quarta-feira, dezembro 23, 2009

1118. Dinah Washington - Dinah Washington's Finest Hour

The great thing about Dinah's songs is that they are pretty perfect - vocally, lyrically and musically. Everything is pitch perfect and that was done without the use of pro tools or studio wizardry just plain talent. Fun, fresh stuff.

7.4 out of 10

sexta-feira, dezembro 18, 2009

1117. Ella Fitzgerald - Intimate Ella

What can I say about Ella that hasn't been said. The lady is pure class. Great collection.

7.4 out of 10

quinta-feira, dezembro 17, 2009

1116. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong -Best OF Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

I stole this cd and yeah I feel bad about it. Then I listen to it and I feel good. What a duo - this greatest hits by one of the greatest duos will never be matched. Classic.

8.5 out of 10

segunda-feira, dezembro 14, 2009

1115. Arthur Prysock - Morning, Noon,& Night

I grew up on arthur prysock's 'Here's to Good Friends' which was a great loungy funky early 80s cheese fest - this disc is the more classic arthur singing standby's like 'Show Me How To Mambo' and 'Autumn In New York', unfortunately the performances are too sterile for my taste, I prefer arthur after a good scotch... this is iced-tea.

4 out of 10

Now SERVING: Snap and Tap

Classic style, classic sounds - groove without leaving your seat and just play with the ice in your drink.

1114. Legiao Urbana - Como É Que Se Diz Eu Te Amo [Disc 2]

The second night of this final tour is a perfect bookend to disc 1.

8.1 out of 10

1113. Legiao Urbana - Como É Que Se Diz Eu Te Amo [Disc 1]

A great live document of this band that will never play again since the singer died of AIDS, this two disc set it really special because it's in Rio and the banter is priceless. Great memories.

8.3 out of 10

1112. Legiao Urbana - Mais Do Mesmo

If I had to draw parallels I would say Titas was Talking Heads, Paralamas was The Police and Legiao REM. This greatest hits is pretty great - if I did not have my policy of not giving a 9 for compilations then thi swould easily have gotten such ranking. From the early 80s to the early 90s it's all here.

8.4 out of 10

sexta-feira, dezembro 11, 2009

1111. Titãs - Cabeça Dinossauro

Yes the album is as good as the cover. Part punk, part pop, all Titãs. A classic, especially for 1986.

8.9 out of 10

1110. Titãs - Acústico

Titãs is one of my favourite bands - they are loud, witty, and unpredictable. Sadly, like every CD in this series the band, though still great, becomes predictable and boring.

6 out of 10