My weekly posts from Northampton’s number one CD rack have been a bit less regular of late – apologies. I’d like to say that I have been madly busy with work, a hectic social life or travel to exotic lands but the truth is somewhat more mundane – doing bits and bobs and watching the Olympics. I may have missed a post last week but I’m back again with another tune for which I’m going to find a contrived Olympic link.
Today we have This City is very Exciting! by 3 Mustaphas 3. I’ve just been listening to the latest fRoots podcast, much of which is devoted to re-broadcasting a Folk Roots Radio programme first broadcast 30th September 1985. The programme was presented by Ian Anderson (fRoots) and featured an interview with guest Ben Mandelson of 3 Mustaphas 3. Great stuff – I shall listen again in the car tomorrow as I head down the motorway to a family birthday party.
Listening to the podcast I was inspired to post a track from the 3 Mustaphas 3 CD, Soup of the Century. It’s a fun record with so many musical styles, you get jet-lagged just listening to it. Wikipedia says “With tracks ranging from a Country song in Japanese to a Mexican traditional sung in Hindi, and going through a mix of Irish, Scottish, Greek, Albanian, Klezmer and many more styles, the Mustaphas had broken the last barriers separating ethnic music styles.”
From the CD I’ve chosen This City is Very Exciting! – a sentiment I’m sure many of the Olympic teams, Olympic tourists and Londoners enjoying the Olympic vibe will agree with.