Rediscovered track of the month: July ’16
Paul McCartney, Jet
Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles catalogue doesn’t really get the recognition it deserves. The schmaltz of Mull of Kintyre and the Frog Song etc always seem to overshadow gems like ‘Live and Let Die’ and this number which — if YouTube is right — is from 1976 when McCartney’s voice was really cutting through — check out the throaty “I thought she was a little lady” at 3’24. In the early nineties I worked in a bar near Sutton Coldfield which during the day had piped music…I commandeered the tape deck most days and made sure this track got a near constant airing. It’s very good music to clean wine glasses to.