French for Rabbits. Photo supplied.
This week in The Sampler Nick Bollinger reviews a Red Hot tribute to the late Arthur Russell; a second collection of country funk from the Light In The Attic label; the quiet pop of Canterbury band French For Rabbits and only the third album in forty-five years from freak-folk figurehead Vashti Bunyan.
Songs: Tell You (Today), Oh Fernanda Why, Hiding Your Present From You, It’s All Over Your Face, This Love Is Crying, Go Bang
Album: Master Mix: Red Hot & Arthur Russell
Label: Yep Roc
Songs: Pay Day Give Away, Rising Sun,Tulsa Turnaround, Shotgun Willie, Long Time To Get Old,
Album: Country Funk II
Label: Light In The Attic
Artist: French For Rabbits
Songs: Seafarer, Spirits, Woke Up To A Storm, Cold, Gone Gone Gone, Goat
Artist: Vashti Bunyan
Songs: Across The Water, Shell, Holy Smoke, Mother, Heartleap