Weekly Dose #6

0 Posted by - Nov 6, 2012 - News and MP3s, TEN4SE7EN

After a brief siesta the weekly roundup returns with a dozen or so musical diamonds, albeit not particularly brand spanking new. I’m not sure if long posts like this are the best way to highlight acts or if those lower down the post miss out on listens and loves?
As ever check Spotify for an ever-growing playlist (of tracks available through Spotify) or Why’d.com for the full-fat playlist of all the tunes. You can also listen to all the selections with Whyd’s fancy new widget below.

JUNIOR KIMBROUGH (DAFT PUNK EDIT)

With Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers both said to have a hand in the long-awaited Daft Punk album (7 years since Human After All) we need a little from the robots to tide us over while we impatiently wait.
One such morsel arrived courtesy of an exclusive edit produced for fashion house Saint Laurent. While at Dior, Hedi Slimane collaborated with the DP boys on robot toys, photographs and leather suits and Daft Punk returned the favour by soundtracking his first show as creative director of YSL.

They’ve put together a 15 minute edit of Hill country bluesman Junior Kimbrough, “I Gotta Try You Babe“. Along with fellow North Missisipian R.L. Burnside with whom he shared a late blossoming recording deal on Fat Possum records, Kimbrough had an influence far greater than his relatively small recorded output. In later years The Stones, Chilli Peppers, Sonic Youth and others made pilgrimages to his Holly Springs club to hear him play.
It’s incredible to think he was 62 when he finally recorded his first album in 1992, and although he passed away just five years later he managed two more albums in that time (along with another two posthumous releases). He also claimed to have fathered 36 children (not between 92 and 98)!