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The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

The 35th Uncut Playlist Of 2013
John Mulvey

Conspicuously wealthy blues collectors probably know about this by now, but a copy of Tommy Johnson’s “Alcohol And Jake Blues” has surfaced – only the second that’s ever been found – and is on sale at Ebay. It’ll be interesting to see how bidding shapes up before the auction closes around 10 tonight (UK time): at time of writing, the highest offer is $16,800.00.

There’s a great exchange in the Ebay Q&A when someone tries to get the seller to digitise his copy and replace the scratchy transfer that currently circulates (as on the Youtube link below). That doesn’t work, as you might imagine.

Back in 2013, there’s a nice new Limiñanas record, the best Alasdair Roberts in a while, King Champion Sounds (a Dutch-based band featured one of The Ex and Ajay from one of my favourite lost ‘90s noise bands, Donkey, and the Daniel Bachman and Trans (interesting story there…) releases get better with each listen. Also, if you were drawn in by my Television/Forsyth/Nugent/Nico blog last week, there’s a trailer for the Chris Forsyth album gone live, that I’ve embedded below.

And a quick reminder that our new issue is on sale today (Read about the November 2013 Uncut here): cool, I think, to have The Waterboys, Clarence White, Throwing Muses, Archie Shepp and Laraaji in there, among all the other stuff. As ever, let us know what you think…

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1 Daniel Bachman – Jesus I’m A Sinner (Tompkins Square)

2 Kurt Vile & The Violators - it's a big world out there (and i am scared) EP (Matador)

3 The Limiñanas - Costa Blanca (Trouble In Mind)

4 Cliff Martinez – Solaris: Original Music (Invada)

5 Van Morrison – Into The Mystic (Unreleased Version) (Warner Bros)

6 Neil Young – Reason To Believe (Live At Farm Aid)

7 Date Palms – The Dusted Sessions (Thrill Jockey)

Read my live review of Date Palms here

8 Roy Harper – Man And Myth (Bella Union)

Read my live review of Roy Harper here

9 Alasdair Roberts & Robin Robertson – Hrta Songs (Stone Tape)

10 Tommy Johnson – Alcohol And Jake Blues (Paramount)

11 Chris Forsyth – Solar Motel (Paradise Of Bachelors)

Chris Forsyth - Solar Motel (teaser) from Chris Forsyth on Vimeo.

12 Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Idea & Deed/On My Way Home Again/You Have Cum In Your Hair And Your Dick Is Hanging Out/Time To Be Clear (Ace Hotel & Jackpot! Recording MFNW Sessions)

Download the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy tracks for free here

13 Trans - Trans Red EP (Rough Trade)

14 Date Palms – USA & Europe Dusted Sessions Tour 2013 (Date Palms)

15 Dead Meadow – Warble Womb (Xemu)

16 Olan Mill – Hiraeth (Preservation)

17 Jeffrey Novak – Lemon Kid (Trouble In Mind)

18 Autechre – L-Event (Warp)

19 Cian Nugent & The Cosmos – Born With The Caul (No Quarter)

20 King Champion Sounds – Different Drummer (Wormer Brothers)

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Editor's Letter

The 3rd Uncut Playlist Of 2015

Still at that stage of the year where I nearly type 2014 every time instead of 2015, but time moves on - swifter, perhaps, than Bjork for one would've liked this week, given how an unauthorised leak forced the release of "Vulnicura" a couple of months ahead of schedule.