the Sugarbird album Little Kim

Sugarbird

The Sugarbird album is the fourth album of Little Kim & the Alley Apple 3. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom De Poorter at his “Sugarbird Recordings” with this vintage recording equipment: 1 sixties Revox G36 tape recorder, 2 microphones and 3 sixties mic preamps (a British Vortexion Wimbledon 4M/15W (the one the legendary Joe Meek used on his recordings), an Altec 1567A (the one heard on many Motown recordings) and an Altec 436C (the one the Beatles used at Abbey Road Studios).

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Here’s the tracklist of the album: 

1 So long, Sandro! (MUSIC & WORDS: TOM DE POORTER)
2 Sugarbird (MUSIC & WORDS: TOM DE POORTER)
3 Sacramento Flood (MUSIC & WORDS: TOM DE POORTER)
4 Two Timing Roscoe (MUSIC & WORDS: TOM DE POORTER)
5 Ooh la Blues (MUSIC & WORDS: TOM DE POORTER)
6 Crow Moon (MUSIC & WORDS: TOM DE POORTER)
7 Little Kim’s Blues (MUSIC: TOM DE POORTER)
8 Big BILL (MUSIC & WORDS: TOM DE POORTER)
9 Singing TIRES (MUSIC & WORDS: TOM DE POORTER)
10 Snake Charm (MUSIC & WORDS: TOM DE POORTER)

 

The Longest Mile Little Kim

The Longest Mile

The Longest Mile is the third full album of Little Kim & the Alley Apple 3. Like Sugarbird, It was recorded at Pat’s Barn, but it was mixed at the Uptide Studio in Ertvelde. It was selected as album of the week on national Radio 2 and the singles “Pea Picker Blues” and “The Kings of Goblin Market” got picked up in the roots category of Radio 1.

1 The Kings of Goblin Market (music & words: Tom De Poorter)
2 A Body in the Garden (music & words: Tom De Poorter)
3 The Longest Mile (music & words: Tom De Poorter)
4 Pea Picker Blues (music & words: Tom De Poorter)
5 The Dewdropper (music & words: Tom De Poorter)
6 The Wobblin’ Goblin (music & words: Gerald Marks & Milton Pascal)
7 Zazou (music: Tom De Poorter)
8 Ms. Brandy (music & words: Tom De Poorter)
9 There is a Time (music & words: Rodney Dillard & Mitch Jayne)
10 Punkin’ Farewell (music & words: Tom De Poorter)
11 Ponderosa Lodge (music & words: Tom De Poorter)
12 The Kings of Goblin Market (Reprise) (music: Tom De Poorter)

Emmylou

Emmylou was a one off single created as a celebration of the birth of lead singer Kim’s first born daughter. It was written by Tom De Poorter and recorded by Philippe de Chaffoy in his Flip Flap Studio. The single is no longer available, but here are the lyrics:

Emmylou (Tom De Poorter – Music and Words)

Two little mice with eyes of cobalt blue

Were singing loud about a babygirl like you

On the front lawn, under a willow tree

A sparrow too was listening to their do-re-mi

The youngest was shy, the oldest was loud

They did not have much but their looked very proud

Without a tail, the cat jumped up and hissed

Into the woods they rang and sang a song like this

From mill to mill we wandered until

Along came you, sweet Emmylou

They travelled far and asked the deep blue sea

If they could make it’s golden shore a bed for three

Blossoms for pillows and playing bamboo spoons

On sultry sands they wasted plenty afternoon

Soon the sea came to be a fickle friend

Throwing fits of roaring thunder without end

Winds cried goodbye, they shone like fireflies

Danced and glittered and lit up the gloomy sky

From mill to mill we wandered until

Along came you, sweet Emmylou

Two little mice with eyes of cobalt blue

Were singing loud about a babygirl like you

The Devil Little Kim

She’ll keep the devil dancing on your heart

She’ll keep the Devil Dancing on your Heart is the second studio album of Little Kim & the Alley Apple 3. It was recorded 2 years after their debut album in 2012 at the Closed Session Studio in Roeselare. 

1. Oh Lord! (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
2. Slappin’ Slim (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
3. Little Sarah (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
4. When paw was courting maw (words: Jack Manus/ music: Leonard Joy)
5. All day and every day (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
6. Sugar cane rag (instrumental) (music: Tom De Poorter)
7. She’ll keep the devil dancing on your heart (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
8. I wish I could shimmy like my sister Kate (music: Clarence Williams/ words: Armand Piron)
9. Rumble in the parlor (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
10. Blue heaven (music: Walter Donaldson/ words: George A. Whiting)
11. Baby, be gentle on me (words & music: Tom De Poorter)

 

Riding the Rails Little Kim

Riding the Rails

Riding the Rails is the first full album of Little Kim & the Alley Apple 3. It was recorded in 2010 at the Closed Session Studio in Roeselare.

1. It’s too late (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
2. Thingamajig (words & music: Cindy Walker)
3. Midnight Cowgirl (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
4. Riding the rails (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
5. As I slip into your arms (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
6. Ding Dong Mama from Dumas (words & music: Phil Baxter)
7. The Alley Apple Stomp (instrumental) (music: Tom De Poorter)
8. Who walks in when I walk out (words & music: Hoffman, Goodhart, Freed)
9. Before the storm (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
10. Whoa babe (words & music: Larry Clinton)
11. Don’t you look back baby (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
12. Ballad of the old oak Tree (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
13. Lou Ella Brown (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
14. Cornbread and butter beans (words & music: Lehman Monroe)
15. When the night owl sings (words & music: Tom De Poorter)

Little Kim self titled EP

Little Kim & the Alley Apple 3

In 2008 Little Kim recorded their first self titled EP: Little Kim & the Alley Apple 3. It contained 5 songs that would also appear on their first full album “Riding the Rails”. Unfortunately this EP is sold out. 

1. It’s too late (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
2. Ballad of the old oak tree (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
3. Ida Red (traditional)
4. As I slip into your arms (words & music: Tom De Poorter)
5. Cherokee shuffle (traditional)