Your worm curator is stressed this week. All my preconceptions of dogs are true. They are disgusting creatures, they eat live snails and their own vomit (and WORSE). Euuwwgh. I am off to live in a tepee with my cat. Hope you enjoy these soothing tunes and please keep them coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sekou Diabate – Guitar Fo – goneforeign: Bembaya Jazz is/was Guinea’s leading band, it was founded in 1961, Sekou has been associated with the group all his life and in 1977 he performed this piece at the Lagos Fespac, the Pan African arts Festival.
The Chieftains – Tabhair Dom Do Lámh (Give Me Your Hand) – beltway: From their mid 70’s peak, it’s an elegant take on a modern Irish Folk Standard that could as easily be a pop song (The Wolfetones and Planxty pretty much made it one) – but this one just sets the hairs on the back of my neck standing up….
Shrimp Boat – Dollar Bill – chris7572: Sweet, wrecked and carefree: just how I like my wo….er, music. Shrimp Boat may only have packed a couple of musical ideas in each song but they were interesting ideas.
Al Wilson – Do What You Gotta Do – bishbosh: A Jimmy Webb song perhaps best known in the (fairly similar) Four Tops version, but I believe he originally wrote it for Al. And, much as I love Levi Stubbs, I think I prefer Al’s gentler, slightly less bombastic take.
Marc Almond- The London Boys – bethnoir: A cover of a very early Bowie song with a quote from Marc Bolan at the beginning, I think this version highlights the vulnerability in the track.
Satchel – Whose Side Are You On? – DsD: I’ve been finding myself in need of some late-night soothing music again recently. Something to do with my kids’ summer holiday fractiousness, I reckon. This song scores twice: once for the calming feel of the music, and once for giving me a lyrical mantra (the “wormy” chorus line) to repeat when trying to arbitrate in sororal disputes.