Sound Travels has been moving to the pop beat all week long as a part of an International pop week here on 88Nine. J-Pop and K-Pop, from Japan and Korea respectively, was the feature on Monday and the pop vibe has continued throughout the week with an afropop minimix on Wednesday and a tasty slice of Latin pop mixed up on Thursday.
If you missed the Wednesday and Thursday Sound Travels, then you're in luck because I have them here. Friday's set however, is at the top of my tale here in this blog. I had to put the spotlight on a master of French pop, Serge Gainsbourg; if only because his body of work is getting easier to miss in the test of the times, and I think it's vintage material worth getting to know. Hard not to like this iconic French crooner who embodied cool and emanated hipness. Often, under smoke-filled spotlights of Paris' cabarets and clubs, this cat would play his sly mix of jazz-poet pop, cigarette smoking as he sang songs straight to the heart of a generation. Well worth a moment, I had a few cuts in my set today…
Sound Travels Friday: Serge Gainsbourg Set
"L'anthracite" No. 2
"Couleur Cafe" Gainsbourg Percussions
"Pauvre Lola" Gainsbourg Percussions
"Chez les Ye-Ye" Confidentiel"
"Javanaise Remake" Aux Armees et Cetera
"Bonnie and Clyde" Initials BB
"Qui est 'In' Qui est 'Out'" Initials BB
Sound Travels Thursday : Pop Latino Minimix
The Quantic Soul Orchestra "Tropidelico" Tropidelico
Ska Cubano "Cumbia del Monte"
La Troba Kung-Fu "Cumbia Infierno"
Sonidero Cordobiesta "La Subienda"
El Guincho "Novias" Pop Negro
Hello Seahorse! "Bestia (Julieta Venegas Remix)"
Monareta "La Safor"
Dr. Wanche "Dinero" Cosa Seria
Superlitio "Que Vo'Hacer" Tripping Tropicana
Los Aguas Aguas "Sacala Bailar" Easy and Tropical Machine
Lengualerta "True Love feat. Releon Sound Crew" Resonante
Sound Travels Wednesday : Afropop Minimix
Trance Africa All Star "Decale Moi"
Manu Dibango & DJ Ressource "Coupe Decale"
7 Smiles "From Dakar to Bamako"
Sister Kat & John Ozila "Senegal Sou Gnou Rew"
Amadou & Mariam "Sekebe" Welcome to Mali
The Very Best "Kada Manja" Warm Heart Of Africa"
Ali Slimani "Sohabi" Agent du Monde: The Marrakesh Man
Mwondo Mwele "Matango"
King Ayisoba "Fa Mi Sika Mami" Modern Ghanaians
Michael LBS "Alexander" Greetings from Africa