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It's been tricky to access all the shows in one place but at last, following some nudges from Clive (and a good few others), here's a wish come true.

This micro-site is the easiest place to listen to the entire SnC archive, all 429 shows.

Explore the back catalogue of shows using the Episodes button (top right). 

Full shownotes are published on the Suffolk 'n' Cool main site.

Jul 26, 2007

A delicious mix of sounds and culture pervade the music again this week with tracks from Canada, the USA, Gambia, Netherlands and France.

Flash mob dance event Mobile Clubbing @ St Paul's Cathedral, London
There are pictures - oh boy, are there pictures, just scroll down the page to find the galleries at:

Happy - Jimmie Bratcher (Missouri, USA)

The Johnstown Kids - Rob Szabo (Ontario, Canada)
Rob's music is accessible yet sophisticated acoustic pop. His honest songs prompt journalists to compare him to Elliott Smith & Costello; saying he has "the soul of a poet". Rob's dedication to touring is garnering him a devoted base of music fans who often travel great distances to see him play.

None of those things - Cat Jahnke (Manitoba, Canada)
With her album None Of Those Things in her back pocket, awards from a Hollywood film festival tucked beneath her cap and nothing less than a finalist ranking in two international songwriting competitions up her sleeve, Cat is a versatile musician who is as comfortable on stage as behind the scenes.

Memphis Sun -The Black Summer Crush (California, USA)
Located in Southern California, The Black Summer Crush are: Thomas Flowers on lead vocals, Scott Holiday on guitar, Robin Everhart on bass, and Michael Miley on drums. Their upcoming, self-titled, full-length release, due out the first quarter of 2008, will be released by EMI Records.

Terry Reid at The Winepress in Norwich (01603 622134) on Friday 3rd August, before he flies back to the California desert. I'll try to get booking details and update this post.

NYC - Jen Chapin Trio (New York, USA)
Jen Chapin is joined by versatile and talented bandmates Stephan Crump on acoustic bass and Jamie Fox on electric guitar in a month-long tour that will bring her jazz-inflected urban folk to a variety of music halls, performing arts centers, coffeehouses and living rooms from Iowa to Georgia.

Takama - Guinea C (Gambia)
Guinea C was formed in 2004. All members are originally from Guinea, West Africa. They now live in The Gambia. Their first CD is called Bakadaji.

Dusty road to Texas - After son (Netherlands)
After Son is the story of a late born son with major brother and sisters.
The music tells the story from the perception of the eyes, fixed in a experimental sound.
The sound that was created is better know as a movie for your ears.

Get me out of Jersey - Tim Foley (Michigan, USA)
Tim Foley works as a freelance illustrator during the day, but during the wee hours of the morning he messes around with various musical instruments and forces himself to write a new song every day which he then posts on a blog site "for some reason or another".

Thanks to Pete Cogle who let me know a much more efficient way of getting hold of tracks from Jamendo that doesn't involve BitTorrent downloads.

What to do - Metisse (Forbach / Saint-Avold, France)
Le groupe METISSE originaire des environs de Saint-Avold en Moselle existe dans sa composition actuelle depuis 1998. Son style est influencé par les grands noms du reggae: Bob Marley évidemment, mais aussi Burning Spear, Steel Pulse, Black Uhuru, The Gladiators et bien d'autres. Un son roots, deux chanteurs qui mélangent les voix ou alternent le lead vocal, des compositions en anglais et en français font son style.
Aujourd'hui la formation compte à son actif plus de 150 concerts donnés dans des bars, cafés-concerts, MJC, tremplins ou festivals locaux qui lui permettent d'avoir une solide expérience de la scène et une image résolument « roots » auprès des amateurs.
Constituée de 7 musiciens, (André & Wahib, guitares et chants, Louis-batterie, Malik-claviers, Mohamed-basse, Dominique-guitare, et Moundy-percussions), la formation interprète en live un répertoire où compositions personnelles et grands classiques du reggae se mélangent.
Le premier CD du groupe, intitulé « Jeunesse », entièrement autoproduit et composé de 7 titres originaux a été sélectionné dans le parcours FNAC «nouvelle Scène française» en 2003.