Thursday, 20 August 2009
Cold London Blues
"Keep praying everyone can be happy ..." Vic Godard's Cold London Blues from his Long Term Side Effect set has echoes of the swing era work when he would cite the Gershwins as a major passion, and the likes of Tony Bennett as a major influence. I'd still love to hear the likes of Mr Bennett perform this and many of Vic's songs. While we're waiting here's a film of another highlight from that LP, Keep Our Chains. Considering the number of postmen performing, it might have been more appropriate to link it to Gus Elen's Postman's Holiday.