“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”
Peaking Lights – Amazing and Wonderful
Panthersan was recently extolling the wonderful dub pop of the Peaking Lights duo. They are so good that here’s another earworm from their 936 album. Definitely in album of the year territory for me
John McLaughlin – Extrapolation
Classic British jazz from the late 1960s, before McLaughlin crossed the Atlantic to join in Miles Davis’ electric experiments; a great guitarist, who appears at his best when he’s *not* playing a million notes a minute in 13/7 time in the Mahavishnu Orchestra…
Marc Moulin – Music Is My Husband
One of my first postings on “Earworms” was a Marc Moulin track called “What?” that went down well with many ‘Spillers. This is from his 2007 album “I Am You” and features the vocals of the wonderful Christa Jerome. Hope you enjoy this one as well.
Dub Narcotic Sound System Meets The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Banana Meltdown
The totally bonkers result of the meeting of two indie outfits for a recording session. A bluesy, funky lo-fi jam.
The Blow Monkeys – Digging Your Scene
Not a curio, nor an obscurity, but this slice of 80s white soul is certainly an earworm.
Dusty Springfield – Breakfast In Bed
Dusty is one of those 60s artists who has been rescued from Light Entertainment Hell. Unlike others, she deserves it. Almost terminally insecure about her talent, Dusty was the greatest white female soul singer this country has produced. If she had been black and American, she would have been as celebrated as Aretha. “Dusty In Memphis” is a classic album, produced by Atlantic soul and blues royalty Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin and engineered by the great Tom Dowd. From it, “Breakfast in Bed” really should have been a single but was only ever a B-side.
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