Earworms 1 January 2018

Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who sent earworms on the theme of “new beginnings”, and apologies to Shoegazer for omitting Dragonette from the Christmas earworms last week – never mind, it’s still appropriate: “No regrets / Not for a moment / Facing forward / Next year’s golden.” If you have an Earworm you’d like to share, please send an .mp3 or link to earworm@tincanland.com, together with a few lines about why you’ve chosen it. Meanwhile, here’s to 2018!

Dragonette – Merry Xmas (Says Your Text Message) – Shoegazer: Not one for the kiddies.

Mavis Staples feat. Bonnie Raitt – Turn Me Around – Ravi Raman: This was my #1 pick for Spill year until I decided to go all Indian.

Lost Horizons – The Places We’ve Been – afictionhabit: It’s reflective and totally gorgeous. Happy New Year!

Ornette Coleman – Turnaround – abahachi: I’ve started having jazz guitar lessons again, for the first time with a serious jazz musician (albeit a bass player); my ability to remember anything gets worse and worse, ditto my ability to find time and energy to practice, but I’m already learning a lot – including that there’s a whole Ornette Coleman album I’ve never actually heard, including this classic blues number which I’m now happily transposing into Bb and slowing down so I can actually play it.

Delroy Wilson – Better Must Come – goneforeign: This was popular in Jamaica in ’72, there was an election that year and Michael Manley chose it for his theme song; he won!

Jimmy Cliff – Better Days – goneforeign: about the same period.

Ella Fitzgerald – Things Are Looking Up – goneforeign: Ella, what’s to say.

Cannonball Adderley – Things Are Getting Better – goneforeign: Getting Better was a very popular jazz hit in the ’70’s, catchy instrumental.

Led Zeppelin – Going to California – AliM: “Made up my mind to make a new start / Going To California with an aching in my heart / Someone told me there’s a girl out there / With love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.” We can but dream.

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7 thoughts on “Earworms 1 January 2018

  1. … and the music never stops!
    That’s The Spill these past few days. I am going to have great fun picking and mixing these up.
    Cannonball Adderly, Delroy Wilson and Lost Horizons are my early favourites.
    And at the risk of repeating myself – Best wishes to all for a happy and healthy new year.

  2. Lovely mixed bag of worms there. Hadn’t heard that Dragonette song before and I’m glad it found a place here.
    Two very different jazz styles and I enjoyed both. Oddly enough we had a discussion about Ornette Coleman on R/R a couple of days ago.
    Loved the Bonnie/Mavis song.

  3. A correction for the obsessives. That Cannonball track was popular in the early 60’s and it wasn’t his regular band, it was –
    Cannonball Adderley – alto saxophone
    Milt Jackson – vibes
    Wynton Kelly – piano
    Percy Heath – bass
    Art Blakey – drums

    And best wishes to all Spillers for the coming year and more thanks to Ali for keeping the ship afloat.

  4. Happy New Year everyone! I am a bit swamped by new music at the moment, but look forward to these soon and love the Led Zep one already x

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