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30 April 2022 – Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films

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30 April 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News

30 April 2022 – Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films

Cover of Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films

Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films, produced by  Hal Willner and Van Dyke Parks, brings together a slew of seemingly random artists to ‘reimagine’ music from various Disney films.

That sort of remastering, superdeluxe, supersuperdeluxe rehashing is considered almost uncouth by now, but in 1988 it was a wonderful stroke of genius.

Michael Stipe, Aaron Neville, Tom Waits, Los Lobos, Bonnie Raitt, JT, Garth Hudson, Sun Ra, Harry Nilsson…

The list goes on. You can try playing this to entertain the young ones, but my suggestion would be to put them down for a nap and listen to it on your own.

Opening Medley (“I’m Getting Wet And I Don’t Care At All”) · Ken Nordine · Bill Frisell · Wayne Horvitz · Natalie Merchant · Michael Stipe · Mark Bingham · The Roches · Los Lobos

29 April 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News

29 April 2022 – Thornbird – All the Things (2021). Vikki Thorn turns out her first solo album after 30 years with The Waifs. It was worth the wait.

Vikki Elizabeth Thorn (née Simpson, born c. 1974) is an Australian harmonica player, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter and one-third of the Australian folk rock band the Waifs.

Her elder sister, Donna Simpson, also plays guitar and sings in the group. Vikki has released eight studio albums with the Waifs, and wrote the band’s singles, “Bridal Train” (2004) and “Sun Dirt Water” (2007). Wikipedia

From NME

Asked why she only chose to make a solo album after 30 years in The Waifs, Thorn said: “I had just moved back to West Australia. Turns out I found myself with a year of cancelled Waif engagements. Turns out I had a bunch of songs sitting in a box. Turns out that band in the bar lived not so far away. Turns out they were all keen. This all turns out an album.”


All The Things

Vikki Thorn. Credit: Toni Wilkinson

28 April 2022 | James Porteous | Clipper Media News

28 April 2022 – Duane Allman & Boz Scaggs ~ ‘‘Loan Me A Dime” 1969

Duane Allman & Boz Scaggs ~ ‘‘Loan Me A Dime” 1969

Recorded At Muscle Shoals Sound Studios Muscle Shoals – May 5 , 1969 Alabama

I must admit I did not listen to Scaggs very often, but this song was featured on the Duane Allman Anthology Vol. 1 and of course Allman’s solo blew me away.

Having said that, it would be almost impossible to translate the searing, relentless solo into words.

This video version includes some great photos assembled by Dimitris Koutsiaftis


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