Thursday, December 20, 2007

Hang On, These Records Are Nice...

Amy Winehouse: Love Is A Losing Game [Moody Boyz Original Ruffian Badboy Remix] (Island, 2007)
This Moody Boyz remix is bloody grate in the sense that it is PRECISELY the sort of wibble-wibble, hoik your fragrant "doobage" in the air, single red-light hanging above your head, heart-thumping dubfest I used to spend all day listening to when I worked in a record shop. Probably because I was listening to Tony Thorpe's excellent Moody Boys(z) then too. Music, eh? A bit like it always was - and sometimes that's not a bad thing at all.


Jimmy McCracklin: You're The One (Premium, 1956)
There's something entirely Christmassy about this record without it having anything to do with Christmas whatsoever. It's in the worn-down-to-the-bone shuffle of the drums, the done-with-pleading, resigned tone of McCracklin's voice, the cigarette-scented guitar solo played by someone for whom the next drink is clearly more attractive than the another recording session. It feels gloriously weary. And I think we all know how that feels, right?

4 comments:

BLTP said...

Good to see you are well enough to hobbled over to the stereo to post these tracks.
Surely Jimmy McCracklin should've opened a chain of roast pork restaurants?
I'll check the tunes later not allowed Itunes at work!

dulwichmum said...

Dear Rob, Silvana and Scrap,

I hope you are feeling better. Happy Christmas and New Year.

Rob said...

we are battling on!
*makes brave-soldier face*

DeSelby said...

For a jazzy Christmas how about "Speak No Evil" by Wayne Shorter, recorded Christmas Eve 1964. It's got a real unique vibe to it and is a fabulous album.