Hi everybody. I’ve posted a new page of one hundred thematically- and musically-related 45s over at the Exotica Project. It’s titled the Bluesville Jukebox:
The collection is shaped around late ‘50s and ‘60s jukebox jazz sides as well as the smaller numbers of hip R&B and rock ‘n’ roll instrumentals. The new soul sound of the late ‘50s and ‘60s is echoed in many of the records, as are strains of Brazilian bossa nova, Latin rhythms and unusual time signatures.
There’s also frequent overlap with what came in the U.K. to be classified as “mod jazz,” though the Bluesville Jukebox pushes the stylistic boundaries of that aesthetic. The compilation of this collection is neither arbitrary nor without historical basis, but ultimately the Bluesville Jukebox is ultimately an emphatically personal exercise, the collection’s representative 45s are imbued with nothing more precise than some fundamentally ineffable sense of ‘60s cool and consciousness. Hope you dig it.