Each week, Keep Colchester Cool invites local faces to provide us with their top ten tracks of all time. There are no rules, some will explain why they’ve chosen particular tracks; other’s won’t. Either way, it promises to provide an insight into what has influenced some of our local heroes over the years.
This week, it’s the turn of Hobo Chang and The Wicked Ravens’ Fiona Harmon who also hosts her own show ‘Ginger Roots’ on Colne Radio. Incidentally, you can catch both Hobo Chang and The Wicked Ravens performing on Colchester Free Festival Saturday.
Here are Fiona Harmon’s ten tracks. Enjoy!
Theres just to many tunes to be of all time, but these are real close…
1. Mingus – Solo Dancer
From the 1963 album The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady; This is super fine goodness.
2. Big Brother and the Holding Co – Ball and Chain
Best band Janis was in, was really hard picking which tune from the album Cheap Thrills, but this is up there for sure.
3, Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Reminds me of a long ago time.
4. Roxy Music – If There Is Something
Im not a Ferry fan at all, and only like the songs Eno was on board for. I actually thought this was shit until I got past 1.40 secs then it all made sense.
5. Portishead – Wandering Star
This one has tipped me over the edge on occasion.
6. Donny Hathaway – A Song For You
Total soul and epic piano, soppy and reflective – a timeless classic.
7. Billie Holiday – All Of Me
Yeah, Billie gets me every time.
8. The Beatles – Golden Slumbers
3 songs in one, hope I get away with that.
9. David Bowie – Lady Grinning Soul
So hard to choose, actually made me a bit anxious. However, after some deep breathing this one ticks all the boxes.
10. Bob Marley and the Wailers – Concrete Jungle
Such a classic tune, bassline is on the money.