Sunday, June 15, 2008

mylittlemusicalmemething

OK so have been tagged by Lianne and Robin for 7 songs that are shaping my spring - actually its winter here now - so the vibe is probably a bit different - ha!
This week, the house is full of SA jazz mainly because of the imminent book rollout - so I'm listening to (but not necessarily playing) Abdullah Ibrahim and also The Blue Notes. That's two down.
Then Freshly Ground's 'Doo Be Doo' from last year - all light and a bit bubbly. Then there's iconic Brenda Fassie - something haunting like 'Istraight Lendaba' (or 'Yizo Yizo') Plus lately, I've been getting nostalgic - thinking of summers walking though Lewisham market with Alton Ellis' ska number 'You make me so very, very happy' pounding out of some tinny system - now there's a sound from my Leeds days. Then for some reason - there's also Jimmy Cliff's 'The Harder They Come' (ha ha ha ha!) running around my brain. And to round off - something I can't find anywhere on the net - but which I'd love to use in my film (the one written before this) Freddie Gwala's 'Ngiboshiwe' for an upbeat township vibe
Is that 7? Hope so.
So I'm an old person now innit...

2 comments:

Robin Kelly said...

The Alton Ellis was lovely. I think I know the Janet Kay version,unless I'm imagining it. Never heard of Freshly Ground before, despite how famous they are in Europe, apparently, nice song. And the reason Jimmy Cliff is running through your brain is because there is a new stage musical based on the film opening in the UK and the vibes must have reached you ;-)

Far Away said...

Yes Robin that Ellis one is great -

true cyber osmosis is a powerful thing...