Into Babe's Kingdom

by Various Artists

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Catfish 02:57
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Hang Me High 02:27
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Curtain Call 05:18
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Einstein 04:10
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The Answer 04:25
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Sweet Tea 03:28
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Virginia 04:33
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Otono 03:24
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Cup Of Tea 04:00
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Burn 05:06
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Rooms 02:37
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Moves 04:18
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Stiggypop 03:07
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about

Weekly Independent Music Taster #89

This week's compilation album is called Into Babe's Kingdom, a superbly eclectic collection of independent and underground music from around the globe. The title references the latest album from The Room Upstairs (Babe's Kingdom). The Lancashire-based bedroom psychedelia duo have become fine friends of ABR over the last 2 years. As always, please download, listen loud, dig deeper with your discoveries, and support Aldora Britain Records and independent music.

Alongside The Room Upstairs, we also welcome back the Hammond sound punk rock of The Prof. Fuzz 63 and the prog rock adventures of Ananda Mida. We have a solo contribution from Fishing For Compliments' frontwoman Eileen Alanna, and a lockdown session from French garage rockers The Fuzz and Drums.

There are plenty of new faces this week too. We have wailing jump blues from The Terraplanes Blues Band, rollicking boogie woogie from Doug Westberg and dark gospel blues from Silas J. Dirge. Jambambloo bring us jangly cosmic Americana, Soloman Smith delivers a swinging jazz shuffle and Zoe Fitzgerald Carter contributes soaring country rock. There is the emotive blue-eyed soul of Jodie Marie, the dreamy psych folk of Beams and the southern blues rock of All Knowing McGill.

We have honest folk rock from Chris Wilhelm, progressive experimentalism from The Electric Summertime Man and continental alternative pop from Lentillas De Colores. There is the melodic new wave of Nigel G. Lowndes, the crunching classic rock of Jon Blackstone and the harmony-driven powerpop of Eric Geurts. John Steam Jr delivers his take on singer/songwriter indie folk, Motion Picture take us back to the 90s with some twee pop and Near Death Experience give us groove-laden funk rock. Tap Dog provide the final contribution with some extreme alternative rock and roll.

Special thank you to all the artists involved and the music lovers that keep coming back to AB Records. Enjoy, play loud and see you next week!

credits

released July 9, 2021

This album is dedicated to Roger Hawkins. Special thanks to all the artists, bands and labels involved in the making of this compilation. Artwork taken from the image 'Planet Fantasy 7' by Rajesh Misra, used under Public Domain licence. Album compiled by Tom Hilton for Aldora Britain Records (ABR-202). 'Catfish' written by and used by permission of The Terraplanes Blues Band, available on 'Midnight Train: The EP' (2021). 'Breathalyzer Boogie' written by and used by permission of Doug Westberg, available on 'I Get The Blues' (2020). 'Hang Me High' written by and used by permission of Jan Kooiker, available on 'The Poor Devil' (2021). 'Curtain Call' written by Andy Atkins / Steve Myers, used by permission of Jambambloo, available on 'One And Done' (2021). 'Einstein' written by Soloman Smith, used by permission of Confidential Records and Moari Music Publishing, available on 'Birdland Reappraised' (2021). 'One Too Many Days In Nashville' written by and used by permission of Zoe Fitzgerald Carter, available on 'Waterlines' (2021). 'The Answer' written by and used by permission of Jodie Marie, available on 'The Answer' (2021). 'Everywhere There's Trouble' written by and used by permission of Shepherd / Conway, available on 'Babe's Kingdom' (2021). 'Sweat Tea' written by Anna Mernieks-Duffield, used by permission of Beams, available on 'Ego Death' (2021). 'Virginia' written by and used by permission of All Knowing McGill, available on 'Judge And Jury' (2021). 'This Too Shall Pass' written by and used by permission of Chris Wilhelm, available on 'This Too Shall Pass' (2021). 'Sheena Is A Soccer Mom' written by and used by permission of The Prof. Fuzz 63, available on 'Owls' (2020). 'Needle In The Haystack' written by and used by permission of The Electric Summertime Man, available on 'Flajillum Wagglestik' (2020). 'Otono' written by and used by permission of Lentillas De Colores, available on 'Cuentos De Las Cuatro Estaciones' (2021). 'Cup Of Tea' written by and used by permission of Nigel G. Lowndes, available on 'Hello Mystery' (2021). 'Burn' written by and used by permission of Jon Blackstone, available on 'Survive' (2021). 'I'm Not Afraid Of The Dark' written by and used by permission of Eric Guerts, available on 'Leave A Mark' (2021). 'Rooms' written by and used by permission of John Steam Jr., exclusive recording (2021). 'I've Felt That Way' written by and used by permission of Eileen Wattam, available on 'Colour In My View' (2021). 'While I Walk You Home' written by and used by permission of Ostermeier, available on 'Every Last Romance' (1998). 'Moves' written by and used by permission of Near Death Experience, available on 'Lord' (2021). 'It's Gonna Be Alright' written by and used by permission of The Fuzz & Drums, available on 'Lockdown Sessions' (2021). 'Stiggypop' written by and used by permission of Liam Wilkerson, available on 'II' (2021). 'Jam With Mario' written by Ananda Mida, used by permission of Go Down Records, available on 'Karnak' (2021).

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