'The Smiths' seem to be buzzing about at the moment, maybe it is because they have released a new collected box set of their LP's (which are too expensive for me to buy right now, plus I already have three of the LPs on vinyl). For the person wanting to 'explore' the Smiths, let me say that if you buy just one Smiths LP... though I love 'The queen is dead' and 'Strangeways here we come', go for 'Hatful of Hollow' it is brilliant! And it has some great live recordings on it as well. Anyway, here is 'something old' from the now defunct 'The Smiths'. Apparently this is a demo recording! I do love the live and rawer sound of it! As well as the extra refrain around the 3.10 minute mark (something like - 'there is a light in your eye that never goes out') which is not on the final version found on 'The Queen is dead' LP.
The Smiths- "There is a light that never goes out"
The Black Keys have a new track and it has a great video clip. There are so many things to love about this clip: It is done in one continuous take (which I love). There is a lady who quickly pops her head into shot (look at the 'office window' at the 29 second mark) and then realises 'whoops!' The guy dancing in it is brilliant and can come to any of my families parties anytime!!! (I can see my aunties twisting, rocking and rolling along with him). Lastly the track itself has so much energy!
The Black Keys - 'Lonely boy'
This is apparently off a Christmas LP they released. All I will say is that not only is the tune great, but the clip is full of cheesy Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass goodness as well! I have to confess that the song itself is one of my favorites.
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass and "My Favorite things'
Louis Armstrong performing on the Bell Telephone Hour: The American Song, February 2, 1964! I have heard a few variations of this tune, there is an earlier version I am quite partial to, however this here is a live clip of Louis and crew, which is a real treat to see!
Louis Armstrong- Basin St Blues.