Week 3 - Fri 15 Jan
Welcome to the RPM Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 15th January 2021. More mellifluous music with which to sooth yourselves....and it seems there's an outbreak of bonustraxyitis this week, to boot...............So, relax with a vermouth cocktail and it's over to...................
"Hi everyone, I hope you're all keeping safe and well. Here are my selections for this week......"
"I’ve used ‘river’ as my theme this week.........."
"Increasingly I have been watching TV since the 1st lock down began. It started with a dose of Star Trek every weekday evening! (Though Jayne has 'had words' with me about my attempts to play along with the theme from the first series, utilising my trusty Acme Swanee Whistle… ), But, getting back to the point, this week there was a show which I came across, which made pleasant alternative to 'watching the detectives’. KT Tunstall presented an hour long documentary dedicated to Ivor Cutler. She included some gentle covers of his songs which were beautifully considered and affectionately rendered. She performed on his own instruments, and chatted with his family and friends, many of whom were in tears recounting their memories. Well worth digging out if you have a spare hour to while away."
"Here's my 3.........."
Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground by Blind Willie Johnson - "This was chosen on Desert Island Discs this week.........."
"Hi RPMers.......hope all is well. Here are 3 songs from bands I have seen at the UEA, in those care-free, happy gig going days !!! "
"After including the title track from the Alasdair Fraser and Tony McManus album as one of my choices last week , the CD stayed in the laptop for a few more days. It caused me to reflect upon and pull out to play, some other folk favourites that have made a big musical impression upon me."
Gypsy Davy performed by Cordelia's Dad - "This song is from one of my top folk albums.....ever. Cordelia's Dad started life as a hardcore punk band playing trad songs. Comet was their first acoustic outing in 1995....and it is killer from beginning to end. As a musician, it's probably the album that single handedly influenced my change of guitar tuning from boring ol' standard to the fantastic droney modalness of DADGAD. You wanted to know that, didn't you?""
On The Edge by The Oyster Band - "...or Oysterband as my favourite folk roots rockers refer to themselves nowadays. Here's a track from their more acoustic tinged 1999 album, Here I Stand............still topical and relevant today.............we're still on the edge, looking over."