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Monday 4 December 2017
Peel Sessions - The Mighty Wah
I could well be wrong but I think that in addition to The Specials the only other physical Strange Fruit Peel Sessions EP I have is by The Mighty Wah
Transmitted on 17th September 1984 with the catalogue number SFPS035 it is one of the ones with the bronze special metallic limited edition sleeves.
What to say about The Mighty Wah?More often than not there is an exclamation mark after the name but strangely not in this instance.
Along with Wah!, Wah!Heat, Shambeko!,JF Wah! and Wah! The Mongrel it is one of the many aliases showing off the talents of one Peter James Wylie.
In the late 70's when Liverpool was the musical place to be he started out as part of the Crucial Three with fellow local legends Ian McCulloch and Julian Cope.
This Peel Session was recorded on or around the same time as the album A Word To The Wise Guy and contains a take on their most famous song The Story of the Blues Pt 1.
Some Peel Sessions from album compilations or other sources may appear at a later date
The Mighty Wah - Basement Blues;The Story of the Blues (Peel Session)
The Mighty Wah - Yuh Learn (Peel Session)