First there is the crashing of the waves. Then out of the ocean rises a whirling sound.
Step by step the music sets foot on the shore. A cosmic symphony takes its course.
Voices are moving in with the wind. A siren sings a song in a wordless language.
…Et Le Troisième Jour is a truly progressive piece of music. The criminally underrated debut by the Canadian duo Dionne-Brégent, released in 1976, is induced by the three movements above. Incarnation and the two parts of Chant D’Espoir indicate that the talents of Michel-Georges Brégent and Vincent Dionne form an absolute amalgam on this astounding album. While Brégent brings in a variety of synths, Dionne deploys a vast array of exotic percussion.
The story of Searching For Sugarman may be exceptional, but Sixto Rodriguez is by no means an exceptional case. If you take a closer look at the US underground of the late sixties and early seventies, you’ll find quite a few talented singer-songwriters who were either too crazy, too lazy or too hazy to make it. They wrote a handful of songs, released an album or two and disappeared into obscurity. This mix puts a spotlight on nine of these unsung singer-songwriters.
1. Crash Coffin – God Loves The Loser
Crash Coffin (Mus-I-Col, 1974)
2. Rex Holman – Here In The Land Of Victory
Here In The Land Of Victory (Pentagram, 1970)
3. Arthur Gee – City Cowboy
City Cowboy (Tumbleweed Records, 1972)
4. Click Horning – Many Times Jimbo
Click (ABC Records, 1969)
5. Peter Kelley – Death Is Not A Sad Word
Dealin’ Blues (Sire, 1971)
6. Bob Rains – Lighten Up People
Lighten Up People (Joint Artists, 1975)
7. Tommy Flanders – The Moonstone
The Moonstone (Verve Forecast, 1969)
8. Billy Charne – I’m Going To Heaven
Billy Charne (Sussex, 1972)
9. Ted Lucas – I’ll Find A Way (To Carry It All)
Ted Lucas (Om, 1975)