Billy and Bobby Alessi are two Italian brothers from Long Island. They were also one-hit wonders with their 1977 hit, “Oh Lori”. The track didn’t age well but “Seabird”, also from 1977, somehow sounds complete up to date. It’s just two brothers singing a tender ballad about life, not much else to say. Enjoy this long forgotten b-side.
Aug 28th, 2013 :
If you’ve never heard of Arthur Russell, stop what you’re doing right now and purchase Calling Out of Context and Love is Overtaking Me. Both these albums feature some of best music of the last fifty years, very little of which was released before Arthur Russell’s premature death in 1992. Born in Ohio, Russell moved to NYC in the late 1970s where he became involved with the underground, mostly Gay, post-disco scene. He produced a handful of dance tracks but mostly he was a prolific tinkerer. He recorded a huge body of music, nearly all of it unfinished and unpolished. His songs are mostly 3/4ths of a complete musical composition which is what makes them so memorable. They just start, float there for a while, and end without a proper ending. It’s like listening to a sketch pad. This track is one of his very best and one of the most complete tracks he ever produced. Pay close attention to the earnest romanticism of his lyrics and welcome to tender world of Arthur Russell. Enjoy.
BONUS: Check out the Geographer cover of Arthur Russell’s “This Is How We Walk On The Moon“.