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The Cosimo Code

PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 9:51 pm
by NormanD
Check this one out: http://cosimocode.com/

It's an interactive website that aims to give details of every 45 that New Orleans producer / label owner Cosimo Matassa was ever involved with. Where possible, it gives you a listening link, as well as a label shot. The work's ongoing, the compilers are trying to track down every one of his sequentially numbered 45s, so there are gaps - for the moment, at least.

It's a great piece of work, a true labour of love.

Re: The Cosimo Code

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:59 am
by NormanD
Here's a tie-in CD from Ace, a compilation of tracks that illustrate the workings of the mysterious Cosimo Code (that Dan Brown isn't hip enough to write a thriller about)

1. Ooh Poo Pah Doo - Jessie Hill
2. I Got To Know - Eddie Bo
3. Trick Bag - Earl King
4. New Orleans Twist - Blazer Boy
5. Something You Got - Chris Kenner
6. We Got A Party (Part II) - The Party Boys
7. The Joke - Reggie Hall
8. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye - Danny White
9. Second Fiddle Girl - Barbara Lynn
10. You Told Me - Willie West
11. I'm Gonna Get You Yet - The Tick Tocks
12. This Is The City - Berna-Dean
13. Who Shot The LaLa - Oliver Morgan
14. The Monkey Speaks His Mind - Dave Bartholomew & His Orchestra
15. Did She Mention My Name - Ronnie Barron
16. Get Out Of My Life, Woman - Lee Dorsey
17. 99 Plus 1 - June Gardner
18. Teasin' You - Willie Tee
19. Barefootin' - Robert Parker
20. Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
21. Poor Sam - Earl King
22. Release Me - Johnny Adams
23. Lover & A Friend - Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham
24. Play A Cornbread Song For Me And My Baby - Joe Haywood

Pity that there are a few too many tracks that crop up on most other NO compilations, but I won't complain with this one (Oliver Morgan) in the list. If there hasn't been a Jamaican version of "Who Shot The LaLa" then I'll read a copy of The Da Vinci Code..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5tzzi2rCLQ

http://acerecords.co.uk/cracking-the-co ... b-and-soul

Re: The Cosimo Code

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:05 pm
by NormanD
I seem to be talking to myself on this one.....

Sad news: I just heard that Cosimo died yesterday, aged 88 yesrs.