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Adam Schatz and Friends – Rocket #9 / Stand By Your Man
(Sun Ra & Tammy Wynette covers)
performed by Celestial Schatz (Celestial Shore + Adam Schatz + Renata Zeiguer) at night 2 of Adam Schatz & Friends at Manhattan Inn.

Adam Schatz (Landlady) and Friends  
Play Music at Manhattan Inn
July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, 2013

songs by Landlady, Randy Newman, Sun Ra, Arthur Russell, Big Star, Os Mutantes, Brian Eno, the Shoe Ins, Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, Paul McCartney, The Band, Harry Nilsson and more…

filmed by Christine Lockerby

Adam Schatz and Friends
The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down (by The Band)
at night 4 of Adam Schatz & Friends at Manhattan Inn
featuring Jordan Hyde (guitar), Will Graefe (guitar), Mikey Freedom Hart (guitar), Jared Samuel (bass), Rich Levinson (drums), Danny Fisher-Lochhead (alto sax), Jonah Parzen-Johnson (bari sax), Jas walton (tenor sax), Kevin Moehringer (trombone), Ray Mason (trombone), Aaron Rockers (trumpet)

(A two-song single, given eternal life by Hometapes)

Allen Ginsberg sings “Do The Meditation Rock”
Allen Ginsberg with Peter Orlovsky (meditating), Arthur Russell (cello) and Steven Taylor (guitar) perform on Nam June Paik’s TV special for PBS “Good Morning Mr. Orwell” from 1984.

“Peter Zummo (1948) is a trombonist who has explored ensemble music at the border between classical chamber music and free-jazz. His first album “Zummo With An X” (1981), was recorded in a trio with Arthur Russell on cello and Bill Ruyle on tabla, highlighted by two lengthy minimalist suites Instruments (for duo, trio and quartet) and Lateral Pass. This is an 8 minute extract of the newly remastered Song IV which usually weighs in at just over 20 minutes. This reissue will be available on vinyl (180gm) for the first time since 1985 in June 2012.” — Optimo Music

Peter Zummo – Song IV (Extract) by Optimo Music

Jessie Baylin – I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face (Arthur Russell cover)

Jessie Baylin – Storms (Fleetwood Mac cover)

Born in Gillette, New Jersey, a Nashville based singer/songwriter, Jessie Baylin has released a free 5-track EP “Pleasure Center” last month, it was recorded at home in her living room with the help of Richard Swift. “Pleasure Center” collects her covers of Sonic Youth (‘Little Trouble Girl’), Arthur Russell (‘I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face’), Fleetwood Mac (‘Storms’), and Thin Lizzy (‘A Song For While I’m Away’), except her own composition ‘White Noise.’ Available via her soundcloud site, HERE.

“I drew a lot from people like Burt Bacharach and Dionne Warwick, the Brill Building writers. But I didn’t want to make a retro, throwback kind of album. Nostalgia is fine, I have a definite fondness for that, but I didn’t want people to listen and think I was trying to recapture something from the past.”

Jessie Baylin‘s forthcoming third full-length “Little Spark,” will be released on January 17th, 2012 via Blonde Rat. It was produced by Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) last fall at Fairfax Recordings, and features so many guest musicians like Waddy Wachtel, Jim Keltner, Greg Leisz, The Watson Twins and Jimmie Haskell….. and Richard Swift (who played most of the instruments) as the album’s chief arranger.

2007年にジェシー・ハリスとノラ・ジョーンズが揃ってプロデュースしたデビュー・アルバム『You』を出したナッシュヴィルのSSW、ジェシー・ベイリンが新年早々、4年振りにリリースする3作目のアルバム『Little Spark』では、ゲストに名だたるミュージシャンがクレジットされてますが、リチャード・スウィフトがチーフ・アレンジャーとして八面六臂の大活躍。

Hurry Hurry by jessiebaylin
from her upcoming full-length “Little Spark,” free download, HERE

STREAM >> first single ‘Holiday’ from “Little Spark” at MTV Hive.

Making Jessie Baylin’s Record Part 3
(thanks to ArAtAq)

Labyrinth Ear – Walk on the Moon

Nat Baldwin – A Little Lost  (via KEXP)
Double bassist/singer-songwriter, well known as a part of the band Dirty Projectors, Nat Baldwin‘s latest release “People Changes,” out now on Western Vinyl.

The Ruby Suns – Arms Around You
The Ruby Suns are an indie/pop group from New Zealand. They formed in 2004 when Californian Ryan McPhun moved to Auckland and started playing in several bands such as The Brunettes and The Tokey Tones.

WILD COMBINATION a portrait of Arthur Russell, a film by Matt Wolf
Audika Records, Arthur Russell re-issues

Introducing the 3rd figure from the ‘Great People’ Series by Archer Prewitt (The Sea & Cake, the Coctails, Sof’Boy) and the great folks at Presspop, Japan! (The first two in the series were Robert Moog and Raymond Scott) The Allen Ginsberg Doll, officially approved by the Allen Ginsberg Estate, comes with fabric cloth jacket, glasses, book, Uncle Sam hat, beaded necklace, and CD with 5 poetry readings and 1 song (all of the recordings are previously unreleased material). Limited to 1000 pieces. More info HERE and HERE

(via The Mayfair Workshop blog)  BUY, here.

“Ballad of the Lights”
Arthur Russell and the Flying Hearts featuring Allen Ginsberg
10” vinyl record / limited 1000, co-release with Audika Records,
due out on October 19th digitally via Audika, October 15th on limited edition 10″ vinyl via Press Pop.  “Ballad of the Lights” was recorded in NYC in 1977 with Russell’s band, The Flying Hearts and Ginsberg participating in voice.  Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear, Cant/Terrible Records) worked with the digital transfers for this limited edition 10 inch vinyl release.  Artwork: Archer Prewitt / Hand letterpressed by Jeff Mueller (June of 44, Shipping News) of Dexterity Press.  

A SIDE: Ballad of the Lights (1977) 5:46
Arthur Russell and the Flying Hearts featuring Allen Ginsberg

B SIDE: Pacific High Studio Mantras (1971) 5:27
(Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddi Hum)
Old Tibetan Mantra of Padmasambhava.
Tuned by Allen Ginsberg.

HOWL” Official Theatrical Trailer