Only five worms this week? That’s ‘cos mine is rather long, in honour of my 100th ‘Spill post.
As a reminder, an earworm is a tune that you can’t get out of your head, but it could also be something that you just want to share. Please send YOUR worms along to email@example.com: (.mp3 is the preferred format but I can convert .wma and .m4a files). Thank you!
Abigail Washburn – Bring Me My Queen – tincanman: Banjoist-singer-songwriter and sinophile Washburn lets Chinese folk wander among her American compositions. That’s a guzheng, she’s snuck in there. (I had tickets to see Washburn and hubby Bela Fleck in May but couldn’t go. 😦 )
Megson – Follow It On – tfd: such a sad, sad song and Deb Hanna’s beautiful voice (sobs) to boot. I’ve just acquired Megson’s new(ish) live album and this is on it; like it even better than the studio version.
Orchestra Baobab – Boulmamine – beltway: A great record from Senegalese legends Orchestra Baobab, one of their classic recordings from the early 80s where their sound is firmly rooted in West African pop but with just enough of a hint of their early fascination with Cuban rhythm. This is an earworm for dancing to!
Kaïsa – To Ndje – goneforeign: I have only two cuts by this lady who’s from Cameroon, both on compilations, the first, “O Si Keka” was well received as an earworm some time back, here’s the other.
Thomas Tallis – Peter Phillips & the Tallis Scholars – Spem in Alium – AliM: Or Spem in AliM? This beautiful motet was written in 1570, for 40 voices, starting with just one voice. Wikipedia gives the history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spem_in_alium, but Chris might be able to explain how/why it is so amazing.