Bobby Womack

RIP Bobby Womack.


My Great Grandmomma Was From A Plantation

Not my Great Grandmomma obviously (she was an Edwardian, and was a Great Grandmother) but Mos Def’s Great Grandmomma. In Rock & Roll, from 1999’s Black On Both Sides lp, Mos Def lists those who are rock ‘n’ roll (Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Nina Simone, Bad Brains, Fishbone, John Lee Hooker, James Brown, Albert King, John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix and Albert King) and those who aren’t (Elvis Presley and The Rolling Stones who both stole, Korn and Limp Bizkit who were both bizarrely popular in 1999, Kenny G ,erm, a saxophonist with bad hair). It’s a familiar complaint but its done noisy and high octane style and totally rock ‘n’ roll.

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Gorillaz ‘Stylo’ Live On Later

Just found this- Gorillaz playing Stylo live on Later earlier this week. I heard the album a few weeks ago and wasn’t that taken with it, however this is superb. Have a look on Youtube for the visuals, almost everyone dressed as sailors. This version features Bobby Womack and Mos Def doing the vocals as on the record, but more excitingly for The Clash fans, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon playing live together for the first time since 1983. And if anyone can carry off a peaked sailor’s cap it’s Paul Simonon.