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Labi Siffre

Postby fange » 16 Feb 2018, 08:48

Any Labi fans around here?


Here are 3 i love...







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Re: Labi Siffre

Postby The Modernist » 16 Feb 2018, 10:52

Good shout Ange. I find you have to really cherry pick his stuff. I did um and ah over buying a vinyl album of his the other day, but in the end I left it on the shelf. Some of his more singer-songwriter fare is a little bland for me, I prefer him when he gets a little funky as on the Remember My Song album.
That has some top notch playing from UK sessioners like Big Jim Sullivan and Chas and Dave ( sort of the UK equivalent of Muscle Shoals...no really! :) ).
You've already posted The Vulture which is great as is this one (later made famous by Eninem)


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Re: Labi Siffre

Postby Goat Boy » 16 Feb 2018, 11:17

That first track is the kind of stuff where the production and musicianship cover up for the lack of a decent song. I find it pretty bland.
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Re: Labi Siffre

Postby Jimbo » 17 Feb 2018, 08:48

Just discovered him a few weeks ago. Reminds me of Cat Stevens.
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Re: Labi Siffre

Postby Positive Passion » 17 Feb 2018, 09:57

The Modernist wrote:Good shout Ange. I find you have to really cherry pick his stuff.


This is right - i have the album with something inside so strong on it - that is a brilliant song but the rest of the record is fairly dull.

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Re: Labi Siffre

Postby fange » 17 Feb 2018, 22:20

Yeah, totally agree that cherry picking is the way to go, but there is a very nice comp. to be made from all of his LPs and singles.


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Goat Boy wrote:That first track is the kind of stuff where the production and musicianship cover up for the lack of a decent song. I find it pretty bland.

I'll grant you it's not 'Good Vibrations', but i think it's more than just a decent song with some absolutely great production and performances.
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Re: Labi Siffre

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 18 Feb 2018, 19:19

Jimbo wrote:Just discovered him a few weeks ago. Reminds me of Cat Stevens.



:shock: :shock: :shock:



More Dobie Gray like.
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Re: Labi Siffre

Postby Jimbo » 18 Feb 2018, 19:30

Walk In My Shadow wrote:
Jimbo wrote:Just discovered him a few weeks ago. Reminds me of Cat Stevens.



:shock: :shock: :shock:



More Dobie Gray like.


Dobie Gray is good too. I mean how he writes and sings sweet music folky, souly, with a good productions. Discovering him was a revelation, a buried treasure, a guy who should have been a star.
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