Monday, 30 January 2012

Bottom feed

Not sure how long it's going to be up for, and not sure whether it's only available in the UK, but the Guardian website is currently making available a live stream of Paul McCartney's new album of standards, Kisses on the Bottom. I am listening to it and not sure what I think of it yet, but if so minded you can hear it here.

I'll report back later. But it does occur that here is an alternative to the fantasy Beatle album of tracks taken from the the quartet's first solo efforts. Apart from Lennon - unless he sang a snatch of Scatterbrain in an interview, perhaps - the rest have recorded standards. Yes, George Harrison too: he's recorded the Hoagy Carmichael song Baltimore Oriole and Hong Kong Blues (the latter also covered by Jerry Lee, incidentally), not to mention Harold Arlen's Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea. Cherry pick from Ringo's Sentimental Journey then listen to Macca.

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