[Music] Tindersticks – Across Six Leap Years

Some albums bear emotional scars of the artist and the listener equally well.  I cannot recommend Tindersticks highly enough if you are having a drink of vodka and lime and either reminiscing about a lost love or wondering how the hell you managed to land into the situation you’re currently in.  We need albums for wistful moments.  This one should be filed next to your Chet Baker and Joy Division albums when a profound case of the blues hit you.

Think of a baritone-voiced Nick Cave with a more whiskey-drenched voice singing with a Stax Records house band.  Dark, but full of soul.  Recommended.

[Music] Lynn Williams – It Takes Two

A bit of deep funk has been rescued by our friends in Glasgow, Athens Of The North Records.  From their Bandcamp site:

Lynn Williams may not be someone you have heard of but her pedigree is strong. Her father was Hank Ballard (of King and James Brown Fame) and her mother was 60s Miami Radio Personality and dance group leader Vanilla ”Miss Boom Boom” Williams. Lynn cut 5 Excellent 7”s for various Henry Stone owned Miami labels in the 70s here we present her two most collectable. The first ‘It Takes Two’ is a smokey deepfunk killer that would cost you £1000 any day of the week for good reason. On the flip “Don’t be Surprised” is one of Miami’s best ever deep soul records period, a dark serious ballad pulled off with amazing emotion considering her young years at the time of recording.