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Playlist 08.11.10

Stuart Bailie | 12:08 UK time, Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Graham Parker's 'Heat Treatment' is a variation on Van Morrison's Caledonian Soul template. Roaring horns, a swinging vernacular and a tremendous burn at the back of the throat. Parker was just ahead of Elvis Costello, who furthered the tradition on songs like 'Sneaky Feelings', before getting a lot more famous. But I still have an affection for Parker and his tremendous band. In the sleevenotes for his second album reissue, the singer complains a fair bit about the fastidious production style, but I think it's pretty swell and the songs are undimmed across the ages.

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Mondays, ten - midnight

Playlist 08.11.10

Graham Parker - Heat Treatment (Mercury)
The Hold Steady - Soft In The Center (Rough Trade)
The Coral - Walking In The Winter (Deltasonic)
Laura Marling - Blues Run The Game (Tri Colour)
Keith Richards -Harder They Come (Rolling Stones)
Surfer Blood - Twin Peaks (Canine)
Rumer - Am I Forgiven (Atlantic)
Slim Harpo - I'm a King Bee (Snapper)
The 1930s - I'm A Vapour (white)
Laura Marling - The Needle And The Damage Done (Tri Colour)
Primal Scream - Higher Than The Sun (Creation)
Duke Spirit - If The Kids Are United (Dr Martins)
Gavin Bryars, Tom Waits - Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet (Universal)

The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again (Polydor)
Darren Hayman - Cocoa Butter (Fortuna Pop)
Edwyn Collins - In Your Eyes (Heavenly)
Rae And Christian, Bobby Womack - Get A Life (Grand Central)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round And Round (4AD)
Nina Simone - He's Got The Whole World In His Hands (Ingido)
Eels - What I Have To Offer (E Works)
Catlin Rose - Spare Me (Names)
Spokes - We Can Make It Out (Counter)
Sandy Denny - Solo (Island)
Antony and The Johnsons - Salt Silver Oxygen (Rough Trade)
Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen - Round Midnight (Domino)
Kraftwerk - Neon Lights (EMI)

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