In a half hour, I heard two radically different but excellent female singers. Irene Trudel played Sandy Denny singing a demo of "Who Knows Where The Time Goes," which Denny sang in completed form on Fairport Convention's Unhalfbrickling in 1969. Scott Williams played the free improvisation of Linda Sharrock with her guitarist husband, Sonny. Scott narrates trying to explain Sharrock's voice to his six-year old, Llia, who adopted Linda's style and saranaded dad. For me, the Sharrock team invokes early Lennon/Ono work such as "Touch Me," also selected by Scott.
If Sharrock's electric avant-shards are too "out" for you, Monica played blues guitarist Freddie King after The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. I'm always talking about segueing organic sounds with modern electronic sheens, but Monica segues a layered arrangement into a small combo where King's six string shines like a razor--an equally gratifying contrast.
Let's end by me shutting up for an archive blitz. Liz Berg played.Orbits and The Black Hollies. John Allen, Pulse Emitter. Therese played Acid Baby Jesus. Sue P. played Sex Church next to Druids Of Stonehenge on Solid Gold Hell.
A happy and safe holiday weekend for everyone and I'll catch you next Friday.