Bergenfest has booked this fantastic act from Daptone Records to play on Saturday the 15th of June 2013. This is gonna be a great show, We’re really looking forward to see these fabulous soul/gospel women.
Naomi Shelton is no ordinary gospel singer. Though she, like many others, grew up singing with her sisters in their Alabama church, she has also spent much of her life in the soul clubs around New York. Now, with her first official full-length release released in May 2012, it’s clear that her singing is equally influenced by both facets of her life.
This is soul music – informed by the church, perhaps, but soul music nonetheless, relatable to all. Which means that What Have You Done, My Brother?, an uplifting record that conveys Naomi’s energy, her excitement, her love of music, her compassion, is no ordinary album.
When The Thames Froze
Today we give you a new Christmas song (well, it’s about one year old) and what a gem it is!
Former Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows and Editors frontman Tom Smith released their record Funny Looking Angels under the name Smith & Burrows. One of the best songs on the album is, When The Thames Froze . Smith & Burrows gives us a wonderful Christmas Carol with a darker undertone. A song fit for the recent economic resessions.
Q Magazine described the song as ”a Christmas anthem for modern times”.
We have chosen two version, first the official video, and second, an acoustic live version (Smith & Burrows performing ‘When The Thames Froze’ at The Station Sessions as part of the Secret Season supporting Shelter):
Today we’ve found a real treat for you! One of my favourite Christmas albums , now completely free via Noisetrade. The southern Ohio-based husband-and-wife team of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Karin Bergquist, otherwise known as Over the Rhine, released this collection of wistful holiday music back in 2006.
Some info from Wikipedia:
Snow Angels is the ninth studio album, and second Christmas album, by Over the Rhine, released independently in 2006. The album was released by Great Speckled Dog on October 2, 2007.
Snow Angels was released ten years after the group’s first Christmas disc, 1996’s The Darkest Night of the Year. While Darkest Night was largely composed of interpretations of traditional Christmas songs, Snow Angels was almost entirely original material. The only non-original track in the album is a lounge-inspired take on “Jingle Bells” that debuted during the 2004 Christmas tour.
Over The Rhine – Snow Angels:
Here’s a nice jazzy live version of North Pole Man: