Category Archives: Music

Essential Rock Reads – Exposing the myths – the USA and The Blues

Two books in one post this time – the first “More Miles Than Money” by Garth Cartwright is an account of his travels through the continent looking for the real thing – music made for more than just profit and … Continue reading

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The Bottom End – Bruce Thomas

Seen here in shades lurking behind the songwriter whose music he supported so well back in the day. I actually lived the rock’n’roll dream one day back in the late 70’s while making a rare visit to our great capital … Continue reading

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The Bottom End – Phil Murray

One of the finest exponents of the acoustic bass guitar – seen above with the Tom Mcconville band – Phil’s style is characterised by rhythmically driving melodic lines, underpinning tunes with harmonies, counterpoint and occasional chording. One of the pool … Continue reading

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In the presence of greatness – Wilko Johnson live at The Greystones

Storming onstage with a cheery hello and his mighty band – Wilko rampaged through an hour and a half of solo and Feelgood classics, ranging from the opening Some Kind of Hero to the closing (extended version) of Bye Bye … Continue reading

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Why a Duck?

Some of those among you may recognise the title of the blog post as being a tune by Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn – but they aren’t the subject of this post – oh no! Instead I would like to … Continue reading

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Underwater Moonlight – The Soft Boys

Found this in Rare & Racy in Sheffield back in ’81 and snapped it up for the princely sum of £2.20! Bargain! SO much so that shortly after I nipped back to pick up A Can of Bees for a … Continue reading

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Davy Graham – Anthology – 1961-2007 Lost Tapes

Possibly the most important UK acoustic guitarist ever (!). If like me you are a fan of the unadorned acoustic, and you had read such claims over the years, you may have been reasonably dubious about their veracity if all … Continue reading

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