Living in Hi-Fi is a podcast about records, released every Monday. Like many record collections, ours has come together from various places: some vinyl we inherited from family, some we sought out and bought on purpose, but most of our records we fished out of dollar bins at thrift stores or dug out from deep in the crates at record stores. We love music so much that we’ll buy just about anything that looks interesting. We’ve discovered a lot of really awesome music that way and we want to share our discoveries.
Some of the artists we’ve found have been forgotten about (if they were ever recognized in the first place!) and we think they deserve to be remembered and honored, or at least listened to.
We feature some of our favorites: easy listening music from the 1950s and 1960s like exotica and bossa nova, as well as some oddball finds and world music from all over.
Each episode, we’ll share the story behind the record we’ve chosen, a bit of history about the artist, and some highlights of the recording. Make sure to check out the show notes for each episode for more about the artist and where you can purchase the music we feature.
Bongo Rock by Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band
This week we feature the source material of some of the most influential tracks in hip-hop.
Complete show notes at www.livinginhifi.com/episode/62
Aion by Dead Can Dance
Do you sometimes expect whistles and instead it’s flutes? Yeah, same.
Cowboy Favorites by Clint Eastwood
What is a dogie, anyway? Show notes at www.livinginhifi.com/episode/60
Belly Dance from Lebanon by Omar Khorshid and His Magic Guitar
This week we bring you magic (psychedelic) guitar from Lebanon
Belly Dance from Lebanon on Amazon
Omar Khorshid on Wikipedia
Omar Khorshid Fan Website
Omar Khorshid Solo Guitar on YouTube
Music for an Arabian Night by Ron Goodwin and His Orchestra
This album has nothing to do with Middle Eastern music ... or does it?
Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
We straighten out once and for all these eleventeen million of George Clinton projects, or at least we try.