I couldn’t find any fluffy bunnies for DsD, so I hope this week’s photo doesn’t give anyone nightmares. A lively and diverse selection for you today; many thanks to all contributors. Hate to say it, but Christmas is coming … don’t forget to send some seasonal worms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dick Dale – Hava Nagila – Beltway: Surf guitar legend Dick Dale takes the ever popular Jewish folk melody and turns it into a thrashy stomper that is a proper treat to listen to or play along with …
Diblo Dibala – Amour et Souvenir – goneforeign: Often known simply as Diblo, he’s a Congolese soukous musician, known as “Machine Gun” for his speed and skill on the guitar. He was born in Zaire in 1954 and at age 15 won a talent competition which led to him playing guitar in Franco’s TPOK band. He went on to play in every major Soukous band in Zaire and also formed his own group, Loketo. I love this style of playing, very stylised and traditional, very Cuban also.
Christian Scott – The Eraser – Nilpferd: Scott reworks the plaintive and desperate ballad from Thom Yorke’s solo debut, introducing a note of urbane rhythmic urgency and smoothing out the rough edges with his muted trumpet.
Prince Fatty – Shimmy Shimmy Ya – Shoegazer: Like buses these earworms – Prince Fatty & Horseman at a Brooklyn Dancehall with the late ‘Ol Dirty Bastard.
Chili Mac – Preston Love & Shuggie Otis -Fintan: stirring up a big ol’ pot of comfort food.
Zap Pow – River-River Stone – Albahooky: Here’s one from ’77 from the reggae band Zap Pow under the majestic guidance of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry at the Black Ark giving it that dense, swirling ethereal sound – mesmerising.