The Perlich Post

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart @ The Horseshoe, Wednesday

Here's Jah Wobble explaining his journey from Public Image Ltd. to Invaders Of The Heart and more. 

The Guardian Jah Wobble Q&A with Dave Simpson from 2015
The Aquarium Drunkard interview from 2017

Ace/Kent mines Muscle Shoals for Fame Northern Soul

The 24-track Fame Northern Soul CD is slated for release on November 30.

Best-known for producing some of the greatest southern soul from their Muscle Shoals, Alabama studios, FAME was successful at any type of music they turned their hands to. The young writers and musicians were as keen to replicate the sound of Motown as they were to follow the innovative sounds of Stax.

Candi Staton
This CD spotlights uptempo southern grit with club classics like Clarence Carter’s ‘Looking For A Fox’ and Arthur Conley’s ‘I Can’t Stop; No, No, No’, but the label was also capable of chasing on-the-fours dance appeal, with James Barnett’s ‘Keep On Talking’ and Linda Carr’s ‘Everytime’. They could also ape the big city soul sounds of New York and LA with tracks such as Jimmy Hughes’ ‘I’m Getting Better’ and June Conquest’s ‘Almost Persuaded’. When the more produced sounds of the 70s arrived, they were more than adept as with George Soule’s ‘Midnight Affair’ (issued at the time by Sandra Wright) and their whole string of hits for Candi Staton.

Speaking of Candi, Ace’s access to the FAME vaults unearthed some amazing music and her ‘One More Hurt’ and Spencer Wiggins’ ‘I’m At The Breaking Point’ proved to be massive dancefloor hits when finally unleashed to eager fans at the start of this decade. Those were the stand-out discoveries but we have released around 300 previously unheard FAME tracks and there is dancefloor gold among the 25 or so compilations we have produced over the last eight years.

Highlights include the pumping rhythms of the fictitious Billy & Clyde (aka unknown artists) on ‘A World Of My Own’, Ben & Spence’s moody and atmospheric ‘Stone Loser’ and ‘It’s Not Safe To Mess Over Me’ – the pick of over 120 George Jackson tracks. Bobby Moore & the Rhythm Aces’ ‘Come Back Baby’ is a superb mid-60s vocal group groove, while the largely unknown Marjorie Ingram’s ‘In The Heat Of Love’ will appeal to sister soul fans.

Jimmy Hughes’ ‘It Ain’t What You Got’ could have been a Sam & Dave smash – his star was somewhat waning by 1968, but perhaps Art Freeman’s ‘Slipping Around With You’ was always destined to languish in discount record racks, until fresh-faced Brits liberated it and took it back to become the talk of provincial towns where Northern Soul was the byword.

Fame Northern Soul tracklisting
01  Keep On Talking - James Barnett
02  A World Of My Own - Billy & Clyde
03  It's Not Safe To Mess On Me - George Jackson
04  Slippin' Around With You - Art Freeman
05  It Ain't What You Got - Jimmy Hughes
06  Looking For A Fox - Clarence Carter
07  In The Heat Of Love - Marjorie Ingram
08  One More Hurt - Candi Staton
09  I'm At The Breaking Point - Spencer Wiggins
10  You Really Know How To Hurt A Guy - Ralph "Soul" Jackson
11  Almost Persuaded - June Conquest
12  I'm Getting Better - Jimmy Hughes
13  A Stone Loser - Ben & Spence
14  Holding On (To A Dying Love) - Spencer Wiggins
15  Midnight Affair - George Soule
16  Your Love Lifted Me - James Govan
17  I'm Qualified - Otis Clay
18  Love Light (Edited version] - Herman Moore
19  The Door To My Heart - Dan Brantley
20  I Can't Stop (No, No, No) - Arthur Conley
21  Baby Come Back - Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces
22  Everytime - Linda Carr
23  Ten Miles High - David & The Giants
24  Love Is A Wonderful Thing - Prince Phillip

That time Gene Clark sang Silver Raven on Japanese television

Here's Gene's 1979 performance of Silver Raven. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Thelonius Hank skewers Doug Ford's cynical Buck-A-Beer scheme

Check out the clever Stompin' Tom-style rip of Premier Doug Ford courtesy of Toronto's own Thelonious Hank.  

Mitski, Jessica Lea Mayfield @ The Opera House, Monday

Check out Christopher Good's surreal video for "Nobody" off Mitski's Be The Cowboy album out now on Dead Oceans.

John Prine and Bill Murray recall their early days

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Whaddya mean you don't know the Mauskovic Dance Band

Amsterdam's hard swingin' Mauskovic Dance Band are releasing their "Things To Do" single on Soundway on Nov 23 – get it right here.