Best Disco of 1981 Vol 3 Song for Coca-Cola.
This is a stunner!  Where to start?  Well there’s the cover, yeah.  Whoa.  The first song, called “Song for Coca-Cola”, is in fact a Coke ad jingle, repeated twice in a row for good measure.  There follows a surprisingly strong collection of good and great songs, almost none of which are disco or from 1981.  There’s schlager (Lolita's "See Man", which is amazing and not sexual at all - she’s German and See Man is a misspelling of “Seemann” which means sailor - but you can bet I didn’t want to google it!), lite country-pop (Jerry Wallace’s amazingly titled - and amazing - "Mandom, Lovers of the World", about which even more amazingly youtube tells me “The song is from a japanese After Shave commercial with Charles Bronson. The single released only in Japan”), soft rock / easy listening (Harpo’s "Jessica" which actually has a harp, Deborah Raffin’s "Sail the Summer Wind" which is nothing short of PURE FUCKING MAGIC, Galaxy’s "Book of Rules" which is pretty deep), and more.  Brain blown, thanks.

Best Disco of 1981 Vol 3 Song for Coca-Cola.

This is a stunner!  Where to start?  Well there’s the cover, yeah.  Whoa.  The first song, called “Song for Coca-Cola”, is in fact a Coke ad jingle, repeated twice in a row for good measure.  There follows a surprisingly strong collection of good and great songs, almost none of which are disco or from 1981.  There’s schlager (Lolita's "See Man", which is amazing and not sexual at all - she’s German and See Man is a misspelling of “Seemann” which means sailor - but you can bet I didn’t want to google it!), lite country-pop (Jerry Wallace’s amazingly titled - and amazing - "Mandom, Lovers of the World", about which even more amazingly youtube tells me “The song is from a japanese After Shave commercial with Charles Bronson. The single released only in Japan”), soft rock / easy listening (Harpo’s "Jessica" which actually has a harp, Deborah Raffin’s "Sail the Summer Wind" which is nothing short of PURE FUCKING MAGIC, Galaxy’s "Book of Rules" which is pretty deep), and more.  Brain blown, thanks.

The Way and Color.
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The Way and Color.

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Montauk Variations.
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Montauk Variations.

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Retrash.
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Retrash.

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The Four Seasons, Volume One, and String Quartets.
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Three cassette-only releases on my label got reviewed by Byron Coley in this month’s issue of The Wire!  We are totally underground as fuck!  My solo shit got compared to Roy Harris, Aaron Copland and Italian horror soundtracks!

The Four Seasons, Volume One, and String Quartets.

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Three cassette-only releases on my label got reviewed by Byron Coley in this month’s issue of The Wire!  We are totally underground as fuck!  My solo shit got compared to Roy Harris, Aaron Copland and Italian horror soundtracks!

ሃቢ ኸራር.
Awesome traditional Tigrigna music by Kiros Alemayehu, a master.
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ሃቢ ኸራር.

Awesome traditional Tigrigna music by Kiros Alemayehu, a master.

Wikipedia

Also about Kiros Alemayehu and some videos

About Kiros Alemayehu Memorial Library

Of Course You Do.
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This band sounds like a bunch of stuff I have no interest in (basically, 75% grunge, 25% alt-country) but I dig it.  Leah Wellbaum’s riffs and melodies are meaty, her lyrics engage emotional pain with thoughtfulness, mystery, and practicality, and the occasional song structure twisty surprises remind me of a recent favorite, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper.

Of Course You Do.

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This band sounds like a bunch of stuff I have no interest in (basically, 75% grunge, 25% alt-country) but I dig it.  Leah Wellbaum’s riffs and melodies are meaty, her lyrics engage emotional pain with thoughtfulness, mystery, and practicality, and the occasional song structure twisty surprises remind me of a recent favorite, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper.

Apes Beneath the Valley of the Dolls.
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Apes Beneath the Valley of the Dolls.

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Umar Suleeymaan.L.8.
These tunes drive hard.  Listen to this one.  It’s from this album but they used the cover of a different album in the video.  Oromo people love this guy - read the comments on that video.  His voice is unbelievable and I’m guessing the lyrics are pretty powerful in a political way.
Lest you be confused, this isn’t the Syrian artist with almost the same name who was popular in the US a few years ago.  Umar Suleeymaan is Ethiopian, specifically Oromo.  Also he doesn’t play guitar anywhere on this album, despite posing with one on the cover.
Here’s a track from a different album, and some more info.

Umar Suleeymaan.L.8.

These tunes drive hard.  Listen to this one.  It’s from this album but they used the cover of a different album in the video.  Oromo people love this guy - read the comments on that video.  His voice is unbelievable and I’m guessing the lyrics are pretty powerful in a political way.

Lest you be confused, this isn’t the Syrian artist with almost the same name who was popular in the US a few years ago.  Umar Suleeymaan is Ethiopian, specifically Oromo.  Also he doesn’t play guitar anywhere on this album, despite posing with one on the cover.

Here’s a track from a different album, and some more info.