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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...

Number 245

Christy Moore - Prosperous (Trailer LER 3035) Christy Moore's second album was an indication of what was to come shortly afterwards with the formation of one of Ireland's most successful supergroups Planxty. Gathered on the steps outside the Prosperous house in the village of the same name in...

Number 415 - 01.08.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Long Song - The Danberrys (Give and Receive) The Cinder Track - The Changing Room (Picking Up the Pieces) All the King's Horses - Olivia Chaney (The Longest River) Taking Up Serpents Again - Curtis Eller (Taking Up Serpents Again)...

Number 74

The Move - Brontosaurus (Regal Zonophone RZ 3026 - 1970) The Move were one of the few pop bands in the mid to late 1960s whose singles had the credibility to cross over to rock audiences. It was with the band's heavy riff-laden single Brontosaurus , that saw the first flowering of the rock outfit...

Number 244

Mott the Hoople - Mad Shadows (Island Records ILPS 9119) Mott the Hoople's 'difficult' second LP turned out to be possibly the band's best album in retrospect. Legend has it that its original title was Sticky Fingers but messers Jagger and Richards beat them to it with their own album release,...

Number 414 - 01.07.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Hexhamshire Lass - Fairport Convention (Fairport Nine) Coffee Countdown - Bonfire Radicals (The Albino Peacock) O Niele - Rokia Traore (Ne So) Little Boy Traveller - The Bramble Napskins (Kettle is king) Fond Farewell - Paul Handyside...

Number 243

Barclay James Harvest - And Other Short Stories (Harvest SHVL 794) In the early 1970s I was attracted to just about everything on the Harvest record label, EMI's Progressive Rock imprint, which included such signings as Roy Harper, Deep Purple, The Move, The Edgar Broughton Band and Third Ear Band...

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