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Monday, August 31, 2015

Guest stuff, part 2, Stranglers related

My go-to reggae guy, Cliff in the UK, is still under the weather.... we are all praying for a quick recovery for ya, Cliff.... however, he does send along a fine link to a BBC broadcast, "Men In Black, The Stranglers Story"... very very good, narrated by Glen Matlock.... if you are a Stranglers fan you WANT this trust me.


Also in the Stranglers deluge, we have old blog friend John Baker presenting THREE great Stranglers bootlegs from his stash.... the Stranglers mega-post was quite popular, and why not? It's the Stranglers! and these are worth your time, trust me.    First up we have "1977 Live at the Roundhouse"

Next up is 1980s "Live in Toronto"

And finally, from 1981"Emerald City" from Cherry Hill New Jersey......

Thanks loads to Jon Baker for these gems!

Finally, non-Stranglers, from Jonder comes my favorite recent submission.......I will copy the email
as it is in the form of a review:

Cassandra Wilson is a singer best known for her 1990's jazz albums on Blue Note. Her voice is deep, rich, and smoky (most often compared to Betty Carter and Abbie Lincoln). The musical arrangements on her albums draw on acoustic blues and Afro-Caribbean percussion, and her songs can rarely be labeled as traditional jazz.

Ms. Wilson is also known for unconventional interpretations of cover songs. She was born in Mississippi, and was a child of the 60's who became a teen in the 70's. She was raised on popular radio, blues and country classics, as well as jazz standards. Her own music breaks down the boundaries of these genres.

Many of Wilson's pop/rock covers were compiled on the 2009 collection Closer To You (including her sublime versions of "Tupelo Honey", "Harvest Moon" and a slow burning "Last Train to Clarksville"). This is my homemade companion volume, which includes songs released during the past
two decades for Wilson's own albums as well as soundtracks, tributes, and guest appearances on other artists' albums (bassist Lonnie Plaxico, violinist Regina Carter, and guitarist Pat Martino).

Cassandra Wilson and her musical collaborators take surprising approaches to well-known songs and transform them into something new and truly special.

01 Crazy Love (Van Morrison)
02 The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix)
03 Blackbird (The Beatles)
04 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams)
05 If It's Magic (Stevie Wonder)
06 Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell)
07 Killing Me Softly With His Song (as made famous by Roberta Flack, The
Fugees, etc)
08 If Loving You Is Wrong (as made famous by Luther Ingram, Barbara
Mandrell, etc)
09 One Less Bell To Answer (Burt Bacharach)
10 Longer (Dan Fogelberg)
11 Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (as made famous by The Temptations)
12 Only A Dream In Rio (James Taylor)
13 Painted from Memory (Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach)
14 Crazy (Willie Nelson)
15 Shelter From The Storm (Bob Dylan)
16 Black Crow (Joni Mitchell)

(SCOTT): "Shelter from the Storm" blew me away but the rest is great too....fantastic homemade comp!


  1. Scott, the Cassandra Wilson post looks amazing! Thanks for a very interesting share!

    1. Simon: its fantastic...all thanks to jonder for a truly great share


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