Week 47 - Fri 19 Nov
Welcome to the RPM Record Club Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 19th November 2021, an ideal accompaniment to breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea or just a brew or a few jars. So, assemble the appropriate comestibles and get listening........over to....
"I was at Zumba this week, so I think a few of the tunes are appropriate this time."
"What I have been listening to other than friends and acquaintances performing.....
There has been a lot of music playing in the house this week, some great new releases, and old favourites. These selections are a glimpse into one gloomy weekday afternoon. They had the desired effect of brightening my life for a while."
Superstar by Sonic Youth - "Unexpectedly, I really enjoyed listening to this. It is part of the soundtrack of the very adult themed film 'Juno' which was the favourite movie of our niece Ana Lotta, who then watched the 'VHS Video Tape', and played the music endlessly as a preteen. (I admit that I enjoyed the entire soundtrack, and not just for nostalgia sake!)"
"... and also reminded me of..."
Comme À La Radio by Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem avec Art Ensemble Of Chicago –
"The next Jewel session in Fakenham is on the 16th of December and will feature Birdsong... (Kevin & Brigette Savage). I imagine a few Carols will be played too. It would be nice to see any of you there..."
"I was tidying up my chaotic looking music room this week and putting a number of album/singles in cases and decided to spin a couple of compilations so I could do it to music. here's a selection taken from them both which I enjoyed. Best wishes to all you RPMers."
Hello Hello by Sopwith Camel - "From a Buddah compilation called Leaders of the Pack. This short-lived US band had a minor hit with this in the mid-60's. For some reason it kicks off with a bar or 3 of "Trambone" which was done by Chet Atkins and Duane Eddy. I referenced this album in my top 5 acquisitions of 2019."
Boom Boom by Blues By Five - "I have this track on an Decca/EMI double album compilation called "Made In Britain" - a compilation of early UK released tracks in the R'N'B idiom. This was the only release by this band with a song written by Andrew Loog Oldham on the 'B' side. I've never seen a copy of the original Decca disc on my travels but understand that it's worth a few bob so I'll keep an eye out I think."
Baby What You Want Me To Do by Jimmy Reed - "This song is referenced on the same EMI compilation recorded by a band called The Cruisers - a band formed in the early 60's and not a bad version but I've decided to offer the original version by Jimmy Reed which notably does not include the title of the song anywhere in the lyrics - he sings "Baby Why'd ya wanna let go"."
"Hope you're all well. I'm on the road again in Terry T4, house hunting & exploring in Cornwall. Longer, darker nights are a great opportunity to listen to lots of cracking music - thanks for all your choices.
Living Darfur by Mattafix -
Put Your Records On by Corinne Bailey Rae -
Fire, Guide Me Home by Benjamin Haydock -
"Bonus Track - Pretty please, Tim!" (...oh, alright, Tim)
"Hi RPMers, what a great variety of tunes and songs we had last week (plus a poem).... and I'm devastated that Jack White doesn't trust me!
Fairies Wear Boots by Black Sabbath -
Jah Bless Africa by Misty In Roots -
Rose Darling by Steely Dan -
"Hi fellow music lovers hope you all are well . Here’s my picks this week."
"As promised, three more 'hens teeth' this week. Something completely different next week, to quote Mr Python, not vinyl or those shiny silver thingies, instead a veritable Beatle-fest of scarce/rare videos of the band I've found on Yootoob this week."
She's Got the Time by The Afex - (7" single released September 1967. King Records. This from 'She's got the time' EP released 2012. Acid Jazz label)
Need Your Lovin' by The Muleskinners- ' (7" single released early 1965. Fontana label. This alternate version from 'Knockout R&B with.... released 2010. Acid Jazz label)
Don't Want That by The Betterdays - (7" single released late 1965. Polydor label. This from 'Howl of the streets' EP released 1991. NTB label)
"And, not for one moment thinking that Tim was referring to my occasional lukewarm attitude towards Led Zep's many monumental achievements🙄........... here's part of the introduction to a review of the recent 'Yardbirds '68' album from Salon Magazines Colin Fleming which coincides entirely with my thoughts on Zep:
"...as for Jack White!!! (and I love the White Stripes!!) ...White himself confesses, "Sometimes I think I'm a simple guy, but I think the reality is I'm really complicated, as simple as I wish I was!"
"Here's my post COP26 Led free 3......no idea what Alan was talking about, btw 😎."
Shepherds Hey performed by Sam Sweeney - "This is true folk music evolution....Sam Sweeney really gets inside this trad morris dance tune and turns it from a thing of rumbustious boisterousness into a thing of subliminal calm. To my mind, Sam's doing the same for English music as Martin Hayes did for Irish music in the early 90s. Performing in York tonight (Fri 19th) at the Centre for Early English Music...we have tickets."
Pyramydion by Ozric Tentacles - "Just picking out random Ozric albums with the run up to their appearance in York at the start of December....well, to be more precise, It's Ozric Tentacles Electronic which is Ed Wynn and son Silas performing as a duo....it's still gonna being epicly cosmic, though."
...'Til Next Time.