Monday, December 15, 2008

Odds & Ends






Here's a song I mentioned on RR that I thought Treefrogdemon might like, mostly because I think it's about listening to Bruce Springsteen, but also because I think it's pretty, and TFD's 'Spill posts usually involve pretty songs. I don't actually know anything about the Cash Brothers.

The Cash Brothers--Nebraska


And here are my two Errol Dunkley songs, for Goneforeign for comparison purposes.

Please Stop Your Lying (1967)
Love Brother (1968)

7 comments:

goneforeign said...

Steen: Thank you for that, I would never made a direct comparison otherwise. It doesn't sound like the same bloke, I don't have a date for Uriel but I'd say his was probably at least mid 70's so there's a strong stylistic difference between his rasta voice and Errol's 60's horn driven Rock Steady. He was only about 16-17 when he recorded those cuts and I think you can hear it in his voice.

treefrogdemon said...

Oh, thank you, steenbeck - I love that! Especially the way the accompaniment goes from quiet and gentle to loud and whooshy and back again.

I'm not contributing much at the mo because my father just died. It's OK, I'm not sad - he was 91, and would have had to go into residential care which he would have hated. But we have lived together for the last 8 years and I just feel weird.

Plus, solicitors are really stupid.

steenbeck said...

Treefrogdemon, I'm glad you liked it. And I'm sorry about your father. We're thinking about you over here, for what it's worth.

steenbeck said...

Goneforeign, very interesting. I always like hearing people who really know about music talking about music. I wonder if they're related?

DarceysDad said...

Our condolences too, tfd.

ToffeeBoy said...

@ treefrogdemon - sorry to hear that. My dad's staying with us for a few days and I now feel very guilty about looking forward to him leaving...

@ steenbeck - thanks as always for the wonderful music.

Mnemonic said...

Condolences TFD. It's never easy to lose a parent, no matter how old or infirm.