Spring 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…….

Leonard Cohen – Live in London (as close as you can get to seeing a living legend live) lc1

Rare Chicago Blues 1962-68 – various (includes the seminal Hotel Lorraine Dr King tribute by Otis Spann)

rcbLinton Kwesi Johnson – Bass Culture (lyrical, angry roots reggae from London circa 1980)


PJ Harvey & JohnParish – A woman A man walked by (the west country girl and collaborater sonic attack)


James Carr – The complete gold wax singles (think james brown, only James Carr pre-dates JB)


Lightening Hopkins – Early Recordings (early acoustic country blues captured)

London is the place for me -various (calypso/ska compilations from the 50’s, infectious!)


Howling Wolf -Moanin’ in the moonlight (his first 2 lps combined, magnificant stuff)


Massive Attack & The Mad Professor – No Protection (spaced out dub version of the Bristol gangs work)


Stephen Stills, Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper – Super Sessions (68 blues, supergroup…dig that hair)


Ernest Tubb – The Ernest Tubb Story (essential honky tonk compilation from the Texas troubadour)


Marilyn Munroe/Yves Montand, Frankie Vaughan – Let’s make love soundtrack (can you spell cool?)


That’s all for now, support your local record stores, online or here in Austin get to



~ by john on May 3, 2009.

3 Responses to “Spring Tunes to Consider”

  1. I am really disappointed not seeing such hits as “Big Balls” from “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” ACDC or “The Art of Sucking Dick” N.W.A. or the very rare “Apicella/Berlusconi Douets”
    Loosing the good taste in music?

  2. Romy, good to hear from ya!! here, outside of Italy, things like the mullet and musical tastes have…moved on, developed if you will. But will definitely include an AC-DC album next time. Probably “a whole lotta rosie” methinks, always a soft spot for the Bon Scott era.

  3. I actually had heard of a few of these, but not many!! I’ll have to try listening to some of them. AC/DC best track must be “its a long way to the top (if you want to rock and roll)”. Surely the only use of bagpipes on a rock record? Here in the boring UK those of us approaching 50 are listening to Linden David Hall, ever heard of him?

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