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Exit Planet Tuesday [Feb. 3rd, 2009|09:16 am]
ianmcdonald
I've done a couple of press pieces recently, but the one question which pleased me most was a suggestion to play-list ten pieces of music from the various 'soundtracks' to books, with Youtube links. This was far too much fun... enjoy the fruits below

Sezen Aksu: Deger Mi. no playlist of Turkish music is complete without one of the great smoky-voiced torch singers.

Dolapdere Big Gang: Sex Bomb. I picked this up last time in Istanbul and it's a hoot. These guys have to be seen live--someone bring them over here. Watch the audience: they out-Tom Jones Tom Jones.

Zafer Erdas; Drama koprusu. Gives it the Bryn Terfels but it's a very lovely song.

D'Caro v Groove Armada: : I See You Baby Not really Indian at all but sounds so joyfully Punjabi desi. The totally depersonalised avatar dance is a teen-y delight.

Milton Nascimento: Travessia A planetary treasure.

Chico Buarque, Donga, Pixinguinha e Hebe: Pelo telefone Lovely jam session version of the first ever marching samba with a very young Chico Barque.

Bonde do role: Solta o Frango Labelmates of CSS. Less spandex, also less chance of them selling out and shipping off to London. And disappearing after a shite second album.

Chico Science and Nacao Zumbi: Todo Estao Surdos The Recife-based mangue-beat was a thing of short-lived wonder.

Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan: You are My Soniya. When I was researching 'River of Gods' this song was, like, everywhere. It still gets a party going. I think the French helps.


Nitin Sahwney and Jeff Beck: Nadia Together again at last. (If you can find one without the German voiceover, I'll love you forever)
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[User Picture]From: martin_wisse
2009-02-03 03:00 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Bonde do Rolo is great: I discovered them after reading Brasyl, working through the playlist and looking for related music.
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