Soul classic from The Chiffons to start the week. It doesn’t get much better than this. Pure pop magic.
It reminded me of finding them in my Dad’s record collection when I was at school and finding their sound both fascinating and hypnotic. Little has changed listening to them now probably 15 years later.
Buena Vista Social Club:
80’s classic from the legendary Tina Turner. Have a great weekend.
Apologies for the rather esoteric choices this week, I just go where the music takes me.
Given his rather exotic roots and the fact that my friend used Tinariwen (another Tuareg band) as a comparison I was a little taken aback that I both understood the reference and really enjoyed the song! I suppose it goes to show how far writing this blog has expanded my musical horizons.
I am on a real Gospel kick this week. Once in a while I like to immerse myself in it. It is so pure that I always emerge feeling refreshed.
The Soul Stirrers (with a very youthful Sam Cooke):
My musical diet of late has been been an odd mixture. Off-kilter modern Electronica and early Soul and Gospel. As I mentioned before, I seem to have an outsized affection for Gospel of this era. I love the simple purity of the songs.
The Staple Singers:
A nice quiet and perhaps slightly dark track here from Dean Blunt, who I know next to nothing about, other that he (along with Inga Copeland) used to go by the name Hype Williams.