Friday, November 23, 2007

This Weeks Delicious Musical Biscuits

Sit tight and listen keenly:

1. "D-1" Gescom

2. "Coming Up" Paul McCartney (The video has held up nicely, no? Unabashedly wonderful new-wave cheese-funk!)

3. "Slap the Back" Cobblestone Jazz

4. "Is There A Ghost" Band of Horses

5. "Saudade" Moacir Santos (Continuing evidence that Brazilian musicians have been making some of the sweetest, most lilting music of the last 50 years.)

6. "Don't Pay Them No Mind" Nina Simone (Soulful, swinging pop, though this cut, the album's first, has a mournful quality to it that Nina works beautifully.)

7. All of the amazing "Anthems in Eden: An Anthology of British and Irish Folk 1955-1978" box set. Over 4 hours of consistently surprising, engaging and downright amazing music from our brothers and sisters across the pond.

8. "Just As You Are" Robert Wyatt (Please, no Wyatting.)

9. "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (from Live at 'The Club')" The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Almost as good as the music is the soulful, engaged crowd response...where audience celebration becomes polyrhythm.)

10. "Rainy Night In Georgia" David Ruffin (The sonic equivalent of wet leaves on blacktop. "I've got a feeling it's raining all over the world.")

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