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Ornette Coleman- Live at PDX Jazz Fest 2008

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I know that it has been awhile since I've updated this site, but I am still alive and kicking. I have received several requests for re-ups to links in the archives that have been deleted for various reasons. So, during the past two weeks, I have taken the liberty of re-upping the links from October 2006 and I am working my way up to the most current posts. Some of the file-sharing services receive complaints and take down links, and some of the links expire after a certain number of downloads or length of time. Due to these limitations, it is difficult to ensure that links are consistently active. Also, some of the files from posts in the archives are not on my external hard drive, and have not been updated at this time. Please feel free to ask me about anything that isn't updated at this time, and I will work on getting it updated as soon as I have a chance. Please enjoy visiting the archives, and let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions for making this blog better.
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Nigerian Funk Grooves

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The Nigerian Police Force Band- Asiko Mi Ni Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance Band of Aba- Alabeke The Hykkers-I Want A Break Thru'

This compilation was released a couple weeks ago on Soundway Records. That's right, the same Soundway Records that released such gems as Afro Baby- The Evolution of the Afro Sound In Nigeria, 1970-1979 , Ghana Soundz Vol.1 and Ghana Soundz Vol.2. How can you go wrong here? The answer is you can't.
If you like african-fuzz guitar, afro-beat and infectious high-life music, run to your local record store and pick up this spectacular double-disc album showcasing the rarest Nigerian music out there. Soundway has done an amazing job with the packaging and have compiled extensive liner notes on the backgrounds of the musicians involved. It features an awe-inspiring mixture of high-life, afro-beat, jazz, blues and psych rock that will have you reaching for the repeat button every time. I am featuring a couple tunes from this for you to sample, but you …

Night Trippers From Distant Galaxies

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Last night I was hanging out with Rich from Kill Ugly Radio and Daniel Flessas during Daniel's KBOO radio show, "The Outside World", when I came to the realization that I need to start doing podcasts on Eclectic Grooves. Around three a.m., I dragged myself home in that state somewhere between the realm of awareness and sleep. When I arrived at the apartment, I compiled this mix that I am featuring today. This mix features a wide variety of styles that seem to coalesce into a psychedelic space-rock contingent. Even though this is not a podcast, I plan on featuring podcasts here in the near future. I hope you enjoy the mix, and would love to hear what you guys think.





























Night Trippers From Distant Galaxies

1) D. Charles Speer & the Helix- Sit Right There- 4:18
2) Boredoms- Relerer- 7:09
3) Sun Araw- Hive Burner- 7:16
4) The Strange Flowers- Mars Behind Our Eyes- 5:03
5) Eddie Fisher- Jeremiah Puckett-4:32
6) Moussa Dombia- Yeye Mousso- 5:03
7) Tim Berne Caos Totale- Bass Voodoo- …