You can’t have Easter without a bunny, and you can’t have earworms without music, so thank you very much for your contributions. Another eggclectic mix to get you hopping around; don’t be chicken! Please keep sending your worms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reverend Gary Davis – I am the Light of This World – Steenbeck: I can’t stop listening to this. I love everything about it, particularly the lines, “I’ve got fiery fingers, I’ve got fiery hands, and when I get to heaven I’m gonna be in that fiery band.”
BINTA – One Mistake Too Many – debbym : Our neighbour’s daughter, a couple of years older than TheBoyWonder, involved in a local hip-hop project. I prefer it when she sings gospel, but I thought, why not give the kids an international audience when you can?!
The Tempos – See You In September – daddypig: The American Graffiti soundtrack album has been a family car journey favourite for a few years now. This harmonious ode to teenage uncertainty seems to have a vacancy for a “cha-cha-cha” at the end, that we feel compelled to fill.
Tshala Muana – Tshikunda – Zaire – goneforeign: After some early success in the 70’s Tshala moved to Paris where she championed the Mutuashi rhythms and Tshiluba language which limited her popularity at home where the rumba and Lingala ruled. But her choice mattered little to International audiences, unschooled in Congo’s ethnic politics they embraced her music and sustained her popularity.
Sidi Bou Said – Twilight Eyes – beltway: A lovely track from a vastly underrated, very literate 90’s all girl indie pop trio Sidi Bou Said, ace pop, needs to be better known!
Dream Bitches – Maniacal Mechanic – Shoegazer: From the funky females of post-punk series.