Week 5 - Fri 29 Jan
Once again, it's time for the musical exposé that is the RPM Record Club's Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 29th January. Laying their turntables bare, it's over to..............
"Hiya.........Hope you're all well. Loving the music each week & the solace of the RPM community, albeit distant. Solitary lockdown feels like groundhog day at times.
"Hi ya all.....hope you are all keeping well . Here’s my 3 of the week."
"Hi Everyone. Every Saturday I look forward to your excellent selections and comments; they are a real tonic. Keep 'em comin'! Here are my three for this week."
Nattesne by øjeRum -
"Here's three Motown tracks....."
Walk Away Renee by The Four Tops -
Destination Anywhere performed by the Marvelettes -
"Good wishes to RMP collaborators. We’ve all got over 80 minutes daily extra light since the solstice so that’s a good thing isn’t it? And some woodland and garden birds have started to sing too. My three tracks this week aren’t particularly relevant to those observations but somehow seemed appropriate."
Finishing with a Burns Night Special....over to......
"Here's 3 for Burns Night."
"Here's my Burns Night tunes."
"A change of plan this week, caused by listening to the Byrds conjoined with the fact it was Burns Night last Monday. Here's some suitable tunes. Part 3 of my folk faves next week....."
Skye Boat Song performed by Richard Durrant - "This is found on Richard's Stringhenge album, beautifully played on tenor guitar which, I think, breathes a freshness back into a tune which has almost become a Scottish cliché."
Wild Mountain Thyme performed by The Byrds - "I was giving Fifth Dimension, my fave Byrds album an airing on Monday, and this is the second track......which got me thinking about the Burns Night theme. Why was an American psych band playing a Scottish folk song, anyway........or was that the trippy point of it?......I was not quite 2 at the time, so have no idea!"
Battle Set (Battle of the Somme / The Bugle Horn / Atholl Highlanders) - "The tune Atholl Highlanders came to mind to round things off; it was one of the first tunes I learnt to play on mandolin, possibly from hearing it played by Dave Swarbrick of Fairport Convention. But to go with the Scottish theme, here's the mighty Wolfstone playing it preceded by two other tunes. They were a great band blending Scottish folk with original writing and heavy rock. Jackie, I and our friend (another) Tim who played with me in the band Folklaw, went to see them at the long-gone Boat Race pub venue in Cambridge, possibly around about 1994.......and it was brilliant...........and also complete with the bagpipes."