The first ever undomondo tribute is for the king of the west, the baritone crooner with the handlebar moustache, the late Lee Hazlewood.
Lee Hazlewood - A House Safe for Tigers (Choir) Lee Hazlewood - The Nights Lee Hazlewood - Come on home to me Lee Hazlewood - Bye Bye Baby Lee Hazlewood - Rosacoke Street Eve - Anyone who had a heart Lee Hazlewood - Little Miss Sunshine (Little Miss Rain) Suzi Jane Hokom - Same Old Songs Lee Hazlewood - A Better place to be Lee Hazlewood - Paris Song Lee Hazlewood - Won’t you tell your dream away Lee Hazlewood - Some Velvet Morning Lee Hazlewood - Chico feat. Lee Hazlewood - Love and Other Crimes Lee Hazlewood - Taxi Lee Hazlewood - Must have been something I loved Lee Hazlewood - Stone Lost Child Lee Hazlewood - Pour Man
Not to be mixed with Ólafur Arnalds, Ólöf Arnalds is fellow countrywoman, who was responsible for the wonderful Við og við from 2007. Instrumentalist & Folk singers new one Sudden Elevation on One Little Indian is the first one recorded solely in English and is once again a joy to behold.
Another upcoming Tompkins Square release will be by Daniel Bachman, whom we have invited in Istanbul as part of our Expeditions Series. This limited 7” will only be available at Daniel’s March & April in-stores and shows.
Check out the tour schedule and catch this guy, he deserves your attention.
Tompkins Square, one of my fave Early Music labels releases Queen of the Flat Top Guitar by Lena Hughes.
These recordings were made in the early 60’s in Arkansas and released in very limited fashion as a private press LP. A musical “amateur” that best exemplified true artistry, Lena Hughes was born in Grape Grove Township, Missouri, in 1904. Though she never recorded any 78s and only one LP, Hughes was most influential through her steady performances at various fiddler conventions and folk festivals throughout the Ozarks.
I’ve been sitting on this little gem for far too long. Portland’s Lisa/Liza’s 5 song EP is a heaven for lo-fi folksters. Armed with only her guitar and her reverb drenched vocals, her songs evoke sad psychedelic vistas and melancholy. Name your price at Bandcamp. Cop this if you like Grouper, Alela Diane et al.
Finnish songwriter Mirel Wagner writes utterly chilling blues and folk songs focused on death and loss. But instead of being lachrymose or overly weepy, Wagner is ominous and unsettling, calmly combing over the ghastly details in her icy alto. Emusic