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Friday 18 October 2019

Peel Acres

On Saturday I visited the new Missing Records shop in Glasgow's Oswald St (which has replaced the one under the Hielanman's Umbrella) where I picked up a good few CDs including some second hand Americana stuff that you rarely find in charity shops.
One such purchase was The Other Side - Music from East Nashville  a compilation from 2006 on Red Beet Records  which benefitted the Martha O'Bryan Center in East Nashville which offers employment and education to local residents.

I recognised about a quarter to a third of the 31 artists who appear and that was good enough for me.

I am familiar with the two below who both pay tribute to the late John Peel.A brief poem from Jon Langford followed by a song from Paul Burch which tells of a visit to Peel Acres.

Any of you who are fortunate enough to meet our dear friend Dirk will be blown away by his story of the time he visited Peel Acres.
It is the stuff of legend.

Jon Lanford - Poem, John Peel

Paul Burch - John Peel

1 comment:

  1. Ah thanks, great post. Hadn't heard either of these before. Peel used to play The Mekons a lot. The Paul Burch track is a fantastic tribute. I remember (still have on tape) the Laura Cantrell session at Peel Acres he refers to. If memory serves, I can also recall the track of his that Peel played the week after the session - Living Up To The Man You See In Me - nice song too.