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Eden Ahbez Wild Boy - The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez (180g Vinyl)

Wild Boy - The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez (180g Vinyl)
 
 
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Eden Ahbez: Wild Boy - The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez (180g Vinyl)

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Wild Boy: The Lost Songs of Eden Ahbez
1-LP (Klappcover) 180-Gramm 30 cm Vinyl-LP, 14 Einzeltitel. Gesamtspieldauer ca. 37 Minuten.  

• Er gilt als der erste Hippie überhaupt! 
• Vierzehn seltene, zumeist unveröffentlichte Aufnahmen. 
• Gastauftritte von Paul Horn, Eartha Kitt und anderen. 
• 180-Gramm Vinyl, Klapphülle 
• Ausführliche Kommentare, seltene Bilder.  

Psychedelische Musik ist im Zentrum des allgemeinen Geschmacks angekommen. Offen bleiben allerdings Fragen nach ihren Ursprüngen. Auf der Suche nach Antworten legt Bear Family 'Wild Boy: The Lost Songs of Eden Ahbez' als neues Beweismittel vor. Im Verlauf der letzten zwanzig Jahre wurde die Kultfigur Eden Ahbez vor allem wegen Nature Boy, seinem Lobgesang auf die allgemeine Liebe aus dem Jahr 1948, und seinem seltenen 1960er Soloalbum mit dem Titel ‚Eden’s Island’ – eins der ersten Konzeptalben der Popgeschichte - zum Vorboten der Flower-Power-Bewegung der Sechzigerjahre. 'Wild Boy: The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez' erweitert den Katalog mit Ahbez-Veröffentlichungen und vertieft das Wissen um Wurzeln der psychedelischen Bewegung in den Fünfzigerjahren.  


Die erste Seite bietet eine Musikzusammenstellung mit eigenen Werken von Eden Ahbez, die er in der auf Nature Boy folgenden Zeit schrieb. Die Hereinnahme von Songs wie Palm Springs vom Ray Anthony Orchestra und Hey Jacque von Eartha Kitt geben dem Hörer die erstmalige Chance, obskure Einspielungen von weltbekannten Künstlern im Zusammenhang mit Eden Ahbez zu entdecken. Auf der zweiten Seite erkannt man, wie sich der Songschreiber mit absurden Rock- und Exotica-Titeln wie Wild Boy und Surfer John sowie süßlichem Psychedelic-Pop wie dem unveröffentlichten Monterey (mit Paul Horn an der Flöte) ‘Eden’s Island’ und der eigentlichen Hippiebewegung nähert. Das Album endet mit der Ode an einen Kumpel aus Baja, CA, ein bärtiger Einsiedler wie Eden Ahbez selbst: The Clam Man, ein bislang unveröffentlichter Titel. Insgesamt bietet 'Wild Boy: The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez' mit sieben unveröffentlichten Aufnahmen und ebensovielen seltenen Singles einen Überblick über die verschollenen Werke der Jahre 1949 - 1971. 

Mag man bei Eden Ahbez hulluzinogene Inhalte vermissen, so macht er dieses Defizit mit einfachen Akkorden, weitreichenden Arrangements und Texten über das Reisen, Freizeit, freie Liebe und Spiritualität wett. Somit wird der Maßstab für Psychedelic Music und jener des allerersten Hippies neu bewertert.

 Wild Boy: The Lost Songs of Eden Ahbez

180–Gramm Vinyl


 

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Artikeleigenschaften von Eden Ahbez: Wild Boy - The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez (180g Vinyl)

  • Interpret: Eden Ahbez

  • Albumtitel: Wild Boy - The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez (180g Vinyl)

  • Artikelart LP

  • Genre Beat

  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Plattengröße LP (12 Inch)
  • Vinyl weight 180g Vinyl
  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Label Bear Family Productions

  • Preiscode BAF
  • SubGenre Rock - Psychedelic Rock

  • EAN: 5397102180187

  • Gewicht in Kg: 0.300
 
 

Interpreten-Beschreibung "Ahbez, Eden"

Eden Ahbez

When Eden Ahbez died at the age of eighty-six in 1995, he was, from the view of pop culture history that revolves around movements, the forefather of psychedelic music and the first West Coast hippie.

Labels as such seem to reduce the individual to a series of descriptors intended to measure him against standards of the form, which is problematic itself on a number of levels. Yet the lingering question surrounding Ahbez and his legacy seems to remain: just how closely does he presage psychedelic icons like Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead, John Lennon, and Pink Floyd?

For starters, his catalog is comparatively small: a few rare albums and a smattering of even scarcer 45s and 78s. The autobiographical Nature Boy is easily Ahbez's best-known song; Nat 'King' Cole had the first hit with it, in 1948, though by today's count there are well over 3500 documented versions (including last year's duet by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga).

The other established Ahbez work is his lone solo album, 'Eden's Island.' First released on Del-Fi Records in 1960, it sold less than 500 copies. During the tiki revival of the 1990s, however, 'Eden's Island' was rediscovered and became a cult item. It has since enjoyed a growing reputation as one of the earliest psychedelic concept albums.

This new LP is mostly comprised of songs that fall somewhere between Nature Boy and 'Eden's Island,' and show Ahbez both struggling to replicate the success of his inaugural hit and slowly transforming himself from Tin Pan Alley songwriter into offbeat solo artist. As such, half the album's tracklist is taken up by other artists performing Ahbez compositions (e.g. Hey Jacque by Eartha Kitt and Palm Springs by Ray Anthony). These stand as a kind of middle ground between beatnik and hippie, fitting neatly into neither category.

The composer first performed under his own name in October 1951; producer Bob Bertram funded the session, which yielded four unreleased Ahbez recordings. Each are arranged by the Harry Geller Orchestra, with backing vocals by the Randy Van Horn Singers, best known for their zippy chants on Fifties albums by Juan Garcia Esquivel. Two tracks from the sessionIndia and Child Of Nature—are released here for the first time.

The session came three years after Ahbez's breakout success with Nature Boy, which the composer tried equalling several times in new works sung by top jazz singers of the day, including Herb Jeffries, Hoagy Carmichael, Doris Day, and April Stevens. Nat Cole himself recorded Ahbez's Land of Lovethe eagerly-anticipated follow-up to Nature Boy—which, despite 'Billboard' magazine describing it a "highly poetical tea-with-lemon tune," failed to chart.

The aforementioned Carmichael—whose Stardust Melody was perhaps the most recorded song of the 20th century—tackled Ahbez's Sacramento in a Decca Records single of 1951. It failed to chart, though Ahbez—who also performed the song with Carmichael on the TV program 'You Asked for It'—took something of a cue from the elder composer.

The Ahbez/Bertram session of 1951 is especially evident, especially the song India. Arranged in the style of Carmichael's Hong Kong Blues, its plunky marimbas, snake-charmer flutes, and orientalist gongs became common in many Ahbez productions, though, according to Michael Cudahy of '90s exotica band Combustible Edison, "there is nothing in the songwriting itself that calls for exotica arrangement, except maybe the lyrics." Cudahy calls Ahbez's writing style "primitive, like something out of the Garden of Eden," and says that he rarely goes beyond two chords, in the diatonic scale.

Where other proto-hippies, like Moondog and Harry Partch, found new intonations and structures in the savage and the arcane, Ahbez was scarcely avant-garde or musically inventive. (In 1951, he was sued by a Yiddish songwriter named Herman Yablokoff, who claimed Nature Boy plagiarized a theater ballad of his from 1935.) Ahbez's originality lay instead with his ability to graft social-consciousness onto the standard form.

As for being covered by the other masters of exotica—Les Baxter, Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman—Ahbez barely passes their radar during the 1950s. None recorded Nature Boy, for instance, though Baxter as copyist for orchestrator Frank DeVol during the late '40s may've actually written the arrangement for Nat Cole's version. Lyman, amazingly, recorded a 1963 version of 'Eden's Island,' the title song to Ahbez's solo album that few in its time even heard. Denny recorded Hong Kong Blues and other Carmichael tunes in the exotica style, but never touched Ahbez.

Eden Ahbez

Wild Boy: The Lost Songs Of Eden Ahbez (180gram Vinyl)

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Von: SOJJ 2016-10-11 18:42:15

Loving it, glitz to dust

A lot of folks have described this to me as "a collector's gem" which tends to give off the feeling that the uninitiated Ahbez listeners may not enjoy it. I disagree, in that, as long as you love the era you'll probably enjoy every bit of this (Otto said it best) musical novel.

It's a mix of covers, originals, hard to find scraps and in some ways reads like a relaxing, and funny at times, journey through a host of bygone eras of music, that doesn't stop short with a few really touching tracks. Eden's music wasn't constrained by the bearded soothsayer he's mostly known as, it was filled with life, humor, sadness and irony. Enjoy this in the background, or put on your headphones and listen deep. It's a good journey to take either way.

 
Von: Amanda Penny 2016-10-07 20:41:36

Excellent and thoughtful collection!

 
Von: Otto 2016-09-23 22:51:04

Lost Exotica master revealed

I primarily know Eden Ahbez from his incredibly rare album (until reissued on CD) Eden’s Island which is a mix of Martin Denny style Exotica, Beat style poetry with flute music, and a couple of Caribbean style pop tunes thrown in as was the standard at the time. Eden’s Island was a lost masterpiece and stands alone as an epic opus of innovative Exotica.

His song “Eden’s Island” as done by Arthur Lyman is one of my all time favorite Exotica tunes. Lyman propels the tune with a repeating sonic beat that is almost psychedelic. It is heavily laden with bird/jungle calls and various percussion that increases in volume and quickly takes you deep into the jungle but with a little bit of a foreboding feeling like heading up the river to Kurtz’ Vietnam outpost. But before our arrival the tune fades out. (whew, that was a close one!)

There is another lp released by Brian Chidester that bridges the gap between the Exotica collection of Eden’s Island and Eden’s broader connection to the music industry circa 1948-1964. “The Exotic World of Eden Ahbez” collects four unreleased Ahbez tracks from the Eden’s Island era 1956-1964 as well as two rare 78rpm tracks from Nature Boy Orchestra (Eden’s band) circa 1950/51. These are more akin to the Eden’s Island tunes. The rest of that lp is other Beat-era and Exotica-era and early Rock n Roll/Pop artists covering or paying homage to Eden. All tracks are extremely rare and all are cherry-picked as the best extra-Eden tracks out there. “The Exotic World of Eden Ahbez” sets the stage for “Wild Boy”

This carefully and extensively researched compilation culls covers by top notch mainstream artists juxtaposed with unreleased Eden recordings. What might sound like a mixed bag is actually more like a chronological, musical non-fiction novel about Eden Ahbez. While Eden was writing hundreds of songs and performing live and making recordings in various styles, his songs were also being picked up by popular artists like Nat King Cole and Eartha Kitt who recorded with a more polished mainstream style. There are also some early rock n roll style recordings here. Eden’s professionally recordings often end up as Novelty Pop records such as “Child of Nature” and “The Clam Man” but if you read between the lines and listen to the lyrics it is pretty eye-opening that he is singing about Eastern-religion-style and pre-hippie philosophies about being at one with the planet Earth.

All of this is explained in the lengthy liner notes inside the lp along with a few choice photos that establish Eden as a founding father of Southern California mystic/psychedelic music.

 
Von: Becky 2016-09-23 19:24:59

A Labor of Love

This is a great quality product on an artist who deserves to be recognized. Thank you, Bear Family, for taking a chance on a lesser-known artist who isn't an obvious cash cow and for working with Brian Chidester, who has devoted more than a decade to finding the complete works of Eden Ahbez and sharing his amazing story. This is Grammy material.

 
Von: Tony Paglia 2016-09-23 17:24:18

Phenomenal!

This is one of those golden comps that is both a historic revelation and a hugely entertaining listen! More please!

 
Von: BF Presse 2016-06-28 10:06:07

Exzellent und sauber

MINT 7/16 "Die 37 Minuten rarer Musik sind stimmig kompiliert, der Sound ist exzellent und sauber. Selbst die leicht rauschende Demo-Version von „Anna was mineW irritiert nicht weiter."

 
Von: Frank Mertens 2016-04-04 08:07:47

Eden Ahbez ist Cult

Eden Ahbez ist Cult!

 
Von: Gunter 2016-04-03 16:39:28

UNGLAUBICH

Die Scheibe muss ich haben - alleine die Soundfiles sind schon unglaublich geil.

 
 
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