2CD set containing the biggest, boldest, booming voices of the 60s & 70s with a mixture of international and Australian artists. It contains classic songs from legendary artists and bands like Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Small Faces, The Yardbirds, The Guess Who, Blood, Sweat & Tears and many more. It also features many Aussie rarities from SCRA, King Harvest, The Dave Miller Set, The Groop, Max Merritt & The Meteors, Jeff St. John, Jeff Duff and others - a total of 38 tracks. Compiled and annotated by Glenn A. Baker, noted Australian rock historian.
Lasse Lindgren writes of his new release: “Spirits 1 was a tribute to Maynard Ferguson, one of my great trumpet heroes. We were able to record this thanks to my very good friend and manager Ernie Garside and my “Big Constellation”. When it became apparent that Ernie was in possession of a large collection of unrecorded MF-material, the idea was born for a follow-up album. It turned out to be a brilliant mix of arrangements that was not only enough for one but even a double album and so I thought, OK why not? My goal is to play the music in my own way, in a personal, creative process. I am not trying to be MF or copy him, which would be both impossible and uninteresting. I just want to be myself and, together with wonderful fellow- musicians, help to keep the music alive, as it rightly deserves. Maynard was often called “The Fox”, so here it is - SPIRITS 2 - THE UNRECORDED FOX.”
The product of over two years of research, ‘Haiti Direct’ is the first compilation to bring together rarities from the heyday of Haiti’s compas and twoubadou scenes during 1960-1978. Compiled by Sofrito’s Hugo Mendez, the album features tracks by Ibo Combo, Les Loups Noirs, Ti Paris and more.