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Jim White – A Funny Little Cross To Bear [2008]

Jim White – A Funny Little Cross To Bear [2008]

We’ve always loved the maverick music genius of Mr White and are delighted to find this new live LP!

This live recording featuring White, the most idiosyncratic of singer-songwriters, either solo or fronting a trio with guitarist Patrick Hargon and bassist Fiona McBain, A Funny Little Cross To Bear features a handful of Jim White’s works-in-progress and a version of “Plywood Superman” re-arranged for guitar and harmonium.

The overall theme is of wanderlust and the emotional anchors which keep us rooted to one place, a conflict he conveys in “Jailbird” as the desire to “be a jailbird from the prison of my mind”. Elsewhere, he reflects in songs like “Counting Numbers In The Air” and “Stranger Candy” about the distractions of listlessness and drugs.

“That mother’s milk is dandy when you’re a baby,” he warns, his opiated drawl borne on a few etiolated wisps of guitar, “but as the wheels of time grind you down, you get a taste for that stranger candy”.

It’s all summed up in the concluding story of a phone call he received one night, the message of which – “15 years of blessings” – he later realised was his life’s total, rather than an unbroken run.

Tracklisting

01. Stranger Candy 6:19
02. Jailbird 5:10
03. Counting Numbers In The Air 3:58
04. Alabama Chrome 3:28
05. Jim 4:05
06. Plywood Superman 5:39
07. Untitled 3:44

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October 20, 2008 Posted by | Jim White, Music_Alternative, music_Americana, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Lucinda Williams – Little Honey (10/2008)

Lucinda Williams – Little Honey (10/2008)

Everybody loves Lucy! Apparently!

We like some of her stuff. And this is her much heralded new work.

The first thing Lucinda Williams announces on her ninth studio album is that she found the love she was looking for standing behind an electric guitar. Twelve songs later, she signs off with a bit of wisdom from the late Australian philosopher Bon Scott: “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock and roll.” The message? After chilling (and bumming) out on last year’s mortality-fixated West, which she said was inspired by the electronic blues of Thievery Corporation and Kruder & Dorfmeister, Williams goes back to the roots-rock well and takes a long, satisfying swig. The result is her finest record since Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, the decade-old masterpiece by which her career will always be judged.

Little Honey is a retrenchment, but it isn’t narrowly focused: “Real Love” and “Honey Bee” are rowdy bar-band rave-ups; “Knowing” and “Rarity” have gorgeous vintage-soul horn arrangements; “Well Well Well” jumps with electric bluegrass rhythms. Over the scrappy juke-joint groove of “Jailhouse Tears,” Williams trades soured lover’s accusations with Elvis Costello. What unites the songs is the restored hope in Williams’ singing, whether she’s describing her engagement to Little Honey coproducer Tom Overby in “Tears of Joy” or the purity of an unnamed musician’s talent in “Rarity.” Amid all this emotional renewal, even the closing AC/DC cover sounds pretty profound.

Tracklisting

1. Real Love
2. Circles And X’s
3. Tears Of Joy
4. Little Rock Star
5. Honey Bee
6. Well Well Well
7. If Wishes Were Horses
8. Jailhouse Tears
9. Knowing
10. Heaven Blues
11. Rarity
12. Plan To Marry
13. It’s A Long Way To The Top

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October 18, 2008 Posted by | Lucinda Williams, Music_AltCountry, music_Americana, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Calexico – Black Heart EP (2004)

Calexico – Black Heart EP (2004)

Import-only EP from the great tex-mex, Americana, Indie … and erm, unlabelable!! … Calexico !


The album version of the title track, lifted from their 2003 album, ‘Feast of Wire’ is backed with six non-LP tracks, ‘Black Heart’ (Jazzanova White Soul Dub), ‘Attack El Robot! Attack!’ (… And How He Lost RMX by Wechsel Garland), ‘Quattro’ (Gotan Project Remix), ‘Guero Canelo’ (Nortec Mix by Panoptica), ‘Pepita’ (ISO68 Remix).

Very fucking nice!

Links:
www.casadecalexico.com
www.myspace.com/casadecalexico

Tracklisting

1. Black Heart (Original Version)
2. Black Heart (Jazzanova’s White Soul Dub)
3. Attack El Robot! Attack! (… And How He Lost RMX By Wechsel Garland)
4. Quattro (GoTan Project Remix)
5. Guero Canelo (Nortec Mix By Panoptica)
6. Pepita (Iso68 Remix)

Here she be:

Big thanks to AlienOnAcid



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October 16, 2008 Posted by | Calexico, Music_Alternative, music_Americana, _MUSIC | Leave a comment