Week 43 - Fri 22 Oct
Welcome back everyone, to the RPM Record Club Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 22nd October 2021. Without further ado, let's get going! Over to....
"Here are my 3 for the week. Best wishes to everybody."
Mother Nature's Son by Harry Nilsson - "Harry and the Beatles were a mutual admiration society and this is a fine rendition of this Lennon/McCartney penned song."
Your Own Sweet Way by The Notting Hillbillies - "I got to see them when they toured and swung by the UEA, The laconic Mr Knopfler sidled onto the stage and announced "Here it is" before launching into their (very good) set."
Night Train by James Brown - "This is on a favourite album of mine which comprises songs by various artists themed on the geography of the USA."
"Here's my 3"
Yesterday’s Rebel by The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats -
"Hi RPMers, hope you did not get too wet this week !!! Here’s my 3."
"Hi RPMers, I hope you've all been jabbed and boosted and are keeping safe and well.
Things May Come And Things May Go But The Art School Dance Goes On Forever by Pete Brown & Piblokto! - "From the LP of the same name."
Gungamai by Quintessence - "From their debut LP 'In Blissful Company'."
Out-Bloody-Rageous by Soft Machine - "From their third LP called err..... 'Third'."
"As the weather has been very changeable this last week I have picked some favourite records from decades ago that reflect different aspects of our climate. Take care of yourselves everyone. Cheers"
"This week I'm starting with a song from a new album that I'm due to receive next week. I think it's as moving- especially with its' accompanying video- as Johnny Cash's recording of "Hurt." Then I'll follow with numbers from my two latest acquisitions. Good health and best wishes to all RPMers, "
After the Rain by Comsat Angels - (from 'Fiction' album, released August 1982. Polydor label)
Mad Eyed Screamer by The Creatures -(from 'Wild Thing' double pack 7" single, released September 1981. Polydor label)
"Probably back to the sixties next week✌........... in the meantime, stay safe (infections up to 50,000 per day at time of compiling SDS/43 with the biggest increase apparently, 20%, amongst 65+ year olds awaiting booster shots!!!)."
"This artist has been a favourite of mine for a good few years now, and is from Fair isle, just a few sea miles from where I am writing, which we glimpsed through the sea mist, from the top of a hill by Sumburgh lighthouse…"
Cycle by Inge Thompson -
"I think that I had this tune in a slightly different version last year. Though things have changed! Yesterday we were at Eshaness, the village where the late, fiddler, Tom Anderson resided. He wrote this tune whilst in mourning for his wife and for the life he had known. At a time of severe depopulation, when there was little paid work on the island, with the fishing industry in decline, and before the oil boom, which was yet to come, looking out from his home he no longer saw lights in the windows of the crofts which lined the hillsides. Although the fishing industry has all but failed, the last thirty years have seen a renaissance in industry, and, strangely, due to unforeseen circumstances, in just the last two years, since the advent of COVID, there has been a huge regeneration in the population, as city folk, from the mainland, have come to Shetland seeking somewhere to ‘homework’ from. House prices are rocketing! I hope he would approve. ( Slockit - Extinguished)"
"And, something that we will be doing on Thursday evening..."
"Here's my three; a bit more acoustic this time than in previous weeks..."
La Isla de Paraguay by Richard Durrant - "Richard Durrant is my B+B cleaning music at the moment and this track really caught my ear this week whilst polishing the shower room taps....."
Paddy Taylor's / McFadden's Handsome Daughter / The Narrowback / Frank's Reel / Ester's Reel performed by Solas - "It was good to catch up with Seamus Egan's banjo playing last week via one of Jayne's choices. He's also just as good on the low whistle, btw. It got me playing the first two Solas albums, Solas (1996) and Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers (1997) on Monday, Egan being one of the founder members along with guitar maestro John Doyle, fiddler Winnie Horan and "box" player John Williams. The fine singer Karen Casey completed that original (and best in my view) line up...however, here's a set of instrumental tunes showcasing individual member's talents, finishing with an ensemble finale. Sheer folking class."
'Til Next Time...