“Where the music’s hot…”

Morning, everyone. High start to the day with the arrival of the new CRB Betty’s Blends live set this morning; you can hear their version of Slim Harpo’s “The Music’s Hot” down at the bottom of the page.

First, though, you need to get through a few more new arrivals, including Will Oldham covering Merle Haggard, Feist, Gas, Forest Swords, a reissue of one of my favourite clicks + cuts records (by Jan Jelinek), and an incredible jam by WET TUNA, who feature Matt Valentine, PG Six and John Moloney. I’d love to add something from the Rick Tomlinson comeback set (you might remember him from his killer Voice Of The Seven Woods and Voice Of The Seven Thunders albums) which sounds a bit like Silent Way-era Miles leading a Tibetan Buddhist ritual, but only seems to exist on vinyl. Try and snag a copy if you can from voixrecords.com.

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1 Anthony Pasquarosa With John Moloney – My Pharaoh, My King (Feeding Tube)

2 Bill MacKay – Esker (Drag City)

3 Joan Shelley – Joan Shelley (No Quarter)

4 Seefeel – Quique (Too Pure)

5 Thundercat – Drunk (Brainfeeder)

6 Joshua Abrams – Represencing (Eremite)

7 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Best Troubador (Domino)

8 Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up (Nonesuch)

9 Various Artists – Sing It High, Sing It Low: Tumbleweed Records 1971-1973 (Light In The Attic)

10 The Cairo Gang – Untouchable (God?/Drag City)

11 Man Forever – Play What They Want (Thrill Jockey)

12 Endless Boogie – Vibe Killer (No Quarter)

13 Feist – Pleasure (Polydor)

14 Rick Tomlinson – Phases Of Daylight (Voix)

15 Gas – Narkopop (Kompakt)

16 Forest Swords – The Highest Flood (Ninja Tune)

17 Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound (Southeastern Records)

18 Jan Jelinek – Loop-Finding-Jazz-Records (Faitiche)

19 Horse Lords – Mixtape IV (Bandcamp)

20 Wet Tuna – Live At The Root Cellar 1​/​19​/​17 Electric Set (Bandcamp)

21 Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Betty’s Blends Volume 3: Self-Rising, Southern Blends (Silver Arrow)