Friendos: Diary Playlist 5 (May 6-12)

Plucked from History’s Dustbin (best recent purchase of an old record): I didn’t buy an old record this week–wah!!!

Grower, Not a Shower (old record I already owned that’s risen in my esteem): I have to admit, Migos’ Culture is 30% better on the third play. I’m starting to decipher their little quips.

Encore, Encore! (album I played at least twice this week): Cypress Hill; Charles Mingus’ The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady.

Through the Cracks (sweet record I forgot to write about): Mt. Eerie’s A Crow Looked at Me. Sweet? I don’t know. A one-of-a-kind record that I really like, but I gotta think on it a bit.

Sunday’s Children / Today’s Sounds:

Lost Bayou Ramblers: Kalenda

Sonny Clark: The 1960 Time Sessions

Gene Pitney: Anthology

Linton Kwesi Johnson: In Concert

Linton Kwesi Johnson: LKJ in Dub

Them: The Story of Them

3 thoughts on “Friendos: Diary Playlist 5 (May 6-12)

  1. I’ve been a regular reader of this excellent blog for some time now and wanted to let you know that I really appreciate what you’re doing here. I can’t thank you enough for turning me on to the writing of John Corbett, Sam Stephenson’s book “Gene Smith’s Sink”, the films “The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith” and “The Case of the Three Sided Dream” and so much great music: William Parker, Ernest Dawkins, Orquesta Akokán, Nicole Mitchell’s Black Earth Ensemble to name but a few. Keep up the good work. Thanks!

  2. I forgot to say The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is one of my all time favorite records. I also love Mingus Ah Um, Tijuana Moods, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus, Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus and Cumbia & Jazz Fusion. His autobiography “Beneath the Underdog” is a kick too.

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