Friday, December 9, 2016

Wings On Your Back





















Nice find for sure: an album of long lost recordings, even including a couple of songs never heard before, by the late great warbler Tim Buckley. A bit lofi it may be, but Lady, Give Me Your Key makes me a happy camper just the same.
Tim Buckley - She's Back Again

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016

Silvery Moon





















Presenting a gem from a much-recommended album about the life and times of the immortal Pablo Picasso, through the eyes of class singer Diego El Cigala. A flamenco treat.
Diego El Cigala - Luna De Plata (Gitana)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

On My Mind





















Bonnie Billy and the Bells go country in an uplifting live medley, recorded in ye olde Oxford town. Hiya, Merle...
Trembling Bells & Bonnie Prince Billy - Bottom/No God/Bottle

Monday, November 28, 2016

Concept Of I





















Neville O'Riley Livingston, better known as Bunny Wailer, is the only surviving member of the original Wailers, a dubious honor indeed. Not as well known by the public at large compared to Marley and Tosh, he's a reggae legend just the same. Cue a new collection of superb old singles released on his own Solomonic label, with songs that prove every inch as good as the material that ended up on his much lauded debut Blackheart Man, and that's saying something. There's a second volume out, too, but I haven't heard that one yet alas. Soon come.
Bunny Wailer - Amagideon

Friday, November 25, 2016

Togo To Go




















A new compilation on the Hot Casa label, chock-a-bloc with steaming seventies afro soul from Togo? That's a no-brainer of course. Consider yourselves warned.
Aimé Orchis Mathey - Tralala Vo Dou

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Upon My Knees
















Thanks to the good people over at nyctaper, you can now enjoy a solid recent show by Hiss Golden Messenger, who are currently on tour promoting their wonderful Heart Like A Levee album. Special treat: a rather obscure Faces cover. Dig in.
Hiss Golden Messenger - Flags And Banners (live)
The Faces - Flags And Banners

Monday, November 21, 2016

Feelin' Alright

















Caught Ryley Walker yesterday night at the intimate Sidecar club here in Barcelona and very good it was, too. Hypnotizing tunes galore, upright bass a special treat. Young Mr. Walker isn't done touring Europe just yet, so I'd strongly suggest to go see him if he's somewhere in your area. Well worth it.
Ryley Walker - Summer Dress

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Bye Leon, Bye Mose





















Obituary time again alas, as two fine American musicians no longer walk among us. A couple days ago, I was informed that Leon Russell had died. The flamboyant southern swamp rocker was 74. And I just got the sad news that the incomparable Mose Allison has passed away as well. The influential jazz/blues pianist and singer died yesterday at 89. Miss 'em both.
Leon Russell - Of Thee I Sing
Leon Russell - Out In The Woods