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Number 9

Arizona Smoke Revue - A Thundering on the Horizon (Rola R006) It's 1987 and I'm at the Cropredy Festival, Fairport Convention's annual bash, there specifically to catch John Martyn and Danny Thompson on the Friday night. We were running slightly late and could hear the wailing fiddle of Le Rue over...

Number 167 - 13.03.11

I Want To Be Loved - Foghorn Trio (Sud De La Louisiane) Calendar - Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo (Almanac) The Well-Dressed Son To His Sweetheart - Devon Sproule (Keep Your Silver Shined) I'm Beside You - Hickman and Quinn (Times) The Hanging of Jack Brown - Hickman and Quinn (Times) Late...

Number 8

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (Liberty LBS83273) In 1969/1970 my record collection boasted a little red box full to bursting with 45rpm 'singles'. There was no crap in there. That little box was my pride and joy. Whilst the radio insisted we needed to hear Rolf Harris singing about Two...

Number 7

Tonto's Expanding Head Band - Zero Time (Atlantic K40251) Okay, slightly different. It was 1972, I'm 15 and completely obsessed by a young nubile blonde Jimi Hendrix groupie who, wait for it, had her own flat. Looking back, it was actually a bedsit on Balby Road, not too glamorous in hindsight...

Number 166 - 06.03.11

I’m Beside You - Hickman and Quinn (Times) Mountains/Forests - JT Nero (Mountains/Forests) Becky's Blessed - Malcolm Holcombe (To Drink the Rain) Heart Without a Soul - King King (Take My Hand) Old Love - King King (Take My Hand) Feels Like Rain - King King (Take My Hand) Takatori - Iain Morrison...

Number 6

Various Artists - Bumpers (Island IDP1) I don't remember exactly where I picked up Bumpers from, quite possibly Foxes Records in Doncaster. Foxes had one of those sound booths where you could listen to samples of the records you were about to part with your hard earned cash for and I dare say this...

Number 165 - 27.02.11

21st Century Boy - Greg Trooper (Upside-Down Town) Free Like a Bird - Larkin Poe (Winter EP) Alabama BBQ - Lazybirds (Broken Wing) Last - The Unthanks (Last) Starless - The Unthanks (Last) Queen of Hearts - The Unthanks (Last) Cadence and Cascade - King Crimson (Bumpers) Oh I Wept - Free (Bumpers)...

Number 5

Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (Elektra EKS74021) Then there was the odd look dad would give me as we passed on the stairs, the sort of look that suggested 'are you really mine?' This was usually after overhearing the vague leakage of Mike Heron singing Mercy I Cry City...

Number 164 - 20.02.11

Memphis - Cassie Taylor (Blue) Call Me Rose - Bruce Cockburn (Small Source of Comfort) Jesse Likes Birds - Carrie Elkin (Call It My Garden) Beautiful Sun - Little Miss Higgins (Across the Plains) Bargain Shop Panties - Little Miss Higgins (Across the Plains) Mercy I Cry City - Incredible Sting Band...

Number 163 - 13.02.11

Lose Control - King King (Take My Hand) Six Blocks Down - Brian Franke (Six Blocks Down) Who Knows - BettySoo (Heat Sin Water Skin) Me and My Friend the Cat - Loudon Wainwright III (Second Album) Motel Blues - Loudon Wainwright III (Second Album) Samson and the Warden - Loudon Wainwright III (...

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