Week 29 - Fri 16 Jul
Welcome to the RPM Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 16th July. It's gonna be a scorcher.....and not just the weather; here's some hot sounds to raise the temperature even higher. Over to.......
Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car by Iron & Wine -
(Note - Piers recommended listening to the whole album 'The Shepherd's Dog' from which this track is taken, Tim.)
Longyear by Human Factor -
(Another Note - Piers posted a link to the whole album 'Let Nature Take It's Course' from which this track is taken. RPM loves albums, so if you have time during the week, give it a go. Tim.)
"It's been a long time since I had a good public rant, so here goes:
Freedom Day. Freedom for whom? What about the vulnerable, those still shielding, and the just plain anxious? (There's a lot of it about).
Surely keeping current restrictions in place would have meant greater freedom for people in those categories?
What happened to "Data" not "Dates?" That was clearly yet another lie. I suppose we've come to expect it.
They're not doing it because it's the right time, but because for the moment there's room in the ICUs.
The cynic in me says perhaps they're trying to kill some more of us off to reduce pension costs to the state, but surely that's ridiculously paranoid isn't it?
Isn't it? ISN'T IT??
What was this forum for again? Oh yes, music!
It has come to my attention this week that The Tedeschi-Trucks Band are issuing an album called "Layla Revisited." This naturally led me to listen to Derek and The Dominos, and thence I went on to The Empress of The Blues.
Best wishes and continuing good health to all."
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out performed by Bessie Smith - "The song was written by Vaudeville performer Jimmy Cox in 1923."
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out performed by Derek and The Dominos - "OK, I admit it. It's just an excuse to get Duane Allman on here again. Here he is pushing Eric Clapton to new heights."
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out performed by The Tedeschi-Trucks Band - "........who I suspect are better as a live act than they seem to be from their studio albums (if you see what I mean)."
"Hope you're all well & looking forward to freedom day.. whatever that means.. Politics schmolitics.
There's always music...Take care & stay safe everyone."
Little Green by Joni Mitchell (Live NYC 1967) - "Such a poignant song. Forgive the 1st 1.5 mins, I chose this version 'cos watching her fingers on the guitar strings is mesmerising."
Chaise Longue by Wet Leg - "Subverted genius or irritating ear worm? You decide....."
Higher Than The Sun by Primal Scream (Higher Than The Orb Extended Remix 1991) - "It's getting warmer this weekend.."
"I'm on a break at the moment staying near Rutland Water but I picked these out before going so I could just send 'em off. Have been watching Ospreys on the water and lucky to witness a male making a catch of a very large fish yesterday.
Best wishes to you and all my other music mad friends in the RPM club."
Fog On The Tyne by Lindisfarne - "I saw Lindisfarne in the 70's playing at St. Andrews Hall led by founding member Alan Hull and very good they were too."
Just What I Needed by The Cars - "This is a nice rocker from The Cars. My daughter-in-law's cousin cruelly played their song "Drive" to her when she failed her first driving test (Who's gonna drive you home tonight?)"
Loving Arms by Dobie Gray/Etta James - "Two great versions of this song which was written by Tom Jans and first recorded in 1973 by Kris Kristoferson and Rita Coolidge. Dobie covered it the same year and Etta included it on an album in the following year. Take your pick."
"This week I’m going back to my first ever mystery album at RPM. England Dan and John Ford Coley.
Don’t go mad on the 19th folks. Take things at a steady pace and don’t take any chances."
Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts - "Before England Dan he was just Dan Seals. I must get some of his albums. This is a young DS. So much hair.
What's Forever For by John Fod Coley - "This is a much older John Ford Coley, Still in good voice though."
I'd Really Love To See You Tonight by England Dan and John Ford Coley - "This takes me back to Canada 1976. They were so good live and quite handsome too."
"Here's this weeks three bluesy goodies inspired after receiving a very nice copy of Tommy Tuckers excellent 'Hi-heel sneakers' single:
Don't throw the masks away just yet!!!"
I Need Your Love by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - (from 'John Mayall plays John Mayall' LP released March 1965. Decca label)
Boom, Boom by Shadows of Knight - (from 'Gloria' album released April 1966,.Dunwich label.)
Bye, Bye Johnny by Rolling Stones - (from 'The Rolling Stones' EP, released 10th January 1964. Decca label)
"With all good wishes to RPM colleagues. As it was St Swithin’s day recently, I was very tempted to include Billy Bragg’s ode to the day but have decided to go with three tracks from new albums (two pre-release) although one is by BB himself."
My Cleveland Heart by Jackson Brown - "......from his forthcoming new album Downhill From Everywhere (Doc rock?)"
I Will Be Your Shield by Billy Bragg - ".....from The Million Things That Never Happened, out later this year."
So Many Things (To Feel Guilty About) by Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp - ".......from We’re OK. But We’re Lost Anyway issued a couple of weeks ago."
Rebel Yell by Billy Idol - "Just needed an antidote to folk music."
A few miles away is Helmsley open air pool.......which is just excellent. Just had my first dip of the season, so, got to have this song.
"Hi RPMers, hope you are keeping well . Here’s my 3 favs off the week."
"Hi RPMers, Hope you continue to stay safe... especially after our new 'freedoms'. Here are my selections from albums I've listened to in the last seven days...."
Would The Christians Wait Five Minutes? The Lions Are Having A Draw by Man -
"Here are my week's 3 top tunes.....all taken from albums that I listened to all the way through. Also, earlier this week I finished David Hepworth's book A Fabulous Creation: How LPs Saved Our Lives.......highly recommended and entertaining musical literature.....as I'm sure Philip will concur......was this book the influence behind your recent jaunt through the 70s, btw?"
Sunhair by Ozric Tentacles - "Opening track to the Jurassic Shift album and essential listening if psychedelic instrumental meanderings is your particular cuppa Rosy."
London Pride by Stuart Forester- " After hearing Stuart Forester's song Bramblefoot last week as the soundtrack to Morra's Folk in a Field slide show, I was inspired to dig out his three albums and give them a play, one after the other, in order of release and was reminded what a superb songwriter he is. My favourite album of his is A Yard of Ale (where you will find Bramblefoot) - give it a try - but I like the story telling of London Pride, a tale of good companionship and too much beer found on his Good Earth album from 2017. "
Fear of the Dark by Iron Maiden - "For some reason, I've had this song stuck in my head since Folk in a Field.........no idea why. Maybe it was something to do with walking back to the tent at night. Had to get out and play the LP this week. Classic."
.....'Til Next Time.....stay home, save lives, play LPs.