Thursday, October 1, 2009

TVD Previews The Washington, DC Record Fair, Sunday (10/4) at Comet Ping Pong

Today we've got five rare records DJ Neville C will be playing Sunday at The Washington, DC Record Fair:

"Although I won't be one of the main DJ's, as one of the cohosts of the DC Record Fair I can't resist DJing just a little bit next Sunday. What a better place to DJ than a room full of record/music geeks. Being a music/record geek myself, it's the perfect opportunity to show off my extremely good taste and to floss my extensive record collection.

Here are five LP's I'm gonna bring out on Sunday. Photos attached. Some have sound clips and some will have to wait until after the record fair (you gotta be there)."

Piano Piano - The Vorpal Blade (Unforgettable Music)
Tripped out Aussie post-punk from 1980. Produced and masterminded by Melbourne's Ron Rude. Wild stuff. Found this record for $3 at Second Story Dupont back when it used to carry vinyl (sniff sniff). Review here. Ron Rude's Myspace page. Check out the sound clip for "Chance Meeting" which is on "The Vorpal Blade."

The Plugz - Electrify Me (Plug Recordz)
Classic LA Latino punk band. Took me years to find this record and I finally did find it in an x-rated bookstore/stripper supply shop in Fayetteville, NC last year. Praise Jesus.

Eduardo Araujo - A Onda e Boogaloo (Odeon)
Got this one at my favorite record store in the world - Disco 7 in Sao Paulo. You can buy a reissue at Dusty Groove for $22 (OG's cost a bit more)

Here's Dusty Groove's review: Swingin Brazilian soul from Eduardo Araujo -- a late 60s groover that's steeped in the styles of Memphis and Muscle Shoals, but which also has a unique twist that's all its own! Eduardo's definitely in the "boogaloo" mode referred to in the title, as the album's a blend of the hard sock-soul styles of soul boogaloo singers from the 60s, with slight touches from the more messed-up Latin soul boogaloo singers of the same period. Lyrics are in Portuguese, but the tunes groove like universal numbers you'll instantly understand! Titles include "Longe De Voce", "Boogaloo Na Broadway", "Rua Maluca", "Melhor Que Se Dane", "A Mulher", "Baby Baby Sim Baby", and "Dancando Boogaloo"

Round House - 'Scuse Me (Harvest)
Killer German funk/psych record from 1972. This came from a defunkt DC area flea market a few years back. $2. Here's a clip (not my copy on the turntable BTW.)

Various Artists - Distral 1978 (Distral)
In South America it was common for large companies to put out their own compilations at the end of the year to send out to their clients. Distral Industrial is/was a Colombian producer of storage tanks for the oil and chemicals industries. This record is from 1978 although I own two others from Distral as well a few more from other companies. Full of crazy psychedelic cumbias, an amazing version of Beethoven's Fifth by Enrique Lynch in addition to two terrible Ray Conniff tracks. I found this one at a record show in Fort Lauderdale last year.

(Main image courtesy DCist photographer Jeff Martin from the last DC Record Fair. Thanks guys!)

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