As you can see, I’ve left my hat on ready for this week’s wormfest. Saw an excellent band at the weekend – Leeds City Stompers – blues covers done with aplomb and enthusiasm. Check them out: http://www.leedscitystompers.com/. Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy a mellow selection for the start of your week. Thanks to all, and please keep the worms coming to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leo Welch – Praise His Name – tincanman: This could perhaps do with a little more energy, but it ain’t too shabby for a debut album. From an 81-yr-old mule driver in Mississippi. Sabougla Voices (2013).
Joe Bonamassa – Baby You Gotta Change Your Mind – AliM: An A-typical and very catchy cover from Mr B., the original being by Blind Boy Fuller, who died in 1941.
Caribou – Your Love Will Set You Free – Fuel: Caribou is Dan Snaith, a Canadian composer and musician. I’ve got this on repeat. (Ed.)
Love & Special Sauce – Relax – DsD: A floaty little thing this. Paradoxically, somehow earwormy enough to burrow in, whilst simultaneously being slippery enough to not have a handle to get hold of. It’s had me mindlessly and tunelessly going “waaah-wah-waaaah-wahwah” along to it.
Indila – Dernier Danse – DebbyM: Summer has arrived with a vengeance, reminding me of this French pop song which was an enormous hit a year or two ago (sorry, my time memory has gone haywire). I hope I haven’t sent this in before!
Randy Newman – You Can Keep Your Hat On – goneforeign: This is one of my favourite earworms, I have several versions, this is the original from Randy Newman, who wrote it.