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Feel free to listen to our fortnightly podcast with accompanying reviews, features, interviews and photographs here on the website. The show is uploaded here on the first of the month, then again around the middle of the month and stays on the website for the rest of the year. The previous editions...

Number 455 - 15.06.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Roll Away - Cardboard Fox (Topspin) Yerfara - Samba Toure (Wande) Lovely Joan - Phantom Voices (Peace By Peace) Giving Up - The Jellyman's Daughter (Dead Reckoning) Sunshine Child - Lucy Ward (Silver Morning) John Blair - Hunter...

Number 112

Paul Simon - Mother and Child Reunion (CBS S7793 - 1972) Recorded in Kingston, Jamaica with Jimmy Cliff's backing group, Paul Simon's first single as a solo artist since I Am A Rock in 1965, came as a bit of a surprise after seven years spent with Art Garfunkel in the hugely successful duo Simon...

Number 282

Hunter Muskett - Hunter Muskett (Bradleys Records 1003) Hunter Muskett was formed in 1968 at Avery Hill College in South London by Terry Hiscock and Chris George, who were joined by fellow student guitarist Doug Morter, the band's name taken from an anecdote about an eccentric Cornishman. After...

Number 454 - 01.06.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Hello I Love You - The Doors (Waiting For the Sun) Feel Like Makin' Love - Bad Company (Straight Shooter) Mercy - Tracy Grammer (Low Tide) Some Mercy - Ben Reel (Land of Escape) I Hope - The Jellyman's Daughter (Dead Reckoning)...

Number 281

Joni Mitchell - Clouds (Reprise K44070) Joni Mitchell's second album release was eagerly anticipated at the time, her reputation going very much before her with two of the songs already known through interpretations by both Judy Collins and Fairport Convention prior to the album's release in 1969...

Number 111

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane (Parlophone R5570 - 1967) Despite Strawberry Fields Forever being released as a double A sided single, including not just the one but two brilliantly defining songs of the time, the 45 was unable to shift the housewives' favourite Elgelbert...

Number 453 - 15.05.18

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) Shout Mountain Music - Old Crow Medicine Show (Volunteer) El Pesudo - Flaco Jiminez (Bueno Suerte Senorita) Jesus and Woody - Ry Cooder (Prodigal Son) Tumbling Dice - Rolling Stones (Exile on Main Street) All Down the Line -...

Number 110

Prelude - After the Goldrush (Dawn DNS1052 - 1973) Prelude were, and still are, a vocal harmony group from the North East of England, originally consisting of husband and wife team Brian and Irene Hume, together with Ian Vardy on guitar. Despite only reaching number 21 and number 22 respectively in...

Number 280

Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones Records COC 69100) For the recording sessions of the Rolling Stones tenth album release, the band relocated to France, renting a villa in Nellcôte, whilst living abroad as tax exiles. Exile on Main Street was released as a double LP set in 1972...

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