Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sound & Groove, Episode 70: "Delivered By The Mail"

Scottish-born twins, the Proclaimers, who emerged in the late 80s with their strikingly similar looks & vocals- unique in that they maintained their thick Scottish brogue instead of opting to Anglicize or even Americanize their singing voices. One of their signature tunes from their early days in the limelight is featured on this S&G Podcast episode- officially the last of 2016, though finally released here in June 2017. 

This here is the 6th episode of 2016 for the Sound & Groove Podcast but of course it's way overdue. Finally back from sabbatical, S&G is finally bestowing that final one from a year ago on you. Just happens to come about 6 months too late! :D Don't fret though. Another 6 will still follow here in the rest of 2017. This particular edition is a stand-alone theme just for this episode and it's songs that centre on the postal service side of things, ie sending off a letter, delivering a message, shipping a package. You catch my drift? 

And if you haven't been keeping up with S&G on Music of Evan's Mind and/or its newest home at www.notthepublicbroadcaster.com, here's the breakdown: Every month there will be a theme that the selection of music is centered around. It will be jam packed with my analysis, synopses, anecdotes and other witticisms you might enjoy while I played edited-down versions of each tune. And not to worry, each month will containe a different theme than the last. Got it? Get it? Good. Happy listening to you all!

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Podcast link: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/cedandelivery85/episodes/2017-06-13T20_58_01-07_00

Track Listing:
1. Please Mister Postman- The Beatles (1963)
2. Letter From America- The Proclaimers (1987)
3. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)- Stevie Wonder (1970)
4. Write You A Letter- Ray LaMontagne (2002)
5. Return To Sender- Elvis Presley (1962)
6. Pretty Paper- Willie Nelson (1994 version)
7. Put The Message In The Box- World Party (1990)
8. Tear-Stained Letter- Richard Thompson (1983) 

Info of note:
Intro- "Kiko And The Lavender Moon" by Los Lobos (1992)
Outro- "Pistola Y El Corazon" by Los Lobos (1988)
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