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Playlist 03.12.12

Stuart Bailie | 00:14 UK time, Tuesday, 11 December 2012

It must have been nearly ten years ago that I played a recording of
Mari Jackson singing 'Mercedes Benz', a tune made famous by Janis
Joplin. And I guess I had Mari down as a wailer and a shouter in the
Janis vernacular. But in recent times, her style has softened and
become more subtle. December 3 was the first broadcast of two new
recordings, produced by Mudd Wallace and featuring many of the local
jazzers and session luminaries. The songs were written by Mari and
delivered to a high standard, revealing a more subtle manner. These
days she sounds more like Sarah Vaughan, close-up and understated,
suggesting that you investigate the song, get to know the story and
stay there for the duration.

BBC Radio Ulster, 92-95 FM
Online: www.bbc.co.uk/radioulster
Blog: www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/stuartbailie
Mondays, Ten - Midnight


Small Faces - Sorry She's Mine (Decca)
Mull Historical Society - Xmas Is Here Again (Extra Mile)
Dr John - Revolution (Nonesuch)
Chris Campbell - Inability To (white)
Paul Banks - Young Again (Matador)
Bjork - One Day (One Little Indian)
Telemann - Christina (Moshi Moshi)
Bo Diddley - Mumblin' Guitar (Famous Flames)
Ian Skelly - Time (Watertown)
The Lost Brothers - St Christopher (Lojinx)
Smoke Fairies - If I Were A Carpenter (Fill Time Hobby)

Yeasayer - Second Hand News (Secretly Canadian)
The Rubinoos - 1,2,3 Forever (Beserkley)
Lucero - On My Way Downtown (Loose)
Mari Jackson - Bring It On (white)
Mari Jackson - Unspoken Love (white)
Grizzly Bear - A Simple Answer (Warp)
Glen Hansard - This Gift (Anti)
Fryars - In My Arms (679)
The Henry Girls - December Moon (White)
Bettye LaVette - Time Will Do The Talking (Anti)
Kwes - Rollerblades (Warp)

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