The news came today that a collective of producers lead by Damon Albarn will visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to produce a new album for Oxfam. Travelling with Damon to Congo are T-E-E-D (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs), Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine, Jo Gunton and Kwes. They hope to make an album in 7 days.
That’s a very good occasion to come back on HONEST JONS.
Honest Jons is a British independent record label created by musician Damon Albarn and by various record shop owners. In the UK, it is a subsidiary of Parlophone.
Honest Jons also owns a record shop in Ladbroke Grove, London, it was founded before the label.
The label’s musical output includes compilations of funk, soul, folk and music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. It has released calypso (including several volumes entitled London Is The Place For Me), soca (Lift Up Your Leg An Trample), Nigerian Afrobeat (Lagos Chop Up), British folk (Never The Same) and salsa (Boogaloo Pow Wow) as well as new recordings by Simone White, Elmore Judd, Candi Staton, Lobi Traore, Terry Hall and Mushtaq, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Tony Allen and Damon Albarn’s Mali Music.
Since 2008, Honest Jons has been releasing compilation albums featuring some of the 150,000 78-rpm recordings from around the world which are held in the temperature-controlled archive of the recording company EMI in Hayes, England. They include albums of African and Middle Eastern music.
Author : Soundofus.com (by Le Cowboy)
Number of tracks : 19
Time : 1 hour
Year : 2011
Playlist Track Listing
01. Martina Topley Bird – Too Tuff To Die
02. Boris Gardiner – Rough & Tough in the Ghetto
03. Malian Musicians – Nabintou Diakite (Live)
04. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Jupiter
05. O Johnson – Garse Yer Fido
06. The West African Instrumental Quintet – Adersu - No 2
07. Rick Tomlinson – Surfin’ Uae
08. Bettye Swann – Tell It Like It Is
09. Bobby Benson And His Combo – Taxi Driver (I Don’t Care)
10. Said El Kurdi – Kassem Miro
11. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Sankofa
12. Tiyiselani Vomaseve – Naxaniseka
13. Moondog – All Is Loneliness
14. Boniface Koufoudila – Ntango N’ Abali
15. Kokanko Sata – Tie Farin Shiw
16. Le Volume Courbe – Who Are You?
17. Boris Gardiner – Every Nigger is a Star
18. Elmore Judd – Air Makes My Day
19. Cedric IM Brooks & The Light of Saba – Free Up Black Man