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Number 79

Patti Smith Group - Because The Night (Arista ARIST 181 - 1978) Written by Bruce Springsteen during sessions for his DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN album, Because the Night was picked up by Patti Smith who was recording her most popular album EASTER right next door, the two artists sharing the same...

Number 421 - 15.01.17

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Red City River - Levi Cuss (Night Thief) Lumalali Lumaniga - Aurelio (Darandi) Today is a Good Day - Carrivick Sisters (Ten Years Live) Quoyburray - Louise Bichan (Out of My Own Light) Country Life - The Watersons (For Pence and Spicey...

Number 78

Frankie Miller - Darlin' (Chrysalis CHS 2255 - 1978) Written by sax player Oscar Blandamer in 1970, Darlin' wasn't to find success for another seven years when it was recorded by the British band Poacher and shortly afterwards by Glaswegian rock singer Frankie Miller, who took the song to number...

Number 420 - 01.01.17

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) On the Ropes - The Honeycutters (On the Ropes) Rebel Yell - The Jigantics (Seconds Out) John Wesley Harding - Bob Dylan (John Wesley Harding) Ammonites - James Edge and the Mindstep (Machines He Made) Love Isn't a Right - Molly Drake (...

Number 248

Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (CBS 63252) Recorded in October and November 1967 and released just after Christmas in the same year, Dylan's eighth studio album saw the singer-songwriter return to his acoustic roots, with an album of new songs presumably written during the Basement Tapes sessions...

Number 419 - 01.12.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Dead Birds - Way Down Wanderers (Way Down Wanderers) Fall Away Blues - Red Tail Ring (Fall Away Blues) What Would You Give For a Leader With Soul - Southern Tenant Folk Union (Join Forces) Anthem for a Planet's Children - Coope Boyes...

Number 247

Leonard Cohen - Songs From a Room (CBS S63587) After hearing of the death of Canadian singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, I was startled to realise that I hadn't included a single album of his in my Vinyl Junkie series, save for Jennifer Warnes' Famous Blue Raincoat , which was number 152 in...

Number 77

Duncan Browne - Journey (RAK 135 - 1072) I was just 15 when Duncan Browne's uplifting acoustic classic Journey hit the charts in 1972. Trained as a Classical guitarist, the English singer-songwriter's unusual style was a welcome change to some of the pop fodder around at the time, in fact the...

Number 418 - 01.11.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Mademoiselle Marseille - Moussu T E Lei Jovents (Mademoiselle Marseille) Basijabulela - Black Umfolosi (Umhlaba) Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll - Ian Dury (Single) What a Waste - Ian Dury (Single) Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian...

Number 76

Al Green - Let's Stay Together (London HLU 10348 - 1971) With most of the great music being recorded in 1971, especially in terms of what we now think of as classic albums, the singles charts could also provide some memorable moments in a wide range of styles and genres. The soulful sound of Al...

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