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Number 437 - 15.09.17

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Pillow People - Quetzal (The Eternal Getdown) Sina Raha - Hafusa Abasi and Slim Ali and The Kikulacho Yahoo' Band (Urgent Jumping - East African Musiki Wa Dansi Classics) Tic Tocative - Bert Jansch and John Renbourn (Bert and...

Number 94

Area Code 615 - Stone Fox Chase (Polydor 2066-249 - 1970) Almost half a century on from the first edition of the British TV music show The Old Grey Whistle Test, a still unbeaten music magazine show in my opinion, it's intriguing to know exactly why an instrumental track by Area Code 615, a...

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Number 264

Bert Jansch and John Renbourn - Bert and John (Transatlantic TRA144) For Bert Jansch's fourth album in just two years, the guitar player invited friend and fellow guitar player John Renbourn along for a series of duets, predominantly instrumental with one or two songs, which was eventually released...

Number 436 - 01.09.17

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) The Woman From Spain - Holy Moly and the Crackers (Salem) Hungry Heart - Mark Lavengood (We’ve Come Along) Massacre at Beziers - Wizz and Simeon Jones (Late Nights and Long Days) Work - Ron Pope (Work) Saya - Rafiki Jazz (Har Dam...

Number 263

10cc - Deceptive Bends (Mercury 9102 502) I was always a little unsure about 10cc, the 1970s Beatles-influenced rock pop band, possibly due to the fact that the band came from the same stable of such forgettable artists as The Bay City Rollers, The Piglets and Typically Tropical, headed by the man...

Number 93

The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - I'm the Urban Spaceman (Liberty LBF 15144 - 1968) The first time I became aware of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band was back in the late 1960s when they appeared each week as the resident band on the children's comedy TV show Do Not Adjust Your Set, a weekly programme that...

Number 262

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (Tamla Motown STMA 8011) There are some albums that sound just as good forty-odd years after they were first heard and Stevie Wonder's Innervisions is one of them. Prior to thinking anything other than the fact that Stevie Wonder was an already legendary artist on the...

Number 435 - 15.08.17

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young (Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere) Cumberland Gap - David Rawlings (Poor David's Almanack) Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell (Single) You Blinded Me - When Rivers Meet (Liberty) Too High - Stevie Wonder (...

Number 92

Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft (Stax STXS2010 - 1971) At a time when I was utterly consumed with rock music by the likes of Deep Purple, Grand Funk Railroad, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, in fact anything to blot out the infantile bubblegum music I was hearing on daytime radio, I inadvertently...

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