Week 34 - Fri 20 Aug
Welcome to the RPM Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 20th August 2021. More treats from the turntables... or possibly delectable downloads even? Who knows? Over to...
"Here's my 3 for the week."
Take A Look Around performed by The Temptations - "This is a great live version of one of 64 singles I bought last weekend. The outfits are understated compared to some of their contemporaries but the stage moves are slick and the live vocals sublime . Click the second link if you prefer better quality on the vocals."
Take A Heart performed by Sorrows - "Another one of the bunch I bought.
I couldn't recall how this track went just from the title but remembered it instantly when I played it. It was the only Piccadilly label among a number of similarly coloured Pye singles, mainly by The Kinks and Searchers. The band hailed from Coventry."
"...and I noticed that the familiar sounding lead of the Sorrows was none other than..."
Indian Nation peformed by Don Fardon - "This was written by John D Loudermilk and first recorded by Marvin Rainwater but sunk without trace. Don Fardon had a UK hit with it and comparing it with the Sorrows track you can see why he felt comfortable with it. Enjoy the visuals - all the tribes in alphabetical order with very poignant reminders of how proud they all were until they were brought down and humiliated."
"Hi RPMers. Hope you all have had a good week . Here’s my picks. All from Oz this week."
"Hi RPMers, Things must be getting back to normal.... two gigs in one week! That hasn't happened for a long, long time. Firstly, Monday at The Princess Theatre, Hunstanton to see The Manfreds on their Jazz, Blues and Hits Tour. Paul Jones (79) can still hit the high notes with ease; a true entertainer. On Thursday it was Benjamin Zephania And The Revolutionary Minds at Norwich Arts Centre. Wow! Awesome....I can already see this man featuring in at least three of my End-Of -Year lists.
My first two choices this week are based on these performances and the third is from a recent charity shop acquisition (which I was drawn to by the band's name and the cover art.... )."
Death of a Clown by The Kinks - "This first song is dedicated to Sean Lock who died this week. Such a great loss to comedy."
"Three tracks this week from the sixties (no surprises there!!) which feature groups attempting to expand rock music's instrumental palette."
There's Gonna Be a Storm by Left Banke- (from 'Left Banke Too' US only album, released November 1968. This from ' And suddenly it's...' released 1983. Bam Caruso label)
Tiny Goddess by Nirvana - (7" single released July 1967. Island label)
Catherine's Wheel by Denny Laine (and the Electric String Band) - (7" single, b-side to 'Too much in Love' released January 1968. Deram label)
"Here’s my three. As Tim's a Yorkshireman now (eeee, steady on. I've only been here five minutes, Tim.) I’ve picked 3 with a Yorkshire theme. Take care everyone, but have some fun."
My Girl's a Yorkshire Girl performed by Kevin McDermott and Ralph Richey -
"Greetings and best wishes to all from Swanton Morley. Two albums have dominated the CD player this week- both of them featured in Week 32, one chosen by Tony and one by myself, namely Yola's new "Stand for Myself" and John R. Miller's "Depreciated." One more tune then from Yola and two from Mr. Miller. Regards and thanks for keeping this thing going."
Old Dance Floor by John R. Miller - "A live performance with Chloe Edmonstone on fiddle and (I think) John Looney on mandolin."
"Hope you're all well. Hugely enjoyed your selections; as ever, but particularly the last few weeks, wow! Saw the Alarm in Birmingham when I was 14, belted Spirit of '76 out with the crimpy, candy floss haired massive despite being nearly crushed to death at the front. And thanks too for the Spanish poetry, just lovely.
3 Choices dedicated to Lutalo Masimba a.k.a. Brother Resistance this week, who sadly passed away in July. Luv his music & message, R.I.P. ledge. Enjoy & take care all."
"Hi RPMers, this week it’s all about tracks that have been waiting in the wings…Keep keeping safe x"
"A slightly different slant to my selection this week. I've been re-upholstering some dining chairs Jackie was given and, as the only thing to get me through the tedium of fixing foam and fabric to chair frames is some killer tunes, I got out the laptop and fired up my Folk in a Field main stage between bands playlist. These three followed each other and I just loved how the different styles and eras sat against each other."
'Til Next Time...