September 22, 2018

【音樂】 《The Legendary Marvin Pontiac - Greatest Hits》最初於 1999 年發表,推出不久後便賣光絕版。唱片公司提供的文案這樣介紹:Marvin Pontiac 是一名藍調口琴演奏家,曾活躍於非洲馬里共和國(Mali),以及美國芝加哥(Chicago)、底特律(Detroit)等地的樂圈,1977 年因交通意外辭世。 後來我們才知道,這是一個虛構的人物和故事,幕後創作人叫 John Lurie,也就是憑多部占渣木殊(Jim Jarmusch)電影的配樂而揚名的配樂家、音樂人,他本身亦是一名演員。John Lurie 有推出個人專輯,但可能喜歡演戲,虛構了一個人物推出《The Legendary Marvin Pontiac》,十分有趣,音樂本身糅合 Jazz、Blues 和 Funk 元素,層次豐富。相隔差不多 20 年,這張專輯最近重新發行成 CD 和黑膠,值得樂迷留意。 【Music】 “The Legendary Marvin Pontiac” was first released in 1999 and sold out very quickly. Marvin Pontiac, a blues harmonica musician who was active in Mali, Chicago, and Detroit, passed away in a traffic accident in 1997. By then, we reckoned that all matter is a fictional character and story, directed by John Lurie. He is both an actor and a singer – which may be triggered him to launch “The Legendary Marvin Pontiac”. The music is multiple layered in a combination of Jazz, Blues and Funk elements. For the great fans of music, it is worth noting that this album has just been recently re-released as a CD and vinyl nearly 20 years apart.