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Number 241

David Elliott - David Elliott (Atlantic SD 7222) Sometimes it's not just the music that immediately attracts me to an LP, nor is it the cover shot, but rather a brief glance at the musicians listed on the back of the sleeve. I can't actually remember when I first picked up David Elliott's debut...

Number 70

The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women (Decca F.12952 - 1969) Originally written as a country song, influenced by both Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers, Honky Tonk Women has become one of The Rolling Stones' signature tunes over the last six decades. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith...

Number 240

Forest - Forest (Harvest SHVL 760) Forest was formed in the northern town of Grimsby in Lincolnshire in 1966 by brothers Martin and Adrian Welham, along with their school friend Dez Allenby, under the name The Foresters of Walesby. Initially, the band set out as an unaccompanied traditional folk...

Number 411 - 01.04.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) When the Whiskey's Gone - Locust Honey String Band (Never Let Me Cross Your Mind) Calles de Dajla - Aziza Brahim (Abbar el Hamada) Pieces - Dan Wilde (Rhythm on the City Walls) Ratcliffe Highway/Baltimore Beginners - The Night Watch (...

Number 410 - 01.03.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Walk With Me - Show of Hands (The Long Way Home) The Tale of Ivan Groove - Otava Yo (Once Upon a Time) Little Things - Vieux Farka Toure and Julia Easterlin (Touristes) Sugar and Pie - The Shee (Decadence) Inges - The Shee (...

Number 69

The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset (Pye 7N 17321 - 1967) As a ten year-old, I was fortunate enough to spend a week in Swinging London with my school pals in the summer of 1967. These were the days long before the Sony Walkman yet I distinctly recall hearing pop songs throughout the week, possibly leaking...

Number 239

Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey (Warner Brothers K 46114) Around about the time of the release of Van Morrison's fifth LP in 1971, I was busy wearing out my copy of the Warner Brothers sampler LP Fruity, which was memorable for having a circular sleeve. The LP included such Warner Brothers signings as...

Number 68

Colin Blunstone - Say You Don't Mind (Epic EPC7765 - 1972) There's something more than just appealing about Christopher Gunning's string arrangement on this version of the Denny Laine song, which suits Blunstone's soulful voice perfectly. Best remembered for his role as singer with the Zombies in...

Number 238

David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name (Atlantic K40320) David Crosby's debut solo LP If Only I Could Remember My Name was released in the wake of the hugely popular album Déjà vu album by his then band, Crosby Stills Nash and Young. Each of the four musicians released solo albums almost...

Number 409 - 01.02.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Take It Easy - The Eagles (The Eagles) Bluebell Wood - Holy Moly and the Crackers (First Avenue) Life on Mars - David Bowie (Hunky Dory) Music is Love - David Crosby (If Only I Could Remember My Name) It Was a for Our Rightful King -...

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