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Sunday, 31 March 2019

File Under:Bakersfield Country Rock


Sounds of Goodbye by The Gosdin Brothers was a pre-holiday purchase in my local Charity Shop and it is an absolute corker.
On the ever excellent Ace label there are 24 tracks consisting of their sole album of that name, some sessions, outtakes and rare folk-rock singles and all for under a pound.
The only thing I knew about them prior to this was there was a vague association with the Byrds and that they had recorded an album with Gene Clark
As the Ace blurb puts it - with a rootsy style,hip songs and harmonies of pure heartbreak, Vern and Rex Gosdin were unwitting country rock pioneers.
I can hear their influence on a good few records on the Americana shelves

The Gosdin Brothers - There Must Be Someone (I Can Turn To)

The Gosdin Brothers - Multiple Heartaches

The Gosdin Brothers -Uncommitted Man

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Double Initials - LL

There are a lot more great artists out there with the initials LL than I first thought and I have had to miss out some who on other weeks would undoubtedly have featured.

Walter  was quick off the mark with Lena Lovich  and was seconded by Rigid Digit. I suspect that they were both after Lucky Numbers but I couldn't find a copy of that on the shelves or in my files so they and you will have to make do with Say When.

Ramone 666 and Rol both suggested Lazy Lester. Relax gents, he was always going to feature.

Rol does get one of his suggestions featured though as he rightly guessed that no-one was familiar with The Landspeed Loungers but had the good sense to forward me the track.

I'm finishing with one that none of you suggested  -the wonderful Lydia Loveless.

So no Lyle Lovett, Loretta Lynn, Los Lobos or even Leapy Lea. Some other time maybe.

Next week it is MM .I can think of some good'uns . Can you?


Lena Lovich - Say When

Lazy Lester -I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter

The Landspeed Loungers - Paul

Lydia Loveless -Jesus Was a Wino

Friday, 29 March 2019

A Dog's Brexit

Well that didn't quite go to plan, did it?

What an absolute debacle . A Government tearing themselves apart and an Opposition who are worse than useless.
Ten neanderthal Northern Irish knuckle draggers with more say and influence than the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly holding out for more cash.
Old Etonians with their off shore tax dodging accounts playing parlour games while the country drags to a halt, the shelves being stripped bare and the economy nose diving..

There is another vote scheduled for today to vote to withdraw from the EU with absolutely no plan on how to do so or what any future relationship or trade arrangements will be
You couldn't make it up.
Still at least we will get our Blue passports back and will be rid of such irritants as workers rights and free movement.

And yet Europe still appears to be bending over backwards to accommodate us. God knows why.
It is a total embarrassment..
They couldn't run a menage.

Me, I would rather have a Safe European Home than a Full English Brexit thank you very much

The Clash - Safe European Home

Billy Bragg -Full English Brexit


Thursday, 28 March 2019

Ranking Roger RIP


These posts are coming round far to frequently at the moment.
Today we say a sad farewell to Roger Charlery better known to many as Ranking Roger from The Beat and General Public.
He was only 56 for goodness sake - a couple of years younger than me.
One of the artists responsible for the Ska and Two Tone revolution in the late 70's/ early 80's  which helped to change the face of society as well as music.
I was fortunate enough to see them in Tiffany's in Glasgow around 1980.

Rest easy Roger

The Beat - Rankin' Full Stop

The Beat - Too Nice To Talk To

The Beat - Save it For Later

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

State of the Union - Winsconsin




George writes:
Janesville, Wisconsin was home to a General Motors factory for about 100 years. It closed in 2009. . As did the Lear factory that made car seats, closed when GM shut down. It was also where Parker Pens originated. That closed long ago.


Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was home to Gary Gygax, co-inventor of Dungeons and Dragons. I wonder how he reacted when in 2004 the Waupun prison banned D&D because it encouraged gang violence….


And I would like to say that Wisconsin was the inspiration for Little House On The Prairie, but it’s not. Although Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in the state. I suppose the “prairie” part is a bit of a give away that the state is not where that “The Little House” was located. Ms Wilder also wrote The Little House In The Big Woods, and this “The Little House” was in Wisconsin.


None of which brings us to this song, which references the capital city of the state




That song has been covered by Fleetwood Mac and George Thorogood. Of course neither version is better than that of Mr James.


Did you know that it was illegal to sell or use margarine in Wisconsin from 1895 to 1967. I suppose the vegan population would have had to spread marmite directly on to their toast. It is still illegal for restaurants in the state to serve margarine as a butter substitute unless it is requested.


Milwaukee is home to Happy Days!!! And is famous for its tradition of brewing , so unsurprisingly country star George Jones wrote a song about going to Milwaukee. It’s a bit more upbeat than the Bon Iver song (Wisconsin) that would never have featured here (dreary old nonsense). And  here’s a song that must be familiar to you all.




In Milwaukee it is illegal to play the flute and drums on the streets to attract attention. I leave to to CC himself to insert a comment about a certain West of Scotland football club or right wing religious sect of total bigots of one of the countries of the United Kingdom..


That’s it from Wisconsin, the world’s largest producer of Swiss cheese.

CC writes
Re drums and flutes can I refer you to this
Research for yesterday's post tells me that Scott Walker is the Governor of Winsconsin
I went looking for the George Jones track you referred to and found this



Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore


I was alerted to the death of Scott Walker yesterday morning by a text from my pal Will comprising of the words above.
A man with a unique voice I've seen him described in various places as an enigma.I prefer to think of him as someone who was comfortable in his own skin  and happy to follow the beat of his own drum..
Whereas his solo stuff probably didn't achieve the commercial success of the Walker Brothers it is what he will be best remembered for.
And a splendid legacy it is too.

Rest easy Scott.

Scott Walker - The Girls From the Streets

Scott Walker - It's Raining Today

Monday, 25 March 2019

Why Are People Grudgeful?


Just back from a few days away and armed with some new purchases.
CCM history was made as part of a fairly decent haul from the BRICC Community Shop in Ballantrae with my first ever charity acquisition by The Fall.
As you can see from the picture above it was the 1993 CD single of Why Are People Grudgeful? on the Australian Permanent Records label.
Had I not just read it I would never have known that it is based on two Jamaican recordings from 1968 - People Funny Boy by the great Lee Perry and an answer song People Grudgeful by Joe Gibbs recording as Sir Gibbs.
Given that 10 CDs (including 3 Jack Johnson CDs which Mrs CC had but insisted on buying again) were purchased for 3 pounds it works out as 30p for the 4 tracks!
Here is the title track and their take on Sister Sledge's Lost in Music.

The Fall - Why Are People Grudgeful?

The Fall - Lost in Music

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Double Initials KK


Apologies if I have put you off your breakfast.
This was the first song which was suggested by George (he is a massive fan) but rest assured it is not going to feature.
The two I had initially in mind were the second and third artists mentioned by Lynchie and Walter respectively.
Ernie  then mentioned Kieran Kane and the name struck a bell. I found a track by him on a pretty poor compilation HMV's Alternative Country Collection.
That was going to be all for this week until I was "persuaded" by Ramone666 to feature Kevin Kinney with MacDougal Blues.
Less to choose from than JJ but we got there.
LL next. I have three in mind which I  also suspect many of you will come up with (or at least two of them). Over to you.

Kris Kristofferson - To Beat The Devil

King Kurt - Destination Zululand

Kieran Kane - Cool Me Down

Kevin Kinney - MacDougal Blues


Wednesday, 20 March 2019

State of the Union - Texas


George writes:
How often is it that the best song an album is the final one? Today, the outstanding track you can play is The Day Texas Sank To The Bottom Of The Sea, from the album Micah P Hinson and The Gospel Of Progress. A long, slow heartfelt belter of a song, and again (you’re welcome!) the best song you will hear today.



On a more upbeat note, Merle Haggard bought the largest round of drinks, ever, in 1983, in Fort Worth. It was for 5 095 people.


In a search for interesting things, I discovered that in El Paso (the city) it is illegal to urinate on the streets. I spent some time wondering why this is deemed noteworthy in “strange laws of Texas”, and I just can not work it out. The implication, if this is indeed a strange law, is that it is legal to urinate of the streets of many places in the USA.


Music. There are just not enough German bands making Americana music with a bit of yodelling thrown in. But not here, not today, just go and buy Son Of Kraut.



Centerville, Texas, is not only home to the black-eyed pea festival (or feij√£o frade to us) but is also home to Samuel John Hopkins. Lightnin’ Hopkins has a song called Abilene, which is not to be confused with that dire country song of the same name


That’s Texas. Only 10% desert. And that disgusting soft drink Dr Pepper originated in Texas.


Note to CC: Just because it is Texas this week in no way allows you to post a track by weegie band Texas!

CC writes : Fair enough



We are away for a few days  (not to Texas) so there will be a reduced servcie until early next week



Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Dick and Andre RIP


Sad news that over the weekend  two great octogenarian artists passed away.
Dick Dale - The King of the Surf Guitar  - was 81.His incendiary style was before it's time and a huge influence on many who followed.
He latterly achieved some well deserved fame when his song Miserlou featured in Pulp Fiction.


Andre Williams would have been a contemporary of Dale in the early 60's when he recorded songs such as Jail Bait and Shake a Tail Feather.
He succumbed to drug addiction and homelessness but began to record with Bloodshot Records in Chicago where he was living  in the late 1990's.
He died aged 82.

Rest easy guys.

Dick Dale & his Deltones - Miserlou

Dick Dale - Night Rider

Andre Williams & Sally Timms - Glue

Monday, 18 March 2019

Dead Letter Office




An executive decision was taken at the last Board meeting at CCM HQ
The motion which was carried  unanimously read " in future the only R.E.M. albums purchased will be those on the I.R.S. label"
This motion has now been put into practice with the purchase of Dead Letter Office a collection of rarities and B-sides released in 1987.
The first song selected today Burning Hell is the b-side of Can't Get There From Here from the Fables of the Reconstruction album released in 1985.
Toys in the Attic is the first Aerosmith song to appear on these pages. Rest assured Aerosmith will never appear here. This was a  b-side on the 12" single of Fall on Me from 1986's Lifes Rich Pageant .

I've a few to go. I had most, if not all, of them on tape back in the day. Looking forward to filling in the blanks.

R.E.M. - Burning Hell

R.E.M. - Toys in the Attic

Sunday, 17 March 2019

A Happy Country Song


They said it couldn't be done but I beg to differ.
Yes. I've managed to find a happy country song!
From Come Fly With Us a compilation album from the great German Glitterhouse label (21 bands,74 minutes of music) here are the aptly named  Sunshine Club with Happy Song.

To show that this is somewhat of a one-off the other song by the English artist Michael Weston-King , formerly of the band The Good Sons, reverts to type with a song about death.

Normal service now resumed.

Sunshine Club - Happy Song

Michael Weston -King - Lay Me Down

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Double Initials - JJ


A lot of fantastic suggestions this week. So much so that I am thinking of revisiting this at some stage during the week.There were easily about 20 that I could have chosen. 

There seems to be a lot of love out there for Australian singer songwriter Julia Jacklin with George getting in first swiftly followed by the Swede and Ernie Goggins.
I can see why after hearing a couple of songs from her new album Crushing. Meanwhile here is the title track from her debut album.

Ramone666 has clearly got the hang of  this series as he sent me four great songs to choose from. He advises that the pick of the bunch is Johnny Jenkins and who am I to argue.

Rigid Digit  came up with the final offering for today.
It gives me another chance to tell the story of when I worked on a kibbutz where there was an American volunteer called Jordan who happened to be a Mormon. I'm sure you can work out the rest.

It is KK next. Two very quickly sprung to mind and thereafter I got stuck.
Over to you



Friday, 15 March 2019

Introducing The Style Council



I thought I would feature a couple of songs from The Singular Adventures of the Style Council today. So I had a quick check to see what songs of theirs I had previously posted.. None was the answer, to my surprise, as they have never featured here before.
Dee C. Lee has featured with one of the song's being her take on The Paris Match.
I can't find any mentions of Paul Weller as a solo artist although I'm fairly sure that I've featured Stanley Road.
Hell,  even the Jam have only ever appeared twice and even then only very briefy..


There was a bit of a mixed reception when Weller reappeared with The Style Council given the fairly radical change of direction. Some embraced it, others were not happy at all.
I was reasonably indifferent either way.
I liked them well enough to pick up Home and Abroad and subsequently the Singular Adventures.
Can't say that I listen to them much these days though.


These two are on both records:

The Style Council -Walls Come Tumbling Down

The Style Council - Shout to the Top!

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Trying to Get My Mojo Working



Apart from the Saturday Double Initials post  and George's Weekly State of the Union address I have been struggling a bit recently to get my mojo working.
The few recent purchases briefly gave me a new lease of life but that seam has now just about been exhausted.
Fortunately I was playing a Mojo compilation called Southern Soul  in the car this week and it features two songs which have the word Mojo in the title.
So they will have to do until something else comes along.

Ike & Tina Turner - Mojo Queen

Don Varner - Mojo Mamma

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

State of the Union - Alabama


George writes:

After North Dakota I had to choose a state that would furnish some relevant, and decent, songs a lot more easily. So it’s Alabama.. The Louvin Brothers track Alabama was almost included, and the Mountain Goats, mentioned last week, had three contenders. I chose this one




...then researched what noctifer meant……..nothing rude, it is “evening star”


I suppose for some people Alabama is associated with some, to say the least, controversial people and events. But there is one thing I was very pleased to discover, that wrestling with a bear is a felony offence, and if the USA cop shows I watch are something to go by, you do NOT want to go the federal prison.



I was also interested to discover that it can be a bit hazardous going  to sleep on your couch in Alabama, specifically, Oak Grove, certainly if Ann Hodges’ experience is anything to go by - she was hit by a meteorite whilst doing so.  I bet there was no more couch-napping for Ms Hodges after that episode (she survived, for 18 more years).

Time for a song, and not the usual country or americana offering, but something by Leadbelly, backed by the Golden Gate Quartet:


In my research I came across, and bought, an album I was sure could supply a track, it was called Funeral Songs For George Wallace, by an act called Heavy Water. No suitable song was available.

There’ll be a good reason for the fact that it is illegal in Alabama, and punishable by death, to put table salt on a railway track……don’t know what is though……….and in Alabama it is illegal to sell sex toys, which will get a heftier fine (thousands of dollars) than selling a gun to a child ($500)……..


………..but I don’t think I’ll find anything better than this , though. In Alabama it is illegal to wear a fake moustache that can cause laughter in a church. I did not make that up. Anyone off to Alabama this summer? Go on, pack a fake ‘tache…..go on…...


That’s ten down (Alyson, if you’re still here), forty to go…..

CC writes
When I hear Alabama I think
Drive-By Truckers - The Boys From Alabama

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls


After last weekend's wee break I took a sneaky Monday off work as I have days to use up by the end of the month.
I popped into a local Oxfam shop for a browse. At the very back off the vinyl section, where most of the records were around a tenner, there was Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls for a pretty reasonable three pounds.
The sleeve is a bit gubbed but the record is in pretty good condition.
From 1990 it is the only album by the band  featuring Penetration's Pauline Murray and John Cooper Clarke's backing band The Invisible Girls 
Those featuring on the album include a number of the great Manchester artists of the time  such as Martin Hannett, Vini Reilly, Dave Rowbothan, John Maher and Bernard Sumner.

Another find.


Monday, 11 March 2019

Monuments


Back to Fort William for the final album from the holiday haul and it is another find.
Monuments is a 2003 album by Kate Campbell.
The name rang a vague bell leading me to suspect she was an Americana artist and the fact that it was on the Evangelene label convinced me to part with my 49p.
It is indeed Americana and well worth a listen.
I've subsequently discovered that she has released over 20 albums from 1994 to date and that I actually already have a couple of her songs on Americana compilations

She is another like Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews and Kacey Musgraves who straddle that line between mainstream and alternative country.

Kate Campbell - Yellow Guitar

Kate Campbell -Petrified House

Sunday, 10 March 2019

My Name is Mable


Our hotel at Balmacara was just a mile or so from the Skye bridge so it seemed silly not to pop across for an hour or so.
It proved to be a fruitful diversion as we popped into the Blythswood Care charity shop in Broadford.
Mrs CC came away with a china tea set and I left with Mable John - My Name is Mable - The Complete Collection.
19 Hi -Fidelity Soul classics on the Tamla Motown label.
Starting off as a blues singer before moving into R&B Mable was the first female artist signed to the label by Berry Gordy
She was on the Tamla label  from 1960 to 1962 when her contract was dis-continued as Berry began to  cull  Blues artists from the label.
She subsequently signed to Stax where she released her only album Stay Out of the Kitchen in 1966.

She subsequently became a Doctor of Divinity and founded a charity for the homeless in Los Angeles.
I'm happy to report that she is still going strong at the age of 88.

I'm putting this one down as a find.

Mable John - You made a Fool out of Me

Mable John - Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Mable John - My Name is Mable

Saturday, 9 March 2019

Double Initials - II

The first really tricky one this week and easily the hardest until we get to QQ.

 C very kindly shared Indians In Moscow  with the splendid  Jack Pelter and his Sex Change Chicken in last Saturday's comments. Most weeks it may not have counted but hey it's going in.

Most of you got the one I had come up with namely It's Immaterial. As it is a lean week I'm giving you two of their songs.

I had it in my head that Iggy Pop was previously in a band called Iggy and the Iguanas.Sadly the band were actually just called The Iguanas.
Your getting some of them as well given I am struggling this week and also because it is pretty good.





From a famine to a feast .We are spoilt for choice next week when it comes to JJ. I've got several in mind. I'm sure you have too.

It's Immaterial - Driving Away From Home (Jim's Tune)

It's Immaterial - Trains, Boats, Planes

Friday, 8 March 2019

West Kirby County Primary


Now this is much more like it and not really what you would normally expect to find in a Fort William charity shop.
I was a bit surprised to learn that 2015's West Kirby County Primary was actually the 3rd solo album by Bill Ryder-Jones following his departure from The Coral in 2008.
I had never heard any of his solo stuff but I vaguely recognised the somewhat distinctive cover and remembered that it was critically well received upon it's release.Other that the Irish Times which gives it 3/5 all other reviews I can find give it 4/5 or 4.5/5

Wiki says it is influenced by Gorky's Zygostic Mynci, Super Furry Animals, the Strokes and Pavement.
I'm thinking more along the lines of the Arctic Monkeys and in particular Pulp with BR-J very much in the role of a Scouse Jarvis.

I'm liking this

Apologies Rol if I've pinched one of your United Kingdom of Songs selections

Bill Ryder-Jones - Two to Birkenhead

Bill Ryder-Jones - Seabirds


Thursday, 7 March 2019

Storyville



The cover alone should have been enough for me to realise that I was making a big mistake.
In my defence it was 49p and I was on holiday and conscious that I needed some new material for the blog.
Storyville is Robbie Robertson's second solo album from 1991.I can only describe the music as countrified jazz funk (but not in a good way).Some of the songs start off promisingly but they quickly end up all over the place.
Wiki advises that it focusses on the jazz capital that is New Orleans and on that part of the South in particular.
I have his self titled 1987 debut solo album which I have featured here before and it is not bad.
Sadly there is nothing of the caliber of Broken Arrow or, in particular, Somewhere Down the Crazy River, to rescue Storyville.


It's been a bit of a struggle but here is a song for your listening "pleasure". I can't bring mysef to post two.
It's going back.
I'm off to listen to The Band

Robbie Robertson - Night Parade

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

State of the Union -North Dakota


George writes
Today, for number 9 in the series, it’s the home of the world’s largest french fry feed . This is held in the city of Grand Forks, which is in………..North Dakota. North Dakota also saw the world’s largest hamburger made and eaten. It weighed 3591 pounds and was shared by more than 8,000 people, that sounds terribly unhygienic. North Dakota  also saw the largest pancake feed (more than 34,000). That was in Fargo. No scenes of the Coen Brothers film Fargo were made in Fargo. And the film was based on events that happened in Minnesota. And the tv show Fargo is made in Canada.



In my long long search for some music I got terribly excited to have found a song with Grand Forks in the title, and it was also very good. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that East Grand Forks is not, as I was hoping, a reference to the east part of the city but is in fact about a city called East Grand Forks. I bought the album anyway.


So here’s a song called North Dakota. The artiste is Sarah Everett who of course is not from the state. An acoustic track, it reminds of the Mountain Goats.




Speaking of Fargo, as I was,  it is illegal to go dancing there with a hat on, and it is illegal to wear a hat at a party where other people are dancing. Men Without Hats, the 1980s band, are from Canada and are not thought to be named in honour of those laws. North Dakota is the least-visited state in the USA, which must come as no surprise given it’s anti-hat stance.


I managed to  find a song called Fargo. Several, actually, and the vast majority were absolute nonsense. And the rest were worse! Except  one, by a band called Young Milly, who hail from New Zealand. And it’s not great.

But thanks to a man who grew up in the wonderfully named Slaughters, Kentucky, here’s a song that mentions the cold and snows of North Dakota. A slightly gothic americana track, it’s well worth a listen:


That’s North Dakota, the state with more cows than people (2:1).

More next week. I wonder which state it will be?

CC writes
I've seen Chris Knight but do not have any music by him
I've music by Lyle Lovett but not this


Tuesday, 5 March 2019

All is Dream


Charity Chic is back!
Our short trip up North saw me returning with no less than five charity shop purchases more than doubling this years haul to date.
The first acquisition was from Fort William and doubles the amount of Mercury Rev albums on the shelves.
From 2001 All Is Dream is the follow up to 1998's Deserter's Songs.
As I mentioned when I posted the latter is is a CD that I've actually had in my hand on a couple of occasions without ever taking the plunge.This time round I went for it.
The verdict ? Like Deserter's Songs three or four pretty good songs with the rest pretty meh. You could get one truly great album by combining the best from both.
I'm glad  I got it  though and my curiosity is now sated. I suspect that my Mercury Rev collection is now complete

Mercury Rev - The Dark is Rising

Mercury Rev - Nite and Fog

Monday, 4 March 2019

Had a Burning


Our dear friend the Swede has obviously taking pity on me following my recent charity shop lean pickings.

He has very kindly sent me not one, but Two, NoahJohn albums namely 2001's Had a Burning and 2003's Water Hymns both on the Loose label. This has tripled the number of albums by them on the Americana shelves given that I already had 1999's Tadpoles on the Speakeasy label.
This appears to be about the extent of their catalogue although they did record an album called Country Protest Anew with Eugene Chadbourne in 2003.

So far I've only managed to give Had a Burning a listen and it is pretty solid Americana .Looking forward to giving Water Hymns a spin.
As I said to the Swede I am reasonably sure that I've seen them live but I wouldn't like to swear to it.

Thanks again Sir.

NoahJohn - Had a Burning

NoahJohn - Drunkle


Sunday, 3 March 2019

Adequate Mood Music


The Charity shop drought  still continues but there was a small dribble last week when I came away with Poetic Champions Compose  from 1987 and the 17th studio album from Sir Ivan the Grumpy Irishman .

It was originally intended as an album of jazz instrumentals but thankfully he saw sense and changed his mind. Having said that the instrumentals are alright for Jazz - sort of atmospheric celtic jazz as opposed to the usual noodely nonsense.

It was reasonably well received and was voted the 21st album of 1987 by the Village Voice. Not sure that I would go that far but it is  perfectly pleasant though and ideal Sunday morning listening. Or as Wiki states adequate mood music which could maybe be seen as damning with faint praise.

Someone Like You

Give Me My Rapture

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Double Initials HH

If this was a blog about Scottish Football today we could have featured Harry Hood, Henry Hall and Harry Haddock, But sadly it isn't
Both Rol and Lynchie had pointed out that there was a Henry Hall who was a big band leader who could have featured
Did he have a fantastic sweep over though?




To matters more mundane.
I had originally dug out some tunes from the hard drive, But when Marie and then Ernie mentioned Hawkshaw Hawkins I remembered I had a track by him on a Country compilation called Road of Broken Hearts and it's a cracker.

Rol than pitched in again by somewhat incredulously stating that there was a band called Ha Ha Tonka. There is indeed Rol. Their album the brilliantly named Buckle in the Bible Belt  on the Bloodshot label and bought for £2 in Glasgow's Missing Records  is on the shelves and so they are featuring today.

Back to Ernie and Marie. Ernie is doing " a Marie" by sending me a song to feature. By Higher Heights he confidently states that it the best Polish folk dub reggae record ever made. Time to put that to the test.
If eclecticism is your thing pop over to his place. You will be in for a treat.

Next week it begins to get really tricky. I have one II lined up and possibly a second.
Over to you folks



Hawkshaw Hawkins - Lonesome 7-7203

Ha Ha Tonka - Caney Mountain

Higher Heights - Going to the Village (Krzesany Po Dwa)

Friday, 1 March 2019

Melancholy March




The March instalment from Julie London's Calendar Girl album.
That's quite an outfit for Spring cleaning!
Julie may be melancholy but I can't say that I am as we are off for a long weekend up North today.
Balmacara tonight and Ballachulish tomorrow.  I suspect that the charity shops of Fort William may well get a visit.
All I can find out about the song is that it was composed by Herman Saunders and Dory Langdon especially for the album.
Given that we started in November we will be half way through the year of tunes in April.

Julie London - Melancholy March