Week 51 - Fri 23 Dec
Welcome the the RPM Seven Day Soundtrack, week ending Friday 23rd December 2022. The year has turned, with the shortest day last Wednesday, the days are now lengthening and we're heading for those long summer days and some outdoor music. In the mean time, wishing you all peaceful best wishes this Mid Winter / Yuletide...I'm lighting the woodburner, pouring a seasonal ale and settling back to listen to your tunes; over to....
"Hi RPMers, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Here are three tunes that caught my ear in the past seven days..."
"A festive selection this week, but a variety of moods. Happy Christmas everyone. Keep the music coming."
Terry Hall on All Things Coventry, ITV News - "Like Terry, I was born + raised in Coventry, left when I was 18 and have mixed emotions about the place."
Get Duffy by Primal Scream -
Illuminance by Sangeeta Kaur -
"Here's a Winter Solstice poem by Katherine Venn..."
"Happy Christmas RPMers. Hope everyone has a cool Yule ( I gotta get back to work now 😏)"
"As forewarned, here's three primal slabs of 'real' punk rock from the sixties. Although I did (and still do) listen to 'prog', folk, indie etc, it's garage rock and psychedelia which by far outnumbers those genres in my collection and, along with 60's beat, r&b and 'mod', hits the deck most regularly. There's something about hearing 4 or 5 young kids struggling to find their voice (and usually the right notes in the right order too) in an adult world of 'professional' musicians and, as a result, turning out records of weird and wonderful imagination, both lyrically and, occasionally, musically too!! Musical purists or those of a nervous disposition are hereby warned......... it's crude, loud and, in one case, extremely basic!!!"
The Savages- 'Baby the world ain't round, it's square' (Initially Bermuda only 7" single, released mid 1966. Duane label. This from 'Teenage Shutdown! The World Ain't Round, It's Square!' LP released December 29th 1998. Crypt label.)
Canadian Rogues- 'You better stop' (initially 7" b-side to US only ' Have you found somebody new' single released August 1965. Fuller label. This from 'Garage Punk Unknowns Volume 8 (18 Rockin' Mid-60s Punk Thumpers!)' released 1995. Crypt label.)
"And finally............. the finest (and possibly the 'rawest') garage single ever released, well, the b-side anywayze 'cos I've already posted the top side on Week 38. 2021 and, since that time, absolutely no new information appears to have surfaced on t'internet so I'm just copy and pasting the info from 'To Find Out':"
The Keggs- 'Girl' (7" single released December 1967. Orbit label. This from 'Back from the Grave Part 5' LP, released 1985. Crypt label)
Lay It On Down by Kenny Wayne Shepherd - "A nice acoustic track with Kenny himself on vocals."
Different Shades of Blue Joe Bonamassa - "Maybe this track has been picked before (life's a blur) but I loved it when the album first came out but was unable to find a copy readily to hand in HMV as it sold very quickly probably based on this, the title track. Enjoy Jean!"
I Love The Life I Live by Kenny Wayne Shepherd - "This is a cover of a Muddy Waters song written by Willie Dixon with Noah Hunt providing the vocals - Feat: Joe Walsh and Kim Wilson."
"Hi RPMers, a very happy Christmas to you all. Here’s my three this week."
"My penultimate three for this year..."
Old Tom of Oxford / Three Around Three performed by Kevin Lees and Sebastian Bloch - "Old Tom has cropped up on a number of occasions at the Maltings session in York recently; it's a tune I (mostly) know, but to fine-tune the twiddly bits, I came across Kevin and Sebs performance. I then realised I used to play Three Around Three as well.....so another set sorted on banjo. Yay! These are really great tunes from the English tradition, usually played stompily on melodeon for Moriss dancers. Here, however, Kevin gives them a lightness which brings out their beauty. Top playing.....nice guitar accompaniment as well, btw."
'Til Next Time...at the end of the year....