This was released in 1971 and reached No 31 in Britain. It features drumming by 25 members of the Ingoma people in Burundi recorded in 1967, with a guitar and … Continue readingBurundi Steiphenson Black: Burundi Black
ONE of the most common nightmares, I have been led to believe, involves sitting an exam for which one is completely unprepared. In my case, it actually happened – and … Continue readingWhat’s Latin for failure?
Yesterday we had Canada’s McGarrigle sisters performing this lovely song in 1976. Today it’s the turn of the precocious Soderberg sisters from Stockholm, 40 years later.
Always loved this song from the sisters’ debut album. Kate, who died in 2010, was of course the first Mrs Loudon Wainwright III and the mother of Rufus and Martha … Continue readingKate & Anna McGarrigle: Complainte pour Ste-Cathérine
Eight minutes of pure entertainment for the footie fan.
One of my favourite Colvin tracks, from the Fat City album.
I listened all the way through and, dammit, could find no mention of a dog. It’s a bloody instrumental!
READERS sometimes comment that this column is a welcome relief from the insanity of the modern world, so I apologise in advance that today’s article is not light-hearted. I start … Continue readingJohnson’s McGonagall moment
A new take on the poignant song from New Morning.
One of my favourite songs from the Babbacombe Lee LP. And here’s an X-rated version.