Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Sonny Lester, his orchestra & chorus "Comment faire la danse du ventre pour votre mari" Disques Vogue (Mode Serie), 196?

Finally, after nearly three weeks without an update, i'm back with a full LP.
This is the second twist in my "european only" rule, after Les Baxter's Percussions Tropicales, here is Sonny Lester's "Comment faire la danse du ventre pour votre mari". Once again, this is the french pressing on the Vogue "Mode Serie" label.
You may have heard about this one under its original title "How to bellydance for your husband". I was expecting some cheesy fake Middle East music when i picked it for cheap in a fleamarket but when i dropped the needle on it, what i heard was an excellent LP full of Jazz tunes with a hint of Exotica.

If you feel the need for more Sonny Lester's music, Ben T has posted his How to strip for your husband LP a couple of weeks ago.


See you soon !


The zip file contains high resolution cover scans and tracks encoded at 256 kbps.

comment faire la danse du ventre


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Various Artists "Le boom boom ! vol.2, more french exploitation beats from the sixties"

Here is the second volume of Le boom boom ! When i put the first volume online about two weeks ago i didn't expect such an interest into these long lost french sixties artifacts, but more than 25 comments and 400 downloads later (up to this day), i must admit that this interest is real.

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You already know what you will find inside these folders, you'll find more Twist, more Hully Gully, one Madison/Twist and something that was taken out of the first sampler, The Surf.
In addition to some really good James Award orchestra tracks (check "Transcontinental" or "Tanganyka Twist" and tell if there are not prime examples of early sixties Shake/beat at its best) and what i suspect to be James Award orchestra in disguise (Pat Field 's excellent "Cincinnati Twist"), you will find tracks by some famous names like Eddie Warner (IM Library label headmaster), Claude Bolling or Jean-Claude Pelletier.
I have also decided to include in this "45rpm only" compilation, three tracks from an LP that was released in 1962 on a big label known worldwide as RCA Victor. Why ? Because we are talking about three killer tracks composed and recorded by someone whose records are gaining a growing attention, his name, Armand Migiani and his "Migiani Grand Orchestre".

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I hope you will like this one and as usual, high resolution cover scans of all the records i used to make this sampler are included in the folder..


Here is the tracklisting

Le Boom Boom vol.2
More french exploitation beats from the sixties

01 Leo Petit, ses guitares et ses rythmes - Aie! Madison
02 Orchestre Jean Tordo - Ah! quel Surf
03 James Award et son orchestre - Atlantis (aka 'Instrumental them')
04 Les Royal Enfield - My Surf
05 Orchestre Jean-Claude Pelletier - Surf, Surf, Surf
06 Luc Pena et son orchestre - Spring à Liverpool
07 Leo Petit, ses guitares et ses rythmes - Belles, belles, belles
08 Migiani Grand Orchestre - Canaveral Twist
09 Claude Bolling - Shufflin'
10 Luc Hoffmann et son orchestre - Jelly Gully
11 Orchestre Guy Christian - Cooping Twist
12 Joe Doolittle & His Boys - C'est le Mashed Potatoes
13 Lou Cleveland et son orchestre de danse - One more Twist
14 Eddie Warner, son orchestre & les Nelson Boys - 22 v'la le Twist
15 Pat Field & Les Pumas de l'Oklahoma - Cincinnati Twist
16 Luc Hoffmann et son orchestre - Gag Twist
17 Eddie Warner, son orchestre & les Nelson Boys - Twist à gogo
18 Orchestre Guy Christian - Leihla Twist
19 Henri Renaud et son orchestre - Relay Twist
20 Claude Bolling - Funny Gully
21 James Award et son orchestre - Transcontinental
22 Migiani Grand Orchestre - Mop mop Twist
23 Orchestre James Award - Tanganyka Twist
24 Migiani Grand Orchestre - Swim Twist
25 Roby Davis et son orchestre - Chattanooga Twist
26 Luc Hoffman, son orchestre et Les Twisters - Rockin' Boogie
27 Orchestre James Award - Eternel Twist
28 Luc Pena et son orchestre - Jerk à St-Germain


See you soon !


The zip files contains high resolution cover scans and tracks encoded at 256 kbps.


le boomboom pt.2