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Such a great feature, even if it's sometimes slightly off I always listen with interest. First song on my list this week is a Sonny & Cher track called "I Walk on Gilded Splinters", total proto Pretenders, it rocks:

https://open.spotify.com/track/7F2IaTyLeWoayfSAldvGgO

Kinda curious about the width of DW, maybe we're all getting similar recommendations, time will tell. Share your favorite discoveries itt!

niels, Sunday, 1 July 2018 13:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

B-b-but isn't that a Cher solo track, a cover of the Dr. John song from Gris-Gris?

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 July 2018 13:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

And recorded at Muscle Shoals?

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 July 2018 13:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Anyway, good idea for a thread.

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 July 2018 13:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Hehe, it's definitely a cover - for all I know it sounds like Cher solo but the Spotify info credits it to SOnny & Cher as artist

niels, Sunday, 1 July 2018 13:37 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Probably was drawn from a comp.

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 July 2018 14:09 (eleven months ago) Permalink

haven't heard cher's version of this before so i checked it out. muscle shoals or no, i'm not super taken with it - marsha hunt's version is better. (I had no idea she was married to Mike Ratledge! It was a green card marriage, but still.) google seems to believe "i walk on guilded splinters" is a paul weller song... ouch.

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 1 July 2018 15:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

B-b-but what about the Humble Pie version?

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 July 2018 15:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Spotify algorithms have provided with almost as many versions of this song as it has of “That’s How I Got To Memphis.”

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 July 2018 15:55 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the more "alive" frampton is, the more dead i feel

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 1 July 2018 16:01 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I haven't been actively updating this since 2016 and haven't pruned it of "wow you had never heard of that? what a fraud" but

https://open.spotify.com/user/1239159458/playlist/2b8qsigIW5aigW6lTGjcoI?si=wnz4QEWsQ92XW8PgChFZGg

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Sunday, 1 July 2018 18:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Know the feeling.

Came back to note the legal, more voodoo-seeming title of the first song mentioned: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Walk_on_Guilded_Splinters?wprov=sfti1

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 July 2018 18:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

“Aretha, Sing One For Me,” by George Jackson. Was certainly aware of his songwriting and the existence of this song, which I must have heard through the Cat Power version but have never actually heard him perform before.

Uncle Redd in the Zingtime (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 03:32 (eleven months ago) Permalink

this weird electrofunk oddity popped up on my discover weekly a while back: https://open.spotify.com/track/3RHPM4OAfWl1hOKQMNtRnn?si=UfFDjm_GSHmbKxK6V5l21A

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 03:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

it's a weird oddity!

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 03:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

been having a great dw this week, standout track being Lift Him Up That's All by Washington Philips which has a rather unique spiritual/ghostly vibe that really gets to me
https://open.spotify.com/track/5a8ZioujRjSHsLGpVu3kSn

niels, Friday, 20 July 2018 06:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

this Kinks demo of "I Go To Sleep" is interestingly eerie
https://open.spotify.com/track/76ta9aJq4kwhngTjpdsaU2?si=tC29i9bBSg6ak2TtA0znxQ

niels, Monday, 23 July 2018 11:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://open.spotify.com/track/7dFNFPS3Wcrdo9aJnpgfdh

highlight on my DW playlist this week was this jaunty Monks number that I never heard before

. (Michael B), Monday, 23 July 2018 18:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

Today's DW introduced me to Zuider Zee, whose second album got shelved by Columbia back in '75 until Light in the Attic finally released it last month. Tasty power pop reminiscent of Ram-era Macca and Big Star.
https://open.spotify.com/album/2Pa2D0PXZEeyyljoR1Hrvs?si=IyVMaomHRymhppKFFrPgXg

GlengoolieBlue, Monday, 23 July 2018 22:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

he he that one was also on mine, did not care too much for it though

niels, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 13:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

this weeks highlight Jane Birkin covers "Harvest Moon":
https://open.spotify.com/track/7sx41M0GEQPLMYt3FjCnSw

whole album turned out to be great, Fictions from 2006

niels, Thursday, 2 August 2018 09:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

“Ad Gloriam” by Le Orme is great psych-pop!

https://open.spotify.com/track/5O7ANZV5S43Sb8yHQoAAda?si=CDkFWkorQWeFVvBGOpKWgw

JoeStork, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 03:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

it is indeed, wonderful cover too

https://i.imgur.com/xHSkW0w.png

niels, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 07:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

anyone know when this GC tune thats from? its great

https://open.spotify.com/track/4lezDlHsdIfTgOPqdtEBQg

. (Michael B), Wednesday, 8 August 2018 08:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

past few weeks had somewhat disappointing DWs (maybe because I've been too explorative in my listening) but this week brought the gem "1677" by Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita, and would you believe it's from 2018!

https://open.spotify.com/track/2JsVNmmJ7DyrUIgvSWmJPX

niels, Thursday, 6 September 2018 06:45 (nine months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

last weeks track #30 was this lovely song by Willie Wright:
https://open.spotify.com/track/1kwxZlmb5EQ1diJWpp9QfE

that whole album turns out to be golden - very much its own, sometimes reminds me of old Van, Toots, Bill Callahan...

niels, Monday, 1 October 2018 07:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

this thread inspired me to look at my Spotify Discover and three tracks in I got this & I'm totally in love:

https://gorankajfes.bandcamp.com/album/the-reason-why-vol-3

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 1 October 2018 13:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

(the track was "Le Monde Avait 5 Ans")

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Monday, 1 October 2018 13:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

^That Willie Wright album is glorious.

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Monday, 1 October 2018 15:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

yes, it's really one of my best finds this year, I can just listen again and again

niels, Monday, 1 October 2018 16:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

tbh my entire DW is just great this week:
https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZEVXcHkCbzvlCkSv

niels, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 06:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

iirc Discover Weekly is largely influenced by what tracks other users have been adding to playlists, and this may explain the two songs about rain in this week's playlist - autumn is here

still felt eerie when "Chimacum Rain" (which I swear I've listened to on my Spotify account before, but nevermind) came on this Monday morning as I was looking out into the rain (followed by a nice cover of Link Wray's "Fallin' Rain")

weirdest track on the list was probably "Yip Roc Heresy" by Slim Gaillard and his Orchestra but the one I want to share with y'all is the synth pop gem "Pourquoi Tu Me Fous Plus des Coups?" by An Luu:

https://open.spotify.com/track/5qslwtsb10gXzmA6p1APKZ?si=env8ZsvETkSsOZYUqOXNsg

it's obviously a beautiful song, but my limited grasp of French led me to believe that there was something troubling about the lyrics, and upon closer inspection they seem to trade in metaphors of domestic abuse, but I can't really decode it and I don't know the context

through Google I came across this essay which mentions a similar encounter with the song https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2017/11/27/565968260/within-the-context-of-all-contexts-the-rewiring-of-our-relationship-to-music

to discuss the concept of obscurity in the age of streaming and algorithmic discovery I've started a new thread: obscurity in the age of streaming

niels, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 14:24 (seven months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i'm glad there's a thread where i can cite the new greatest song ever, "bad feeling" by cobra man.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 23:46 (six months ago) Permalink

aim to please

this Langley Schools Music Project rendition of Band on the Run kicks off my DW this week and I don't mind at all
https://open.spotify.com/track/4sXIXRexbOve8Qrsa2uW49?si=KAl2UauUQ2uhB8h6IYq5fw

niels, Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:44 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

So good this past week, don’t have time to cherry pick the best ones now.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 7 January 2019 04:48 (five months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjN4BNPNzBU

. (Michael B), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 13:18 (five months ago) Permalink

Don't care for the most part about j-pop, uk baggy, or fey indie, so this collision is suprisingly enjoyable:

https://open.spotify.com/track/0Pnd9r3NqvXg63G8eXfist?si=7RlWhaUUReOjMS89o6IN-Q

large bananas pregnant (ledge), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 10:14 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I wish my Discover Weekly threw up more random discoveries like this glorious thing: Jessye Norman's version of Richard Strauss's Im Abendrot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=envQ-ZqGQu8

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Monday, 29 April 2019 19:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Did anyone else get thrown by the Discocover Weekly? D’oh!

Theory of Every Zing (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 29 April 2019 19:54 (one month ago) Permalink

I recently discovered the 2016 5+ hour Dead tribute "Day of the Dead" through BPB's cover of Rubin and Cherise, and it's bringing me good cheer lately

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 29 April 2019 20:05 (one month ago) Permalink

through that on my discover weekly, I mean

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 29 April 2019 20:05 (one month ago) Permalink


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