A Box Of Candies

From ‘Chocolate Shake’ to ‘Candy Man’ , we have mixed 18 ‘Jazz And Latin‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Chocolates & Candies‘. It has Stan Getz , Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder, Les Primitifs Du Futur, Juan Formell Y Los Van Van and many more.

IMAGE : hi flickr, I was tagged again 🙂 Photo by Shandi-lee

Big Jay Mcneely: “Rock ‘n’ roll saxophone pretty much begins with Big Jay Mc Neely. He’s the king of the honkin’, squealin’, bar walkin’, flat-on-his-back Blowin’ tenor men -the Number One “real gone guy” of the 50’s.-” Black & White Blues (the Book)

The Astors : In 1965, Stax Records, formerly Satellite, released a song on the group “Candy” that was recorded while Curtis was on leave. “Candy”(Curtis-lead), written by Booker T & MG’s guitarist Steve Cropper and Isaac Hayes, was their biggest record.

Songhai c/o Amazon : A chance meeting at a London house party led to this melodious collaboration between Mali kora virtuoso Diabate and the young, flamenco-based Spanish group Ketama. While Diabate’s dazzling runs often give the impression of several instruments being played at once, Ketama is a group with the focus of a single mind.

Cortijo c/o MySpace : Cortijo was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, on 11 December 1928. He was a significant figure in the history of Latin music and noted as a percussionist, (timbales, conga, bongo, maracas and other percussion), bandleader and composer Cortijo. He was the musical hero of the common folk of Puerto Rico and Latin America; admired for his qualities as a creative and talented musician.

Saulo Laranjeira : Carlitos pós-moderno, mago da emoção e do riso, artista brasileiro. Sucesso de público e crítica, Saulo Laranjeira traz os cantos do Brasil talhados na palma da sua alma. A simplicidade do seu povo traz em seu coração curupira. Ave Rara, Homem-Show, Artista Inteiro.

Les Primitifs Du Futur : Legendary underground cartoonist Robert Crumb and guitarist Dominique Cravic founded Les Primitifs du Futur in 1986 craving real Parisian musette instead of poor imitations heard in variety shows. Sounding like they’ve stepped right out the ’30s, the members of Les Primitifs du Futur brilliantly blend world-musette and Django-style guitar into old-fashioned originals.

The Selecter : Formed in 1979 and once described as “conspiring to make dancing the only way to walk”, the Selecter led the ska revival movement, along with 2-tone labelmates, The Specials & Madness. Mixing punk, ska & reggae, their debut album ‘Too Much Pressure’ successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide.

Al Hirt c/o allmusic : A virtuoso on the trumpet, Al Hirt was often “overqualified” for the Dixieland and pop music that he performed. He studied classical trumpet at the Cincinnati Conservatory (1940-1943) and was influenced by the playing of Harry James.

PLAYLIST : Duke Ellington – Chocolate Shake (2.51) . Cortijo – Caramelo Santo (2.36) . Big Jay Mcneely – Rock Candy (4.28) . Canta Bahia – Doce Mel (3.00) . The Astors – Candy (2.57) . Four Seasons – Candy Girl (2.33) . Les Primitifs Du Futur – Kid Chocolat (4.51) . The Selecter – Chocolate Whip (2.21) . Ketama, Toumani Diabate – Caramelo (4.08) . Al Hirt – Cotton Candy (2.10) . Isaac Hayes – Chocolate Chip (5.25) . Stan Getz – Candy (3.14) . Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder – Candy Man (1.59) . Annie Cordy – Bonbons, Caramels, Eskimos (2.22) . Juan Formell Y Los Van Van – Ni Bombones Ni Caramelo (4.00) . Tito Puente – Caramelos (2.13) . Tony Bennett – From The Candy Store To The Corner To The Chapel On The Hill (2.20) . Nat King Cole – It’s Like Taking Candy From A Baby (2.43) .


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