I’m sentimental. So when I came across the music of Frazey Ford I immediately warmed to it because of her surname.
The Fords are on my mother’s side. My Grandpa, Joe Ford was my hero as I grew up.
My Grandmother, Kitty was a huge influence on me. Her father,
Willie Robertson was a hymn writer and I’m guessing that’s where the song writing must have come from. My grandmother also wrote poetry and recited verse.
So …I’m well disposed to the Fords.
That aside, I like Frazey. She likes Ann Peebles and Donny Hathaway but she also loves The Rev Al…I guess we all do. But Frazey’s taken all these things and made something quite new and charming from them. She’s bringing a bunch of musicians in to Studio 1 on Friday and she’s going to perform live on the night. Between songs we’ll have a blether and find out lots more about her…expect a great cover too.
Which brings me to…… The Another Country Movie Club. This will be our final Movie Club this year. Next year we will open our movie club in a rootin -tootin down-town vibey venue. Imagine! More news on that in the next few weeks. In the meantime a movie you can all buy (cheap), or hire and watch with your chums as the dark nights and wood smoke gathers in.
And this is a Country film Rick?, I hear you ask. Well, no. But Bob Dylan is at the heart of Americana. All American roots music since the sixties has Dylan in there somewhere. That’s nearly 50 years of music and I’d imagine that influence will only grow. So showing where he came from and the hurdles he had to jump (Folk singers don’t come out of the movie very well…….) make for a great understanding of where we are now. Also this…..
is about to come out. We’ll tap into a lot of it in the coming weeks.
Also…. New music from Bruce Springsteen, Mavis Staples, Po Girl and KurtWagner and Cortney Tidwell.
All from 8 on Friday on BBC Radio Scotland.
Really looking forward to the show. I don’t know anything about Frazey but she comes highly recommended so should be good.
Oh and of course new music by Bruce Springsteen can only mean one thing at the moment so worth tuning in for that alone.
No Direction Home is just a treasure trove for any Dylan fan…..
Interesting choice of movie! I’ll be sure to check it out. Incidentally, for anyone who missed last month’s choice but wanted to catch it for free, “Walk the Line” is showing on Film4 this Sunday and next Friday at 9pm. (Although of course people would have to record the latter or risk missing Another Country itself!)
Looking forward to the show and another live guest too. Caitlin Rose was superb last week!
Oh and there is a nother great start to this movie. Adam be sure to check out the startled / stunned audience faces at the first concert sequence.
So a Bruce special eh? YOu know I’ll be checking your facts on this one! Seriously though that could be a fantastic show….as was tonights. Loved the Frazey Ford sessions.
I DO know this Norrie, so I’ve taken the precaution of asking along the man who furnished me with all the bootlegs of the period to keep me straight……and I’ll keep checking with you too of course!
The man in question is Craig Smillie. When DB made their debut at the Bottom Line in NYC he made sure to send me a tape of the Bruce & E ST. Band’s performance from the same venue. It kept me focussed, especially as Jon Landau came to our gig!
That sounds brilliant Ricky, an iconic venue I would imagine it wpould be great to play there and Landau is quite an imposing figure. I think that the Landau / Springsteen relationship will be one of the interesting things about the forthcoming documentry.
That was sad to hear about Solomon Burke,. something from his lp Nashville (which is superb) for next weeks Buddy Miller moment?