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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 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 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 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 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 285

Canned Heat - Boogie With Canned Heat (Liberty LBS83103) Named after Tommy Johnson's Canned Heat Blues , this Los Angeles blues band enjoyed some success in the late Sixties and early Seventies with a handful of albums and a list of singles between 1967 and 1974, including Going Up the Country, Let...

Number 284

Stella Chiweshe - Ambuya (GlobeStyle ORB029) Traditionally, is was only men who were encouraged to become mbira musicians, yet Zimbabwe's Stella Chiweshe went against the grain to become a world known exponent of the instrument, which can be described as a small wooden board with attached staggered...

Number 283

Robin and Barry Dransfield - Popular to Contrary Belief (Free Reed FRR018) Sadly, the once popular Yorkshire folk siblings Robin and Barry Dransfield are rarely mentioned in folk circles these days, although they left a huge impression on me when I first heard their debut LP Rout of the Blues, a...

Number 282

Hunter Muskett - Hunter Muskett (Bradleys Records 1003) Hunter Muskett was formed in 1968 at Avery Hill College in South London by Terry Hiscock and Chris George, who were joined by fellow student guitarist Doug Morter, the band's name taken from an anecdote about an eccentric Cornishman. After...

Number 281

Joni Mitchell - Clouds (Reprise K44070) Joni Mitchell's second album release was eagerly anticipated at the time, her reputation going very much before her with two of the songs already known through interpretations by both Judy Collins and Fairport Convention prior to the album's release in 1969...

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