Welcome this week to a very mellow mix. Before you listen, check out Blimpy’s comments on the End of the Week Quiz, which might affect the future of The ‘Spill. Comment if you can spare a moment while you listen to this. In the meantime keep the earworms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org, we need some more!
Linnea Olsson – All 4 U – shoey: Cello Chick series? (probably not).
Carlo Domeniconi (played by John Williams) – Koyunbaba pt 4 – ghe: This wonderful guitar piece was composed by Carlo Domeniconi. He lived in Turkey for ten years and has a Turkish wife. He now lives in Turkey’s second city, Berlin. This is the last part of a suite he composed named after a lovely seaside village near Bodrum, which has a very exotic feel to it, to my ears. Played here by the great John Williams, who turns 75 this year. Enjoy.
Civil Wars – Dust To Dust – tincanman: Such a pretty but biting song. There is a priceless juxtaposition of harmony and biting personal discord between Joy Williams and John Paul White; they’re not really wishing each other well.
Regina Carter – I’m Going Home – goneforeign: tfd’s recent Regina Spektor post coincided with my wife’s coming home from work one day all excited about something she’d been listening to on the car radio, it turned out to be RC”s latest album, Southern Comfort. ‘Do we have that?’ she asked excitedly, ‘Not that one but we have some’, That wasn’t good enough, she was promptly online and within a couple of days we had it. I’m not a huge fan of her singing but I love her instrumental work, here’s my current favorite; ‘I’m going Home’.
Jennifer Warnes – Famous Blue Raincoat – abahachi: I remember, many years ago, being told that this song was the definitive proof that Leonard Cohen was a brilliant song-writer even if he couldn’t sing, but I never got round to listening to it until now. Before I get ostracised completely, I should stress that I love Cohen’s performance – but that doesn’t stop this being wonderful as well.
Kate Rusby – Canaan’s Land – AliM: Wistful, optimistic, delicate and damn catchy. Warning: you will be singing it for days.