Week 46 -Fri 18 Nov
Welcome to the RPM Record Club Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 18th November 2022. Here's your alternative to loads of tedious footy matches....over to...
"My three for this week..."
Deep Blue Sea by Pete Seeger - "Never was a big fan of Pete Seeger but he did shake things up a bit with the weavers and I guess his heart was in the right place. I do like the song too."
"I’ve had celebrations for the BIG birthday and am feeling good.
"Hope everyone is keeping well."
"Here's my choices for this week. Very nice to see Jean back with us again treating us to some classic soul tracks. Best wishes to you all from soggy Norfolk."
The Masquerade Is Over by Timi Yuro - "Thanks to Alan for validating 'my' JLL piano in Sun studios as the genuine article. I also posed with the Shure 55 microphone (one of 5 types at Sun) reputedly used by Elvis and there were instruments belonging to Scotty Moore and Bill Black sprinkled around the main recording room (not allowed to pick 'em up though). I took plenty of photo's and a stranger kindly used my camera to take a picture of me with both the piano and the microphone. I'm a very big fan of Timi Yuro too Alan. I can remember buying an LP of hers on a ship's visit to (near) Glasgow in around 1964 and have subsequently bought others. I recall that she was quite badly treated by her father who resented her being in showbiz. I particularly liked her version of "The Masquerade Is Over" so here it is showing the cover of the album I bought back then.
I Don't Worry by Arthur 'Big Boy Crudup - "While on the Subject of Sun Records I thought I'd shine a light on The man who some say wrote and performed the first proper rock 'n' roll record complete with a couple of nice guitar breaks. He was Arthur 'Big Boy" Crudup and the song was "That's All Right". He never received the royalties that he was entitled to in spite of efforts much later to award him $60,000 but he died before the money materialised. Imagine that - a black musician being ripped off!
Tennessee Stud performed by Mike Auldridge - "My final track is taken from an album I pulled this week and it reprises one of my selections early on within our little adventure on Youtube sung by Eddy Arnold. The album in question comprises instrumental tracks played on a dobro - a single cone resonator guitar. "There Never Was a Hoss - Like the Tennessee Stud"..."
"Sticking with the compilations for another week, here's some late sixties blues from several of the UK's finest purveyors."
Albert Lee- 'Water on my fire' (from 'Immediate Blues' LP released late1980. Virgin Records)
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Paul Butterfield- 'All my life' (originally on John Mayall's .....'EP released April 1967. Decca label. This from 'The world of blues power' LP released 1969. Decca label)
John Mayall and Steve Anglo- 'Long Night' (from 'Raw Blues' LP, released mid 1967. Ace of Clubs label)
"Not too sure which was more sickening............ news clips of Hands, cock groveling for forgiveness and 'a little understanding' in some TV programme or other in the jungle or Hunt (beware mis-type alert..... oh no, that's his right name!) grovelling on Kuenssberg this morning in advance of taking an axe to just about everything except non-dom status, multinational company profits and second property owners. Still, at least the last two Prime Ministers have promised to honour the 'triple lock'. I'm sure they wouldn't break a twice made promise........... would they???
"First, a message to Alan this week: It wasn't you who wrote those letters to NME was it?
To start this week, the opening (and best I think) track from The Deslondes' "Ways and Means" album..."
"Best wishes to everybody."
"I found out this week that Robert Plant is the vice president of Wolves football club (no, I'm not a football follower like some RPMers, so this was news to me)...and as I come from Wolverhampton, thought it an excuse for my three songs this week."
"Hi RPMers, hope you are well. Here’s my 3 this week..."
"Apologies to those, this week, with short attention spans or adverse reactions to long psychedelic tracks......that's just how it's been this week.....but I do offer a pastoral intermission..."
Brainstorm by Hawkwind - "Nik Turner, sax, flute, vocalist and one of the founding members of Hawkwind died the day before putting together last weeks edition of the 7DS. He was 82. His distinctive playing and voice were an integral part of the band in the early days, and he wrote probably one of the bands most played live songs which first appeared on their 3rd LP, Doremi Fasol Latido...the first upon which Lemmy took over bass duties and thus completed the "classic lineup", in fact."
South Downs Jig performed by Steve Penn - "This modern morris tune, written by Jim Harding from Lewes, was played at the Tuesday tunes-only session at the Maltings pub in York this week, and it really caught my ear....now learnt on the tenor banjo. Sorted."
'Til Next Time...