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Real World Recommends
from Real World Notes 6
by Michael Brook, July 1998
[archived here without permission]

Michael recommends the following CD's, particularly for dinner parties:

  • Les Baxter: 'The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter', Capitol CDP724383702527
  • Anything by Beau Jocque expecially Beau Jocqu and the Zidico High Rollers: 'Git It - Beau Jocque!' Rounder CD2134
  • 'Sextero Habanero' Harlequin HQCD53
  • Ali Farka Toure: 'The River' World Circuit WCD017
  • J.S. Bach: Glenn Gould playing 'The Goldberg Variations' CDS LMYK44868
  • Caetano Veloso & Gal Costa: 'Domingo' Verve 838555-2
  • Esquivel: 'More of Other Worlds, Other Sounds' Reprise 9362-45844-2