Cool Summer Tunes to Consider
As a few people have asked what I’m currently listening to, here’s the next installment of what’s gracing the Turner turntable right now, in no particular order…….
Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada – Coconut Rock (when a member of Afrobeat flag bearers Antibalas records in Austin with leading light from Grupo Fantasma)
Little Junior Parker – Funny How Time Slips Away (The blues of Little Junior Parker meets Jimmy McGriff’s mighty Hammond organ)
Los Lobos – La Pistola Y El Corazon (excellent collection of norteño songs from 88)
Wilco – Wilco (the album) (alt country heroes solid latest)
Ray Price – The Essential Ray Price 1951-62 (honky-tonk classics from one of the unsung titans of 20th century country music)
Boards of Canada – In a Beautiful Place out in the Country (scots ambient duo redefine the genre, gorgeous stuff)
Dr Alimantado – House of Singles (compilation of rare 45′s from the ever intruiging reggae star)
Duke Ellington – The Okeh Ellington (covering his days recording for the Okeh label in late 20′s early 30′s)
Jay Reatard – Matador Singles 08 (how to make a career channelling the Buzzcocks)
Vicente Fernandez – Los 15 Grandes Exitos (epic greatest hits compilation by the king of Mexico’s traditional ranchera music)
Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes (Bowie loved this band, did they start the glam era?)
That’s all for now. Support your local indie music stores!