Week 19 - Fri 7 May
Welcome to the RPM Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 7th May. What red hot sounds are awaiting to warm us up during an unseasonably chilly early May....? Over to.....
"My 3 this week."
"Hi RPMers, hope you're all safe and well. Here are my three for this week."
"I'd like to dedicate my 3 tracks this week to Jean and wish her a speedy recovery from her horrible fall and hope that she enjoys the ones I've picked . I hope that the bruises have faded, Jean. Best wishes to all RPMers - we're off for a few days in NE Norfolk next week but I should still be able to contribute from afar wifi permitting. "
"A mixed bag this week, all featuring female vocalists and, in two instances, there's a definite sixties vibe despite the tracks being recorded in the eighties. First up, a band responsible for one of the most fun packed nights we had at Retford's tiny Porterhouse club, at that time an essential part of the gig circuit for bands starting out on the greasy pole of success or, in some cases, sliding down towards eventual oblivion....."
"Jesus, Mary, and Joseph and the wee donkey! I've reached 1976 already! First choice this week is......"
"Greetings RPM faithful. In a week full of music I’ve selected tracks via a memory, an interview on Radio 5 and a chance encounter on Radio 6."
Hi RPMers, enjoyed your picks last week.....a stellar one I would say . Here’s my 3 favs............"
"Hope everyone's ok. I’m gradually recovering and my shiner has nearly gone. So a livelier pick this week. I’ve gone for a classic album - Bridge over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. Best wishes to everyone and look after yourselves. "
"My 3 taken from albums played this week............"
Juvenescence by Yasmin Williams - "Thanks Jayne for bringing Yasmin Williams to our attention last week. What a breath of contemporary acoustic guitar fresh air! I've been playing both her Unwind and Urban Driftwood albums all week and this tune just stuck in my head. Musical magic."
The Great Valerio by Richard and Linda Thompson - "Following on from last weeks song from Richard Thompson's debut LP, his second release was as a duo with his then wife Linda.....and what a cracker of an album it is. Tony coincidentally chose the title track, I Want to See The Bright Lights Tonight, last week. But after finishing Richard's memoir Beeswing: Fairport, Folk Rock and finding my voice, it made me wonder which early song I'd consider the one where he truly did find his own voice as a song writer. The Great Valerio is the song I narrowed it down to. All other songs across Henry the Human Fly and Bright Lights I would describe as either Folk Rock, Fairport Folk Rock, Country Rock or Trad English / Scottish but rocked up a bit. Great Valerio, the Bright Lights album closer, does not make me think of any musical style other than what we would now consider Richard Thompson's own. More RT next week............"
"Til next time....and remember, Rock 'n' Roll will never let you down........"