Sunday, 20 June 2010

Random Covermount Track

After having to search the other day to find a misplaced northern soul single for Swiss Adam, I decided to check out what other delights were to be uncovered in that particular cupboard.

Stacked in no particular order on the shelves are well over a hundred cds which came free with music magazines. There are cds from the likes of  the much missed Jockey Slut to Q and a hell of a lot of MixMag ones.

So I decided to take an hour out and scour these cds for anything interesting but didn't get further than half a dozen when I found one from Mojo that I remember being particularly good. The Score is a collection of 20 ultra-cool soundtracks or so it says on the cd cover.

Among the delights on the cd are John Barry's theme to Midnight Cowboy, Roy Budd's Get Carter nad Watermelon Man by Mongo Santamaria. The stand out track by a country mile is by Mrs Washington & Co and is entitled You Cut Up The Clothes In The Closet of My Dreams, brilliant title or what?

Apparently the song is from a film of a musical by Melvin Van Peebles, Dont Play Us Cheap,  in which an imp and the devil take on human form and try to break up a house party in Harlem. Have never seen the film and after reading the Wiki entry I think that there are many more worthwhile things I can be getting on with that take up a hundred minutes. The track by Mrs Washington on the other hand is a soul/gospel treat which I can listen to over and over without getting bored, Mrs Washington has a rather wonderful voice.

Mrs Washington & Co - You Cut Up The Clothes In The Closet Of My Dreams


Anonymous said...

Wow! This is wonderful. Thanks for unearthing this.


Jimmy G said...

Agreed, an absolute belter indeed. The Mojo CDs seemed a whole lot better when they were an occasional thing which they must have put a lot more thought into. From around that time, there are a couple of other crackers which I go back to now and again - Soul Riot and a garage compilation. Whereas now, they mostly stay in their wrappers because those which do get opened are usually a little disappointing.