I’m writing this in a demob happy mood, as I’m off to Cornwall to brew beer with a mate, and hopefully catch a few waves … either that or install myself in the local, cursing the lack of a decent swell.
So to warm you up for your weekend, here’s some Atlantic soul, a late night ghetto funk chiller and some crazy tweaked Italian jazziness. Enjoy!
First up this week is a lovely little slice of soul from Barbara Lynn, I’ve no idea where I picked it up from, but I don’t remember hearing it before, so it qualifies for TOAT. Nice & Easy a shining example of early 70’s Atlantic goodness, if you manage to listen to this and don’t crack a smile, you’re dead inside …
I think I first heard the Renato Carosone original to Tu Vuo’ Fa’ L’Americano in The Talented Mr Ripley, but Spinforth, Morphosis and the rest of the HongKongPingPong kids have done a fine job taking this slice of Neapolitan jazziness and hitting the ‘wonkify’ button for this little edit. Top darts.
The guys over at Purple Radio first introduced me to The Book Of Right On by nuevo-folkster Joanna Newsom – specifically the far housier Pocketknifes Scowling Owl remix – but this tweak from the Funk Hunters (under their Outlier moniker) properly updates it, managing to blend just the right amount of ‘late night’ chill with a nice little wobble, and what’s better, it’s a free download!
Right, I’m off to Cornwall for my holibobs – toodlepip!