Author: Fred Roberts

Secret Barcelona

Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash *** Barcelona Underground Category: Creation of new universes Song Title: Catalepsia Artist: Neuronium Year: 1977 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlXhrwJN4rw Category: Magical hypnosis experiences Song Title: Me Voy A Tomar El Orient Express Artist: Eduardo Polonio Year: 1973? Link: https://youtu.be/eyPh2AWJJcQ?t=17m52s Category: Genre-bending redefinitions Song Title: Ciència ficció Artist: Suck Electrònic Enciclopèdic Year: 1975 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-33wupap58 Category: Music the members of Kraftwerk dance to Song Title: No Tape Artist: Idee Du Femelle Year: 1986 Link: https://domestica.bandcamp.com/track/b1-idee-du-femelle-no-tape Category: Songs to go back in time and see live Song Title: Lamento Artist: New Buildings Year: 1983 Link: https://domestica.bandcamp.com/track/b4-new-buildings-lamento Category: Industrial-jazz fusions Song Title: Frigolín Artist: Víctor Nubla Year:...

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Camino al Desván, Barcelona 1983-1986

The past years have seen a number of compilations focusing on “secret” Barcelona, the underground culture of the Catalonian capital during the seventies and eighties, a time rich with innovation and revolutionary musical ideas. It is a scene similar to the primal ooze out of which the Neue Deutsche Welle was born. Many of the Barcelona bands remain to this day as tips for insiders.

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African Safari/Fred’s April Playlist

  TAKE TEN SAFARI Category: Kenya Song Title: Malaika (My Angel) Artist: Fadhili William and The Black Shadows Year: 1963 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8siIAxxDuDQ Category: Ghana Song Title: I Walk Alone Artist: Marijata Year: 1976 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVfEEdspAQE Category: Nigeria Song Title: In the Jungle Artist: The Hygrades Year: 1972 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ta_8pw9-Kl8 Category:  Senegal Song Title: N’ga Digne M’be Artist: Amara Touré Year: 1975 Link: https://analogafrica.bandcamp.com/track/nga-digne-mbe Category:  Cameroon Song Title: Lamido Artist: Hamad Kalkaba and The Golden Sounds Year: 1974 Link: https://analogafrica.bandcamp.com/track/lamido Category: Congo Song Title: Komokosaka Te Na Basi Artist: Franco with Orchestre OK Jazz Year: 1969 Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYZxyACpszg Category: Cape Verde Song Title: Melhor Futuro Artist: Tam Tam 2000 Year: 1983 Link: https://ostinatorecords.bandcamp.com/track/melhor-futuro Category: Tanzania Song Title: Tutakuja Gombana Artist: Mbaraka Mwinshehe Year: 1977 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTeKC1KfuF0 Category: Ethiopia  Song Title: Yekermo Sew Artist: Mulatu Astatke Year: 1969 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejgpiWZHH34 Category:  Zaire Song Title: Christina Artist: Depiano with Orchestra Beguen Band Year: 1959 Link: https://youtu.be/NbtzTBBPMcc?t=33m51s   About the playlister: Fred Roberts is a native of Cincinnati living in Germany since 1987 who enjoys subverting the arbitrary commercial process in which great works often go unrecognized. He has a dual B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology from Northern Kentucky University (1984) and a Masters in Psychology from Bielefeld Universität (1999). He contributed short stories to the early ezine “D A D A RIVISTA CULTURALE E/O TELEMATICA” (1995/96), and later to the short-lived Greenbeard Magazine, in 1997 receiving a Google Blog of Note citation for his Weblog indeterminacy.blogspot.com where he wrote 428 “one-minute...

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Playlist for Donald Trump

  TAKE TEN Category: Cheerful world invasion videos Song Title: Гуманоид (Humanioid) Artist: ГрУпА СиТрО (Group Sitro) Year: 2007 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMkILFgEfVM Category: Songs to tango with Melania Song Title: Комарик (Mosquito) Artist: Пётр Лещенко (Pyotr Leshchenko) Year: 1937 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In06_twKApo Category: Songs for marching in parades Song Title: Ага (Aha) Artist: Странные игры (Strange Games) Year: 1983 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knL2TzkFXNs Category:  Sophisticated cartoon soundtracks Song Title: Fish Mambo Artist: Oleg Kostrow Year: 1999 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vxi-OpToRqU Category:  Mournful war melodies. So Sad. Song Title: Тёмная ночь (Dark Night) Artist: Марк Бернес (Mark Bernes) Year: 1943 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xUb5fjPTl0 Category: Stalin’s favorite folk song Song Title: Kruthizha Vierthiza Artist: Frau Kraushaar Year: 2012 Link:  https://open.spotify.com/track/23ZB39v3KHWTOgCaVQO0Eb Category: Songs to comb your hair by Song Title: Guitantra Artist: Netslov Year: 2001 Link: https://drtikov.bandcamp.com/track/guitantra Category: Songs from Poland they listened to in Russia Song Title: Biały Krzyż Artist: Czerwone Gitary Year: 1968 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcsjIbbZcvQ Category: Songs promoting camaraderie  Song Title: Летка Енка (Letka Jenka) Artist: The Finnish Letkiss All-Stars Year: 1965 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hVXry72RE8 Category:  The End Song Title: 5 Minutes Artist: Bonzo Goes to Washington Year: 1984 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJvslHHFyaM   About the playlister: Fred Roberts is a native of Cincinnati living in Germany since 1987 who enjoys subverting the arbitrary commercial process in which great works often go unrecognized. He has a dual B.S. in Computer Science and Psychology from Northern Kentucky University (1984) and a Masters in Psychology from Bielefeld Universität (1999). He contributed short stories to the early ezine “D A D A RIVISTA CULTURALE E/O TELEMATICA” (1995/96), and later...

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Fred’s February Playlist

Frank Nagel photo Mary Ocher, with Felix Kubin, one of Fred’s February picks….   TAKE TEN     Category: Forgotten Brazilian Guitarists Song Title: Amor de Argentina Artist: Américo Jacomino Year: 1928 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4weR4B4heQ Category: Arabic language James Brown Cover Song Title: Sid Redad Artist: Fadoul Year: 1980s Link: https://habibifunkrecords.bandcamp.com/track/sid-redad Category: Secret Barcelona Song Title: Rutinas Artist: Kremlynb Year: 1983 Link: https://domestica.bandcamp.com/track/a1-rutinas Category: Archaeological Discoveries Song Title: Anaa Qaylodhaankaan Artist: Iftiin Band feat. Mahmud Abdalla “Jerry” Hussen Year: 1988 Link: https://ostinatorecords.bandcamp.com/track/anaa-qaylodhaankaan Category:  Counterculture Collaborations Song Title: Hayda Artist: Derya Yildirim / Tellavision Year: 2017 Link: https://hanseplatte.bandcamp.com/album/derya-yildirim-tellavision-hayda-katschma-hanseplatte-schmelz-1 Category: Mysterious Avant Garde Song Title: Wulkania Artist: Mary Ocher / Felix Kubin Year: 2017 Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw8Xy94qb6U Category: Relaxed...

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