Irv Rosen Poop 05

What I listened to in 2005 (approximately)


As ever, in no order, at least that I can discern:


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Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass Kickin’ Team  –  Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass Kickin’ Team
Drunkin’ Rockpile. Songs about drinking, driving, drinking and driving and (did I mention) drinking. Delivered with delightful abandon.


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Kronos Quarter and Asha Bhosle –  You’ve Stolen My Heart – Songs from RD Burman’s Bollywood
The name says it all. A collaboration between the eclectic quartet and the pioneering composer and singer of Indian movie music. Tough to describe but a joy to listen to.


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Bettye LaVette  –  I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise
Another of those lost singers of the 60’s and beyond, although I admit to never having heard of her before. Truly soulful takes on some not so soulful songs. By the way, I then went out and bought a comp of her 60’s stuff – not so hot.


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Lowe Profile  –  A Tribute to Nick Lowe
A most worthy tribute album, deserving of its two disc length. Nary a real clunker.


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Petra Haden –  Sings the Who Sell Out
Made the poop list from first listen. Inspired fun.


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Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane  –  at Carnegie Hall
Accessible, lively – even for a person (like me) who would rarely listen to either


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Sinead O’Connor
 –  Throw Down Your Arms
The skeptic in me feared to listen to this. But: Great song selection, great singing and incomparable backing by Sly and Robbie et al


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Pogueish duo:
Zydepunksand the streets will flow with whiskey
Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
New Orleans and Rumania. No connection other that a rather anarchic fun side


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Paul Kelly and the Stormwater Boys –  Foggy Highway
Australian country from an ace songwriter of years past.


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From that hotbed of brass bands, Madison Wisconsin:
Youngblood Brass BandLive. Places
Mama Digdown’s Brass Band The Digdown Decade


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John Zorn and Rashanim –  Masada Rock
Jewish surf music

Some Notable reissues:

Jesse Winchester Live at the Bijou Café, Philadelphia May 26, 1977 (probably because I think I was at the show.
V.A.Good for What Ails You Music of the Medicine Shows 1926-1937
James Burton and Ralph MooneyCorn Pickin’ and Slick Slidin’
Sam Cooke Night Beat – must be among the sweetest singing ever recorded
Several Johnny Adams discs (posthumously heard): Reconsider Me I Won’t Cry The Immortal Soul of