LEDA SPYROS: Electrikos Aposperitis LP (Anazitisi) - Reissue of the 1972 debut from this Greek duo (Leda Halkiadaki and Spyros Vlassopoulos) who blend traditional Greek folk, with American folk and pop, and even add a hint Latin flavor on a couple of tracks. The A-Side is more mainstream oriented and is relatively unsuccessful, but the B-Side saves this release with an excellent dose of classic acid folk.
More archival additions from my recent numerous Amoeba used vinyl scores:
BLIND BLAKE: Ragtime Guitar’s Foremost Fingerpicker 2XLP (Yazoo) - While I was certainly aware of Blake through a few tracks I have from him on various collections of old blues 78’s, this double LP retrospective of his work was a revelation. 28 tracks, culled from the best of his recordings for Paramount between 1926 and 1932, that feature his complex and intricate fingerpicking style which created a distinctive guitar sound that is reminiscent in sound and style to a ragtime piano. Excellent!
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