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Number 180

Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne (Asylum SYL9002) I must admit I was late coming to the music of Jackson Browne having only really heard his version of the old Maurice Williams song Stay, memorably featuring David Lindley's falsetto and I vaguely recall being told that The Eagles' Take It Easy was...

Number 179

Aretha Franklin - Aretha Now (Atlantic SD8186) Sometimes musical genres are just flimsy labels we have to tolerate and adhering to them either in record stores or on the radio or even by filing records according to them in our own collections becomes slightly irritating. Often that crucial jazz...

Number 178

Man - Rhinos Winos and Lunatics (United Aritsts UAG29631) In the early 1970s it was impossible to escape the Welsh rock band Man; back then they were part of the musical furniture. Their ninth LP Rhinos Winos and Lunatics ended up in my collection after its release in 1974 and it soon found its way...

Number 177

Guy Clark - Old No 1 (RCA Victor APL-1303) In the days when finances were slim and cassette tapes were so much more affordable and much easier to handle, LP records appeared for the most part to come in pairs; one album per side of a C90 compact cassette tape. This is probably why I often get album...

Number 176

Joni Mitchell - Night Ride Home (Geffen 9243021) Night Ride Home is the fourteenth LP by singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in 1991. During a spell of artistic creativity in the early 1990s, the LP accompanied me up in the loft as I painted a series of large canvases, mostly of which were...

Number 175

Van Morrison - A Period of Transition (Warner Brothers K56322) A Period of Transition was the ninth studio LP by Van Morrison and was released in 1977, almost three years after his previous record Veedon Fleece. Although it was seen as a disappointment by most critics and fans, I quite liked it...

Number 174

Television - Marquee Moon (Elektra K52046) Like much of the new music I first heard in the 1970s, Television's Marquee Moon first came to be via John Peel's late night radio show on Radio 1. The title track itself indicated that here was a band that seemed to have a punk attitude but focused on...

Number 173

David Bromberg Band - How Late'll Ya Play 'Til? (Bellaphon FTSP53) In the late 1970s, or it may even have been the early 1980s, I heard a radio broadcast from the Cambridge Folk Festival featuring The David Bromberg Band introduced back then by Jim Lloyd who was then the presenter of the Folk on 2...

Number 172

Santana - Abraxas (CBS KC-30130) In the wake of the previous year's celebrated Woodstock Festival, Santana released their second LP in 1970 to critical acclaim. The band's highly energetic set, some of which was captured in the film that followed, showed the band to be a great live spectacle,...

Number 171

The Wailers - Catch a Fire (Island ILPS9241) In1973 there was nothing particularly new about Reggae. Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff and Little Millie had been making hits since the mid-1960s, Jimmy Cliff even further back than that, with such Classic songs as Israelites, You Can Get It If You Really...

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