Earworms 10 July 2017

A very juicy bunch of worms for you this week, if the photo hasn’t put you off your lunch. If you have an earworm you’d like to share, please send a link or an .mp3 to earworm@tincanland.com and I will try and include it in a future Earworms post. Many thanks to all contributors.

Oana Catalina Chitu: Trenule masina mica / Oana Catalina Chitu: Aseara ti-am luat basma – abahachi: Back in my favourite Zig Zag Jazz Cafe for an evening of Balkan music: Moldavian cymbalon player, Serbian accordion player and this Romanian singer, projecting an “I’ll eat you alive” attitude and some magnificent vocals, with a mixture of Romanian tangos, traditional Roma songs and the repertoire of inter-war Bucharest diva Maria Tănase. Personally I preferred the stripped-down instrumentation of the concert to the recorded versions, which chuck in a load of violin and sax, but this is magnificent stuff, variously reminiscent of Weimar cabaret and Lisbon Fado among other things…

Eli and the Manhattans – My Big Dream – severin: And yet more doo wop. I think it’s another winner but you can decide. This kind of music is a much needed antidote to world and UK events right now. This is from 1958 so maybe I heard it in my cradle when I was nought.

Fats Domino – The Fat Man – tincanman: Say, does this piano make my wallet look fat? Possibly the first rock and roll record to sell over a million records.

Les McCann – Burnin’ Coal – Ravi Raman: more of piano jazz and from an aptly named compilation album, “Smokin’ Soul Picnic”. Terrific stuff.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Flow With It – glassarfemptee: Paul Janeway has the perfect pipes for bluesy, jazzy white soul – think, perhaps, Average White Band. St Paul and the Broken Bones are appearing on this side of the pond in July 2017, and this track is off their 2016 album, ‘Sea of noise’.

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4 thoughts on “Earworms 10 July 2017

  1. I think my favourite this week is the Nomad Soul 🙂
    The doo-wop was excellent as usual. I don’t get to listen much of it so 1958 or not it’s pretty fresh to me though I am familiar with the Fats Domino number (a musician I discovered through his ardent fans Canned Heat).
    I had to Google cymbalon and found that it is quite like the santoor, a very difficult instrument to master. Impressive stuff.
    Flow With It is my pick at least on first listen.

  2. Now you’re trying to flummox me by having the playlist in the opposite order to the blurbs above. Anyway, in the order I heard them:
    St Paul & the Broken Bones – lovely voice and setting. I heard a couple of their songs on either R/R or Songbar this year and was very impressed then. Excellent.
    Les McCanne – Love the piano sound. Love all of it tbh.
    Fats Domino – Well you can’t go wrong can you? I’m running out of ways to say I liked a lot but I did.
    Oana Catalina Chitu – I’m glad these two songs ended up as the grand finale because – oh my god! Fantastic. Absolutely love everything about this music and the singer is magnificent. My pick of the week in a very good week indeed.
    Searching out the album as we speak.

    • Sorry, hadn’t noticed – I was very tired at the time… doesn’t seem much point in editing the playlist now! I really like Oana Catalina Chitu this week, followed by St.Paul and the Broken Bones, but all in all a very good set.

  3. Yes, another very strong set this week. Les McCann – Burnin’ Coal was excellent. But I am a sucker for Balkan music, and these two Oana Catalina Chitu tracks were first rate. Love the violin, and the frenetic patches towards the end. Off to find some more…

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