Week 32 - Fri 12 Aug
Welcome to the RPM Record Club Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 12th August 2022... and I reckon it's too hot to do anything else other than to recline with a cooling beverage of choice and listen to this week's edition...which may take a bit of extra time this week as we have film and newspaper articles included for your delectation. Over to...
"A tribute this week to songwriter Lamont Dozier who died last Monday..."
"Black armbands all round in Oz this week......... RIP to Judith Durham (the voice of an angel) and Olivia Newton John."
I was reading this article in the Guardian. ‘Better late than never’: how Brian Eno and David Byrne finally laid a musical ghost to rest
"It also set me thinking about my relationship with world music. (Funny old term as depending on where you are recording at any given time, everywhere else the music is foreign! But it will have to do.) But really world music has been all around me all my life… Does Francoise Hardy count as world music? How parochial do we have to be? Jimmy Shand?"
"I was in the basement in Dobells record shop some time in the early 80s (Not an unusual occurrence at that time, me being an acoustic blues fan) when somebody brought in a box of albums that they had bought in Paris. Piers, the long haired guy behind the counter (I wonder why I found that name so memorable) slapped the first album on the deck and I baggsied and bought it after just a second or two… It hadn’t even been priced up! This is that track that I heard. Ali Farka Toure. It altered my terms of musical reference."
"Hi Everyone. Hope you're keeping cool, safe and happy! Here are three tracks from albums I've listened to in the past week."
The Sky Children By Kaleidoscope -
Looking For A Fox by Clarence Carter -
Xamenh Evtexia & Fiz'n by 3 Mustaphas 3 -
The Wild Rover performed by Lankum - "I saw Lankum in Leeds in 2019.They opened with this song. The studio recording doesn't capture the intensity of hearing the song live but is great nethertheless. Live, It was one of the most powerful pieces of live music I have ever experienced, starting with a loud and persistent drone."
"Supporting Lankum on acoustic guitar and penny whistle was John Francis Flynn. I saw him on Tuesday in Sunderland with his trio - acoustic guitar and penny whistle, clarinet, drums and electronics. Great, innovative folk/jazz/noise. The two support acts are my other picks this week, both excellent."
Find Her in the Grass by Iona Zajac -
"Hi RPMers, hope you all survived this hot week !!! Here’s my 3 for this week..."
"Here's this weeks three from me..."
Roll of the Dice by Bruce Springsteen - "Well, Bruce is still the music I'm driving to at the moment, the Human Touch album playing as I went to the local folky sing around last Sunday. I'd forgotten how good an album this is, so you may be getting a few more from this one in the next few weeks."
Statesboro Blues by Blind Willie McTell - "Just started reading Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes; In Search of Blind Willie McTell by Michael Gray, and playing the Complete Early Years compilation as an accompaniment. Thanks to the Allman Brothers, here's his most famous song."
'Til Next Time...