Little Sheba and the Shamans – “Wondrous Place”


A moody and compelling cover track from Tampa-based band Little Sheba and the Shamans, “Wondrous Place” provides a twist on the ’60s classic, whose most popular version is Billy Fury’s 1960 single. The track comes via Little Sheba and the Shamans’ new album Spinning Their Idols, which presents a beautifully sprawling web of cover songs featuring their “old favorites.” For vocalist Ari Little, the release represents a continuation of her family’s musical tradition, beginning in New Orleans with her grandfather, Edward Blackwell.

Little’s debonair vocals capture the feeling of the “magic world in my baby’s arms,” putting forth descriptive elements of this “wondrous place,” with warming guitar tones that deter any harms. This understated, slow-burning production excels with its mood and emotional drive, representing the tasteful and artful approach to these covers throughout the entirety of Spinning Their Idols.

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This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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