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Saturday, January 24, 2009


A simple suggestion, taken as a dare, is what started it all.

Recognising the qualities that permeate a mix by Glacial Lakes - south of the equator beats, Californian smoothness, and all things African, to name but a few - I couldn't help but suggest "Companion" by Dennis Wilson to this fine pair of disc jockeys.

But I wanted it too.

So I took it, and crafted this latest compilation around it's recent discovery. I too have an affinity for those musical qualities mentioned above, so it was a pleasant challenge to find some tracks that would wrap their open arms around Dennis' sweet ode to forever being side by side with your companion.

I still hope, no doubt, that the selecting and re-presenting companionship known as GL will render an edit or some such use of Companion, as they know how to do it propa-like, word.

To be continued....?

PS: The album Companion comes from was to be called Bambu. (It eventually came out with the recent deluxe reissue of Pacific Ocean Blue). Note the "u" for the papers, rather than the "oo" for the plant.

PPS: Shout out to Anonymous Rex for tippin a brother off to the wonders of Audacity.

Companion tracklist:
cumbia & jazz fusion - Charles Mingus
companion - Dennis Wilson
cumbia & jazz fusion - Charles Mingus
charles ano 45 - Jorge Ben
holdin on - Sly & The Family Stone
haunted house - Lee Oskar
rickshaw - Cymande
african dance no 1 - Guy Warren
funkier than a mosquito's tweeter - Nina Simone
funkier than a mosquito's tweeter - Ike & Tina Turner
attica blues - Archie Shepp
nighthawkin' - Tim Buckley
my girl - Lee Perry
give rasta glory - Cedric Im Brooks
i can't help myself - Roy Ayers
hey senorita - War
damn my feet hurt - Leroy Vinnegar
liberation dues - Oneness of Juju
che che kule - Osibisa

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