Tuesday, June 2, 2020
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Artist: VV.AA.
Title: Robert Crumb presents "Hot Women Singers"
Format: CD
Label: Kein & Aber records (@)
Distributor: EFA
The creator of the 'Fritz the Cat' character and designer of Janis Joplin's "Cheap Thrills" record cover Robert Crumb is an ardent collector, lover and researcher of old 78rpm records from the '20es and the '30es, when music was about every day life, love, pain and the culture of the people who were singing the songs. "Hot Women Singers from the Torrid Regions of the World" is his attempt to collect some of the best exotica pieces from his collection of records. I can't help to think of the book about exotica music released by Research years ago while I listen to the popular music contained in this CD. Women from all over the world (Louisiana Cajun, Mexico, Cuba, French Carribean, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Italy, Greece, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Africa, East African Swahili, Congo, Madagascar, Hindustani India, Burma, Vietnam, Hawaii and Tahiti) are gathered in this historically valuable collection of songs. Needless to say the digipack artwork is by Crumb himself. The CD comes out on the Swiss books and record company Kein & Aber (which means something like 'none and but', who release many other interesting and exotic things).