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Feel free to listen to our fortnightly podcast with accompanying reviews, features, interviews and photographs here on the website. The show is uploaded here on the first of the month, then again around the middle of the month and stays on the website for the rest of the year. The previous editions...

Number 123

Delaney and Bonnie - Comin' Home (Atlantic 594308 - 1969) Recorded and released in 1969, Comin' Home was a fine collaboration between the husband and wife duo of Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett, together with an assortment of friends including the British guitarist Eric Clapton. Clapton invited Delaney...

Number 466 - 01.12.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Coda - The Willows (Through the Wild) Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues - Larkin Poe (Venom and Faith) Walkin' After Midnight - Katy Moffatt (Katy/Kissin' in the California Sun) Adultere et le Reel du Cocu - Yves Lambert Trio (Tentation...

Number 293

Emitt Rhodes - Emitt Rhodes (Dunhill DS50089) This is actually the second album release by Emitt Rhodes, essentially a homemade album with Rhodes playing all the instruments, which Dunhill released after Rhodes agreed to re-record the vocals to adhere to strict music union rules, that albums...

Number 292

Free - Free (Island ILPS 9104) By the time Free had played the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, which showcased the band's current hit All Right Now, the young band had already released three albums, TONS OF SOBS recorded in 1968 but released the following year, the band's most popular album FIRE...

Number 122

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Soldier Blue (RCA2081 - 1971) As a 13 year old schoolboy, the hot topics of the day would usually centre around the movies some of the older looking boys and girls managed to get into the theatres and see, and wearing those triumphs very much on their sleeves in the school...

Number 465 - 15.11.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Hey Maria - Gypsyfingers (Stranger Things) Sahmeran - Gaye Su Akyol (Istikrarli Hayal Hakikattir) Crow on the Cradle - Karine Polwart (Laws of Motion) Fragile - Sascha Osborn (Looking Out and After) I'll Be Creepin' - Free (Free...

Number 464 - 01.11.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Television is Better Than Love - David Messier (Time Bomb) To Love - Matthews Southern Comfort (Like a Radio) Don't Go - Annie Dressner (Broken Into Pieces) Escher Sketches - Gary Stewart (Oh My Weary World) You Ain't Going...

Number 121

Upsetters - Return of Django (Upsetter US-201 - 1969) When the Upsetters hit the UK charts with this infectious instrumental, few really knew much about the band. Reggae was in its infancy as a notable presence on British culture and singles such as the Harry J All Stars' hit The Liquidator and...

Number 291

The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia CS9670) Well once they'd upset the entire folk community with their jangly treatment of Dylan songs and traditional folk ballads, by August 1968 the Byrds turned their attention to Country music and released their sixth album Sweetheart of the Rodeo...

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