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Working Week: Compañeros (Cherry Red)

British jazz trio Working Week found themselves with a surprise hit record in 1985, prompting their label to pressure them into making a quick follow-up. That album, 1986’s Compañeros, was the result–a quickly created album of superb, enjoyable, and politically aware jazz/pop songs.

Everything But The Girl: Walking Wounded/Temperamental (Edsel Records)

The final (as of now) two albums by Everything But The Girl find them diving deep into electronica and dance music–and then getting lost in it, as vocalist Tracey Thorn steps out of the spotlight.

Do You Remember The First Time? Working Week “Venceremos (We Will Win)” 12″

Following the demise of Young Marble Giants, singer Allison Statton formed Weekend, a lighthearted, jazz-minded pop group a la Everything But the Girl and Kalima. That band, too, was short-lived, but members of Weekend went on to form a more experimental, heavily improvisational group entitled, cleverly enough, Working Week. With influences ranging from soul to punk… Read More ›