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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...

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 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 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 277

Roxy Music - Roxy Music (Island ILPS 9200) The misty annals of time have made it unclear as to the circumstances surrounding my first discovering Roxy Music in the early 1970s. It was either hearing Virginia Plain on the radio, seeing the band perform on the Old Grey Whistle Test or as was common...

Number 276

Bert Jansch - It Don't Bother Me (Transatlantic TRA132) In the late 1960s, it was considered cool to have a Bert Jansch record in your collection, especially one of the earlier Transatlantic records. By the time of Bert's death in 2011, it was still cool to own his records, and possibly even more...

Number 275

Rod Stewart - An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down (Vertigo VO 4) An Old Raincoat Won't Ever Let You Down was Rod Stewart's first solo album, released in the summer of 1969 after some success with the Jeff Beck Group and also having already established himself on the British R&B scene. The...

Number 274

Jethro Tull - Aqualung (Chrysalis - ILPS 9145) Jethro Tull should really be one of my all-time favourite bands. They seem to have been there from the beginning. During the early 1970s they ticked all the right boxes; a folk sounding band without actually being a folk band, a rock band whose riffs...

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