Friday, 29 November 2013

Cut a rug to this, hepcats!

There's no doubt about it; Wynonie Harris's Lovin' Machine knocks spots off James Brown's Sex Machine, Gloria Estefan's Miami Sound Machine and, um, John Cusack's Hot Tub Time Machine. Anyway, it's a brilliant song is what I'm saying, and I will never tire of listening to it.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

New LP from The Sweptaways

Everyone's favourite Swedish all-female a cappella choir The Sweptaways release their third long player, Framtiden (The Future), on December 2nd. I've been waiting for this one for ages so couldn't be more thrilled that the big day is almost upon us.

The album represents something of a departure for the group as - rather than recording collaborations and cover versions of already famous songs as on their first two albums - they've written the lyrics themselves this time round, with original music by Swedish composers such as Sara Wilson, Sara Groves and Fredrik Gran.

Rather thrillingly, the gals have already put up a You Tube playlist of some of the tracks from Framtiden. I've only played it through once so far but The Future's already sounding distinctly bright to me.

Buy the mp3 album (from Monday 2nd onwards) HERE

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Three of a Kind #116

A lovesick Three of a Kind today. Three completely different songs, all with the same title - and all stupendously good. What are the chances?

Gang Starr - Lovesick (John Waddell Upbeat Mix)