Here are all of DavidShepherd's jams.
This is my #LastJam, sorry I'll be missing the party at the end, but I'll be in Belgium thinking of you. Thank-you for all the wonderful musical discoveries and banter. Like most people I'm still dithering on which of the alternatives to use, and am trying them all out, but I hope to see you somewhere on the other side. You can find my links in my bio at the foot of the page. Until then, farewell!
Jammed: 23rd Sep 2015
And we are getting to the end of the Old Kingdom. #LastJams
Jammed: 19th Sep 2015
by Scritti Politti
#WhatIf Scritti Politti didn't sign to Virgin/Warners to record with Arif Mardin, but stayed with Rough Trade and made a follow-up album in the same style as 'Songs To Remember'?
Jammed: 17th Sep 2015
by Bim Sherman
#ABCofMe S is for Sherman and Sherwood. OK I'm cheating with a second 'S' jam, but I couldn't let this go by. On of my favourite On-U Sound projects by Adrian Sherwood. Bim Sherman performs acoustic versions of his songs accompanied by an Indian Bollywood orchestra.
Jammed: 1st Sep 2015
by Scritti Politti
#ABCofMe S is for Scritti Politti. Track One Side One of the brilliant NME C81 cassette, which again inspired a change in the direction of my musical tastes. Progressive, Punk and Post Punk were all dead. What else was there? Answer: This. And Scritti Politti above all showed that some Pop music could work on several levels.
Jammed: 31st Aug 2015
by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
#ABCofMe R is for Rufus. Spoilt for choice with this letter, but as it's #FunkyFriday let's have this one. It was always great hearing this on the radio when it came out, and the first time that most of us had heard of Chaka Kahn.
Jammed: 28th Aug 2015
by Robert Quine & Fred Maher
#ABCofMe Q is for Quine. Q, hmm, bit of a tricky blighter. Anyway, here's Robert Quine, guitarist for Lou Reed/Lloyd Cole with Fred Maher, drummer/programmer for Scritti Politti. They made an interesting album together back in 1984 of electric guitar improvising over electronic drumbeats.
Jammed: 27th Aug 2015
by Pink Floyd
#ABCofMe P is for Pink Floyd. Ah, the album that had to follow Dark Side of the Moon. The anticipation, the wait. Rushing to the record shop in its day of release with my Christmas money. The black plastic shrink-wrap with the cool mechanical handshake sticker. Ripping that off to discover the album cover -- no wording, more mysterious pictures. Playing the album for the first time, all these moody chords, hang on it's on 45 rpm, start again - oh, even moodier chords. Buying a CD isn't the same.
Jammed: 26th Aug 2015
#ABCofMe N is for no-man. My favourite track from my favourite band. I first discovered them around 1995 and bought their second album, but it didn't grab me. Ten years I tried them again and was hooked.
Jammed: 23rd Aug 2015
by John Martyn
#ABCofMe M is for Martyn. One of those times that change or at least expand your taste in music. I was about 14 when this popped up on the radio among the wash of prog rock. I caught what I could by sticking the microphone plugged into my cassette recorder in front of the loudspeaker on my portable radio. Another long search among the local record stores for this John Martyn bloke. Who knew I should have been looking under Folk?
Jammed: 22nd Aug 2015
by Little Axe
#ABCofMe L is for Little Axe - Skip McDonald and Adrian Sherwood's offshoot project from TackHead, described as "Blues for the 21st Century". They beat Moby to sampling old blues records by a good few years.
Jammed: 21st Aug 2015
by Grace Jones
#ABCofMe J is for Jones. I love this version on the 12" single which goes through the song as an instrumental first, and lets you hear all the details of the production.
Jammed: 19th Aug 2015
by Indian Ocean
#ABCofMe I is for Indian Ocean. Sometimes it takes a long time to track an artist down. In Arthur Russell's case it was about 15 years.
Jammed: 18th Aug 2015
by The Human League
#ABCofMe H is for The Human league. The 'Red' 12" single was the one that got you up on the dance-floor in 1981, and is the record I remember dancing to at my 21st Birthday bash. This is recorded off my old copy of the 12" single.
Jammed: 17th Aug 2015
by Future Bible Heroes
#ABCofMe F is for Future Bible Heroes, which covers Stephin Merritt and his various projects including The Magnetic Fields. I happened to pass The Magnetic Fields performing at a festival on a small stage and stopped to watch, later bought the 69 Love Songs triple album that had just come out and have been hooked ever since. He also always had a song for a TIMJ theme week.
Jammed: 15th Aug 2015
by Eg & Alice
#ABCofMe E is for Eg. Eg White founded boy band Brother Beyond and writes hit songs for the pop glitterati, but releases his more personal and darker work under his own name. It's been 24 years since he released 24 Years of Hunger with Alice Temple, so here's a nice song about a fractured relationship, depression and nuclear war. I don't think he was in a happy place at the time.
Jammed: 14th Aug 2015
by The Clerkenwell Kid
#ABCofMe C is for The Clerkenwell Kid aka Stephen Coates, founder member of The Real Tuesday Weld and pioneer of Electro-Swing (when it was known as Antique Beats). A few years back he did a series of podcasts mixing thoughts and stories with music from his band.
Jammed: 12th Aug 2015
by David Byrne & Brian Eno
B is for David Byrne beating Kate Bush, Beach Boys etc. I listened to a lot of Talking Heads over the years, and he's still an original creative force. This also covers another huge favourite, Brian Eno. #ABCofMe
Jammed: 11th Aug 2015
by Guy Gollasch And His Band (and others)
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Jammed: 4th Aug 2015
by The Residents
To celebrate Paul McCartney's birthday.
Jammed: 18th Jun 2015
by The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers were the first band to have a hit with 'Twist and Shout' in 1962, but they were pushing their luck a year later when getting on the surf music boom. #SurfWeek
Jammed: 30th Apr 2015
A belated #flyingsolo. Eg White formed the boy band Brother Beyond with his brother (no surprise), but left when they got involved with Stock Aitken and Waterman. He's written hit songs for Will Young, Adele, Duffy, Rebecca Ferguson etc., but releases brilliant solo albums of his darker material which no-one buys. Well, apart from me maybe.
Jammed: 12th Apr 2015
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