Lift it up! Vol. IV: Global Players will be officially released on September 2nd on gutfeling records: Digital and on black vinyl in a beautiful silkscreen- Cover. Vinyl is limited to 300 pcs.Distributed by Broken Silence.
Here is some Information on the Tracks:
Vistasp Ardeshir Balsara: ओ मेरे सनम – संगम
The opening track invites you to a kind of Indian exotica by Vistasp Ardeshir Balsara. He is known for some fine Bollywood filmworks. This tune really sounds like the B-side of a lost Beatles 7inch during Sgt. Peppers Psychedelic summer. Swinging London in India.
Sam Liberman y su Orquesta: Otra Copita (Noj a Glezl)
An Argentinian klezmer attack. Cool & brilliant.
Dick Mine: 酒は涙か溜息か (Sake wa Namida ka Tameiki ka)
The Dick Mine 78rpm is from the bunch of records Toshi donated to us. Japanese Hawaii Blues.
Kipchamba A. Tapotuk & Party: Etyet
Kenya moods. Listen to that hypnotic bassline. a killer for your private sundown.
Coleman Hawkins: Hawk´s variations (Part 2)
Pick up your copy of On the road while listening to this solo track by Coleman Hawkins. That’s the stuff the beatniks kids were listening to and drinking to.
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto: La Maestranza
Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto are a Colombian traditional folkloric cumbia group active since 1940. G.Rags own modern Cumbia Orchestra Los Hermanos Patchekos does a cover of Los Gaiteros’ La Camisola with great pleasure and gratitude.
Thurston Knudson, Augie Goupil & their Jungle Rhythmists: Conga Kongo
Augie Gupil from Tahiti and Thruston Knudson from Kansas recorded this african inspired percussion piece which closes Side 1.
Arsenio Rodriguez y su Conjunt : Lo Que Dice Usted
Side B opens with Cuba. Arsenio Rodriguez was a blind tres player. The tres is an instrument with 3 double strings – similar to those folky 12 string guitars. Marc Ribot was a huge admirer of Arsenio and the 2 albums he recorded with his cubanos postizos are his tribute to Arsenio. By the way, Lo Que Dice Usted is a dancefloor killer.
Mieko Suzuki : ソ – ランマン ボ (So-Ran Mambo)
This really was a surprise & treasure. A Japanese Mambo. A So-Ran Mambo.
Markos Vamakaris: Μικρός αρραβωνιάστηκα (Mikros Aravoiastika)
No “Lift it Up!-Compilation without Rembetika. Here he is: the greatest Rembete, ever walked the earth. Markos Vamakaris with a classic from the pre war area.
Sree Dipen Mukherjee : আমি পুটনিক ব্যঙ্গ গীতি
Ok, Sree Dipen Mukherjee is a fun record. It’s from India and has a touch of Zydeco/Cajun. Love.
Herbert Udemba & His African Baby Vocal Party : Onwu Nzimiro
Herbert Udemba & His African Baby Vocal Party – what a band name – is just a really chilled Highlife-tune from Nigeria.
Orquesta de Edmundo Arias: Alma Quibdoseña
From Columbia comes Edmundo Arias with a cool brass based Cumbia tune.
Unknown Artist (from Burkina Faso) : Danse Pour La Fête Du Mariage
The closing song is from Burkina Faso, sadly the artists are not mentioned on the original label.
Download includes three more bonus tracks: a rembetika drinking tune, a gamelan one from Bali & another one from Nigeria:
Kostas Roukounas: Oyzo-Oyzo
Gamelan Djogèd: Tjetjing Kereman
Jimo Akanbi Sadiko: Obamgbala