Various Artists / Hot Women
Album: Hot Women   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Dec 2003
Label:Kein & Aber Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-01-19 Pull Date: 2004-03-22 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Mar 14 Mar 7 Feb 29 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25
Airplays: 2 1 4 3 3 2 4 9

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Album Review
Reviewed 2004-01-13
MISC WORLD – The great oddball cartoonist R. Crumb is, among other things, a devoted collector of old 78rpm records. Here is a compilation of female singers from “the torrid regions of the world,” recorded between 1927-1950, all pulled from Crumb’s personal stash. The liner notes give whatever information he’s been able to dig up, but a lot of times that isn't much. Great music, decent remastering job, VERY COOL!

Try any track. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 13, 15, 18

1. Louisiana: Cajun blues with simple guitar + sawing accordion
2. Mexico: family string band, nasal group vocal (trio?), relaxed tempo
3. Mexico: hot Caribbean/rumba-style dance tune, nice lilting vocal.
4. Cuba(?): midtempo female chorus, very loose, lots of drums.
5. Martinique/France: perky uptempo vocal w/ guitar + clarinet
6. Brazil: quick samba with a semi-Dixieland sound in the band. Whee!
7. Chile: singing quartet + guitars, flowing uptempo rhythm, fun breaks
8. Spain: flamenco with powerhouse vocal, guitar, handclaps
9. Sicily: loud voice, Italian ballad with lively orchestra; a bit grating
10. Greece: Turkish feel (“Smyrna style”), moaning vox, quick fiddles
11. Greece: controlled “Rembetika style” dance, husky voice + trio
12. Algeria: powerful solo voice + oud(?), sparse but loud & strong
13. Algeria: rap-like trad vocal + breathy flutes. This will be sampled.
14. Tunisia: sparkling piano & strings vs. harsh vocal solos
15. Turkey: husky, soaring vocal + pipes & low string orch. Impressive.
16. N. Africa: sharp (falsetto?) vocal + violin & shaker; simple and bold
17. E. Africa: shouted/screamed vocal… hey, it’s 1930s Swahili punk!
18. Congo: layered vocal phrases & thumb pianos. Fascinating!
19. Madagascar: polite vocal duo w/ cute piano. Like an operetta.
20. India: ghazal with big vocal + trio, picks up speed
21. Burma: peppy, random-sounding band contrasts with deadpan voc.
22. Vietnam: loud twisty vocal with quiet plucked strings. Uptempo.
23. Hawaii: classic slack-key swing w/guitars + chorus; very nice
24. Tahiti: brief field recording. Solo voice, sounds like a work song.

[ Fo ] - 1/13/04

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Falcon, Cleoma Blues Negres
2. Mendoza, Lidya Y Familia Mexico En Una Laguna
3. La Negre, Tona El Cacahuatero
4. Grupo De "La Alegria" El Tambor De La Alegria
5. Gabriel, Leona Liva
6. Cortes, Araci Quero Sossego
7. Las Cuatro Huasas La Papa Araucana
8. La Nina De Los Peines Sevillanas #2
9. Gioiosa, Rosina Trubia Lu Fistinu Di Palermo
10. Abadzi, Rita Mime Stelis Mana Anastin Ame
11. Vasileiathou, Maria Arostisa Manoula Mou
12. Cheikha Tetma Guenene Tini
13. Relizania, Aicha Khraifi
14. Marsellaise, Julie Yama N'chauf Haja Tegennen
15. Sonmez, Ayda Neva Hicaz Gazel
16. Khalafe, Hamsa & Ali Atia Ballai Madja
17. Abdulla, Hadija Binti Bina Adamu
18. Maboudana & Badolo Chant D'invitation a La Danc
19. Noforonin-Dratsiambakaina Miverena Rahavana
20. Bai, Miss Nilam [Unknown]
21. Myit, Yadana [Unknown]
22. Ba-Thinh, Co & Kham-Thien Hat Du
23. Bush, Emma W/Johnny Noble Lei E
24. Chants Populaires Tahitiens Chant D'amour