Week 26 - Fri 25 Jun

Welcome to the RPM Record Club Seven Day Soundtrack, weekending Friday 25 June 2021, about halfway through the year, in fact. Here's some favourite sounds that have been emanating from RPMer's hi-fis this week......over to..........

Nina -

"Been listening to some of my fave females this week. Battle of the bassists Kim and Kathi Wilcox with Rebel Girrl Kathleen.......Take care all."

Gigantic by The Pixies (live, 1988) -


Bull In The Heather by Sonic Youth -


Double Dare Ya by Bikini Kill -


Alan -

"Here's my (comments free) three from this weeks listening......stay safe."

Howlin' for my Baby by Steppenwolf (from 'Early Steppenwolf' LP, released July 1969. ABC Dunhill label) -


So tired by Chambers Brothers (from 'The time has come' LP, released November1967. CBS label) -


Mannish Boy by Muddy Waters (from 'Electric Mud' LP, released July 1968. Cadet label) -


Philip -

"This week I have listened to quite a bit of Jim Lauderdale, a highly respected and much loved songwriter and performer in the fields of Country and Americana- in fact his records have veered all over the Americana map from Bakersfield Country to Memphis Soul to Bluegrass. He has written hits for people such as The Dixie Chicks, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, and George Strait, and he has collaborated with Dr. Ralph Stanley, Robert Hunter, Buddy Miller and Luther Dickinson among others.

And yet I think he ought to be better known and more popular as a performer in his own right. New album due shortly, entitled "Hope." Here are 3 fine Lauderdale songs. Good health and best wishes to all RPMers."

I'm On Your Side from "Pretty Close To The Truth" (1994) -


Those Kind Of Things Don't Happen Every Day from "Honey Songs" (2008) - ".......credited to Jim Lauderdale and The Dream Players (James Burton, Al Perkins, Gary Tallent, Glen D. Hardin, Ron Tutt, and session guitarist Steve Sheehan). This number also features Buddy Miller and Kelly Hogan on harmony vocals."


Listen from "From Another World" (2019) - "Written with long-time Willie Nelson collaborator Buddy Cannon."


Jayne -

"WIth all good wishes to all RPM colleagues, I hope you like these three…"

Rocky Trail by Kings Of Convenience -


Glory Strums (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner) by Hiss Golden Messenger aka MC Taylor -


Jean -

"I am going to my first concert next Friday with other people! It’s the Dixiemix Jazz Band at Dereham Memorial hall. This really will make me think this is normal again.

I’ve just had a movie afternoon and watched Dreamgirls. Some great music and costumes. Here’s 3 for you all to savour."

Steppin to the Bad Side performed by Eddie Murphy -


Love You I Do performed by Jennifer Hudson -


Tony -

"Here are my 3 - all in a rush as usual but caused by the reason for my choices this week."

Hey Little Man - Wednesday's Child by Strawbs - "My partner became a 'granny' for the first time this week on Wednesday at 07:17 so this was an easy one to pick even if it is a very short song."


Queen of Dreams by Strawbs - "And as my previous choice reminded me what a superb album this is also on - I thought I'd add another track."


Teach Your Children by Kathy Mattea Alison Krauss Suzy Boggus - "And another apt track which features two of the gals on one of my last weeks choices and a different third - Alison Krauss - that I also saw in the company of Robert Plant when they toured their 'Raising Sand' album."


John -

"Hi, Hope you're all keeping safe and well. It will be good to catch up with some of you at Folk In A Field next weekend."

16 Ways by Green on Red - This is from their 1985 LP 'Gas Food Lodging'. Great band; saw them at The Waterfont in 1991. Awesome!


Darling Be Home Soon by The Lovin' Spoonful - "The late Brian Matthew hosted a radio show for a number of years called 'Round Midnight'. The programme featured interesting interviews and a wide range of music, including John Sebastian's Rain On The Roof sung by Twiggy from her self-titled 1976 album. This song was going to be my second choice for this week. I remember Brian Matthew commenting on the 'double-tracked' vocals. After listening to Twiggy's version I thought I'd listen to The Lovin' Spoonful's original again so I put their LP on the turntable and played all of side two, changed my mind and decided on this little gem instead.... (did someone mention Will's mother.....?)."


Just The One I've Been Looking For by Johnnie Taylor - "This came to my attention via an advert on TV for Mercedes-Benz!"


Dave -

"Hi ya all. hope you are all well. Enjoying your tunes. Here’s my 3 favs."

Where’s My Brain by The Lazy Eyes -


Run by Air -


Morra -

"Here's my 3......"

I Love My Baby ’cos She Does Good Sculptures by Rezillos - https://youtu.be/UlYzsqxyjwc

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet by John Otway -


Maniac by The Meteors -


Piers -

"This is some of the most recent, of what I have listened to this week...."

Talbot: Transit of Venus by Jess Gillam Ensemble -


Ma Liberte' by Brooke Sharkey -


Strolling Down the Highway by Bert Jansch -



"Here's my post mid summer, mid-year three......."

Goin' Down South by R L Burnside - " Last week I had a song from my favourite R L Burnside album.......here's something else from the man, this time from the First Recordings album, again, all acoustic guitar and my next fave LP of his. A few weeks ago I had the Black Keys giving their version of this song from their new recording.......so here's the original, as it were."


Ten Degrees of Strange by Johnny Flynn and Robert Macfarlane - "I first encountered Johnny Flynn on the Folk on Foot podcast......and now he has teamed up with Robert Macfarlane, one of my favourite authors, who has supplied lyrics for Johnny's music on a new album called Lost in the Cedar Wood, which only appears to be available as a download or via Youtube at the moment. Here's the lead-off track.....with a very nice animation."


Tunnel of Love by Bruce Springsteen - "Played the LP after overhearing someone in a record shop state that they didn't listen to any Bruce Springsteen after Tunnel of Love because it was so terrible...........nope, they're wrong; this is a solid Bruce album......and it means they missed The Rising, Wrecking Ball and Letter To You, which are obviously classics, of course."


'Til Next Time............keep spinning the discs.