Honest Jon's Records - London Is The Place For Me 8

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Lord Kitchener in England,
1948-1962

In this volume devoted to his post-war London recordings,
Kitch plays his many roles with signature aplomb and poised subtlety.

First there is the hooligan chantwell, up for anything in the hurly-burly of carnival proper;
and then the casual reporter, firing off postcards to Trinidad about taxis, flashy booze,
fast women and football in Manchester, with homesickness and grievance nestled just behind the optimism,
pride and tentative senses of belonging.
There is the bearer of news from home, in detailed accounts of murders,
tales of stupid local coppers, and reminiscences about food and particular mango trees;
the political thinker, considering racism and Africa; and the diarist, with his vivid tales of infidelity,
and disclosure of the break-up of his marriage, and his desire to get away.

Though in frustration Kitch would sometimes take over double-bass duties himself,
the musicianship of Rupert Nurse, Fitzroy Coleman and co is top-notch.
The original glorious sound is down to Denys Preston, recording for Melodisc,
often at Abbey Road Studios (where HJR transferred and restored the 78s compiled here).

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Das Genie von Lord Kitchener ist die Hauptstütze dieser Reihe.

Dieser Band ist seinen Londoner Aufnahmen der Nachkriegszeit gewidmet,
spielt Kitch seine vielen Rollen mit der ihm eigenen Souveränität und dem ihm eigenen Feingefühl.

Da ist zunächst der Hooligan Chantwell, der im Karnevalstrubel für alles zu haben ist;
und dann der lässige Reporter, der Postkarten nach Trinidad schickt, über Taxis, schnellen Alkohol
schnelle Frauen und Fußball in Manchester, wobei sich Heimweh und Kummer gleich hinter dem Optimismus verbergen,
Stolz und dem zaghaften Gefühl der Zugehörigkeit.
Es gibt den Überbringer von Nachrichten aus der Heimat, in Form von detaillierten Berichten über Morde,
Erzählungen über dumme Polizisten und Erinnerungen an Essen und besondere Mangobäume;
den politischen Denker, der über Rassismus und Afrika nachdenkt, und den Tagebuchschreiber mit seinen lebhaften Erzählungen über Untreue,
und der Offenlegung des Scheiterns seiner Ehe und seines Wunsches, wegzukommen.

Auch wenn Kitch aus Frustration manchmal selbst den Kontrabass übernahm,
ist das musikalische Können von Rupert Nurse, Fitzroy Coleman und Co. erstklassig.
Der glorreiche Originalklang ist Denys Preston zu verdanken, der die Aufnahmen für Melodisc,
oft in den Abbey Road Studios (wo HJR die hier zusammengestellten 78er überspielte und restaurierte).

Brand

Honest Jons

DER Platten Laden überhaupt am Ende der Portobello Road Londons. Egal ob spektakuläre Reissues oder super aktuelle und grossartige elektronische Musik - Honest Jon's hat die Finger im Spiel. "Informal University for music lovers" - wird der Laden liebevoll genannt und ist seit 1974 das Herz der Londoner Musik Community. Das Label Honest Jon's wird unter anderem von Notting Hill local Damon Albarn mitbetrieben. Seit 2008 veröffentlicht Honest Jon's immer wieder Leckerbissen aus den 150 000 78 - rpm Aufnahmen aus den klimakontrollierten archivräumen der EMI archives in Hayes England.

Erhältlich bei: Kitchener Bern

www.honestjons.com

EN: Honest Jon's is an independent record shop based on Portobello Road in Ladbroke Grove, London, operating since 1974. The shop is owned and run by Mark Ainley and Alan Scholefield, who took over from one of the original proprietors, "Honest" Jon Clare. Their record label of the same name is run in conjunction with Damon Albarn, who has been quoted as saying: "I don't really like the term world music. Wherever it comes from, it's all just music, isn't it? Hopefully that's what Honest Jon's is about - to open a few minds to what's out there."[1] The shop sells a multitude of genres of music on vinyl and CD, specializing in jazz, blues, reggae, dance, soul, folk and outernational. It runs a mail-order business from www.honestjons.com. Formed in 2002, the label has released compilation albums such as its London Is The Place For Me series, excavating the music of young Black London, in the years after World War II ("a fascinating archive of material from the 1950s and 60s, chronicling a time when diasporic rhythms were more or less the sole preserve of the small communities responsible for bringing them to these shores");[2] also collections of British folk, Port-of-Spain soca, Afro-Cuban jazz from the Bronx, Jamaican dancehall; and retrospectives of artists including Moondog, Maki Asakawa, Bettye Swann and Cedric "Im" Brooks & The Light of Saba. It has released original music by Candi Staton, Actress, T++, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Mark Ernestus, Trembling Bells, The Good, The Bad & The Queen, Simone White, Shackleton, Michael Hurley, Terry Hall, and the Moritz Von Oswald Trio. It recorded the chaabi orchestra of Abdel Hadi Halo on location in Algiers; Lobi Traore and Kokanko Sata Doumbia in Bamako; and Tony Allen in Lagos. In 2008, Honest Jon's began a run of compilations of early recordings — mostly drawn from the EMI Archive in Hayes, Hillingdon — stretching back to the start of the twentieth century, covering all corners of the world: from the break-up of the Ottoman Empire more than a hundred years ago, to 1950s Beirut, to late-1920s Baghdad, to 1930s East Africa. wikipedia

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