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Number 120

The Kinks - Dead End Street (PYE 7N.17222 - 1966) To a nine-year old from the north of England, the Kinks usually represented all the glamour of a 'Swinging London', with tinted specs, brightly coloured union jack tunics and frilly shirt cuffs, which all seemed a world away from the dreary mid-...

Number 290

James Taylor - James Taylor (Apple SAPCOR 3) Produced by Peter Asher, James Taylor's first LP was released on the newly established Apple label, using some of the studio time already booked for The Beatles as they recorded tracks for what was to become the White Album, in fact both Paul McCartney...

Number 463 - 15.10.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Big Legged Sadie - The Weight Band (World Gone Mad) Better Human - Ben Kunder (Better Human) Green Boots - Storm Jameson (The Year of Orbison) No Barriers No Border - Northern Flyway (Northern Flyway) Sunshine Sunshine - James...

Number 462 - 01.10.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) You Can't Reach Me - Richard Thompson (13 Rivers) Knowing Where You Came From - Tumbling Souls (Between the Truth and the Dream) Rosefinch - Northern Flyway (Northern Flyway) Rediscovery Blues - Mark Harrison (The Panoramic View...

Number 119

Jo Jo Gunne - Run Run Run (Asylum AYM 501 - 1972) Los Angeles-based rock band Jo Jo Gunne were formed in 1971 by ex-members of Randy California's band Spirit, Jay Ferguson and Mark Andes, the band being named after a Chuck Berry song from the late Fifties. Run Run Run was the band's most notable...

Number 289

Loren Auerbach and Bert Jansch - After the Long Night (Christabel Records CRL 001) Loren Auerbach recorded her debut LP in 1985, with future husband Bert Jansch by her side. I first heard the record during one of my initial delves into Mick Swinson's healthy record collection around the same time,...

Number 118

Atomic Rooster - Tomorrow Night (BC Records CB131 - 1970) With the departure of drummer and fellow ex-Crazy World of Arthur Brown member Carl Palmer, who went on to have enormous success in Emerson Lake and Palmer, Vincent Crane reshuffled his Atomic Rooster band to include guitarist John Du Cann...

Number 288

Bridget St John - Thank You For...(Dandelion 2310-193) Bridget St John's third album and her last for John Peel's Dandelion Records, saw the husky-voiced British singer songwriter mix her own originals with one or two covers, such as Bob Dylan's Love Minus Zero/No Limit and Buddy Holly's Every Day...

Number 461 - 15.09.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) All Fall Down - Lindisfarne (Dingly Dell) Plankton's Lament - Lindisfarne (Dingly Dell) Bring Down the Government - Lindisfarne (Dingly Dell) Working at the Car Wash Blues - Jim Croce (I Got a Name) Nice - Bridget St John (Thank...

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