Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Jackson Reprise 1967

20/4/17 – Nancy Sinatra And Lee Hazlewood – Jackson – 1967 / Johnny Cash And June Carter – Jackson – 1967 / Florence Welch And Josh Homme – Jackson – 2012/ Towa Carson Och Mats Olsson – Laxå – 1967 / Carola Standertskjöld And Lasse Mårtenson – Mä lähden Stadiin – 1967

When I was 9 years old I bought this catchy single probably after hearing it on the radio, no picture sleeve, no video. I was completely unaware of the Johnny Cash/June Carter version. I was also completely unaware that Nancy Sinatra was the spitting image of Lady Penelope! (See the video below). Of course the […]

King Sunny Ade with Guitar

3/7/16 – King Sunny Adé – Documentary – 2012 / Ja Funmi from Juju Music – 1982

Tonight Sunday 3rd July I will be seeing King Sunny Adé, legend of Nigerian Juju music, live in Central Park. If you are not aware of his music you may want to watch the documentary below. Adé, also known as the Minister of Enjoyment and the African Bob Marley, along with Ebenezer Obey is a pioneer […]


18/2/16 – Lou Doillon – EP – 2012 / Devil Or Angel / I.C.U – Videos – 2012

Lou Doillon possesses the greatest of gifts, a voice redolent of someone you have or will or can love without question, a mouth so sensuous that her lips refuse to let it close, her skin, glaciers that stretch like winter white blankets protecting the angles of the bones in her face. She beguiles and displays a shy provocation, an uncertain […]

David Byrne and Annie Clark who records under the name St. Vincent

20/8/15 – David Byrne And St. Vincent – Who – 2012 / Television – Marquee Moon – 1977

In regards to yesterday’s post, although superficially there are similarities, it might rather be coincidences. St Vincent and her guitar theatrics, Anna Calvi and her guitar explosions, both of them recording with David Byrne, both of fine voice but actually rather different, different sides of the pond, different, except that they add a certain artistic […]


6/3/15 – Rumer – Slow – Jools Holland’s Later – 2011/ Live At Kägelbanan, Södra Teatern – Stockholm – 2015 / Seasons Of My Soul – 2010 / Boys Don’t Cry – 2012 / Into Colour – 2014

Rumer aka Sarah Joyce is an English singer born in Islamabad, Pakistan with a soft croon most reminiscent of Karen Carpenter. I saw her last night in Stockholm sing to an audience that understood or rather craved her influences, Bacharach, Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro and as she sang songs by Jimmy Webb and Todd […]