Monthly Archives: February 2014

St Vincent – Digital Witness

Honking horns, “yowws”, and octave jumps.



Charlie Parker – All The Things You Are

In my head, without words. I prefer it that way.


Merry Clayton – Gimme Shelter

I was going to post the whole song, but it’s just this bit that’s stuck. Probably the best backing vocal ever.


Carole King – You’ve Got a Friend

I’m sorry. No idea.



Rolling Stones – I’m Free

My brain knows that it’s my last day at work today before the film festival.



The Andrews Sisters – Rum and Coca Cola

No, wait! Listen to this, it’s quirky and not quite what you’d expect. One of the best harmonic vocal slides I’ve ever heard too. Calypso!


Sarah Vaughan and Clifford Brown – Prelude to a Kiss

No idea why this is in my head today, but I like it.


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Gillian Welch – Dark Turn of Mind

Some girls are bright as the morning

And some girls are blessed with a dark turn of mind