I've been at els Mussols on my own for a couple of weeks now. CraftyBen is back in the UK at the moment looking after our son (long, long story which makes me flip between anger, frustration and despair). Her absence is still of indeterminate duration.
One byproduct of this enforced solitude is that I get to listen to exactly what I want. Ben and I share a lot of music but my tastes are more catholic (and noisy and dissonant).
One of the things I've been catching up on is my Larry Grogan
backlog. Up today was Funky16Corners Radio Show Episode #476 – Airdate 07/15/19.
Excellent as always, but I particularly draw your attention to 29m12s to 41m54s. The tracklist is as follows:
Sugarpie DeSanto – Go Go Power (Checker)
Sugarpie DeSanto – Good Timin’ (Checker)
Sugarpie DeSanto – Slip-in Mules (No High Heel Sneakers) (Checker)
Etta James and Sugarpie DeSanto – In the Basement (Cadet)
What follows is joyous, danceable, funny, assertive and exactly what needed after feeling a bit overwhelmed earlier.
Note: Etta James has what my secondary school music teacher called "maximum lungs". Prepare to be blasted. mp3 download