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Happy Anniversary Part 6: Jazz and Related Sounds


And so we now come to a tri-partite celebration of jazz sounds as part of the ongoing commemoration of the Washerman’s Dog achieving the milestone of 700 posts (way back a couple of months ago). Thank you again to all visitors, regulars and encouragers along the way, its been a blast and I don’t’ see any reason to cease and desist any time soon.


Volume one is entitled Blue Vindaloo. Straight ahead jazz mixed with a fair number of Asian and Asian-inspired tracks by jazz artists from Afghanistan to Japan. Check out the Afghan Jazz Unit’s tremendous Spinboldak Saxophony.

Title track from the Pakistani-American uber guitarist Rez Abbasi.


Volume two is titled Afro Jazz and indeed here you will find much jazz from the Continent, as well as soukous, pop and other African delights.  Highlights this time are from Angola!  Title track comes via the mighty Madilu of DRC.


Volume three, Blow Baby, Blow is dedicated to outstanding brass, woodwind and brass band jazz. Sax, trumpet, tuba and trombone. Greats and unknowns.  Hope you enjoy.

blue vindaloo

Track Listing (Vol. 1):

01 Time Is Right Dr. L Subramaniam]

02 Beauty Of The Flower [Christoph Stiefel and Lissette Spinnler]

03 Elveen [Wynton Marsalis]

04 Spinboldak Saxophony [Afghan Jazz Unit]

05 Ranglypso [Ernest Ranglin]

06 Painted Paradise [Jiro Inagaki and Soul Media]

07 Fat Mouth [Weldon Irvine]

08 Yes, Sir That’s My Baby [Nat King Cole]

09 Abbaji (For Alla Rakha) [John McLaughlin]

10 Hub-Tones [Freddie Hubbard]

11 Eastern Dawn [Amancio D’Souza]

12 Sueño de Amor (Chachachá) [feat. Cachao] [Bonus Track] Generoso Jimenez]

13 Fried Pies (Take 1) [Wes Montgomery]

14 Tempo De Amor [Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes]

15 What a Little Moonlight Can Do [Billie Holiday]

16 Harlem On Saturday Night [Lil Hardin Armstrong and Her Orchestra]

17 Benson’s Rider [George Benson]

18 The Best Is Yet To Come [Mr. President]

19 Nuit sur les Champs-Elysees(1) [Miles Davis]

20 Awaara Hoon [Sunny Jain Collective]

21 Sina Nari [Hüsnü Şenlendirici]

22 Tanzania [Sadao Watanabe]

23 Summertime [Ahmed Abdul Malik]

24 Garuda [Raga Bop Trio]

25 The Look Of Love [Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66]

26 Quaze Caindo [Ricardo Herz Trio]

27 The Lewinsky March. [Rabih Abou-Khalil]

28 Ma’am A’rif Leh (Gingele) [Salma]

29 Blu Vindaloo [Rez Abbasi]

30 Raga Piloo [Joe Harriot & John Mayer]


beau souvenir

Track Listing (Vol. 2)

01 Johannesburg Hi-Lite Jive [Hugh Masakela]

02 Margret Odero [D.O. Misiani & Shirati Jazz]

03 Muasi Oweli Bela [bolero] [Vicky et l’OK Jazz]

04 Bolingo Ekomisi Ngai Liboma [L’orchestre Zembe Zembe]

05 Kulekule [Konono No.1 De Mingiedi]

06 La Bycicletta [Keletigui et Ses Tambourines]

07 Avante Juventude [Os Anjos]

08 Whiskey et Coca-Cola [Amadou Balake]

09 Black Egypt -Intro [Bukky Leo and Black Egypt]

10 Soweto Blues [Mariam Makeba]

11 Awa Awa [Wes]

12 Koki (Hot Koki) [Andre Marie Tala]

13 Tweta [Mombasa Party and Zuhura Swaleh]

14 Injuria [Jose ‘Zeca’ Neves]

15 Hymn for the War Orphans [Zimology]

16 Na boyi danbinzi [Orchestre Mando Negro]

17 Onyame [Ashanti Afrika Jah]

18 Sogodounou [Nahawa Doumbia]

19 1er Gaou (Ivory Coast) [Magic System]

20 Kyrie eleison [Orcestre Hi Fives]

21 Ting’ Badi Malo [Gidigidi Majimaji]

22 Din Ya Sugri [Christy Azuma & Uppers International]

23 Gidelam [Baaba Maal]

24 Tollon Tollon [Afro National]

25 Ichibanda [Oliya Band]

26 Revolution [Sonny Okosun]

27 Mosquito [Flaming Souls]

28 Beau Souvenir [Madilu System]

29 Black Woman Experience [Geraldo Pino]

30 Despedida [Dimba Diangola]


Blow Baby Blow

Track Listing: (Vol. 3)

01 Blue Light [Ben Webster]

02 Black Man’s Cry [Fela Kuti with Afrika 70 and Ginger Baker]

03 Zomaye [Gigi]

04 Minnie the Moocher [Big Bad Voodoo Daddy]

05 Skalloween [Skatalites]

06 From Boogie to Funk part 1_ The Blues [Bill Coleman]

07 Don’t Take Your Love From Me [Frank Rosolino Quintet]

08 See-F [Ceasar Frazier]

09 Instant Groove [King Curtis]

10 Time Is Running Out Fast [James Brown]

11 Satan’s Blues [Don Bryon]

12 i want a little girl [Big Joe Turner]

13 John McLaughlin [Miles Davis]

14 Misterioso [Sonny Rollins]

15 Sida Gangbe Brass Band]

16 The Lonely Bull (El Solo Toro) [Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass]

17 Balkan Reggae [Mahala Rai Banda]

18 Qonqoza [Dudu Phukwana]

19 Got No Money [Dusko Gojkovic]

20 Crazy Mixed Up World [Little Walter]

21 Ad Lib Blues [Lester Young]

22 Need You (right now) [Trumpet Thing]

23 Kuenda Namwendo [The Umtali Chipisa Band]

24 Blues for Harvey [Johnny Griffin]

25 Celestial Bliss [Rahsaan Roland Kirk]

26 Frantic Activity [Rhythm Funk Masters]

27 Struttin’ With Some Barbecue [Louis Armstrong]

28 Asaw Fofor [Melody Aces]

29 African Battle Manu Dibango]

30 How Deep Is the Ocean [John Coltrane]


Celebrations: 100 Blues Tracks in Three Volumes

154768-1117692-7The second series, this time its da blues!

feeling blues

Track Listing (Feeling the Blues v 1)

01 Abide My Wish [Johnny Shines]

02 Nothing But Good (Instrumental) [Earl Hooker]

03 Blues is a Feeling [Lightnin’ Hopkins]

04 Talking Casey [Mississippi John Hurt]

05 St. James Infirmary [Lou Rawls]

06 Wandering Away [Kelly Joe Phelps]

07 You Been Goofin’ [Mannish Boys]

08 Waiting For My Child [Mavis Staples]

09 Come On In My Kitchen (Alternate Take) [Robert Johnson]

10 Signifying Blues [Extended Version] [Bo Diddley]

11 Backstroke [Ronnie Earl and Duke Robillard]

12 The Soul Of A Man [Blind Willie Johnson]

13 Baby, Don’t Tell On Me [Jimmy Rushing]

14 Moanin’ And Groanin’ [Buddy Guy]

15 Ain’t Nobody’s Business [Wille Nelson and Wyton Marsalis]

16 But On the Other Hand Baby [Etta Baker]

17 That’s Your Thing [Buster Benton]

18 Ebb Tide [Screamin’ Jay Hawkins]

19 Shuckin’ Sugar Blues [Blind Lemon jefferson]

20 The Very Thought of You [Albert King]

21 Cold Blooded [Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon]

22 Freedom Train Blues [Li’l Son Jackson]

23 Hard Times Killing Floor Blues [Lucinda Williams]

24 I’m A Lover Not A Fighter [Lazy Lester]

25 Rocket 88 [Jackie Berenson]

26 Matchbox [Jonny Lang]

27 Right On That Shore [Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Lightnin’ Hopkins]

28 Slow Train [Chris Wilson]

29 Soon My Work Will All Be Done [Rev. Gary Davis]

30 I’m So Glad [Skip James]

31 Time (Is Running Out) A. Rap [Willie Murphy]

32 From Boogie to Funk part 1: The Blues [Bill Coleman]

33 King’s Special [B.B King]




Track Listing: (Kind Hearted Woman v 2)

01 H20gate Blues [Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson]

02 All Blues [live] [George Benson]

03 Workin’ Man Blues [Merle Haggard]

04 Mean and Evil Woman Blues [Jimmy Grissom]

05 Untitled Instrumental [Bo Diddley]

06 Just Be Yourself [Ash Grunwald]

07 Cryin’ Blues [Charles Mingus]

08 Stupid Blues [Junior Brown]

09 Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again [Alternate Take] [Bob Dylan]

10 Move It On Over [George Thorogood]

11 Amandrai [Ali Farke Toure and Ry Cooder]

12 Invitation to the Blues [Tom Waits]

13 Rich Woman Blues [Tony Joe White]

14 Barbecue Blues [Barbecue Bob]

15 i want a little girl [Big Joe Turner]

16 Trane’s Slo Blues [John Coltrane]

17 Justice Blues[Clarence ‘Gatemouth Brow and Roy Clark]

18 Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down [R.L. Burnside]

19 Tears, Tears, Tears [Gregg Allman]

20 Anna Lee [Robert Nighthawk]

21 Get A Real Young Woman [Robert Curtis Smith]

22 St Kilda Lament [Mia Dyson]

23 If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day [Eric Clapton]

24 Baby, It Must Be Love [Blind Willie McTell]

25 Crossing Muddy Waters [John Hiatt]

26 Blues is a Botheration [Otis Spann]

27 Jealousy [Bettye LaVette]

28 Señor Blues [Taj Mahal]

29 Goin’ Down South [North Mississippi Allstars]

30 Who Will Your Next Fool Be [Wilson and Diesel]

31 Cherry Red [Ella Fitzgerald]

32 Ummee Ndaaren [Etran Finatawa]

33 Baghdad Blues [Beverley ‘Guitar’ Watkins]

34 The Alabama Bus, Parts 1 & 2 [Brother Will Hairston]


pride and joy

01 Statesboro Blues [Taj Mahal]

02 You Gonna Be Sorry [Mississippi Fred McDowell]

03 Central Avenue Blues [Pee Wee Crayton]

04 Long Ways Home [Jim Brewer]

05 Too Close [Bishop Perry Tillis]

06 You Just Got To Miss Me [Billy Bizor]

07 Rockinitis [Billy Boy Arnold]

08 Hen Duck [Ed Young, G.D. Young, Lonnie Young]

09 Police Dog Blues – 1929 [Blind Blake]

10 Goin’ To Chattanooga [Ralph Willis]

11 New Orleans Streamline [Bukka White]

12 One Dying Fish [The Five Aces]

13 Country Blues (Number Two) [Muddy Waters]

14 Remembrance Of Charley Patton [Bukka White]

15 Blues With A Feeling [Taj Mahal]

16 Can’t Find My Way Home [Bonnie Raitt]

17 On The Road Again [Furry Lewis]

18 Rich Woman [Li’l Millet and His Creoles]

19 Pride And Joy [Bonnie Raitt]

20 East Bay Woman [Taj Mahal]

21 Bill Bailey [Rev. Gary Davis]

22 Wrapped Up In Love [Carey and Lurrie Bell]

23 The Lengths [The Black Keys]

24 Depression ‘s Gone From Me Blues – 1932 [Blind Blake]

25 Hair Like A Horse’s Mane [Jim Brewer]

26 I Can’t Quit You Baby (Take 3) [Otis Rush]

27 Life Is Beautiful [Keb’ Mo’]

28 Big Dog’s Runnin’ This Town [Victor Wainwright and the Wild Roots]

29 Tell Me What’s the Reason [T-Bone Walker]

30 Quarter Past Nine [Elmore James]

31 Mother Bowed [Walter Brown]

32 I’m Beginning to See the Light [Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown]

33 What’s the Matter with You [Big Walter Horton]