Friday, September 25, 2020

Remember Remember


 











Tidiane Thiam hails from the north of Senegal and his intricate form of guitar folk makes for an ideal autumn soundtrack. Listen closely and you can hear the sounds of the African night in the background. Cheers to our resident illustrator Tinca for the tip-off. Now pick it for me, Tidiane.

Tidiane Thiam - Dannibe

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

High In The Saddle





















A fine fine song by a way too obscure singer/songwriter. Townes liked his style, and that should be a recommendation in itself methinks.
Richard Dobson - Baby Ride Easy

Monday, September 21, 2020

Hard Truth





















Gritty and intense, this may well be the Americana album of the year. In a no holds barred production by Patterson Hood, and with all Drive-By Truckers - and that includes Jason Isbell - contributing, mr. Joseph's got something to say and you really should listen up. For a fascinating run-through of all the tracks by Joseph himself, disappear here.
Jerry Joseph - Bone Towers

Friday, September 18, 2020

Friday, August 28, 2020

Sunny Side Up Once More





















"Let's hope the sun it doesn't burn..." Presenting a fourth and last radiant six pack of fab tunes for your summery listening pleasure, complete with blistering art by the one and only Tinca. I'm off to catch some rays myself; see you all in a bit.
Ed Lewis & Group - I Be So Glad When The Sun Goes Down
Dantalion's Chariot - Sun Came Bursting Through My Cloud
Kevin Coyne & Dagmar Krause - Shaking Hands With The Sun
Dwight Twilley Band - Just Like The Sun
Friends Of Dean Martinez - A Place In The Sun
Neil Casal - Day In The Sun

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Stops My Breath





















Lovely stuff from the late master. Only 200 or so lucky French punters saw Jason Molina play this solo gig in a Toulouse church turned squat back in 2005. Putting this splendid audience recording on the record player takes you at least halfway there.
Jason Molina - Montgomery (live)

Monday, August 24, 2020

God Damn





















I know Steppenwolf's cover is way more famous, but for me, Hoyt Axton's original will always be the go-to version. Gloriously over the top that one. Which is more or less what you would expect from a guy whose mom co-wrote Heartbreak Hotel for Elvis.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Monk Time





















Going back to the 27th of October 1968, the day Monk and his band (Charlie Rouse on tenor, Larry Gales on bass, Ben Riley behind the drums) played a one-off highschool gig in the Californian town of Palo Alto. The school janitor tuned Monk's piano, and was allowed to tape the concert in return: by far the coolest anecdote I heard this month. And needless to say, the music's not too shabby either.
Thelonious Monk - Blue Monk (live Palo Alto '68)

Friday, August 21, 2020

Sunny Side Up Returns





















"To the rescue, here I am..." Yet another radiant six pack of fab tunes for your summery listening pleasure. Sparkling art by Tinca. And one more on the way, you lucky sunwatchers you. Just watch this space.
Larry Young - Sunshine Fly Away
Winston Matthews - Sun Is Shining
Mighty Baby - Same Way From The Sun
The Children's Hour - Looking For The Sun
The Toms - Sun
Radio Birdman - Crying Sun

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Just A Fairytale





















If postpunk's your thing, you really should head over to the Jonderblog, where your venerated host Jonder is in the process of compiling a chronological set of all the glorious 7" singles on pioneering indie label Rough Trade. Guaranteed to bring back tons of precious memories, and also an ideal opportunity to check which releases you may have overlooked at the time.
Subway Sect - Ambition
The Raincoats - Fairytale In The Supermarket
The Monochrome Set - Eine Symphonie Des Grauens

Monday, August 17, 2020

Oh Vienna





















Much bootlegged but now officially available: electric Miles, live in Vienna's Wiener Konzerthaus back in '71. Apart from the trumpet maestro, the lost septet consisted of Gary Bartz, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Ndugu Leon Chancler,  Charles Don Alias, and Mtume. And lord, they sure were cookin'.
Miles Davis - Honky Tonk (live Vienna '71)