gullbuy music review

February 15, 2006

The Embrooks

title:: 45s & High Times
label:: Munster

2 CD set with early singles released on the Dig The Fuzz, Sympathy For The Record Industry, Guerssen Records, Circle Records and Max Picou labels, along with various tracks from samplers.

Disc 2 consists of a live radio session at WFMU and a live recording in Spain, and since the sound quality is not so great, this disc is really for Embrook completists.

Lazy Magnet

title:: Initiate Rites of the Rabbit Magician
label:: Corleone

Lazy Magnet and Ren Schofield are indie rockers from Providence Rhode Island.

The EP comes with a 28 page 7inch square booklet with 23 pages of a Jeremy Harris comic book, and 5 pages of Ren Schofield info and photos. The last song on each side are throw-aways, but that leaves three tracks that you will want to hear,

Emil Richards

title:: Yazz per Favore
label:: Vampisoul

Vampi Soul does it again, this time unearthing the obscure latin jazz influenced 1961 session called Yazz Per Favore by percussion extraordinaire Emil Richards.

The session features Emil Richards on vibes, Paul Moer on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, Francisco Aquabella on conga, Cuco Martinez on timbales, and Marcelino Valdez on percussion.

Saint Etienne

title:: Tales From Turnpike House
label:: Savoy Jazz

Savoy Jazz enters the popular music arena with their first non-jaazz release, the US version of Tales From Turnpike House, which came out on the Sactuary label in the UK.

Tales From Turnpike House is a wonderful record. I really like this re-sequenced version.

Link Wray

title:: Law of the Jungle!
label:: Sundazed

The sessions contained on Law of the Jungle are not brilliant moments of Link Wray's career. It is great for a fan and devotee to hear these loose and laidback tracks. To hear songs being flushed out in their infancy or re-approaching an older song.

If you are interested in discovering Link Wray for the first time you may be want to try his greatest hits collections.