Back in the day when you could only afford to buy an LP now and again I remember this from one of the first albums my sister bought and it still stands out as a favourite.
Saw Khruangbin recently at Ally Pally, fascinating and hypnotic, a full length gig, almost no singing, basically 3 piece instrumental and everyone in the crowd focused throughout, don't know how they did it. Dragged along 21 year old daughter, possessed of low boredom threshold, who loved it.I missed virtually all of Glastonbury but will catch up on a lot over the next few weeks.
The only act whose entire set I have caught so far is Khruangbin:
Hazy 70s psychedelia from the genre-blending Houston Trio.www.bbc.co.uk
The sound wasn't as good as it was in Cardiff for the 6music festival and I really must get to see them soon. They're just 3 really good musicians nicking stuff from all over the place, but with a sound that is distinctly their own
I did catch some of Diana Ross in passing and her stage presence is still brilliant, but her voice was painful to hear at times
Last night went to watch Yola at Koko in Camden. Not seen it but she plays Sister Rosetta Tharp in the new Elvis bio pic and I can see how she would be well suited to playing that Blues shouter. Excellent gig, touches of 60s soul, Blues, Dusty Springfield style torch songs, country and even a fine Elton cover.
Sadly looks like she doesn't venture south of the border!Attended a concert by a brillaint act called Queens of the Blues last night, with a terrific volcalist Nicole Smit - she's part historian of women in the blues and a brilliant singer, running through the history of the blues shouters up to Janis Joplin and Susan Tedeschi. They are playing 6 nights at the Edinburgh Fringe next month, and I'd grab a ticket in a heartbeat. Fabulously tight band too.