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Saturday, 13 October 2018

Now Here This!

Another compilation for you today with this one also being picked up in a Fort William charity shop.
I never knowingly bought the Word magazine but I have picked up a couple of the accompanying  Now Hear This! CD's over the years.
This one is number 68 from October 2008. They come in a clever envelope like cover. Clever, that is unless you are trying to get the CD out or back in the sleeve while driving.

As yesterday I'm ignoring the acts whom I am familiar with, good though they are, and featuring on a couple of new to me acts.
The splendidly named Acoustic Mountain Gospel Choir an acoustic Blues quartet from Calgary  make a splendid racket with a Son House number. This song is taken from their 2008 album Ten Thousand on Balling the Jack Records.

David Vanderville is somewhat more mellow. This is taken from his album Waiting For the Sunrise on the Secret Canadian label. He also played and recorded with the late great Jay Bennett of Wilco fame.

Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir - Empire State Express

David Vandervelde - I Will Be Fine


  1. Like the Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir (bit of a mouthful that) channelling Son House via Captain Beefheart.

    The David Vandervelde track is a bit too summery for me.

    I remember buying a few issues of "The Word" but that's all lost in the mists of time.

  2. I have that Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir album. Bought solely due to the name of the ensemble

  3. In its prime, Word was the most readable of all the music mags I bought. It went off the boil a little towards the end, but in the early days it was magic.