Friday, April 18, 2008

Hello Old Thing, Hello New Thing: 30

Sir Charles Thompson: Mister Boogie (Columbia, 1961)
I don't think that Thompson really was a Sir, but if he wasn't he should have been, if only for his services to making the world a slightly warmer and happier place. Until I heard this I'm pretty sure I was completely unaware of proto-lounge-core boogie-woogie, but now I have I feel like my life has changed for the better. In my dreams this is the music that plays when I walk into pubs. Everywhere you look, people are smoking and smiling and drinking champagne from walloping great saucers. What a world that would be...


Late Of The Pier: Space And The Woods (Parlophone, 2008)
BISH, BOSH, BISH, BOSH, WOO-HOO! ectetc. I played this for the first time yesterday and I couldn't quite believe how many great late 70s moments there were in it. I'm not a huge fan of that sort of thing really, but this has been done very well. What's more interesting is they appear to be from Castle Donnington, which makes them nearly neighbours of Silvana. Nearly, I said...

2 comments:

Planet Mondo said...

Mr Boogie is right up funky alley, as I'm on real boogie buzz at the mo'. Amos Milburn 'Down The Road Apiece' and 'Chicken Shack' and being current faves. I don't know whether to have Mr Boogie as my commuting tune or funeral music.

Space and The Woods - that's the sorta new music I likes. Drum breaks with synthy bleeps and burps.

There's a touch of this about it too.

Rob said...

Hey. I love Chicken Shack! Having Mr Boogie as a funeral tune would be a wonderful idea - not a wet eye in the house!