Wednesday, December 26, 2007

32: The Day After...

No, I didn't spot him either the last couple of days, no worries!
But a great way to loose some of that extra calories we all -without a doubt- gained past 2 days, is to grab the next 10 songs and start to dance till you're silly :-)
(but seriously, keep the 'message' from
my previous post in mind, though)
Just another week and it's 2008, I hope to see you all again soon,
for now I'm gonna relax a little bit (doctor's advice :-) and put in mind that E-mile Says Songs Do The Matter never really sleeps and will return to you with a load of goodies...
1. Jeannie Dee - Two Heads Are Better Than One (2:11)
2. Bamboos - Step It Up (ft. Alice Russell) (3:38)
3. C-Mon & Kypski - Shitty Bum (3:26)
4. EZ Rollers - Walk This Land (3:50)
5. J.Teixi Band - Lo Quiro (4:09)
6. Mano Negra - Patchuko Hop (2:28)
7. Mudboy & The Neutrons - Money Talks (5:44)
8. Peshay & Mazelle - Truly (4:49)
9. The Heavy - Colleen (3:11)
10. Wild Magnolias - Coochie Molly (4:22)

Monday, December 24, 2007

31: Happy Holidays (?)

For the holiday spirit of 2007...

1. 8th Day - Heaven Is Here To Guide Us (3:18)
2. 20Th Century Steel Band - Heaven And Hell Is On Earth (5:08)
3. Johnny Harris - Give Peace A Chance (5:54)
4. Lloyd Parks - Stop The War Now (2:34)
5. Michael Franti & Spearhead - Rock The Nation (4:23)
6. Pablo Moses - One People (5:19)
7. Ray Manzarek - Begin The World Again (6:40)
8. Tinga Stewart - Why Can't We Live Together? (Extended) (6:57)
9. Tommy Guerrero - War No More (3:37)
10. Wild Magnolias - Peace Pipe (3:50)

Why don't we try a little harder?


Saturday, December 22, 2007

30: I proudly introduce THE BONE !!!

For my 30th post I'd like to introduce to you a great little band from Italy.
They're called The Bone and they make some incredible music!

Being a big Morphine fan myself (rest in peace Mark Sandman)
I followed the musical remains through the years, The Orchestra Morphine, Twinemen and Bourbon Princess...

And a little while back I was very pleasantly surprised by this band The Bone!
They have that BIG Morphine sound (baritone sax, bass & drums) and they rock like...
hell, just listen for yourselves!
You can find more info on these guys here and visit their website here.
You can listen to their full-lenght CD HERE on E-mile says songs do the matter!

I've been in contact with them and they would be honoured to come to Holland and do a few shows, so if there's anybody out there with ideas, the right connections or otherwise, we love to hear about it!
I sincerely hope that we all can welcome them real soon!
Here's the tracklisting from the Zoo CD:

1. The Bone - Zoo Babylon (3:40)
2. The Bone - What The Hell? (4:48)
3. The Bone - Two Angels (6:14)
4. The Bone - Walking The Land (3:02)
5. The Bone - The Kite (5:25)
6. The Bone - To The Bone (4:18)
7. The Bone - Speak (5:05)
8. The Bone - Medicine (4:35)
9. The Bone - Too Soon (4:39)
10. The Bone - The Thing I Have In Mind (10:03)


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

29: Mark Lanegan

I'm not gonna waste much words on the guy,
if you've never heard of him:GOOGLE the man :-)

I just think he has a GREAT voice, I first "met him" on the
and ever since I try to keep track of his outings...

It has become a decent collection,
though I have not all the albums he performs on. (duh...)
I grabbed a few tracks that go well with this fantastic poster above.

1. Desert Sessions - Hanging Tree (3:13)
2. Mad Season - Long Gone Day (4:52)
3. Mark Lanegan - Carry Home (2:59)
4. Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care of You (2:50)
5. Mark Lanegan - Shiloh Town (3:22)
6. Mark Lanegan - Consider Me (3:49)
7. Mark Lanegan - Boogie Boogie (2:04)
8. Mark Lanegan - Death Don't Have No Mercy (3:28)
9. Soulsavers - No Expectations (8:26)
10. Soulsavers - Revival (4:11)

28: Without The Words: Instrumentals

I won't waste many of them here either....

1. Calexico - Minas De Cobre (3:08)
2. David Axelrod - Jimmy T (3:10)
3. DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo - Mu-Getsu (6:19)
4. Garage A Trois - Sprung Monkey (6:14)
5. John Lurie - Tommy Blues (3:41)
6. Klint - Diamond (3:14)
7. Lack Of Afro - Pure Filth (3:47)
8. Paul McCartney - Momma Miss America (4:05)
9. Three Man Army - Nice One (4:12)
10. Walter "Wolfman" Washington - Wolf Funk (6:47)

27: Reggae, Roots & Rastafari

Two names here that wouldn't directly come to mind, in a 10 song selection of reggae music: Ben Harper and Sinead O'Connor...
Ben Harper's music (my girlfriend is a HUGE fan) is strongly rooted in blues, gospel, soul, jazz and, as this song clearly proves, in the spirit of Jah. Sinead made a few years back a fantastic album with the collaboration of Sly & Robbie, and if you can, buy the limited edition 2CD which has alll the dubversions on the second CD.
The Congos made in 1977 that famous album ofcourse, but this song is from one of their latest. Still sounds great!
Dub Syndicate made some pretty classic stuff on On-U-Sound records, shame that these days most of their albums are out of stock or very hard to get.
I dedicate this one to Robert, by the way.

1. Ben Harper - Jah Work (4:55)
2. Congos - Gods Kingdom (3:58)
3. Donovan Carlos - Be Thankful (3:03)
4. Dub Syndicate - Mafia (7:05)
5. Ijahman - Jah is No Secret (11:26)
6. Lee Perry, Lou Graham & Upsetters -
News Flash/Flashing Echoes (3:10)
7. Pablo Moses - Dubbing Is A Must (4:53)
8. Sinéad O'Connor - Downpressor Man (5:08)
9. Wailing Souls - Fire House Rock (4:13)
10. Watty Burnett - Rainy Night in Portland (7:12)

PS: the Donovan Carlos song is a cover, check commandment 19 :-)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

26: Talking All That Jazz!

For today I've gathered some BIG jazz sounds,
some quiet jazz sounds,
some old and some new,
it's all here, within these 10 songs.
If you can get a hold of the Last Of The Hipmen CD/LP?
don't hesitate, it's a KILLER album!
(for those who are not that fortunate, -it's since long OOP-
I upped my CD to RS, no artwork, just the music, link is in comment)
On the T. Hayes song the great Roland Kirk (an all-time favourite of mine)
can be heard on various instruments (as usual :-)
Although it's all jazz here ofcourse,
maybe the theme for today is "soulful" ?
1. Ethnic Heritage Ensemble - Mama's house (11:31)
2. Henry Threadgill - I Can't Wait To Get Home (4:08)
3. John Coltrane - The Last Blues (4:22)
4. Last Of The Hipmen - Ballad For The Black Man (6:07)
5. Mal Waldron - Warp and Woof (5:40)
6. McCoy Tyner - Paradox (16:27)
7. Miles Davis - Chez Le Photographe Du Motel (3:55)
8. Nostalgia 77 Octet - Journey Home (6:39)
9. Tubby Hayes All Star Sextet - I See With My Third "I" (9:33)
10. Wynton Marsalis - Engine (6:38)

Monday, December 17, 2007

25: Wah Wah

Ah, wah wah...
You can hear a lot of it in Jimi's music, Johnny Guitar Watson was known to use it sometimes and generally speaking, music history would have sounded a whole lot different, if the thing was never invented. I gathered 10 tracks here that all (in some manner) have more or less wah in them.

I MUST thank Fufu Stew here, cause I nicked a few of his personal goodies :-)
Visit him, he has cooked up a funkalicious souladystic holiday diner!

Wah'ts more to say... Wah'ts you waiting for?

1. Afrique - Get It (3:23)
2. Dave Hamilton - Cracklin' Bread (2:53)
3. David T. Walker - Doo Doo (4:07)
4. Donald Austin - Do Me Right (3:07)
5. Eugene Blacknell - Wah Wah Funk (5:13)
6. Hidden Cost - Vibrations (3:03)
7. Maynard Parker - The World Is A Ghetto (5:44)
8. Mel Brown - 18 Pounds Of Unclean Chitlings Pt. 1(3:55)
9. Soul Ones - Soul Pot (3:09)
10. Soultors - Stone Cold Part 2 (3:07)

24: More Covers.....Again!

Yeah, 10 new covers (again)!
Guess they keep me intrigued and awake (alert?)
They're just like coffee, get a few of them and all's fine, but when you've had a couple too much, you could end up having trouble getting to sleep...
The one here I was really amazed by,
was the one that combined U2 and Black Sabbath.
Rather funny, where and how "opposites" can meet!

I think I'm not gonna bother you 'bout more covers for a while,
but they WILL BE HERE again some other day :-)

1. Afroman - Hush (4:41)
2. Boss Hoss - Radar Love (3:17)
3. Calexico - The Guns Of Brixton (3:50)
4. DeVotchKa - Somethin' Stupid (3:23)
5. Jaymz Bee & Royal Jelly O - You Oughta Know (3:50)
6. New Cool Collective - El Cumbanchero (2:52)
7. Patti Smith - Gimme Shelter (5:00)
8. Saul Williams - Sunday Bloody Sunday (4:05)
9. Squarepusher - Love Will Tear Us Apart Again (3:32)
10. Waterboys - Sweet Thing (7:14)

alt link: (RS)

Friday, December 14, 2007

23: Back In The Day...

Most of these 10 songs are from the "golden age" of hiphop music.
I really was getting MORE into rap after hearing the fantastic Dr.Octagon album, some 12 years ago. Most rap and hiphop from today really SUCKS! Big time!So let me take y'all back to back in the days (whenever that was, anyway ;-) Play this sucker loud & enjoy!
I had a lotta fun listening back these records, be prepared for some more...

1. Biz Markie - Sort The Party Out (3:25)
2. Dr.Octagon - Bear Witness (3:00)
3. Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Coldcut rmx) (7:03)
4. Frankie Cutlass - Red Rum (5:52)
5. Krs-One - Over Ya Head (2:18)
6. Marley Marl - The Symphony (6:02)
7. Schoolly-D - B-Boys Rhyme & Riddle (5:04)
8. Stetsasonic - Talkin All That Jazz (4:49)
9. Tone-Loc - On Fire rmx (4:50)
10. Ultramagnetic MC's - Poppa Large (4:14)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

22: Sleepy, Tired Or Just Lazy ?

Like the title says...
Take it easy out there and enjoy.

1. Afro Celt Sound System - Even In My Dreams (7:04)
2. Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping (2:54)
3. Brian Eno - By This River (3:03)
4. Eva - So Tired (2:07)
5. I Monster - Daydream In Blue (3:39)
6. J.J. Cale - After Midnight (2:26)
7. Mama Cass Elliott - Blow Me A Kiss (2:50)
8. Tindersticks - People Keep Comin' Around (7:11)
9. Turin Brakes - Feeling Oblivion (3:41)
10. X-Press 2 feat. David Byrne - Lazy (6:58)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

21 Lee 'Scratch' Perry

Lot is said & written 'bout Lee 'Scratch' Perry.
Most of it is true, I guess...
One thing, above all, and that part is very true, is that the man is a musical genius. Like no other.
His Black Ark output/period is without a doubt the most inventive ever. Classic albums came out of there.
I rounded up 10 great Perry songs to give you an introduction
to the man's music, that to this day,
never failed to amaze & humour me.
1. Lee Perry & Little Roy - Don't Cross The Nation (2:10)
2. Lee Perry & Max Romeo - One Step Forward (3:52)
3. Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Justice To The People Verse 2 (3:09)
4. Lee Perry - Ashes And Dust (4:41)
5. Lee Perry - Colt The Game (4:16)
6. Lee Perry - Coming In From The Cold (3:16)
7. Lee Perry - Ethiopia (2:27)
8. Lee Perry - Free Up The Prisoners (12:42)
9. Lee Perry - Rainbow Throne.mp3 (4:53)
10. Lee Perry - Right Yo Dub (2:44)

The Twentieth Ten Commandments

Covers part 2.

10 fresh ones, all on the funky side of town...
The originals are from Isaac Hayes, Sly & The Family Stone,James Brown, Stevie Wonder, War, Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin.
Hope you like 'em!
1. Alexis Korner - Mighty Mighty Spade And Whitey (4:07)
2. Charles Kynard - Rock steady (3:11)
3. Chosen Few - Do Your Thing (3:17)
4. Dick Hyman - Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (3:13)
5. Jazz Crusaders - Thank you (5:33)
6. Junior Mance - Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin (4:18)
7. Lloyd Charmers - Shaft (4:36)
8. Noble Knights - Sing A Simple Song (2:57)
9. Quincy Jones - Superstition (3:50)
10. Tom Principato - Slippin' Into Darkness (5:05)

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Nineteenth Ten Commandments

A strange set of holiday songs?
A mellow bunch of relaxing weekend tracks?
A comforting soundtrack for a trip to the Northpole?
A couple of tunes your favourite radiostation never broadcasted before?
I don't know...
I know this:
I had great fun gathering these 10 songs for this 19th commandment!
I had (also) great fun photoshopping the picture to go with it...


1. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Isola Natale (5:14)
2. Lack Of Afro - Where It's At (4:10)
3. Parliament - All Your Goodies Are Gone (5:04)
4. Radio Citizen - The Hop (3:34)
5. Rare Earth - Boogie With Me Children (3:24)
6. Stories - Brother Louie (Remix) (4:45)
7. TM Juke - Life Rain Fall (6:12)
8. William De Vaughn - Be Thankful For What You Got (3:47)
9. Yusef Lateef - Chinq Miau (3:19)
10. Zap Mama - Rafiki (original mix) (4:04)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Eighteenth Ten Commandments

Aaah, yes, the people who are darker than blue...
As I already figured, it was indeed a hell of a job to select only 10 songs. I did not want to include the well known hits Superfly or Move on up, but even so, I couldn't possibly reduce this post to a round of only 10 songs. So for (only?) this time I'm gonna present you a double ten (yes, a 20 song) selection I chose from my pile of Curtis CD's.
I included no songs from the live album, that one you
have got to hear from the beginning to the end!
To make up for that, I bring you a one-time-only collaboration with Fishbone in the 'mix'.
Let "Curtom-Curtis" do the talking now..

1. Curtis Mayfield - Ain't Got Time (5:07)
2. Curtis Mayfield - Back Against The Wall (6:37)
3. Curtis Mayfield - Billy Jack (6:07)
4. Curtis Mayfield - Blue Monday People (4:48)
5. Curtis Mayfield - Can't Say Nothing (5:15)
6. Curtis Mayfield - Do Do Wap Is Strong In Here (5:32)
7. Curtis Mayfield - Fishbone - He's A Fly Guy (5:09)
8. Curtis Mayfield - Futureshock (5:18)
9. Curtis Mayfield - Hard Times (3:43)
10. Curtis Mayfield - If There's Hell Down We're All Gonna Go (7:52)
11. Curtis Mayfield - Jesus (6:09)
12. Curtis Mayfield - Kung Fu (6:10)
13. Curtis Mayfield - Little Child Runnin' Wild (5:24)
14. Curtis Mayfield - Love Me (right in the pocket) (7:18)
15. Curtis Mayfield - Make Me Believe In You (5:31)
16. Curtis Mayfield - Pusherman (alt. mix with horns) (6:10)
17. Curtis Mayfield - Right On For The Darkness (7:29)
18. Curtis Mayfield - Short Eyes - Freak Freak Free Free (5:46)
19. Curtis Mayfield - So In Love (5:14)
20. Curtis Mayfield - We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue (6:05)


PS most songs here are in poor quality (bitrate), you should at least buy a best of...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Seventeenth Ten Commandments

For the people who a darker than blue.
(OK, OK, next post is gonna be 'bout HIM -
only 10 songs??? -that's gonna be a hell of a job)
Andy Bey did 1 great album, back in 1970. Rest of his solo stuff is
-to me!!!- rather 'dull' vocal orientated jazz...sorry :-)
But with his sisters he made some nice music.
Nevertheless this one album is a true gem.
I started collecting all the Little Axe albums after hearing the Slow Fuse 2CD album and had the good fortune to see them live!
Great, great band with an unique sound!
Visit their website, see their shows and BUY their albums!
The Stereotype-song is the long version, the way it came out on LP.
A blast! (with hilarious lyrics!)
The Rick James b-side I found somewhere on the web, it's nice to hear that song in a somewhat other way than we all know it.
1. Alice Smith - Fake is the New Real (3:17)
2. Andy Bey - Tune Up (4:08)
3. Boogaloo Joe Jones - Right On (5:39)
4. Candido - Candido -Hallelujah! I'm Comin' Home (5:57)
5. Donald Byrd - Christo Redentor (5:43)
6. King Sunny Ade & His Africa - Ase (9:17)
7. Levy O'Donel - Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (3:23)
8. Little Axe - Ride On (5:24)
9. Rick James - Super-Freak (Part 2) (3:30)
10. Specials - Stereotypes Part 1&2 (7:24)
I'm also looking out for some more versions from 'C(h)risto Redentor'.
Magnus used a sample (the choir), Duke Pearson wrote it.

The Sixteenth Ten Commandments

Yes, swampfunksoul!
The great Tony Joe White, famous for the song
Pork Salad Annie of course.
In the early seventies he made a couple of GREAT records,
with an unique feel to them.
Southern, swampy, laid back but most of all: superfunky!
I gathered 10 song from these albums, go sit on your front porch,
have a listen and judge for yourself...

1. Tony Joe White - A Night In The Life Of A Swamp Fox (4:39)
2. Tony Joe White - Backwoods Preacher Man (2:44)
3. Tony Joe White - Even Trolls Love Rock and Roll (4:55)
4. Tony Joe White - My Kind Of Woman (3:46)
5. Tony Joe White - No News Is Good News (3:02)
6. Tony Joe White - Saturday Night In Oak Grove, Louisiana (2:13)
7. Tony Joe White - Soul Francisco (1:57)
8. Tony Joe White - They Caught The Devil And Put Him In Jail (3:50)
9. Tony Joe White - Voodoo Village (3:06)
10. Tony Joe White - Willie And Laura Mae Jones (4:57)

enjoy, and keep the E-mile up!

The Fifteenth Ten Commandments

Duets & more this time.
Some are a bit strange (I don't think Dean Martin sat actually IN the studio with Shelby Lynne & Big Bad Voodoo Daddy for instance).
But most of them are quite wonderful.
No musical theme here, just 10 duets.

1. Billy Preston/Mavis Staples - That's Enough (4:05)
2. Dean Martin (with Shelby Lynne & Big Bad Voodoo Daddy)-
youre nobody til somebody loves you (3:09)
3. Irma Thomas & Marcia Ball - I Just Can't Get New Orleans Off My Mind (3:29)
4. James Brown & Dee Felice Trio - Sunny (3:15)
5. Louis Armstrong & Aretha Franklin - Summertime (5:00)
6. Noir Desir & Leonard Cohen - The Partisan (4:11)
7. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - I (Who Have Nothing) (5:02)
8. Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston (with Bootsy Collins) (4:05)
9. Vanessa da Mata & Ben Harper - Boa Sorte / Good Luck (3:46)
10. Zap Mama - Show Me The Way (ft. Bahamadia, Lady Alma & Questlove) (4:40)

next time I bring you 10 GREAT songs by one of the GREATEST kings of swampfunksoul...
regards, E-mile

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Fourteenth Ten Commandments

I included one song here that's not "black", simply because I promised it last time.
The original Fancy from Bobbie Gentry. "Just plain white trash"...
Here's a (playbacked) performance of the song.
Her life story is a bit of a mystery,
but she made some "darn" good music!
Think I'm gonna post some more of her great songs in the future.
For the other 9 songs, what can I say? I had a "black" feeling today,
full of soul, blues, funk and all that jazz.
1. Allen Toussaint - From A Whisper To A Scream (3:32)
2. Andre Williams - Only Black Man In South Dakota (3:28)
3. Bobbie Gentry - Fancy (4:15)
4. Carlos Garnett - Taurus Woman (12:14)
5. Charlie Musselwhite - Harlem Nocturne (2:23)
6. Harlem Underground - Smokin Cheeba Cheeba (7:36)
7. Impressions - Stop The War (6:25)
8. Maceo Parker - The Soul Of A Black Man (10:33)
9. Sarah Webster Fabio - Juju For Grandma (5:38)
10. Terry Callier - You Goin' Miss Your Candyman (7:16)

The Thirteenth Ten Commandments

Aah. Number 13.
The lucky number!
To be on the safe side, on the good foot
and with enough sugar in my coffee,
I dedicate this one to the ladies.
The 'funky diva's' and the others who just know how to rock your boat.
No Aretha here, though she should be of course,
but everybody already knows HER...
(I presume!)
Limited as I am here (only 10 songs)
I chose a few funky female singers you've probably never heard of,
(except Betty Lavette, I'm sure)
but which are all worthy your undivided and totally devoted attention.
I'll give you the original Bobbie Gentry
version of the song Fancy in my next post.
1. Betty Barney - Momma Momma (2:46)
2. Betty Lavette - Let Me Down Easy (2:51)
3. Gloria Taylor - Grounded (Part 1) (2:29)
4. Grana' Louise - Summertime (7:10)
5. Little Eva - The Wind (3:01)
6. Mickey Murray - Sticky Sue (3:07)
7. Ramona King - Super Chicken (3:09)
8. Roberta Flack - Reverend Lee (4:30)
9. Rosalind Madison - Fancy (2:39)
10. Stovall Sisters - Hang on in There (3:16)
(fresh link in comments)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Twelfth Ten Commandments

Aaaah....COVERS! They can drive me crazy sometimes!
Strange, beautiful or just plain boring versions of songs I know!
Once in a while they're even 'better' than the original...
Weird fact is that there are a lot of them, or is it that not so weird at all?
Today's first song is THE original, don't get me wrong,
I only put it up here so the difference with it's cover stands out more!
The rest is just plain fun, here we go

1. Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe (4:15)
2. Boudro - Ode To Billy Joe (6:22)
3. Cake - Mahna, Mahna (2:54)
4. Céu - Concrete jungle (3:32)
5. Johnny Jenkins - Walk On Gilded Splinters (5:50)
6. Juju Ochestra - Funky Nassau (5:49)
7. Los Lobos - Wanna Be Like You - The Monkey Song (3:31)
8. Mark Ronson - Toxic (Ft. Ol' Dirty Bastard & Tiggers) (4:05)
9. Ohio Players-Summertime (5:12)
10. Rhany - Chan Chan (4:04)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Eleventh Ten Commandments

Strictly jazz? Well, luckily for me jazz comes in many different sorts and in many different colors. It isn't all about Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck or Charlie Parker either. For me, discovering jazz music was one of the best things ever happened to me...It started way back with me buying John Coltrane's A Love Supreme and things forever changed since then!
It was hard for me to point out only 10 songs for this post...
let's say I'm quite confident more jazz is gonna slip into the next 'commandments'... that's for sure!
Let the music do the talking now:

1. Bennie Maupin Ensemble - Tapping Things (5:40)
2. Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet - Stompin' at the Cranium (5:06)
3. David Murray & GWO-KA Masters - Gwotet (12:14)
4. Don Cherry - Art Deco (8:43)
5. Jimi Tenor - Outta Space (6:25)
6. John Coltrane - Song of the Underground Railroad (6:44)
7. Last Of The Hipmen - Punaluu Peter (8:56)
8. Oliver Nelson - Hoe Down (4:43)
9. Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Raouf (3:05)
10. Wayne Horvitz & Zony Mash - Stompin At The Cranium (6:39)
enjoy, E-mile

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The Tenth Ten Commandments

Glops, a weird bunch this time!
But typing "the tenth ten" was also a kinda strange,
so what the heck!
Maybe some of it is indeed a little bit "out there"
for some ears, but it's all good!
And if you (or your ears) don't agree, well, than it's just me...
here we go:
1. Alela Diane - Pirate's Gospel (2:55)
2. Mike Keneally Band - This Tastes Like A Hotel (15:15)
3. Nathaniel Mayer - I Found Out (4:04)
4. Pirates - Cuttin' Out (1:58)
5. Prelapse - Alarms (3:28)
6. Rodriguez - Sugar Man (3:48)
7. Sons And Daughters - Medicine (2:11)
8. Tapes 'N Tapes - Insistor (4:20)
9. Twyker-Klimek-Heil - Wintersleepers (8:51)
10. William S. Burroughs - Words Of Advice For Young People (4:12)

have FUN, and next 10 are gonna be strictly J.A.Z.Z.
(which, according to Frank Zappa, is "not dead, it just smells funny")

The Ninth Ten Commandments

As promised, 10 new songs with a mellow feel to them.

An old and a new version of the fact that people make the

world go round, a nice little (bootleg)version of Summertime

and a nice version of From A Whisper To A Scream.

(Though I prefer the one done by Allen Toussaint himself, maybe another time)

The first song I found on the OST from the TV series Six Feet Under.

If you have the chance to see the film the Fred Frith song is from,

(Step Across The Border) you're in for a nice (musical) trip!

1. Devlins - Waiting (Tom Lord-Alge remix) (4:51)

2. Esther Philips - From A Whisper To A Scream (4:23)

3. Fred Frith - Lost and Found (3:20)

4. Gomez - Get Myself Arrested (4:03)

5. Innerzone Orchestra - people make the world go round (5:13)

6. Koop - Koop Island Blues (vocals by Ane Brun) (4:34)

7. Lee Scratch Perry - News Flash (3:24)

8. Nick Drake - summertime (1:35)

9. Stylistics - People Make The World Go Round (6:27)

10. Tom Waits - Little Drop of Poison (4:02)

enjoy and relax, till the next 10 again.


Monday, November 26, 2007

The Eight Ten Commandments

This time a more pop/rock orientated selection.

the LSS are one tight-ass band, check out their 2007 album: Swampblood!

Geggy Tah made only 3 albums, and they are all 3 great albums.

The R.L. Burnside song you might know from the Sopranos-series?

Budgie is an oldtime favorite of mine, one of the greatest classic (hard)

rock-trio's around! Their 4 first albums are VERY good.

1. Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist (4:43)

2. Budgie - Breaking All The Houserules (7:16)

3. Cee-Lo - Living Again (3:36)

4. Geggy Tah - L.A. Lujah (3:40)

5. Ian Siegal Band - Beulah Land # 2 (Temptation) (2:50)

6. Legendary Shack Shakers - Agony Wagon (2:56)

7. Maximo Park - Hammer Horror (3:43)

8. R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know (4:58)

9. Stevie Wonder - Love Having You Around (7:23)

10. Violent Femmes - Country Death Song (5:00)

Hope you'll like this little shrink-session as much as I did,

next 10 will be on the mellow side of town...


Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Seventh Ten Commandments


Another 10 (very different) songs to keep you awake, to put you to sleep,

to totally rock ya minds or maybe just to make you wonder...

But they do the matter.

An instrumental version of Summertime included, one that brought all kinds of

muscular movements to my face, never knew I had that many muscles up there!

I just HAD to put a little gospel in there too, since this is the 7th one...

(but luckily I'm not the 7th son) along with something that reminded me

of the great Soft Machine 7 album.

(sadly the Viola Crayola only made 1 album).

And if you like that LONG song (from the trombone-man), don't hesitate for

a minute and buy that ECM album straightaway!

here's the tracklisting for this one:

1. Cedric 'Im Brooks - Satta - Masa - Ganna (7:10)

2. Earl Hines & Budd Johnson - Summertime (5:46)

3. Julian Priester - Prologue/Love, Love (19:22)

4. Nicole Willis - Gonna Get Yours (2:39)

5. Odetta & Holmes Brothers - 2 Little Fishes & Five Loaves (3:21)

6. Raconteurs - Blue Veins (4:03)

7. Viola Crayola - Mr Leroy, Pepe Is Lost (4:27)

8. Wah Wah Watson - Goo Goo Wah Wah (5:42)

9. William S. Fischer- Patience Is Virtue (4:49)

10. Zeph and Azeem - Play the Drum (3:59)

enjoy, and keep the E-mile up!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Sixth Ten Commandments

Well, well well...
What more do I gotta say?

I bring you 10 new songs from my collection, 10 songs that are somewhat in a joyful mood, I guess... I confess to the blues, I confess to a black man's soul, I confess to collect songs I really like. Again a few covers, or songs that became "famous" by other bands...

What's more to say?

I'll give you the tracklisting here:

1. Eilen Jewell - High shelf booze (3:38)
2. Kenny Rankin - In The Name Of Love (3:20)
3. Oscar Brown Jr. - Barra Limpa (3:05)
4. Pharoah Sanders- Our Roots Began In Africa (4:47)
5. Pura Fé - Wait till You come back again (4:12)
6. Reuben Howell - help the people (2:23)
7. Sonny Boy Williamson [II] - One Way Out (2:47)
8. Steve Cropper, Pops Staples & Albert King - Tupelo (6:04)
9. Tony Sherman - Slippin' Into Darkness (4:30)
10. Wilson Turbinton - A New Kind Of Love (2:18)

I won't bother you with the ones you COULD explore more,
just listen & find out for yourselves!

The Fifth Ten Commandments

For this one I stumbled upon a few gems in my collection I'm sure I couldn't live without, even in my next lifetime...or the one after that :-)
I know 'commandments' sound a bit biblical, but everyone's gotta live by some 'rules' I guess.
Mine are quite simple: when it's good, it's good.
My ears recieve, my mind divides, my body reacts, and those 3 leave me just where the music wants me to be: in the right place! (but, yeah, maybe in the wrong time...)

Anyways, here's another 10 (great) songs, including some early work of Fatboy Slim, the unforgettable sounds of Mark Sandman & Co., a little X-files theme I put in there with MC 900 FT Jesus myself and a great Michael Jackson work out...

Please buy all the Morphine albums you can get your hands on,
they are all GOOD, oh YES, they are a CURE FOR PAIN :-)

here's the tracklisting, so you'll be a little prepared for what's here to hear:

1. Earl Gaines - hymn n°5 (3:21)
2. Freddie King - San-Ho-Zay (2:33)
3. Fried Funk Food - Freak Of Da Week (6:41)
4. MC 900 Ft Jesus - Killer Inside Me (4:10)
5. Morphine - thursday (3:26)
6. Nine - famaldahyde (4:15)
7. Ray-O-Vacs- besame mucho (2:49)
8. Roberta Flack - Go Up Moses (5:23)
9. Senor Coconut - BEAT IT (Merengue) (3:55)
10. Zita Swoon - Hot Hotter Hottest (4:47)

enjoy and keep the E-mile up!

E-mile's 5th commandment (RS)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Fourth Ten Commandments

This time I bring you a few covers, escpecially the Duke Ellington one
I think is very good! Madonna never sounded this far beyond and OutKast should be proud their song even stands out in that 'southern way'...

The one's that you could explore more
(dig deeper into) are:

the Steve Reid reissues on SoulJazz records and all the albums
Marc Ribot played on! (a long, long list)

tracklisting: (so you'll know what you're gonna hear)

1. Bill Frisell - live to tell (10:12)
2. Boss Hoss - Hey Ya! (3:52)
3. Comets On Fire - Dogwood Rust (7:48)
4. Dreams - imagine my surprise (7:58)
5. Fred Frith - Too Much Too Little (2:08)
6. Kazutoki Umezu ft Marc Ribot - Western Picaro (5:27)
7. Konk - Baby Dee (6:00)
8. Medeski Martin and Wood - Chinoiserie (5:44)
9. Steve Reid - Rocks (For Cannonball) (9:31)
10. Tony Da Skitzo- who U talkin 2 (3:52)

nw link E-mile's 4th commandment (RS)

for now, enjoy this 10 & keep the E-mile up!

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Third Ten Commandments

A yet wider variety this third time around,
with a few of that funky stuff and a few that creep a little further.

Listen for yourselves...

The one's that you could explore more
(dig deeper into) are:

all of the TRIBE records
have I mentioned the fact I "collect" (all) versions of the song
a song that must be covered like a million times or so...

If you know one, I'm always glad to hear about it!
The more obscure, intense, farfetched or
simply beautifully heartfelt the better ofcourse :-)
I'll sneak a few versions of them so now and again in my beautiful 10!
1. Art Jackson's Atrocity - Available Bush (7:11)
2. Charlie Musselwhite - Christo Redentor (3:21)
3. Darondo - Let My People Go (3:58)
4. Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful (3:50)
5. K-0s - Crabbuckit (3:45)
6. Lonnie Smith - Afrodesia (9:23)
7. Roland Young - Row Land (7:37)
8. Santo & Johnny - Summertime (2:49)
9. Wendell Harrison & Tribe - Farewell To Welfare Pts 1 & 2 (3:12)
10. Wild Magnolias - Ho Na Nae (4:33)

enjoy & keep the E-mile up.
for now, swing low and move your hips!

or try:

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Second Ten Commandments

A wider variety this second time around,
but still plenty of funky stuff!
Listen for yourselves...

The one's that you could explore more
(dig deeper into)
are Olu Dara & the solid Dr.John.
1. Afrique - House Of Rising Funk (3:12)
2. Dr.John - litanie des saints (4:43)
3. Fat Freddy's Drop - Midnight marauders (6:41)
4. Harvey Mandel - Cristo Redentor (3:48)
5. Lewis Taylor - stoned part I (4:51)
6. Olu Dara - herbman (4:44)
7. Recoil - Prey (8:19)
8. Scotty- Draw Your Brakes (3:16)
9. Society's Bag - Let It Crawl (2:34)
10. Wolfgang Dauner - Just Bring It On (4:18)

enjoy & keep the E-mile up.

for now,

swing low and move your hips!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The First Ten Commandments

Well, for this first ones I just had to be funky!
Let the songs that do the matter do the work.
I'll say no more, except for this:
The one's that you could explore more
(dig deeper into)
are Larry Young, Melvin Jackson and Clifford Coulter.
tracklisting: (so you'll know what you're gonna hear)

1. Ambros Seelos - Mabusso (2:43)
2. Clifford Coulter - VJC (6:38)
3. Della Reese - I Got The Blues (3:27)
4. Harry Connick Jr. - Joe Slam and the Spaceship (7:13)
5. Herman Kelly- Dance To The Drummer's Beat (4:16)
6. Joe South - Misunderstanding (3:57)
7. Josephine Taylor - I've Made Up My Mind (1969) (2:57)
8. Larry Youngs Fuel - Turn Off The Lights (7:02)
9. Melvin Jackson - Funky Skull Pt.1&2 (4:53)
10. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - (I've Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind (6:18)

enjoy & keep the E-mile up.

for now,

swing low and move your hips!