Week 17 - Fri 23 Apr
"Here we go again; another aural trip around the music systems of RPMers, picking out their faves of the week. Yes, it's the Seven Day Soundtrack...........and compiled once again as each arrived...........you can tell who the eager bunnies (using a word from Mr Johnson's erudite vocab) are by now, can't you? Over to........"
"Following on from last week, here's ano................. hold the front page!!! One of the most legendary lead guitarists of all time has just passed away. Responsible for taking a calypso/latin style rewrite of the Rhythm Rockers version of 'El Loco Cha Cha' by Richard Berry and the Pharaohs (and transforming it into proto punk, proto garage, proto metal and most other 'proto' rock forms you can think of), the song was infused with real menace and went to number two on the US charts on no less than five occasions in late 1963/early 1964. Recorded for just $52, and banned by the FBI in all US schools because of its unintelligible, supposedly ponographic lyrics, the song has been covered over 100 times and was voted number 55 in the top 500 singles of all time in the Rolling Stone magazine.
"This week I have actually booked tickets for a live concert at Dereham Memorial Hall in July! As we are seeing our local Jazz Band, I thought I should provide a video of them and 2 other types of Jazz from other Bands that I grew up with. Keep fit and well everybody. "
"3 tacky 70s pop hits......"
"Hi ya all, hope you all have had a good week . Here’s my 3 tunes. Cheers."
"Here's three taken from this week's listening."
Cumberland Gap & Waiting For The Federals performed by Kevin Lees and Sebastian Bloch - "Working my way through the guy's Good Tune Youtube channel, here's my favourite folk tune of the week."
Pride and Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan - "The soundtrack to my haircut..........seriously. Within a few minutes of taking the chair, Nikki had put a SRV playlist on, this being the first track up. It calmed her down when she was a bit stressed, apparently. Here's SRV from his second appearance at Montreux in 1985. Coincidentally, Tony, I recommended both Jimmie Vaughan and the Fabulous Thunderbirds for further listening in the barbers shop. Gotta spread the word."
......'til next time.......keep spinning those discs.