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Number 292

Free - Free (Island ILPS 9104) By the time Free had played the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, which showcased the band's current hit All Right Now, the young band had already released three albums, TONS OF SOBS recorded in 1968 but released the following year, the band's most popular album FIRE...

Number 122

Buffy Sainte-Marie - Soldier Blue (RCA2081 - 1971) As a 13 year old schoolboy, the hot topics of the day would usually centre around the movies some of the older looking boys and girls managed to get into the theatres and see, and wearing those triumphs very much on their sleeves in the school...

Number 121

Upsetters - Return of Django (Upsetter US-201 - 1969) When the Upsetters hit the UK charts with this infectious instrumental, few really knew much about the band. Reggae was in its infancy as a notable presence on British culture and singles such as the Harry J All Stars' hit The Liquidator and...

Number 464 - 01.11.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Television is Better Than Love - David Messier (Time Bomb) To Love - Matthews Southern Comfort (Like a Radio) Don't Go - Annie Dressner (Broken Into Pieces) Escher Sketches - Gary Stewart (Oh My Weary World) You Ain't Going...

Number 291

The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia CS9670) Well once they'd upset the entire folk community with their jangly treatment of Dylan songs and traditional folk ballads, by August 1968 the Byrds turned their attention to Country music and released their sixth album Sweetheart of the Rodeo...

Number 290

James Taylor - James Taylor (Apple SAPCOR 3) Produced by Peter Asher, James Taylor's first LP was released on the newly established Apple label, using some of the studio time already booked for The Beatles as they recorded tracks for what was to become the White Album, in fact both Paul McCartney...

Number 120

The Kinks - Dead End Street (PYE 7N.17222 - 1966) To a nine-year old from the north of England, the Kinks usually represented all the glamour of a 'Swinging London', with tinted specs, brightly coloured union jack tunics and frilly shirt cuffs, which all seemed a world away from the dreary mid-...

Number 463 - 15.10.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Big Legged Sadie - The Weight Band (World Gone Mad) Better Human - Ben Kunder (Better Human) Green Boots - Storm Jameson (The Year of Orbison) No Barriers No Border - Northern Flyway (Northern Flyway) Sunshine Sunshine - James...

Number 119

Jo Jo Gunne - Run Run Run (Asylum AYM 501 - 1972) Los Angeles-based rock band Jo Jo Gunne were formed in 1971 by ex-members of Randy California's band Spirit, Jay Ferguson and Mark Andes, the band being named after a Chuck Berry song from the late Fifties. Run Run Run was the band's most notable...

Number 289

Loren Auerbach and Bert Jansch - After the Long Night (Christabel Records CRL 001) Loren Auerbach recorded her debut LP in 1985, with future husband Bert Jansch by her side. I first heard the record during one of my initial delves into Mick Swinson's healthy record collection around the same time,...

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