I think this week’s selection is pretty much unclassifiable, but no less enjoyable for that. Severin’s choice inspired the picture, I was almost stumped. Anyway, thanks to everyone who has topped up the Worm Bank, it’s looking a bit healthier now. Of course, there’s always room for more so if you have any spare, please send them along to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bela Fleck & Oumou Sangare – Djorolen – goneforeign: This stunning performance of “Djorolen” by the great Oumou Sangare is a fragment from a DVD, from Bela Fleck’s documentary “Throw Down Your Heart”. Bela Fleck toured Africa performing and recording there with many African musicians.
Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band – Ark-La-Tex – Albahhooky: Here’s one that could have been in the TotY from Wayne Shorter’s drummer with his own Fellowship Band off of the brilliant LP ‘Landmarks’ released in 2014. It speaks for itself. Have a happy (& musical) New Year!
David Sylvian – Let The Happiness In – bethnoir: I believe that Mr Sylvian has the voice of an angel and this song lifts me up.
Angels and Airwaves – The Adventure – LeaveitAllbehind: When Blink-182 had their differences and went on an indefinite hiatus, only later to reform, Tom DeLonge (guitar and co-vocalist) formed A&A. Less ‘punky, snot-nosed American teen than Blink, A&A have now released five albums; this is from their debut We Don’t Need To Whisper.
Cat Stevens – School is Out – deanofromoz: I have been second hand CD shop bargain bin diving again, and found a compilation of early Cat Stevens recordings. This was a new song to me. I love the optimism the song expresses. Some would say the foolishness of youth I guess, but nothing wrong with a bit of confidence.
Jack the Lad – Home Sweet Home – severin: Early to mid seventies folk/rock outfit formed by three ex members of Lindisfarne. This single from their second album The Old Straight Track was seldom off my turntable for the best part of a year. More music hall than folk and definitely not typical of their sound but (to my ears) irresistible. “Window cleaner wash away my pain”. Yes indeed.
(Picture courtesy of http://www.123rf.com)