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Number 59

John Renbourn - John Renbourn (Transatlantic TRA135) The first thing that attracted me to John Renbourn's debut solo LP was the cover shot, which shows the folk troubadour leaning against a disused site beneath an officious Greater London Council notice instructing visitors to visit the general...

Number 219 - 11.03.12

Spend it - Aly Cook (Brand New Day) Come on Home - Angela Perley and the Howling Moons (Fireside) Skin and Bone - Babajack (Rooster) There is a Light That Never Goes Out - Becca Stevens Band (Weightless) Captain Ward - The Demon Barbers (The Adventures of Captain Ward) Munchen Fest - The Demon...

Number 58

Various Artists - The Devil's Music (Red Lightnin RL0033) The Devil's Music was first broadcast on the BBC in 1979 and was instrumental in bringing old rural blues music to my attention. Introduced by Alexis Korner, this TV documentary series was essential viewing. Each of the recordings on the...

Number 218 - 04.03.12

Come All Ye - Fairport Convention (Liege and Lief) The Pond and the Stream - Fotherngay (Fotheringay) Solo - Sandy Denny (Like an Old Fashioned Waltz) 23 Skidoo - State of the Union (State of the Union) Union Jack - State of the Union (State of the Union) Silver Thunderbird - Charlie Barker (Ghosts...

Number 57

The Bunch - Rock On (Island ILPS9189) In 1971, British folk rock had pretty much established itself with bands like Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and Fotheringay, who between them produced a stack of classic albums. With Trevor Lucas at the helm, a bunch of these folk rockers decided to get...

Number 56

Jonathan Kelly - Wait Till They Change the Backdrop (RCA SF8353) For the growing circle of fans of Jonathan Kelly, who in 1973 were still busy wearing out copies of the Irish singer's debut LP Twice Around the Houses, this follow up album, once again on the RCA label, was eagerly anticipated. The...

Number 217 - 25.02.12

Goldrush - Rosco Levee (Final Approach to Home) Dirty Sunday - Miss Quincy (Like the Devil Does) Your Hero - Scotty Alan (Wreck and the Mess) Serotiny (Many Our Music) - Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer (Seed of a Pine) Golden Grey - Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer (Seed of a Pine) One More Day - The Albion...

Number 55

Arlo Guthrie -Runing Down the Road (Reprise RSLP6346) I first became aware of Arlo Guthrie when Alice's Restaurant came to play at our local Arts Centre in Doncaster (now re-named The Civic Theatre), sharing a double bill with Spike Milligan's The Bed Sitting Room. I was about 14. All my heroes...

Number 216 - 19.02.12

Ghostbird - Amanda Shires (Carrying Lightning) Forget the Diamonds - Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer (Seed of a Pine) My Time Is Nearly Over - Gren Bartley (Songs to Scythe Back the Overgrown) The Tallest Tree - O'Hooley and Tidow (The Fragile) Mein Deern - O'Hooley and Tidow (The Fragile) There For Me...

Number 215 - 12.02.12

Roll Over Vaughan Williams - The Albion Band (The Vice of the People) Big Love - Jim Moray (Skulk) The Garden - Ruth Moody (The Garden) Within Without You - Ruth Moody (The Garden) Travellin' Shoes - Ruth Moody (The Garden) Closer Now - Ruth Moody (The Garden) American Pie - Don Mclean (American...

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