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Number 77

Duncan Browne - Journey (RAK 135 - 1072) I was just 15 when Duncan Browne's uplifting acoustic classic Journey hit the charts in 1972. Trained as a Classical guitarist, the English singer-songwriter's unusual style was a welcome change to some of the pop fodder around at the time, in fact the...

Number 418 - 01.11.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Mademoiselle Marseille - Moussu T E Lei Jovents (Mademoiselle Marseille) Basijabulela - Black Umfolosi (Umhlaba) Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll - Ian Dury (Single) What a Waste - Ian Dury (Single) Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian...

Number 246

The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Pye NPL 18233) Over the years since the Kinks dominated the British singles charts with one hit record after another, Ray Davies, the band's chief songwriter has taken on the role of the quintessential English pop poet laureate,...

Number 76

Al Green - Let's Stay Together (London HLU 10348 - 1971) With most of the great music being recorded in 1971, especially in terms of what we now think of as classic albums, the singles charts could also provide some memorable moments in a wide range of styles and genres. The soulful sound of Al...

Number 417 - 01.10.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Dandy - Ian Hunter and the Rant Band (Fingers Crossed) Arbina - Noura Mint Seymali (Arbina) When I Die - The Stray Birds (Magic Fire) Into the Deep - Johnny Dickinson (English Summer) Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson (The Complete...

Number 416 - 01.09.16

Theme Tune: Rocking In Rhythm - Richard Thompson (Strict Tempo) Oh England What Seeds - Nancy Kerr (Instar) Albion - Chris Wood (Anthology) Echo Mocks the Corncrake - Songs of Separation (Songs of Separation) Interview - Mike and Ruthy Angeleno - Sam Outlaw (Angeleno) Yes Yaa Yaa - Vula Viel (Good...

Number 75

Atomic Rooster - Devil's Answer (BC Records CB 157 - 1971) Although the LP was the main domain of British Prog Rock bands in the late Sixties and early Seventies, the 45rpm single format did provide some of the less stubborn bands with one or two lucrative hits. The three-piece Atomic Rooster...

Number 245

Christy Moore - Prosperous (Trailer LER 3035) Christy Moore's second album was an indication of what was to come shortly afterwards with the formation of one of Ireland's most successful supergroups Planxty. Gathered on the steps outside the Prosperous house in the village of the same name in...

Number 244

Mott the Hoople - Mad Shadows (Island Records ILPS 9119) Mott the Hoople's 'difficult' second LP turned out to be possibly the band's best album in retrospect. Legend has it that its original title was Sticky Fingers but messers Jagger and Richards beat them to it with their own album release,...

Number 74

The Move - Brontosaurus (Regal Zonophone RZ 3026 - 1970) The Move were one of the few pop bands in the mid to late 1960s whose singles had the credibility to cross over to rock audiences. It was with the band's heavy riff-laden single Brontosaurus , that saw the first flowering of the rock outfit...

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