Monday, November 07, 2011

Press Play #55 - Moonboots

To make up for recent quiet times here on a.n.o.e. you get a brand spankin' new mix from Moonboots. Well actually we refer to him as Sir Moonboots around these parts because he's the boss of soundtracking those quiet summer nights, trips to the beach, driving across the dessert in yer jeep and pretty much anything that involves living. Richard's mix goes beyond the Balearic in search of beautiful golden autumnal beats only to discover a message in the music along the way, a message that's both timeous and timeless. Moonboots has an uncanny knack for digging up previously little known gems that sound instantly familiar and almost as instantly get added to a long list of must have records. His 'Falling Leaves' selection is very fine indeed, classic Moonboots in fact.

We gonna run this one 'mystery mix' style, so if u spot anything drop it in the comments section and I'll get a playlist going. Huge thanks go out to Richard for the beauteous blend, it's more than a delight having you drop in on our little corner of the web. For the rest of ya, get downloading...

Press Play#55 - Moonboots - Falling Leaves

Track list: (spotted so far)
01. Jean-Pierre Martin - Close Up
02. The Bernie Leadon & Michael Georgiades Band - Glass Off
03. Doug Ashdown - Willie's Shades
04. Julie Felix - Big Bang
05. Herb Ohta - Fragments
06. Rachel Sweet - It's So Different Here
07. Michael Deacon - Won't be Long
08. Wendy Waldman - Cold Back On Me
09. Peter Nero - Soul Ballet
10. Scott Walker - The Old Man's Back Again
11. Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale
12. Paul Horn - Long Time Gone
13. Willie Wright - Nantucket Island
14. Marvin Franklin - Kona Winds
15. Captain Beefheart - Observatory Crest
16. Michael Kiwanuka - I'm Getting Ready
17. Brian Hyland - The Thrill is Gone

18 comments:

wonderfulsound said...

2 Kiwanuka! but no Lighthouse family. ?

Moonboots said...

Hi Miles

David said...

That Big Bang tune, amazing!

chris keys said...

3 spots then - will add em tomorrow, good start!

Ceri said...

Great mix.

Bernie Leadon Michael Georgiades - Glass Off
Rachel Sweet - It's so Different Here
Scott Walker The Old Man's Back Again
Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me a Tale
Willie Wright - Nantucket Island
Captain Beefheart - Observatory Crest
Michael Kiwanuka - Getting Ready

Moonboots said...

Good work Ceri


01.
02. The Bernie Leadon & Michael Georgiades Band - Glass Off
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06. Rachel Sweet - It's So Different Here
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10. Scott Walker - The Old Man's Back Again
11. Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale
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13. Willie Wright - Nantucket Island
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15. Captain Beefheart - Observatory Crest
16. Michael Kiwanuka - I'm Getting Ready
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Marc said...

That Willie Wright album is essential for those of you who don't have it yet. Scott Walker 1 - 4 is pretty much needed as well.

Nicely done, Moon.

Albin said...

I spotted some more tracks. That glass off track is great, hadn't heard that one before. I would love to know nr 9 and 12.

01.
02. The Bernie Leadon & Michael Georgiades Band - Glass Off
03. Tommy Emmanuel - Willie's Shades
04. Julie Felix - Big Bang
05.
06. Rachel Sweet - It's So Different Here
07. Michael Deacon - Won't be Long
08.
09.
10. Scott Walker - The Old Man's Back Again
11. Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale
12.
13. Willie Wright - Nantucket Island
14. Marvin Franklin - Kona Winds
15. Captain Beefheart - Observatory Crest
16. Michael Kiwanuka - I'm Getting Ready
17. Brian Hyland - The Thrill is Gone

Moonboots said...

Good work Albi

Number three is incorrect though..

01.
02. The Bernie Leadon & Michael Georgiades Band - Glass Off
03. ******** - Willie's Shades
04. Julie Felix - Big Bang
05.
06. Rachel Sweet - It's So Different Here
07. Michael Deacon - Won't be Long
08.
09.
10. Scott Walker - The Old Man's Back Again
11. Michael Kiwanuka - Tell Me A Tale
12.
13. Willie Wright - Nantucket Island
14. Marvin Franklin - Kona Winds
15. Captain Beefheart - Observatory Crest
16. Michael Kiwanuka - I'm Getting Ready
17. Brian Hyland - The Thrill is Gone

Albin said...

Ha, I got it! Nr 3 is Doug Ashdown!

chris keys said...

u got it! :D

Anonymous said...

As always great music by Moonboots...
Request to know the number nine track. It's Peter Nero and the track is called "Soul Ballet". an album I picked up back in the mid 90s because it had such a cool cheesy sleeve...LOL!
Here is a link to a edited version done by us a couple of years ago

http://soundcloud.com/good-vibes/soul-strut

Mark

chris keys said...

thanks Mark - will check out the link

Anonymous said...

What is No 5, right after Big Bang? Loving it!

chris keys said...

check on the weekend maybe??

Sheero said...

Just got a chance to listen to this today ( while cookin d dinner ). Beautiful! Thanks from all the family.

Richard100 said...

wonderful... Sunday lunch music for me... thanks for posting.

Green Coil said...

Hello,
    I'm writing to let you know that soul music's "mystery man," the enigmatic Willie Wright, famed for his funky 1970 cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Right on for the Darkness,” has just released a new album, his first in 35 years. His 1977 classic, "Telling the Truth" was re-issued last year by Numero Group in Chicago. The re-issue got very positive response from soul fans and new listeners; "Good Morning America" featured one of the tunes ("I'm So Happy") from it on May 7, 2011, and the first pressing of the re-issue sold out in a matter of weeks. All of this inspired Willie to ease temporarily out of retirement, assemble a new band with some old friends in Burlington, Vermont, and create this collection.
The new album, all recent, original compositions by Mr. Wright, is called “This is Not a Dream.” It was released by Green Coil Records in Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A. on April 24, 2012. You can hear all the new tunes here: http://www.myspace.com/willie_wright and see some videos and read the complete liner notes, as well as buy the CD directly from the artist at www.williewrightmusic.com   He is now 73, living in Providence, Rhode Island, and copes with advanced Parkinson's, but can still make arrestingly beautiful music with his characteristically thoughtful lyrics. His "smooth as warm butter" voice is still powerful, although at the same time it now reveals a more fragile and emotional side than in his early career.
Given that he is not able to gig or tour in support of the album, we are depending on reviews and word of mouth to promote it - please give a listen and let us know what you think.
Thank you
Bob Green
Green Coil Records
www.greencoilrecords.comoh