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Number 252

Richard Thompson - Strict Tempo (Elixir LP1) In 1981, after a decade of releasing such notable albums as Henry the Human Fly, I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight, Hokey Pokey and Pour Down Like Silver, some of the most notable albums of his career, the last three with his then wife Linda,...

Number 82

Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee (CBS 7019 - 1971) Although written by Kris Kristofferson, Me and Bobby McGee is very much associated with Janis Joplin, who recorded the song for inclusion on her 1971 LP PEARL, a few days before her untimely death at the age of 27. The songs lyrics were apparently...

Number 424 - 01.03.17

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Domesday - Ryan Adams (Prisoner) Troubadour - Sean Taylor (Flood and Burn) In the Night - Thom Hell (Happy Rabbit) In the Station - The Band (Music From Big Pink) Bannish Misfortune - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) The Moon and the...

Number 423 - 15.02.17

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Rambling - The Backyard Devils (Honkytonk Heartbreaker) War Tila Eridarant - Tamikrest (Kidal) Capernaum - Kris Drever (If Wishes Were Horses) Saint Elizabeth - Kaia Kater (Nine Pin) Midnight Rider - Allman Brothers Band (Duane Allman...

Number 81

Traffic - Hole in My Shoe (Island WIP 6017 - 1967) In 1967, the entire rock and pop world seemed to be preoccupied with mind expanding experimentation, each following the lead created by the Beatles. More and more the sitar became a prominent feature on both singles and albums alike. When Dave...

Number 251

Duane Allman - An Anthology Vol II (Capricorn 2659 037) In his short life Duane Allman carved out a reputation for himself as a fine session musician, contributing to some of the most memorable sessions in the annals of rock music history. Much sought after in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Allman...

Number 422 - 01.02.17

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Here Comes the Sun - Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel (Love's a Prima Donna) Get You Back - Joanne Shaw Taylor (Wild) Come and See the Show - Tir Na Nog (A Tear and a Smile) Amsterdam - Iona Lane (Solace EP) By the Way One More Shave n...

Number 80

Phoebe Snow - Every Night (CBS 6842 - 1978) In 1978, New York singer-songwriter Phoebe Snow was being played regularly on the radio with a familiar song from the pen of Paul McCartney. The song Every Night appeared on McCartney's debut self-titled solo album in 1970 just after the break up of The...

Number 250

Tir Na Nog - A Tear and a Smile (Chrysalis CHR1006) I've just reacquainted myself with this LP after 40 years. In the days of swapping records with friends and with the local 'swap shop' the LP drifted off for a while and aside from a copy of the subsequent CD release, the LP has pretty much evaded...

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...

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