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Lofiles is a music and mp3 blog contains a collection of songs I love. MP3s are for sampling purposes only. If you like the music as much as I do, please go out and buy the records! .If you have a complaint about the ownership of a track, please contact me directly and I will be happy to take it down ASAP.
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One Body

January 7th, 2012

Sons of an Illustrious Father second full-length album, ‘One Body’, was released on November 9th, 2011, and is available now on their Bandcamp. SOAIF is a five-piece band from the Hudson Valley. There are combining traditional folk, blues, country, and early gospel forms with punkish raw drive and performance, distinctly American. Love the album’s opener.

 


Recordstoreday

April 19th, 2011

We are aware Record store day is celebrated on the 16th of April , but we believe you should buy them records all year long plus that`s our small contribution, we have designed a poster for the ETSY artist community record store day poster so here you are…AND BUY THEM RECORDS AT ONE OF THOSE OLD SCHOOL RECORD STORE located near you THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR AGES..Like Kimber`s  Stinkweeds for example..


The lofiles Chocolate Genius interview

October 5th, 2010

I first heard Chocolate genius while watching a great HBO produced film called ‘Everyday people’, where he plays a street musician, and you catch a glimpse of him with an acoustic sitting on a street corner, and at the end of this great little film, he is invited to entertain the gloomy looking guests at this dinner`s closing party ( for further details, please watch the film) and you get a chance to listen to him once more and fully understand what a great singer/ songwriter you have had the opportunity to catch. Special thanks to N.Y. Hadad for the Q`s and the insight… Continue to the full interview


The smoke fairies

June 9th, 2010

Two British babes. Two guitars. Acoustic and electric with simple and beautiful slide riffs. My friend AZ strikes again with this guitar duo with the hypnotic moody bluesy tune’ Living with ghosts’. Watch and listen – Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome The smoke Fairies.

Watch & Listen


I need that record

April 25th, 2010

Records, vinyl, albums, record shops. For those who grew up almost half a century ago and were and hopefully still are into music, it is almost a way of life. The smell, the sound, the excitement that brings you new release, or the anticipation of an important album from a significant artist, you know, Bowie, Beatles, Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Zappa, and so on and so forth. I believe more and more readers of this blog, recognize mostly the mp3 icon on their desktop, no disrespect, and soon enough wouldn’t know what a CD looks like, and I am afraid, hardly ever been to a record store. It is a new era of digital downloads, itunes, emusic, sharing, youtube, facebook, twitter and myspace. My 13 yr old daughter listens to songs blasting of her mobile phone cheesy speaker streaming of youtube. Continue reading the entire article


Mississippi records

March 11th, 2010

My favorite track of a Mississippi records tape series blues and spirituals compilation, posted first on Rootstrata, is Memphis Minnie`s Frankie Jen. To download the full A&B sided compilation click HERE . Special thanks to the guys at  Aquarium Drankard on this.

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Voodoo funk of the month

October 7th, 2009

Here’s another non-Afrobeat mix from Frank the vinyl archeologist of the Voodoo Funk wonderful site… this time it’s mostly Hi-Life, some Jazz, some Blues… it’s all pretty deep stuff. All records that were used came from Big Mama Unice’s Drinking Spot. Listen

00:00 Sahara All Stars Band Jos – ejim ogu n’ejim ofor (hi-life)
02:45 Vida Rose (Hi-Life Sister No.1) and the Cool Guys – manya mahu me dofo yi
06:00 the Sparrows – wofee woyaa he ni (bra-dipo beat ga)
09:00 St. Augustine & the Rovers Dance Band – (native blues)
15:30 Gerard et Cam – pemba veron 2 (cam)
20:20 All Brothers Band – aboa atea (kalakara)
23:25 E.K.’s No.1 Band – agoro beso a efiri anopa (codril akan)
26:40 African Bros. Int. Band – mensu (slow hi-life)
33:22 C.K. Mann – mebusuafo pe adze aye me (osode)
36:10 Kotoko Big Sound Band – obreguo (malinge in twi)
39:05 T.O. Jazz Band of Ghana – kyebi amaa pa
49:19 Cecilia Akombi’s Band – fikyiri bodewa (hi-life)
52:15 Sir Victor Uwaifo – do amen-do (akwete)
55:05 African Bros. Int. Band – nansooben (anakful beat)

 


Live on Jools Holland

July 4th, 2009

Some wild blues slide acoustic action from Seasick Steve on Jools Holland

        


Delta blues

April 1st, 2009

A soft spoken man, his nature reflected on his music, which remained a mellow mix of blues, country, blues and old time music till his last day. Tom Hoskins, a folk musicologist had discovered John Mississippi Hurt 3 years before his death and encouraged him to move to Washington DC, and that was the breakthrough of his career although he was playing, writing and singing since 1910. I just bought a live disc of his that has a nice collection of songs called “Make me a pallet”.

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God bless Lonnie Johnson

February 23rd, 2009

 

Big Bill Broonzy said that Lonnie Johnson could pick up a violin, bass, mandolin, banjo or guitar and play each one real well, and could sing his ass off too. His unique style, playing single note lines and advance flat picking technique turned him to a model for many jazz blues guitar players. Being a talented composer and multi instrumentalist, Johnson was getting hot recording spots with the biggest names like Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.
Lonnie`s career:
Worked as a violinist with family band, 1914-17; in 1917 went to London with a revue tour; 1920 joined Charlie Creath’s band and performed with Fate Marable; won Okeh Records talent contest 1925; made recording debut with Charlie Creath; landed hit with first Okeh recordings 1925; from 1925 to 1927 worked as a house muscian for Okeh; appeared a guest recording musician with Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five; The following year guest recording musician with Duke Ellington and the Chocolate Dandies; recorded famous duets with guitarist Eddie Lang 1929; toured with Bessie Smith; settled in Cleveland and performed in band of Putney Danderidge 1932; from 1937 to 1940 worked with Warren “Baby” Dodds at Three Dueces in Chicago; recorded for Decca 1937-38; recorded with Blue Bird label 1939-43; recorded with King Records 1947 and landed biggest hit “Tommorow Night” in 1948; toured England 1952; worked outside of music until redicovery in 1959; recorded with Prestige label 1960-61 and performed at Town Hall concerts in New York; went to Europe with the American Folk Blues Festival 1963; moved to Toronto, 1965, opened own blues club in 1966; performed last show at Toronto’s Massey Hall in 1970.
Ellington said: “[Johnson] must have must have been a good man, because he spoke only good about other people, and I never heard anyone speak anything but good of him. God bless Lonnie Johnson.”

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