Good morning, good morning, hope you’ve been enjoying the tennis, or the football, or whatever floats your boat. Earworms is veering off between Reggae and Blues this week, if this isn’t your cup of tea please send some alternative music to email@example.com. Many thanks to all contributors.
Susan Cadogan – Do It Baby – severin: She who recorded the reggae cover of “Hurt So Good”. This was released around the same time and is equally startling. She used to be a librarian you know, and her real name’s Alison.
Barbara Dane – It isn’t Nice – goneforeign: This civil rights protest song was popular in California in the ’60’s, it was written by San Franciscan Malvina Reynolds [Little Boxes] I saw Barbara perform it in several small LA clubs.
Stevie Ray Vaughan – Lenny – Ravi Raman: A very un-SRV track written for his then wife and performed here at his 1984 show in Carnegie Hall, one day after his birthday but released well after his death.
Leroy Carr – Blues Before Sunrise – tincanman: A Leroy Carr cover is a right of passage for any self-respecting blues(wo)man, and very few have the patience in their playing to pass.
The Aristocrats – Smuggler’s Corridor – AliM: Wiki tells me that The Aristocrats are a rock super group, formed in 2011. I heard this on Spotify and can’t get it out of my head – their influences include King Crimson, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani and Rage Against the Machine – currently touring with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, they are due to tour India in September, details here: http://the-aristocrats-band.com/ if Ravi is about!!
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