Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Burning Embers





















A shimmering delight from Sandy Denny and her Fotheringay, tiptoeing through the tulips at the so-called Dutch Woodstock: the 1970 Holland Pop Festival in Rotterdam. "Come inside before it starts to rain..."
Fotheringay - Two Weeks Last Summer (live)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Glory Glory





















Want the gospel truth? Then look no further and get the exemplary When I Reach That Heavenly Shore triple disc collection. Out December 9 on the trademark-of-quality Tompkins Square label, so would make an excellent Xmas prezzie methinks.
Blind Gussie Nesbit - Pure Religion

Friday, November 21, 2014

Newly Born





















All dig one of the - admittedly very few - highlights on Beck's Song Reader collection. Yup, that's Jerry Williams Junior, better known as the Dogg, bringing total destruction to your mind yet once again.
Swamp Dogg - America, Here's My Boy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Red-Eyed Rhyme





















"I took myself for a strong and loving soul, 'til I found myself face down on the barroom floor..." A melancholic Jerry Jeff tackles a Michael Murphey composition, live with the Lost Gonzo Band in the outlaw country outpost of Luckenbach, Texas.
Jerry Jeff Walker - Backsliders Wine

Friday, November 14, 2014

Angelic Yells





















What would a Current 93 album be without the warblings of Antony? Cue esoteric high priest David Tibet's latest offering, the piano-driven I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell: A Channel. Here goes, my Johnsons: "The hope light in your eyes moved open the spheres and spelled 'summer dust'..."
Current 93 - Mourned Winter Then

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Twisted Vines





















"Once I ran from the morning sun, once I ran from the rain..." Not anymore though. Love is in the air and on the brain, see? Jim Ford always digs deep.
Jim Ford - Love On My Brain

Monday, November 10, 2014

Watching The Ride





















Seen the Nick Cave documentary 20.000 Days On Earth yet? You should. Self-mythologizing never looked so good.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Wide Lovely Eyes

Friday, November 7, 2014

But Of Course





















A moving and hypnotizing requiem to one of the true blues greats? Check! As Fahey, the original American Primitive guitar maestro, once said about this composition himself: "He was in his quiet way, a very great man, and I deeply mourn our loss of him. So, I wrote this requiem for him, about him, but I play it the way Charley Patton would have played it, had he ever thought of such a thing, which of course he never would have..."
John Fahey - Requiem For John Hurt

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Full Circle





















"I almost asked you who you were..." The long-forgotten 360's hailed from Boston and came upon the scene in '91 with a pretty fine debut album called Illuminated. Is it just me, or does this sound just a tiny bit dated already?
360's - Deadpan Superstar

Monday, November 3, 2014

Piece Of Cake




















Juan Moneo (1952-2013) hailed from a veritable flamenco dynasty in Jerez de la Frontera. A fine fine singer, he didn't record a lot of albums, as he preferred to perform live. I just managed to score his Luna Mora album, which comes highly recommended. Musica, maestro!
Juan Moneo "El Torta" - Carbon De CaƱa
Juan Moneo "El Torta" - Tengo Momentos