This week's last.fm top five: Tommy Peoples, Yusef Lateef, Steeleye Span, The Beach Boys, and Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers. Some of the numbers were inflated due to an iTunes/iPhone/Last.fm double-scrobbling mix-up. I don't have much to say on any of these today, so here's the short version.
Jelly Roll Morton: I've been meaning to sit down and fully absorb the Alan Lomax collection that Rounder released. Morton's personal myth-making is probably going to feature in another project I'm working on.
Steeleye Span: More Brit folk rock. Here they are with "Lark in the Morning."
Tommy Peoples: Discovered thanks to Altan and my exploring of their roots. Peoples is one of the best living outputs from the Donegal tradition. Here's part one of a documentary on him.
The Beach Boys are the sort of band on whom everything has been said before. In case you haven't seen it yet, here's a Youtube channel breaking apart their classic album, Pet Sounds. tape by tape. Here's "Wouldn't It Be Nice."