Having single-handedly put everyone off their lunch with a picture of sausages in a puddle I can only say that I am helping to stem the obesity epidemic. It’s a game of two halves this week; blues and rap, pork and beans, have it whichever way you like. I should have posted this an hour ago but fell asleep in the bath and was woken by the first cuckoo of Spring (the cuckoo wasn’t IN the bath, silly). Thanks to all contributors, as always – please keep your earworms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your Earworms Needs You!
Jake Xerxes Fussell – Pork and Beans – tincanman: You don’t expect a guy with a pretentious name who has a degree in Southern Folklore and is the son of a folklorist and historian to rhyme pork and beans with submarines. But he does.
Vargas Blues Band – All Around Blues – Ravi Raman: As mentioned before, I was introduced to this band by Sony BMG and this album “All Around Blues” is this band’s first early release. Founded by Javier Vargas, a Spanish guitarist settled in Buenos Aires, VBB incorporates blues, flamenco, funk, rock & jazz.
J.D.Short – Snake Doctor Blues – AliM: J.D.Short was an American Delta blues guitarist, harmonicist, singer and multi-instrumentalist. He also recorded under the name of Jelly Jaw Short. This is very wormy and is from a compilation CD called “Voodoo Blues – The Devil Within”.
King Sun & D Moet – Hey Love – severin: I have a very limited collection of rap recordings. This one, from 1987, I loved as soon as I heard it. Tells a story that sounds kind of romantic on a (very) casual listen but becomes kind of creepier as it goes on.
Dr. Dre – Bad Guys Always Die – tincanman: Dre and Eminem (before he got so damn serious) are black-hatted cowboys in this playful caper that kinda reminds me of “Friends of Mr. Cairo”. Hip Hop CAN be fun. It just rarely is.
Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker The Berry – tincanman: Calling Kendrick Lamar a rapper is like saying Miles Davis is a trumpet player. This ain’t the world of Kanye and Drake vs the tabloids. This is Gil-Scott with better lyrics. https://vimeo.com/123030583.
Image courtesy of 123rf.com