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I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else. This is surely a man after my own heart. I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do. Welcome aboard, chaps.
Hello, I am M Destiny host of Friday Night Progressive. You will find it to be an incredible independent internet broadcast show. But it’s more than that. We tend to boast that the musicians played on FNP are above the status quo. This includes the multi-instrumentalist and the educated musician. We tend to shy away from computer generated creations and rely on talent using musical instruments and steer this talent for purposes of shear inspirational indulgence. It is only in the FNP chat room where you will find the most talented musicians packed at one time into such an honored space.
This week on FNP # 182
9:00 PM New York Time Feb 13 2015
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The Samurai of Prog
The Greatest Funeral Ever
Larry R Campbell
A lonely Crowd
http://www.facebook.com/LEGENDProg — with Mike McGowan, Biondi Noya, Cailyn Lloyd, Joe Cairney, Mark Truey Trueack, Stephen Paine, Larry R Campbell, Pedro Kaldini, Robert Ancell and Wojciech Muchowicz.
Strange Fruit is a unique two-hour radio show exploring the world of underground, strange and generally neglected music. All shows are themed and all shows set out to give the most hardened of sound-hounds some new delight to sample.
The show is also unique in providing homework for undergraduate students on North West Kent College’s Foundation Degree in Professional Writing (who dig up many of the odd facts featured in the links between tracks).
working on a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia. The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.
Note: Big Album is Acrobats by Laura Moody, we make the mistake of calling it Acrobat (singular), sorry! Error started on the script.
Judge Smith: Weird Beard
Maya Beiser: Black Dog
Jon Downes and the Amphibians from Outer Space Invocation of my Daemon Brother
Obake: Burnt Down
Laura Moody: Memento
Jane Weaver: Argent
March Rosetta: Dartford Crossing
Genesis: In the Beginning
Genesis: The Silent Sun
John Hassell and Brian Eno Groit (over Contagious Magic)
Marcia Strassman: The Flower Children
Tubby Hayes: Voodoo
Reagan’s Polyp: Rock n Roll Music
Laura Moody: Cello Song
Al Stewart: Love Chronicles
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Strange Fruit
Husker Du: Eight Miles High
Willie Thrasher: Spirit Child
Los Holy’s: Holy’s Psichedlicos
The Ukranians: God Save the Queen
Laura Moody: Call This Time Love
Louis Balou: Bon Voyage
Strange Fruit founding presenter Neil Nixon has just released a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia. The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.
However, this week we introduce you to a new face, and we asked Jeremy Smith to introduce himself, and he wrote the following:
I’ve been a huge music fan ever since my parents bought me a transistor radio and I would listen to the sixties pirate music stations at nights under the covers. At the age of 13, I discovered progressive music and went to my first gig which was Barclay James Harvest at Guildford Civic Hall. This was shortly followed by what is still one of the best gigs I can remember, Alice Cooper and Roxy Music at Wembley.
In 1976, I found myself going to the Nashville every week to see the Stranglers where my long hair and flares soon started looking out of place, but it was always the music that I loved and especially seeing bands in pubs and clubs.
This love of live music has stayed with me to this day and I still love standing in a small club like the Borderline in London with some mates and watching a band with a pint in my hand.
With the Strange Fruit radio show, I want to continue the trend of doing themed shows and playing the music I love, whether it is bands from the seventies, eighties and nineties who never quite made it, unsigned bands of today from all over the world, or those bands that have kept going for twenty or thirty years through their love of music and performing rather than financial reward.
Strange Fruit 106 -
Songs with a Story to Tell
A collection of songs with meaningful or personal storie Featured Album: Workbook (25 year reissue) by Bob Mould
1 Half Man Half Biscuit: The Light at the End of the Tunnel (is the Light of an Oncoming Train)
2 Wolf People: Painted Cross
3 Wreckless Eric: Lureland
4 Bob Mould: Brasilia Crossed with Trenton
5 Gene Clark and Carla Olson: Del Gato
6 Dustin's Bar Mitzvah: To the Ramones
7 American Music Club: I Just Took my Last Two Sleeping Pills (and Now I'm Like a Bridegroom Standing at the Altar)
8 Bob Dylan: Hurricane
9 The Decembrists: Here I Dreamt I was an Architect
10 Bob Mould: If You're True
11 Kevin Ayers: Stranger in Blues Suede Shoes
12 Jackie Leven: Poor Toun
13 Richard Thompson: Beeswing
14 Michelle Shocked: Anchorage
15 The Raconteurs: Carolina Drama
16 Blue Oyster Cult: Last Days of May
17 Bob Mould: Compositions for the Young and Old
18 John Prine: Sam Stone
19 The Ramones: Now I want to Sniff Some Glue
20 Doctors of Madness: Marie and Joe
21 The Handsome Family: The Giant of Illinois
22 The Velvet Underground: The Gift
23 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Where the Wild Roses Grow
24 Television Personalities: Goodnight Mr. Spaceman
However, this week we introduce you to a new face, and as the two promotional pictures that he sent consisted as one of him covered in mud and the other of him covered in guinea pigs he is obviously mad as a bagful of cheese, which means he will fit in here just fine!
We asked Jeremy Smith to introduce himself, and he wrote the following:
This guy sounded intriguing so, to welcome him to the Gonzo Family, I rang him up for a chat. Now the hunter has become the hunted, or at least the interviewer has become the interviewee...
Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the ‘60s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves' garden in Mallorca.
His life took an abrupt turn after he fell from a fourth-floor window at a party and was paralysed from the waist down. He reinvented himself as a singer and composer with the extraordinary album Rock Bottom that has brought him a loyal following not just in Britain but in France, Italy and Germany. For about a decade he was a member of the Communist party, and in the early eighties his solo work was increasingly political.
October last year saw the release of Different Every Time: The Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt by Marcus O'Dair. In promotion of the book Wyatt appeared at the Wire's "Off the Page" festival in Bristol on 26 September, and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 23 November. A companion compilation album, Different Every Time - Ex Machina / Benign Dictatorships was released on 18 November 2014. A month later Wyatt announced that he has stopped making music. “I thought, train drivers retire when they’re 65, so I will, as well,” Wyatt, now 69, told Uncut.
“I would say I’ve stopped, it’s a better word than retired. Fifty years in the saddle, it’s not nothing. It’s completely unplanned, my life, and it’s just reached this particular point.
Other things have happened – I’m more taken up by politics, to be honest, than music at the moment. Music tags along behind it. There is a pride in [stopping], I don’t want it to go off.”
Different Every Time is one of the best music biographies that I have read in years. So I telephoned up the author for a chat.
RLSG - Renaud Louis-Servais Group
Oliver Contat Project
https://www.facebook.com/BARAKAJAPAN — with Leon Alvarado, Dino Lionetti, Luiz Bertoni, Renaud Louis-servais, ALex FriAs, Jim Alfredson, Oliv Keys, Nick Lee, Jeremy Cubert, Olivier contat project and Shin Ichikawa.
1. Elvis Presley: Showime
2. Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper: Elvis is Everywhere
3. Betty Everett: Hound Dog
5. Elvis Presley: Promised Land
6 Elvis Presley: One Night
7. Elvis Presley: You Gave me a Mountain
8 Elvis Presley: I Feel so Bad
10. Eilert Pilarm: Jailhouse Rock
11. Mind Garage: Jailhouse Rock
12. Norman Gunston: Jailhouse Rock
13 Judy Nylon: Jailhouse Rock
15 John Cale and Brian Eno: Heartbreak Hotel
17 Elvis Presley: Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright
18 Elvis Presley: Tomorrow is a Long Time
20 Jimmy Ellis/Orion Lonesome Angel
21 Jimmy Ellis/ Orion Washing Machine
23 Elvis Presley: Polk Salad Annie
24 Elvis Presley: Here we go Again Man
25 U2: A Room at the Heartbreak Hotel
26 Jeff Beck Group: All Shook up
28 Elvis Presley: I’m Leavin’
29 Elvis Presley: Proud Mary
30 Elvis Presley: Reconsider Baby
32 Elvis Presley Séance: Part 1
34 Elvis Presley: You’ll be Gone
35 Elvis Presley A Little Less Conversation (JXL Remix
37 Peter Singh: Rockin’ With the Sikh
38 Wesley Willis: Elvis Presley
39 Fernn Jenkins: A Letter to Elvis
40 CLOSING ANNOUNCEMENT
41 Elvis Presley: If I Can Dream
http://www.facebook.com/Moonwagonband — with Jani Korpi, Steve Cochrane, Tpe PsychedelicEnsemble, Richard Wileman, Seconds Before Landing, Mark Wingfield, Ritchie DeCarlo, Dave Kerzner, Gadi Caplan and Bill Berends.
The Minstrel's Ghost
http://www.facebook.com/hyperplanet — with Blake GreenMan Carpenter, Yolanda Flaming, Joe Cairney, Tobias Scheller, Ivan Mihaljevic, Amin Saffar, Jeff Hamel, Colin Tench, Stephen Speelman, Jacqueline Taylor and Stef Flaming.
Strange Fruit presenter Neil Nixon is currently working on a book about rare albums for Gonzo Multimedia. The show is broadcast on Miskin Radio every Sunday from 10-00-midnight.
28-12-14 – SHOW 106
Jethro Tull: Living in the Past
Spacemen 3 Things’ll Never be the Same
Paul Revere and the Raiders I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone
Rory Gallagher: (Rod D’Eath – drums) Walk on Hot Coals (from Blueprint)
Rory Gallagher: Moonchild (from Calling Card)
Rory Gallagher: Who’s That Coming?
Lynsey de Paul: Ivory Tower
Lynsey de Paul: So Good to You
Lynsey de Paul: Martian Man (from unreleased album Take Your Time)
Primal Scream: Rocks
Primal Scream: Movin’ on up
Mick Farren: Let’s Loot the Supermarket
Mick Farren: Screwed up
Jethro Tull: Song for Jeffrey
Jesse Winchester: Ghosts
Devo: Secret Agent Man
Incredible String Band: Antoine – FEAT STUART GORDON
Will Millar and Paul Horn: Passing of the Gael
The Monks: Complication
The Stooges: Raw Power
The Ramones: Teenage Lobotomy
Bobby Womack: So Many Sides of You
Bobby Womack: If You Think You’re Lonely Now
Bill Haley and the Comets: Blue Comet Blues
Nash the Slash: Dopes on the Water
Simon Stokes: The Boa Constrictor Ate my Wife
I have been a rock and roll journalist, man and boy for over three decades now, and have been privileged enough to interview many luminaries from John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin to Dave Brubeck, and from Steve Ignorant to Ken Campbell, and I wouldn’t even presume to try to rank my interviewees in importance.
But in the two years since I have been doing my own particular brand of Gonzo Journalism there is one artist who far more people want to know about and are impressed that I have interviewed, than anyone else. It is Barbara Dickson.
During a long and stellar career, she has been the doyenne of Scottish folk music, the queen of light entertainment, collected songs of the Jacobite rebellion, and the First World War, and has carried a torch for the songs of Gerry Rafferty (amongst many other achievements).
Sadly, whenever I mention on Facebook that I have spoken to her, one or other of my more idiotic family, friends, or acquaintances always ask whether that means “I Know Her So Well”. Actually, we have never met in person, but I always enjoy talking to her.
For those of you not aware of her achievements, here is a brief potted biography:
As a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier-Award-winning acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has firmly established herself as one of the most enduring and popular entertainers in Britain today.
Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, Barbara showed an early interest in music. By the tender age of five she had already started studying piano and by twelve had also taken up the guitar. She developed a love of folk music whilst at school, and began to perform at her local folk club. At seventeen she moved to Edinburgh, combining a job in the civil service with evening spots performing in local pubs and clubs. In 1968 Barbara was offered a three-week engagement at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, and when she was refused leave from her job she resigned, deciding that it was ‘now or never’ to try her luck as a professional singer.
The late ‘60s and early ‘70s saw her gradually ‘paying her dues’ on the Scottish folk scene, building a reputation and working with the likes of Archie Fisher, Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty and Rab Noakes. Her first album, The Fate o’ Charlie, a collection of Jacobite songs recorded with Archie and John McKinnon, was released on Bill Leader’s Trailer Records label in 1969. She then went on to record three well-received folk albums for Decca Records in the early ‘70s.
On the advice of Scottish performing legend Hamish Imlach, Barbara next began to look for opportunities south of the border in the booming folk scene of the north of England and she was soon well-established there.
It was in Liverpool that she became re-acquainted with musician and playwright Willy Russell. Their friendship led to Barbara being offered the singing role in his 1974 musical John, Paul, George, Ringo… and Bert, staged at the Everyman Theatre. Barbara was on stage throughout the entire performance, singing the songs of the Beatles at the piano. The show became a huge critical success and went on to enjoy a long run at the Lyric Theatre in London.
In the West End, the show was co-produced by Robert Stigwood, who signed Barbara to his small stable of artistes at RSO Records, which also included The Bee Gees and Cream.
In 1976 she had her first hit single with Answer Me, produced by fellow Scot, Junior Campbell, and later that year she appeared on The Two Ronnies having been spotted in the theatre by Terry Hughes, their then producer at the BBC. This led to a guest residency on the show, which was drawing in regular Saturday night audiences in excess of 15 million viewers. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber had also been impressed by Barbara’s performance in John, Paul, George, Ringo…and Bert, and invited her to sing Another Suitcase in Another Hall on the original cast recording of their new musical Evita. Released as a single, the song went on to become her second hit single in 1977.
In 1980 Caravan Song from the film Caravans was released. Although it was to prove much less of a chart success than her other hit singles, it is still Barbara’s most requested song wherever she plays. January, February, released the same year, provided another Top 20 recording, with the accompanying LP, The Barbara Dickson Album, produced by Alan Tarney, giving Barbara her first gold album. In 1982 All for a Song, her first compilation album, shot into the UK charts at No.9, based on sales in Scotland alone. It was her first platinum-selling album and went on to spend 38 weeks in the charts. Barbara then accepted the leading role of Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s new musical Blood Brothers, which opened in Liverpool at the Playhouse Theatre in January 1983. The show, which marked her debut as an actress, transferred to London’s Lyric Theatre and she was named ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ at the 1984 Society of West End Theatre Awards.
In tandem with her stage work, Barbara was also building a considerable reputation as a concert artiste, with lengthy sold-out tours that took her to every major town and city in the UK, culminating in shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In 1985 the duet I Know Him So Well was released. This was recorded with Elaine Paige and taken from the new musical Chess, written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Tim Rice. It went on to become a Top Ten hit around the world and sold over 900,000 copies. Barbara’s subsequent Gold album, released later that year, was certified Platinum.
Further hits followed but in the 1990s Barbara began to move away from the pop scene and back towards acoustic and folk music. This resulted in the 1992 album Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right, a selection of the songs of Bob Dylan and 1994’s Parcel of Rogues, featuring folk music from the British Isles. 1995 saw the release of Dark End of the Street, which combined traditional music with tracks by favourite songwriters including Randy Newman, Sandy Denny and Jackson Browne.
During the 90s, Barbara also began to diversify more and more into acting, with major roles on TV including Taggart, Kay Mellor’s award-winning Band of Gold and The Missing Postman, directed by Alan Dossor.
For many years, Barbara and Blood Brothers director Chris Bond had talked of working together again for the theatre and finally in 1996 this culminated in The Seven Ages of Woman, a musical walk through the life of ‘everywoman.’ The show toured the UK twice, in the process earning Barbara some of the best reviews of her career as well as the 1997 Liverpool Echo ‘Best Actress in Theatre’ Award. In 1999 Barbara was delighted to return to the theatre again in the new musical Spend, Spend, Spend, based on the life of the infamous 1960s pools winner, Viv Nicholson. Her role as Viv won her the ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ at the 2000 Laurence Olivier Awards in London.
In 2004 she released her first studio album for eight years, Full Circle. Produced by Troy Donockley, it was widely acclaimed as a long-awaited return to her musical roots with The Daily Telegraph noting: 'it is no exaggeration to describe Barbara as a great singer. She stood out a mile among the Scottish folk singers of her generation, and she has consistently shown her class when performing for a wider public. This is Dickson at her most engaging.'
Her follow-up CD, Nothing’s Gonna Change My World, released by Universal in the autumn of 2006, took its title from Across the Universe, the Beatles classic included amongst a specially commissioned selection of the songs Lennon, McCartney and Harrison. The album was arranged by Troy and produced by Chris Hughes.
In 2007 Barbara was invited to guest on Channel 4’s long-running quiz show Countdown and she returned to television again the following year with a leading guest role in the BBC drama series Doctors.
2008 was to prove a busy year for Barbara. Her latest CD, Time and Tide, was released, featuring the new direction that has become a feature of her music, blending together old and new songs with a distinctive atmosphere prevailing throughout. The varied song choice included Lady Franklin’s Lament, Goin’ Back and Palm Sunday, which marked her first writing collaboration with Troy, who again produced the album.
Into the Light, Barbara’s first ever live DVD was also released to coincide with Time and Tide, and featured some of her best-loved hits, tracks from the new album and other favourites she has made her own through the years.
Barbara was then invited to perform The Sky Above the Roof for O Thou Transcendent, award-winning film director Tony Palmer’s film about the life of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, described by The Observer as ‘a mesmerising masterpiece’.
On BBC’s Songs of Praise in April 2008 Barbara performed a new arrangement of the beautiful hymn My Song is Love Unknown.
In the summer of 2008 she played live at the Stonehaven Folk Festival, her first festival appearance since 1973 and an experience she enjoyed immensely. In August that year she and Troy performed Smile in front of an audience of 9000 people at the Liverpool Unites concert at the city’s Echo Arena, helping to raise funds for the charity set up by the parents of murdered schoolboy Rhys Jones.
In September 2008 Barbara performed live in Ireland. Her sell-out concert in front of a capacity crowd at Dublin’s National Concert Hall marked her first concert in the city for 21 years and following the warm welcome she and her band received, plans are being drawn up for a return to Ireland for further dates in the near future.
In December 2008 Barbara was invited to record her first Christmas special for BBC Radio Scotland, produced by her old friend Rab Noakes.
A lengthy UK tour at the start of 2009 was followed by invitations to perform at the prestigious International Eisteddfod Festival in Llangollen, as well as the Brampton Live and the Linlithgow Folk Festivals.
Barbara’s long-awaited autobiography, A Shirt Box Full of Songs, was published by Hachette Scotland in October 2009. To tie in with its release Barbara undertook a major promotional tour with appearances on TV and radio, and at book festivals across the UK to talk about her life and career.
Following a 26-date national concert tour between February and March 2010, Barbara began work on her new studio album, The Magical West, for the Greentrax label, which will follow on from her recent musical collaboration with Troy Donockley, including some newly-written tracks of her own and songs from her ‘shirt box’ which she has always wanted to record. The album is due for release in late 2010.
Barbara has also recently presented a new series called Scotland on Song with Barbara Dickson for BBC Radio Scotland, featuring music from the acoustic/roots/ folk scene in Scotland with guests performing live in the studio each week. A new series is planned for later this year.
Married with three sons, Barbara lives in Lincolnshire. She has been made an Honorary Doctor of Music by Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen as well as a Fellow of Liverpool’s John Moores University and a Companion of the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts bestowed by Sir Paul McCartney. In 2002 HM the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Year, Barbara was conferred with an O.B.E. for her services to music and drama.
Of her new album she writes:
“My ‘Winter’ album is a collection of seasonal songs, some of which were included in the BBC Scotland radio show ‘Joy to the World’ several years ago now. We’re supplementing those pieces with more ‘wintry’ music and it’s been a brilliant exercise for Troy and me. We can’t bear the thought of not recording together so this is to keep us going until he comes back from Nightwish. It’s been a labour of love for us both and I hope you’ll enjoy it when it comes out”.
Dead End Space
http://www.facebook.com/deadendspace — with Jim Alfredson, Russ Sargeant, Joshua Leibowitz, Cailyn Lloyd, Tom Slatter, Johnny Engström, Peter Davis, Gianluca Missero, John KingBathmat Bassett, Oleg Polyanskiy and Michael Schetter.
I first came across Friday Night Progressive totally by accident, but I soon found myself beguiled by the style and taste of presenter M Destiny who presents a weekly two-hour show showcasing all sorts of progressive music that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else. This is surely a man after my own heart. I also very much approve of the way that it is the hub of a whole community of artists, musicians, and collaborators. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do. Welcome aboard, chaps
Hansford Rowe Neil Alexander Mastermind Lisa LaRue 2KX Papa Crash Rob Martino David McCoy and The Real Alexperiments
SHOW 101 – 14-12-14
101 Strings: I Remember
Pink FlOyd: Don’t Breathe
Tamikrest: Djanegh etoumas
Rachel Zeffira: Letters from Tokyo (Sayonara)
Haley Bonar: Last War
Dark Hippies (feat Aukan): Six Feet
Electro Hippies: Acid Rain
Hippie Skumm: Box Chugga (Original Mix)
Kormac (feat Irvine Welsh): Another Screen
Kormac: Everything Around me
Alice Cooper and The Bee Gees: Because
Gemma Ray: Long, Long, Long
Rachel Zeffira: Front Door
Vashti Bunyan: Blue Shred
Gandalf: Can you Travel in the Dark Alone
Gandalf: I Watch the Moon
Green River: This Town
The Ventures: Moon Over Manakoora
Mama Lion: Ain’t too Proud to Beg
Rachel Zeffira: To Here Knows When
This Mortal Coil: Song to the Siren
Kontiki Suite: Magic Carpet Ride –
Strange Lullaby: Raga Gaga
Jason Crest: Teagarden Lane
The Velvet Underground: I Found a Reason
Kevin Ayres: Oh! Wot a Dream
Modest Mouse All Night Diner
Rachel Zeffira: Goodbye Divine
Last week, along with most of the musical publications in the western world, we bade our farewells to Joe Cocker. He was undoubtedly a giant of the musical genre with which we are dealing in this magazine, but to leave it at an obituary culled from Wikipedia didn't sit well with me.Then, the other night I was pootling about the Internet on my iPad, which is something I tend to do quite a lot these days as I am now free to surf the net from the comfort of my armchair, rather than from the relative austerity of my office.
I was reading David Hepworth's blog when I came across this post from the shortest day of last year:
"I got a few calls this evening to talk about Joe Cocker. I don't really have anything pat I wanted to say and I wouldn't have had time to do any revision so I passed. I just heard the BBC's Arts Correspondent on the 9 o'clock bulletin on Five Live. He said something like "Of course, Joe broke through with that amazing version of 'With A Little Help From My Friends' at Woodstock in 1968 and after that the Beatles sent a telegram congratulating him."
In fact Woodstock the event took place in 1969, almost a year after Joe Cocker had a huge hit with the song in the UK. If the Beatles had congratulated him it would more likely have been then. The first anyone in Britain really knew about the performances at Woodstock was when the film came out a year later in 1970.
The truth is never quite catchy enough, is it?"
And that got me thinking. So much about this issue of Gonzo Weekly has turned out to be about mythologising, and I didn't want to do any more. I could have written about the first time I saw Woodstock, and how Joe Cocker and the Grease Band were the epitome of a live rock and roll act as far as I was concerned. I could have talked about hearing Delta Lady for the first time when I was about fourteen and spending my school lunchtimes for about a week trying to figure out how to play like Leon Russell on the Bideford Grammar School grand piano, and I could even have written about when I was a student and trying to seduce an Israeli exchange student called Esther (of whom I have written elsewhere) to the tunes of that song he did with Jennifer Warnes (by the way, I failed miserably) but I didn't want to do any of that, because I wanted to write something about him, and not about me.
And then earlier this week I was working on the autobiography of a remarkable musician Gregg Kofi Brown, who has been the bassist with Osibisa for over twenty years. He has also played with Eric Burdon, Robin Trower, and yes, Joe Cocker. And from his book, it is obvious that he was very fond of him. So I gave him a ring....
SHOW 100 – 07-12-14
The Munsters: The Munster Creep
Jesse Winchester: Ghosts
Smoke Fairies: Koto
Regal Worm: Sovereign of the Skies
Earth: There is a Serpent Coming
Quicksilver Messenger Service: Fresh Air
The Polyphonic Spree: Hold Yourself Up
Cybill Shepherd: Find me a Primitive Man (NON CHART 1974)
Little Nell: Do the Swim
Six Organs of Admittance: Procession of Cherry Blossom Spirits
Robbie Basho: Seal of the Blue Lotus
DJ Earworm: The Night of Kitten’s Messy Adventure
Ex Hex: Waterfall RIPS (MERGE)
Vashti Bunyan: Across the Water HEARTLEAP (FATCAT)
Essential Logic: Fanfare in the Garden
Rutherford Chang: We Buy White Albums #2
Regal Worm: The King of Sleep
Medicine Head: Midnight
The Beatles: The End
Mathew Vincent Walker
Larry Cambell — with Andre Henriquez, Andrew Neil, Advent, Bill Berends, Eduardo Pratti, Christopher Stewart, Larry R Campbell and Matthew Vincent Walker.
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