29 Nov

Booker T & The MG’s – Soul Limbo

They don't create them tunes like this anymore. So, the other day I was driving to work just randomly playing through stuff on the USB stick in my car when todays track came on and it got me thinking.   Maybe it's because I'm older, maybe it's because the internet has demystified finding out what the name of a track is or who it's by, but I can't think of many theme tunes these days where I...

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09 Aug

David Byrne – Make Believe Mambo

I had it all planned, a lovely track came on this morning and I thought, ah, that will do for tonight and then I got home, checked in to Facebook and there, on the talking heads timeline was a live version of Make Believe Mambo by David Byrne.   As Aapie, mentioned the other day, we have been doing this blog for quite a while now and every now and then something catches me out....

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13 Feb

Ray Barretto – Love Beads

It’s been a crazy week, work and weather wise, so a short one tonight. This morning I wanted some tunes that would cheer me up, so I hand picked a playlist of stuff on my phone. The one that brought the biggest smile…? Love Beads by Ray Barretto. Most people have heard of Barretto, the Latin, jazz percussionist. Some of his tracks are pretty well known, Right On, Pass time Paradise, El Watusi, Soul Drummers....

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