Week 14 - Fri 4 December
Welcome once more to the music highlight of the week.....yes, it's the RPM Seven Day Soundtrack, as selected by RPMers week ending Friday 4th December. Let's dive straight on in; it's over to.......
"Last Friday I came across the phrase, ‘With the right music you either forget everything or you remember everything’ which I think might be an appropriate summation of the RPM way.
This week I read an interesting interview with Roland Gift hence the FYC track, heard this lovely collaboration by The Kronos Quartet and Malian musicians Trio Da Kali from their album Ladilikan, and was reminded that I need to practice my (easy) version of I Giorno."
"It's pretty hard to think of cover versions of Beatles songs that cut the originals... I could come up with only three that (arguably) do so. Best wishes to all RPMers, I trust everyone is keeping safe and well."
"Hiya..........Hope all's good with everyone and thanks for another marvellous mixture of listening loveliness last week.
"This week I’m celebrating the wealth of British talent in the 70s. It was a very diverse selection of music in that decade but we had the most talented singers, song-writers and musicians. There’s no gold star for seeing the link between my choices. Wishing everyone good health and a happy time listening to music. "
"Hi RPMers, I hope you're all keeping safe and well. Dare we say that there is light at the end of the tunnel - even in these darkest of days.....?"
Backfield In Motion by JB's Allstars - "Great version of this Mel & Tim classic. JB, by the way, is ex-Specials drummer John "Brad" Bradbury who sadly died in 2015. There are hardly any versions of this on Youtube and most are not very good quality. However, this clip from The Tube is excellent (Backfield In Motion comes in at about 6:40).
"First up, great stuff again last week...... seems like something entered the water supply out Elsing way with all the superb electronic/ambient stuff that was offered up. Secondly, thanks to Tim for blowing my mind with the Hendrix clip, I hadn't seen that for years (two idiot dancers, two 'invisible' on stage camera men, a 'shed in a field' stage and Hendrix on incendiary form.... what more could you ask for?), it's from the Rainbow Bridge movie I seem to remember? (...yes, it is....terrible movie, great Hendrix music, Tim.)
"Hi Folks...........still on the turntable / car CD player / computer this week were Bruce Springsteen (a lot), Richard Durrant, Ozric Tentacles, a mixture of old blues (to keep inspiring my attempts at playing guitar in open G) and Tom Petty. Yes, at last we get to hear the 10 songs which never made it onto TPs Wildflowers album. First impression was; how come any of these songs have never seen the light of day before? These are vintage Petty compositions, not cuttings off of the studio floor, or whatever the audio equivalent would be. So, as I've had selections from the albums mentioned above, here's songs from Wildflowers & All the Rest, or, in other words; Tom Petty week part 2. First two are from All the Rest, third from the original Wildflowers album and one of my favourite and most uplifting Petty songs."