Greetings again from Earworm land. This week’s new music is from Rhode Rachel, who represents the psych/retro rock act Aura Blaze. He has shared a soon-to-be-released cover of ELO’s classic, “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” available for you to stream and download here:
Check out some more of Aura Blaze’s music on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r7ZK1-Asy8
Meanwhile, thanks to all contributors, and please keep the earworms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Steve Miller Band – Wild Mountain Honey – CaroleBristol: After playing The Doobie Brothers Black Water as part of the October 3rd playlist, this track came up in my head. From the 1976 album Fly Like An Eagle here is The Steve Miller Band giving out some lazy, hazy Wild Mountain Honey vibes. This song was one that was on heavy rotation for me in the long hot summer of 1976.
Nascuy Linares – Acoustic River – glassarfemptee: I listen to Classic FM quite a bit, and because most composition for the orchestra these days is for the movies, they play a lot of soundtracks. This is from “Embrace of the Serpent”, a movie by Colombian director Ciro Guerra (with a recent five star review by Mark Kermode). The movie is said to be extraordinary, hypnotic, & dreamlike, and I think that applies too, to this part of the soundtrack by Nascuy Linares.
Bell X1 – Flame – glassarfemptee: Bell X1 are the other band from Dublin. As it’s autumn now, they urge you to “toast marshmallows on a cold dark night”…
Basia – Time And Tide – DsD: Oh boy! When this one popped up on shuffle, I was transfixed. Took me right back to 1987, and the perfect storm of emotional turmoil that particular year threw at me. Can’t get it out of my head now …
Mikaela Davis – River – tincanman: Spending her weekdays at uni studying harp and weekends busking at farmer’s markets left New Yorker Mikaela Davis with a choice on graduating. She’s chosen the more travelled quirky pop folk path, but says it’s still nice to write the odd piece she actually has to practice.
Half Pint – Greetings – goneforeign: Half Pint AKA Lindon Roberts comes from the same area of Kingston as Bob, Toots, Dennis Brown, Tosh, so you can see that he’s in good company. He emerged in the ’80’s and has had intermittent success since then. “Greetings” is from his 1986 record with Power House.