Album of the week

June '20

Jake Blount - Spider Tales

Jake Blount brings us an album of tracks with Black histories. Songs with stories that deserve recognition.

Take "Where Did You Sleep Last Night" for example. This is a song that has a long history, longer than any one who credits the song to Nirvana or Lead Belly knows. In 2017 Fantastic Negrito released a new interpretation that sets the song in Oakland CA.

If you only listen to 'top tracks' you are missing out lesser known side of album listening: covers. Album after album has one or two deep cuts that send you back, but only you knew the original song. For some tracks on this album I was singing along before the chorus hits, often with arm hair standing on end.

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