Musicfordham

71. LH+R and Vocalese

Posted on 16/10/2017

71. LH+R and Vocalese They were a mesmerising vocal group in the late 50's and early 60's. Its worth watching their interaction in the following video. Lambert was much older than the other two and... read more >

70. Tim Maia

Posted on 01/10/2017

70. Tim Maia Maia was an unusual person. He was the second last of 19 children of paerents who cannot have been very well off. But he was musical from an early age. He managed to go to the USA for... read more >

69. Ry why?

Posted on 25/09/2017

69. Ry  Why? I have always been grateful to Ry Cooder for the Buena Vista Social Club. If he had not been to Havana and discovered all these neglected and hopeless geniuses, the world would be... read more >

68. Odds Boddikins

Posted on 18/09/2017

68. Odds Boddikins This refers to two very odd singers: John Otway and Hubert Felix Thiefaine. English and French and both pretty strange. Otway is in his mid 60's now but was very odd when I knew... read more >

67. Fun lovin Criminals

Posted on 11/09/2017

I had planned to write about Steely Dan, in view of Walter Becker's death. I then discovered that I could not stand Steely Dan. I once had a friend who was mad about them, back in the 80's. ... read more >

66. Charlelie

Posted on 03/09/2017

66. Charlelie Couture Slightly strange name for a slightly strange person. He is a French musician and artist, who now lives mostly in New York and designs things. This post is about his music,... read more >

65. Suffering and smiling

Posted on 27/08/2017

Fela Kuti wrote this epic song in the 1980's. It describes the hard life of those living on very low incomes in Africa. Its title first points the hardship, but then to the joy which enables the... read more >

64. Cafe music

Posted on 21/08/2017

64. Cafe music When I was a child, there was a radio show based in an imaginary 'Palm Court' of an hotel. The music was dreadful, but was the sort of weedy stuff that passed for music in hotels in... read more >