American Masters continues its 25th anniversary season with Troubadours: Carole King / James Taylor & The Rise of the Singer-Songwriter, a first-hand account of the genesis and blossoming of this 1970s music movement, centering on King and Taylor’s historic collaboration and the nightclub that nurtured a community of gifted young artists and budding critical and commercial sensations. Watch online: Troubadours from American Masters. On demand, streaming video from PBS
This is the time we all get together for one thing, football! Since it all begins with a game “Brasil Vs. Croatia”, i did a little football themed mix for you. Some classics from Marcos Valle, Milton Nascimento, Roy Ayers and some new ones as well, Skeewiff, Sonzeira! Enjoy the games, beautiful Brasil, Rio De Janeiro and cheer for your team! Tune in, share with your friends with Laid Back style! Obrigado :)
Great track by Louis Futon out of Philadelphia from the excellent Brownswood Electric 4 compilation.
And what they’ve found over years of searching the globe, digging in crates.
Two of my favorite musicians: Emily King and José James signing ‘Come to my door’
Shyheim - One’s 4 da money
Great mix by @edmotta. Super smooth, perfect for the summer!
Look here for an extensive tracklisting.
Straight out of LES. Emily King’s Distance.
Taken from Gilles Peterson’s new album project Sonzeira, ‘Brasil Pandeiro’ is a rework of the original 1940s track written by Assis Valente; on vocals it features Emanuelle Araύjo, who you may have heard on the amazing rendition of ‘Southern Freeez’ which was released as a limited edition 7” for Record Store Day. Also featuring is one of the most prolific musicians on the Brazilian samba scene, Arlindo Cruz, on the Cavaquinho [small guitar].
The track is instantly available as a download when pre-ordering the album on iTunes. It is also available to purchase as a single download from the album.
Brasil Bam Bam Bam is out in May.
Amazon pre-order for standard physical album. po.st/bambambam
iTunes pre-order for digital album. po.st/iTbbb
Gilles will host a launch party, ‘Club Bam Bam Bam’ on Thursday 15th May. Playing back to back with DJ Nuts all night long - a very rare billing especially in London. ‘Club Bam Bam Bam’ Parker Street, London, WC2B 5PW from 9pm-2am, with tickets available in advance from www.musicglue.com/brownswood-music
Have a great weekend everyone!
From Willie Nelson’s 1969 album ‘Good times’
RIP Frankie Knuckles. This is one of his last classics - a great remix of ‘Blind’ by Hercules & Love Affair
Great @boilerroomtv mix by the one and only @lefto. Eclectic as always.