All together now – dum duddle um dum, dum dum, dum dum, duddle um dum dum dum …spies and spectres for you this week, with some blood and shotguns thrown in. Thanks to all contributors; and please keep those unwanted earworms coming in to: email@example.com. Listen to the tracks here (or let me know if the link doesn’t work): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fu3k24cqj8rnxq9/AACp3MCubAvOe2NsYQ_ZqDU0a?dl=0
Radiohead – Spectre – CaroleBristol: This is a track that Radiohead wrote as a potential theme for the latest Bond film, “Spectre” which wasn’t, unfortunately chosen by the film’s production team. The band released it as a free download just after Christmas and I really like it. It is a proper Radiohead ballad.
Stan Getz – Blood Count – goneforeign: One of my early idols playing one of Duke’s compositions; how can you lose, Getz & Duke.
Dyke & The Blazers – Shotgun Slim – tincanman: James Brown-lite but good funk and soul all the same. I was going to tell you the song is about me but figured you’d be dubious about me having a shotgun. (Too right. Ed.)
Toots & The Maytals – 54- 46 That’s My Number – tincanman: Between ska and reggae was rocksteady, distinctions only meaningful to pedants. Freddie ‘Toots’ Hibbert will rival the best soul vocalists – Brown, Otis, Wilson – if you can get past the flat mix.
Ernie Smith – Duppy or a Gunman – goneforeign: Another Jamaican treat, big hit in Kingston. A duppy’s a ghost.
Coldplay – Spies – AliM: Okay so I cheated, this isn’t strictly a worm, but it fits. And although I know you all hate Coldplay, I still like their first album, “Parachutes”, from which this is taken.
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