Christmas top 5 2012 – #3

December 19, 2012

Fancy a little bit of country boogie? Take it away Hank Snow.


Christmas Top 5 2011 #1

December 16, 2011

Is this a Christmas song? Well, it is about Christmas, and that is good enough for me. What’s more it comes from one of my all time favourite albums, namely Paris 1919 by John Cale.

Christmas Top 5 2011 #2

December 15, 2011

From fast funk to slow groove, here is something a little different for Christmas. I do like to play this song by Morphine over and over again as one listen is never enough.

Christmas Top 5 2011 #3

December 14, 2011

Our number three Christmas song this year combines funky good times with social comment. Take it away, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings.



November 4, 2011

Well, I’m about to go on leave and I can’t guarantee that I will be able to blog regularly over the next month. But I will be back in December with a Christmas record display and a Christmas top 5.

To wind up for now, how about a little slice of Scott Walker?

Don’t just sit there

October 21, 2011

I had trouble getting out of bed this morning. The alarm went off and I was awake but I just didn’t feel like moving. So, when this happens I reach in my mental jukebox for this tune. “Don’t just sit there…”

Funky Friday

October 14, 2011

Has it really been a week since I saw Allen Toussaint? I’m still grooving to what he laid down that cool night outside at the Fremantle Arts Centre. With so many songs in his  songbook I know that he could not sing everything but I was very happy with what he did sing, including Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley and Yes We Can Can. Sadly no Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky, but he did speak about Lee Dorsey and Ernie K Doe and he even did Here Come The Girls which he wrote for Ernie and which was a flop back then but was brought back in a commercial fairly recently.

So, here for the Friday song, is a number Allen did last Friday night which pays homage to Crescent City music and Professor Longhair, or ‘Fess, in particular.