Wednesday, February 10, 2010

It's The Watson Twins' Vinyl District!

It's Part Two of TWT's favorite slabs of vinyl:

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy 'Master and Everyone' | The combo of Will Oldham and Marty Slayton on vocals is a treat for your little ear drums. So sweet and sonically sparse, but rousing and heart wrenching... put this one on once the sun drops below the horizon, sit back and take some time to listen.

Vashti Bunyan 'Just Another Diamond Day' | Ever wanted to know what it would be like to be transported back to the 60's, take a journey in a horse drawn carriage across the hills of England with a fella and a dog? If you listen to this one and close your eyes real tight, you just might be able to do it.

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan 'Rags To Rufus' | When you need to feel the funk and tickle the soul, this combo of Rufus and Chaka will do the trick. We heard this record for the first time many years ago and remains a staple in the Watson household when we wanna get down and sing at the top of our lungs.

Vetiver 'To Find Me Gone' | Through touring with "Farmer Dave" our piano/steel player in the Jenny Lewis band, we were introduced to this folk/rock band from Northern Cali. Whether you hear Vetiver on vinyl, CD or live you will not be disappointed... not to mention they are some of the nicest people on the planet.

Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue' | Ok, so it's a given, a shoe-in, a go-to, a classic, etc., etc... but still remains one of our favs and listening on vinyl makes you feel like you're in the room with those jazz greats... Davis, "Cannonball", Chambers, Cobb, Coltrane, Evans and Kelly may as well be in your living room, pulling each heart string as they play "Blue In Green"... beautiful.

Vashti Bunyan - Diamond Day (Mp3)
Vashti Bunyan - Rose Hip November (Mp3)
Rufus feat. Chaka Khan - You Got the Love (Mp3)
Rufus feat. Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good (Mp3)
Miles Davis - Blue In Green (Mp3)
Miles Davis - Stella By Starlight (Mp3)

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