Thursday 28 April 2016

sleeve notes

5. a cover version... talking of reading the list all the way down the marine girls's silent red was a thought for the colours one before it wasn't and i do love those marine girls so they had to be here somewhere and the peel session this is from is a pure punk riot...

6. a duet or a song by a duo... oh alton oh phyllis together at last...

bonus songs...

the dells - wichita lineman/by the time i get to phoenix

barbara & ernie - do you know


Wednesday 27 April 2016

sleeve notes

3. a song with a colour in the title... as much the greatest thing i've only got as a thing on the machine that i'd adore and hold ever so tender in real life as anything i can think of well this and guess i'm dumb (oh for a record of guess i'm dumb) the horace silver version is a marvel the horace silver version with bill henderson singing is nearly as marvelous but i love the horace version so bill sort of gets in the way for me... the  rose hardaway came from the ever giving office naps and there's wonderful stuff from rose's grandson and one of her neighbours in the comments bit so troll over there dears do you'll find the bill henderson there too

4. a b-side you played as much as, if not more than, the a-side... i wish i'd never loved you armagideon time liza radley get up and move stand down margaret the corrupt ones on my mind if the papes come heck this was nearly city hobgoblins which'd bounced me round the kitchen in a handful of singles play it as it lays afternoon just a while ago... the deee lite has been a today tomorrow and always presence in the going out record box and was going to be the under 2.30 choice till i read down the list the whole way

bonus songs...

blossom dearie - long daddy green

the byrds - she don't care about time



i know everyone knows the byrds but there are never too many times to play a b-side of of all b-sides


Tuesday 26 April 2016

sleeve notes

i though perhaps more rattling on about the cooking mixes 15 songs whatsit might be nice...

1. a song by an artist or group who would be catagorised under 'a'... astounding i know but i've never been much a filer the records piles vaguely making sense through constant rummaging and things played most being nearer the front so off the top of my head this went the action bob andy ruby andrews ummmmmm art ensemble of chicago (who it very nearly was what with theme de yo yo being so marvelously bananas and all) and ohhhhh aswad that first dub record heck one of the first reggae records that and police and thieves and misty in roots so aswad...

2. a song with a running time under 2min 30sec... could've been most anything and very nearly was but lovely noel was right near the front of the kitchen record player pile and they don't come much shorter neither nor shouting loud so quietly...

bonus songs...

ruby andrews - wonderful night

carla thomas - where do i go


Tuesday 19 April 2016


ooooooooh my 15 songs whatsit is up over at cooking up a quiet storm if you fancy a listen... worth it for the lani hall i'd say... and the iconic sleeve is the beautiful phillips company sleeve in case you were wondering...


  this was very nearly the duet/duo song and i've been singing it all week so...

  gosdin brothers - sounds of goodbye


Friday 8 April 2016

phifer friday

of all the hordes of fallen these dark days it's been little phife's that went and got me most the only real before his timer and all  hitting the still sad for mca buttons hard too... as all those 89ers went housey acidy whatever here berets got jauntier gabbicis buttoned high and the native tongues were the only gang in town... what could be superer than questing with the questers break spotting of a sunday afternoon booze up hunched up giddy over the soul jazzer's lobby boxes astounded as all anything recognising something off of some mole chancer... oh people's instinctive travels and the paths of rhythm how i wore you out... 

there's volume and volume and volume of records sampled collections all worth your pennies this on them somewhere one of those that i only bought cos prison shows are always a thing thrilled as all everything when the low end theory met the needle and after the horns you can check out the phifer...

jimmy mcgriff - green dolphin street


Monday 4 April 2016

modal monday

here it's mostly luminous magnolias sprouting seedlings (dill and sunflowers still waiting on the cucumbers and beans) siskins for the first time the ace berets of the blackcaps and waiting on the dusk bats... i do hope it's lovely where you are petals...

freddie hubbard - the black angel