My second choice is Turin Brakes, which was the eleventh title in the series. What I like about this one is that the whole mix seems to be infused with blues music although there aren’t actually any out-and-out blues tracks on there. That said there is a John Hammond track on there, who’s almost a disciple of the blues. Generally it’s people some of whom were making music at the time the compilation came out, and others who were making music in the 60s, 70s and 80s and it all just fits together really, really nicely. It feels very blues-y and is very guitar oriented and generally quite soothing. I just love the blues-y feel of the whole compilation and I think it works really well together. It was one of the first in the series where it almost felt as though they’d conceptualised the idea.
A snippet from this interview with Bill Brewster about the Late Night Tales compilation series. TB did the eleventh installment and have performed / dj’ed at various Late Night Tales events over the years. It’s still available here.