Sometimes, music just passes you by!
The purpose of this blog is to bring to your attention some great music that you've never heard, and from artists that you've never heard of!
There is no defined genre, no theme ... just damn fine tunes from damn fine albums.
Have a listen to them, and see what you think. If one person buys one CD as a result of this blog, it has been a success!
We all know Roberta Lee Streeter, right? As Bobbie Gentry she will forever be remembered for the classic “Ode To Billie Joe” but she was a brilliant singer/songwriter. She stopped recording in 1974 and dropped plain out of sight, refusing all offers of a comeback.
Jill Sobule, on the other hand, is not universally recognised but she is the writer of Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl”. She is also a brilliant singer/songwriter. This homage to Bobbie (think you’ll recognise the tune) is a classic in itself – the title tells you everything about the song.
You may have heard Luke Vibert without really knowing you’ve heard him, as he records under about eight other names besides his own. The album explores pretty much every type of dance music, and one this track we get a very 50s-style jazz track with a drum n bass backing.
British soul music has always been, for me, the most underrated musical genre. Especially amongst the British. Fortunately, our American friends tend to acknowledge the quality. This track will bring out the sunshine on even the grimmest days – quality music that easily matches the best of Chicago house