Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hell Of A Party

"Last Christmas eve I didn't feel too jolly..." Regular readers will probably know that one doesn't get a christmas ditty out of me that easily, but who am I to resist the one and only James White? Honk it away, James... Hava Nagila Hava.  I'm off on a short but sweet break for a while; see you all real soon. Happy 2013 & ciao ciao!

James White & The Blacks - Christmas With Satan

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Lists & Stuff

For what it's worth, here's the FTSOTS heavy rotation lowdown of the year 2012, in no particular order. Accept no substitutes, mi amigos da musica. It's all world music.

New stuff:
Willis Earl Beal - Acousmatic Sorcery
Goat - World Music
Simon Joyner - Ghosts
Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral
Bob Dylan - Tempest
First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar
Julian Cope - Psychedelic Revolution
Mike Coykendall - Chasing Away The Dots

Mike Coykendall - Mr. Fly

Old stuff:
Yabby You - Deeper Roots
v/a - Country Funk
Can - The Lost Tapes
Michael Chapman - Rainmaker
Bill Wilson - Ever Changing Minstrel

Bill Wilson - Black Cat Blues

Monday, December 17, 2012

Words Do Get 'Round

Really enjoying the catchy modern skiffle tunes of Nottingham's Jake Bugg at the mo. Hear that modern Robin Hood go... Wee lad's got talent in spades, and a fair bit of early Dylan in his record collection apparently.

Jake Bugg - Trouble Town

And if I'm in need of the wilder stuff, I indulge in World Music, a mighty collection of psychedelic afro trance mayhem by Goat. All the way from a commune in a Swedish hamlet called Korpilombolo they say. Let it bleed indeed.

Goat - Let It Bleed

Friday, December 14, 2012

Look But No Touch

Leave it to the red, green and gold experts over at Pressure Sounds to come up with what are probably the last remaining gems in the Yabby You vaults. Their new Deeper Roots collection finds Yabby & Brethren inna fine style on many a rare track, as demonstrated by the two mighty Jesus Dread productions - a vocal and its flamin' dub version - below. One of the reissues of the year for sure.

Barrington Spence - Don't Touch I Dread
The Prophet All Stars - Tutch Dub

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hellfire A-Callin'

"From Tupelo to Natchez they all answer to my name, their belief in God above is driving them insane, and if I die before I wake, there'll be no soul left to take..."

The Long Ryders - Final Wild Son

And while we're on the subject of Jerry Lee, for it's him the Ryders are referring to of course, here goes.

Jerry Lee Lewis - Deep Elem Blues

Monday, December 10, 2012

Daddy Prunes

Think the Electric Prunes began and ended with their immortal I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)? Then dig this fine fine trio of non-album tracks from the years of '66 and '67. You never had it better indeed.

The Electric Prunes - Ain't It Hard
The Electric Prunes - You Never Had It Better
The Electric Prunes - Shadows

Friday, December 7, 2012

Call Me

All heed the call, as we call the tune. Presenting yet another six pack for your listening pleasure. After all, "if you're gonna try, you gotta face the music..."

Plainsong - Call The Tune
Television - Call Mr. Lee
The Monkeywrench - Call My Body Home
MC5 - Call Me Animal
Kenny McKennon - Call Your Daddy, Baby
The Cramps - Call Of The Wighat

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Job Well Done

What makes this alternative version so tasty is the organ part, courtesy of the legendary Al Kooper.

The Who - Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (alt. version)

Monday, December 3, 2012

Get Your Kicks

Wanna go motoring for a bit? Let's take the A13 then, mate. "Pitsea, Thundersley, Hadleigh, Leigh-On-Sea, Chalkwell, Prittlewell, Southend's the end..." Or: mr. Bragg does a Bobby Troup. Just luverly, guv.

Billy Bragg - A13, Trunk Road To The Sea