Quite possibly my favourite album so far this year. Danny & Co. have been a favourite of mine for a while now and they have really found their stride. This one picks up where Stay True left off – a splendid mix of ‘americana’ and R&B. Really pretty wonderful stuff. Also, go catch them live as they’re quite possibly the best live band in the UK just now. I caught them a few weeks ago when the rolled into Glasgow with my good pal Paul Kerr over at Blabber ‘n’ Smoke and they really do just keep getting better and better.
I don’t often do ‘hits’ records, but sometimes you just can’t resist. Especially when it’s something like this. I nabbed this yesterday during a wee lunch time dig in the Record Fayre. Gave it a spin last night and it sounds brilliant – Summer Wine, Some Velvet Morning, Sand and Sundown, Sundown are all on here. Side note: I’ve often found the second half of a hits collection dips a bit, but not here. No sir. It’s the second side that’s the real winner.
Picked this up with Nancy & Lee. Couldn’t not given it had a £1 sticker on it, could I? I haven’t listened to the whole thing, but there’s loads of 80s sounding stuff on here. And Jimmy Page. I think maybe Jimmy’s appearance ensured that this is one of those ‘well regarded’ Plant solo albums. Would that be a fair assessment? Well, I’ll get back to y’all on that at some point.
Oh, and the music stuffs? I’ve been busy knocking together some bits and bobs for the Jim Dead & The Doubters album that’s due at the end of the year. I realised not so long ago that I don’t really ever mention that wee side of my interests. Anyway, here’s a wee YouTube thingy I knocked together for one of the tracks. For your perusal … should you be interested …