Wow I might need to read the 1970 book
― black Emanuelle did costume design for Troll 2 (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 19 February 2012 03:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
The thing about this record is that "The Only Living Boy In New York" is SUCH a "last song" that everything after that feels like a bonus track, and ALSO feels like a "last song." It makes the album simultaneously seem way too short and way too long, for me anyway.
― Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wasn't feeling well today and decided to watch "The Harmony Game" which turned out to be what the doctor ordered
― Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 23:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah amazing innit.
― piscesx, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 00:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
El condor pasa is from 1910 or so and is inspired by Andean (Peruvian) music. I don't know if it became even more popular in latin grounds after Paul Simon's version but it is quite surely the second most overplayed Andean-style song after 'Huamaqueño' (aka carnavalito)'. There's too many versions of the later in youtube (even a King Africa one which I find hilarious and that predates reggaeton)... I kind of hate the ones I've found so I'll post a random live version because it captures better how I often hear the song anyways.
― Moka, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
Funny thing about those two songs is that they're the ones that define Andean music for pretty much all the world and 'Huamahuaqueña' is actually from Argentina, not Peru and I believe most people think 'el condor pasa' is originally by Paul Simon.
― Moka, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
this is the only version of "el condor pasa" that truly matters
― cock chirea, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
btw these are the guys who played with simon & garfunkel (as 'los incas' at the time) for their rendition of "el condor pasa". they renamed themselves URUBAMBA and made an album produced by PS at the early 70s.
super cool groovy andean music, anyone knows this particular record?
― cock chirea, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
i feel like even as a kid i knew "El Condor Pasa" was a trad arr tune
― melodic yew (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 08:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
a robbie basho el condor pasa wld be such an obviously splendid fit it must surely exist already, on another plane if not this one
― ogmor, Friday, 25 May 2012 16:28 (11 months ago) Permalink
I groaned when I was at the Valley of the Moon, just outside La Paz, Bolivia in the midst of the Andes, & a guy on a pan flute showed up & played "El Condor Pasa". like, we're tourists, but pretty hardcore ones given where we're at: surely you can appease us with something that we haven't heard before?
― Euler, Friday, 25 May 2012 17:44 (11 months ago) Permalink
How did I miss this poll? Would've voted for Customer, which is fucking raucous, on the assumption that TOLBINY would win anyway.
― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 25 May 2012 18:01 (11 months ago) Permalink
I don't know where to post this unusual detail in a Wikipedia article so I am posting it here:
Halee grew up on Long Island, New York. His father, also named Roy Halee, provided the singing voice for Mighty Mouse in late 1940s Terrytoons cartoons, as well as the voices of Heckle and Jeckle from 1951 through 1961.
― Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 May 2012 22:12 (11 months ago) Permalink
And a link to an interesting interview with Roy: http://www.mixonline.com/mag/audio_roy_halee/
― Ian Hunter Is Learning the Game (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 May 2012 22:22 (11 months ago) Permalink
The revive inspired my choice at last night's Devon Record Club. http://devonrecordclub.wordpress.com/2012/06/07/simon-and-garfunkel-bridge-over-troubled-water-round-29-nicks-choice/
― Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 7 June 2012 08:49 (11 months ago) Permalink