Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Phil Ochs - The Crucifixion

 


It never ceases to amaze me how little known Phil Ochs is but it does give me a great excuse to keep posting up tracks from the great man. This one's a complete and utter epic too. 

Monday, November 23, 2020

The Blue Nile - Happiness


Have you found peace at last? Somehow I doubt it at the moment but in the meantime wrap your ears around The Blue Nile's Happiness and just pretend. 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Wizzard - Angel Fingers


I've caught this tune on TV a couple of times recently and it's really grown on me. Wizzard may be more well known for a certain festive ditty but I reckon this is every bit as good, especially as Roy and co seem to have thrown everything including the kitchen sink into it. Legend has it that the band spent more time in the studio recording this track than Paul McCartney spent recording the whole of Band On The Run. Genius. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Darrow Fletcher - (Love Is) My Secret Weapon


Who knows why some artists make it and some don't or why some records never see the light of day when they're quite clearly gems. This cut from 1976 festered away for years before finally getting a release in 2012. If you're interested in finding out a little more about Darrow there's a great interview right here

Monday, November 16, 2020

Matt Philip Hale - Sanguine Rooster


Is there a better way to start the new week than a new vid from Mr Matt Philip Hale, now with added mother in law? No...I don't think there is. Enjoy! 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Eric Burdon & War - Spill The Wine


I'm more a wine drinker than spiller but this live version of War's Spill The Wine is beaujolais (see what I did there?) good isn't it eh? 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On) - Lou Donaldson


If you've not seen it yet I can highly recommend the Blue Note doc that was on BBC 4 the other week. Damn that's one cool record label, set up and run by people who cared more about the music than the moolah (granted that's perhaps not the best way to run a business but where's the fun in being sensible eh?).