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Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:24 am
by Jamie Renton
Rob Hall wrote:Hasn't that CW Stoneking been out for a while now? It seems like ages ago since I picked it up


It's only recently been sent to me for an fRoots review, however the clip I posted is from a year or so ago. So I don't really know what's going on. But glad to have it anyway.

The Leyla McCalla album seems to be a bit Marmite-y. It's grown on me a lot with each listen. I sort of know what you mean about an academic exercise Rob, but the bottom line for me is, I like her voice.

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:28 pm
by Rob Hall
There's another new and groovy album out: Femi Temowo's 'The Music Is The Feeling'. He was Amy's guitarist. The album is very jazzy with a strong afro feel to it, plus a string orchestra(!)

http://www.femiguitar.com

I predict that a certain Will Vine of this parish will find much to like on it.

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:55 pm
by NormanD
Thanks for all the posts - there's a lot going on here.

The first album by Leyla McCalla was all a bit restrained, and polite. She's really opened up with this one. I'd say the same for the other Chocky Drops female singer, Rhiannon Giddens. Her last album (a bit late for this thread now) is excellent. The trouble with the two women CCD singers may well lie in their classical music background - Rhiannon was trained as an opera singer and Leyla studied cello. Maybe they've started to roughen up their edges.

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:21 pm
by Rob Hall
I don't know. I've just watched the video Leyla McCalla video: it just seems a bit joyless to me - like an awful lot of music I hear, I should add.

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:16 am
by alister prince
Rob, I'm with you on the word 'joyless'. It's prevalent in a fair amount of roots music. Another word might be 'earnest'. I'd far rather the occasional bum note, or injection of some emotion into the music. A while ago I heard a famous classical musician (Rubenstein?) say he often played the wrong notes, but it didn't matter, because his heart was in the music!
Aly

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:21 pm
by Jamie Renton
I feel an Eric Morecambe quote coming on

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:32 pm
by NormanD
"Can I use your dictaphone?"

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:41 pm
by uiwangmike
Wasn't that Bernard Manning? Maybe something from here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7yb-JncKow

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:48 pm
by Jamie Renton
"I'm playing all the right notes. But not necessarily in the right order."

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:23 pm
by NormanD
I would never knowingly quote Bernard Manning. If I have, many apologies.

Instead:
"Do you have the scrolls?"
"No. It's just the way I'm walking"

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:15 am
by Rob Hall
I always thought the 'notes, not necessarily in the right order' quote was from Les Dawson? (If my memory is correct he was, in fact, a capable pianist.)

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:30 am
by Jamie Renton

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:09 pm
by uiwangmike
uiwangmike wrote:Maybe something from here?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7yb-JncKow

Jamie Renton wrote:About 2.40 in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNYUJIW4sw


Bloody repeats!

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:40 pm
by john poole
uiwangmike wrote:Bloody repeats!
Yes, from 1963 -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqHH1UQqIMs

Re: New and Groovy

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:58 pm
by Jamie Renton
Still doing my best to fly the flag for the new and the groovy...

Heavenless a lovely new album (well 6 track EP) from veteran Jamaican trombonist Vin Gordon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIYXXV7pJus
I got mine from Juno Downloads for £3.74, that's less than the price of a cup of coffee in some parts of London.

I've also been enjoying Blues and Ballads the latest from ex-North Mississippi Allstar Luther Dickinson. Here he is with Mavis Staples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbTTI8ayRwY

Sterns have got an album out from Brazilian rapper Emicida (a new name to me), partly recorded in Angola and Cape Verde. A lot of it is as infectious as hell too. Such as this :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zypOpcW62T8

Did any of that do anything for you?