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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 280

Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones Records COC 69100) For the recording sessions of the Rolling Stones tenth album release, the band relocated to France, renting a villa in Nellcôte, whilst living abroad as tax exiles. Exile on Main Street was released as a double LP set in 1972...

Number 110

Prelude - After the Goldrush (Dawn DNS1052 - 1973) Prelude were, and still are, a vocal harmony group from the North East of England, originally consisting of husband and wife team Brian and Irene Hume, together with Ian Vardy on guitar. Despite only reaching number 21 and number 22 respectively in...

Number 453 - 15.05.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Shout Mountain Music - Old Crow Medicine Show (Volunteer) El Pesudo - Flaco Jiminez (Bueno Suerte Senorita) Jesus and Woody - Ry Cooder (Prodigal Son) Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones (Exile on Main Street) All Down the Line -...

Number 452 - 01.05.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Dixie Avenue - Old Crow Medicine Show (Volunteer) Steam Train - Adam James Sorensen (Dust Cloud Refrain) Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key - Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage (Awake) Beating My Time - Pete Wernick and Friends (Dr...

Number 109

Medicine Head - (And the) Pictures in the Sky (Dandelion DAN7003 - 1971) Medicine Head was initially a duo championed by DJ John Peel back in the early 1970s, their first three albums being released on Peel's own record label Dandelion Records. John Fiddler and Peter Hope-Evans were the main...

Number 279

Pete Wernick and Friends - Dr Banjo Steps Out (Flying Fish FF046) Pete Wernick has been playing on the American folk and bluegrass scene since the 1960s and was the founder of such bands as Country Cooking and Hot Rize. He was responsible for the development of what's known as Niwot Music, a form...

Number 108

Juicy Lucy - Who Do You Love (Vertigo 6059001 - 1969) Inspired by the name of a character in the popular Leslie Thomas book, The Virgin Soldiers, Juicy Lucy were a British blues-based rock band, formed from the ashes of The Misunderstood after their break-up in 1969. Shortly afterwards, the band...

Number 278

Chris Squire - Fish Out of Water (Atlantic K50203) During a period of inactivity, members of the hugely successful Progressive rock Band Yes set out to record their own personal projects which resulted in a handful of solo albums released during the mid 1970s. Arguably the best of the bunch, Chris...

Number 451 - 15.04.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Subterranean Homesick Blues - Bob Dylan (Bringing It All Back Home) I Died - Bif Naked (I Bificus) 16 Shells from a 30.6 - Tom Waits (Swordfishtrombones) Capernaum - Kris Drever (If Wishes Were Horses) Made in England - O'Hooley...

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