Electronic? Funky? Folky? Mexican-y? Pseudo R&B-y? U.S. X-Factory? I think we’ve got it covered this week. Thank you for all the worms – please keep them coming to firstname.lastname@example.org, the more variety, the better.
One Dove – Fallen – abahachi: This is probably very familiar to everyone who’s likely to like it, but I don’t care; my birthday present this year from MsStepAbahachi was a replacement for my long-defunct cassette copy of Morning Dove White. It is truly terrifying that this is nearly twenty-five years old…
Avenue Blue feat. Jeff Golub – Funky Is As Funky Does – Ravi Raman: from the Naked City album – a laid-back, mellow jazz and soul fusion, with guitarist Jeff Golub, who is one of the better crossover jazz guitarists around. Kind of music that I play all through my working day.
Mexrissey – Cada Dia es Domingo (Everyday is Like Sunday) – severin: Here’s a track I forgot to nominate on Songbar for “cover versions by the opposite sex”. I saw Mexrissey live at The Barbican last year and they went down a storm. A Mexican band performing Morrissey and Smiths songs with male and female vocalists. I know it sounds like a novelty and it kind of is but – but it was more than that. Their album only seems to include solo Morrissey and no Smiths. Possibly copyright reasons. Shoey has posted their take on Suedehead in his “Quarterly” post. This is the other best track on the album I think.
Lake Street Dive – Side Pony – tincanman: Too cute by half, but it’s (nearly) summertime so a bit of catchy, timeless sounding and naughty pseudo-R&B is just what’s needed for shakin’ what you got.
Fred Neil – The Other Side of this Life – goneforeign: Fred Neil seems to be almost unknown as a major pop singer of the Folk era, which is too bad since to my mind he was one of the major figures; he mostly wrote for other artists, i.e. Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. Here he sings one of his better-known songs.
Fifth Harmony – Ex’s and Oh’s – alimunday: Heard this cover of Elle King’s song on “Live Lounge”. I like the sassy original but this adds some subtlety to it, I think – anyway, it’s firmly stuck in my head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwnqWqP6kUc
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