Dark days, dark days my friends. We need something to dispel the gloom – I hope these worms do the trick. The wormbank is a bit low at the moment so I’ve supplemented today’s picks with a Soundcloud link to some of the new music promos we’ve received – it’s a mixed selection, so I hope you find something to enjoy. More worms welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org, and please start thinking about Christmas or winter worms for the 21st December slot. Thanks everyone.
Alice Coltrane, with Pharaoh Sanders – Journey in Satchidananda – goneforeign: Alice was John’s wife, a musician in her own right. She played piano and harp. The piece’s inspiration comes from her spiritual preceptor, Swami Satchidananda. Pharaoh Sanders plays the soprano saxophone. I bought it when it was first released in 1970 and have enjoyed it ever since.
Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr & Andy Cutting – Plains of Waterloo – tincanman: A touching and sensitive virtuoso version of this traditional folk song about a soldier in the Battle of Waterloo (Belgium) and the girl he left behind. Timely, too – 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the decisive end to Napoleon’s hold over Europe.
Deep Dark Woods – Make Me A Pallet on your Floor – Ravi Raman: Make a pallet on the floor: I don’t know when I got this or from whom. I only know for sure that it is via RR. I’d only heard the Louis Armstrong version before and now actually prefer this.
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