Thursday, January 07, 2010

Lift me up on my honour / Take me over this spell

Rather numbing, especially when you consider how many times it happened this last century (and before of course):

This is taken from the 1963 movie The Victors, and was, so they say, inspired, if that is the right word, by the sad execution of Eddie Slovik, the last US serviceman shot for desertion.

There is more at the Hunter-Gatherer. from whence this came.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Soul Adventurers

A couple of incredible Jamaican voices since passed, both live in Ja: The very soulful Jacob Miller with his take on Marley’s Soul Rebel, and the deep chocolate tones of Dennis Brown.


And for Willie Mitchell, perhaps the greatest producer of the early 1970s, two from his finest creation (sorry Al), Ann Peebles, who’s voice simply overwhelms me. The first is a raw, live in the studio take, of her best known song, I Can’t Stand The Rain, and the second is just the audio of what I consider to be Willie’s greatest track, I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, which even survived Paul Young’s assault. RIP.


Sunday, January 03, 2010

Rotary accessory watches / hire-purchase signet rings

First essential film of 2010? I think so….