A few of the tunes on this week's playlist:
Taj Mahal: She Caught The Katy And Left Me A Mule To Ride. We heard a lot of Taj Mahal in the house for a while, while our son was hooked on Peep and the Big Wide World, for which he does the great theme tune. That sent me back into the catalogue, and this has become a weekend favourite.
Modest Mouse: Invisible. The last track on the new album, but one definitely worth sticking around for. The Johnny Marr guitar work really helps (and sounds a bit like the tail end of the Smiths), but the rhythm section is what gives the song its hook.
Sinéad O'Connor: You Make Me Feel So Free. This is more of a Van Morrison track, with a guest vocal. Morrison recruited O'Connor to sing it for the No Prima Donna collection from 1994, and arranged the song with doo-wop-era horns and swing. Far better than Morrison's own original.
Lyle Lovett: Church. I always think of my brother-in-law, Greg, when I play this, because he liked it and the rest of Joshua Judges Ruth so much when it came out. A singalong about being hungry during a long, long church service, this is the only song I can think of that puts you in mind for "some beans and some good cornbread."
UB40: Keep on Moving. A mixtape standby for 20-odd years now. Never grows old, even as I do.
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