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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 417 - 01.10.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Dandy - Ian Hunter and the Rant Band (Fingers Crossed) Arbina - Noura Mint Seymali (Arbina) When I Die - The Stray Birds (Magic Fire) Into the Deep - Johnny Dickinson (English Summer) Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson (The Complete...

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...

Number 246

The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Pye NPL 18233) Over the years since the Kinks dominated the British singles charts with one hit record after another, Ray Davies, the band's chief songwriter has taken on the role of the quintessential English pop poet laureate,...

Number 416 - 01.09.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Oh England What Seeds - Nancy Kerr (Instar) Albion - Chris Wood (Anthology) Echo Mocks the Corncrake - Songs of Separation (Songs of Separation) Interview - Mike and Ruthy Angeleno - Sam Outlaw (Angeleno) Yes Yaa Yaa - Vula Viel (Good...

Number 75

Atomic Rooster - Devil's Answer (BC Records CB 157 - 1971) Although the LP was the main domain of British Prog Rock bands in the late Sixties and early Seventies, the 45rpm single format did provide some of the less stubborn bands with one or two lucrative hits. The three-piece Atomic Rooster...

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