11/20/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #50 - special jubilee edition




For its 50th edition, Los Hermanos dig up memories from past radio shows in a laid back and cheeky atmosphere.



10/6/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #45 - MEXICO

This season we will only occasionaly re-post our Radioshows on this blog, of course you're still able to listen to them through the LHB mixcloud ...



9/11/12

Caramba #4



Tracklist:

1. cocoa tea - barack obama
2. max romeo - chase the cumbia devil remix (tupolev)
3. el hijo de la cumbia - night's
4. jay jackson - chine chine (copia doble systema remix)
5. Quantic y su conjunto los miticos del ritmo - cumbia de mochilla
6. Nostalgia 77 ft. Alice Russel - Seven nation army (grant phabao remix)
7. boogat - No no no esa mujer
8. ms thing & psycho tanbad - bonify
9. konkoma - kpanlogo
10. la makina del karibe - el maki man
11. freedom dub - sympathy for the devil
12. oscar sulley & the ogyatanaa show band - disco africa
13. el - Obuu Mo (azonto version)
14. natalie storm - rock the runway


9/3/12

caramba #3



Tracklist:

1. phyllis dillon - woman of the ghetto
2. the upsetters with the supersonics - lock jaw
3. nora dean - barb wire
4. shinehead - know how fe chat
5. fu schnickens - ring the alarm
6. barington levy - here i come
7. batida - yumbala (a.j. holmes mix)
8. estrellas del caribe - kunchuso
9. mr scruff - wriggle
10. lee scratch perry - disco devil
11. the lions - cumbia del leon
12. quantic - cumbia clash
13. los miticos del ritmo - otro muerde el polvo (another one bites the dust) 
14. Blaqstarr - shake it to the ground (Chico Sonido Psych cumbia beat)
15. afronaught - ahi viene broki (simbad remix)
16. sleepin giantz - badungdeng

8/27/12

caramba #2



Tracklist :


1. Axel Krygier - tucumana
2. jackie mittoo - summer breeze
3. the sensations - everyday is just a holiday
4. nora dean - ay ay ay
5. chancha via circuito/fauna - la revancha de chancha
6. unitone hifi - Hang On (Kinky Electric Noise Chicha Remix)
7. frikstailers - cumbianchuyo
8. dj mellow - esta picao (chicos altos remix)
9. jungle by night - ethiopino
10. Oscar Sulley & the uhuru - Bukom Mashie 
11. AJ Holmes & the hackney empire - Fraudian Slip (Uproot Andy Remix)
12. Gnucci Banana - Famalam Jam
13. Major Lazer - Get Free (feat. Amber of Dirty Projectors) [Bonde do Role Remix]
14. Bonde do Role - Kilo
15. Santigold - Disparate Youth (The 2 Bears Remix)

8/24/12

Caramba #1

4 compilations 4 FM Brussel


Summer time music
Rhythms to spice up your seasonal aperitif
A welcome evening breeze after a scorching hot day
Somewhat like the moment when Zorro comes flying through the window
Or as General Alcazar used to say: Ay Caramba

Here's volume one, expect the other 3 episodes in the upcoming weeks



Tracklist:


1. I left my wallet in el segundo - A Tribe Called Quest 
2. Super 8 - The Quantic Soul Orchestra 
3. Jungle Magic - Benis Cletin 
4. Upside Down - Diana Ross 
5. One Woman Army (ft. Laura Vane) - Hint
6. Ay Gatita - Don Conejo 
7. Brooklyn Cumbia - Uproot Andy
8. Gimmee gimmee - Bonjay 
9. Let's go - Jahdan Blakkamore 
10. Uptown top rankin' - Estelle & Joni Rewind 
11. All Green - The Boog-A-Loo Crew 
12. I'm going with you (Octapush remix) - Debruit 
13. Battle (Wookie Cover) - Mumdance ft. Esser 
14. Flying Lotus - Robo Tussin' ft. Lil' Wayne 
15. Breathe & stop - Q-tip 
16. No digity - Hackey Colliery
17. Blame it on the Boogie - The Jackson Five
18. Sweet Music - Lord Shorty (Sofrito Edit)

7/2/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #42









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Episode 42:
Peas Project

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #41









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Episode 41:
Previously selected but never aired songs II

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #40









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Episode 40:
Previously selected but never aired songs I

6/20/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #39








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Episode 39:
No theme, Just great music

6/10/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #38









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Episode 38:
Jazz & hiphop

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #37





"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 37:
Bon Appétit

5/24/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #36




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Episode 36:
Mary Lou Williams

5/15/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #35



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Episode 35:
Trinidad/Harry Belafonte

5/8/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #34



"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 34:
Funky Bompa

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #33



"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 33:
The Sea

4/24/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #32



"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 32:
Atlantic records, discos Fuentes & Studio One

4/17/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #31


"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 31:
Transport

4/11/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #30


"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 30:
Animals

4/3/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #29


"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 29:
Transatlantique

3/31/12

Mardi Soir Sessions Vol XII
Jivin' & Rollin'

 Jivin' & Rollin' - Los Hermanos Brothers


Tracklist: Mardi Soir Sessions (Vol.12):
“ Jivin' & Rollin' ”

1. billy holiday - comes love
2. oscar peterson - band call
3. the chic brothers - daddy
4. mr. sad head -
hot weather blues
5. the monglows - tempting
6. harry james - woo-woo
7. louis jordan - caledonian
8. renato carosone - boogie woogie italiano
9. brian setzer - dirty boogie
10. teddy mcrae & his orchestra -
hi-fi baby
11. the champs - clubhouse
12. mike robinson - lula
13. bola sete - bayou blues
14. the revelairs - ridin' high
15. the sunlights - day train
16. kai winding ft kenny burell - surf bird
17. mina - eclisse
18.
thilo's combo - i've got my mojo workin'
19. various -
chop suey rock
20. the upsetters - popcorn
21. dr adolf ahanotu - Ijere


From Jump Blues to R&B to Rock’n’Roll to Surf Rock…and beyond…





Louis Jordan

Louis Thomas Jordan was a pioneer. As a musician, songwriter and bandleader, he enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as "The King of the Jukebox", Jordan was highly popular in the later years of the swing era. 

Jordan was one of the most successful African-American musicians of the 20th century. After Duke Ellington and Count Basie, Louis Jordan was probably the most popular and successful African-American bandleader of his day. 

Jordan was a talented singer with great comedic flair, and he fronted his own band for more than twenty years. He duetted with some of the biggest solo singing stars of his day, including Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. He was an instrumentalist who specialized in the alto saxophone but played all forms of the instrument, as well as piano and clarinet. A productive songwriter, many of the songs he wrote or co-wrote became influential classics of 20th-century popular music.


Although Jordan began his career in big band swing jazz in the 1930s, he became famous as one of the leading practitioners, innovators and popularizers of “jump blues”, a swinging, up-tempo, dance-oriented hybrid of jazz, blues and boogie-woogie. Typically performed by smaller bands consisting of five or six players, jump music featured shouted, highly syncopated vocals and earthy, comedic lyrics on contemporary urban themes. It strongly emphasized the rhythm section of piano, bass and drums; after the mid-1940s, this mix was often augmented by electric guitar. Jordan's band also pioneered the use of electric organ.


With his dynamic Tympany Five bands, Jordan mapped out the main parameters of the classic R&B, urban blues and early rock&roll genres with a series of hugely influential 78 rpm discs for the Decca label. These recordings presaged many of the styles of black popular music in the 1950s and 1960s, and exerted a huge influence on many leading performers in these genres. Many of his records were produced by Milt Gabler, who went on to refine and develop the qualities of Jordan's recordings in his later production work with Bill Haley, including "Rock Around The Clock".
In the 1940s, Jordan released dozens of hit songs, including the swinging "Saturday Night Fish Fry" (one of the earliest and most powerful contenders for the title of "First rock and roll record"), "Blue Light Boogie", the comic classic "Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens", "Buzz Me," "Ain't That Just Like a Woman (They'll Do It Every Time)", and the multi-million seller "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie".




One of his biggest hits was "Caldonia", with its energetic screaming punchline, banged out by the whole band, "Caldonia! Caldonia! What makes your big head so hard?" After Jordan's success with it, the song was also recorded by Woody Herman in a famous modern arrangement, including a unison chorus by five trumpets. Muddy Waters also cut a version. However, many of Jordan's biggest R&B hits were inimitable enough that there were no hit cover versions, a rarity in an era when poppish "black" records were rerecorded by white artists, and many popular songs were released in multiple competing versions.
Jordan's raucous recordings were also notable for their use of fantastical narrative. This is perhaps best exemplified on the freewheeling party adventure "Saturday Night Fish Fry", the two-part 1950 hit that was split across both sides of a 78. It is arguably one of the earliest American recordings to include all the basic elements of the classic rock'n'roll genre (obviously exerting a direct influence on the subsequent work of Bill Haley) and it is certainly one of the first widely popular songs to use the word "rocking" in the chorus and to prominently feature a distorted electric guitar.



The Moonglows

Originally formed in their native Louisville, Kentucky as the Crazy Sounds, the group moved to Cleveland, where disc jockey Alan Freed renamed them the Moonglows (after his own nickname, 'Moondog'). Freed helped to promote the group during their early years and, in a common practice of the day, often took a co-writer credit as compensation for his efforts. Lead singer Harvey Fuqua served as the group's leader and chief writer. Vocals were split between Bobby "Lester" Dallas and Fuqua, and sometimes, in the group's occasional duet leads, both. The other members were tenor Alexander "Pete" Graves and bass Prentiss Barnes, with Billy Johnson on guitar. The Moonglows recorded one single for Freed's Champagne label in late 1952, and then for Chicago's Chance Recording in 1953 and 1954. After a moderately successful release of the Lester led version of Doris Day's "Secret Love" on Chance, the Moonglows signed to Chess Records in mid 1954.


Their first Chess release, 1954's "Sincerely" became a number one R&B hit. Between 1955 and 1957, the Moonglows reached the R&B chart frequently with hits like "Most of All", "In My Diary", "When I'm With You", "See Saw", "We Go Together", and "Please Send Me Someone to Love." Different styles defined the Moonglows lead singers: Fuqua favored the uptempo R&B/rock numbers while Lester sung more of the romantic ballads, for which the group was better known, and occasionally the two would share the leads, duet-style. Although Lester and Fuqua are credited as forming a spinoff group called the Moonlighters, recording in 1955 for the Chess subsidiary label Checker, they paired on only two numbers released as by the Moonlighters, "So All Alone" and "New Gal." The b-sides of these two songs, respectively "Shoo-Do-Be-Doo" and "Hug And A Kiss" featured the full group. The flip side of "Starlite" called "In Love" also featured a Lester-Fuqua duet. In 1957, the Moonglows appeared in the Alan Freed film, Rock, Rock, Rock. 




The Champs

The Champs were an Amerian rock&roll band, most famous for their Latin-tinged instrumental "Tequila". Formed by studio executives at Gene Autry’s Challenge records to record a B-side for the Dave Burgess (aka Dave Dupree) single, the intended throwaway track became more famous than it’s A-side, "Train to Nowhere". "Tequila" went to No. 1 in just three weeks and the band became the first group to go to the top spot with an instrumental that was their first release. The song won the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording.
The Champs also recorded a sequel to Tequila entitled "Too Much Tequila".



Surf Music

Surf music is a genre associated with surf culture, particularly as found in Southern California. It was particularly popular between 1961 and 1965, has subsequently been revived and was highly influential on subsequent rock music. It has two major forms: largely instrumental surf rock, with an electric guitar or saxophone playing the main melody, pioneered by acts such as Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, and vocal surf pop, including both surf ballads and dance music, often with strong harmonies that are most associated with The Beach Boys. Many notable surf bands have been equally noted for both surf instrumental and surf pop music, so surf music is generally considered as a single genre despite the variety of these styles. During the later stages of the surf music craze, many groups started to leave surfing behind and write songs about cars and girls; this was later known as hot rod rock. 








3/24/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #28


"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 28:
Yôkaï

3/17/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #27


"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 27:
blues 'n' roots

3/10/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #26


"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 26:
3 continents



link: http://www.mixcloud.com/los_hermanos_brothers/los-hermanos-radioshow-26-04032012/




3/9/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #25


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Episode 25:
Fez




2/29/12

Mardi Soir Sessions Vol XI
Charlie's choice

Charlie's choice - Los Hermanos Brothers



Tracklist: Mardi Soir Sessions (Vol.11):
“Charlie's choice”

1. duke ellington & ella fitzgerald - in a sentimental mood
2. duke ellington - mood indigo
3. billie holiday & lester young - all of me
4. coleman hawkins - Body & Soul
5. chet baker - you'd be so nice to come home to
6. yussef lateef - plum blossom
7. mal waldron - warm canto
8. john coltrane - soul eyes
9. charles lloyd - song of her
10. duke ellington - fleurette africaine
11. celestine ukwu & his philosophers national- okwukwe na nchekwube
12. laurent lomande - maboka marie
13. orchestre ok jazz - micorrason
14. mona baptista - calypso blues
15. nina simone - i put a spell on you




time standing still
emotions deep and soulful
music
dedicated
to the hatch of life itself
the light of the stars
endlessly expanding
in a silent way 

2/25/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #24


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Episode 24:
CARNIVAL


2/15/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #23

"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye

Episode 23:
LOVE


2/9/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #22

"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye


2/2/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #21

"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye


Episode 21:
3 city Jazz



link: http://www.mixcloud.com/los_hermanos_brothers/los-hermanos-radioshow-21-29012012/





1/27/12

Mardi Soir Sessions Vol X
Tropical Fiesta

Tropical Fiesta - Los Hermanos Brothers


Tracklist: Mardi Soir Sessions (Vol.10):
“Tropical Fiesta”

1. lord kitchener - sax nr2 
2. jackie mitto - el bang bang
3. los corraleros - la burita
4. russ henderson - west indian drums
5. lola martin - edamise oh!
6. roland alphonso - 20-75  
7. j.k. mayengani & the shingwedzi sisters - khubani
8. manny Corchado - pow wow

9. tito puente - hit the bongo
10. the blue rhythm combo - black water gold

11. Dave Cortez - happy soul with a hook
12. El Timba - descarga bontempi
13. pedro beltran - Puyalo ahi
14. ubhekitshe namajongosi - umaduna omnyama
15. sir victor uwaifo - ohue (frankie francis & simbad edit)
16. canadoes dance band - fine woman (sofrito edit)
17. Ray Barreto - o elephante (shh remix)
18. nickodemus/quantic - mi swing es tropical


As a result of the numerous festive engagements with which Los Hermanos Brothers start out the already promising new year 2012, this month's compilation stands for the kind of thing we like to do when we're wearing our fez. That's right: It's fiesta time ! From the London-based calypsonians to the cumbia of Colombia's Atlantic Coast or from Jamaican ska to mbaqanga from Soweto, we hope these hints of tropical heat might brighten your day, and above all, we hope you let the groove move y'all... 


1/24/12

Los Hermanos - Radioshow #20

"Los Hermanos" a radioshow by Los Hermanos Brothers & Elye


Episode 20:
¡Viva España!



link: http://www.mixcloud.com/los_hermanos_brothers/los-hermanos-radioshow-20-22012012/