Friday 13 January 2012

Five for Friday 13th January 2012

The end of 2011 and the start of 2012 has dealt some devastating news to very good friends of mine with the loss of loved ones. Michael, Lesley and Jim; this one is for you. 

I turned on 6Music last week and heard this joyous romp by McAlmont and Butler, a brilliant single that rises and rises, soars and glides with ease.

On the same show (I'm being lazy here) I heard 'Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher and Higher)' by Jackie Wilson. This is a real uplifting song, so simple, so effective. This was under strong consideration for the first dance at our wedding, eventually losing out to 'Baby I Love You' by The Ronettes.

Hmmm pretty hard to follow up such an exceptional song. So I'll go off on a bit of a tangent and go back to our friends Lesley and Jim and one of their favourite bands and one of their favourite songs. The Smiths output was nothing short of staggering; quality and quantity.

Closing this weeks Five for Friday is Electronic, the Manc 'supergroup' featuring New Order's Bernard Sumner with Johnny Marr from The Smiths. They produced some sublime singles and a good few albums during their time together. This has been getting some heavy play in my household recently after Greg Wilson did an extended re-edit that you can check along with loads of other great edits, mashes and mixes on his soundcloud page here.

1 comment:

John M Kerr said...

I think this is your best 54friday to date. Feeling just as if they were chosen especially for me. "Yes" and "Ask" particularly, both long time uplifting favourites.