“Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.”
Robert G. Ingersoll
Freddie McKay – Love Is a Treasure
I’ve been craving smooth, soulful music lately. And this is it!
Victor Johnson – When You Say You’re Mine
In ToffeeBoy’s Listening To New Music discussion, I mentioned the Funky 16 Corners blog as a source of ‘new to me’ music. Over a couple of shuffle years (which in real time amounts to about half a dozen plays), this has become a favourite. A great example of an old-school jazz voice and big band finding a new dialect with Northern Soul.
Jackie DeShannon – Needles and Pins
Much as I liked the Searchers hit version of this, I just think Jackie was fantastic. I’ve recently bought a couple of CDs of hers to go with the vinyl I’ve got and I’m really enjoying them.
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Darlin’ Companion
This comes from the very aptly named album Hums Of The Spoonful. You may find yourself exhaling happy vibrations whilst doing the involuntary silly grin dance. I know I do.
Miwa – 441
Miwa is a new singer songwriter and I think she will be a very big talent. This song concerns a girl remembering her first love. It is full of nice summer references like holding hands in a firework display and summer festivals. ‘441’ is a reference to the radio station she and her first love listened to together.
Patrick Wolf – House
My tune of the year so far, this may be the most perfect expression of domestic bliss I’ve ever heard. And I love how it just gets better and better as it goes on. Grand, gorgeous, glorious.
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