Playing tracks by
The Meteors, Kurt Vile, The Ad-Libs, Tom Waits & Crystal Gale, The Velvet Underground and more.
After enjoying the Vinylcast I recorded a couple of weeks ago, I'm afraid I wasn't able to resist the temptation to come bacl to my record collection for this week's podcast as well. In fact, I think I can safely say that this is now something which is going to become a regular feature of Song, by Toad podcasts because... er, well just because it's fun I suppose.
This week I went to the Shelter charity shop on our street and bought about half a dozen records: some Bessie Smith, Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Kid Thomas and his Algiers Stompers, and a couple of Dylan records.
If I end up ever developing a taste for jazz I am pretty sure I will be able to trace it directly to a sense of misplaced nostalgia, and the charity shops of Scotland. I am a long way from being a jazz fan, but there's something so fitting about the crackle of vinyl on an old jazz record. I never used to listen to this stuff as a kid, but for some reason I get a nostalgic feeling from listening to it now