11 January 2018

This time with a little dedication

I heard Joan Armatrading's Drop The Pilot again on a shop radio yesterday, and its giddy, effervescent pop nonsense always makes me smile. It put me in mind of this wonderful example of her stock and trade - the most artfully constructed soul-folk-pop songs that brightened the charts in her prime. This live version of Love & Affection from '76 also boasts an inextricably archetypal mid-70s sax solo, expertly done and gleaming as if it had just popped in on loan from Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street. It's great to see Glastonbury welcoming her back in recent years to introduce new generations to her talent. 


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