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Number 408 - 01.01.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Human Communion - Merry Hell (The Ghost in Our House) Hot Hands - Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellies (Ionia) Abe Sumaya - Bassekou Kouyate and Ngoni Ba (Ba Power) Rocket - Luther Grosvenor (Under Open Skies) Tamzara - Varldens Band (...

Number 237

Luther Grosvenor - Under Open Skies (Island ILPS9168) A few weeks ago I was on Doncaster Market looking through a few boxes of second hand LPs and the store owner was chatting to a couple of customers. One of the customers said to the other "you look like you've been out on a bender" to which the...

Number 67

Paul McCartney - Another Day (Apple R5889 - 1971) I was never enamoured with Paul McCartney's solo career after the enormous contribution he made to music with the Beatles and I guess this has something to do with the broad selection of mediocre recording he made subsequent to the band's break up...

Number 66

Frijid Pink - The House of the Rising Sun (Deram DM288 - 1970) I first became aware of the Detroit band Frijid Pink in the late 1960s when I first heard their re-working of this old American folk song. Dylan had a bash at it on his debut LP in 1962 based on an arrangement by Dave Van Ronk. A couple...

Number 236

Capability Brown - From Scratch (Charisma CAS1056) I discovered Capability Brown, the band not the gardener, on a Charisma Sampler album The Charisma Disturbance in 1973. Like most bands I discovered in the early 1970s, they usually popped up on a sampler LP first. The British Progressive Rock band...

Number 407 - 23.12.15

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Take Me Home - Ron Pope and the Nighthawks (Ron Pope and the Nighthawks) Shooting Star - North Country Fair (Brandy From a Stranger) Werewolves of London - Ric Sanders Trio (Standin' on the Corner) No Range - Capability Brown (From...

Number 65

Tom Robinson - War Baby (Panic records NIC2 - 1983) After the break-up of the band Sector 27 in the early 1980s, Tom Robinson re-located to Germany, learned a bit of German and started playing shows over there. Apparently this song was written under the influence and initially came over as a...

Number 406 - 16.12.15

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Britain is a Car Park - Eliza Carthy (Neptune) Polly on the Shore - False Lights (Salvor) Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key - Billy Bragg and Wilco (Mermaid Avenue) Times of Change - Magna Carta (Magna Carta) Songbird - Moulettes (The...

Number 235

Magna Carta - Magna Carta (Mercury 201665MCL) Magna Carta was founded by a fellow Yorkshireman in 1969, Chris Simpson, who still leads the band to this day. Their gentle acoustic sound straddled the boundaries of acoustic folk and progressive rock at a time when just about anything being created...

Number 405 - 09.12.15

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Jokerman - Bob Dylan (Infidels) Elbow Grease - Rod Picott (Fortune) Dotted Lines - Dana Immanuel (Dotted Lines) Do It Again - Steely Dan (Can't Buy a Thrill) The Rhythm Take You Back - Ranagri (The Bogeyman EP) The House Carpenter -...

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