Something of a menagerie this week with dinosaurs and tigers running amok. Hope you find something to get your teeth into – meanwhile, please keep sending those spare worms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Dinosaur L – Go Bang! – Albahooky: Here’s one from the late, great Arthur Russell which encapsulates all that is good in dance music, and here in its original form with that subversive aesthetic of early 80’s New York.
Todd Terje – Delorean Dynamite – CaroleBristol: I keep hearing this on 6Music all the time. It has a lot of echoes of other things, like Bowie’s ‘V2 Schneider’, for example, but it manages to be it’s own thing at the same time. I find it almost insanely catchy. Those motorik rhythms are great.
C2C – Down the Road – debbym: This was a huge hit here last summer and was straight back in my head the moment the Spring sunshine broke through. I don’t normally go for electronica/sampling etc, but I saw these guys on French TV when they were world champion DJ team and they do a good show.
Emmy the Great – Dinosaur Sex – Shoegazer: How did I forget this when we did RRSA Lizards?
Young Tiger – Calypso Be – severin: Young Tiger (George Browne to his friends) liked jazz but wasn’t convinced by bebop. Fortunately he had a very entertaining way of saying so.
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra – Black and Blue – goneforeign: Many people think of Louis based only on the pop records of his later life. As a young man he was the guiding force in jazz, he almost invented it. Here’s a piece from July 1929 where he plays and sings about the black condition in America, it’s from a Harlem production ‘Hot Chocolates’, it’s Black and Blue recorded for the OKeh label.