Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sandshoe very much / Cat Power 'The Greatest'

So, after an extended holiday break (read: working, working, working, and the odd party) time to get back to business. First up, a big thanks to all who came along to Through Being Cool @ The Orwell last Saturday. Considering it was only TBC number two, I was amazed to see such a good crowd turn up considering New Years was only a week beforehand. Hearing regular cheers and hollers every second tune is sign that elin and I weren't doing too badly when it came to track selection either!

Through Being Cool number three though will really be something special though so make sure you come on down on February 4.....and while you're at it keep Valentine's Day free, especially if you're single and you hate the Hallmark holiday for all it's worth, and want to drink and dance instead! More details as they come to hand....

Major Leaguer selection @ Through Being Cool, Jan 7

OCR West Side Story - America
Zero 7 - Summersault (MF Doom remix)
Marvin Gaye - I Want You
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?
Esso Trinidad Steel Band - I Want You Back
Walter Sears - Hey Jude
The Electric South feat. Bob Lind - Sing! (Alabama mix)
LSG - It's Alright
Kanye West - Gold Digger (Diplo mix)
Joe Jackson - Stepping Out
Annie - Heartbeat (Phones Maximo mix)
Envelopes - Sister in Love
LCD Soundsystem - Disco Infiltrator
Gang Of Four - Man In Uniform (Yeah Yeah Yeahs remix)
The Presets - Girl and the Sea (Cut Copy remix)
The Fiery Furnaces - Single
Aretha Franklin - I Say A Little Prayer

Right, this week it's all about one particular record on the Major Leaguer stereo.

Cat Power - The Greatest


Easily the most consistent offering from Ms Marshall yet, The Greatest sees Chan hook up with some of Georgia's finest musicians (including members of Al Green's old band) for a true southern delight. Tracks such as 'Living Proof' and 'Could We' showcase a real groove that elevate Marshall's vocal performance to new heights (think Beth Orton, but with substance), while 'The Moon' harks back to more familiar territory explored her last album, You Are Free. So, just a few weeks into 2006 and we've got a contender for the year's best album. Lovely, just lovely.

1 comment:

beez said...

When you say "Al Green's old band", how old do you mean?
Are Howard Grimes or Al Jackson on it? Those are my boys. Best soul drums ever.