Sunday, 21 June 2015

The Listening Club - 21st June 2015

Hey there,

Hope all is good with you - hustle, bustle and frenzy here in A-dam, as we prepare ourselves for Glastonbury next week - weather forecast not looking too bad for a change also, which is damn good news... But hell, Motorhead, Run The Jewels, Super Furries, Mary J Blige, FFS, Sleaford Mods, Leftfield, Sam Binga, Courtney Barnett, Lionel Ritchie and shitloads more in one place - still my favourite venue on the planet. And a Smiths tribute band. Arf. As last year, I'll be spending Thursday evening and night on-site playing tunes for my good friends running the Cornish Arms, which means lots of swearing at computers this weekend as I sort my set out. Bless @nessiest for tolerating this, It'll be well worth it (I keep assuring her)...

Also looking forward to next week's #summervortex - co-run by @holette and @JimMcCauley, bless their combined cottons... as with previous years, in celebration of the summer festival season, we're looking for the finest live performances you have - email address to send to will be on the twitter profile, looking forward to hearing them!

Back in #LC land, last week @samsmitter was in the chair and treated the ensemble to The Fall's mighty "I Am Kurious Oranj" which was grand fun, both for those who knew it, and those who didn't. Thanks to Sam for the pick, and for skimming the frisbee out to Wales where @holette is waiting with this week's intro...

"The voice, the songs, the fabulous production on this album all sound like pure class to me. It features much sampled tracks and one of the best known will be familiar to many - an instant shot of joy.  I first put a scribbled name to this artist many years ago, after skipping up to ask a DJ at the boozy Sunday end of a banging dance weekender at Pontins, Prestatyn, of all the classy places.  Great music, good company, and a table full of drinks. Sound familiar? 

 I'm sure Listening Clubbers will fill us in on some of the artists who've sampled this vocalist.  Various song writers on the album have penned other bona fide super hits. The tracks are pretty varied with influences from gospel to soul and fantastic funky arrangements.  Hands may well be in the air at some point. Hope you enjoy!"

A mighty one this, short but very sweet - you owe it to yourselves to tune in and groove! - download is here, mixcloud (leaving it till late to upload, in the hope it will still be there come 8pm) is here!!!

See you at 8!

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