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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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White Bicycles – making music in the 1960’s – Joe Boyd

Another essential rock read – this time an autobiographical account by Joe Boyd of his early years working with musicians. This is a real page-turner, and each page is turned it’s more often than not accompanied by thoughts of incredulity. … Continue reading

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Just a few things that I quite like and think should be better appreciated, a big “box of stuff” if you will. New category added – The Bottom End – bass players I suspect should be more highly regarded.

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Strict Tempo! – Richard Thompson

Not quite sure just how well known RT actually is, he certainly seems to be popular among a subset of bearded males of a certain age -but I’ll take a punt on the fact that this album is one of … Continue reading

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