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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 458 - 01.08.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now - Ry Cooder (Jazz) Up on Cripple Creek - The Band (The Band) Caravan of Fools - John Prine (The Tree of Forgiveness) Smells Like Teen Spirit - Patti Smith (Twelve) On the Road Again - Canned Heat...

Number 115

Redbone - Witch Queen of New Orleans (Epic SEPC1154 - 1971) Written by the Native American brothers Lolly and Pat Vegas of the California-based band Redbone, the subject of the song is said to be the 19th-century practitioner of voodoo, Marie Laveau, or Marie La Voodoo Veau, according to the song's...

Number 457 - 15.07.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) I Ain't Gonna Drag My Feet No More - Richard Thompson (Across a Crowded Room) Going Up the Country - Canned Heat (Single) Working Girl Blues - Midnight Skyracer (Fire) Tiger Rag - California Feetwarmers (California Feetwarmers)...

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 114

The Who - Join Together (Track 2094-102 - 1972) There's a lot of talk in Who-land about the ill-fated Lifehouse project, an ambitious sci-fi rock opera created by Pete Townshend in 1970 as an unrelated follow up to the hugely successful Tommy, its most notable legacy being the Who's Next album of...

Number 456 - 01.07.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Yellow Brick Road - Karen Jonas (Butter) Too Far Gone - Mick Jagger (Goddess In The Doorway) I Really Wanted You - Steve Tilston (Distant Days) By the Night - Alden Patterson and Dashwood (By the Night) Miller's Gin/Potato...

Number 113

Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill (Charisma CB 301 - 1977) After his controversial departure from Genesis in 1975, Peter Gabriel returned with a surprising autobiographical single, which is said to be generally about 'letting go' although, it seems clearly to be a response to his decision to leave the...

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 112

Paul Simon - Mother and Child Reunion (CBS S7793 - 1972) Recorded in Kingston, Jamaica with Jimmy Cliff's backing group, Paul Simon's first single as a solo artist since I Am A Rock in 1965, came as a bit of a surprise after seven years spent with Art Garfunkel in the hugely successful duo Simon...

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