MEMORY TAPES: 16TH JULY 2010
In the past we've had tapes made for loved ones, potential loved ones, pupils, family holidays, Christmas presents; but this week's is a first. Fionnuala Thompson writes...
"In the heatwave of June 2009 my husband and I became the proud parents to a brand new, and very hungry, baby boy. I hadn't anticipated just how much time I was going to spend pinned underneath the child as he fed.
"I mentioned this to our friend, best man, recent dad and passionate music lover Adam. I added that I wished I had a decent playlist to listen to whilst breast-feeding but I didn't have time to make one. So Ad created Milk Cow Blues for us.
"It helped to keep us sane through the thrills and spills of new parenthood. It has also been excellent way to introduce my son to brilliant artists and songs during his favourite activity."
So, the artwork for the album looks like this...
And the tracklisting reads:
Lay it Down - Al Green
Little Things - Bettye Swan
Really Don't Want To Know - Esther Phillips
Another Man's Woman - Candi Statton
The Prettiest Star - David Bowie
Massachusetts - The Bee Gees
Gently Johnny - Paul Giovanni
Terrapin - Syd Barrett
Are You Afraid To Die? - The Louvin Brothers
The Christian Life - The Byrds
Dark End Of The Street - Flying Burrito Brothers
Thirteen - Big Star
Open Up The Water Gate - Bert Jansch
In My Room - The Beach Boys
A Beautiful War - Robert Wyatt
Just Like Heaven - The Watson Twins
The Charging Sky - Jenny Lewis
Your Ghost - Kristin Hersch
Sparky's Dream - Teenage Fanclub
Lazy Butterfly - Devendra Berhardt
Used To - Wire
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