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Number 68

Colin Blunstone - Say You Don't Mind (Epic EPC7765 - 1972) There's something more than just appealing about Christopher Gunning's string arrangement on this version of the Denny Laine song, which suits Blunstone's soulful voice perfectly. Best remembered for his role as singer with the Zombies in...

Number 409 - 01.02.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Take It Easy - The Eagles (The Eagles) Bluebell Wood - Holy Moly and the Crackers (First Avenue) Life on Mars - David Bowie (Hunky Dory) Music is Love - David Crosby (If Only I Could Remember My Name) It Was a for Our Rightful King -...

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 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 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 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 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 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 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...

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