A dash of nepotism for you this week, and none the worse for that. Hope it gets August off to a good start. Meanwhile, thanks to all contributors, and please keep the worms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayes – Far Too Easy – Debbym via Ali: This is from Mayes’ debut EP, featuring Debby’s son on lead vocal and guitar. You can find out more here: http://www.mayesband.com (text only in oddly translated German at present) with a link to itunes, soundcloud etc. and I think they’re on Spotify, too. Excellent stuff, I love this.
YesBodyElse – Concrete Donkey – tfd: This is one of my son Matt’s earliest songs, given a makeover here by his new band YesBodyElse. It’s a true story based on events that Matt and some of his friends in MK got involved in when they were teenagers; unfortunately it’s rather hard to tell from the song just exactly what was going on, and if you ask the culprits now they’ll just say they don’t remember, and they weren’t there anyway.
Andre Williams – Cadillac Jack – tincanman: The Detroit veteran’s new album (probably an 80th birthday present to himself. Meow) complains he’s not been asked into any music halls of fame. Too many stupid novelty songs naming dances after animal parts and not enough r&b storytelling as on this 1968 minor hit is my answer.
Ella and Basie – This is my last affair – goneforeign: A perfect combination, both superstars. I love everything about Ella’s singing, she’s perfect. Basie’s band is also, it runs like a Swiss watch.
Ornette Coleman – Law Years – Ravi Raman: This track came up on an ad here, very creatively used for a chase sequence. Though issued separately I have it via a four disc album called Pure Jazz, which has a huge collection of artists.
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