Regardless of public demand, I’ve decided that given the black cloud that’s been hanging over me has, for reasons I don’t understand, has disappeared, so I’m going to do a second music shuffle today. Yes, the old iPod is playing what it wants and I am passing on its choices, whether you want to hear them or not.
So welcome back my friends to the show that never ends!
1. Tracking Down A Runaway by Bad Company. Paul Rodgers still has one of the great rock voices and of course he proves it here.
2. A Gathering Storm by Terry Hall and Mushtaq. From their excellent album An Hour of Two Lights, The Specials boy is in fine form here.
3. Rhapsody in Blue by Deodato. Classic jazzy version of George Gershwin’s 1924 by the Brazilian maestro. Truly wonderful.
4. Run by Sash. This the German DJ fellow. Mint.
5. Me & U (Remix feat Diddy and Yung Job) by Cassie. Nice bit of R&B from whoever this is.
6. Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear. From their brilliant album Veckatimest, they will struggle to do anything as good as this tune.
7. I Know But I Don’t Know by Blondie. A lesser track from Parallel Lines.
8. Pickin’ Up Chicks on The Dowling Street by Billy Gibbons and the BFGs. No filler on ZZ Top’s Rev Billy F Gibbons’ Perefectamundo long player.
9. Raspberry Beret by Hindu Love Gods. Hindu Love Gods were basically the late great Warren Zeavon (the Werewolves of London chap) plus Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry who were of course three quarters of REM. Great rocking cover of a Prince classic.
10. Tanganyika by Baloji. Baloji is, according to the internet, “a Belgian rapper, MC and hip hop artist of Congolese origin.” I’ve bought his album 137 Avenue Kaniama and it’s brilliant. I’m not familiar with the Belgian language, although it does bear more than a passing resemblance to French. Buy this record.
That’s all, folks. Again.