Feeling a bit fruity this week? Or maybe just nuts? Well, this little selection might help you decide, one way or the other. Many thanks to all our generous contributors; please continue to send your wonderful worms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Crystal Method v The Doors – Roadhouse Blues Remix – Shoegazer: A welcome flash from the Shoey archives, this is another from the ‘unexpected covers’ series.
Desperate Journalist- Organ – Bethnoir: Desperate Journalist are from North London, they’re a bit post-punk, a bit goth so no surprise that I enjoy their female vocals with noisy backing sound, this is their single from Nov 2013.
The Clint Boon Experience – Do What You Do (Earworm Song) – glassarfemptee: I came across this in my iTunes today – the only song I know that actually calls itself an earworm. Not convinced myself, but have a listen and see what you think…
Francis Bebey – New Track – Albahooky: Here’s a tune from the late Cameroonian artist of whom I know very little about, but seems to have a firm grip on what was wanted & required: “Bananas, more freedom and dance on the new track”. No change there then.
Lloyd Price – Coconut Woman – beltway: This is one of the greatest and catchiest pop records ever made, a perfect bit of Calypso – once heard never forgotten and you will be singing it for a month.
Ayamafele – Kandia Kouyate – goneforeign: From her album Kita Kan which in her native Maninka language means “the voice of Kita”, a historic town in western Mali. Kandia Kouyate is one of the foremost voices of Mali. Basing herself on the tradition of the “griot”, she has created her own style, she is a “jelimuso”, a female griot. She’s a ‘praise singer’ and in the early ’80’s, to show his appreciation, Babani Sissoko, a very wealthy Malian, gave her a Lear Jet, a Nissan car and about $35,000; she’s one of the wealthiest women in Africa.