Some days the rain may fall – it’s certainly falling round here, this feels like one of the darkest winters I can remember, even though it’s not particularly cold. Anyway, here are some songs to dispel the gloom – thanks to all contributors and please keep those earworms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s still time to send in your Christmas worms if you wish to: deadline Sunday 20 December.
Kim Churchill – Some Days the Rain May Fall and Window to the Sky – severin: I sent a Kim Churchill track in to the worms a while ago and I think people liked it. I actually managed to miss the fact that he released an album in 2014 so didn’t include him in my Festive Spill entries. This by way of atonement. I’ll leave it up to Ali which one to include (but both would be good – no pressure). (OK! Ed.) Oh btw he’s Australian in case anyone doesn’t know.
Aby Wolf – Flower In Winter – tincanman: One of the finest voices in the midwest teamed up with an experimental DJ in Minneapolis to see what would happen. I like it. (Wolf often performs with Dessa, an RR fave).
Robert Randoph & The Family Band – Calypso – Ravi Raman: I saw these guys at a jazz fest here last year and was hugely impressed. Skilled, fast guitar, thrumming bass … it’s as if their music was made to order for me. Coming from a gospel background, Randolph plays a mean pedal steel guitar. This song is from their debut studio album Unclassified.
Poems for Jamiro – I Learned It from the Whispers – debbym via ali: Poems for Jamiro are a duo (Nina & Leila) who won a music award along with my son last year. I really like their music, even though they work with synthesisers a lot, which I’m normally not the greatest fan of, but they sing such beautiful harmonies as well as playing diverse other instruments, they completely won me over. I think they’re a band you’d be delighted to ‘discover’ if you came across them at a festival on a fine summer’s afternoon.
Lou Reed & Antony Hegarty – Candy – AliM: Not usually a fan of Lou Reed or Antony Hegarty in terms of vocals, but this is the exception that proves the rule.
Kim Churchill – Window to the Sky – severin: See above.
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