Alone in Kyoto ~ Air
I was going over some of my almost never played but liked tunes today — this one popped up and I drifted yet again! Listening and aural drifting —- love it! Now, because of recent downturns, I’m making my “Gotta See It, or Do It, Very Soon List — I refuse the term bucket at all turns — and Kyoto is on my travel agenda for 2014 now! It’s Wednesday and I try to play something wildly personal…here is the Wednesday’s Child Isn’t Meek selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner. Peace, love and good ketchup to y’all!
Patsy Cline - Poor Man’s Roses (Or A Rich Man’s Gold)
A favourite tune by Patsy — and she’s doing the Blues here folks…or as close as she can get with the Nashville purists around…..great tune great voice!
Little Eyes ~ Yo La Tengo
I first heard this fine little tune while sitting in the backyard watching clouds make shapes for me — it’s part of my therapy to lay flat on the “warm” table in the little glass conservatory we have and just let it all roll by — this song got me to thinking ever so slowly about things. Any song that can do that is a worthy pick for Tuesday’s Get Up and Cheer Life from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner. Peace, love and laying flat to y’all!
I Can’t Quit You Baby ~ Otis Rush (The Otis Rush Blues Band)
Oh yes…a stonkin’ Classic this! Between 1956 and 1958, guitarist Otis Rush recorded a string of hits for Chicago’s Cobra Records label, but it all started with “I Can’t Quit You Baby.” A slow, powerful twelve-bar blues song written and produced by the great Willie Dixon for Rush, the guitarist was spurred on by Dixon to deliver a passionate performance that has stood for the ages. Covered by many but all owe this original so much — I never got to see Otis in his prime —- I’d’ve still been in short pants — but I did see him early on in the 60’s do this and bring the house down. So it’s the Monday Got The Blues selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner. Peace, love and music y’all!
Long, Long, Long ~ The Beatles
Funny how time lets the little gems shine ever so brightly — I used to play this song for folks and they skipped it or put it down — to me it’s one of George’s little bits of genius, part this little that, a three way mix between jazz waltz, folk song, and late sixties psychedelia and all George! I hear him more and more in this one and now it’s an old friend of a tune. Hope you enjoy it today as the Sunday Spiritual Song Moments selection from The Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner. Peace, love and happy trails y’all!
Father’s Day ~ Groucho Marx
It’s Father’s Day and time for my annual re-posting of Groucho Marx singing the greatest song dedicated to that occasion of all time. Happy F-day to all the dads out there — my dear Dad would chuckle over this one! He said that Groucho and the well executed double play were part of a few American things he liked!
Slip Away ~ Clarence Carter
He can sing it so well, he can play a unique guitar style, he can write, he can produce and he just is so unheralded — the mighty fine Clarence Carter for today’s lesser known Soul greats! Hope you enjoy enough to go Google him and read the full bio. I do remember seeing Clarence on a bill with his then wife Candi Staton! Cheers, peace y’all and thanks to all ye Goddesses and Gawds of Tumblr for helping me get through one of the bad weeks — bless y’all too!
Andy Kaufman ~ channeling Elvis (on his 1st Tonight Show gig)
I need a laugh today and Andy was there for it…for me — the world still morns it’s loss of Andy!
A Shot of Rhythm and Blues ~ Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
Keith always says that he wasn’t a “guitar slinger” but that it’s all about the rhythm and the cause of advancing a song! And I loved the rhythm in this one I first heard it in a little cafe in south London so many years ago! Hope you’ll have a bit of a wild rhythm thing with it to…give it a whirl round the dance floor or your kitchen floor even. It’s the Wednesday is a bit of Wild selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner! Peace to y’all now!
Grits Ain’t Groceries ~ Little Milton
Little Milton aka Milton Campbell was one the best live singers I ever saw. I saw him in Ann Arbor twice and then in Chicago where he was killin’ it. He had the strongest voice I’ve ever heard. I mean, the man had incredible control, power and emotion. A rare gift in a Blues singer and though this song is more R’n’B slash Soul it’s still the Blues to me which makes it the Monday Got The Blues selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner! Peace and love y’all!!!!