Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sun didn't come up but it's Tuesday morning nonetheless

On Record Store day, I made a postwork trip to Soundscapes and picked up Joel Plaskett's latest, Three. I highly recommend it to one and all. It's just freaking good.

I was also looking for something to add to my soul section, so I picked up The Best of Jimmy Hughes. Hughes, apparently, was a preacher turned soul singer who recorded at Muscle Shoals in the early to mid 60's. I'd never heard of him before. The disc is fantastic - a great mix of ballads and uptempo soul that just rocks. If your foot doesn't start tapping while listening to this, you'd better go to a doctor.

One more week until the new Dylan album comes out. I've been listening to a fair bit of Dylan lately, everything from his early Woody Guthrie acolyte stuff to his more recent road warrior blues'n'roots'n'rock and roll stuff. I keep meaning to post a list of my favourite Dylan tunes but I don't really have enough time to list them all.

Today, it's the new Bill Callahan (used to go by Smog). Strange stuff - some of it reminds me of Lou Reed at his druggy best but slowed down. It kind of matches the grey day outside.

Oh yeah. . . 29 days until I fly off for my island vacation.


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I love that you picked up a disc by a singer you have never heard of. I don't do that nearly enough, but I am almost always happy that I do.

Remi said...

I find when I get to Soundscapes, it's usually pretty safe. I've yet to find a bad disc there. Not everything has been a knock yer socks off winner but usually they are at least worthy an occasional listen.