Here is a reminder (as if you need one) that we’ve got a lot to be thankful for.
Not that all is sweetness and light, mind you.
But be that as it may, let’s celebrate what we’ve got.
And here we’re thankful for funky classics like William Devaughan’s title track, Hall & Oates’s drum machine-led groover, Ike & Tina’s sexy romp about naughty Mr Whitelaw, the late Kiki Gyan’s afro-disco stomper and a banging Piero Piccioni movie instrumental. Thanks to the lovely Seekmagic for turning us onto the breezy 70s beauty of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils tune included here. Cheers for the up to date motorik vibes from R Seiliog, pulsating disco-funk from Georges Vert, deep indie soul folk from Junip, immaculate future retro from the Advisory Circle and the much anticipated goodness from the one and only Psapp. And final thanks to Klaus Weiss who bookends this mix with his sympathetic synth stylings. Ta!
Hwyl am y tro,
Well hello again! We do hope this edition of our occasional series finds you well. As Summer winds down into Autumn, we thought we’d try to give you a selection which might accompany this shortest of seasons - an autumnal, velvety, baroque kind of assortment.
With this aim in mind, we’ve searched high and wide - from Brazil we have the great composer and guitarist Luis Bonfa, the beautiful harmonies of Quarteto Em Cy and a mellower moment from rock god, Ronnie Von. France furnishes us with a couple of tunes from divine sixties beauties Francoise Hardy and Marianne Faithfull, plus our opening piece from the late genius of French film music, Francois de Roubaix. We have baroque, country & western and eastern flavours too - Noel Harrison, Bob Lind, The Left Banke, Dillard and Clark, Tommy James and the Shondells, Mary McCaslin. And Sid Selvidge, who sadly passed away this year. RIP, Sid.
So here we have an autumnal selection. To our humble ears anyway! Enjoy.
Hwyl am y tro,