Friday, November 28, 2008

Flashing Lights

Light My Fire
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning
I'll Keep A Light In My Window
Keep A Light In The Window Until I Come Home
The Well And The Lighthouse
Flashing Lights
Flash Light
Turn Your Lights Down Low
Sweet Music Soft Lights And You
Super Trouper


saneshane said...

super trouper
does something for me that is just wrong..

idiosyncratic playlist as ever EJD
4 really upset me for some reason.

good stuff tho...

ejaydee said...

Thanks Shane, I haven't got round to yours yet. 4 is a bit of a remnant of last week's theme.

ToffeeBoy said...

@ ejd - Keep A Light In The Window is gorgeous. Who's it by? It needs to be in my collection ASAP.

ToffeeBoy said...

Just seen the answer in your RR post. So wHat do we know about J W Alexander?

ejaydee said...

The Kent Soul label says this about JW ALexander: " 1965, it was [...] common to hear soul records that contained the kind of sentiments expressed in former Pilgrim Traveler, and manager/confidante of the late Sam Cooke, J W Alexander's 'Keep A Light...'"

Here's what Harmless Redords says about The New York COmmunity CHoir: "[They] focused around director, writer and arranger Benny Diggs. Although a cracking gospel unit, their recordings were often pretty unconventional. Inthe early '70s, they teamed up with black female poet and 'Soul' TV presenter, Nikki GIovanni, cutting 2 albums with her - 'Truth Is On Its Way' and 'Like A Ripple On A Pond'"
The song is available on the brilliant Soul Gospel vol. 2 compilation (vol. 1 isn't bad either).

Diana & Marvin also sang a version on their album.

ToffeeBoy said...

Which Kent album is it on? I have about twenty of them up in the attic - I must get round to mp3-ing them all sometime as I'm sure there are some undiscovered gems around.

ejaydee said...

It's from Does Anybody Know I'm Here? The Vietnam war themed compilation follow-up to A Soldier's Sad Story.

Shoegazer said...

Terrific "light my fire" cover. Enjoyed the rest of the R&B and funk stuff too.