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Number 58

Suzanne Vega - Marlene on the Wall (A&M 275 - 1985) The mid-1980s was an interesting time for folk music with the re-emergence of singer-songwriters being once again accepted in the genre. Rarely did a female American singer-songwriter make it onto the cover of Folk Roots magazine, but there...

Number 397 - 14.10.15

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Heart of Oak - Richard Hawley (Hollow Meadows) Waiting on Love - Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers (Love Wild Lost) 16 Shells from a 30.6 - Tom Waits (Swordfishtrombones) Wake Up and Make Love With Me - Ian Dury (New Boots and Panties)...

Number 227

Bert Sommer - The Road to Travel (Capitol ST189) Bert Sommer is one of those artists who for whatever reason slipped by almost unnoticed during his career in music. I was aware of his name as I'd seen it appear in music journals around the early 1970s and he was on the bill of possibly the most...

Number 57

Dave Edmunds Rockpile - I Hear You Knocking (MAM 1 - 1970) 1970 was so important for me personally. I became a teenager in May of that year and the leap from the age of 12 to 13 was enormous. At the time I was unaware of how lucky I had been to live through the entire career of The Beatles, from...

Number 396 - 07.10.15

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (in Galway Bay) - De Dannan (Song For Ireland) Retour Des Hirondelles/Tune for a Found Harmonium - Sharon Shannon (Sharon Shannon) Slangen - Filarfolket (Smuggel) Jennifer - Bert Sommer (The Road to...

Number 395 - 30.09.15

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) I am the Lucky One - Simon Murphy (Let it Be) Made to Break Your Heart - Los Lobos (Gates of Gold) I Don't Want You Anymore - John Cee Standard and Blues Horizon (Stone Cold Sober) Yellow Roses - Heron (Heron) Place To Be - Nick Drake...

Number 56

Free - Wishing Well (Island WIP 6146 - 1972) Whether right or wrong, good or bad, sensible or stupid, I was straight out of school in 1972 aged just 15 and thrown into an adult world of pubs, bedsits and the bohemian underworld of a Northern English town. Records topped the list of priorities at...

Number 226

Heron - Heron (Dawn DNLS 3010) I have a recurring dream that I'm walking along Urban Road in Hexthorpe, the suburb of Doncaster where I was born, popping in and out of several second hand record shops, junk shops and charity shops, before they were known as such, with an armful of recently acquired...

Number 225

Dory Previn - Mythical Kings and Iguanas (United Artists AUG29186) For the first time my Vinyl Junkie choice was accidentally prompted by a friend on social media, when Sheila Trow reminded me of Dory Previn's Stone for Bessie Smith , responding to a post I made featuring Bessie's 1929 recording of...

Number 55

Ike and Tina Turner - Nutbush City Limits (United Artists UP35582 - 1973) Released in 1973, Nutbush City Limits was the last hit single produced by Ike and Tina Turner as a couple before their well-documented split shortly after the singles' release. The song celebrates the city limits of Tina's...

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