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Number 72

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Nothing Rhymed (MAM 3 - 1970) In the early 1970s it was impossible to avoid the songs of Gilbert O'Sullivan, whose appeal spread across a wide demographic. His stage presence appeared totally out of place as glam rock began to dominate the charts at the time. Seated at the...

Number 242

Little Feat - Feats Don't Fail Me Now (Warner Bros K 56030) In the mid-1970s the radio was dominated by the sound of the West Coast with such bands as The Doobie Brothers and The Eagles lightening up a previously hard rock based landscape. Little Feat were slightly less known at the time but had...

Number 412 - 01.05.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) La Haitiana - MAKU Soundsystem (Mezcla) Wrecking Days - Kitty McFarlane (Tide and Time) Coleen - Martin Stephenson and the Daintees (Boat to Bolivia) Interview - Bronwynne Brent Go Out on the Water - Nikki Talley (Out From The Harbor)...

Number 71

Pentangle - Light Flight (Transatlantic Big 128 - 1969) It seems that Pentangle's Light Flight has always been with me from the start even though it was recorded in 1969, a clear twelve years after I first waddled into the world. I vaguely recall the TV show Take Three Girls, for which the song...

Number 241

David Elliott - David Elliott (Atlantic SD 7222) Sometimes it's not just the music that immediately attracts me to an LP, nor is it the cover shot, but rather a brief glance at the musicians listed on the back of the sleeve. I can't actually remember when I first picked up David Elliott's debut...

Number 411 - 01.04.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) When the Whiskey's Gone - Locust Honey String Band (Never Let Me Cross Your Mind) Calles de Dajla - Aziza Brahim (Abbar el Hamada) Pieces - Dan Wilde (Rhythm on the City Walls) Ratcliffe Highway/Baltimore Beginners - The Night Watch (...

Number 240

Forest - Forest (Harvest SHVL 760) Forest was formed in the northern town of Grimsby in Lincolnshire in 1966 by brothers Martin and Adrian Welham, along with their school friend Dez Allenby, under the name The Foresters of Walesby. Initially, the band set out as an unaccompanied traditional folk...

Number 70

The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women (Decca F.12952 - 1969) Originally written as a country song, influenced by both Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers, Honky Tonk Women has become one of The Rolling Stones' signature tunes over the last six decades. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith...

Number 410 - 01.03.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Walk With Me - Show of Hands (The Long Way Home) The Tale of Ivan Groove - Otava Yo (Once Upon a Time) Little Things - Vieux Farka Toure and Julia Easterlin (Touristes) Sugar and Pie - The Shee (Decadence) Inges - The Shee (...

Number 69

The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset (Pye 7N 17321 - 1967) As a ten year-old, I was fortunate enough to spend a week in Swinging London with my school pals in the summer of 1967. These were the days long before the Sony Walkman yet I distinctly recall hearing pop songs throughout the week, possibly leaking...

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