Week 30 - Fri 23 Jul
Hey, keep that dial on 11!.....it's time for the RPM Record Club Seven Day Soundtrack, weekending Friday 23rd July 2021. Over to......
Mind Excursion by The Trade Winds (7" single released mid 1966. Kama Sutra label) -
I Wonder by The Crystals (7" single released April 1964. London American label) -
Love Hit Me by The Orchids (7" single released November 1963. Decca label) -
"Next week's selections may be groups mentioned in Sam Leach's excellent book 'The Rocking City' about the early Beatles and Merseybeat scene.......... possibly!!
"Some tracks from long, long ago (Uncommon times!) which still resonate through the years..........Once again, a theme that I may return to soon!"
The Way Young Lovers Do by Van Morrison -
"Hi RPMers, hope you're all keeping safe and well."
Willy Of Winsbury peformed by Pentangle - "This is from the album "One More Road", released in 1993 by a 'later' line-up of Pentangle (but still with Jacqui McShee and Bert Jansch in the ranks). Very mellow to begin with but I love the way the whole band kicks in around 3:50. A different version by the original line-up had previously been released on the Solomon's Seal LP in 1973, with the slightly different title of Willy O'Winsbury. There are loads of versions of this song, among them superb renditions by Sweeney's Men and Meg Baird. The song "Farewell, Farewell" by Fairport Convention on their album Liege and Lief is an adaptation featuring new lyrics by Richard Thompson."
Jazzz by Blackbeard - "Each month in Mojo magazine there is a feature called 'Buried Treasure' which plucks a long lost album from obscurity and gives it a full page review and reappraisal. Most albums featured are ones that I'm not familiar with and, almost certainly, ones that are not in my collection. But.... this month the LP in question (I Wah Dub by Blackbeard) was one that I own and it was interesting to read someone else's (retrospective) opinion. It's just a great example of early eighties British dub reggae."
Supposed To Be Free by Steamhammer - "Opening track from their excellent second LP, released in 1969."
Ever Changing Moods by the Style Council -
Riot Squad by Bad Brains - 'cos when it's been another week of 1 thing after another, shouty frenzied jumping around helps.
"Hi RPMers.........hope you are well. Here’re my 3 favs........"
"Best wishes everybody - we don't seem to have escaped the masks as yet but hopefully soon - I'm getting tired of my glasses fogging up when hunting some more music."
Needle In A Haystack by The Velvelettes - "Have been around charity shops again this week and turned this nice one up."
Tell Me What You Want by Jimmy Ruffin - "Same again - a nice find unexpectedly because of the shop location but 3 big boxes of 45's to choose from. May be more tomorrow as I'm off to a sale of donated vinyl somewhere in South Norfolk which name escapes me as I write."
Stockholm Blues by Tony Joe White - "And finally, a reminder to myself of seeing Tony Joe some years back - very glad I took the opportunity while I had the chance. He was backed by Ian Siegal who is also another very handy blues ace."
"10 years since Amy Winehouse joined the 27 Club so here’s my 3 from that club."
Alright Now by Free - "Swimming at Helmsley open air pool this week, there were not one, but two sets of twins...........one had a tattoo which just said FREE. Not sure to what it was referring, but obs. made me think off this song."
"Here're my three from the past week............"
Hotel Room by Smoke Fairies - "Smoke Fairies celebrated the 10th anniversary of the release of their Through Lowlight and Trees album last weekend with a streamed concert from the Italianate Glasshouse, Ramsgate, playing all the songs from it. Here's a rather good low-fi version of Hotel Room as nothing from the Glasshouse concert is available on Youtube."
Privet by Simon Armitage - "Not music but still a performance utilising language, Simon Armitage came to the Milton Rooms in Malton last Tuesday to read from his Magnetic Field book. This wasn't a dry poetry reading; Simon was engaging, humorous in that brilliant dry Yorkshire way and explained that he regarded his poetry as the same as having a conversation. Privet was a particular standout poem with added poignancy to the moment as it was the first time he had read the poem since the recent death of his father, who as his says in the film here, appears at the end of the poem like an actor in a silent movie."
Writing On The Wall by Iron Maiden - "How coincidental! I had a Maiden track last week and the lads this week release a new song as a precursor to a new album, released in September. Suitably epic, I'd say."
......'Til next time..........