Friday, 30 March 2012

The Weight - The Band

Phil writes: Watching 'The Last Waltz' again I was reminded again how magnificent The Band were, never mind all the guests. I think this is my favourite Band song and one of my all-time favourite songs period. The Staples Singers are the icing on the cake here.

Dry Your Eyes - Neil Diamond

Phil writes: I've just seen 'The Last Waltz' on a big screen for only the second time. I've got it on DVD of course, but watching that, even on a decent TV, is not quite the same thing. This must be the best ever film of a live gig, if only because of the astonishing and extraordinarily varied line-up. Neil Diamond would not seem to be an obvious choice as a guest with The Band but this is a storming performance clearly enjoyed by all concerned.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

"I'll kiss you one more time, and leave you on the rolling river shores of changes"

Joe writes: I heard this Phil Ochs song Changes when Digits covered it for a Gordon Lightfoot tribute album. Phil's version sounds ponderous once you've heard Gordon sing it.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Spose - Pop Song

Joe writes: Big tune, funny video. Do people who aren't in the music business find this equally funny I wonder?

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Monday, 5 March 2012

Ice Prince feat. Brymo - Oleku

Joe writes: This is the other current Afrobeat tune I like apart from Oliver Twist by D'Banj (I've researched this thoroughly by listening to the whole of DJ Abrantee's Afrobeats mixtape volume 1). It's by Ice Prince from Nigeria.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Kate Bush & Peter Gabriel - Another Day

Phil writes: An intriguing version of an excellent Roy Harper song.

Friday, 2 March 2012

The Smiths - I Know It's Over

Joe writes: A YouTube cover reminded me of this magical track from the album The Queen Is Dead.

Azure Blue - Chesil Beach

Joe writes: I keep listening to this Azure Blue tune Chesil Beach - great groove and melody.