Monday Morning Music Mix

I’ve got the Monday morning blues … and rock and folk and more …

Some of the music that is on high rotation on my iTunes jukebox this Monday morning … might just turn this into a weekly series.

  • Light A Candle – Neil Young off ‘Fork In The Road’ great song off his impressive new album
  • Climb Up On My Music – Rodriguez from ‘Coming From Reality’ (known as ‘After The Fact’ in SA) This follow up to ‘Cold Fact’ gets a US re-issue for the first time. This opening track features UK guitarist Chris Spedding, who also played on Mike Batt’s ‘Schizophonia’ (remember ‘Ride To Agadir’?) and had a solo hit with ‘Motorbiking’ (UK #14 in 1975).
  • Stargazer (live 1976) – Rainbow off ‘Rainbow On Stage’ 16 minute plus bonus track on the re-issue of this classic album from 1977.
  • Nantucket Sleighride (live 1973) – Mountain off ‘Twin Peaks’ long (very long, 31 minutes!) track from Leslie West and friends.
  • Hallelujah – Alexandra Burke off ‘Now 72’ X-Factor winner’s UK Christmas number one hit. Powerful cover of the Leonard Cohen song.
  • Love Etc – Pet Shop Boys off ‘Yes’ These guys are still going, and going well by the look of things. No relation to Sugardrive’s album of the same title from 2004.
  • Road – Sugardrive off ‘In A Place (That Takes Getting Used To)Speaking of Sugardrive, my favourite song of theirs recently appeared on their retrospective collection. Makes me want to get back on the road again.
  • Highway 13 – Jack Hammer off ‘Highway 13And this is the road I want to be on.
  • Waterloo Sunset – David Bowie off ‘Never Get Old’ [2003 CD single] Cover of The Kinks hit given the Bowie treatment, and what a treat it is.
  • Pictures At An Exhibition (live at the Isle Of Wight, 29 August 1970)Emerson, Lake and Palmer off ‘Pictures At An Exhibiton (Deluxe Re-issue) 35 minute bonus track from the re-issue of one of my all-time favourite ELP albums.
  • Rainbow Blues – Jethro Tull off ‘War Child’ (re-issue) great obscure Tull song recorded in 1974. Look out for the cover version by Blackmore’s Night as well.
  • Poster Princess – Jet Black Stare off ‘In This Life’ impressive debut from these Canadian rockers. Similar to SA’s own Toxic Shame.
  • Babydoll Blues – The Ragdolls from ‘Listen Up Babydoll female-fronted raunchy, punk rock and roll band from Cape Town. Gotta love them.

Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

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One comment on “Monday Morning Music Mix
  1. Music while you work is great, it brings you into a diffrent level, i find classical is great when i am studying or reporting, it opens my awareness to another level..

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