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Drupi 1975

30/7/14 – Drupi – Vado Via – 1973/1977

A surprise hit (No.17)In England in 1973, originally entered into the San Remo song festival where it finished last, here’s former plumber Drupi miming Vado Via to a live audience in 1977. I always loved this song, the melody, his voice, the bass part, the female backing vocals, the strings, the sound of the words, even though […]

Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges

19/7/14 – Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges – Clube da Esquina – Trem Doido – 1972

Today I heard Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges album – Clube da Esquina from 1972 (Thanks Juhani). This is a truly groundbreaking record from Brazil. It’s difficult to say what kind of music it is as it incorporates so many styles, but most importantly it is its own self….listen. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Nascimento http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo_Borges

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6/12/13 – The Specials – Ghost Town – 1981

When Ghost town was released in 1981, The Specials were already splitting up. Internal frictions over direction allegedly contributed but it was the spooky melodies, strange chords and the evolving vision of Jerry Dammers the principle songwriter that made this song so special. This song was Number 1 in England for  three weeks and became single of the […]