Friday, November 20, 2009

Funky Friday - Cocktails With the Jet Set

We've got a guest blog-spot today! So grab your boarding passes, pack your dancing trousers and prepare to be both shaken and stirred as Cocktails from Cocktails and Records takes us on a world tour of pan-continental funk and groovy global warmers….

Hello folks and thanks to Mr Mondo for letting me take over his fabulously Funky Friday! spot this week.

Winter may be seeping through the doors and windows, and summer holidays a distant memory, but not this Funky Friday!. For today, I'm taking you on a trip around the dance floors of some of the worlds sunnier climes. And as an added twist, we've got a time machine and we’re going back to the 70s. So come on, climb aboard - lets go!

First up we're in India. It's 1971 and Bollywood's favourite playback singer, Asha Bhosle, is belting out 'Dum Maro Dum', a classic track about er... pot-smoking (and if you don’t believe me check out this link..



'Dum Maro Dum' - Asha Bhosle (from the movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna)



Next we're off over to Thailand for some groovy and distinctly Thai flavoured dance floor funk by Bualuang OST.

'Singto' (Thai for 'Lion') - Bualuang OST]



And finally, after a trip across the Indian Ocean, we're in Nigeria in 1978 where William Onyeabor is putting the worlds to rights in this 8-minute long Afro-funk wig-out.

'Better Change Your Mind' - William Onyeabor

18 comments:

entrailicus said...

Dear Mondo, please email me...

adam@fadesinslowly.com

Five-Centres said...

Gosh Cocktails, I've had such a groovy time. This is the soundtrack to our meet.

Mondo said...

All done Ent..

Glad you're up for blog-meet FC. Singto is one I've been walloping all week..

BLTP said...

dems the choons you two never heard asha bosle ashamed to say except in connection to cornershop so have it downloaded and nestling on my phone. have good weekend everyone :)

Keith said...

Great post. That was so ultra cool. Definitely love to have some cocktails with the jet set as we travel around the world. I would love to have flown back in that era. I hate flying today.

lil said...

Blimey,“Asha Bhosie” sure has given my eardrums an intensive workout!
I’m feeling decidedly lively after going on your Fantastic & Exotic trip.
Thanks for brightening my world today Cocktails...

Piley said...

Wow, what a trip! I've enjoyed it, but the jet-leg is now starting to kick in..

Have to agree that Asha Bhosie was the pick of the bunch, but a nice varied, international (jet) set there.

Top work.

P

Mondo said...

Asha Bhosie's a proper stomper isn't it - I really must get round to doing my 'Sitar Heroes' post one day

Cocktails said...

Thanks for your appreciative comments everyone.

The Asha Bhosle track is a belter - a few years ago she did a version with the Kronos Quartet which is, well different but just as good. Mmm, I must post it some day...

And I have to say, that although Asha's is the kind of pop hit that gets into your head straight away, the other two are definitely growers.

mrs mondo said...

Loving the synth vibes on 'Better change your mind' - my fav track of the three!

Ishouldbeworking said...

Amazing selection! I'm off to become a glamorous air hostess.

Martin said...

Managed to get into the William Onyeabor track. Some nice solid bass work. Interesting to hear the Thai based 12 bar blues.

Mondo said...

When are you taking me up on the offer of an FF guest spot Mrs M ?

Can you grab me one of these swanky flight bags while you're at it ISB?

All stormer's aren't they Martin..

Davy H said...

Mrs Mondo got a blog! Yay! Nothing on it mind, but still. Do you mostly talk to your missus this way then Mond? You guys!

Davy H said...

And yeah baby, that Onyeabor's lovely, lovely - thank you Ms Cocktails x

Mondo said...

Apparently the blog was some sort of intermuddle, created while setting up Google accounts. I have invited Mrs M to chip in with a PM post or two . So watch this space ~ we have made a his 'n' hers podcast though.

Davy H said...

It's like Hart To Hart!

Mondo said...

We haven't quite the got matching his 'n' hers velour leisure suits (yet). But there's always Christmas and the Innovations catalogue