Wednesday, February 07, 2007
My favourite 45
I've taken a while this year to get my act together and contributing to the Contrast Podcast. So for the first time since Christmas, I'm back on. And this week's podcast is a good one to get back on board with. The theme is My favourite 45, and it's just that. People's fave piece of 7 inch vinyl, transferred to digital.
Mine was a fairly easy choice. One of my favourite songs ever - Marlena Shaw's California Soul. I've got it on CD, but I went ahead and did the vinyl rip anyway, just to get in the spirit of things. This is a song I'll never tire of. I never fail to feel some excitement when I hear that single beat, and the strings sweep in. All the way through the glorious conclusion, it's an all-time classic. Amazing.
You can download the podcast from the Contrast Podcast website, and you can get California Soul on its own below. The great thing about this 7 inch is that the b-side is Marlena's fantastic version of Wade in the Water. See what I mean about it being my favourite 45?
Download: Marlena Shaw - California Soul
Download: Marlena Shaw - Wade in the Water