A little tenderness; a little funkiness; a little frollicking and some passive-aggressive behaviour – it must be Valentine’s week! Hope you all have a happy Valentine’s day on Friday, and for those who don’t subscribe I’ll see you in the King’s Head at Friday lunch time – mine’s a pint. Thanks to all and please send LOTS more worms to email@example.com.
The Miserable Rich – Boat Song – BethNoir: The first is by a Brighton chamber pop quintet who I’ve only just noticed, written for the vocalist’s mother who was worried about getting older, it’s quite lullaby-like, I think.
Kiila – Viisi Hirvasta – Fuel: Kiila’s Viisi Hirvasta (Five elk) is freak folk music from Finland. Standing tall and proud at the edge of a forest before frollicking away and disappearing from view.
Kim Churchill – Coded In Concrete – severin: I saw this Australian guy last year supporting Billy Bragg. Just him and a guitar but what a sound. Absolutely blew the crowd away. I chose another faster track of his called “Season’s Grind” as my Festive Spill number one track of the year. This is by way of contrast but still earwormy imho.
Bush Tetras – Can’t Be Funky -Shoegazer: Cleaning up my tune archives (3 months so far, & I’ve gotten through A-C). Anyway, saved a few tunes that may be worm worthy for some. Will try to save a few more as the epic quest through the alphabet continues, but don’t hold your breath. Here’s 1 from the funky females of post punk series…
Etta James – I Just Wanna Make Love To You – AliM: You can keep the washing and the baking but the love-making sounds cool.
Louis and Ella – Cheek to Cheek – goneforeign: Louis and Ella recorded this in 1956 for the Verve label. Verve was founded by jazz impresario Norman Granz who was also Ella’s manager. They are backed by the Oscar Peterson quartet, Oscar on piano, Ray Brown [Ella’s husband] on bass, Herb Ellis guitar. and Buddy Rich on drums and Louis quietly plays his horn behind Ella. This was probably the album that introduced me to Ella and made me a lifelong fan.