Videos

Kate Bush – Delius

I am reading a book with a character whose surname is Delius, and obviously this has produced a Kate Bush earworm.

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Janet Kay – Silly Games

In anticipation of Lovers Rock, the next film from Steve McQueen, I’ve got this absolute ANTHEM in my head. CAN NOT WAIT.

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The Roches – Hammond Song

Don’t think I’ve even heard this song recently, but there it is in my brain in all its harmonic glory.

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Cosmo Sheldrake – Cuckoo Song

A soothing song for a Sunday. A dreamy pastoral. Reeeee-lax.

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Cab Calloway – (Hep! Hep!) Jumpin’ Jive

I love a bit of jump jive. Always makes me wish I could do swing dancing. Watch the Nicholas Brothers go wild in the video.

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Luther Vandross – A House is not a Home

Saw a clip from this on Soul America last night. What an interpretation of song. Never oversinging or bellowing, impressive, emotional, perfect singing. I watched the whole thing this morning and burst into tears. What a loss. I was too young to really understand when he was around.

 

And as I have said before, fat Luther, skinny Luther, ANY KIND OF LUTHER!

 

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Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta

 

The funk shall be within you.

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Dory Previn – The Lady with the Braid

No idea why this popped into my head. Not heard it for years. Melancholy and strange.

 

When you sleep, do you have dreams?

 

 

 

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Betty Davis – Anti Love Song

And on the subject of wild Bettys…

 

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