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Archive for August 30, 2009

NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE “Dirty Business” (1971)


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Another classic cut from 1971, although there’s a bit more fiber here than in either of yesterday’s selections.

This is a fucking masterpiece.

BERT JANSCH “Baby Blue” (1975)


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Really delighted to see that Drag City has reissued Jansch’s mid-’70s California records (LA Turnaround, Santa Barbara Honeymoon, and A Rare Conundrum).

Jansch didn’t go quite as native as some other British folk guys who went to California in the ’70s but the results are more than satisfying. “Baby Blue” is such a charmer; I love the steel drums especially. Reminds me that certain Drag City classics feature steel drums, of course…

GREGORY ISAACS “Hot Stepper” (1982)


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I picked up Night Nurse on vinyl today. Basically a perfect record. Isaacs’ delivery sooo smooth.