Matthews Southern Comfort – Road to Ronderlin
I bought this album in 1970 and it’s one of my favorites of that era. Iain Mathews split from Fairport Convention and formed this group, they released two albums that first year and had a number one in UK with ‘Woodstock’. I like his voice and the gentle tone of this song, there’s a 70′s review here. – goneforeign
We’re Leaving – Devotchka
Just because it’s beautiful, and sad, and gives me goosebumps whenever I
hear it. – blimpy
The Royals – Free Speech And Movement.
The Royals survived for about 20 years until the mid-80s. Free Speech And Movement is one of my fave reggae tunes. Its hypnotic groove hangs around for days after I listen to it. A recurring guitar figure, cowbells, and a series of futuristic synthesiser and organ bleeps carry the familiar Rasta message. Before fading out the song morphs into a brilliant up-tempo dub. No surprise that founder, singer, composer Roy Cousins now concentrates on producing other artists. – webcorewebcore
Electronic – Forbidden City
Five things that make this the perfect pop single:
1) The cryptic title; 2) the unflagging urgency – from Barney’s blurted vocal opening to the final drum kickoff; 3) a lyric encompassing heartbreak, resentment, homesickness and a desperate yearning for (parental?) love; 4) Johnny’s distorted guitar solo; 5) the fact that its parent album was so disappointing in comparison! -bishbosh
Robert Wilkins – Old Jim Canan’s.
Robert wishes he was down the pub with his baby and his whiskey, beer, cocaine and gin. Bit naughty for a Reverend, I’d say. Still, the guitar playing is jaunty, with that ‘delta bend’ in evidence just before the chorus (at 1:15, spoons too!). Great Friday night song, even if Maki’s going to put it out on a Monday! – williamsbach
Anita Baker – Sweet Love
No apologies for posting a classic : from Anita Baker’s 2nd LP the multi-million selling Rapture from 1986 here is the opening track Sweet Love which became her first mainstream hit, winning a Grammy to boot. It’s a brilliant slice of 80s soul from one of the finest voices America has produced. ‘Twas also the soundtrack to the early days of my wife and I courting… – magicman
1.) Today is Mrs Maki’s birthday so one of her all time earworms is nº 7 in the player this week. Happy Birthday to my beloved wife!
2.) Our texts are getting a bit too long methinks. Some of the recent posts have been a bit too word heavy. Now, I’ve never been one to use three words when I could get away with ten! Consequently, I’m probably not the best person to edit your texts. I don’t know where to start! Let’s try to keep it to around fifty words per submission. Thanks!
And finally, thanks for your submissions. Keep ‘em coming: email@example.com