Nearly out of November – what’s the best single thing you’ve hear all month ? For me it is this cracker from Frazey Ford – Done – soulful and powerful
It is the first Friday of a new month, so once again I ask – what have you been listening to / reading / watching , and is there anything else you would like to share?
What’s the best thing you’ve heard all month? this is my pick – Parliament, BONKERS, HIGH AS KITES!
We are within hailing distance of the first Friday of a new month, so once again I ask – what have you been listening to / reading / watching , and is there anything else you would like to share ?
There were some interesting choices last time – this month the standout for me was Nicke Royale’s crew of rockers covering Wilson Pickett.
What’s the best thing you heard this month?
Interesting article from the good people at Trunkworthy on the great lost soul voice of David Ruffin, who sang on some of the Temptations’ finest – including My Girl and Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – before he was kicked out the band.
He recorded an album for Motown that wasn’t released at the time – but I will be hunting down the collection.
More videos and full story in the linked article – http://www.trunkworthy.com/soul-set-free-the-lost-legacy-of-david-ruffin/
Jerry Lee Lewis is the last king of rock and roll still standing, and tonight’s show was a celebration of his life and career.
The show opened with a young Swiss pianist, Ladyva, who played some sparkling boogie woogie piano to a warm response. Next, Peter Asher and Albert Lee paid tribute to the Everly Brothers.
Then guitarist JamesBurton (who led Elvis Presley’s band from 69 to the end), joined Albert Lee to play a selection of rock and roll standards including Hello Mary Lou and Suzie Q.
Jerry Lee’s sister Linda Gail Lewis and niece Annie Marie Lewis are carrying on the family tradition, rocking and rolling through a set including a great Let’s Talk About Us and a barn-storming Old Black Joe. .
The Killer himself was introduced by a short video where many of his friends paid tribute to him, amongst them Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins.
It is nearly 60 years since he recorded Crazy Arms at Sun Studios in Memphis, and he is still blurring the line between rock and roll and country music. He looks frail now, and he sang more than he played. The Memphis Beats, led by the great guitarist » Continue Reading.
It is (in Australasia at least) the first Friday of the new month, so the time-honoured question rolls round again – what have you been listening to / reading / watching – and otherwise enjoying ? And is there anything else you would like to share?
(This is an open invitation to one and all, it is lovely to see the regular contributors pop in to this virtual pub, and it is always interesting to hear from new visitors)
excellent piece from the WSJ on how Becker and Fagen created the song – great stuff throughout, including – “We told him we wanted the horns to have a tight, romantic “Duke Ellington cloud” feel.”
I thought it might be worth running this again – we got some cracking entries last time.
This is Ray Charles singing a Frankie Miller song, I Can’t Change It
The Primevals are bringing our venerable psychedelic jock and roll to Middlesbrough on 2nd October and Gateshead on 3rd October. If any of the Massive are in the area, it would be great to see you there.
It is the first Friday of the new month – the sun is shining, today, leading me to hope that we may escape the permanent November that summer may be approaching at last.
So – what have you been listening to / reading / watching – and otherwise enjoying ?
I liked this when it was released earlier this year. I haven’t been enraptured by what I have heard of Michael Buble’s other work, but this is just soulful joy. It was on the radio again last night and I really enjoyed hearing it – Van Morrison with Michael Buble, Real Real Gone.
What’s the best thing you’ve heard all month?
it is a new month! the sun is shining (at the moment). please share – what have you been listening to / reading / watching / and otherwise enjoying ?
(Photo – if attached – is Chris Bailey playing my guitar, which I failed to load to last month’s update)
9pm – OTIS!!
*BBC4 KLAXON” – OTIS!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b020tphg
It is the first Friday of a new month. Please accept my apologies for the delay in asking you all – what have you been listening to / reading / watching ? and is there anything else you would like to share?
It is the first Friday of a new month – wassup? What have you been enjoying listening to / reading / watching – and are there any other burning issues you would like to share with us?
It is the first Friday of a new month – so once again I ask – what have you all been listening to / reading / watching ?
And is there anything else you’d like to share?
The 100 best albums of the 70s.
Hello! It is the first Friday of a new month, so please tell us what have you been reading / watching / listening to … and is there anything else you would like to share ?
Miles Davis – his entire discography visualised. http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/browse-miles-davis-entire-discography-in-a-stylish-interactive-visualization.html
The Primevals are playing on Saturday 28 Feb at Broadcast in Glasgow, supported by our friends Filth Spector.
Psychedelic Garage Rock & Roll? Clyde Delta Blues? It’s our din, and we make it chust how we like it.
Hope to see some of you there
Ww sound like this – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe90vjQFbJ0