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The Clash – London Calling – 35 år

14. december 2014

På denne særlige dag – for 35 år siden – udkom The Clashs tredje studiealbum London Calling i Storbritannien. I sin forbrugervejledning giver Robert Christgau pladen den flotte karakter A+ og giver den følgende anbefaling med på vejen:

Here’s where they start showing off. If “Lost in the Supermarket,” for instance, is just another alienated-consumption song, it leaps instantly to the head of the genre on the empathy of Mick Jones’s vocal. And so it goes. Complaints about “slick” production are absurd–Guy Stevens slick?–and insofar as the purity of the guitar attack is impinged upon by brass, pianner, and shuffle, this is an expansion, not a compromise. A gratifyingly loose Joe Strummer makes virtuoso use of his four-note range, and Paul Simonon has obviously been studying his reggae records. Warm, angry, and thoughtful, confident, melodic, and hard-rocking, this is the best double-LP since Exile on Main Street. And it’s selling for about $7.50.

Capacs alternative, anti-julekalender – dag 14

14. december 2014

Her mødes poesi, musik og melankolsk julestemning i en helhed…

Sam Cooke – fortolket af andre sorte sangere og musikere

13. december 2014

Som omtalt er vi i 50-året for sangeren Sam Cookes død. Og det lille tilbageskuende pladeforlag Ace markerer året med en opsamling af Sam Cooke-covers. Andre sorte sangere, der fortolker Sam Cookes sange. Fra Percy Sledge til Aretha Franklin – hvis man skulle være i tvivl om Cookes betydning…

  1. Having a Party (Medley) – The Ovations featuring Louis Williams (MGM 14623, 1973)
  2. Rome (Wasn’t Built in a Day) – Johnnie Taylor (SAR 131, 1962)
  3. You Send Me – Percy Sledge (Atlantic LP SD 8146, 1967)
  4. Shake – Otis Redding (Volt LP 412, 1965)
  5. (Chain Gang) The Sound of My Man – Theola Kilgore (previously unreleased alternate of Candix 311)
  6. I’m Gonna Forget About You – Bobby Womack (Liberty 56186, 1970)
  7. When a Boy Falls in Love – Mel Carter (Derby 1003, 1963)
  8. Bring It on Home to Me – Eddie Floyd (Stax 0012, 1968)
  9. That’s Heaven to Me – The Soul Stirrers (Specialty LP SPS 2146, 1972)
  10. Cupid – R.B. Greaves (Atco LP SD 33-311, 1969)
  11. Dance What You Wanna – The Miracles (Tamla LP T 245, 1964)
  12. Meet Me at the Twistin’ Place – Johnnie Morisette (SAR 126, 1962)
  13. I’m Alright – Little Anthony and the Imperials (End 1053, 1959)
  14. Wonderful World – Johnny Nash (Epic 50219, 1976)
  15. Love You Most of All – The Persuasions (MCA LP 326, 1973)
  16. Pow! You’re in Love – The Falcons (United Artists 289, 1961)
  17. A Change is Gonna Come – Brenton Wood (Double Shot 137, 1969)
  18. Nobody Loves Me Like You – The Flamingos (End 1068, 1960)
  19. Somebody Have Mercy – Willie Hightower (Capitol LP ST 367, 1968)
  20. Win Your Love – Lou Rawls (Capitol LP ST 479, 1970)
  21. The Smile – The Simms Twins (SAR 125, 1962)
  22. Good Times – Aretha Franklin (Atlantic LP SD 8139, 1967)
  23. (AIn’t That) Good News – The Supremes (Motown LP M 629, 1965)
  24. Soothe Me – Sam and Dave (Stax LP 712, 1966)

Lily & Madeleine

13. december 2014

Duoen Lily & Madeleine har været forbi bloggen nogle gange, siden de kom frem i 2013. Og her er de så igen med en ny EP, der kan hentes ned kvit og frit…

Dagens uundgåelige: America

13. december 2014

På sengekanten, siddende med smertende lænd, sejlede linjen ind på mit indre biograflærred: ” Let us be lovers we’ll marry our fortunes together”. Efterfulgt af den utroligt smukke melodi til “America”, et af højdepunkterne på duoens hovedværk Bookends.

Let us be lovers we’ll marry our fortunes together
I’ve got some real estate here in my bag
So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner’s pies
And we walked off to look for America
Cathy I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
Michigan seems like a dream to me now
It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
I’ve gone to look for America

Laughing on the bus playing games with the faces
She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said be careful his bowtie is really a camera
Toss me a cigarette I think there’s one in the raincoat
We smoked the last one an hour ago
So I looked at the scenery she read her magazine
And the moon rose over an open field

Cathy I’m lost I said though I knew she was sleeping
I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come to look for America
All come to look for America

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