Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hello Old Thing, Hello New Thing: 44

Bojoura: Hampstead Incident (Polydor, 1968)
Reasons to like Bojoura. She's married to the drummer from Focus. She covered The Box Tops' The Letter in 1974. She's a leading light of what (I discovered today) is called Nederbeat. She is of Bulgarian descent. Not enough pop stars are of Bulgarian descent. Anyway, this is a Donovan cover which means two extra points to begin with. Plus it has a harpsichord on it, so, really, that's win/win, isn't it? I've yanked this wholesale from this fine record here.

Klashnekoff: Keep It Moving (Abstract Urban, 2010)
From Hackney, if you will, H-Town, the belly of the East, Klashnekoff has *looks over horn-rimmed half-moons at press release*, been in the game since 2004 and is much liked by by Rio Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys. Well, that's nice, isn't it. Apparently, that gum-ball Pete Doherty (remember him?) is also a fan, so he'll be extra pleased to get a mention on this really rather good track from 'Nekoff's top-drawer third album, Back To The Sagas.

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