Here are all of dafp's jams.

Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

by Billie Holiday

My jam right now: her voice, all of her. This one in particular is so terrible, by itself and by the reality that lied behind

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Jammed: 8th Jul 2015

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Symphonie Fantastique

Symphonie Fantastique

by Hector Berlioz

... In the mood for something dramatic and immersive

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Jammed: 30th Jun 2015

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The Lady is a Tramp

The Lady is a Tramp

by Ella Fitzgerald & Frank Sinatra

His swing, her creativity, the liveliness of their #jazz

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Jammed: 18th Jun 2015

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Umbrella (Cover)

Umbrella (Cover)

by Mechanical Bride

Have I already written that I love a good song cover? This one doesn’t avoid all cliché, but does have a great atmosphere, lovely arrangements dancing around the far away, deeply human voice.

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Jammed: 11th Jun 2015

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O silêncio da guitarra

O silêncio da guitarra

by Mariza

#fado, Beautiful lyrics upon “Fado Zé Negro”

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Jammed: 4th Jun 2015

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La java des chaussettes à clous

La java des chaussettes à clous

by Boris Vian

So Vian: delightful music, subtle lyrics & very humorous. Here using sarcasm in the pure French tradition: to make fun of the police.

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Jammed: 28th May 2015

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Rider to the sea

Rider to the sea

by Anna Calvi

She knows how to blow life into that guitar... Now, go listen to her singing too.

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Jammed: 21st May 2015

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Break on Through (to the Other Side)

Break on Through (to the Other Side)

by The Doors

(Note: Completely unrelated visuals) The first album by the Doors is special to me in that, unlike most music, I can listen to it with pleasure absolutely whatever my state of mind. Weird.

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Jammed: 13th May 2015

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Her Lies

Her Lies

by Asaf Avidan & The Mojos

I was lucky enough to see this live, in a small place, and hear for myself that, as rare as it is, the singing is as good as the album take. So here’s “Her lies”, cruel, raw as life.

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Jammed: 5th May 2015

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My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

by Sarah Vaughan

I remember hearing this song by Sarah Vaughan for the first time. At the time I’d been quite regularly working all night (uni years) and listening simultaneously to BBC4 and random music. This appeared at the same time as the morning Shipping forecast (the 5:20 one, quite hypnotic by itself) and stopped time, movement, mood — everything — in its half sad, half hopeful beauty.

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Jammed: 28th Apr 2015

21 plays

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Åse's Death

Åse's Death

by Edvard Grieg

Or more exactly : Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: II. Åse's Death (#classical does’t take references lightly...). For the full Peer Gynt, see Op. 23 ! Here, a mournful piece, ready to accompany & soothe sadder moods.

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Jammed: 20th Apr 2015

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Long division blues

Long division blues

by Peggy Sue

I found about Peggy Sue short after this album (Fossils and other phantoms) came out and immediately fell for their distinctive voices, style and instrumentation. The sound here isn’t optimal (I couldn’t find the album version), but this is also a hint to the fact that they make really cool live performances. Anyway, this song is just perfect to get carried along and just let go of wherever you’re standing at any moment.

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Jammed: 14th Apr 2015

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Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning

by No Doubt

Live from Stokholm, sometime around 2006. I’ve always found this version to do better justice to the possibilities of the song than the album version: the soft start, the details in the instrumentation, the live-specific energy.

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Jammed: 6th Apr 2015

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Walking with a Ghost

Walking with a Ghost

by The National Fanfare of Kadebostany

Nothing fancy, but a nice mix of pop, rap, brass instruments I stumbled upon.

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Jammed: 30th Mar 2015

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Moanin'

Moanin'

by Lee Morgan

Please, have a seat (unless you want to dance!). #jazz, Hard bop, as I learn

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Jammed: 22nd Mar 2015

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Queen Dot Kong

Queen Dot Kong

by The Dø

Scrumptious album from beginning to end (a shame I couldn’t find a version including the coda, which really closes this song). Here, one could say Girl power in a less pinkish version

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Jammed: 16th Mar 2015

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It Hurts Me Too

It Hurts Me Too

by Tampa Red

Monday morning goodness, an old eight bar #blues with all you could expect from it

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Jammed: 9th Mar 2015

7 plays

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Honeymoon

Honeymoon

by Bombadil

Authentic & inventive...

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Jammed: 2nd Mar 2015

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Burn It Blue

Burn It Blue

by Caetano Veloso & Lila Downs

Thinking about it I like the song, I like the painter — typical me that I haven’t seen the film... Still, be prepared for mixed influences, rushes of passion and soaring emotion. A bit over five minutes of being human.

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Jammed: 21st Feb 2015

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“Polovtsian dances” (from Prince Igor)

“Polovtsian dances” (from Prince Igor)

by Alexander Borodin

Well, obviously the whole of Prince Igor couldn’t have been juste one jam — so, this. This piece si such a climax in the opera, holding so much of the charms of the whole: powerful, in turn mesmerising or lifting...

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Jammed: 13th Feb 2015

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Miss Alzheimer

Miss Alzheimer

by Les Elles

I hadn’t listened to Les Elles for ages... Still as weird, inventive and lively as fifteen years ago! This song is from what’s probably their best album (funny how albums with the name of the group as title often happen to be their best)

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Jammed: 6th Feb 2015

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Master’s Hands

Master’s Hands

by Charlotte Gainsbourg

I actually have the whole album IRM running in my head, but this is the song that got it back there. Not the most noteworthy, but a very good step into the special mood that undulates throughout the LP.

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Jammed: 29th Jan 2015

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Gloria

Gloria

by Patti Smith

Given the recent events in France and around the world, here’s a song the wouldn’t have been possible in any of three versions I know, by Van Morrisson, The Doors, Patti Smith, if it weren’t for the freedom given to artists.

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Jammed: 19th Jan 2015

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And It Stoned Me

And It Stoned Me

by Van Morrison

One of those songs that immediately immerses you into the feeling it is describing, so just listen a get “stoned” (and give a listen to Jelly Roll Morton too, by the way -- for instance “Hesitation blues” or “The Murder Ballad”).

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Jammed: 6th Jan 2015

6 plays

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String quartet No. 1 (op. 49)

String quartet No. 1 (op. 49)

by Dmitri Shostakovich

Just what I need to reconcile the magic of Christmas with the dark mood I’m in today. Rich, subtle, powerful. Do go listen to all of his string quartets.

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Jammed: 22nd Dec 2014

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Better

Better

by Regina Spektor

Just some feeling good and as often with Regina Spektor an unusual and delightful video clip.

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Jammed: 16th Dec 2014

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Beautiful

Beautiful

by Carole King

I do sometimes get the impression I’m reading a women-targeted magazine. Still, if all such magazines were as good as this, perhaps actual gender equality would be closer...

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Jammed: 3rd Dec 2014

2 plays

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The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps)

The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps)

by Stravinsky

Kind of a long jam this week, but hey! can you cut it? Ink still runs on the reception of this piece: why was this one so bullied? Was it all just marketing? How did Stravinsky cope with it? Retrospectively, anyway, a beautiful, powerful ballet, plentiful of kept promises from its name.

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Jammed: 21st Nov 2014

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L.E.S. Artistes

L.E.S. Artistes

by Santigold

I actually discovered this song though Lilly Wood & The Prick’s version, which is also good, though probably less singular... Anyway, very good video clip, and I tend to like things that play on the verge of kitch yet manage to soar someplay above and beyond.

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Jammed: 14th Nov 2014

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Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

by The Beach Boys

Holidays tomorrow, so the Beach Boys seems somewhat appropriate... For the record, the lyrics (and title, naturally) for Good Vibrations where chosen after the music was written; the producer asked for something positive, as he was afraid that the music itself was too strange and dark.

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Jammed: 19th Oct 2014

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Caribou

Caribou

by Pixies

Let’s be elsewhere, let’s be something else, let’s do things differently

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Jammed: 10th Oct 2014

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Sou feliz

Sou feliz

by Maria Teresa de Noronha

Strangely there is not a one song I like most by Maria Teresa de Noronha; but her voice is so enchanting, soulful and unmistakingly recognisable... Here’s a glimpse at her #Fado

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Jammed: 1st Oct 2014

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Andy's Chest

Andy's Chest

by Lou Reed

Weird and as with most of Lou Reed’s both utterly rock while calm and contained. (by the way, bonus: a version on YouTube ripped from vinyl with a brilliantly associated russian movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM5lrjTyvtw)

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Jammed: 25th Sep 2014

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

by Irene Dunne

Naturally nothing to do with the fact that it was one of Margareth Thatcher’s Desert Island songs (before she became PM). It cheers up a bit at minute 4:04, with a delicious piece of dancing.

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Jammed: 17th Sep 2014

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It's Still Rock And Roll To Me

Jammed: 10th Sep 2014

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Small Song

Small Song

by Lhasa de Sela

Initially the jam should’ve been “I’m going in”, one of the sadest and most life changing songs I know; but hey, as it’s not working here, so off we go. I often get the impression “Small song” is the sweetest way to say “Fck y’all”, not quite sure why. As usual, Lhasa and beautiful

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Jammed: 2nd Sep 2014

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Girl Anachronism

Girl Anachronism

by The Dresden Dolls

Sanity is so overdone ;-)

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Jammed: 25th Aug 2014

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Kiss

Kiss

by Scout Niblett (Feat. Will Oldham)

Speachless as often with Scout Niblett You may want to check out the clip too

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Jammed: 19th Aug 2014

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