Tuesday, June 16, 2009

You Are The Season


It may have only reached number eight in the UK charts, but, over thirty years on the polite-pop, soft-jazz-shuffle and Chet Baker vocal tone of Alessi's Oh Lori still sounds daisy fresh today. Mellow as a summer meadow, light as a seaside breeze and easy like Sunday morning, it's a swisheroony tune that bounces like a beachball on a bed of brushed acoustics, vibe solos and flutey toots

The cap sleeve revival starts here


Alessi - Oh Lori

The Alessi Brothers are still in service and big in The Netherlands apparently. Why not stop by their online shop where you can buy all-year accoutrements like T-shirts and scarves!?!

Here you go strummers and crooners, get your noggins round these mellow minor sevenths and suspended whatnots

15 comments:

Col said...

It's still as sweet to my ears as it was the first time I heard it. Nice one.

Planet Mondo said...

Are you tempted with a crack at those tricky chord combos Col?

PS bloggers and browsers why not nip over for to Col's site and try out some of his minty fresh podcasts I played the mellow one 3 times yesterday

Keith said...

I had never heard that before. It sounds really cool. I like it. Thanks for sharing that with us.

BLTP said...

popular chair the bros are curled up in still warm from Sylvie Crystals famous behind no doubt!

Planet Mondo said...

It's a top tune Keith, and one of those nuggets that seems to have dropped off the retro-radar..

BL Wicker Chairs? Classic seventies icon, along with those sets of silver balls on strings exec's had on their desk.

Gabbi said...

Such a nice song, very new to me. I also had to go check out the scarfs. Very tasteful :) Thank you for sharing dear Mondo!

bleecher said...

now i feel old ... i thought everyone in the world knew this tune .... ...thanks a bunch mondo ... ; ]

Planet Mondo said...

Glad it tickled your fancy Gabbi - I could be tempted with an Alessi scarf you know?

You'll probably remember this as well Bleech. Don't know why but these two songs are joined at the hip for me, even though they charted a year apart

Davy H said...

Ah, you know what they say 'If you can remember the 70s than you were probably, er, 12'.

I had in mind a whole big summer Friday post on this one sometime, you bugger.

Piley said...

Mondo, you need to start diggin out the punk CD's again mate ;-)

Still, you must be delighted about the Nolans reform announced this week??!

ally. said...

swisherooner indeed big boy - MIGHTY
x

Planet Mondo said...

Do it Davy, don't let me put you off your puff - you can never have enough Alessi

P - Stick from the bloke who did Billy Joel post a few weeks back - well really!

Watch this space Ally I may have some news on Alessi's recent activities and team-ups

Piley said...

Touché!

Istvanski said...

It's a bit sickly sweet to my ears - but they're good with it.
Can you buy Alessi wigs from their online shop?
;-)

Planet Mondo said...

Try Rug-u-Like Istv, it's where I got mine..