me.

The truly sad one doesn’t have a normal place here, as he was more of a TV performer. Dusty Rhodes, the professional wrestler who ‘won’ world titles during his stint in the National Wrestling Alliance, and who was known as an affable clown to WWE fans, also left this mortal coil. I grew up watching a lot of professional wrestling, as Saturday mornings were free before I played ball, cut the grass or read.

All will be missed.

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[Music Radio] Radio Lux

Leave it to my dear brother in Naples, Paolo, to find one of the best Internet radio programs in the world, especially for those who love swanky music. Bravo!

To listen to Radio Lux, just click here.