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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 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 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 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...

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 434 - 01.08.17

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) What You Do - Yola Carter (Orphan Offering EP) The Things We Call Home - Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters (Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters) Pegasi - Jesca Hoop (Memories Are Now) My Secret is My Silence - Roddy...

Number 91

Stealers Wheel - Star (AM AMS7094 - 1973) In the 1970s I was a huge fan of the Scots band Stealers Wheel, featuring Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty just after his stint with Billy Connolly in The Humblebums and before his meteoric success as a solo performer. The band had some success in the Seventies...

Number 261

Kate Bush - Lionheart (EMI EMA787) In 1978, Kate Bush had already astonished both music critics and the public alike with her debut LP The Kick Inside and most notably the surprise hit single Wuthering Heights and there was a sense of anticipation with the release of her follow up album Lionheart,...

Number 260

The Butterfield Blues Band - East West (Elektra EKL 315) By the end of the 1970s, just as the music I was listening to had become rather stale, often pretentious and mostly dull, with the only other option to indulge oneself in the confrontational cartoon world of Punk, I did what any self-...

Number 433 - 15.07.17

Theme Tune: Put It Where You Want It - The Crusaders (Groove Crusade) The Egoist - Blair Dunlop (Gilded) Summer Inside - Hafdís Huld (Dare To Dream Small) Strangest of Ways - Lucy Rose (Something's Changing) Teardrop - Newton Faulkner (Hand Built By Robots) Rain Song - Raghu Dixit (Jag Changa)...

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