Jaysus this thing is the cats pyjamas. Ok AC/DC, Metallica and Rammstein are still in dispute with it, but it has almost everything else you could imagine for a tenner a month.
I heard Donal Dineen play a Charles Mingus song called Big Alice on his radio show maybe a decade ago. I was really taken by it but despite searching record shops high up and low down and then iTunes and YouTube I never heard tell of it again. I was beginning to think I must have been mistaken. Anyway there I was on Spotify in the bed on Sunday morning just after listening to the Westside Story soundtrack and I typed in Big Alice and sure enough there it was and it was as good a song as I remembered it all those years ago.
Curiously it doesn’t have one of my favourite George Clinton songs, Follow the Leader which is on the copy I have of Dope Dogs, but this is Because this track is only on a very few versions of that album, and they don’t seem to have his 1993 album Hey man smell my finger, which I very much like, but which seems to have disappeared without trace… There might be a contractual issue about that one.