Saturday, 26 November 2016

Sharon Jones lost fight against cancer in November!

We have to bemoan another fantastic artist, who got only better with the years: 
Sharon Lafaye Jones, soul singer and songwriter, born 4 May 1956; died 18 November 2016
Sharon Jones passed away after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer over many years. Find out more here!

In September 2016 a documentary Miss Sharon Jones! Official Trailer 
directed by Barbara Kopple (talk show here) came out showing her as she tries to hold her band together while battling pancreatic cancer.

I witnessed here stunning comeback with the Daptone Revue live on 29  June 2014 in Paris, France. She sang full of energy even she had no hair due to radiotherapy he she had recently undergone. Her song "Retreat" inspired by her fight against cancer was particularly moving! She was an outstanding live performer & singer! Sharon Jones was such a strong and inspiring woman and we miss her!

To get you into seasonal mood and as a treat her "It's A Holiday Soul Party!" 
broadcast on NPR as Tiny Desk Concert on 21 Dec 2015


Listen to tribute radio shows on: 

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Mose Allison RIP, will be missed by his fans!

Singer, Pianist & song writer extraordinaire Mose Allison passed away peacefully at his home on November 15, 2016.
I still remember fondly his performance at Pizza Express in London many years ago which lasted into the wee hours of the morning (read Guardian article)!

So many great artists have left us (poorer) this year!
His many humorous and hard biting songs  
- always a wry commentary on the human condition -
 will be missed in a time we'll need them more than ever!
Thank you for your witty lyrics and all those great tunes 
like "Young Man's Blues" you played for us, Mose!

more on Mose @ anorakthingand @ zipdialog

For any anyone new to Mose I recommend this mixtape:



Repost from c90lounge courtesy of Washerman's Dog blog!

Track Listing:

01 Everybody Cryin’ Mercy
02 If You Only Knew (Live)
03 Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
04 Cruise Control
05 It’s Crazy
06 I Don’t Want Much
07 Parchman Farm
08 What Will It Be
09 Dinner On the Ground
10 Middle Class White Boy (Live)
11 If You Live
12 Stranger in Paradise
13 I Love the Life I live (Live)
14 Stroll
15 Eyesight To The Blind
16 Foolkiller
17 You Call it Joggin’
18 Mule
19 Gimcracks and Gewgaws
20 Seventh Son
21 Ever Since the World Ended
22 Mojo Woman
23 Ask Me Nice
24 Back Country Suite Blues (aka Young Man Blues)

Sunday, 13 November 2016

So long Leonard! Cohen RIP

      Leonard Cohen  
21.11.1934 – 7.11. 2016

Another great one gone: Leonard Cohen has died peacefully after a fall at his home in Los Angeles! 
Thank you for your poetry, your songs and the music, which enriched our lives!

More on the "old bastard in a suit":
Cohen's Montreal map
Leonard Cohen files
Cover photos

Leonard Cohen RIP podcast: 

The podcast of this show is available for listening or download here, just drop me a line  (in comments) if there are any issues and feedback is always welcome!

Cohen recently reflected on his age and health in a profile by the 
New Yorker where he said: "I am ready to die. I hope it's not too uncomfortable."

Listen to his last Interview on WNYC

Goodbye Leonard, you "old bastard in a suit"!

Leonard CohenI'm Your Man

Repost from c90lounge courtesy of Washerman's Dog blog

Track Listing:

01 Undertow

02 Suzanne

03 By the Rivers Dark

04 Lullaby

05 Democracy

06 Sisters Of Mercy

07 The Future

08 I’m Your Man

09 Boogie Street

10 You Know Who I Am

11 Nightingale

12 Dance Me to the End of Love

13 Lover Lover Lover

14 Be For Real

15 Banjo

16 Bird On The Wire

17 Anthem

18 Why Don’t You Try

19 Tower of Song

20 Darkness

21 The Captain

22 To A Teacher

23 You Want It Darker

24 Whither Thou Goest

A Happier & Healthy New Year!

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