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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 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 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...

Number 287

Boz Scaggs - Boz Scaggs (Atlantic K40419) After leaving the Steve Miller Band, Boz Scaggs sought the assistance of his old friend Jann Wenner, editor of Rolling Stone Magazine, who helped secure a recording contract with Atlantic Records, the first release for the label being his eponymous second...

Number 117

Fleetwood Mac - Man of the World (DJM DJS 620 - 1969) After the success of such records as Black Magic Woman, Need Your Love So Bad and the band's first number one single Albatross , signs began to emerge that the band might be in trouble, with the release of this delicate and mournful ballad,...

Number 460 - 01.09.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Ploughman Lads - Rachel McShane and the Cartographers (When All is Still) Ida Red - The Hot Seats (Stupid Big Mountain) Air Faìr An Là - Niteworks (Air Faìr An Là) Silbury Hill - Peter Knight's Gigspanner Big Band (Live) I Never...

Number 286

The Who - Who's Next (Track Record 2408 102) I first became aware of Who's Next via the single Won't Get Fooled Again , which was the rock anthem of 1971, a record played often on the radio at the time, albeit in a shorter version than the epic album track. The album's notorious cover shot of a...

Number 459 - 15.08.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Never Go Back - Birds of Chicago (Love in Wartime) Soubour - Songhoy Blues (Music in Exile) Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin (Single) Orphan Country - Yola Carter (Orphan Offering EP) Parking Lot Prouette - Amanda Shires (To...

Number 116

Supertramp - Dreamer (AM AMS7132 - 1974) I first saw this London-based band on the Old Grey Whistle Test in 1974 performing this song, which was unlike anything I'd heard previously, possibly due to Roger Hodgson's use of the Wurlitzer electric piano as a lead instrument. There was a great urgency...

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