It’s been a strange old start to the year. An odd mood has descended and I’ve found that my music listening, never prodigious compared to some on here, has all but collapsed to a narrow furrow comprising nothing but Cab Calloway, Brahms and an old Spotify compilation of stuff that you don’t hear about the place all that often these days.
I’ve decided to post the latter comp on here, partly because it may be of interest, comprising as it does music that I’m not sure I’ve heard echo previously through these hallowed halls, and partly in the pursuit of a sort of catharsis that will enable me to shake off the January blues and listen once again more freely.
The compilation is a mishmash with no real rhyme or reason to it. I’m not even sure it flows particularly well. And yet, it’s doing the trick right now. Some of these are gems.
Here it is, then, with a few notes on each track. Hopefully it might do something for someone.
1. Return of Crooklyn Dodgers – Crooklyn Dodgers
First encountered on the soundtrack of Spike Lee’s immortal “Clockers”, way back in the 90s, this record was a hardy » Continue Reading.