Rediscovering forgotten favourites is one of the joys of tidying up and unpacking boxes. It was rather enjoyable to unpack my CD collection onto the shelf and put my hands on so many wonderful recordings. Among the forgotten gems is Erroll Garner’s fun album, Up In Erroll’s Room. The album was recorded in 1967 with Erroll on piano and a very funky horn section. The Coffee Song, written by Bob Hilliard and Dick Miles, and first recorded by Frank Sinatra in 1946, is my favourite tune on the album,
While everyone else is listening on Spotify and iTunes these days, I still like the hardcopy CD, with its album art and tangible texture. It would seem that the quality of CDs on opshop shelves is increasing as people no longer listen to discs. Happy days for me! Yesterday, for the princely sum of $5, I added Hotel Costes #14 and Damien Rice’s ‘O’ to my car collection. And for the first time ever, I also saw a CD that I played on – army band from the late 1990s – but left it on the shelf.
I’ve just picked it up from the printers and it looks très chic in that special brûlée blue. There are eleven tracks of fabulous French songs sung by Amie with Bruce Millar playing guitar, and I do think it sounds best with a glass of champagne and some delicious cheese.
If you’d like to purchase a copy ($20) send me an email and we’ll work out the easiest way of getting it to you.
A plus, Amie