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Music from Our Tube; Ala.ni

Ala.ni appears to be

a London-based singer/songwriter, producer & video director who already worked with such artists as Mary J Blige, Damon Albarn and Andrea Bocelli

While that may sound a lot like your typical name-dropping in a press release of the next would-be-star, her music has a distinct jazzy forties-yet-modern feel to it and above all it’s really beautiful;

ALA.NI – Suddenly (Official Video)

Watch this video on YouTube or on Easy Youtube.

Ala.ni will issue an EP in March and the first song from that, Cherry Blossom, is well worth a listen too!

As heard on Our Tube: Robert, Laurel & Hardy Woke up laughing

Robert Palmer was so much more then just the slick guy from his eighties videos (think “Addicted to Love”). A couple of days ago I heard “Woke up Laughing” on the radio from the 1980 album “Clues” (which also features “Johnny & Mary”) and I found this video on YouTube which features the iconic dancing Laurel & Hardy;

Robert Palmer 'Woke Up Laughing' (featuring Laurel & Hardy)

Watch this video on YouTube or on Easy Youtube.

Music from Our Tube and the Fridge; Kinoshita

Call me late to the party, but I just “discovered” Fridge, which was (is?) a band that featured (features?) Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet),¬†Adem Ilhan, and Sam Jeffers.

Fridge – Kinoshita

Watch this video on YouTube or on Easy Youtube.

Kieran has since mostly focused on Four Tet, but based on this track I think the Fridge back-catalogue might be worth diving into.

Music from Our Tube; Raury hearing God’s Whisper

Guess I heard this one on KCRW as well; Raury (an 18 year-old from Atlanta who released his debut earlier this year and opened for Outkast and collaborated with SBTRKT) chanting “I am the savior”.

Raury – God's Whisper (Official Video)

Watch this video on YouTube or on Easy Youtube.

This is one of those songs that prove that you don’t need to be a guitar-god to write a great song, 3 chords can be all it takes!