As a taste-maker and surfer of the proverbial zeitgeist, I am lucky enough to get sent loads of new music without having to go looking for it. And some good albums have come my over the last few months.
Some are reissues - I can't believe that any of you haven't already got "Two Sevens Clash" by Culture, but if you haven't you should invest in the new 40th anniversary edition. Some are new albums by familiar names, like Woods and Sera Cahoone. And some are by folks I would never heard of if they hadn't been good enough to get in touch. Here are a few choice selections from that last category.
"Sleepwalker" - Andrew Combs (from "Canyons Of My Mind")
"Problems" - Rev. Sekou (from "In Times Like These")
"Way Down In My Soul" - Zephaniah OHora with the 18 Wheelers (from "This Highway")
"Kingston-Rhinecliff" - Eerie Gaits (from "Bridge Music")
As far as I know, the Andrew Combs album was NOT directly inspired by this 1960s classic. Which is a shame in a way.