These live songs, "Julia" and "Warm Heart of Africa," recorded live for Daytrotter, are reminding us of SXSW a couple years ago when, wandering through some alley, we heard the sounds of The Very Best through some fenced off outdoor bar place. They wouldn't let us in. We listened through the fence and scowled at the bouncer. Nothing. Finally we maneuvered through the back with help of a friend (shout to Agnew!) and got up on the stage with Esau and danced until they shut everything down. Those of you who have seen Esau Mwamwaya perform live, know that The Very Best pure and distilled happiness. The dude was on the cover of our magazine holding a flower! Doesn't get sweeter than that.
Download: The Very Best's Daytrotter Session