Jun 7, 2014

Rare & Bizarre 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Hola! Those who knew me as Yoshime from The Revival Blog in the beginning of the blogosphere era probably remember my most well-known and fine curated stuff: Rare & Bizarre compilations.

Who never heard about this shitty comps or didn't had the chance to get it in its day, now you can! Because... I decided to repost the complete series –5 volumes– here.

Call me nostalgic or tidy maybe, but I think it deserves a pride of honor in this new project.

Also I made new covers for the occasion :)

Get it, enjoy it and feel free to share it!

Rare & Bizarre Vol. 1

1. Karl-Heinz Schäfer - La Victime

2. Alexey Ribnikov - Vertolet
3. Piero Piccioni - Camille 2000
4. Jerry Goldsmith - Escape From the Planet of the Apes
5. Eddie Warner - Brutas Drums
6. Janko Nilovic - La Romance D'Helene
7. Moğollar - Haliç'te Gün Batisi
8. John Cameron - Heat Haze
9. Sven Libaek - Misty Canyon
10. The Duke of Burlington - Flash
11. Roger Webb - Like a Friend

12. Nino Nardini - Bumbling Along
13. Ennio Morricone - Quasi un Vivaldi
14. Johnny Hawksworth - The Whistler
15. Jean Vassilis - Psycho 2000
16. Piero Piccioni - Night Club
17. The Animated Egg - Sock it my way
18. Les Baxter - Prelude in C minor (Rachmaninoff)
19. Jean-Claude Vannier - Je M'appelle Geraldine [Up-Tempo]
20. Steve Groy - Snowmans Stomp
21. François De Roubaix - Les Dunes D'ostende

22. Alan Parker & Alan Tew - Pulse of Events
23. I Gres - Restless
24. Mikael Tariverdiev - Moy Mladshiy Brat
25. John Cameron - Swamp Fever
26. Guy Pedersen - We Love You
27. Placebo - Humpty Dumpty

28. Alan Tew & Bullet - The Spic
29. La Malle - Rougerouge
30. Brian Bennett - Discovery


Rare & Bizarre Vol. 2

1. Mike Manieri - Minnesota Thins 
2. Mr. Bloe - Sinful

4. John Barry - Kinky
5. Henry Mancini - Experiment in Terror
6. Laurent Petitgirard - Mr. Green Genes 
7. Dr. Böhm - Easter Afternoon 
8. Gary Burton Quartet - Las Vegas Tango 
9. The Sounds & Co. - La Terre est Ronde 
10. The Rob Franken Organ-Ization - Hunky Dory
11. Sohail Rana - Soul Sitar

13. Johnny Hawksworth - Cool Comic 
14. Ennio Morricone - La Festa 
15. Juliette LeBlanc - Theme from Nights Of Sin 

17. Ananda Shankar - Jungle King
18. François De Roubaix - Générique
19. Alain Goraguer - Maquillage de Tiwa 
20. Francis Lai - Plus Fort Que Nous 

22. Ennio Morricone - Doricamente 
23. Bob James - Nautilus 
24. Adrian Younge - Untitled II (with Yuseef Lateef on drums) 
25. Modern Mixture - Spell Binder (A)

Rare & Bizarre Vol. 3

1. Lee Gagnon - Joie
2. Bill Doggett - Honkey Tonk
3. Eddie Warner - Come

5. Donald Byrd - Wee Tina
6. Riz Ortolani - Il Ricordo di Serena
7. Mia Farrow - Lullaby (Theme From Rosemary's Baby)
8. Stu Philips - Nazarae
9. Les Baxter - Tropicando
10. Gary McFarland - And I Love Her
11. Bruno Nicolai - In Automobile
12. Joao Donato - Amazonas
13. Ray Coniff - Park Avenue Speak
14. Stu Philips - A Little Speak
15. Ennio Morricone e Edda Dell'orso - Metti Una Sera a Cena
16. Menehan Street Band - Make the Road by Walking
17. Sea Train - Flute Thing
18. The Georges Arvanitas Jazz Quartet - I Like It Cool
19. Wet Willie - The Beggar's Song [Raremarc edit]

21. Lefties Soul Connection - Organ Donor
22. Ananda Shankar - Dancing Drums
23. Lord Sitar - The Sitar and The Rose
24. Johnny Hawksworth - Rhythm Maker

26. Barry Gray - Theme From Space 1999 [Raremarc edit]
27. The Earthquakers - Lunar Module
28. Piero Piccioni e Edda Dell'orso - Lagoa Sketch
29. Maurice de Thou et son Orchestre Mid Tempo - Mist on the Pool
30. Claudio Marzo e Regina Duarte - Depois da Queda

Rare & Bizarre Vol. 4

1. Pete Moore - Asteroid
2. Johnny Mandel - Harper Does It Better
3. Eddie Warner - Last Whisky
4. Roger Webb - Grey Sigh
5. Poyuschie Gitary - Nocturne

7. Francis Coppieters - Sales Talk

9. James Clarke - Boogaloo Smith
10. Jack Arel & Pierre Dutour - Leaving To-morrow
11. Bruno Nicolai - Gin
12. Ananda Shankar - The River
13. Lalo Schifrin - Bossa Antique
14. Gianni Marchetti e Nora Orlandi - Amore in Contraluce
15. Jerry Goldsmith - Justine
16. Alan Parker & Alan Hawkshaw - Sweet Summer
17. Romano Rizzati - Vocal '700
18. Alan Moorhouse - Angelic Gas

20. John Barry - Theme From The Persuaders!
21. The Earthquakers - Whistlin' in the Sunshine
22. Francesco de Masi - Altalena Party
23. Sandro Brugnolini - Giuggi
24. François Cousineau - Pavre Amour II

26. Luis Enriquez Bacalov - Theme From Il Grande Duello

Rare & Bizarre Vol. 5

2. Francis Lai - Le Peur [Raremarc edit]
3. First One - Bacchus Dream

5. RJD2 - De L'alouette [Raremarc edit]
6. Soul Machine - Twitchie Feet
7. Mulatu Astatqé - Yègellé Tezeta

9. Ben & The Platano Group - Black Waders
10. Lanzerot - Cool Pants
11. Silvano Spadacino & Iller Pattacini - Amarsi Male (Bossa Nova)
12. Roberto Pregadio e Romano Mussolini - Seq. 16 [Raremarc edit]
13. Hybear Don Walker - Children of the Night
14. Ennio Morricone - Amore Come Dolore [Raremarc edit]
15. (no artist) - La La La
16. Gianfranco e Gian Piero Reverberi - Maledettamente Donna
17. Roger Webb - Open Horizon [#]
18. Jacques Siroul - See
19. Serge Gainsbourg - New Délire Again
20. Nico Fidenco - La Via della Prostituzione (M9)

Play Rare & Bizarre on Spotify.


Rare Vocals Vol. 1

2. Dusty Springfield - I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby's Face
3. Sly & The Family Stone - Family Affair
4. Jimmy Van & Richard Hierenymus - I Weigh With Kilos
5. Marlena Shaw - California Soul
6. Billie Davis - Nobody's Home to Go Home To
7. Freddy Cole - Brother Where are You?

9. Serge Gainsbourg et Jane Birkin - Ballade de Melody Nelson
10. The Walker Brothers - I Can't Let It Happen To You
11. The Climax - Persuasion
12. Ennio Morricone e Gianni Morandi - La Fisarmonica
13. Mario Nascimbene et Jula De Palma - Le Cafard

15. Stelvio Cipriani e Olympia - Femina Ridens
16. Bappi Lahiri & Parvati Khan - Jimmy Jimmy Aaja
17. C.K. Mann & Carousel 7 - Funky Hilife
18. The Paragons - Got to Get Away
19. Timebox - Beggin'
20. Gunther Kallmann Choir - Daydream
21. Golube Gitari - Veter Severniy
22. Ludmila Senchina - Zolushka

24. Jeff Alexander Feat. Bonnie Beecher - Come Wander With Me


26. Little Sally Jane Bruce sings "Pretty Fly" on Walter Schumann's theme for "The Night of the Hunter". (Pretty but creepy as fuck)

Play Rare Vocals on Spotify.


  1. Hello, I don't understand why you don't post oldies music anymore :)

    I listened "VA - IN WINTER" from your old blog and like very much your selections, do you have another comps like that style? (pop-folk-dreamy sounds from 60-70)

    1. Hi bro, I'm not posting oldies because I'm focused to newsy stuff now. Sorry for disappointing you :(

      You can stream my playlists on Spotify by now.

  2. I tried to download, but there seems to be something wrong, either with me or ... ?
    "The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://rmrc.it/rarebizarre1_
    Unable to determine IP address from host name "rmrc.it"
    The DNS server returned:
    Name Error: The domain name does not exist."

    1. Hey Dr. you're right! Try it now, I restored all the links.

      Thank you!

  3. Wonderful! Download is still in progress, so I haven't listened to anything yet, but I use to try everything labelled "bizarre" and I seldom go wrong. Thank you very much!

  4. Hi there,
    still haven't listened to it yet (especially I look forward to Little Sally Jane Bruce singing "Pretty Fly"), but I have another "complaint" ;-):
    May I point to the following issues:
    Vol. 5 Track 18 is simply corrupted and therefor not usable. The strangest thing however happenend with Vol. 3. The Zip-File is empty, although it shows the right size. I've downloaded it two times, but no way! I can't remember ever having come across such a BIZARRE matter.
    Anyway, have a nice day!

    1. I'm really sorry! This afternoon I'll fix these issues. The problem with the Vol. 3 might be a special character in the title name, because the ZIP works fine in my computer. As you said, bizarre as hell.

      I apreciate your feedback. It helps me so much to bring a better experience.

      By now, watch the "Pretty Fly" scene from The Night of the Hunter, as appetizer:


    2. Hi, it's me again. ;-)
      Good news! Meanwhile I tried several things to find out what's the matter with the Vol. 3 file and I eventually succeeded by using the 7-Zip program for unzipping. Still don't know, why everything else failed, but these are the wonders of modern technique. Anyway, everything's fine now with the exception, that Vol. 5 Track 18 ("See") still causes the error message "file corrupt".
      As for the "Pretty Fly" scene: yes, that's eerie, as the entire movie is oppressive despite the (sort of) happy end.

    3. Just updated the entire collection via MEGA. Hope it works fine for ya'll :)

  5. MEGA is a good option anyway, and now everything is fine (at least for me). And not to forget: thank you for the music, I like it a lot.

    1. thanks a lot. btw, your blog is pretty good ;)

  6. Thanx! Spasibo!
    Do you have more music from Karl-Heinz Schäfer -?
    I fill like i came up a big fan of him….

    1. Not manny funky or psych beats founded in his discography. Sorry. But It's amazing composer "La Victime" and "Kidnapping" from Les Gants Blancs Du Diable soundtrack are a good example of his genius.

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  8. merci pour ces superbes compilations avec tous ces artistes beaux et fous que j'apprécie beaucoup. Par contre le Mega du Vol3 ne démarre pas malgré plusieurs tentatives !

  9. Hey! Thanks so much for these. Any chance I could get a re-up of the first mix? It's the only one that doesn't seem to have a working link

    1. Link updated! Let me know if any problem. Enjoy :)

  10. Hello ! Thank for the music...Vol 3 is out !!! Greetings!!

  11. wow - many, many thanks for the music

  12. Thank you for being you. I'm a serious music head!

  13. Gracias por compartir estas joyas, Hay musica cautivante que es la primera ves que escuche, un gran trabajo!

  14. Hello,
    Thanks for these rarities.
    Please, link for Rare & Bizarre Vol. 2
    don't work

    1. allo Pierre!
      Fixed links for vol. 2 and rare volcals.
      Thanks for letting me know.

      Stay save folks! love ya'll ♥︎