This is the 4th album from singer songwriter, Nicole Atkins. It is an album about letting go of your past and moving forward with your life and accepting the change that comes with it. In the title track, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, Atkins creates a character out of her past mistakes and says goodbye to her through the song. She explains, "Rhonda Lee was kind of my alias for bad behavior, and it was time to put that persona to bed." The opening track, A Little Crazy, was co written with singer songwriter Chris Isaak and was performed on the Showtime show, Roadies, where Atkins guest starred.
Now spinning, Jackie McLean “Swing Swang Swingin’” - if ever there was a player I regret not getting into when I was younger it’s Jackie. But he’s here now at least and I’m doing my best to make up for lost time! This record is for me perfection - gorgeous ensemble playing between Jackie, Walter Bishop Jr, Jimmy Garrison and Art Taylor, Jackie playing on fire as usual and many different moods portrayed from one tune to the next. The way Jackie interprets melody is fantastic and he tells so many interesting stories when soloing with that biting, weighty tone. I’d also say it’s acidic but don’t take that to mean anything negative; rather to me it makes him sound unique and distinctive! As soon as the needle hits the groove and he starts to wail you know who it is!
MAISHA - “There Is A Place” (2018). #spiritualjazz
| So much #ukjazz
, so little time. MAISHA, on @brownswood
, ticked all the boxes in 2018 standing tall in the UK jazz scene. 🧡🧡 ...AND @gillespeterson
is living my dream life. Cheers!
Marvin Gaye, Let’s Get It On (1973).
More Blood, More Tracks, More Awesome Dylaness #ilovediscogs
Idiot Wind, blowing every time you move your teeth, You're an idiot, Trump It's a wonder that you still know how to breathe
Happy New Year everyone! Super excited to bring some amazing record collections to the shop this month. Been building quite the inventory and very thankful for everyone who has supported so far • And remember, “If you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends.” - Almost Famous
Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues 1983
Next up... This classic from Francis and The Zappas. Now the guy has more than a hundred studio albums so I shan't be getting involved in any kind of Zappa complete collection challenge. I am aiming to get the so called 'classics' though, along with my favourites and this is one such record from 1969. Its great... Just pure virtuosity and grooves throughout from some of the greatest musicians around. It opens with "Peaches en Regalia" which is probably the one you recognise even if you're not familiar with Zappa. Then there's the unmistakable voice of Captain Beefheart. Deffo get this in your collection. #pattersonsrecordcollection #frankzappa #hotrats
After a little break for the holidays we are back! Hundreds of albums have been added to our Discogs inventory, check it out. — “Animals” provides a scathing critique of the social-political conditions of late 1970s Britain, and presents a marked change in musical style from their earlier work.
Stoked that 1/1/19 falls on a #testpresstuesday
- Depeche Mode, "Everything Counts," numbered 10", 1989. As you can see, the test press was for the 12" (but has the same tracklist as the 10"). My copy of the 10" is missing the window sticker :/
First spin of 2019: Ingrid Michaelson “It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense” (2016, White Vinyl)
After a few days off, our #Discogs
shop will be back in business from tomorrow afternoon. We wish you all the best of vinyl for 2019.
Spinning now, Miles Davis “Live in Berlin”. Here is one of the first but perhaps one of the best live recordings of Miles’ second great quintet (recorded at the Berlin Philharmonic in 1964)! Just listen to the fire they play with on this version of “Milestones”! It’s hard to believe these guys had barely been playing together a year at the time this was recorded, it sounds like they know each so well and their tendencies. Wayne Shorter sounds like a man possessed at times and Miles seems to be feeding off that energy as he sounds soooo raw here! A young Herbie Hancock is finding his own voice and learning at the feet of greatness with Miles & Co. I count many shows I wish I could have attended in person and this one is certainly high on that list!
Happy New Year! How are you? Wow, 2018 just flew by didn't it? Just like 2017, I'm still discovering music released this year that I missed out on. Many of your end of year lists help me out with that! Thanks again for following me this year, I've had a great time with you all, and I can't wait to see what 2019 has in store for us. I hope you liked my Top 20 collage this year. It was a little late since it ended up being a TON of editing work for @supersixtyten
- I'll try and reign it in for next December 😅
Top 20 - 2018 1. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
Top 20 - 2018 2. Denzel Curry - TABOO | TA13OO