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Number 223

The Costello Show - King of America (F-Beat ZL70946) 1986 seemed to be the year when folk music became mainstream once again, with Paul Simon releasing Graceland, which incorporated the sounds of South Africa and Elvis Costello, although not going completely folky, certainly appealing to the folk...

Number 222

Jesse Winchester - Jesse Winchester (Bearsville BEA25.500) There's a handful of singer-songwriters to emerge in the late 1960s and early 1970s that never quite achieved the popularity of their contemporaries for one reason or another. Jesse Winchester is one of those artists whose songs are almost...

Number 221

Matching Mole - Matching Mole (CBS 64850) Robert Wyatt formed the short lived progressive rock band Matching Mole after leaving Soft Machine, or rather being kicked out of the band in 1971. Teaming up with Caravan's David Sinclair, together with Phil Miller and Bill MacCormick. the band survived...

Number 220

Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills (Atlantic 2401004) The voice of Stephen Stills was just about everywhere in the late 1960s and early 1970s, not only the voice of Buffalo Springfield and one third of the three part harmonies supplied by Crosby Stills Nash, later augmented by Neil Young, but also as...

Number 219

Soft Machine - The Soft Machine (Probe ‎CPLP 4500) The film footage of British psychedelic jazz rock outfit Soft Machine on tour in America with The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1968 reveals a band of musicians who seem to know how to enjoy themselves. Robert Wyatt looked for all intents and purposes...

Number 218

Various Artists - Glastonbury Fayre Festival (Revelation REV1-3) In the early 1970s my main purpose on earth was to scour the second hand record shops in Doncaster looking for interesting LPs. Sometime in the early to mid-1970s, I can't recall precisely when, I discovered a triple LP set in Ken's...

Number 217

Guy Clark - Texas Cookin' (RCA APL1-1944) Guy Clark's second studio album which followed the highly acclaimed Old No1 from the previous year came at the height of what we now know as the outlaw movement in country music. Surrounding himself with a veritable roll call of country luminaries such as...

Number 216

America - America (Warner Brothers K46093) In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the rock world was awash with what we now think of as the West Coast sound with all manner of Buffalo Springfields, Byrds, Crosby Stills Nash and Youngs and the abundance of solo careers that were spawned thereafter and...

Number 215

Vashti Bunyan - Just Another Diamond Day (Philips 6308 19) During my early years of perusing the LP browsers at Foxes Records in Doncaster in the early 1970s, whilst John Lennon's Power to the People blasted out over the rather primitive shop PA system, I would spend hours flicking through the...

Number 214

Carly Simon - No Secrets (Elektra K42127) It may come as a surprise to find Carly Simon's third LP No Secrets in the Northern Sky Vinyl Junkie series, the LP being a particularly main stream pop album of the early 1970s. At the age of 15, I was already out of school and in work as an apprentice...

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