A couple of weeks ago, I read an interview with Scott Litt about working on “Tempest”, in which he mentioned how Dylan’s voice now reminded him, positively, of Louis Armstrong. Dylan, Litt suggested, should have a go at “Hello Dolly” sometime (The full piece is stuck behind the paywall at http://www.newyorker.com/, unfortunately).
In this role, maybe Dylan could guest with a new outfit called the Bryan Ferry Orchestra; an old-time jazz band corralled by Ferry to play ‘20s-style instrumental versions of his songs. I have no idea what the versions of “Do The Strand”, “Virginia Plain” and “The Bogus Man” are going to sound like on the forthcoming album, but I’m kind of taken with “Don’t Stop The Dance” – a song I never much liked previously – embedded below. See what you think.
In other news, still hooked on the Goat record (that’s the sleeve above), and am much grateful to a new care package from Trouble In Mind (The Fuzz – and I quote, “a mysterious supergroup from San Francisco” – are the pick). Also: Olan Mill from Australia, which is a bit like an ambient record by Maurice Jarre; the amazing Angel Haze single (also embedded below); and Adrian Utley from Portishead’s drone/ambient/folk piece which you can download for free from the National Trust website. Worth a visit.
Today, I will mostly be making a token effort to play something other than this new Joni Mitchell box, “The Studio Albums 1968-1979”…
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1 Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs – I Watch You (Heavenly)
2 The Fuzz – This Time I Got A Reason/Fuzz’s Fourth Dream (Trouble In Mind)
3 Liminanas – Mobylette 1(Trouble In Mind)
4 Olan Mill – Home (Preservation)
5 Toro Y Moi – Anything In Return (Carpark)
6 Lamps – Under The Water Under The Ground (In The Red)
7 Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Christmas Eve Can Kill You (Domino)
8 Angel Haze – Werkin Girls (http://noisey.vice.com)
9 MMoss – MMoss (Trouble In Mind)
10 Michael Chapman – Pachyderm (Blast First Petite)
11 Matthew E White – Big Inner (Hometapes)
12 Adrian Utley – Sonic Journey (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trust/view-page/item992566/)
13 The Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Don’t Stop The Dance (BMG Rights Management)
14 The House Of Love – The House Of Love: Expanded Version (Cherry Red)
15 Deap Vally – Album Sampler (Communion)
16 Joni Mitchell – The Studio Albums 1968-1979 (Rhino)
17 Goat – World Music (Rocket)
18 Allen Toussaint – Happy Times In New Orleans: The Early Sessions 1958-1960 (Soul Jam)