"Fabula Mendax" is at once accessible and arcane, upbeat and dark, lush and spare, and with lyrics that as ever remain tantalisingly opaque.
Various Artists Slow Grind Fever 9&10
Stag-o-lee CD STAGO152 4015698227703 13 Sep 19
Volume 9 and 10 in this amazing series on one 79/minute CD. Slow grinding R&B/Soul/Exotica tunes as they are being played in a club in Melbourne/Australia.
Around midnight on the last Saturday of every month, an assemblage of juiceheads, grifters, kittens, dandies and derelicts gather in a dimly-lit, smoke-filled room and dance together real slow. These are some of the records we dance to... Thanks to all the flute players and backing singers of yore for flavouring these old records up just like we like them. (Richie1250/Melbourne, 2019) Compilation by Mohair Slim (SGF resident) and SGF mastermind Richie1250.
Tracklisting: 1. Abie Baker - The Web 2:31 2. Lee Richards With Lefty Bates Orchestra -I'm Waitin 2;24 3. Sam Butera & The Witnesses - Fever 3:02 4. Frank Heppinstall - Sweetheart 3:37 5. Frankie Laine - Kisses That Shake The World 2:23 6. Dick Holler And His Rockets - Living By The Gun 2:29 7. Johnny Guidry With Jeanie & The Clowns - The Place 2:40 8. Joe & Ann - Mr.Blues 2:36 9. The Miracles - Speak Low 2:53 10. The Patriots - Walkin' On Air 2:54 11. Van Prince And His Complex - Hey Hully Gully N. 2 3:20 12. Roy Gaines - Black Gal 2:24 13. Jimmy Witherspoon - Danger 3:96 14. Lonnie Donegan And His Skiffle Group - The House Of The Rising Sun 3:53 15. The Caribs - Taboo 3:52 16. Ella Mae Morse With Les Baxter And His Chorus And Orchestra - Down In Mexico 2:40
17. The Bobbettes - Mr Johnny Q 2:17 18. Prince Conley - I'm Going Home 2:41 19. Tony Adams - The Blues Don't Like Nobody 2:30 20. Titus Turner - My Lonely Room 2:54 21. Eddie Lang - On My Way 2:13 22. Frances Faye - St James Infirmary 3:16 23. Marie Knight - To Be Loved By You 2:25 24. Richard Berry - Sweet Sugar You 2:41 25. Jimmy Rogers - What Have I Done 2:40 26. Caterina Valente - Un P'tit Beguin 2:24 27. June Alexander - The Girl That Radiates That Charm 2:30 28. C.L. & The Pictures - I'm Asking Forgiveness 2:58