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Title: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Monkey on March 11, 2013, 05:23:24 PM
Always liked this section on the previous forum so let's kick it off again here.

Alfa 9 - Gone To Ground (2013) - Favourite current album.
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities (2013) - Looking for to seeing him at Le Beat Bespoke.
Comet Gain - Realistes (2008) - Especially love the garage drunk northern soul of "The Kids At The Club".
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Post by: Modculture on March 11, 2013, 05:28:56 PM
Agree on Alfa 9, played it to death a few weeks back.

Not listened to Comet Gain for an eternity!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Monkey on March 11, 2013, 05:34:01 PM
Not listened to Comet Gain for an eternity!

Got bits and pieces by them and am slowly filling in the gaps. Going to see them on Friday.
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Post by: Sharpen up on March 12, 2013, 12:23:27 PM
Jukebox jam blues and rhythm revue.

Reggie king looking for a dream.

The lovely eggs wildlife.
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Post by: Hatch_and_Hatch on March 12, 2013, 12:33:23 PM
MJQ - Concorde (Great version of Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise)
Miles Davis - It Never Entered My Mind (Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet)
Billy Mitchell Group - The Chokin' Kind
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Post by: charliebravo69 on March 12, 2013, 01:26:35 PM
Not really mod but I'm loving the Johnny Marr album lately
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Post by: hipshaker on March 12, 2013, 03:03:53 PM
Currently a load of old punk/new wave albums having dug my old Hifi turntable out after putting it away in the 80s.

Faves so far:
Eddie and the Hotrods - life on the line
Boomtown rats - tonic for the troops
TRB - power in the darkness
UK Subs - another kind of blues
Ramones - road to ruin


They take me back!
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Post by: neatneatneat on March 12, 2013, 04:04:46 PM
Last 2 madness albums, Norton Folgate & Qui, Qui, Ja,Ja.......

Very grown up.

 Also, anything by Billy Childish.
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Post by: floydie_hammer on March 12, 2013, 04:35:53 PM
No Quarter by Led Zeppelin. 30 minute live version. Not mod but a great way to make a train journey go faster
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Post by: Monkey on March 12, 2013, 04:43:42 PM
Also, anything by Billy Childish.

This little chat with Billy was in the Metro paper yesterday:
http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/11/billy-childish-ive-upset-kylie-and-jack-white-and-my-names-in-tracey-emins-tent-3532819/
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Post by: Gordon on March 12, 2013, 05:01:07 PM
My Bloody Valentine's new vinyl album 'm.b.v' and 7" singles by Les Bof!, The Shook-Ups, The Strypes, The Merrylees and The Urges.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: shortbloke on March 12, 2013, 10:38:31 PM
New Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities , new Johnny Marr, Jake Bugg, new Ocean Colour Scene + rediscovered the Bongolian and Blow up comps.
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Post by: tommc666 on March 12, 2013, 10:46:08 PM
some garage, soul and blues playlists in the car - not driving at the minute obviously! - from the Creation (Makin Time) to Erma Franklin ( Open up Your Soul) to Walter Horton (Good Moanin Blues). 
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Post by: PAUL D on March 12, 2013, 11:08:07 PM
Loads of Blue Note stuff.
Miles Davis - In a silent Way.
Rodriguez - Cold Fact.
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Col Wolfe on March 12, 2013, 11:56:56 PM
I don't buy much contemporary stuff but am currently very excited about the new Hezus 7" on SixTonArmor - beautifully packaged too

 see full package info here (http://www.45cat.com/record/norge002&rc=169196&ap=y#169196)

(http://images.45cat.com/hezus-journeys-end-in-lovers-meeting-six-ton-armor.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8499306235_140ebfe5d0.jpg)
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Post by: WayneK on March 13, 2013, 02:42:56 AM
Always listening to the Stones.  Have a few others in the mix at the minute:

The Above
Miles Kane
The Moons

The one surprise, Gotye.  Being that we share a heritage I gave it a spin.
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Post by: midwest65 on March 13, 2013, 02:44:43 AM
Loads of Blue Note stuff.
Miles Davis - In a silent Way.
Rodriguez - Cold Fact.
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed.

I just bought what is probably my fourth copy of Rodriguez's cold fact at a charity shop the other day, every other copy I've bought over the years I've ended up selling.
But this time around I'm digging it!

Also i've been listening to a lot of Nancy Sinatra, Sharon tandy, Dusty springfield.

Right as we speak I'm playing Ruth browns rb blues lp

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Post by: Richard Shimmy on March 13, 2013, 06:49:10 AM
The fantastic Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine.

Essential listening.

http://wfmu.org/playlists/SV

 8)
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Post by: Modculture on March 13, 2013, 07:54:24 AM
I don't buy much contemporary stuff but am currently very excited about the new Hezus 7" on SixTonArmor - beautifully packaged too

 see full package info here (http://www.45cat.com/record/norge002&rc=169196&ap=y#169196)

(http://images.45cat.com/hezus-journeys-end-in-lovers-meeting-six-ton-armor.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8499306235_140ebfe5d0.jpg)

Like that a lot.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Col Wolfe on March 13, 2013, 08:15:33 AM
I don't buy much contemporary stuff but am currently very excited about the new Hezus 7" on SixTonArmor - beautifully packaged too

 see full package info here (http://www.45cat.com/record/norge002&rc=169196&ap=y#169196)

(http://images.45cat.com/hezus-journeys-end-in-lovers-meeting-six-ton-armor.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8499306235_140ebfe5d0.jpg)

Like that a lot.

Bside really good too but I can't find a clip of that online.  It's a manic breakbeat infused pounding instrumental.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Jonny on March 13, 2013, 08:17:49 AM
Gave Bowie's latest album a go last night and would genuinely say its near perfect.
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Post by: PAUL D on March 13, 2013, 10:21:53 AM
Loads of Blue Note stuff.
Miles Davis - In a silent Way.
Rodriguez - Cold Fact.
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed.

I just bought what is probably my fourth copy of Rodriguez's cold fact at a charity shop the other day, every other copy I've bought over the years I've ended up selling.
But this time around I'm digging it!

Also i've been listening to a lot of Nancy Sinatra, Sharon tandy, Dusty springfield.

Right as we speak I'm playing Ruth browns rb blues lp

Too my shame, only discovered him a few weeks ago!! How did i or the world not know him!!
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Post by: krobe62 on March 13, 2013, 12:22:25 PM
Currently playing :
Jon Amor - Villa Del Vibro
Hannah Williams and the Tastemakers - A Hill Of Feathers
V/A - The Story Of Blue Beat 1962 Vol 1
 .... and a beaten up old copy of That Driving Beat (Doin The Mod) cd which I found caseless, no art and scratched to buggery, at a table top sale recently. Remarkably it plays perfect!! ... 10p well spent!
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Post by: DenisW on March 13, 2013, 12:59:12 PM
Latest remix albums by Smoove and Lack of afro.
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Post by: SuaveCollective on March 13, 2013, 01:22:01 PM
Recent spins have been:

Jake Bugg - very enjoyable in an Oasis meets Dylan kind of way (lazy reviewing at it's best... I know!)

Dexy's - One Day I'm going to Soar - great mix of soul basslines, everbodies favourite key-board side-kick and bonkers vocal arrangements.. whats not to like...

... and an old favourite of mine Springtime for the World by the Blow Monkeys... which still sounds great especially the title track, the balearic La Passionara and the arabic sounding Be Not Afraid

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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 13, 2013, 02:12:39 PM
Some quality soul from this lot: http://rubyvelleandthesoulphonics.com/

The new Johnny Marr; musically great, lyically and vocally so-so. In my opinion

Clarence Carter comp

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Post by: Woody 64 on March 13, 2013, 03:13:38 PM
Listening to an Impressions comp in the car earlier...Curtis was the man!

Also had on Trojan Mod Reggae and the Holy Bible by the Manics.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: forever_united on March 13, 2013, 03:57:49 PM
Always liked this section on the previous forum so let's kick it off again here.

Alfa 9 - Gone To Ground (2013) - Favourite current album.
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities (2013) - Looking for to seeing him at Le Beat Bespoke.

Wow, thank you so much for these two, love it!

A bit in the same vein as this band that I'm currently grooving to.

Temples - Shelter Song (Nov, 2012, debut album later in 2013)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs4i41cOv0s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs4i41cOv0s)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Soulstar on March 13, 2013, 06:11:19 PM

Re-visiting the old James Hunter albums until the new one arrives.

Michael Kiwanuka- Home Again.

Also re-visiting 100 - 500% Dynamite series.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on March 13, 2013, 07:44:50 PM
Tame Impala - Lonerism (some of it reminds me of Lennon's Number 9 Dream, which is no bad thing)
Psychedelic Jazz compilation on the jazzclub label, nice! 
and at the moment I am smitten by I Am Kloots' Some Better Day
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Post by: hipshaker on March 13, 2013, 08:03:02 PM
Some quality soul from this lot: http://rubyvelleandthesoulphonics.com/


i'm liking that .... i'd never heard of them.
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on March 13, 2013, 08:09:33 PM
A mixed bag.....
         Soundcarriers  Boiling Point/This is Normal  (Great Pop Supplement)  7"
         Roy Budd meets MB  Get Carter (heavy drum mix)/Spiritual Interlude  7"
         Stereoscope Jerk Explosion  Tigerella/Mooger Tea  (Cosmic Groove)  7"
         Stereoscope Jerk Explosion  Oh Flute Alors!/Cat Mandoo  (Cosmic Groove)  7"
         .... and the Acid Jazz box set

        Loving that Hezus track, reminds me a little of Noonday Underground
         
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Post by: beatroute66 on March 13, 2013, 09:05:35 PM
By The Sea's record is excellent. Really good. That, Broadcast's "Berberian Sound Studio", Unknown Mortal Orchestra's "II" and a bit of Mott The Hoople have been entertaining me this week.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: MWC on March 13, 2013, 09:49:51 PM

The new Johnny Marr; musically great, lyically and vocally so-so. In my opinion


Agree fully with this. Could of been a brilliant album but just good for me. He was great live though last week.
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Post by: Gaz_Swad on March 13, 2013, 09:53:27 PM
Currently spinning
The Moons, def my fave at the minute,
 The Strypes,seeing them Friday!
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Post by: Jack.92 on March 13, 2013, 11:14:53 PM
Really enjoying New Street Adventure for a while now, should have an album out later this year with Acid Jazz. Also, new Stone Foundation and Karla Milton Collective have caught my ear on youtube.
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Post by: Hatch_and_Hatch on March 13, 2013, 11:24:55 PM
Rhythmic late-60s-like jazz!!!

http://vimeo.com/31077556#
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 14, 2013, 09:37:49 AM
Some quality soul from this lot: http://rubyvelleandthesoulphonics.com/


i'm liking that .... i'd never heard of them.

Me neither, recommended by a friend on Twitter. Ruby has a great set of pipes, and a really tight band behind her
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 14, 2013, 09:42:31 AM

The new Johnny Marr; musically great, lyically and vocally so-so. In my opinion


Agree fully with this. Could of been a brilliant album but just good for me. He was great live though last week.

I can see why he wanted to put an album out in his own name, but I reckon he needs a song-writing foil, and a vocalist. That's good to hear, off to see him in Belfast in a couple of weeks time; if he plays How Soon is Now, I'll go home happy!!  ;D

Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: MWC on March 14, 2013, 09:46:17 AM
He played How soon is now and ended on there is a light that never goes out.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 14, 2013, 10:00:28 AM
He played How soon is now and ended on there is a light that never goes out.

Two classics, that'll do for me!!  ;D
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Post by: detroitmike on March 14, 2013, 11:39:13 AM
Donald Byrd -Black Byrd LP

Rodriguez - Coming from Reality

Palma Violets ( It's "spotty" so far, hoping it grows on me)

Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: David Taylor on March 14, 2013, 03:03:43 PM
'Pass the Hatchet' by Eddie Bo
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Post by: charliebravo69 on March 14, 2013, 04:14:11 PM
New single by Winsford postpunkindiepsych band Deadbeat Echoes. Been on rotation constantly
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Post by: GModMartin on March 14, 2013, 05:39:25 PM
Small faces. Shaking my uni halls to pieces, on a more recent note Peace and Palma Violets are fantastic.
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Post by: charliebravo69 on March 14, 2013, 06:02:09 PM
Some quality soul from this lot: http://rubyvelleandthesoulphonics.com/


i'm liking that .... i'd never heard of them.

f**king good call - liking them a lot!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: newspapersmiles on March 14, 2013, 06:26:10 PM
Always listening to:
Small Faces, The Jam, the Who.

Currently:
- The Messenger by Johnny Marr. The guitars are delicious, though the album could've been more coherent.
- Spark to Start/Sirens single by The Spitfires. Reminds me a bit of early Jam.
- Jake Bugg, although I expected a bit more of his album. The singles I like quite a lot.
- Miles Kane, waiting eagerly for the new album, it better be good!

You might want to give the Spitfires a go.
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Post by: ojperry on March 14, 2013, 07:00:04 PM
Tame Impala - Lonerism (some of it reminds me of Lennon's Number 9 Dream, which is no bad thing)
Psychedelic Jazz compilation on the jazzclub label, nice! 
and at the moment I am smitten by I Am Kloots' Some Better Day
I'm with you on Tame Impala Ady - I've played it to death... Been listening to Little Willie John's Early Sessions on Ace today - Much underrated.
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Post by: Rainey65 on March 14, 2013, 08:37:56 PM
Forgotten Realms- Mr Day
The Moons
OCS
Broken Vinyl Club

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Post by: Jonny on March 14, 2013, 09:21:57 PM
Donald Byrd -Black Byrd LP

Rodriguez - Coming from Reality

Palma Violets ( It's "spotty" so far, hoping it grows on me)

Agreed on Parma Violets, tried so hard to like them from the hype, but they just don't click with me.
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Post by: Gaz_Swad on March 14, 2013, 09:57:42 PM
Always listening to:
Small Faces, The Jam, the Who.

Currently:
- The Messenger by Johnny Marr. The guitars are delicious, though the album could've been more coherent.
- Spark to Start/Sirens single by The Spitfires. Reminds me a bit of early Jam.
- Jake Bugg, although I expected a bit more of his album. The singles I like quite a lot.
- Miles Kane, waiting eagerly for the new album, it better be good!

You might want to give the Spitfires a go.

Some great shouts there mate!
Yes,do like The Spitfires sound and their look,too..
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 14, 2013, 11:29:09 PM
Some quality soul from this lot: http://rubyvelleandthesoulphonics.com/


i'm liking that .... i'd never heard of them.

f**king good call - liking them a lot!

my pleasure, mate, spread the word!!  8)
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Post by: MWC on March 15, 2013, 06:46:53 AM
Can't stop listening to the shook ups at the moment. Anybody else digging them?
Managed to get them on for my night next month as well!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Woody 64 on March 15, 2013, 12:20:50 PM
In the car today,

Superfly Soul

Soul/Funk comp,which includes the superb

Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm - Thinking Black .....outstanding track!

Also,the Lemonheads -It's a shame about Ray.

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Post by: little mester on March 15, 2013, 02:01:31 PM
Going to see Johnny Marr nxt week so listening to his as well as some smiths classics, also goin to see whats left of the who later in the year so quadro cd is doin the rounds, trojan ska is played a lot in my room a lately & last night i was learning some joy division bass lines ,quite a mix up really.
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Post by: Gordon on March 15, 2013, 02:31:41 PM
Can't stop listening to the shook ups at the moment. Anybody else digging them?
Managed to get them on for my night next month as well!

Is that the north west garage band The Shook-Ups? I know the drummer Carl. He also plays drums with Doktor Combover and d.j.s at The Go-Go Cage at The Cabin Club in Liverpool. The Shook-Ups along with MFC Chicken are playing there on Saturday 6th April.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Gordon on March 15, 2013, 02:49:14 PM
Bowie's new album. And the three extra track's are great.
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Post by: charliebravo69 on March 15, 2013, 02:52:30 PM
listening to sound clips of the new JTQ album on the kudos records web site and very much liking what I am hearing

tune in here http://www.kudosrecords.co.uk/release/RS4334/The_James_Taylor_Quartet_Closer_to_the_Moon.html
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Post by: MWC on March 15, 2013, 03:01:42 PM
Can't stop listening to the shook ups at the moment. Anybody else digging them?
Managed to get them on for my night next month as well!

Is that the north west garage band The Shook-Ups? I know the drummer Carl. He also plays drums with Doktor Combover and d.j.s at The Go-Go Cage at The Cabin Club in Liverpool. The Shook-Ups along with MFC Chicken are playing there on Saturday 6th April.

Yeah that's them! They're playing in Preston on April 26th at the Mad Ferret. It's not been announced yet though so keep it quiet  ;)
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Post by: ojperry on March 15, 2013, 04:51:02 PM
Hipshakers Vol 3 "Just a Little Bit of the Jumpin' Bean" - Best in the series so far, in my opinion... I've only come across a small handful of the tracks previously. Outstanding.

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Post by: newspapersmiles on March 15, 2013, 05:25:26 PM
Always listening to:
Small Faces, The Jam, the Who.

Currently:
- The Messenger by Johnny Marr. The guitars are delicious, though the album could've been more coherent.
- Spark to Start/Sirens single by The Spitfires. Reminds me a bit of early Jam.
- Jake Bugg, although I expected a bit more of his album. The singles I like quite a lot.
- Miles Kane, waiting eagerly for the new album, it better be good!

You might want to give the Spitfires a go.

Some great shouts there mate!
Yes,do like The Spitfires sound and their look,too..

Hah, ta! :)

I wish that these new generation mod bands get the recognition they deserve, they're not bad at all! I also dig The Strypes' sound, they have that something! They're in the process of making an actual album, I hope?

I find The Spitfires exciting, I wish they would release something while their iron is still hot!
There's not much information of them about, but they do have a website.
http://www.thespitfires.org/#/about/4569580215 (http://www.thespitfires.org/#/about/4569580215)
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Post by: charliebravo69 on March 15, 2013, 05:28:41 PM
Being managed by a guy I know called Stuart Deabill, they're currently looking for gigs nationwide if any promoters are reading.

Stuart is the co-author of the Thick As Thieves book on Jam fan recollections, not a mod, more of a casual but don't hold that against him. Check out their page on Facebark https://www.facebook.com/TheSpitfiresUk?ref=ts&fref=ts
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Post by: Gordon on March 15, 2013, 11:12:51 PM
Can't stop listening to the shook ups at the moment. Anybody else digging them?
Managed to get them on for my night next month as well!

Is that the north west garage band The Shook-Ups? I know the drummer Carl. He also plays drums with Doktor Combover and d.j.s at The Go-Go Cage at The Cabin Club in Liverpool. The Shook-Ups along with MFC Chicken are playing there on Saturday 6th April.

Yeah that's them! They're playing in Preston on April 26th at the Mad Ferret. It's not been announced yet though so keep it quiet  ;)

But you've just told everyone LOL.  ;D
Enjoy the gig.
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Post by: Gordon on March 15, 2013, 11:14:34 PM
Being managed by a guy I know called Stuart Deabill, they're currently looking for gigs nationwide if any promoters are reading.

Stuart is the co-author of the Thick As Thieves book on Jam fan recollections, not a mod, more of a casual but don't hold that against him. Check out their page on Facebark https://www.facebook.com/TheSpitfiresUk?ref=ts&fref=ts

Thick As Thieves is a great book.
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Post by: newspapersmiles on March 16, 2013, 11:37:29 AM
Being managed by a guy I know called Stuart Deabill, they're currently looking for gigs nationwide if any promoters are reading.

Stuart is the co-author of the Thick As Thieves book on Jam fan recollections, not a mod, more of a casual but don't hold that against him. Check out their page on Facebark https://www.facebook.com/TheSpitfiresUk?ref=ts&fref=ts

Thick As Thieves is a great book.

I agree, I was surprised to find it from my local library but very chuffed I did! I reckon the library won't be getting it back for a while...

I recall watching this promo/documentary video I found from youtube made for the Thick As Thieves book, and there was this lad called Billy Sullivan in it and I thought that this lad must be in the Spitfires. I'm not mistaken, am I?

Here's the video I'm talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcKYfrjGpKs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcKYfrjGpKs)
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Post by: Soulstar on March 16, 2013, 01:30:10 PM
Million Sellers vol 1  - Fats Domino
On Sunset Lake - Kontiki Suite (on Monkey's recommendation - still enjoying this).
Texas Funk - Jazzman compilation
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Post by: charliebravo69 on March 16, 2013, 05:27:42 PM


I recall watching this promo/documentary video I found from youtube made for the Thick As Thieves book, and there was this lad called Billy Sullivan in it and I thought that this lad must be in the Spitfires. I'm not mistaken, am I?

Here's the video I'm talking about. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcKYfrjGpKs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcKYfrjGpKs)

Billy Sullivan is indeed the singer/guitarist from The Spitfires
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: detroitmike on March 16, 2013, 10:47:39 PM
Bowie's new album. And the three extra track's are great.

I have not heard the bonus tracks, but the record is really good.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: detroitmike on March 16, 2013, 10:51:59 PM
Loads of Blue Note stuff.
Miles Davis - In a silent Way.
Rodriguez - Cold Fact.
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed.

I just bought what is probably my fourth copy of Rodriguez's cold fact at a charity shop the other day, every other copy I've bought over the years I've ended up selling.
But this time around I'm digging it!

Also i've been listening to a lot of Nancy Sinatra, Sharon tandy, Dusty springfield.

Right as we speak I'm playing Ruth browns rb blues lp

Too my shame, only discovered him a few weeks ago!! How did i or the world not know him!!

Paul, how do you think I feel? he was right under our noses the whole time, and only a few cats new him!
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Post by: hipshaker on March 17, 2013, 01:23:19 PM
i'm still in nostalgic punk mode ..... currently listening to this ..... transported back to 1980:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/hipshaker05/E5664772-C02C-4599-A24C-70F45F14803D-329-00000042E80F565D.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/hipshaker05/70168A79-7183-44C3-9ABF-07575269D9F2-329-00000042F55AA465.jpg)
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Post by: Monkey on March 17, 2013, 04:27:41 PM
Texas Funk - Jazzman compilation

Was also playing that today. Coincidence.

Other stuff today includes: Curtis Mayfield - Back To The World, Lee Hazlewood - The LHI Years, The Tears - Here Come The Tears, Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic.
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Post by: Gordon on March 17, 2013, 05:02:05 PM
i'm still in nostalgic punk mode ..... currently listening to this ..... transported back to 1980:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/hipshaker05/E5664772-C02C-4599-A24C-70F45F14803D-329-00000042E80F565D.jpg)

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/hipshaker05/70168A79-7183-44C3-9ABF-07575269D9F2-329-00000042F55AA465.jpg)

Allways loved S.L.F.
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Post by: Gordon on March 17, 2013, 05:15:38 PM
The album by Melody's Echo Chamber that came out late last year. Love it and carn't wait to see them live in Liverpool.
Also 'Loveless' by My Bloody Valentine and 'Sonic Candy Soul' by The Electric Stars.
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Post by: PAUL D on March 18, 2013, 01:38:29 PM
Yesterday, Ronnie Lane - How Come.
Today for walk to work, Blondie - Parallel Lines
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Post by: Red Steve on March 18, 2013, 06:20:37 PM
The fantastic Downtown Soulville with Mr. Fine Wine.

Essential listening.

http://wfmu.org/playlists/SV

 8)

Thanks Richard. Great find.
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Post by: Jonny on March 18, 2013, 09:23:02 PM
Currently spinning Ray Charles - Baby Don't You Cry. Fantastically uplifting track.
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Post by: Dangranger92 on March 19, 2013, 09:11:44 PM
Not really mod but I'm loving the Johnny Marr album lately

yea good album! really diggin it
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Post by: dub on March 19, 2013, 09:19:02 PM
Dexys - One Day I'm Going to Soar
Spencer Wiggins - Feed The Flame
Acid Jazz Box Set
The Filthy Six - 1st Album
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Post by: ojperry on March 19, 2013, 09:48:13 PM
Fresh on Ace Records - Leon Thomas "The Creator-The Best Of The Flying Dutchman Masters".
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Post by: neatneatneat on March 20, 2013, 10:19:09 PM
Saw a film about Graham Parker & the Rumour on TV on saturday. Holy s**t he can sing!

Got my paws on a couple of albums from ebay already.
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on March 21, 2013, 08:38:40 AM
Rob Messer's Soulful porridge breakfast show on mixcloud
http://www.mixcloud.com/robert-messer/soulful-porridge-breakfast-show-13th-march-with-jim-hill-rob-messer/
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Post by: charliebravo69 on March 21, 2013, 05:20:57 PM
Johnny Harris - Movements.

Been after a copy for ages but never wanted to punt the £25 or so that it always seems to go for on amazon, picked up a copy for 99p on the bay.....nice!
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Post by: Lurker on March 23, 2013, 09:28:48 AM
Brian Mathews - Saturday morning show.
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Post by: Ady C on March 24, 2013, 11:56:07 AM
Finally got round to buying On Sunset Lake by Kontiki Suite and it is utterly gorgeous; been playing a track called Music Man over and over.  Just loving the arrangements and that slide guitar.  Must thank Monkey for putting me onto this (and pleased you like those Spanish language CDs that I sent you)
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Post by: hipshaker on March 24, 2013, 05:12:15 PM
on the turntable as i type:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/hipshaker05/13ff2a25-1d40-407a-96b7-4c2907df7694.jpg)
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Post by: Mikeboyce on March 24, 2013, 07:52:26 PM
Motowns This is northern soul vol 1.......and if you want a bit of optrex for the ears Barbara Lewis Hello Stranger
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Post by: norm on March 25, 2013, 10:01:06 AM
Gotta agree with Gordon - Melody's Echo Chamber is a top album. Also listening to Shocking Blue At Home, Star Wars and other space themes by Geoff Love and the Coogan's Bluff soundtrack. Finally a decent complete version of Pigeon-toed Orange Peel! ;D
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Post by: Monkey on March 25, 2013, 12:39:33 PM
Finally got round to buying On Sunset Lake by Kontiki Suite and it is utterly gorgeous; been playing a track called Music Man over and over.  Just loving the arrangements and that slide guitar.

Glad you liked it. The whole album is great but "Music Man" would melt even the coldest heart.

Yesterday I had a bit of a 80's day. A slightly worrying develeopment but there was some decent stuff hidden away: Felt, Mighty Mighty, Pale Fountains, The Creatures, McCarthy and Lloyd Cole & the Commotions.
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Post by: Woody 64 on March 25, 2013, 01:26:23 PM
on the turntable as i type:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/hipshaker05/13ff2a25-1d40-407a-96b7-4c2907df7694.jpg)

One of the first Punk albums i bought Dave...worth it for The Flamin Groovies Shake some action and The Dead boys Sonic Reducer.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 25, 2013, 03:40:34 PM
Finally got round to buying On Sunset Lake by Kontiki Suite and it is utterly gorgeous; been playing a track called Music Man over and over.  Just loving the arrangements and that slide guitar.  Must thank Monkey for putting me onto this (and pleased you like those Spanish language CDs that I sent you)

KS are hoping to issue On Sunset Lake on vinyl, Ady. I follow them on twitter; if there are any further developments, I'll post something on here. If Monkey doesn't beat me to it!!
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Post by: hipshaker on March 25, 2013, 07:43:11 PM
on the turntable as i type:

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b157/hipshaker05/13ff2a25-1d40-407a-96b7-4c2907df7694.jpg)

One of the first Punk albums i bought Dave...worth it for The Flamin Groovies Shake some action and The Dead boys Sonic Reducer.

yep, i love shake some action.
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Post by: Gordon on March 28, 2013, 12:37:02 AM
Finally got round to buying On Sunset Lake by Kontiki Suite and it is utterly gorgeous; been playing a track called Music Man over and over.  Just loving the arrangements and that slide guitar.

Glad you liked it. The whole album is great but "Music Man" would melt even the coldest heart.

Yesterday I had a bit of a 80's day. A slightly worrying develeopment but there was some decent stuff hidden away: Felt, Mighty Mighty, Pale Fountains, The Creatures, McCarthy and Lloyd Cole & the Commotions.

OOOOOOO....nice one for The Pale Fountains. Are you a fan of Shack as well by any chance?
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Post by: Gordon on March 28, 2013, 12:41:22 AM
Just been listening/watching the new video for the forthcoming second single by The Strypes "Blue Collar Jane" and it's brilliant. Saw them live in Liverpool the other week and they blew the roof off. 8)
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Post by: BB Sedgley on March 28, 2013, 09:18:03 AM
Finally got round to buying On Sunset Lake by Kontiki Suite and it is utterly gorgeous; been playing a track called Music Man over and over.  Just loving the arrangements and that slide guitar.

Glad you liked it. The whole album is great but "Music Man" would melt even the coldest heart.

Yesterday I had a bit of a 80's day. A slightly worrying develeopment but there was some decent stuff hidden away: Felt, Mighty Mighty, Pale Fountains, The Creatures, McCarthy and Lloyd Cole & the Commotions.

OOOOOOO....nice one for The Pale Fountains. Are you a fan of Shack as well by any chance?

im a massive fan of shack, actually got to see them twice as well
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 28, 2013, 03:58:58 PM
Not 'mod', but digging the new Nick Cave album. Not as immediate as say 'Dig Lazarus Dig', for example, but a fine record nonetheless
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Post by: Monkey on March 28, 2013, 05:05:47 PM
Although I've seen them mentioned hundreds of times I've never actually listened (knowingly) to anything by Shack. Where's a  good place to start?
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Post by: BB Sedgley on March 28, 2013, 06:53:37 PM
Although I've seen them mentioned hundreds of times I've never actually listened (knowingly) to anything by Shack. Where's a  good place to start?

Someone asked me this the other week and it's a tough one!

For me their 'best of' album doesn't really do what it says on the tin,

Id start with 'waterpistol'
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Post by: Modculture on March 28, 2013, 07:44:09 PM
Although I've seen them mentioned hundreds of times I've never actually listened (knowingly) to anything by Shack. Where's a  good place to start?

I like HMS Fable. I have a signed one somewhere, from the days when I booked them for an instore gig when I managed a record shop. Remember them being really nice blokes. Unlike some others we booked, but less said about them the better.
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on March 28, 2013, 07:50:06 PM
New Charles Bradley album...
                                                  http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/charles-bradley-mixes-heartbreak-hope-on-victim-of-love-album-premiere-20130328
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Post by: Gordon on March 29, 2013, 12:38:13 AM
Although I've seen them mentioned hundreds of times I've never actually listened (knowingly) to anything by Shack. Where's a  good place to start?

Someone asked me this the other week and it's a tough one!

For me their 'best of' album doesn't really do what it says on the tin,

Id start with 'waterpistol'

I'd also say 'Waterpistol' but the thing is with Shack is you carn't sum then up with just one album because they have never done the same album twice. I have and love all their albums.
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Post by: Gordon on March 29, 2013, 12:50:52 AM
Finally got round to buying On Sunset Lake by Kontiki Suite and it is utterly gorgeous; been playing a track called Music Man over and over.  Just loving the arrangements and that slide guitar.

Glad you liked it. The whole album is great but "Music Man" would melt even the coldest heart.

Yesterday I had a bit of a 80's day. A slightly worrying develeopment but there was some decent stuff hidden away: Felt, Mighty Mighty, Pale Fountains, The Creatures, McCarthy and Lloyd Cole & the Commotions.

OOOOOOO....nice one for The Pale Fountains. Are you a fan of Shack as well by any chance?

im a massive fan of shack, actually got to see them twice as well

Yep...seen them a few times myself.
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Post by: midwest65 on March 29, 2013, 10:47:48 AM
Jackie Wilson with count Basie. Manufacturers of soul. Lp ( killer cut of I was made to love her)
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Post by: Monkey on March 29, 2013, 04:17:39 PM
Listened to Shack's Waterpistol and HMS Fable. Pleasant enough in an unspectacular Dodgy kinda way. Definitely preferred the second one. Would've liked them more had I heard them at the time.   
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Post by: BB Sedgley on March 29, 2013, 07:44:25 PM
Although I've seen them mentioned hundreds of times I've never actually listened (knowingly) to anything by Shack. Where's a  good place to start?

Someone asked me this the other week and it's a tough one!

For me their 'best of' album doesn't really do what it says on the tin,

Id start with 'waterpistol'

I'd also say 'Waterpistol' but the thing is with Shack is you carn't sum then up with just one album because they have never done the same album twice. I have and love all their albums.

My thoughts exactly, their first album zilch was the last one i listened too,
Id heard bits of it before and never really bothered with it, now i can't get enough of it.
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Post by: charliebravo69 on March 29, 2013, 07:44:53 PM
Love a bit of the Furs every now and then, have done ever since I first heard (and bought) the Heaven 7"

(http://991.com/NewGallery/Psychedelic-Furs-Talk-Talk-Talk-278620.jpg)
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Post by: Bandito on March 30, 2013, 09:13:21 AM
The much maligned Ocean Colour Scene's latest album, 'Painting'. 

If you're a fan you'll probably like it, if you're not then it most likely won't change your mind.

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Post by: Muffinwheel on March 30, 2013, 08:33:15 PM
I've had the following on constant rotation for weeks:

James Brown - Soul On Top: great big band versions of some classic James Brown tunes
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding: it's taken me years to recognise the genius of Bob Dylan
Style Council - Confessions of A Pop Group: have loved it for years, especially the 'Piano Paintings' tracks on side one
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Post by: Bjoanmark on March 31, 2013, 08:17:38 PM
I just received a copy of Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction To Your Mind. Not listened to any of his stuff yet but was intrigued by the label which states its a 1970 Psychedelic Soul Classic, so fingers crossed.
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Post by: hipshaker on March 31, 2013, 08:34:04 PM
just dug out some acid jazz "totally wired" comps for a listen ....... i've got most of them tucked away somewhere.
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Post by: Monkey on April 01, 2013, 01:18:04 PM
I just received a copy of Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction To Your Mind. Not listened to any of his stuff yet but was intrigued by the label which states its a 1970 Psychedelic Soul Classic, so fingers crossed.

Great soul album but you'll be disappointed if searching for anything psychedelic in it.
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Post by: Bjoanmark on April 01, 2013, 07:28:03 PM
I just received a copy of Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction To Your Mind. Not listened to any of his stuff yet but was intrigued by the label which states its a 1970 Psychedelic Soul Classic, so fingers crossed.

Great soul album but you'll be disappointed if searching for anything psychedelic in it.


You're right it is a great soul album and just slightly disappointed, but still worth it.
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Post by: roel on April 01, 2013, 08:24:08 PM
nina simone- forbidden fruit
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Post by: Ady C on April 03, 2013, 03:22:04 PM
A Best of Mitch Ryder & The Detriot Wheels CD which is just fantastic
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Post by: monday on April 05, 2013, 03:50:55 AM
I am currently listening to:
                                                Arthur by the Kinks
                                                July by July
                                                Peculiar Hole in the Sky  Various Artists
I am also waiting for a copy of  Finders Keepers - Motown Girls 1961-67 & You've Got To Earn It by Fleur De Lys to be delivered .
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Post by: Monkey on April 05, 2013, 01:44:32 PM
Congratulations by MGMT. With the current vogue for "soft psych" this is worth digging out again. Excellent.
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Post by: Nicky B on April 05, 2013, 02:21:21 PM
Enjoying the Jan Jan LP by the Fabulous Counts being played.
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Post by: Antti on April 05, 2013, 10:12:04 PM
Luther Ingram Orchestra - Exus Trek
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Post by: Col Wolfe on April 07, 2013, 11:27:55 AM
White Fence 'Pink Gorilla'

one of the better sounds from the current wave of nu-psych

http://youtu.be/1YjfsFfnN9A (http://youtu.be/1YjfsFfnN9A)

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Post by: roel on April 07, 2013, 08:53:15 PM
Various Artists - Finders Keepers Motown Girls 1961-67
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Post by: detroitmike on April 08, 2013, 12:09:33 AM
Just found a copy today of :

James Brown, "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud" LP
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Post by: revsin on April 08, 2013, 10:46:26 AM
gave this a wee blast on the ipod on the tube this monring....A Group Called Smith - Smith.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkUJA6NEPYM

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Post by: RBsmallfaces on April 08, 2013, 05:56:05 PM
Keb Darge & Paul Weller - Lost and Found: Real RnB and Soul
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Post by: detroitmike on April 08, 2013, 07:08:01 PM
Keb Darge & Paul Weller - Lost and Found: Real RnB and Soul

Great disc.
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Post by: WayneK on April 08, 2013, 09:31:34 PM
The Struts
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 08, 2013, 09:47:50 PM
Pete Wylie, you will never guess which track.
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Post by: Monkey on April 09, 2013, 01:53:33 PM
Right now I'm listening to the Shangri-Las.

Yesterday I was marvelling over how many amazing records Jerry Butler made in the first half of the 60s: I Stand Accused, Give Up On Love, He Will Break Your Heart, I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore, Make It Easy On Yourself, I'm A Telling You, etc. What a voice. I know it's a bit corny but I even really love Moon River.
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Post by: roel on April 09, 2013, 08:21:18 PM
Small World- Slight Detour
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Post by: revsin on April 10, 2013, 08:47:12 AM
Sunshine Super Frog - Wynder K. Frog
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Post by: Ematt on April 10, 2013, 06:45:07 PM
Johnny Marrs solo album and i`ve dug out  a few old 60`s soundtracks, "In Like Flint/""Our Man Flint",  "Kaleidoscope" and "After The Fox". Still struggling with Weller`s "Sonic Kicks".
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Post by: ItchycooMark on April 11, 2013, 01:24:05 PM
Pete Wylie, you will never guess which track.


I think I might have guessed!!!
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on April 12, 2013, 08:53:52 AM
 Pete Mitchell's Soul Time from last week as I have a backlog of great stuff to listen to on mixcloud. This episode has Young Mods Forgotten Story by the Impressions as featured album and interview with James Taylor.
http://www.mixcloud.com/soultime/soul-time-on-absolute-radio-60s-22-mar-2013/
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Post by: Smiler on April 12, 2013, 03:03:18 PM
Thee Faction. Unusually I'm late picking up on a band that I love but in this case the wait was worth it. Love 'em.
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Post by: Jack.92 on April 12, 2013, 03:39:49 PM
Currently listening to Dean Chalkley's Soup Session:
http://radio.novalujon.com/03-04-13-dean-chalkley/
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Post by: greenstreet on April 12, 2013, 04:29:11 PM
Dan Penn, the fame demos, can't figure why they weren't published, sound great. More Memphis but on the psych side, the Ardent bands: they weren't published either, can see why in some cases but some of them are fine psychedelic fare (e.g. the "For your love" cover). Best of all: Live at the Olympia, a 2 LP by Claude Nougaro: pure magic, great singer, great songs, magic lyrics, possibly the cooler and best european jazz singer.   
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Post by: babyshambler on April 12, 2013, 06:32:11 PM
Not original by far, but after a long time away from them (a few years) I've reloaded The Jam back catalogue onto my mp3 player and bloody lovin' it. I forgot how great Bruce and Rick were (are)!

Tame Impala's albums have also been on pretty much none-stop since 'Lonerism' came out.
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Post by: mr_duderino on April 12, 2013, 10:50:57 PM
had a bit of a rediscovery of the Smiths.  didnt like em first time round, but numerous covers have led me back to have another listen
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Post by: mr_duderino on April 12, 2013, 10:52:17 PM
oh and Noel Gallaghers high flying birds  in the car cause my 3 yr old likes to scream "SHOUT IT OUT TO ME"  over and over and over during Dream On
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Post by: roel on April 15, 2013, 08:03:35 PM
various artists - tighten up volume 2
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Post by: Hoxtonian on April 17, 2013, 01:41:30 PM
Moon Duo 'Circles'
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Post by: GILES on April 18, 2013, 03:50:47 PM
(http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr285/GilesHeath_2008/Congos_zpse4957cd9.jpg) (http://s492.photobucket.com/user/GilesHeath_2008/media/Congos_zpse4957cd9.jpg.html)

(http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr285/GilesHeath_2008/Tropicalia_zpsee1438ba.jpg) (http://s492.photobucket.com/user/GilesHeath_2008/media/Tropicalia_zpsee1438ba.jpg.html)

Loving both.
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Post by: midwest65 on April 19, 2013, 12:51:27 AM
Loving the new Charles Bradley lp!

Also playing a james and Bobby purify best of lp... Seriously some of fattest funkiest beats committed to wax. Gobsmacking!
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Post by: Iain F on April 19, 2013, 12:10:05 PM
Paradise Lost by the Herd.

Used to have it years ago, just got it again - some cracking tracks.
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Post by: Spectre on April 19, 2013, 01:08:41 PM
Northern Souls. Guilty Secrets, a compilation. (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511XThzVdIL._SL500_.jpg)
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Post by: Bjoanmark on April 19, 2013, 07:09:29 PM
I am mostly listening to The Budos Band  ;D
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Post by: charliebravo69 on April 19, 2013, 07:13:42 PM
Just 'discovered' this via spotify - promptly ordered a copy as it's just too fantastic not to have a copy in the collection. How it remained unreleased is astounding

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51g0VMRDdkL._SY450_.jpg)
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Post by: thesmirker on April 20, 2013, 01:35:41 PM
Ruffin - Agreed brilliant album, if you've not heard this one, get on it.
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Post by: Gordon on April 20, 2013, 11:47:09 PM
Thee Faction. Unusually I'm late picking up on a band that I love but in this case the wait was worth it. Love 'em.

Great band,  8)
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Post by: Sharpen up on April 21, 2013, 12:03:25 PM
What a great sleeve all so.
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Post by: hipshaker on April 21, 2013, 02:19:36 PM
i'm continuing looking back through all my acid jazz CDs .... after listening to Totally Wired 5, 6 and 8 I'm now on to The Whole Thing album from 1993. Laid back, suits a Sunday.
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Post by: Jean-Marc on April 21, 2013, 02:40:19 PM
I've been listening to tons of rare mod rockabilly popcorn northern soul tityshaker killers ! 


(yes, i've wasted two hours on Ebay for nothing  ::) )
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Post by: roel on April 21, 2013, 08:49:21 PM
various artists - early girls volume 5
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Post by: ianeggbert on April 22, 2013, 05:18:47 PM
First post - and I've left it late with an impending BIG (old) birthday coming up!

Thoroughly enjoying The Electric Soft Parade new single "Brother You Must Walk Your Path Alone" - to these ears it's a cross between Bob Lind & Prefab Sprout no less!
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on April 22, 2013, 05:48:38 PM
A Record Store Day purchase-
                                                  COTILLION RECORDS SOUL 45'S 1968-1970

                                                  1 The Dynamics - Ain’t No Sunshine (Since You Gone) / Murder In The First Degree (1968)
                                                  2 Darrell Banks - The Love Of My Woman / I Wanna Go Home (1968)
                                                  3 Otis Clay - Do Right Woman Do Right Man / That Kind Of Lovin’ (‘68)
                                                  4 The Blendells - Night After Night / The Love That I Needed (1968)
                                                  5 C And The Shells - I’ve Fallen In Love / You Are The Circus (1969)
                                                  6 Lou Johnson - Don’t Play That Song (You Lied) / People In Love (1969)
                                                  7 Baby Washington - I Don’t Know / I Can’t Afford To Lose Him (1969)
                                                  8 Walter Jackson - Any Way That You Want Me / Life Has Its Little Ups And Downs (1969)
                                                  9 Hollywood Spectrum - I Gotta Get Back To Lovin’ You / L.A. – U.S.A. (1970)
                                                10 Moses Smith - Keep On Striving / Come On Let Me Love You (1970)
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 22, 2013, 07:56:09 PM
(http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr285/GilesHeath_2008/Congos_zpse4957cd9.jpg) (http://s492.photobucket.com/user/GilesHeath_2008/media/Congos_zpse4957cd9.jpg.html)

(http://i492.photobucket.com/albums/rr285/GilesHeath_2008/Tropicalia_zpsee1438ba.jpg) (http://s492.photobucket.com/user/GilesHeath_2008/media/Tropicalia_zpsee1438ba.jpg.html)

Loving both.
I have the Congos LP you have there, it's on GO FEET isn't it?
Been getting into a little of this lately having tracked down the LP:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2I8lKL3Rx0
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Post by: Woody 64 on April 23, 2013, 11:33:52 AM
This,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpfpFKzA4h8

RIP Richie
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Post by: Monkey on April 23, 2013, 07:14:06 PM
In one of my occasional jazz phases after Monkey Snr gave me ten Lou Donaldson albums the other week. Some I already had but been good going through them: Midnight Creeper, Gravy Train, Lou Takes Off, Possum Head etc.

Also got Dan Patterson and Booker Ervin's Hip Cake Walk (1964) which is superb. Bluesy soul-jazz organ mixed with slightly out-there bop sax. That led me to a couple of other Ervin LPs: Freedom Book (1963) and Space Book (1964).

 

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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 23, 2013, 08:11:40 PM
In one of my occasional jazz phases after Monkey Snr gave me ten Lou Donaldson albums the other week. Some I already had but been good going through them: Midnight Creeper, Gravy Train, Lou Takes Off, Possum Head etc.

Also got Dan Patterson and Booker Ervin's Hip Cake Walk (1964) which is superb. Bluesy soul-jazz organ mixed with slightly out-there bop sax. That led me to a couple of other Ervin LPs: Freedom Book (1963) and Space Book (1964).
Wow! Some nice tuff there Monkey.
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Post by: Monkey on April 23, 2013, 08:54:11 PM
Wow! Some nice tuff there Monkey.

I was going "Wow, this Booker guy is brilliant" thinking I'd never heard him before, it was only when I looked him up I realized he's all over a few Charles Mingus albums I really like it (Mingus Ah Um, Oh Yeah, Blues & Roots...). Jazz ain't really my strongest subject!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 24, 2013, 12:39:07 PM
Wow! Some nice tuff there Monkey.

I was going "Wow, this Booker guy is brilliant" thinking I'd never heard him before, it was only when I looked him up I realized he's all over a few Charles Mingus albums I really like it (Mingus Ah Um, Oh Yeah, Blues & Roots...). Jazz ain't really my strongest subject!
It isn't mine either Monkey. I have a fair amount of Jazz in my collection some of which you've mentioned in your above post but no way would I call myself an expert.
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Post by: ianeggbert on April 25, 2013, 10:48:06 AM
Driving around the misty roads of Dorset listening to Donny Hathaway's "Everything is Everything", and the world feels good!

On the jazz theme I revisited Gerry Mulligan - Night Lights yesterday. Sublime
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Post by: northernkoolgent on April 26, 2013, 05:52:30 AM
Jo Jo Bennet-Leaving Rome has been dominating my deck in recent weeks, great choon!! 8)
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Post by: Dlevahn on April 26, 2013, 08:04:12 AM
Friday morning with Paul Desmond - Take Ten
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 26, 2013, 09:11:16 PM
At present it is:
Cocaine - Dillinger LP.
Next lined up is:
Tapper Zukie - Raggy Joey Boy LP.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on April 28, 2013, 07:19:20 PM
At present it is Acid Jazz Vol. 1.
Next lined up is Dance Juice Vols. 2 and 3.
All on Beat Goes Public / Ace Records.
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Post by: Monkey on April 29, 2013, 07:41:27 PM
What with their gig coming up this week I've just played the three Prime Movers LPs in order. First time I've listened to them in years. The last one, Arc, was hard work but the others brought back some memories.

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Post by: Richard Shimmy on April 30, 2013, 09:27:47 AM
Lee Miller - Hey You, Come On And Try Me !!

Top shelf rhythm & blues.

http://www.mixcloud.com/leemiller315080/hey-you-come-on-and-try-me/
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Post by: baronvonmarlon on April 30, 2013, 01:29:38 PM
Picked up one of those 5 in 1 Cd packages off Amazon.  Curtis Mayfield's first five albums

Just keep playing the 'Superfly' soundtrack -truly astounding, haven't started on the rest yet.
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Post by: Chris_Casey on April 30, 2013, 03:12:52 PM
I've recently discovered and have been listening a lot to THE SHA LA LA'S  http://www.reverbnation.com/theshalalas (http://www.reverbnation.com/theshalalas)

Some other sounds I've found myself spinning frequently, as of late, include:

THE PRETTY THINGS - The Vintage Years (2 LP set)
NEW STREET ADVENTURE - Say It Like You Mean It (EP)
THE IMPRESSIONS - Keep on Pushin' (LP)
FLEUR DE LYS - You've Got to Earn It (Acid Jazz compilation LP)
THE JAMES HUNTER SIX - Minute by Minute (CD)
JIMMY SMITH - The Cat (LP)
RUFUS THOMAS - The Very Best of Rufus Thomas (CD)
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Post by: southlondongent on May 01, 2013, 01:16:23 PM
Now that the weathers finally picked up I'm finding that I'm listening to a lot more Ska, Rocksteady, Boogaloo/Latin Soul.

Current (old) faves include Ernest Ranglin's version of 'Summertime', Willie Colon 'Willie Whopper' (ooer missus!), Lebron Bros. 'Funky Blues', Orchestra Harlow 'Freak Off'.

Another big favourite at the moment in a more Freakbeat/Blue Eyed Soul style is the Mojo's 'Until my Baby Comes Home'.
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 03, 2013, 09:48:38 PM
Had Edwyn Collins new album "Understated" on heavy rotation today but currently chilling out to Steve Mason (ex Beta Band) "Monkey Minds In The Devils Time.
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on May 04, 2013, 09:23:41 AM
Some links the from the cheap 45's facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Cheapfortyfives/
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on May 04, 2013, 09:44:51 AM
King Mojo by King Mojo.
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Post by: Neil Lee on May 04, 2013, 10:05:28 AM
King Mojo by King Mojo. Ian B has got a few spares, PM him for details.

Great record, I got a copy off Smiler.
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on May 04, 2013, 09:40:18 PM
King Mojo by King Mojo. Ian B has got a few spares, PM him for details.

Great record, I got a copy off Smiler.

My mistake, it was Smiler not Ian B!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 05, 2013, 10:06:52 AM
Tighten Up Volume 3 on Trojan.
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Post by: Chris_Casey on May 05, 2013, 02:42:25 PM
Today, I am going to be lounging quite a bit; so, I will be listening to a lot of music.
In the queue for spinning:

Wes Montgomery - Bumpin' (LP)
Prince Buster - King of Ska (LP)
The Outsiders - Time Won't Let Me (LP)
Various Artists -  POW CITY! FABulous Shakers Soul Party  (CD)
Purple Hearts -  The Mod Singles Collection (CD) *I will be listening to this one since I can't go to Cambridge and see 'em live, tonight!*



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Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 05, 2013, 04:20:26 PM
Some good stuff there Chris.
Having a rifle through my LPs and came across The Weekenders - That Was Now But This Is Then LP.
Just popped it on... flashback to the mid 90s!
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on May 06, 2013, 01:00:45 PM
Currently enjoying the sunshine and Sense of Harmony by Edgar Summertyme.
Beautiful record, Burt Bacharach / Terry Callier vibes
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Post by: Monkey on May 06, 2013, 01:46:27 PM
Mahalia Jackson - Live at Newport Festival (1958). Truly stunning.
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Post by: southlondongent on May 06, 2013, 06:33:05 PM
Love 'Forever Changes'.   A record that I've never tired of listening to since 1st hearing 25 odd years ago.

Currently listening to the deluxe CD edition with the version of 'You Set the Scene' where Arthur Lee raps at the end and this (how the hell was it not released at the time?!) gem of an outtake: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztshC4vD6UI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztshC4vD6UI)
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 06, 2013, 08:02:19 PM
I know it's been receiving mixed reviews on other parts of the forum, but the lastest Charles Bradley album was perfect to laze about in the late evening bank holiday sun with a nice glass of wine!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 06, 2013, 09:09:13 PM
Currently enjoying the sunshine and Sense of Harmony by Edgar Summertyme.
Beautiful record, Burt Bacharach / Terry Callier vibes
Really? A far cry from his days with The Stairs then.
Wouldn't mind hearing that.
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Post by: gaza on May 07, 2013, 04:08:05 AM
I know it's been receiving mixed reviews on other parts of the forum, but the lastest Charles Bradley album was perfect to laze about in the late evening bank holiday sun with a nice glass of wine!

last 20 mins

bo jr. coffe pot part 2 - tailgate

so much more interesting



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Post by: ianeggbert on May 07, 2013, 07:20:34 AM
Currently enjoying the sunshine and Sense of Harmony by Edgar Summertyme.
Beautiful record, Burt Bacharach / Terry Callier vibes

Thanks for the heads up on Edgar Summertyme Arnaldo - this passed me by completely last year but is now on order!
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Post by: Chris_Casey on May 07, 2013, 02:53:13 PM
I'm in a bit of a 60's Garage Rock and R&B mood, today.
So, I have been spinning and plan to spin the following:

The Sonics - Psycho-Sonic (compilation CD)
The Brogues - Don't Shoot Me Down (45 rpm)
The Standells - Dirty Water (LP)
---and....

The Skeptics - The Complete Early Years  (compilation of singles by one of the best bands to ever come out of my home state of Oklahoma!)
A sample:  http://youtu.be/be-B9iJCETk
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Post by: charliebravo69 on May 07, 2013, 05:28:09 PM
Just 'discovered' this via spotify - promptly ordered a copy as it's just too fantastic not to have a copy in the collection. How it remained unreleased is astounding

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51g0VMRDdkL._SY450_.jpg)

'hard' copy finally came in the post today. I just can't bear to take it off. It really is a fantastic album.
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on May 07, 2013, 05:33:05 PM
Currently enjoying the sunshine and Sense of Harmony by Edgar Summertyme.
Beautiful record, Burt Bacharach / Terry Callier vibes

Thanks for the heads up on Edgar Summertyme Arnaldo - this passed me by completely last year but is now on order!
Currently enjoying the sunshine and Sense of Harmony by Edgar Summertyme.
Beautiful record, Burt Bacharach / Terry Callier vibes
Really? A far cry from his days with The Stairs then.
Wouldn't mind hearing that.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq_0-VIdWdM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsyNMSVQgTA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDJXSMv19oE     

Love pretty much everything Edgar's done, think this latest record is up there with his best
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Post by: norm on May 13, 2013, 02:08:12 PM
Just got Innocent Canon by Takeshi Inomata - pretty mental jazz/rock weirdness from 71. Can't get enough of it, wonderful stuff.
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Post by: Ady C on May 13, 2013, 04:26:22 PM
Rodriguez's two early 70s albums - Cold Fact and Coming From Reality.  Been on continuous play since buying them last week.
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Post by: BKP69 on May 13, 2013, 05:04:42 PM
more heavy soul - billy hawks
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Post by: hipshaker on May 13, 2013, 09:55:22 PM
not sure how i came across them ..... and i'm not sure why ..... but quite liking a couple of bits by savages that i've heard. bit of a noise but i think it's got something:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kebq-cENNn0&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqDckQuqcg&feature=player_embedded
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 14, 2013, 08:19:04 AM
not sure how i came across them ..... and i'm not sure why ..... but quite liking a couple of bits by savages that i've heard. bit of a noise but i think it's got something:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kebq-cENNn0&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUqDckQuqcg&feature=player_embedded

Snatched their LP last week, it's pretty good. In saying that I've always had a soft spot for Post Punk/Wire/Gang of Four etc.
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Post by: Bod on May 14, 2013, 01:29:36 PM
Major Lance http://youtu.be/bTJuW3pBKqk (http://youtu.be/bTJuW3pBKqk) Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um album and his mentor Curtis Mayfield with The Impressions, and Lee Morgan, Sidewinder all on CD.

Purple Hearts, Beat That on vinyl
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Post by: Chris_Casey on May 14, 2013, 01:38:54 PM
Major Lance http://youtu.be/bTJuW3pBKqk (http://youtu.be/bTJuW3pBKqk) Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um album and his mentor Curtis Mayfield with The Impressions, and Lee Morgan, Sidewinder all on CD.

Purple Hearts, Beat That on vinyl

All great!
Curiously enough, I too was listening to Major Lance and The Impressions earlier.
Right now, I am listening to a bit of The Sonics.
I also have LP's by The Animals and Archie Bell & The Drells in the queue for today!
 
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Post by: Lewblooze on May 14, 2013, 01:51:03 PM
Anything & everything by Temples & Tame Impala at the moment..
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 14, 2013, 02:12:02 PM
Anything & everything by Temples & Tame Impala at the moment..

I have both Tame Impala's LPs but I haven't heard Temples. Are they similar?
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Post by: Monkey on May 14, 2013, 04:31:30 PM
Just listened to the Roger Powell interview that was mentioned on the main site. Wonderful stuff. You've got two days left to listen to it. Starts an hour in and lasts an hour:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01sbkqq

Also, been listening to the new Primal Scream LP. Had given up on them to be honest but gotta admit it's pretty good. Bloody test of endurance as it goes on for weeks but a lot of interesting freaky bits of bobs going on in the tracks. The single "It's Alright, It's Ok" isn't like the rest.
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Post by: charliebravo69 on May 14, 2013, 07:14:17 PM

Also, been listening to the new Primal Scream LP. Had given up on them to be honest but gotta admit it's pretty good. Bloody test of endurance as it goes on for weeks but a lot of interesting freaky bits of bobs going on in the tracks. The single "It's Alright, It's Ok" isn't like the rest.

Giving it a spin at the moment - 2013 really really reminds me of the psychedelic furs
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Post by: Bod on May 15, 2013, 08:15:38 AM
Love the Animals, have most of theirs on vinyl, think I may indulge too.
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on May 15, 2013, 11:34:12 AM
New one from The Soundcarriers



(http://i43.tinypic.com/351trg4.jpg)


https://soundcloud.com/thesoundcarriers/instro-track


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Post by: detroitmike on May 15, 2013, 11:56:14 AM
the reissue on Acid Jazz of the Fluer de Lys titled "You've Got to Earn It".

Also, can anyone recommend the new LP "Graceless" by Sulk ?? Heard one tune, not sure if I should make the investment.
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 15, 2013, 05:49:34 PM
Gone back to the Melody's Echo Chamber album this evening and have just discovered that she is the girlfriend of Tame Impala's lead singer, Kevin Parker. Listening to it with this in mind, their influence is all over this album
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Post by: DavidWatts on May 15, 2013, 07:41:23 PM
the best of Acid Jazz ... now where did I put my beads  8)
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Post by: Neil Lee on May 15, 2013, 07:46:19 PM
the best of Acid Jazz ... now where did I put my beads  8)

Love beads???
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Post by: DavidWatts on May 15, 2013, 07:57:21 PM
the best of Acid Jazz ... now where did I put my beads  8)

Love beads???
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ........ and they're out !!!
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Post by: Neil Lee on May 15, 2013, 08:03:42 PM
the best of Acid Jazz ... now where did I put my beads  8)

Love beads???
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ........ and they're out !!!

Give em a wash!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on May 16, 2013, 09:11:28 AM
the best of Acid Jazz ... now where did I put my beads  8)

Love beads???
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ........ and they're out !!!

Give em a wash!

Sod that, chuck 'em away!
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Post by: midwest65 on May 16, 2013, 10:32:13 AM
Been listening to a bill doggett comp on charly called gon' doggett, also Irma Thomas' down at muscle shoals lp on chess.
And swinging mademoiselle vols 1 & 3 on Sasha Monet records.
>> ! looking for a copy of vol 2 swinging mademoiselle if any one has one for sale ? :)


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Post by: Jonny on May 17, 2013, 08:12:34 AM
Currently enjoying Googie Rene's near perfect jazz album 'Romesville!' Listening through, I can really see what people say when they're 'telling a story through music' in an instrumental.
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Post by: Chris_Casey on May 17, 2013, 03:51:07 PM
Today it has been and will be...

Getz/Gilberto
The Best of Earl Bostic
"The Big Beat" by Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers
The Best of Wilson Pickett
The Best of Sade 

And I find I just can't get away from the sixties garage rock sounds of The Kingsmen and The Sonics!  Been playing tracks by both of those bands for the past two days.

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Post by: ianeggbert on May 18, 2013, 09:34:34 AM
Well, thanks to you good people, I have just taken delivery of the David Ruffin "Unreleased" album and Edgar Summertyme's "Sense of Harmony .Alongside the new Vampire Weekend album, Ron Sexsmith's "Forever Endeavour and Alfa 9's "Gone To Ground", these will be accompanying my (hopefully) relaxing day in the garden!

 
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Post by: charliebravo69 on May 18, 2013, 09:38:07 AM
enjoy the david ruffin one - I know I have been  8)

currently listening to some Andy Crofts (of the moons) aka 'rope' mixes on mixcloud. Some great mixes here http://www.mixcloud.com/rope/
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Post by: JTH on May 18, 2013, 11:28:06 AM
The excellent Acid Jazz 25 box set from last year. Track six,side two Nu Yorican Soul at the moment.
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Post by: Jack.92 on May 18, 2013, 05:44:58 PM
Can't help but listen to a bit of the Smiths at the moment after watching the Culture Show the other day. Used to be my absolute favourite band up until a few years back - love Andy Rourke's basslines almost as much as Marr's input!
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 19, 2013, 08:48:00 AM
Morning all,

having a lounge around the house this morning to the summery sounds of Mario Biondi and his Handful of Soul album.
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Post by: Ady C on May 19, 2013, 09:37:37 AM
"Mod Jazz Forever" on Kent this morning.  Current fave is My Beat by George Stone.  I think my favourite of the mod jazz albums on Kent is the original one called Cool which was released in the late 80s.
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Post by: Monkey on May 19, 2013, 11:48:01 AM
Listening to the new Paul Messis LP, Case Closed. There was discussion on here about authentic sounding beat/garage albums - well, this it right up there. It's not all shouty stuff with the organ turned up - just teen-punk janglers. Very good.

Also In Between Tears, a 1973 album by Irma Thomas.

And am currently playing one Bob Dylan album a day, in order. Today I've reached album 14, Planet Waves.
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Post by: Red Fox on May 19, 2013, 03:06:07 PM
Revisiting some old Peddlars albums, some great tunes, don't hear much played out though.
This went down a storm at a recent Cafe  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msLPvjdg7bE
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Post by: Soulstar on May 19, 2013, 08:40:18 PM
Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Crown & Treaty.

Jukebox at Eric's Vol 1. I remembered this as being real hard core rockabilly but I gave it a spin today and some of the tracks wouldn't stand out too much at a "scene" R&B night these days.
This is a favourite of mine:
 http://youtu.be/zI_mQ4j0Slg
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Post by: DenisW on May 24, 2013, 11:38:04 AM
James Taylor Quartet new CD Closer to the Moon.Excellent.Tricky Maxinquaye from 1995.Acid Jazz 25th Boxset.The Best of Disco Demands.Kid Loco French Funk Experience.
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Post by: charliebravo69 on May 24, 2013, 03:05:37 PM
Thanks for reminding us of the new JTQ one, been trying to order it direct from James himself but doesn't seem to be doing so this time. Having a quick listen on spotify and it is immense - I'd even liken one track (Pearls Dance) to something that wouldn't sound out of place on Donald Byrd's New Perspective album. It's just so different from anything he's done before and I'm really enjoying it - someone said on the JTQ discussion forum that it's not an album that you can have as background music - you have to listen to it and immerse yourself in it.......On first listen I would def go with that analogy.

Copy promptly ordered - suggest anyone who is a fan of James' stuff does so too
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Post by: Woody 64 on May 24, 2013, 09:38:20 PM
http://youtu.be/31NqhXMVF2I

Unfortunately no more....very underrated.

Check out the album Bonfire....not a bad track on it.
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 25, 2013, 11:58:04 AM
Best Of - Junior Walker & The All Stars

She & Him - Volume 3  (Zooey Deschanel & M Ward with their own brand of 60's tinged summery country-pop)
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 27, 2013, 10:32:07 AM
This morning, bathroom cleaning to the soulful sounds of Sam Dees - The Show Must Go On, Lee Fields - My World & Irma Thomas - In Between Tears

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Post by: Chris_Casey on May 27, 2013, 01:07:57 PM
Going for Soul classics, today.

Issac Hayes - HOT BUTTERED SOUL
Curtis Mayfield - CURTIS
Curtis Mayfield - SUPERFLY
Baby Huey - THE BABY HUEY STORY: THE LIVING LEGEND


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Post by: monday on May 28, 2013, 06:10:51 AM
Today i am listening to
Arthur by The Kinks
Pied Piper A New Concept in Detroit Soul
Youve Got To Earn It   The Fleur De Lys
The Fantastic Freddy Mack Show
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Post by: Chris_Casey on May 28, 2013, 03:13:42 PM
I, too, am listening to The Fleur De Lys - You've Got to Earn It!  Great stuff!
Earlier I was listening to The Best of Sam and Dave.
I've got some Dave Brubeck lined-up as well as LP's by The Yardbirds and Dr. Feelgood.
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Post by: Jack.92 on May 28, 2013, 03:24:22 PM
Anyone else into Nick Waterhouse? Only caught on to him recently but am liking what I'm hearing.
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Post by: Monkey on May 28, 2013, 05:54:13 PM
Today has included:

Richard "Groove" Holmes - Spicy (1967). If you like your jazz to sound like a cruise ship cabaret playing the hits of the day this is for you.

Bob Dylan - Down In The Groove (1988). Pretty rubbish apart from a funny R&B track called "Ugliest Girl In The World".

Charlie Boyer and the Voyeurs - Clarietta (2013). Liking this one. Kinda woozy art-punk (is that a genre?).
 
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Post by: greenstreet on May 28, 2013, 05:58:43 PM
Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges: Clube da esquina (72). Not mod per se, but possibly the masterpiece of brazilian pop post tropicalia; in fact I'd say it's the carioca Sgt Peppers (tho this is a double album), more so than the Tropicalia compilation; not only the Moptops are all over the place, besides MN plays the part of JLennon and LB is Macca Minas Gerais style. Anyway, MN sings like god, there's not a weak track among the 20 songs and don't be fooled by the Beatles flavour, this is powerful and original stuff that stands in its own ground.
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 30, 2013, 03:31:16 PM
The new album from Valerie June - Pushin' Against A Stone. Southern country/ soul/ blues. Worth persevering with as it's a real grower

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Post by: Pekko on May 30, 2013, 06:43:19 PM
This morning, bathroom cleaning to the soulful sounds of Sam Dees - The Show Must Go On, Lee Fields - My World & Irma Thomas - In Between Tears

Excellent choice, man. The other two aren´t too bad either! I´m currently compiling a Top100 list of Soul LP´s and that one is certainly in the top 10, amazing LP. Sam Dees has also written so many great tunes for other artists.
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Post by: mod-male on May 30, 2013, 07:08:51 PM
I just blogged about this, but I came across a CD I had forgotten about by an American '60s band called Twin Engine.

Anyone else familiar with them? Unfortunately, there's not a lot at all on YouTube, but a couple of fave songs include "Same Train" and "Mistress of the Morning".

Anyways, if you're into '60s California-style country pop, you might dig 'em!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvBAoNPvL2I
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Post by: detroitmike on May 30, 2013, 10:38:41 PM
Just heard this track on a "Mucho Soul" podcast.

Digging it, quite a lot...

http://damesbrown.bandcamp.com/ (http://damesbrown.bandcamp.com/)
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Post by: greenstreet on May 31, 2013, 04:43:06 PM
Quote
I just blogged about this, but I came across a CD I had forgotten about by an American '60s band called Twin Engine.

Anyone else familiar with them? Unfortunately, there's not a lot at all on YouTube, but a couple of fave songs include "Same Train" and "Mistress of the Morning".

Anyways, if you're into '60s California-style country pop, you might dig 'em!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvBAoNPvL2I


Oddly enough, today I rescued the Twin Engine CD from the shelf to listen to it once more after 2 years or so of oblivion. They're not bad, a shame the album was shelved back in 71. By the way, your blog's great.
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Post by: mod-male on June 01, 2013, 02:55:13 AM
Quote
I just blogged about this, but I came across a CD I had forgotten about by an American '60s band called Twin Engine.

Anyone else familiar with them? Unfortunately, there's not a lot at all on YouTube, but a couple of fave songs include "Same Train" and "Mistress of the Morning".

Anyways, if you're into '60s California-style country pop, you might dig 'em!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvBAoNPvL2I


Oddly enough, today I rescued the Twin Engine CD from the shelf to listen to it once more after 2 years or so of oblivion. They're not bad, a shame the album was shelved back in 71. By the way, your blog's great.

Thanks Greenstreet!

And glad I'm not the only one familiar with these guys! We're still unpacking a lot of music, and it's been reminding me of so much music I've ignored over the last few years. Time to catch up!
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 03, 2013, 01:11:50 PM
Toy - Toy (2012), a recommendation from a twitter buddy, really difficult (for me, anyway!) to define. There's almost goth elements to it  ???, but also a late 60s psych mod flavour. Friends of The Horrors, which might explain it better!!

The Fleur de Lys - You've Got To Earn It, great album, particularly on vinyl

The Who - Quadrophenia, see them in Belfast a week today!!
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Post by: babyshambler on June 04, 2013, 04:08:46 PM
500% turned up today  :)

Been hammering the rest for the last week or so. The hot weather just seems to make it...appropriate  ;D

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9820/fivey.jpg)
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Post by: MWC on June 06, 2013, 08:39:46 AM
Anybody else given the new James Skelly album a whirl? Really impressed with it.

Valerie June's as well, great album.

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Post by: Chris_Casey on June 06, 2013, 09:05:18 PM
I've received several singles in the mail over the past week; so, I've been spinning those.

THE MOMENT -  Goodbye Tuesday / Good To Be Around (Very nice!  Like the 'B' side best!)
MELVIN DAVIS - I Won't Come Crawling Back to You / I Don't Want You (Norton reissue)
THE SONICS - Psycho / Have Love Will Travel  (Norton reissue)
J. J. JACKSON - But It's Alright / Boogaloo Baby  (Original 1966 release on Calla)
THE YO-YO'S - Gotta Find A New Love / I've Got Something In My Eye  (Original 1966 release on Goldwax)
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Post by: NorthernJordan on June 09, 2013, 02:42:35 PM
I am huge soul music fan, but I have just bought a 40 years of Ibiza CD. Just for something a bit different from my usual sounds.

Really am enjoying the change.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWbAkdWMVvw
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 09, 2013, 05:41:08 PM
During the duration of today to my family's dismay...
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5760.jpg)
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 09, 2013, 06:38:21 PM
During the duration of today to my family's dismay...
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5760.jpg)

I just can't get into the Savages album as it sounds like a bad Siousxsie pastiche to me, however the Associates is an absolute classic!

They surely can't argue with the rest of those album either  ;D

Today it's been a bit of a disco day for me. Dug out Change - The Glow of Love, some Giorgio Moroder a smattering of stuff on the old Solar label (Whispers/ Shalamar etc) and finished off with the new Camera Obscura album "Desire Lines", which is very good indeed   
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 09, 2013, 07:39:15 PM
During the duration of today to my family's dismay...
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5760.jpg)

I just can't get into the Savages album as it sounds like a bad Siousxsie pastiche to me, however the Associates is an absolute classic!

They surely can't argue with the rest of those album either  ;D

Today it's been a bit of a disco day for me. Dug out Change - The Glow of Love, some Giorgio Moroder a smattering of stuff on the old Solar label (Whispers/ Shalamar etc) and finished off with the new Camera Obscura album "Desire Lines", which is very good indeed

Thanks!
Shalamar... Some of their stuff were great, I'll have to dig out my Shalamar 7"s when I next get the chance... wife and kids permitting of course ;)
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Post by: mod-male on June 11, 2013, 04:32:29 PM
Been diggin' on some Quasimode this morning while working.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwujmHebXVs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwujmHebXVs)
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Post by: Chris_Casey on June 11, 2013, 06:11:19 PM
Been diggin' on some Quasimode this morning while working.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwujmHebXVs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwujmHebXVs)

Cool!   I've loved Quasimode ever since one of good friends sent me ONESELF LIKENESS from Japan back around 2006, or 2007.
Ever heard them do Miles Davis' "So What", Carlos?
Killer!
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Post by: roel on June 11, 2013, 07:43:15 PM
the best of the kingsmen
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 11, 2013, 08:03:27 PM
Miles Kane - Don't Forget Who You Are
James Skelly & The Intenders - Love Undercover

First couple of plays for both, so jury's out at the moment
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Post by: mod-male on June 11, 2013, 09:05:30 PM

Cool!   I've loved Quasimode ever since one of good friends sent me ONESELF LIKENESS from Japan back around 2006, or 2007.
Ever heard them do Miles Davis' "So What", Carlos?
Killer!

I'm about to search for 'So What' now!

Japan puts out some great new jazz, but the price point is usually too high for me. The Italian stuff is more within my wallet's reach... like this tune:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtV28lGPx1E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtV28lGPx1E)
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Post by: mod-male on June 11, 2013, 09:08:33 PM
Ever heard them do Miles Davis' "So What", Carlos?
Killer!
By the way, listening now and it's hittin' all the right spots.
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Post by: Spectre on June 13, 2013, 01:19:06 PM
Aretha Franklin. Arethas Gold, Atlantic lp.
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Post by: Chris_Casey on June 13, 2013, 04:27:18 PM
Ever heard them do Miles Davis' "So What", Carlos?
Killer!
By the way, listening now and it's hittin' all the right spots.

Glad you found it!
I don't think they have issued a studio recording of it.  At least, I've not been able to track it down, thus far.
But, I have seen/heard them do it live two or three times.
I dig it!
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Post by: Chris_Casey on June 13, 2013, 04:29:52 PM
Today, I am listening to the following vinyl LP's...

Wilson Pickett - THE EXCITING WILSON PICKETT
James Brown - EXCITEMENT! MR. DYNAMITE
Henry Mancini - MUSIC FROM PETER GUNN
Howlin' Wolf - CHESTER BURNETT A.K.A. HOWLIN' WOLF (2 record set I just scored off eBay...MINT!!)
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Post by: Monkey on June 13, 2013, 04:55:45 PM
In one of my occasional jazz phases.

I asked Monkey Snr the other day how he got into jazz and he said "for a treat" his parents took him to a record shop in Richmond in the late 50s where he bought Personal Appearance by the Sonny Stitt Quartet, pretty much just on a hunch. Was the first album he owned and from there it led to Charlie Parker and all the other bebop/modern jazz heroes of his.

Gotta say it is a fine album and I can hear why he got hooked. Also, probably because I must've heard it so many times in the past, it sounds exactly like my dad!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 13, 2013, 08:13:28 PM
^^Sounds like a great soundtrack to your childhood Monkey.
Tonight's listening pleasure involves:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5766.jpg)
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Post by: Spectre on June 13, 2013, 11:04:47 PM
In one of my occasional jazz phases.

I asked Monkey Snr the other day how he got into jazz and he said "for a treat" his parents took him to a record shop in Richmond in the late 50s where he bought Personal Appearance by the Sonny Stitt Quartet, pretty much just on a hunch. Was the first album he owned and from there it led to Charlie Parker and all the other bebop/modern jazz heroes of his.

Gotta say it is a fine album and I can hear why he got hooked. Also, probably because I must've heard it so many times in the past, it sounds exactly like my dad!
Cool story Monk, i was just thinking of what record stores stocked in his day. Be nice if we could only time travel.
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Post by: hatters on June 14, 2013, 08:18:35 AM
This morning I'm mining posts from here to power this morning's work, so thanks to everyone for all of the fabulous grooves suggested.

Mike
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Post by: Monkey on June 14, 2013, 02:51:45 PM
^^Sounds like a great soundtrack to your childhood Monkey.

Sounds like it now but I can assure you it wasn't appreciated at the time! "Daaaaaad, play something with a tune".
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 14, 2013, 03:25:47 PM
^^Sounds like a great soundtrack to your childhood Monkey.

Sounds like it now but I can assure you it wasn't appreciated at the time! "Daaaaaad, play something with a tune".

Ha ha ha!
Better then I get from my kids, "Daaaaaad, turn it off, it's rubbish!".
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 15, 2013, 05:38:27 PM
Today's listening pleasure:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5819.jpg)
It's been a few years since I last played my Merton Parkas LP... I was reminded why I hadn't.
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 15, 2013, 08:00:25 PM
After watching the excellent BBC4 documentary, 110th Street, on the iPlayer earlier, I am now having a Bobby Womack evening. Currently on The Poet
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Post by: Diabolik on June 16, 2013, 10:43:14 AM
That documentary was just SO good wasn't it.
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 16, 2013, 10:58:08 AM
That documentary was just SO good wasn't it.

It was.

 I didn't realise just how much work he had done with other performers and also what a "colourful" life he has led!
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Post by: Chris_Casey on June 18, 2013, 01:50:29 AM
A great and wonderful friend overwhelmed me, today, by giving me a nice stack of vinyl LP's---most of which were original editions and STILL SEALED!
So, from that stack, I am currently listening to:

Jr. Walker and the All-Stars - Anthology (Motown, 2LP set from 1974).
Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood (an Atlantic reissue)
Marvelettes - Anthology  (Motown, 2LP set from 1974)
Booker T. & The MG's - Soul Dressing (original Stax LP!)


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Post by: Bod on June 18, 2013, 08:16:38 AM
Fathers Day presents:

The Platinum Collection - Clarence Carter
The Benevolence of Sister Mary Ignatius - The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
The Twisted Wheel - Club Soul Chapter 2

Keep on Burning - The Story of Northern Soul [DVD]
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 18, 2013, 10:57:20 AM
A great and wonderful friend overwhelmed me, today, by giving me a nice stack of vinyl LP's---most of which were original editions and STILL SEALED!
So, from that stack, I am currently listening to:

Jr. Walker and the All-Stars - Anthology (Motown, 2LP set from 1974).
Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood (an Atlantic reissue)
Marvelettes - Anthology  (Motown, 2LP set from 1974)
Booker T. & The MG's - Soul Dressing (original Stax LP!)
Sounds like a cool haul Chris.
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Post by: narinder.bahra@hibu.com on June 18, 2013, 12:33:31 PM
I've Had Enough from Quadrophenia, The Who    :)
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Post by: Chris_Casey on June 18, 2013, 04:26:08 PM
A great and wonderful friend overwhelmed me, today, by giving me a nice stack of vinyl LP's---most of which were original editions and STILL SEALED!
So, from that stack, I am currently listening to:

Jr. Walker and the All-Stars - Anthology (Motown, 2LP set from 1974).
Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood (an Atlantic reissue)
Marvelettes - Anthology  (Motown, 2LP set from 1974)
Booker T. & The MG's - Soul Dressing (original Stax LP!)
Sounds like a cool haul Chris.

A cool haul, indeed, Bobby!
Apart from those I listed previously, this amazing individual also sent these (again mostly originals and still sealed!):

Marvin Gaye - Anthology (Motown, 3-LP set, issued 1974)
Martha & The Vandellas - Anthology (Motown, 2- LP set, 1974)
Booker T. & The MG's - Hip Hug Her (original Stax issue!)
Carla Thomas - Carla (original Stax)
Rufus Thomas - Walking the Dog (original Stax LP)
William Bell - The Soul of a Bell (again, original Stax!)
James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (Canadian Polydor reissue from the 80's)
James Brown - Grits & Soul  (original Smash LP)

And the same person sent me a box of 25 original singles (all in excellent condition) by the likes of Rufus Thomas, Eddie Floyd, James Brown (6 original singles on the King label!), Bobby Patterson, Ricky Allen, and more.

Overwhelmed just isn't an accurate word to describe how I've felt the past few days!
Loads of cool stuff to listen to for the rest of the week!
The story behind my getting all of these cool Soul and R&B records isn't a very happy one (sorry I can't go into more detail).
But, suffice to say I am deeply touched and honored that this person felt I was worthy enough to receive all these platters.

Right now, I am digging Ricky Allen's "Cut You A-Loose"!  Classic!
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 19, 2013, 02:14:16 PM
Today I have been listening to The Jam - Setting Sons and currently on Marlena Shaw - Anthology

Eclectic!
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Post by: Chris_Casey on June 19, 2013, 02:36:17 PM
Today I have been listening to The Jam - Setting Sons and currently on Marlena Shaw - Anthology

Eclectic!

Eclectic, perhaps...but, both excellent!!
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 19, 2013, 03:01:04 PM
Today I have been listening to The Jam - Setting Sons and currently on Marlena Shaw - Anthology

Eclectic!

Eclectic, perhaps...but, both excellent!!

Chris, it was interesting to see Wade In The Water crop up in the "those records you just can't stand" thread. Personally I have no problem with it, but isn't that just the beauty of music  :)

Going back to Setting Sons was interesting as it was never my favourite Jam album  (All Mod Cons gets my vote), but it's aged well and I have really enjoyed playing it on repeat in the car this morning!
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Post by: Chris_Casey on June 19, 2013, 03:48:05 PM

Chris, it was interesting to see Wade In The Water crop up in the "those records you just can't stand" thread. Personally I have no problem with it, but isn't that just the beauty of music  :)

Going back to Setting Sons was interesting as it was never my favourite Jam album  (All Mod Cons gets my vote), but it's aged well and I have really enjoyed playing it on repeat in the car this morning!

I've never been able to make a final decision as to which LP I liked best from The Jam...either SETTING SONS or ALL MOD CONS.
In all honesty I think they are both equally brilliant and are, in my opinion, the best overall releases from my all-time favorite band.
That having been said...

Think I will spin both LP's, today!  Starting, right now...!
Followed up by some classic R&B/Soul, of course...
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Post by: JTH on June 20, 2013, 06:33:34 PM
Listening to Electric Soft Parade in session on Marc Riley's show.Not bad at all.
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Post by: Monkey on June 20, 2013, 08:12:14 PM
Totally passed me by twenty years ago (!) but have now fallen completely in love with BMX Bandits' LP Life Goes On.
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Post by: Rocketman on June 20, 2013, 08:40:05 PM
Totally passed me by twenty years ago (!) but have now fallen completely in love with BMX Bandits' LP Life Goes On.

Interesting nostalgia trip as I am currently playing catch up with early lemonheads (pre ray) also going to see evan dando next week ,regards the bmx bandits they are from teenage fanclub origins whose Grand Prix album I consider to be one of the 90's best .

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Post by: charliebravo69 on June 21, 2013, 01:24:26 AM
Trying to listen to Bish Bosch by Scott Walker - dear lord and all that is holy!  :o
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 21, 2013, 10:49:09 AM
Trying to listen to Bish Bosch by Scott Walker - dear lord and all that is holy!  :o

after that try and give his Tilt album 20 minutes! the sound of a man hitting a lump of meat with some wood does not make for easy listening.........in my opinion of course
!
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Post by: norm on June 21, 2013, 11:32:46 AM
Black Monk Time - The Monks
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes
Gal - Gal Costa
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Post by: charliebravo69 on June 21, 2013, 03:09:22 PM
Trying to listen to Bish Bosch by Scott Walker - dear lord and all that is holy!  :o

after that try and give his Tilt album 20 minutes! the sound of a man hitting a lump of meat with some wood does not make for easy listening.........in my opinion of course
!

think I'll leave that one for another tiime  ??? ;D
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Post by: Woody 64 on June 21, 2013, 09:06:28 PM
Totally passed me by twenty years ago (!) but have now fallen completely in love with BMX Bandits' LP Life Goes On.

Was at a job today and their name came up in conversation.

Played a few gigs with them (supporting)many years ago...lived in the next town to them.

The town that they come from Bellshill has also spawned the Fanclub,the Soup Dragons and the legend that is Sheena Easton.
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Post by: Red Steve on June 21, 2013, 09:11:18 PM
Watching Weller on Sky Arts from the Isle of Wight Festival. Great renditions of Start, and My Ever Changing Moods.
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Post by: hatters on June 21, 2013, 10:52:10 PM
Watching Weller on Sky Arts from the Isle of Wight Festival. Great renditions of Start, and My Ever Changing Moods.

Ta. Didn't see that. Set to record.

Mike
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Post by: Pekko on June 22, 2013, 03:22:52 AM
Picked up three Kent LP´s that were missing from my Kent collection today , "Love Uprising", "Sharp", "Cool", for 2.5e a piece!

Haven´t heard Jackie´s "Because Of You" for a long long time, almost forgot how good it is  :D
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Post by: Pekko on June 22, 2013, 03:25:17 AM
Also picked up the Sandra Wright LP for 10e  8), still sealed, great day for record shopping!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 23, 2013, 02:33:35 PM
A measure of today's listening pleasure:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5788.jpg)
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Post by: Woody 64 on June 23, 2013, 07:28:38 PM
Bobby,

A nice selection....though I never let a Sunday pass without spinning the Four Tops

Never seen the Ruts one before...is this an import?
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 23, 2013, 07:44:24 PM
Bobby,

A nice selection....though I never let a Sunday pass without spinning the Four Tops

Never seen the Ruts one before...is this an import?

The Ruts, yeah, don't know to much about this one to be honest. The date of release for it is 1983 which is well past the release date of the tracks on it, I'm guessing it's some sort of retrospective 'best of' release.
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Post by: Woody 64 on June 23, 2013, 08:18:08 PM
Loved them...I can remember Peel playing In a Rut for the first time....class
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Post by: John D on June 23, 2013, 09:44:57 PM
liking a bit of "Vintage Trouble" at the moment since I heard them support The Who
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 24, 2013, 02:20:26 PM
Currently listening to Ian Skelly's rather lovely "Cut From A Star" album on Spotify and wondering if it's going to get a re-release again any time soon.
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Post by: roel on June 24, 2013, 07:58:10 PM
billie holiday - the great american songbook
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Post by: Red Steve on June 24, 2013, 09:47:01 PM
Bobby,

A nice selection....though I never let a Sunday pass without spinning the Four Tops

Never seen the Ruts one before...is this an import?

The Ruts, yeah, don't know to much about this one to be honest. The date of release for it is 1983 which is well past the release date of the tracks on it, I'm guessing it's some sort of retrospective 'best of' release.

Another big Ruts fan (same with the Damned & the DK's). Never seen that EP before, and have most if not all of the Ruts 45's. Seen them a few times back in the early 80's and still catch  the Damned every time they tour.
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Post by: Maldini on June 26, 2013, 07:51:59 PM
Getting right into The Amazing Snakeheads just now. Theyre a wee bit rockabilly and the singers got a brilliant voice.
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Post by: Chris_Casey on June 27, 2013, 12:40:14 AM
Currently listening to the US versions of THE JAM-SETTING SONS and STIFF LITTLE FINGERS- NOBODY'S HEROES---thanks to a couple LP's I found at an "Antique" shop, yesterday.
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Post by: Monkey on June 27, 2013, 04:35:12 PM
Today been listening to Of This And Other Worlds by The Hidden Masters. New out. Sounds like a late 60's UK pop-psych band but with a sharp guitar edge - not too trippy - and great harmonies. Bit like the best stuff from the Rubble comps. Worth a listen.
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 27, 2013, 07:56:54 PM
The new Mavis Staples album - One True Vine

fantastic stuff - one of the truly great female voices of all time
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Post by: Chris_Casey on June 27, 2013, 08:27:38 PM
The new Mavis Staples album - One True Vine

fantastic stuff - one of the truly great female voices of all time

Amazing!  Just received that Mavis Staples album in the mail, today!
Along with KILL THE WOLF by Matt Berry from Acid Jazz Records.

Listening to "Every Step" from ONE TRUE VINE, at this very moment.
I agree, fantastic stuff!
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 29, 2013, 06:42:58 PM
Ron Sexsmith - Forever Endeavour, another cracker from the Canadian songsmith

The Congos - The Heart of The Congos   one of the best reggae albums ever?

Mavis Staples (again) - One True Vine   superb
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 29, 2013, 08:12:27 PM
^ ^
The Congos - The Heart of The Congos, on Go Feet Records right?
I'll have to dig out my copy of that, I haven't listened to it in a long while.
Here's todays listening delights:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5761.jpg)
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 30, 2013, 09:27:39 AM
^ ^
The Congos - The Heart of The Congos, on Go Feet Records right?
I'll have to dig out my copy of that, I haven't listened to it in a long while.
Here's todays listening delights:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5761.jpg)

Morning Mr C,

The Congos CD that I have is on the Blood & Fire label however it was released on vinyl on the Go-Feet label in 1978.

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Post by: Bobby Charlton on June 30, 2013, 11:38:00 AM
^ ^
The Congos - The Heart of The Congos, on Go Feet Records right?
I'll have to dig out my copy of that, I haven't listened to it in a long while.
Here's todays listening delights:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5761.jpg)

Morning Mr C,

The Congos CD that I have is on the Blood & Fire label however it was released on vinyl on the Go-Feet label in 1978.

T'was indeed... I tracked it down a year or two ago and was surprised it was on a Go Feet Low Price thingy...
Here's my copy, I'm gonna pop it on now:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/BONGOS_01.jpg)
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on July 01, 2013, 06:54:05 PM
The Liminanas - Crystal Anis, cool French garage pop

Clinic - Bubblegum, bit of a departure for them (acoustic guitars!)
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Post by: roel on July 01, 2013, 07:34:10 PM
nancy wilson & cannonball adderley
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Post by: Rocketman on July 02, 2013, 12:05:27 PM
Heard a interview and tracks from the forthcoming new glasvegas album on 6music , so I thought I would take a punt on their earlier stuff and sourced their debut album (cd/dvd) for pennies in that's entertainment.
Wow.... it's like 50's doo wop with a phil Spector wall of sound and velvet underground drums, looking forward to the new one.
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Post by: Bjoanmark on July 02, 2013, 05:05:05 PM
Currently working my way through Volume 12 A of  The Complete Motown Singles. I thought it had finished at Vol11 then another one came out and I had to get it!
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Post by: BLUEMAN on July 04, 2013, 09:03:23 AM
Had to drive up to Dublin yesterday, had the following on:

The Small Faces  - Ogdens Nut Gone Flake

Keb Darge & Paul Weller present Lost & Found

Further Adventures of Mod Jazz

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um   
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Post by: StevePWilliams on July 04, 2013, 09:47:44 AM
Played both sides of Motown Chartbusters vol. 3 whilst doing my washing etc last night. So easy to listen to.

(http://eil.com/images/main/Tamla+Motown+-+Motown+Chartbusters+Vol.+3+-+LP+RECORD-293806.jpg)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on July 04, 2013, 11:05:54 AM
Heard a interview and tracks from the forthcoming new glasvegas album on 6music , so I thought I would take a punt on their earlier stuff and sourced their debut album (cd/dvd) for pennies in that's entertainment.
Wow.... it's like 50's doo wop with a phil Spector wall of sound and velvet underground drums, looking forward to the new one.

That debut album is superb from start to finish, they perfectly capture what it's like to be f*cked up and f*cking everything up. The follow-up, Uphoria/Heartbreak, was a bit of a disappointment, hope the new one sees them back to form
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Post by: BigShaun on July 04, 2013, 11:10:08 AM
Whilst washing up etc last night i listened to both sides of Oscar Brown Jr's "Sin and Soul" album. It's a regular one for me to play while doing other stuff.
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Post by: Red Steve on July 04, 2013, 11:22:21 AM
Had to drive up to Dublin yesterday, had the following on:

Keb Darge & Paul Weller present Lost & Found


Found this one on Spotify. Cheers.
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Post by: leeboy on July 04, 2013, 04:03:15 PM
Playing The Equators album Hot on Spotify. Found a cassette tape in a box in the loft at the weekend. Saw them live in 81/82 I think but can't remember where, possibly supported the Beat at Dunstable Civic Centre?
Happy days!
Seems like they are still around  http://www.theequators.com
 
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Post by: detroitmike on July 04, 2013, 04:57:33 PM
"The Best of Bobby Bland" on the Duke label.
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 05, 2013, 07:13:08 PM
Currently listening to The Electric Soft Parade new album "Idiots". Some lovely tunes a few of which have a distinctly 60's feel about them.

Earlier I had the Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra's "The Benevolence Of Sister Mary Ignatius" on which sounds great but especially in the sunshine. The cover of the album makes me smile too!   
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on July 06, 2013, 10:51:51 AM
Daughter's birthday...
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(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/KGrHqMOKooE6eVU7UV4BOi-416B60_1.jpg)
It's f*cking horrendous.
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Post by: StevePWilliams on July 06, 2013, 11:33:29 AM
Hahaha "daughters birthday" is the best cover up I've heard...
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on July 06, 2013, 12:18:17 PM
Hahaha "daughters birthday" is the best cover up I've heard...

Ha ha! Cheeky b*gger.
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 06, 2013, 06:24:02 PM
Craig Charles funk and soul show on Radio 6. 3 hours of good sounds - especially when the suns out!
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Post by: roel on July 08, 2013, 08:31:35 PM
john lee hooker - anthology
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Post by: roel on July 10, 2013, 08:41:37 PM
buster shuffle - do nothing
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Post by: StevePWilliams on July 12, 2013, 12:36:40 PM
Herman's Hermits - No Milk Today.

Beautiful 60s charm.
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Post by: Rocketman on July 12, 2013, 07:27:15 PM
Going to the Bowie ex this weekend and staying in Camden , any recommends (pubs ,etc.) would be appreciated . Has anybody been here ?

http://www.theblueskitchen.com/blues-kitchen-radio/
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Post by: midwest65 on July 12, 2013, 10:17:46 PM
Bob seger. East side story. Lp.
the jerk boom! Bam! Vol 2
Yusef lateef. Eastern sounds.
A bunch of 10" 's on spoonful records Katanga! Kan-gu-wa, ahbe casbe, chop chop!
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Post by: Rocketman on July 12, 2013, 10:36:21 PM
Bob seger. East side story. Lp.
the jerk boom! Bam! Vol 2
Yusef lateef. Eastern sounds.
A bunch of 10" 's on spoonful records Katanga! Kan-gu-wa, ahbe casbe, chop chop!
Very nice , did it come with rice .
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Post by: roel on July 14, 2013, 08:20:45 PM
june christy - classic albums
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Post by: Monkey on July 15, 2013, 04:49:20 PM
Switching between this lot:

Sandie Shaw - Reviewing the Situation
Woody Guthrie - Poor Boy
Various Artists - Scared To Get Happy: A Story of IndiePop 1980-1989
Lots of The Kinks, especially Village Green and Muswell Hillbillies
The Mystreated - 10 Boss Cuts
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Post by: Ady C on July 15, 2013, 06:00:30 PM
Switching between this lot:

Sandie Shaw - Reviewing the Situation
Woody Guthrie - Poor Boy
Various Artists - Scared To Get Happy: A Story of IndiePop 1980-1989
Lots of The Kinks, especially Village Green and Muswell Hillbillies
The Mystreated - 10 Boss Cuts
Is your copy of Reviewing the Situation the one on the RPM label with extra tracks including Heaven Knows I'm Missing Him Now?

I've been listening to Rod The Mod's first five solo albums lately.
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Post by: Monkey on July 15, 2013, 06:12:18 PM

Is your copy of Reviewing the Situation the one on the RPM label with extra tracks including Heaven Knows I'm Missing Him Now?

I've been listening to Rod The Mod's first five solo albums lately.

That's the one. Unusual for extra tracks to be as good as the original tracks but they are in this case.
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Post by: roel on July 15, 2013, 08:05:56 PM
the clash - london calling
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Post by: roel on July 16, 2013, 08:01:17 PM
various artists - island records presents: ska
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on July 18, 2013, 08:25:53 PM
Kid's in bed, wife's out for the night, this is my listening pleasure for tonight:

(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5781.jpg)
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Post by: SuaveCollective on July 19, 2013, 10:28:43 AM

Having an immensely good time, cruising around South West London with the shades on and The Impressions (A's & B's comp) blasting out... Loves A Comin' getting heavy repeated plays...

... am def going to see them when they play next year!

https://agmp.ticketabc.com/events/impressions/
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on July 20, 2013, 01:56:49 PM
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5776.jpg)
S'been a while since I dug these out.
Glad I did.
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on July 21, 2013, 12:00:37 AM
Snakadaktal - Hung On Tight.
The generally treasured and enchanting indie-pop teenage outfit from Melbourne.
I've just pre-ordered their debut album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4r0SsfqbTo
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 21, 2013, 10:10:22 AM
Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Fun, American garage/ punk - good to bounce around the front room to on a sunday morning!
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Post by: roel on July 22, 2013, 08:21:42 PM
the style council - introducing
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Post by: Hoxtonian on July 23, 2013, 07:30:33 AM
The Upsetter Box Set (consisting of 3 early Perry albums: Africa's Blood, Rhythm Shower & Double Seven) on Trojan.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on July 23, 2013, 02:24:28 PM
The Upsetter Box Set (consisting of 3 early Perry albums: Africa's Blood, Rhythm Shower & Double Seven) on Trojan.

PERRY 1 per chance Hoxtonian?
Great box set that.
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Post by: Hoxtonian on July 23, 2013, 03:39:10 PM

PERRY 1 per chance Hoxtonian?
Great box set that.
[/quote]

The very same ! It's top dollar indeed.
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Post by: JTH on July 23, 2013, 11:32:32 PM
This is quite good(Steve Mason again)

http://www.oki-ni.com/mix-series/ms139-steve-mason?utm_source=SILVERPOP&utm_medium=EMAIL&utm_content=MIX%20-%20Nike%20-%20U%20Clothing%20-%20Saucony%20-%20Indigoferra%20Prima%20-%20Week%20in%20review%20-%2021072103
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 24, 2013, 05:29:22 PM
Paul Weller's debut solo album "Paul Weller"

Jagwar Ma - Howlin'     if the Chemical Brothers and Tame Impala met the Stone Roses on a summer evening back in '89 this might have been the result. Excellent "dance" album if you like that sort of thing
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Post by: DenisW on July 24, 2013, 08:08:31 PM
Get Carter Soundtrack.
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Post by: Chris_Casey on July 25, 2013, 02:48:29 PM
These are the CD's in my changer, today:

Gene Chandler- Nothing Can Stop Me (Greatest Hits)
John Barry - Hammett (Original Soundtrack)
Francesco De Masi - Arizona Colt (Original Soundtrack)
Nora Orlandi - $10,000 Per Un Massacro (Original Soundtrack)
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
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Post by: Ady C on July 25, 2013, 05:22:49 PM
The Twisted Wheel comp on Charly; smitten with The Dells' version of It's Not Unusual.
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 26, 2013, 01:03:17 PM
Omar - The Man

A great return for a genuinely talented British singer. Soulful and jazzy with touches of latin. Recommended! 
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on July 27, 2013, 02:17:26 PM
Today's play list has been up to now:
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 28, 2013, 09:42:52 AM
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on July 28, 2013, 03:45:58 PM
A trip down memory lane along with White Denim's LP today:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5771.jpg)
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Post by: monday on July 29, 2013, 01:22:00 AM
Listening to a Mod Revival classic  Beat Boys In The Jet Age by the Lambrettas.
Just got hold of an old vinyl copy which took 3 weeks to arrive from Berlin to Western Australia.
Worth the wait, great memories with each track. ;D
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Post by: lordjames on July 29, 2013, 09:42:23 PM
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - can't get Lucifer Sam out of my head.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on July 30, 2013, 09:42:29 AM
Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - can't get Lucifer Sam out of my head.
Great LP that Lord, always been in my top 100.
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Post by: Stax on July 30, 2013, 07:10:22 PM
The sun inspired me to go for "... are the Village Green Preservation Society" today.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on July 31, 2013, 09:39:50 AM
The sun inspired me to go for "... are the Village Green Preservation Society" today.
Another top LP.
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Post by: monday on August 01, 2013, 04:58:20 AM
Today I am listening to........
Mojo presents  Heavy Mod.
Not a bad compilation given with Mojo magazine, had it for ages & keep coming back for a listen every so often.
I especially like the David Axelrod track Holy Thursday & Aphrodite's Child....  the Four Horsemen.
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 01, 2013, 06:29:01 AM
Today I am listening to........
Mojo presents  Heavy Mod.
Not a bad compilation given with Mojo magazine, had it for ages & keep coming back for a listen every so often.
I especially like the David Axelrod track Holy Thursday & Aphrodite's Child....  the Four Horsemen.

There are some interesting bits on that compilation Monday.

Yesterday was a Paul Weller - Wild Wood day. Today I have The Clash - Combat Rock lines up for my trip to Wales
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on August 01, 2013, 10:28:23 AM
Today I am listening to........
Mojo presents  Heavy Mod.
Not a bad compilation given with Mojo magazine, had it for ages & keep coming back for a listen every so often.
I especially like the David Axelrod track Holy Thursday & Aphrodite's Child....  the Four Horsemen.
David Axelrod's Holy Thursday is certainly good Monday, from the LP Songs of Innocence I believe.
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Post by: charliebravo69 on August 02, 2013, 01:35:41 PM
Feeling in a foot stomping mood today

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yyGTqg-rL.jpg)
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Post by: Heinz Baked Beans on August 02, 2013, 07:27:08 PM
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/51881045/Here+Are+The+Sonics.png)

Been a while, still, it's a great album!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on August 03, 2013, 11:26:09 AM
Inspired by the last post:
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5808.jpg)
Today's play list up to now.
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on August 04, 2013, 06:38:03 AM
A $5 record fair purchase from last week.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/Dexys_Midnight_Runners_Searching_for_the_Young_Soul_Rebels.jpg)
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Post by: monday on August 04, 2013, 12:24:24 PM
Today I am listening to........
Mojo presents  Heavy Mod.
Not a bad compilation given with Mojo magazine, had it for ages & keep coming back for a listen every so often.
I especially like the David Axelrod track Holy Thursday & Aphrodite's Child....  the Four Horsemen.
David Axelrod's Holy Thursday is certainly good Monday, from the LP Songs of Innocence I believe.
Yes I believe it is .Have only heard the previews on Amazon but worth a listen.
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Post by: monday on August 04, 2013, 12:27:19 PM
Now I am listening to the soundtrack album of the film Blow Up whilst drinking some Australian Chardonnay, a great mix and highly recommended. 8)
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Post by: Heinz Baked Beans on August 04, 2013, 05:17:04 PM
(http://blog.audiocurrent.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/black-hollies.jpg)
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Post by: monday on August 05, 2013, 07:24:26 AM
Today has been a crap day so listening to some revival, Secret Affair Chords ect  just to get listen to some meatier  stuff from a good time . :)
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Post by: Heinz Baked Beans on August 07, 2013, 11:58:13 AM
(http://passionweiss.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/the-verve-a-storm-in-heaven.jpg)

What an album.
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 07, 2013, 04:21:43 PM
Marques Toliver - Land Of CanAan

Soul singing New Yorker violinist makes great soulful/ jazzy debut. Well worth checking out
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Post by: Fentonwho on August 08, 2013, 03:00:37 PM
Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra's new cd - well performed covers & seeing them live in October too.
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Post by: Rocketman on August 08, 2013, 09:57:57 PM
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vol-1-shake-Some-Action-Shake/dp/B000092Q3S/ref=sr_1_12?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1375998837&sr=1-12&keywords=shake+some+action
Great comp...
Also more recent ....black and white town - doves.      (heat wave type modern stomper)
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 09, 2013, 02:55:42 PM
Carla Thomas - A Love Of My Own
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Post by: monday on August 11, 2013, 09:54:02 AM
Got a taste for the Beatles today,
Revolver
Abbey Road
Magical Mystery Tour
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Post by: roel on August 11, 2013, 08:24:02 PM
clifford brown - memorial album
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Post by: speedrabbit on August 12, 2013, 10:03:06 AM
Just bought Sharp Shades and Finger Snaps, a compilation of various Blue Note artists e.g. Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Art Blakey etc. Pretty good mixture of well-known and not so well-known tunes in the hard-bop style. Definitely helping me getting back into jazz.
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 12, 2013, 01:39:09 PM
Alfa 9 - then we begin

Their debut album. More psychedelic and rocky than "gone to ground " but still a cracking album
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Post by: ThePersuasion on August 12, 2013, 09:21:42 PM
Terry Callier -Occaisional Rain. Nick Drake meets Marvin Gaye
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Post by: monday on August 13, 2013, 05:37:48 AM
Today i got around to listening to David Unreleased LP & More by David Ruffin.
This was recommended earlier by some people on this forum,so i thought i would give it a spin.
I am so glad i did.
It is a top soul lp and should be in everyones collection who love soul.
I give it 10 out of 10.
David Ruffin is a hidden gem and should have got more recognition than he did.
Thanks for the recommendation.
 :)
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 13, 2013, 08:38:44 PM
The new Booker T album "Sound The Alarm".

First listen today and it sounded very good indeed. Some great vocal performances and the usual bits from Mr Jone 
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Post by: roel on August 15, 2013, 07:48:51 PM
the jolt - same title
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Post by: Monkey on August 19, 2013, 05:34:48 PM
Thee Mighty Caesars - Beware The Ides Of March
The Style Council - Modernism: A New Decade
James Brown - Hell
Delaney & Bonnie - Home
The Electric Soft Parade - Idiots
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Post by: monday on August 20, 2013, 09:07:38 AM
Today for the last hour have been listening to EP Choice from the rare mod ep collection.
Sharon Tandy has a great voice.
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Post by: roel on August 21, 2013, 08:51:13 PM
sema 4 in memory of...
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Post by: Number 6 on August 23, 2013, 12:29:41 PM
Been having a bit of an Action/Reggie King moment over the past few days - Ultimate, Rolled Gold and Looking for a Dream.  LFAD has received a fair bit of praise since it was released earlier this year and I can only agree with that - it's baffling how this and Rolled Gold never got releases at the time.  I think I'll have to dig out Uptight and Outasight later on.

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Post by: Woody 64 on August 23, 2013, 09:11:55 PM
the jolt - same title

The Jolt were from my hometown...a good wee band.

Sheddy the drummer went on to join the Saints....another good band....still do a bit now and again.
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Post by: Ady C on August 24, 2013, 06:36:22 AM
The Kinks albums from '66 to '70.  The air of wistful melancholy appeals right now as summer just starts to wain.
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on August 25, 2013, 05:21:12 AM
Craig Charles show with Bobby Womack.
A nice bit of easy listening for a Sunday Afternoon.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0393041
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Post by: roel on August 25, 2013, 07:46:50 PM
the jolt - same title

The Jolt were from my hometown...a good wee band.

Sheddy the drummer went on to join the Saints....another good band....still do a bit now and again.

he went to play with the saints from australia?
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Post by: Spectre on August 29, 2013, 02:49:38 PM
Reggie king, Looking for a reason vinyl LP a bargain on Amazon at £ 9.45
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Post by: Heinz Baked Beans on September 02, 2013, 10:53:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/nJK0UXP.png)
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 02, 2013, 09:17:30 PM
Thee Mighty Caesars - Beware The Ides Of March
The Style Council - Modernism: A New Decade
James Brown - Hell
Delaney & Bonnie - Home
The Electric Soft Parade - Idiots

Modernism: A New Decade... Brave listening there fella, you can't beat a bit of Billy Childish though, nice one.
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Post by: Monkey on September 03, 2013, 02:24:46 PM
You're right, Modernism was brave listening. Fully expected to hate it (hadn't heard it properly before) but was pleasantly surprised. Very 1989 of course but not the disaster its often made out to be.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 03, 2013, 02:40:52 PM
You're right, Modernism was brave listening. Fully expected to hate it (haven't not heard it properly before) but was pleasantly surprised. Very 1989 of course but not the disaster its often made out to be.
Yes, before I heard it for the first time I was slightly wincing but as it got started it wasn't to bad... a bit like getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist.
Certainly not a disaster though.
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Post by: Stax on September 04, 2013, 12:02:35 PM
Having a bit of The People Tree by Mother Earth today. What a great song Jesse is.
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Post by: Woody 64 on September 06, 2013, 09:19:44 PM
the jolt - same title

The Jolt were from my hometown...a good wee band.

Sheddy the drummer went on to join the Saints....another good band....still do a bit now and again.

he went to play with the saints from australia?

Roel,

Yes I know him,works as a journalist in Oz and still drums with the Saints when they gig.
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Post by: roel on September 08, 2013, 06:50:21 PM
the jolt - same title

The Jolt were from my hometown...a good wee band.

Sheddy the drummer went on to join the Saints....another good band....still do a bit now and again.

he went to play with the saints from australia?

Roel,

Yes I know him,works as a journalist in Oz and still drums with the Saints when they gig.

Thanks for the info.
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Post by: Monkey on September 09, 2013, 09:08:52 AM
These two are getting the most attention at the mo:

Brian Auger & The Trinity - Definitely What (1968). Sounds like they had a great time recording this in-between trips to the pub.
 
Babyshambles - Sequel To The Prequel (2013). Thought Doherty was meant to have died four albums ago? Did make me laugh though at the weekend when fans complained he was off his face at their Manchester gig... Two or three weak tracks but like the rest - especially "Farmer's Daughter" and "Penguins".
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Post by: MWC on September 09, 2013, 12:09:04 PM
XFM Manchester are currently playing Arctic Monkeys - AM in full. I've been trying to avoid it but I've now given in...
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Post by: norm on September 09, 2013, 12:44:06 PM
Hanging on tight to the last days of summer with some Aussie psych - Howlin by Jagwar Ma and Hobo Rocket by Pond (better than their sister band Tame Impala IMO)     
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Post by: MWC on September 09, 2013, 01:46:09 PM
XFM Manchester are currently playing Arctic Monkeys - AM in full. I've been trying to avoid it but I've now given in...

and suprise surprise its ordinary to say the least.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 09, 2013, 03:53:19 PM
XFM Manchester are currently playing Arctic Monkeys - AM in full. I've been trying to avoid it but I've now given in...

and suprise surprise its ordinary to say the least.
Co produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age fame is it not?
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Post by: MWC on September 09, 2013, 04:26:52 PM
XFM Manchester are currently playing Arctic Monkeys - AM in full. I've been trying to avoid it but I've now given in...

and suprise surprise its ordinary to say the least.
Co produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age fame is it not?

I think he had something to do with it. He's on backing vocals on two tracks.
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 09, 2013, 05:06:04 PM
Lee Hazlewood - The Complete MGM Recordings

Lee Hazlewood (in my opinion!) is definitely not a mod but he is an absolute legend with a voice like treacle and a songwriting ability that few have ever surpassed. He sings stories and is probably categorised (if pushed) as a Country Music artist which I'm sure puts a lot of people off however just one listen of My Autumns Done Come or the very strange Some Velvet Morning and you soon realise that he had many more strings to his bow.
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Post by: norm on September 09, 2013, 05:40:05 PM
Fantastic choice Ian - The Complete MGM Recordings is basically the three albums: Something Special, The Very Special World of... and Lee Hazlewood-ism. Some of his best work in my opinion, the man was a genius with a voice like honey. You may have guessed - I'm a bit of a fan. ;D
Hardly a day goes by without a bit of Lee on the stereo, particularly nice in the car after a 12 hour night shift - calms me right down.
I picked up a copy of the LHI produced Honey Ltd album last week - brilliant cover of Louie Louie on it.
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 09, 2013, 07:19:21 PM
Fantastic choice Ian - The Complete MGM Recordings is basically the three albums: Something Special, The Very Special World of... and Lee Hazlewood-ism. Some of his best work in my opinion, the man was a genius with a voice like honey. You may have guessed - I'm a bit of a fan. ;D
Hardly a day goes by without a bit of Lee on the stereo, particularly nice in the car after a 12 hour night shift - calms me right down.
I picked up a copy of the LHI produced Honey Ltd album last week - brilliant cover of Louie Louie on it.

Norm, this is music to my ears!

He is a genius and again (in my opinion) should be hailed along with all the other greats like Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison etc not just for the voice but the sheer quality of his songwriting and the dark humour often inherent in a lot of those songs. Also, check out "Trouble Is A Lonesome Town" - a concept album if you will about a fictitious town and it's inhabitants. Marvellous!
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Post by: norm on September 09, 2013, 08:29:47 PM
I got the "Trouble..." album a couple of years ago mate, but now that they've just released the expanded cd, I'll definitely have to pick that up too! You can't beat "Ugly Brown" - hilarious, I'm planning on having "We all make the flowers grow" played at my funeral. ;)
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 10, 2013, 06:22:48 AM
I got the "Trouble..." album a couple of years ago mate, but now that they've just released the expanded cd, I'll definitely have to pick that up too! You can't beat "Ugly Brown" - hilarious, I'm planning on having "We all make the flowers grow" played at my funeral. ;)

How strange is that! I was playing the album in the car on sunday and my 11 year old son loves Ugly Brown. Also, when We all make... came on I had the same thought about a great funeral song!
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 10, 2013, 06:33:17 AM
Norm, when you get a quiet half hour check out the latest album "Me Moan" from Daughn Gibson. Another very interesting voice!
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Post by: norm on September 10, 2013, 10:26:26 AM
Cheers Ian, I'd never heard of him but have just downloaded and listened to the album. I like his voice but the modern beats trouble me a bit, I like my country music to sound fairly traditional. Having said that, I am back at work tomorrow and have a feeling that at 5 in the morning it'll sound great.
If you're a fan of the Lee & Nancy stuff ( I get the feeling that you are!) the albums by Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan are definitely worth a listen.
Regarding funeral song choices - great minds etc.  ;D
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Post by: Ematt on September 10, 2013, 04:25:14 PM
Acid Jazz 25th anniversary box set
From Elvis in Memphis
Fay Hallam Trinity
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 11, 2013, 12:40:20 PM
Pre-ordered 'Soul City Chicago' the other day on double LP. Comes with a free mp3 download of not only the 2 LPS but an extra 32 tracks. Whilst there's nothing ultra-rare in there, 60 tracks for about 13 quid is not to be sniffed at, and I haven't heard a duff track yet!
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Post by: Number 6 on September 11, 2013, 12:51:11 PM
The La's 'The La's'

The Charlatans 'Melting Pot' (singles comp)

The End 'Introspection'

New Breed Blues with Black Popcorn

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Post by: Jonny on September 11, 2013, 08:00:37 PM
Anyone listened to Snapshot by The Strypes yet? Superb musically, just can't get over the 'glossy' production.
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 11, 2013, 08:03:34 PM
Anyone listened to Snapshot by The Strypes yet? Superb musically, just can't get over the 'glossy' production.

had it on repeat in the car today.

I like it but i don't love it. Maybe they're trying a bit too hard to be uniquely derivative? Lee Brilleaux would be quite happy singing a few of the tunes though I'd imagine
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Post by: Jack.92 on September 11, 2013, 09:44:28 PM
Been listening to Galliano 'In Pursuit of The 13th Note' and 'A Joyful Noise Unto The Creator' both constantly the past few days
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 12, 2013, 08:10:03 AM
Anyone listened to Snapshot by The Strypes yet? Superb musically, just can't get over the 'glossy' production.

Really? Have to say, this was something I feared when I heard Chris Difford was working with them. The Strypes are, imo, better for the rough edges
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Post by: MWC on September 12, 2013, 10:04:50 AM
Anyone listened to Snapshot by The Strypes yet? Superb musically, just can't get over the 'glossy' production.

Really? Have to say, this was something I feared when I heard Chris Difford was working with them. The Strypes are, imo, better for the rough edges

I've been contemplating buying the album, is it worth it?
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 12, 2013, 02:48:08 PM
Anyone listened to Snapshot by The Strypes yet? Superb musically, just can't get over the 'glossy' production.

Really? Have to say, this was something I feared when I heard Chris Difford was working with them. The Strypes are, imo, better for the rough edges

I've been contemplating buying the album, is it worth it?

Any reviews I've read have been, in the main, positive without being gushing. I suppose it was always likely that the studio production was going to smooth out some of that live edge, but at about £15 on vinyl, I think you'll get your money's worth.  I've just ordered it today!
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Post by: monday on September 13, 2013, 07:04:13 AM
Today I am listening to mostly,
PP Arnold   The First Cut   the Immediate anthology.
Good album only listened to it once but some great stuff.
Love her version of God Only Knows amongst others  :)
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 14, 2013, 11:10:02 AM
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities album

A 25 year old Dutchman who is quite obviously channelling Syd Barrett and all things psychedelic. Lovely!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 14, 2013, 12:40:59 PM
^^ Sounds good.
Todays listening delights...
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5900.jpg)
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Post by: Richard Shimmy on September 15, 2013, 07:00:18 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03b4jsb

The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show, essential Sunday afternoon listening in our house.
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Post by: Ematt on September 15, 2013, 07:31:30 AM
Been playing the new Artic Monkeys album, and this makes 3 bad albums from them in row for me.
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on September 22, 2013, 10:08:47 AM
This morning....

Spacemen 3- Recurring
Julian Cope- World Shut Your Mouth & Fried

Also love this from the Black Hollies....https://soundcloud.com/pete-ejrc/the-black-hollies-05-somewhere
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 22, 2013, 07:49:14 PM
This morning....

Spacemen 3- Recurring
Julian Cope- World Shut Your Mouth & Fried

Also love this from the Black Hollies....https://soundcloud.com/pete-ejrc/the-black-hollies-05-somewhere

Spacemen 3- Recurring
Man! Haven't heard that one in years.
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on September 22, 2013, 08:07:13 PM
This morning....

Spacemen 3- Recurring
Julian Cope- World Shut Your Mouth & Fried

Also love this from the Black Hollies....https://soundcloud.com/pete-ejrc/the-black-hollies-05-somewhere



Spacemen 3- Recurring
Man! Haven't heard that one in years.

Been listening to the new Wooden Shjips and suddenly "got the urge" for some Spacemen 3. Funny how a new record can lead to digging stuff you haven't even thought about in years.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 22, 2013, 08:50:28 PM
This morning....

Spacemen 3- Recurring
Julian Cope- World Shut Your Mouth & Fried

Also love this from the Black Hollies....https://soundcloud.com/pete-ejrc/the-black-hollies-05-somewhere



Spacemen 3- Recurring
Man! Haven't heard that one in years.

Been listening to the new Wooden Shjips and suddenly "got the urge" for some Spacemen 3. Funny how a new record can lead to digging stuff you haven't even thought about in years.
Now that is funny, you mentioned it and so I dug out mine to have a listen.
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Post by: leeboy on September 23, 2013, 11:09:20 AM
Listening to The Electric Prunes- The great banana hoax on Psychedelicized Radio whilst working, wanted a change from Radio A Go Go, oh Humble Pie just coming on, think I might like this station!
Heavy Mod baby!
http://radiotuna.com/
   
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Post by: charliebravo69 on September 23, 2013, 11:16:28 AM
Both of the Sven Hammond Soul albums - and especially their version of the prodigy's track 'smack my bitch up' quite special that one. The live version on youtube with Patt Riley on vocal duties is 7 minutes of brillaince
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Post by: leeboy on September 23, 2013, 11:45:13 AM
Both of the Sven Hammond Soul albums - and especially their version of the prodigy's track 'smack my bitch up' quite special that one. The live version on youtube with Patt Riley on vocal duties is 7 minutes of brillaince

Blimey, that is good, need to check out more of their stuff now. 
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Post by: JTH on September 23, 2013, 07:03:01 PM
Both of the Sven Hammond Soul albums - and especially their version of the prodigy's track 'smack my bitch up' quite special that one. The live version on youtube with Patt Riley on vocal duties is 7 minutes of brillaince

Blimey, that is good, need to check out more of their stuff now.
Seconded.Cheers for heads up.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 23, 2013, 09:29:22 PM
Both of the Sven Hammond Soul albums - and especially their version of the prodigy's track 'smack my bitch up' quite special that one. The live version on youtube with Patt Riley on vocal duties is 7 minutes of brillaince

Blimey, that is good, need to check out more of their stuff now.
Seconded.Cheers for heads up.

Thirded(??) Great stuff, some investigating to be done!  8)
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Post by: charliebravo69 on September 24, 2013, 07:56:50 AM
Surprising that so few people have heard of them - I first heard them a year or two back via a track posted on farcebook but it's taken me till the last week or so to investigate further. Seems to be a wealth of European Soul/Funk bands - also picked up another recommendation on a band called New Cool Collective. Their album Trippin' from 2005 (and CD2 in particular with Tony Allen on drums) is excellent - much more a latin flavour than Hammond heavy like SHS but done VERY well
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Post by: DenisW on September 24, 2013, 02:05:07 PM
The very best of Bob James
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on September 24, 2013, 03:17:57 PM
The very best of Bob James
Bob James... I bet there's some great tunes on there Denis.
Out of interest, is there the Theme from Taxi on this comp. of yours?
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Post by: DenisW on September 24, 2013, 06:01:24 PM
Yes it is.Angela's Theme.The best of I bought a few years ago on CD. His first solo album 'One' I got on Vinyl this week.He is one of the most sampled artist of all time.Almost 700 times.
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Post by: SuaveCollective on September 24, 2013, 06:43:22 PM
The Replacements. A couple of their albums which are favourites of mine. Sorry Ma Forgot To Take Out The Trash. Fine punk-racket from start to finish. 18 songs and a whole album lasting less than half an hour... And the more mature and jam-packed full of melody Let It Be with a couple of songs that are simply stunning, namely Answering Machine and the gorgeous and poignant Sixteen Blue which could almost be a song off Sound Affects to these ears...

Recommend them both highly... Neither 'mod' per se but great albums none-the-less...
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Post by: Rocketman on September 24, 2013, 08:35:21 PM
The Replacements. A couple of their albums which are favourites of mine. Sorry Ma Forgot To Take Out The Trash. Fine punk-racket from start to finish. 18 songs and a whole album lasting less than half an hour... And the more mature and jam-packed full of melody Let It Be with a couple of songs that are simply stunning, namely Answering Machine and the gorgeous and poignant Sixteen Blue which could almost be a song off Sound Affects to these ears...

Recommend them both highly... Neither 'mod' per se but great albums none-the-less...

Love the replacements I have 'let it be' on original label and agree re. sixteen blue (fantastic riff ) They also do a great cover of 'another girl another planet'.
Regards cover versions I highly recommend ' the kick - I can't let go ' 

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ5tQbl-4ZI
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Post by: Red Steve on September 24, 2013, 08:38:10 PM
The Replacements. A couple of their albums which are favourites of mine. Sorry Ma Forgot To Take Out The Trash. Fine punk-racket from start to finish. 18 songs and a whole album lasting less than half an hour... And the more mature and jam-packed full of melody Let It Be with a couple of songs that are simply stunning, namely Answering Machine and the gorgeous and poignant Sixteen Blue which could almost be a song off Sound Affects to these ears...

Recommend them both highly... Neither 'mod' per se but great albums none-the-less...

Thanks for that...never heard of them before, but just found some stuff on the web...great stuff..
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Post by: SuaveCollective on September 25, 2013, 08:37:14 AM
Let It Be is one of those albums I often buy as a gift as it's little known and excellent. Pretty sure you could pick a copy up off Ebay or Amazon for less than a fiver.

Amazon also do those original album series for The Replacements 5 albums for about £15 if you enjoy Let It Be.

... Tell you what Steve, buy it and if you dont like it i'll send you a fiver myself!
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Post by: Red Steve on September 25, 2013, 12:43:59 PM
Let It Be is one of those albums I often buy as a gift as it's little known and excellent. Pretty sure you could pick a copy up off Ebay or Amazon for less than a fiver.

Amazon also do those original album series for The Replacements 5 albums for about £15 if you enjoy Let It Be.

... Tell you what Steve, buy it and if you dont like it i'll send you a fiver myself!

A load of their stuff is on Spotify, including Let it Be.
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Post by: StevePWilliams on September 25, 2013, 01:01:25 PM
Boss is not in the office today so had my iPad playing, favourite tracks so far today:

Your Little Sister - The Marvelows
One More Time - Clovers
Do You Still Love Me - Cookie Jackson

making the day a lot more bearable!
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 25, 2013, 05:01:25 PM
Darrell Banks - Soul Classics

What a voice but sadly murdered at age 35! Also just ordered the recently released "I'm The One Who Loves You - The Complete Volt Recordings Remastered" and very much looking forward to hearing that
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Post by: Rocketman on September 25, 2013, 07:19:35 PM
Lauren laverne has a peoples (request) playlist ,1/2 hr of northern soul on tomorrow's (thurs morning)
6music show.
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Post by: Red Steve on September 25, 2013, 08:55:26 PM
Thanks, I'll make a point of tuning in tomorrow for that. Usually a Radio 2 listener (like the Ken Bruce pop quiz) and switch over to 6 music at 1pm for Radcliffe & Maconie
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 26, 2013, 03:42:41 PM
I'll be putting that on the BBC 6 Radio iPlayer later then!

Also took delivery of Darrow Fletcher - the Pain Gets A Little Deeper (The Complete Early Years 1965-1971) earlier today and it is full of gems
 
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Post by: Rocketman on September 28, 2013, 09:34:33 PM
Thanks, I'll make a point of tuning in tomorrow for that. Usually a Radio 2 listener (like the Ken Bruce pop quiz) and switch over to 6 music at 1pm for Radcliffe & Maconie

This is pretty much my radio listening pattern also , I only do well in the quiz pre mid 80's though . I usually switch to Lauren laverne after the quiz. Radcliffe&maconie have me in stitches some days (the ribbing they gave the canal warden about low speed boat chases...classic) . Interested in if you have had a tune played on the chain ?
( I have at no.2605.  Big star - thirteen.)
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Post by: Red Steve on September 28, 2013, 11:26:04 PM
Thanks, I'll make a point of tuning in tomorrow for that. Usually a Radio 2 listener (like the Ken Bruce pop quiz) and switch over to 6 music at 1pm for Radcliffe & Maconie

This is pretty much my radio listening pattern also , I only do well in the quiz pre mid 80's though . I usually switch to Lauren laverne after the quiz. Radcliffe&maconie have me in stitches some days (the ribbing they gave the canal warden about low speed boat chases...classic) . Interested in if you have had a tune played on the chain ?
( I have at no.2605.  Big star - thirteen.)

Not tried to get a track played on the chain, but always have a go at "tea-time theme time". Like you I'll switch over to 6 Music after Ken Bruce has finished unless Jeremy Vine is covering a topic that I'm interested in.

Agree about the humour with Mark & Stuart, they even have my wife in stiches most days.  ;D
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on September 29, 2013, 03:22:33 PM
Featherman ep by The See See- just pre-ordered a copy. Perfect autumnal soundtrack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0w5tg5aCak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaniAbQ7-_8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDajNSHQPzE
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Post by: Monkey on October 02, 2013, 07:24:46 PM
Also took delivery of Darrow Fletcher - the Pain Gets A Little Deeper (The Complete Early Years 1965-1971) earlier today and it is full of gems
 

Waiting for my copy to turn up. Long overdue.

General listening right now: Bob Dylan - Another Self Portrait; Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers; Nina Simone Sings The Blues.
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Post by: ianeggbert on October 03, 2013, 04:39:20 PM
Spoilt this week as I've had the Darrow Fletcher comp on heavy play and also received Darrell Banks "I'm The One Who Loves You - The Volt Recordings" CD this morning. Another amazing vocal talent. Beautiful Feeling   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iezA4c9Fe14 is such a great track
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Post by: Ady C on October 04, 2013, 04:19:27 PM
Suede - DogManStar - my fave band of the 90s.  They were much better than all that Britpop malarkey.  I saw them live and Bret sang the coda to one song unaccompanied which was hairs-standing-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck brilliant. 

Edgar 'Jones' Jones - Gettin' A Little Help From The Jonesses (had this ages and I've played it in the car.  It's grown on me as I didn't think it was as good as Soothing Music...)

The four volumes Sue Story on Ace/Kent. 

Does anyone know of if there is a decent compilation of OV Wright??
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Post by: norm on October 04, 2013, 04:48:18 PM
"Blues and Roots" by Charles Mingus and "Mod Jazz volume 1" - nice 8)
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Post by: Rocketman on October 04, 2013, 09:45:21 PM
Who is William onyeabor ?
http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/07/26/luaka-bop-who-is-william-onyeabor/
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Post by: Mikeyg007 on October 04, 2013, 10:26:16 PM
Gregory Porter, 1960 What? http://youtu.be/xpgcvk5qbJU (http://youtu.be/xpgcvk5qbJU)
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Post by: Jack.92 on October 06, 2013, 12:18:37 PM
Gregory Porter, 1960 What? http://youtu.be/xpgcvk5qbJU (http://youtu.be/xpgcvk5qbJU)

Enjoying Liquid Spirit quite a lot at the moment!
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Post by: Rocketman on October 08, 2013, 07:49:02 PM
Who is William onyeabor ?
http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/07/26/luaka-bop-who-is-william-onyeabor/

Awaiting my copy  ;)
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Post by: StevePWilliams on October 17, 2013, 03:31:47 PM
Bit modern and stereotypical, but still love the sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2lE5MzjmV8
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Post by: Red Steve on October 17, 2013, 04:17:02 PM
Bit modern and stereotypical, but still love the sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2lE5MzjmV8

Great video too  8)
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Post by: SuaveCollective on October 18, 2013, 07:57:55 AM
Piss Factory by Patti Smith

Heard 'of' her but never really heard any of her stuff other than frankly woeful 'Because The Night' until I hear this song on a cheapo compilation I picked up and I love it!

Not Mod in the slightest, kind of Jazz poetry cum proto rap - not a million miles from some of the early Gil Scott Heron stuff which is no bad thing in my book!

Does any one know what the rest of her cannon of work is like?
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on October 18, 2013, 08:09:33 AM
Piss Factory by Patti Smith

Heard 'of' her but never really heard any of her stuff other than frankly woeful 'Because The Night' until I hear this song on a cheapo compilation I picked up and I love it!

Not Mod in the slightest, kind of Jazz poetry cum proto rap - not a million miles from some of the early Gil Scott Heron stuff which is no bad thing in my book!

Does any one know what the rest of her cannon of work is like?

New York arty, poetry punk.
You can hear where Souxsie Sue got one or two of her vocal inflictions from.
Probably one of the first great female role models in rock too.
As for the music? Not a fan really, among all those early to mid 70s US/New York punk groups I think I draw the line at The Voidoids.
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Post by: ianeggbert on October 18, 2013, 09:42:11 AM
Bettye Swann - Bettye Swann album

Given the quality of the songs and the vocals I can never understand why some of these artists were never as huge as they should have been. Bettye is a prime example
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Post by: charliebravo69 on October 18, 2013, 10:07:14 AM
Ennio Morricone - In lounge comp LP
Jacqueline Taieb - The French Mademoiselle LP
Georgie Fame - Seventh Son LP
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 18, 2013, 01:17:59 PM
Piss Factory by Patti Smith

Heard 'of' her but never really heard any of her stuff other than frankly woeful 'Because The Night' until I hear this song on a cheapo compilation I picked up and I love it!

Not Mod in the slightest, kind of Jazz poetry cum proto rap - not a million miles from some of the early Gil Scott Heron stuff which is no bad thing in my book!

Does any one know what the rest of her cannon of work is like?

I was in a similar position until I caught her on Sky Arts one night performing live from back in the 80s and was surprised by just how many tracks I actually knew without realising I did!

'Horses' is held up as her seminal album and is probably about as good a place to start as any. I like it but haven't found an awful lot more that has really piqued my interest. Spotify has a sh*t-load of her stuff on there if you want to delve deeper
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Post by: leeboy on October 18, 2013, 03:13:48 PM
https://thedelegators.bandcamp.com/track/i-didnt-mean-to-break-your-heart

Just heard their single on Robert Elms show on BBC London, sound great and they have a new album out soon. Great vocals, looking forward to hearing the new album. Anyone seen them live?
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Post by: Rocketman on October 18, 2013, 04:17:07 PM
Piss Factory by Patti Smith

Heard 'of' her but never really heard any of her stuff other than frankly woeful 'Because The Night' until I hear this song on a cheapo compilation I picked up and I love it!

Not Mod in the slightest, kind of Jazz poetry cum proto rap - not a million miles from some of the early Gil Scott Heron stuff which is no bad thing in my book!

Does any one know what the rest of her cannon of work is like?


My wife is a big fan of her music and books (she loves the bronte's and always visits this part of Yorkshire on her tours ) , she does a great covers album called 12 ,  land ,Easter and horses (which includes a bonus track 'my generation') are also worth a listen her guitarist Lenny Kaye is the guy who brought us the  fantastic 'nuggets collections' . Her deceased husband is Fred sonic smith of the mc5 .
I saw a recent documentary on her and unfortunately she has not aged well ( horrific facial hair ! )
Regards the above post on avoiding the USA new wave scene , there where some great/important bands came from this period.    Television, new York dolls, talking heads, blondie , modern lovers    ....etc.
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Post by: SuaveCollective on October 19, 2013, 08:15:11 PM
Re Patti Smith.

Thanks all for replies i'll indeed check out some more of her stuff on-line. I don't want it to be yet another CD i've bought, only for the only track on it I like being the one song, and reason, I bought it in the first place!!
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Post by: baronvonmarlon on October 26, 2013, 11:51:20 AM
 Listening to today's vinyl purchases from a record fair :

 The Heptones-       On Top (1968)
 The Impressions-   This Is My Country (1968)
 Bob Marley & The Wailers -  Rastaman Vibration  (1976)

 Liking all of  'em so far.

 
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Post by: DenisW on October 26, 2013, 12:28:05 PM
Rae and Christian new LP Mercury Rising.Some excellent stuff on it.
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Post by: Jonny on October 30, 2013, 08:23:46 AM
Johnny Lytle Trio - Blue Vibes.

Some of the finest 'late night' jazz you'll hear.
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Post by: Nicky B on October 30, 2013, 12:18:11 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC1xuVCBl4o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC1xuVCBl4o)

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Post by: StevePWilliams on October 30, 2013, 01:54:36 PM
Whatever is on Gold radio at work...which seems to be a daily shuffle of about 10 songs!
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Post by: Hoxtonian on October 31, 2013, 03:05:53 PM
Timi Yuro 'The Lost Voice of Soul'
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on November 01, 2013, 10:18:33 PM
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5769.jpg)

Elastica and Dukes of Stratosphear.
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Post by: Jack.92 on November 01, 2013, 10:56:05 PM
New DJ Format & Phill Most Chill LP anyone?
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on November 01, 2013, 11:46:20 PM
New DJ Format & Phill Most Chill LP anyone?
DJ Format.
Funnily enough I had his English Lesson on just the other day.
So many samples and so much funk!
Nice one.
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Post by: Jack.92 on November 01, 2013, 11:52:35 PM
Probably prefer 'Music for the Mature B-Boy, Bobby. Was actually posting about his latest LP which was only out monday this week. Yep love the samples, have you heard 'Stealin' James'? Not on any of his albums but there's a part one and two on youtube where he's sampled, of course, James Brown.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on November 02, 2013, 12:24:51 AM
Probably prefer 'Music for the Mature B-Boy, Bobby. Was actually posting about his latest LP which was only out monday this week. Yep love the samples, have you heard 'Stealin' James'? Not on any of his albums but there's a part one and two on youtube where he's sampled, of course, James Brown.
Oh man, that's so good.
Love this stuff.
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Post by: Bod on November 07, 2013, 02:54:51 PM
Just read Pauline Black's 'Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir'
So listening to Too Much Pressure - Selecter

Also listening to The Story Of Blue Beat 1962 parts 1,2 and 3
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 07, 2013, 05:45:21 PM
Al Green - The Belle Album

Mavis Staples - One True Vine (one of this years best soul releases)
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 11, 2013, 08:19:40 PM
The Clash - Give Em Enough Rope                   

35 years old today!  Hell, I feel ancient
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Post by: Monkey on November 11, 2013, 09:44:50 PM
Mavis Staples - One True Vine (one of this years best soul releases)

Oh yeah, this is another great album from Mavis. Her third in a row.
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 11, 2013, 10:07:08 PM
Mavis Staples - One True Vine (one of this years best soul releases)

Oh yeah, this is another great album from Mavis. Her third in a row.

Just read you blog post Mark and I'm currently listening to Young Jessie - Shuffle In The Gravel album on Spotify which is currently unavailable to buy. Just wish I'd had the privilege of being at that gig!
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 12, 2013, 11:23:57 AM
Mavis Staples - One True Vine (one of this years best soul releases)

Oh yeah, this is another great album from Mavis. Her third in a row.

Just read you blog post Mark and I'm currently listening to Young Jessie - Shuffle In The Gravel album on Spotify which is currently unavailable to buy. Just wish I'd had the privilege of being at that gig!

Me too, Ian, another top tip from the Monkey man!!  8)
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Post by: StevePWilliams on November 12, 2013, 11:56:18 AM
Sam Cooke's Greatest Hits, via YouTube, taking over the music in the office today!
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Post by: detroitmike on November 13, 2013, 01:34:32 AM
New Arctic Monkeys, and old Soundcarriers...
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Post by: StevePWilliams on November 13, 2013, 08:11:48 AM
New Arctic Monkeys, and old Soundcarriers...

AM is a great album isn't it. Every track is listenable.
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Post by: detroitmike on November 13, 2013, 12:11:11 PM
New Arctic Monkeys, and old Soundcarriers...

AM is a great album isn't it. Every track is listenable.

Agreed, the more I play it the better it sounds...
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Post by: StevePWilliams on November 13, 2013, 01:21:31 PM
New Arctic Monkeys, and old Soundcarriers...

AM is a great album isn't it. Every track is listenable.

Agreed, the more I play it the better it sounds...

Same here, 7 plays yesterday! ha. Got a proper psych sound to it in places, a bit like Tame Impala.
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 13, 2013, 08:56:28 PM
Although not a mod album (probably veering more towards a prog/concept project if anything I guess), I revisited Odessa, the (largely forgotten) 1969 masterpiece by the Bee Gees.

I know they're not everyones cup of tea but for me this is one of THE great 1960's double albums and although it only spawned one single (the heartbreaking and mournful "First Of May"), the album reached the top 10 in the UK and top 20 in the US.     

Anyway, I love them and this is a work of genius. Discuss!  ;D
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Post by: Red Steve on November 14, 2013, 11:00:31 AM
Just can't stop listening to this at the moment........just love the organ note......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSlyn0WoSjc
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on November 14, 2013, 11:03:44 AM
Just can't stop listening to this at the moment........just love the organ note......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSlyn0WoSjc

Yes, Brinsley Schwarz; the organ has a certain... 'Talbot' about it, hasn't it.
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Post by: SuaveCollective on November 14, 2013, 12:39:38 PM
Have been giving Big Star #1 Record a go.

Heard a lot about them but little by them (songs covered by Squire aside) but am enjoying it immensely I must say!

Hard to pidgeon hole but definitely a slademeetsgeorgeharrisonmeetswestcoastmeetsnickdrakemeetsbirds vibe in there somewhere!

...Hope that helps!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY0dsLPntBM

On Youtube in it's entirity if anyone wishes to also 'dip their toes in'
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Post by: Soulstar on November 14, 2013, 12:52:32 PM
Have been giving Big Star #1 Record a go.

Heard a lot about them but little by them (songs covered by Squire aside) but am enjoying it immensely I must say!

Hard to pidgeon hole but definitely a slademeetsgeorgeharrisonmeetswestcoastmeetsnickdrakemeetsbirds vibe in there somewhere!

...Hope that helps!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY0dsLPntBM

On Youtube in it's entirity if anyone wishes to also 'dip their toes in'

I love Big Star mr suave. Great jangly pop - but they always meant it ( I know what I mean ???). I always thought Teenage Fanclub were a fair comparison too.
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Post by: SuaveCollective on November 14, 2013, 12:54:44 PM
I know exactly what you mean.

I always think Weller (and others) is at his best when they hit a guitar like they mean it!

Hit... and stay hit!
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Post by: Jonny on November 14, 2013, 01:48:44 PM
Relaxing with a pot of tea, a couple of books and this today.

(http://eil.com/images/main/The+Ink+Spots+-+The+Best+Of+The+Ink+Spots+-+DOUBLE+LP-376646.jpg)
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Post by: Soulstar on November 14, 2013, 02:36:08 PM
I know exactly what you mean.

I always think Weller (and others) is at his best when they hit a guitar like they mean it!

Hit... and stay hit!
Perfect!
That's why you write books and I read them.
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Post by: SuaveCollective on November 14, 2013, 02:49:55 PM
Ha Ha Thank you!

On a similar musical trip to Teenage Fanclub (good comparison by the way) - have you heard The Cosmic Rough Riders?

Enjoy the Melodic Sunshine album is a cracker... I can't see the album in its entirity on Youtube but the individual songs are on there...

Love a bit of West Coast jangle me!
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Post by: Soulstar on November 14, 2013, 02:58:55 PM
I'd forgotten about The Cosmic Rough Riders. I've heard bits over the years - a mate was "gone" on them - but I'll seek out that album.
Cheers!
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Post by: detroitmike on November 14, 2013, 03:26:18 PM
I've been meaning to pick up some Big Star for years, saw this trailer on a DVD I was watching recently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxAbkqRGxqY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxAbkqRGxqY)

Have been giving Big Star #1 Record a go.

Heard a lot about them but little by them (songs covered by Squire aside) but am enjoying it immensely I must say!

Hard to pidgeon hole but definitely a slademeetsgeorgeharrisonmeetswestcoastmeetsnickdrakemeetsbirds vibe in there somewhere!

...Hope that helps!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY0dsLPntBM

On Youtube in it's entirity if anyone wishes to also 'dip their toes in'
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Post by: midwest65 on November 14, 2013, 09:10:30 PM
Big Star .., great stuff!
Alex Chilton cut some really cool sides. Some his solo records are excellent, one could say and quite hip! Sixties without trying to be or looking back.
And then there's The Box tops.
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 18, 2013, 08:18:47 PM
Listened to Noonday Underground - Self Assembly (a gem from 2001), for the first time in a while today. A cracking album of retro feel psych/ dance tunes that would still feel bang up to date today
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Post by: Stax on November 21, 2013, 12:40:22 PM
It's a great album that one. Not had it on for a bit though. The second one Surface Noise is quite good too. Not been able to track the others down though. Not for a reasonable price anyway.

I've been giving music a bit of a rest the past few days and have been listening to an old 50's radio show, Whitehall 1212, in the car.
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 21, 2013, 07:13:14 PM
It's a great album that one. Not had it on for a bit though. The second one Surface Noise is quite good too. Not been able to track the others down though. Not for a reasonable price anyway.

I've been giving music a bit of a rest the past few days and have been listening to an old 50's radio show, Whitehall 1212, in the car.

Hi Stax,

I've not listened to anything other than their debut which is daft really as I like that so much. I may well have to try and find the other releases somewhere and have a gander

Today I have been listening to Tim Hardin (1&2). One of the great singer songwriters of the 60's and to some extent never given the recognition that his huge songwriting prowess deserved. His songs were often covered to great success by other artists (Reason To Believe/ If I Was A Carpenter) to name but 2 and It'll Never Happen Again is one of the most beautiful songs you will ever hear
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Post by: SuaveCollective on November 21, 2013, 08:51:13 PM
Tim Hardin great stuff... Must dig out the CD for the journey to work tomorrow as not listened to in ages...

Bought it after being name checked by Weller and obviously covered by The Small Faces as well as Weller himself! Love Black Sheep Boy and Don't Make Promises...

... In a similar vein I quite like Flat Out & Baroque by Roy Harper - have you heard it Ian?
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 21, 2013, 08:58:42 PM
Tim Hardin great stuff... Must dig out the CD for the journey to work tomorrow as not listened to in ages...

Bought it after being name checked by Weller and obviously covered by The Small Faces as well as Weller himself! Love Black Sheep Boy and Don't Make Promises...

... In a similar vein I quite like Flat Out & Baroque by Roy Harper - have you heard it Ian?

Hi mate,

It's a criminal admission but I've never listened to Roy Harper in any great detail so I'll definitely be checking this out. Thanks for the heads up!
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Post by: Ian_B on November 21, 2013, 09:29:42 PM
Tim Hardin great stuff... Must dig out the CD for the journey to work tomorrow as not listened to in ages...

Bought it after being name checked by Weller and obviously covered by The Small Faces as well as Weller himself! Love Black Sheep Boy and Don't Make Promises...

... In a similar vein I quite like Flat Out & Baroque by Roy Harper - have you heard it Ian?

I know you didn't mean me, but another Ian - but I must say that I often find myself revisiting this LP:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/be/When_an_old_cricketer_leaves_the_crease.jpg)

Ian B
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Post by: SuaveCollective on November 21, 2013, 10:39:26 PM
Mr B - always a pleasure!

To be fair I don't know much of Mr Harpers work - indeed album I was trying to think of actually called Flat Baroque and Berserk and tune I love on it is called How Does It Feel...

... I know all this now as it was handily nestled right next to Mr Hardin in my CD collection.

Thanks for tip off Mr B I will see if its on Youtube and have a listen.

Another reason to love the forum is the great breadth of recommendations that always pique genuine interest!
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Post by: greenstreet on November 22, 2013, 07:29:42 PM
If you like Tim Hardin you should check out the Dion Di Mucci late 60s stuff and, even better, the Bobby Darin last albums, they're great.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 23, 2013, 01:23:31 PM
How Mods got the Blues, 60 tracks on 2 CDs for £8. Worth it for the sleeve notes alone, nice one Smiler!!  8)
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Post by: Soulstar on November 23, 2013, 04:04:43 PM
The new Jukebox Jam compilation (vol 2) - brilliant!

An old one - Thievery Corporation - Record Kicks.

Bit of a difference in styles - trying out some new earphones (which - I have to say - are the best I've owned, perhaps a future thread- gadgets?).
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Post by: Ady C on November 27, 2013, 04:55:09 PM
Just got The Impressions twofer This Is My Country/The Young Mods' Forgotten Story which I've had on continuous repeat.
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Post by: Stax on November 27, 2013, 06:59:23 PM
Today was Vanishing Point by Primal Scream, followed by the Trojan Singles box.
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 28, 2013, 11:48:04 AM
Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You album, on Spotify.

I have to confess I'd not come across Toussaint before but this is wonderful stuff. Blues/ Soul/ R&B and a lovely feel to it all. Like being wrapped up in a warm blanket 
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Post by: Soulstar on November 28, 2013, 01:36:43 PM
Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You album, on Spotify.

I have to confess I'd not come across Toussaint before but this is wonderful stuff. Blues/ Soul/ R&B and a lovely feel to it all. Like being wrapped up in a warm blanket

Have you seen "Hairspray" Ian? There's a great scene with Toussaint Mc walking along singing "Nothing takes the place ...".
Can't find it online at the moment - but will stick up a link if i do.
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 28, 2013, 04:30:03 PM
Toussaint McCall - Nothing Takes The Place Of You album, on Spotify.

I have to confess I'd not come across Toussaint before but this is wonderful stuff. Blues/ Soul/ R&B and a lovely feel to it all. Like being wrapped up in a warm blanket

Have you seen "Hairspray" Ian? There's a great scene with Toussaint Mc walking along singing "Nothing takes the place ...".
Can't find it online at the moment - but will stick up a link if i do.

Hi mate,

I have seen Hairspray but it was so long ago I can't really recall his appearance. This album is fantastic - been on repeat this afternoon!
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Post by: Ady C on November 29, 2013, 05:09:38 PM
Bought the download of Suzi Chunk's Girl From The Neck Down and it's really rather good.  I especially like the mid tempo Dustyesque songs as they remind me of the type of femme songs typically found in late 60s/early 70s British films.  The first track is called For The Millionth Time and it sounded familiar.  Turns out it's a cover of The Offbeat's song which was given away as a free flexi disc single with In The Crowd fanzine in, ooh, must have been '86?  Still got me copy somewhere.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on November 29, 2013, 11:39:25 PM
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/IMG_5820.jpg)

Mixed bag tonight...
Elastica
Dance Craze
Gallon Drunk
CCS
LCD Sound System
These Animal Men
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Post by: The Laird of Enfield on November 30, 2013, 10:39:08 PM
Cannae get that Pharrell Williams "Happy" song oot ma heid.


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Post by: Woody 64 on November 30, 2013, 11:42:45 PM
God help ye!

Currently listening to a Bobby Bland comp....what a voice!
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Post by: dani4ka on December 01, 2013, 10:25:39 AM
Bobby Bland is amazing! (RIP)

But I'm listening to "Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet" since a few days.
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Post by: Ian_B on December 01, 2013, 01:56:29 PM
Cannae get that Pharrell Williams "Happy" song oot ma heid.

Because of this, perchance ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLLPaX4SS4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLLPaX4SS4)
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Post by: The Laird of Enfield on December 01, 2013, 07:13:58 PM
Cannae get that Pharrell Williams "Happy" song oot ma heid.

Because of this, perchance ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLLPaX4SS4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLLPaX4SS4)

Aye - exactly.

Link wis posted oan another board n' noo ah cannae get the tune oot ma heid.


That n' "Everyday" by Slade cos it's oan that advert!

 ;D


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Post by: Jack.92 on December 02, 2013, 10:37:27 AM
Cannae get that Pharrell Williams "Happy" song oot ma heid.

Because of this, perchance ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLLPaX4SS4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLLPaX4SS4)

Love this, not least because it is filmed 5 minutes up the road from where I live!
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Post by: Smiler on December 03, 2013, 02:39:57 PM
How Mods got the Blues, 60 tracks on 2 CDs for £8. Worth it for the sleeve notes alone, nice one Smiler!!  8)


Ta very much fella!
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Post by: dani4ka on December 03, 2013, 06:14:09 PM
"Chicago Soul" comp on Soul-Jazz rec.
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Post by: Lisa on December 04, 2013, 09:06:33 PM
Giving The High Numbers live at Wealdstone a listen, while working my way through a mountain of uni work   >:(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjnd1IdwFLU

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Post by: Ian_B on December 05, 2013, 12:09:54 PM
How Mods got the Blues, 60 tracks on 2 CDs for £8. Worth it for the sleeve notes alone, nice one Smiler!!  8)

Picked this up at the launch party last week - beautifully remastered & excellent choice of tracks ... as well as classy sleeve notes!

Ian B,
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Post by: Smiler on December 06, 2013, 04:49:48 PM
How Mods got the Blues, 60 tracks on 2 CDs for £8. Worth it for the sleeve notes alone, nice one Smiler!!  8)

Picked this up at the launch party last week - beautifully remastered & excellent choice of tracks ... as well as classy sleeve notes!

Ian B,

Cheers Ian mate.....the fiver's in the post! ;)
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Post by: Stax on December 08, 2013, 02:50:47 PM
Been listening to the first Dead 60's album the past few days. Wish I'd paid more attention when they were still on the go.
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Post by: ianeggbert on December 11, 2013, 08:44:43 PM
Thanks to Dr Gonzo and Monkey for pointing me in the direction of Kontiki Suite - On Sunset Lake. This has now made it safely into my top 20 albums of the year. A superb album whatever genre you might like - fans of the Byrds should definitely check it out
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Post by: Soulstar on December 15, 2013, 11:21:55 AM
Thanks to Dr Gonzo and Monkey for pointing me in the direction of Kontiki Suite - On Sunset Lake. This has now made it safely into my top 20 albums of the year. A superb album whatever genre you might like - fans of the Byrds should definitely check it out


I'm still giving Kontiki Suite a spin, too. Weird that I associate such a jangly sound with the Winter (it was deep snow when "Monkey Picks" steered me towards it). Agree - still brilliant.

also:
New Orleans Funk 3 - the latest part of the Soul Jazz N.O. Funk series that included "Saturday Night Fish Fry". Filthy and lovely!  :P

and

One Love by Delakota. Late 90's album that should have gone a bomb. Kind of glad it didn't 'though.
http://youtu.be/8RU3kuY1YXA
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Post by: roel on December 15, 2013, 08:43:49 PM
trojan rude boy box set
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Post by: detroitmike on December 17, 2013, 06:22:11 PM
"Paracosm" by Washed Out, also Jagwar Ma's "Howlin' "
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Post by: ianeggbert on December 20, 2013, 01:27:50 PM
The Liminanas - Costa Blanca

They're all French, they're a little psychedelic, they're very cool and they're channelling the 60's. A great soundtrack for a drive round the French Riviera 
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Post by: ianeggbert on December 23, 2013, 08:09:58 AM
"Working from home" today..........

Playlist lined up:

Isley Brothers - Brother Brother Brother
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Bill Withers - Still Bill
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly


Party like its's 1972!
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Post by: SuaveCollective on December 23, 2013, 08:57:04 AM
Right on! Ian

Am currently loving old school chicago house track Someday by Ce Ce Rogers

... Although this weekend have equally enjoyed PW's More Wood (little splinters) - essentially b-sides and odds and sods and Echo Dek by Primal Scream which annoys the wife and confuses the dog in equal measure - therefore highly recommended!!
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Post by: Monkey on December 23, 2013, 01:39:25 PM
Today so far:

Neil Young - Live At The Cellar Door (1970). If you like Neil with just guitar and piano, this is for you. Very bleak, very good indeed.

Billy Preston - Wildest Organ In Town! (1966) In which Billy displays his talent in making Top 40 hits all sound like the theme from the Generation Game.

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Rides Again (1961) Bo riding a customer-made scooter, sleevenotes by Guy Stevens, and 12 killers including "You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)". I'd have formed a band there and then.

Various Artists - So Blue, So Funky. 1991 double album of Blue Note "Heroes of the Hammond" - Big John Patton, Jimmy Smith, Freddie Roach, Reuben Wilson etc.
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Post by: Claretbluemod on December 30, 2013, 10:36:58 PM
Mod Jazz Vol.1: 60's Discotheque Dancers for the Cool School (CD, Kent) and Rare Mod vol. 5 (CD, Acid Jazz)
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Post by: Monkey on January 03, 2014, 11:46:06 AM
Hard to tear myself away from the new expanded edition of Five Thirty's Bed but today have pulled out a few old Teenage Shutdown garage comps: She's A Pest; The World Ain't Round, It's Square; and Teen Jangler Blowout!
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Post by: forever_united on January 09, 2014, 01:15:31 PM
Temples - Sun Structures.

Finally their debut album has leaked and it's gonna be the best album of 2014 with no competition. And yes, I've pre-ordered the LP.
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Post by: BB Sedgley on January 09, 2014, 01:19:21 PM
the jester wild show - volume 9 dynamic Don.

this one goes straight into my top 5!
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Post by: StevePWilliams on January 09, 2014, 01:26:44 PM
the jester wild show - volume 9 dynamic Don.

this one goes straight into my top 5!

Love the Jester Wild shows, 8, 35 & 63 are my faves!
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Post by: BB Sedgley on January 09, 2014, 01:29:50 PM
the jester wild show - volume 9 dynamic Don.

this one goes straight into my top 5!

Love the Jester Wild shows, 8, 35 & 63 are my faves!

yeh mace is dj'ing at the brumbeat summer special in june or july, ill make sure i'm there.

that latest christmas special is the worst one in my opinion, awful!
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Post by: StevePWilliams on January 09, 2014, 01:31:55 PM
You lucky sod! Cracking sets.

I must admit I haven't heard it, doubt I'll bother either! ha
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Post by: Jack.92 on January 09, 2014, 08:55:31 PM
the jester wild show - volume 9 dynamic Don.

this one goes straight into my top 5!

Love the Jester Wild shows, 8, 35 & 63 are my faves!

Can't get enough of the Giuseppe Broso set which is a very recent one!
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Post by: ianeggbert on January 10, 2014, 06:09:08 PM
Had The Impressions - This Is My Country/ The Young Mods Forgotten Story CD on repeat in the car all day. Just brilliant!

Got home and stuck on The Three Shades Of....Stone Foundation
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on January 10, 2014, 10:54:29 PM
Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Two Bad DJ LP on Greensleeves:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_V4e0GDvMg
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Post by: ianeggbert on January 12, 2014, 12:16:34 PM
This morning it's been:

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash
The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
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Post by: charliebravo69 on January 12, 2014, 12:52:53 PM
Shut It! - The Music Of The Sweeney
Looking Towards The Sky - Prog, Psych & Folk Rock from the Ember Vaults
Dave Godin's Soul Treasures - Vol 3

An eclectic morning
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Post by: Number 6 on January 13, 2014, 02:21:22 PM
Hard to tear myself away from the new expanded edition of Five Thirty's Bed but today have pulled out a few old Teenage Shutdown garage comps: She's A Pest; The World Ain't Round, It's Square; and Teen Jangler Blowout!

Nice one, I didn't know this had been released, so I'll have to get this forthwith!  Good review on Monkey Picks btw, as another big fan back in the day I didn't manage to make it to 24 gigs (!) but did see 'em live about 10 times.  The Marquee gigs were standouts, and I particularly remember one at the Camden Falcon as well.
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Post by: Monkey on January 13, 2014, 06:44:26 PM
Can't recommend that Five Thirty release enough - especially for original fans like yourself Number 6. The makings of the second album alone will blow your mind.

Yes, the Marquee gigs were probably the best ones. I did notice the other day they once played the Camden Falcon three nights running. I only went to one (probably due to funds) so am kicking myself now I didn't do better than the 24 gigs! 
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Post by: Stax on January 14, 2014, 06:41:48 AM
Can anyone say what 5.30 sound like? I've tried listening to a bit of them on Youtube but couldn't really get into it, but from things I've read they appear to have been really good.
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Post by: SuaveCollective on January 14, 2014, 08:33:40 AM
Also really enjoying the expanded Bed by Five-Thirty.

If I was to try and describe it (and I'll in no way do as good a job as Monkey Picks blog) in a more laymens terms it would actually be quite difficult. The best thing about Five-thirty is they don't actually sound like anyone else.

Semi-frequent suggestions that they sound like The Jam are, I think, wide of the mark. They do have though a muscular three-piece sound all the same, and it's this muscular sound I think lends slim comparisons to bands perhaps like Supergrass and also Mod band The Moment (made me dig out their Mod Gods compilation after listening to).

The music has a funk edge to it in part (most notably in Songs & Paintings) and despite the proliferation of some good old wah-wah guitar it is mainly driven by the bass playing. Singles such as Abstain (no doubt on you-tube) are arguably not so typical of the album which is less harsh, more melodic and somehow warmer.

I would recommend it and is worth a £10 investment. Also worth the expanded version as the B-sides (all real music fans cherish a decent B-side) and BBC sessions are great and highlight just what a talented band they were. My favourites on the album are Strange Kind of Urgency and Air Conditioned Nightmare

At times there are possibly hints of Gene, Kula Shaker and Blur although all these (lazy) comparisons fail to do Five-thirty justice as they truly do have their own sound.

...It's also ok not to like it...  I think we can all be guilty of wanting to like something - I've lost count of the number of Paul Weller albums that I can put under that heading...

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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 14, 2014, 09:34:41 AM
Wooden Shjips - Back to Land, a quality slice of spacey psych rock from San Francisco
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Post by: Monkey on January 14, 2014, 04:59:04 PM
Good post by SuaveCollective in trying to describe Five Thirty. It is a difficult one as although they sound like bits of other bands here and there but their stuff without ever really sounding like anyone in particular as each song was noticeably different.

For that reason the expanded edition of Bed gives a far better representation of them - hearing all their songs - then just picking one or two tracks. The singles aren't necessarily the best songs and no way could some of the b-sides be thought their worst.

But I'm aware I'm listening to them again with something of a nostalgic ear. I've tried to listen objectively and consider if I'd never heard this before what would I think, and I still come to the conclusion they were fantastic: musically, lyrically, stylistically etc. I'd be very interested in the opinions of anyone coming to them fresh - particularly if they've listened to a large chunk of their music.     
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Post by: charliebravo69 on January 14, 2014, 05:11:04 PM
I'm not as enamoured with them as you mark - I missed them first time round and only had dodgy you tubes to go on before the deluxe version of the album came out.

I do enjoy listening to the album - it's 'of its time' is the best way to describe it for me and perhaps hasn't aged as well as some other music from that time. Then again I've not had the chance to blast it out at bowel movement inducing volumes which very often changes my opinion of a release.

It's a plus from me but maybe not as big a plus as you - then again 'maybe you had to have been there'
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Post by: ianeggbert on January 14, 2014, 05:51:02 PM
I've had "Give The People What They Want" - the new Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings album on in the car for the last 2 days and can confirm (in my opinion of course!) that it is easily her best album yet. Superb
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Post by: Stax on January 14, 2014, 07:14:27 PM
Also really enjoying the expanded Bed by Five-Thirty.

If I was to try and describe it (and I'll in no way do as good a job as Monkey Picks blog) in a more laymens terms it would actually be quite difficult. The best thing about Five-thirty is they don't actually sound like anyone else.

Semi-frequent suggestions that they sound like The Jam are, I think, wide of the mark. They do have though a muscular three-piece sound all the same, and it's this muscular sound I think lends slim comparisons to bands perhaps like Supergrass and also Mod band The Moment (made me dig out their Mod Gods compilation after listening to).

The music has a funk edge to it in part (most notably in Songs & Paintings) and despite the proliferation of some good old wah-wah guitar it is mainly driven by the bass playing. Singles such as Abstain (no doubt on you-tube) are arguably not so typical of the album which is less harsh, more melodic and somehow warmer.

I would recommend it and is worth a £10 investment. Also worth the expanded version as the B-sides (all real music fans cherish a decent B-side) and BBC sessions are great and highlight just what a talented band they were. My favourites on the album are Strange Kind of Urgency and Air Conditioned Nightmare

At times there are possibly hints of Gene, Kula Shaker and Blur although all these (lazy) comparisons fail to do Five-thirty justice as they truly do have their own sound.

...It's also ok not to like it...  I think we can all be guilty of wanting to like something - I've lost count of the number of Paul Weller albums that I can put under that heading...

Thanks for that. From what I've read they sound like they would be up my street, but that didn't tally with what I heard on youtube. Might do a bit of further investigation.
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Post by: detroitmike on January 15, 2014, 02:38:37 AM
Wooden Shjips - Back to Land, a quality slice of spacey psych rock from San Francisco

Agreed, I've been spinning it non stop since last Friday ;D
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Post by: Jack.92 on January 15, 2014, 04:45:55 PM
I've had "Give The People What They Want" - the new Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings album on in the car for the last 2 days and can confirm (in my opinion of course!) that it is easily her best album yet. Superb

Gave it a listen yesterday Ian and it didn't disappoint!
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Post by: Monkey on January 20, 2014, 05:44:09 PM
At this second - The Cool Scene At Cafe Bizarre. Bit of a nutty "beatnik" compilation with some nice jazz numbers - Charlie Parker, Roy Eldridge, Chico Hamilton etc - thrown in with daft beat poetry by people called things like Ringo Angel and The Mad Monk. CD only cost a couple of quid so no complaints from me.

Otherwise, having a Townes Van Zandt binge, concentrating on his first four albums. The song "Tecumseh Valley" features on two and is incredible. Such storytelling.

And had This Is London by The Times on a few times too.
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Post by: JTH on January 20, 2014, 07:53:32 PM
At this second - The Cool Scene At Cafe Bizarre. Bit of a nutty "beatnik" compilation with some nice jazz numbers - Charlie Parker, Roy Eldridge, Chico Hamilton etc - thrown in with daft beat poetry by people called things like Ringo Angel and The Mad Monk. CD only cost a couple of quid so no complaints from me.

Otherwise, having a Townes Van Zandt binge, concentrating on his first four albums. The song "Tecumseh Valley" features on two and is incredible. Such storytelling.

And had This Is London by The Times on a few times too.Haven't heard TIL for many a year.Still good?
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on February 02, 2014, 01:52:35 PM
Bit of a psych- fest today...

Morgan Delt - s/t
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities
Doug Tuttle - s/t
Julian Cope - Fried
Rain Parade - Explosions in the Glass Palace

Just can't get into the new Wooden Shjips, it's boring the tits off me to be honest. Very disappointed.
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Post by: greenstreet on February 02, 2014, 06:28:38 PM
Bit of a psych- fest today...

Morgan Delt - s/t
Jacco Gardner - Cabinet of Curiosities
Doug Tuttle - s/t
Julian Cope - Fried
Rain Parade - Explosions in the Glass Palace

Just can't get into the new Wooden Shjips, it's boring the tits off me to be honest. Very disappointed.

The last two of the list, wow! Good memories of my paisley 80s phase   :D
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on February 02, 2014, 07:05:37 PM
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy213/superv02/P1000589.jpg)
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Post by: SuaveCollective on February 05, 2014, 11:32:51 AM
The majestic sound of:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/17/ArethaFranklinLadySoul.jpg/220px-ArethaFranklinLadySoul.jpg)

...whole album on Youtube for your listening pleasure - Happy days!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7EA9PrtBy0
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Post by: Stax on February 10, 2014, 07:24:09 PM
I have had Studio 68s 'Portobellohello' on today. Quite enjoyable. Makes me wish I could have experienced the early 90's London scene.
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Post by: Lewblooze on February 14, 2014, 03:15:27 PM
Current album: (Sixto) Rodriguez - Cold Fact
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Post by: detroitmike on February 14, 2014, 04:56:07 PM
So far today

Wes Montgomery- Talkin' Verve: The Roots of Acid Jazz

Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto

Miles Davis - Jazz Track
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Post by: dani4ka on February 16, 2014, 06:29:17 PM
Relaxin with the Miles Davis Quintet

(http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2009-07/1248803725_miles-davis-quintet.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vNreXKw2Qw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vNreXKw2Qw)
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Post by: Monkey on February 16, 2014, 09:15:11 PM
Today:

BB King - Guess Who (1972) - Has a version of "I Just Can't Please You" on it!

BB King - Blues On Top Of Blues (1968) - The one with "Heartbreaker" on it.

James Brown & His Famous Flames - Tour The USA (1962).

Various Artists - Leapers, Sleepers and Creepers (Kent comp LP)
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Post by: ianeggbert on February 18, 2014, 10:17:51 PM
Today:
Temples - Sun Structures          Mmmmm. Like Monkey, for me the jury's out at the moment. It may grow on me as I really like the singles from the album but it is very derivative in places (Miles Kane, Last Shadow Puppets etc)

This evening:
Darondo - Listen To My Song: The Music City Sessions       Raw and funky album of "lost" master tapes. Underrated artist who recorded some great tracks in his 70's prime

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Post by: dani4ka on February 19, 2014, 07:42:42 PM
I'm listening to this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW4CLVR2AMM

The whole day!
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Post by: Ady C on February 19, 2014, 07:52:55 PM
Today:
Richard Hawley - Coles Corner
Various Artists - Soul On The West Coast Vol 1 (the 2nd disc)
Everly Brothers - Greatest Hits
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Post by: greenstreet on February 21, 2014, 06:24:05 PM
I'm in a sort of country loop:

Jeannie C.Riley: Harper Valley PTA
The Plantation records story
Country Funk 1969-1975 (features 2 great Bob Darin & Tony Joe White songs)
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Post by: Monkey on February 23, 2014, 04:21:31 PM
Sunday so far:

McCarthy - I Am A Wallet

Lush - Ciao!

The Peep Show - Mazy

Some live stuff by The Stairs, bit of John Cameron's Kes soundtrack and some old Wilko Johnson tracks.
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Post by: Rocketman on February 23, 2014, 08:46:46 PM
Sometimes I don't need to believe in anything - teenage fanclub
25 - the sha la la's
Talk to you - small faces
And some prince to please the missus
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Post by: ianeggbert on February 24, 2014, 07:27:39 PM
Beck - Morning Phase

One of, if not THE album of the year. An absolutely beautiful piece of West Coast loveliness
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Post by: SuaveCollective on February 24, 2014, 07:47:59 PM
Currently listening to Leggy Mountbatten's finest; The Rutles!

Top quality parody!
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Post by: Stax on February 24, 2014, 08:30:10 PM
Currently listening to Leggy Mountbatten's finest; The Rutles!

Top quality parody!

Very tight trousers...
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Post by: SuaveCollective on February 24, 2014, 09:03:18 PM
Yes very tight!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on February 24, 2014, 11:04:24 PM
Disco Not Disco Vol.3.
Another great Strut compilation:
http://www.disco-not-disco.com/ecard.html
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Post by: Jack.92 on February 26, 2014, 09:06:38 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html?artist=Nick%20Waterhouse&album=Holly
Stream for Nick Waterhouses new LP which I preordered today, hasn't blown my mind yet but I'm enjoying it.
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Post by: Ady C on February 26, 2014, 09:41:58 PM
Very much liking what I've heard by The Yearning.
http://youtu.be/nm5PT0QuoTs (http://youtu.be/nm5PT0QuoTs)
http://youtu.be/f8hceokDpUE (http://youtu.be/f8hceokDpUE)
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Post by: Rocketman on February 26, 2014, 11:10:09 PM
Very much liking what I've heard by The Yearning.
http://youtu.be/nm5PT0QuoTs (http://youtu.be/nm5PT0QuoTs)
http://youtu.be/f8hceokDpUE (http://youtu.be/f8hceokDpUE)

Sorry but I think this is awful (twee)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 27, 2014, 02:58:48 PM
Beck - Morning Phase

One of, if not THE album of the year. An absolutely beautiful piece of West Coast loveliness

Seconded, Ian, I was hooked on first listen. A truly beautiful piece of work
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Post by: dani4ka on February 27, 2014, 08:37:48 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/music/pressplay.html?artist=Nick%20Waterhouse&album=Holly
Stream for Nick Waterhouses new LP which I preordered today, hasn't blown my mind yet but I'm enjoying it.

Doesn't thrill me, not as nice as the 1st album and the version of "Ain't there something money can't buy" is awful.
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Post by: markrulesok on March 01, 2014, 12:41:19 AM
Jacqueline Taïeb right now, on a bit of a yé yé thing tonight
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Post by: The Laird of Enfield on March 02, 2014, 05:04:48 PM

Wild Tiger Woman!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Ib0KLtRP8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7Ib0KLtRP8)


 8)


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Post by: Ady C on March 03, 2014, 08:26:39 PM
Inner City Beat! comp on Soul Jazz.  As good as I thought it would be.  Great music to daydream to! (like those Corduroy albums of the early 90s)
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Post by: neo_1559 on March 04, 2014, 02:53:33 AM
'Too Much Information' by Maximo Park, not as good as National Health in my opinion but still got some strong tunes on it  8)
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Post by: lammyrider on March 04, 2014, 05:59:12 AM
I was put off by the tracks i heard,sounded like a different band. Wifes a big fan and she didnt bother to buy it. Mate says its good so will give it another go.

Im listening to "the fallen leaves" and "the snakeman 3" in preperation for seeing them in london on wed's.
Also the woodentops first album in 25yrs,off to see them fri in windsor  ;D
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Post by: Stax on March 04, 2014, 12:58:38 PM
Inner City Beat! comp on Soul Jazz.  As good as I thought it would be.  Great music to daydream to! (like those Corduroy albums of the early 90s)

What's the book like that comes with it?
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Post by: Ady C on March 04, 2014, 04:33:53 PM
Inner City Beat! comp on Soul Jazz.  As good as I thought it would be.  Great music to daydream to! (like those Corduroy albums of the early 90s)

What's the book like that comes with it?

It's CD sized and has a page of text in largish print with an illustration on the facing page.  Story is about gangsters and coppers and is neither nowt nor summat storywise, to be honest.
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Post by: Stax on March 04, 2014, 07:52:26 PM
Have you ever listened to 'Shut It! Music From The Sweeney'? I think the stuff on Inner City Beat is from the same library. The Sweeney album has some fantastic dialogue in it too.
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on March 04, 2014, 08:55:27 PM
"Keep on Coming Through the Door". Jamaican Deejay Music 1969-1973 on Trojan at the mo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix2DrCbMfzM
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Post by: Ady C on March 04, 2014, 09:16:07 PM
Have you ever listened to 'Shut It! Music From The Sweeney'? I think the stuff on Inner City Beat is from the same library. The Sweeney album has some fantastic dialogue in it too.
I've not heard that but I can imagine the dialogue being fantastic.  Sleevenotes on Inner City Beats say that it's compiled from DeWolfe, KPM, Conroy and Amphonic music libraries.
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Post by: Soulstar on March 04, 2014, 09:32:07 PM
"Keep on Coming Through the Door". Jamaican Deejay Music 1969-1973 on Trojan at the mo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix2DrCbMfzM

I've never seen this before, Bobby - right up my alley - will get on it.
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Post by: dani4ka on March 05, 2014, 09:09:04 AM
"Keep on Coming Through the Door". Jamaican Deejay Music 1969-1973 on Trojan at the mo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix2DrCbMfzM

Much appreciated, thanks!
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Post by: Bobby Charlton on March 05, 2014, 10:43:24 AM
"Keep on Coming Through the Door". Jamaican Deejay Music 1969-1973 on Trojan at the mo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix2DrCbMfzM

Much appreciated, thanks!

No probs.
There's a couple of second hand record stores a minute away from where I work one of which has just got hold of a huge Reggae collection... it's lethal for my bank account ::)
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Post by: Stax on March 05, 2014, 01:17:46 PM
Have you ever listened to 'Shut It! Music From The Sweeney'? I think the stuff on Inner City Beat is from the same library. The Sweeney album has some fantastic dialogue in it too.
I've not heard that but I can imagine the dialogue being fantastic.  Sleevenotes on Inner City Beats say that it's compiled from DeWolfe, KPM, Conroy and Amphonic music libraries.

I think The Sweeney took theirs mainly from DeWolfe and KPM. There's also a few Sweeney compilations on the internet that people have done themselves with stuff that isn't on the 'official' album. They're quite good too.
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Post by: markrulesok on March 06, 2014, 10:13:42 PM
'You & me back to '69' compilation, reminiscing about 6 years ago when I had a number 2 all over  8)
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 10, 2014, 08:06:23 PM
Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come OST
The Originals - The Essential Collection (Motown)
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Post by: charliebravo69 on March 10, 2014, 08:48:04 PM
Have you ever listened to 'Shut It! Music From The Sweeney'? I think the stuff on Inner City Beat is from the same library. The Sweeney album has some fantastic dialogue in it too.

The DeWolfe compilation 'Bite Harder 2' is a very worth while comp if you like this sort of thing

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bite-Harder-Music-Sampler-Volume/dp/B000TZGQG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394484432&sr=8-1&keywords=bite+harder

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Post by: ianeggbert on March 15, 2014, 07:39:19 PM
Stone Foundation - To Find The Spirit         

Their best yet - a cracking album and nice to hear Carleen Anderson again
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Post by: Monkey on March 16, 2014, 10:34:22 AM
Had some friends round last night for a few drinks. Judging by the albums on the floor this morning this is what was soundtracking.

Little Esther - Bad Bad Girl
Various Artists - From Route 66 To The Flamingo
Various Artists - Sue Instrumentals 1959-1967
Chuck Berry's Greatest Hits
The Ronettes - Greatest Hits
Bo Diddley Rides Again

Now playing: New Orleans Funk 3. Fantastic recent compilation from Soul Jazz (a label to trust).
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 17, 2014, 08:07:55 PM
Go Home Girl - The Essential Arthur Alexander                 

A wonderful voice and such an influence for many other artists
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 20, 2014, 07:44:58 AM
Accompanying me on my day in the car today will be

Clarence Carter - Patches/ The Dynamic Clarence Carter
Marvin Gaye - Here My Dear
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Post by: Ady C on March 24, 2014, 04:59:48 PM
Ronnie Lane Ooh La La - An Island Harvest.  Lovely stuff - especially One For The Road and Anniversary.  I found the sleevenotes disappointing, though; biography - by - numbers from Paulo Hewitt.
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 24, 2014, 08:21:17 PM
On today's road trip it's been

Lovin Spoonful & Turtles best ofs
Rolling Stones - Aftermath
 
 
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 26, 2014, 07:22:10 AM
On today's road trip it's been

Lovin Spoonful & Turtles best ofs
Rolling Stones - Aftermath

yesterdays fare was:

Darondo - Listen To My Song: Music City Sessions (a great "undiscovered" soul voice from the 70's who sounds like Al Green in a crack den with a 20 a day woodbine habit - excellent stuff!)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 26, 2014, 10:19:54 PM
'Going Back  Home'  by Daltrey and Johnson. If, as seems likely, this is Wilko's swansong, then it's a fine chapter to close his musical book on. Good old fashioned British Rhythm & Blues; that distinctive, choppy guitar and Daltrey's powerhouse vocals work really well together. Have a listen here:

http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Going+Back+Home/9609705

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Post by: Fentonwho on March 28, 2014, 12:57:23 AM
Ditto sir ! Got my copy too - fine record from two of our best.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 28, 2014, 12:27:54 PM
Ditto sir ! Got my copy too - fine record from two of our best.

A very immediate record, dare I say an instant classic! Great to hear Rog really let loose on material that isn't Townshend's for a change, shame these two didn't get together sooner
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Post by: Jonny on March 28, 2014, 09:22:09 PM
Not overly 'mod', but I've just listened to an album called 'I am alive and you are dead' by a band called Orphans and Vandals. Absolutely glorious. Imagine a modern British Velvet Underground with Dylan on vocals.
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 28, 2014, 09:47:40 PM
Ditto sir ! Got my copy too - fine record from two of our best.

A very immediate record, dare I say an instant classic! Great to hear Rog really let loose on material that isn't Townshend's for a change, shame these two didn't get together sooner

gave it a spin tonight Nick - very impressed!
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on March 29, 2014, 11:12:57 AM
Ditto sir ! Got my copy too - fine record from two of our best.

A very immediate record, dare I say an instant classic! Great to hear Rog really let loose on material that isn't Townshend's for a change, shame these two didn't get together sooner

gave it a spin tonight Nick - very impressed!

I've yet to read a bad review, Ian! Wilko's due to play here in May, really hope he's well enough to make it
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 30, 2014, 08:29:24 AM
Sunday morning bathroom cleaning time to the mellow sounds of new albums from Real Estate "Atlas" and The Autumn Defense "Fifth".

Both gorgeous albums and well worth investigating if you like Teenage Fanclub/ Kontiki Suite/ Byrds/ Wilco etc
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Post by: Monkey on March 30, 2014, 10:03:18 AM
Another vote from me for the Wilko/Roger and Real Estate albums.

Also, grabbed a few LPs this week. All very cool indeed.

Eddie Floyd - You've Got To Have Eddie (1969)
Marvin Holmes & The Uptights - Ooh Ooh The Dragon & Other Monsters (1969)
Sonny Phillips - Black On Black (1970)
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 30, 2014, 06:50:57 PM
Another vote from me for the Wilko/Roger and Real Estate albums.

Also, grabbed a few LPs this week. All very cool indeed.

Eddie Floyd - You've Got To Have Eddie (1969)
Marvin Holmes & The Uptights - Ooh Ooh The Dragon & Other Monsters (1969)
Sonny Phillips - Black On Black (1970)

Eddie Floyd - Seagull (from the above album). What a beautiful track
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 31, 2014, 09:09:54 PM
Tonight in the gym, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's debut album BRMC

A great rock album - not mod but if the Beatles had been influenced by the Jesus & Mary Chain  towards the end of their life then they may have sounded a bit like this
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Post by: monday on April 01, 2014, 07:27:22 AM
At the moment listening to Get Carter, the original Roy Budd soundtrack.
Very good , with all the bits of dialogue.
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Post by: detroitmike on April 01, 2014, 01:16:11 PM
"Allah-Las" and  side 2 of "Donald Byrd - A New Perspective"
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Post by: Ady C on April 01, 2014, 03:05:12 PM
Paul Murphy Presents The Return of Jazz Club and very good it is too; much more my cup of tea than the recent Mod Jazz instalments.  Fabulous sleeve as well.
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Post by: ianeggbert on April 02, 2014, 06:24:39 AM
Yesterday on my travels -

The Originals - Essential Collection
The Jam - Sound Affects
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 02, 2014, 09:13:14 AM
Paul Murphy Presents The Return of Jazz Club and very good it is too; much more my cup of tea than the recent Mod Jazz instalments.  Fabulous sleeve as well.

Does it feature John Thompson from The Fast Show, Ady?  "Nice"  ;)
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Post by: SuaveCollective on April 07, 2014, 10:03:01 PM
Wilko & Rog... I want to like it I really do (and in part I do) but I think it's a little too 'polished sounding. Rog seems to have finally found that blues-growl he was looking for on all those early Who B-sides but the guitar is criminally low in the mix IMO - Wilko is an all-time great and deserves to be heard... Made me put on Down By The Jetty which played loud cheered me up no end!!

Studio 68 - Portobellohello - been after for ages and again in parts excellent although unlike above the album mix isn't the best... Perhaps the police commandeered the master-tapes before they got that far... Doubledeckerbus is great though!

The FABulous Prince Buster - my 4yr old loves this... And so do I - Earthquake I say Earthquake... Marvellous in every way and clearly on this standing deserving of scooter motorcade of Mods as legend has it...

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Post by: Ady C on April 09, 2014, 04:50:26 PM
Georgie Fame Live At The Ricky Tick.  It arrived today!  I wasn't expecting it until the weekend at the earliest.  It is fabulous and the sound quality is much better than I anticipated as the website has the "We hope you will enjoy these admittedly lo-fi yet important historical recordings" message.
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Post by: hipshaker on April 09, 2014, 09:20:17 PM
currently listening to a bit more funk again ….. bobby byrd, maceo etc ….. a few of the things that got released here n the urban label.
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Post by: greenstreet on April 10, 2014, 10:13:17 AM
Swingin' machine or the ole Mose with horns, circa 62. Stop this world ranks among his 10 better songs, to me at least. That's a japanese edition with superb sound and really cheap.
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Post by: Stax on April 11, 2014, 07:11:54 AM
Had the Soul Riot cd that come with Mojo years ago on this morning. I'd forgotten how good it was. The live version of Green Onions is one of my favourites.
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Post by: ianeggbert on April 11, 2014, 05:47:07 PM
Millie Jackson - Caught Up           As good as it gets!

Heavy Soul Fanzine (Issue 22) - Compilation
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Post by: Rocketman on April 11, 2014, 08:20:02 PM
Never really been a fan , but Paulo nutini was fantastic live on chris evans show this morning.
So good I just played it again (Iplayer) for the missus.
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Post by: Soulstar on April 12, 2014, 05:12:17 PM
Never really been a fan , but Paulo nutini was fantastic live on chris evans show this morning.
So good I just played it again (Iplayer) for the missus.

Same here Rman, I can't say I'm a fan (and the snob in me had lumped him in with Will Young and Ollie Murs et al) - but I'm having to realise that nearly everything I've heard, I've liked (that "New shoes"(?) thing was awful, though). I saw him play on Graham Norton's show and he definitely digs deep in his performances. Real soulful stuff.
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Post by: ThePersuasion on April 12, 2014, 05:50:55 PM
Paul Murphy Presents The Return of Jazz Club and very good it is too; much more my cup of tea than the recent Mod Jazz instalments.  Fabulous sleeve as well.
Agreed. Great positive vibe for this time of year!
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Post by: ianeggbert on April 14, 2014, 04:35:38 PM
Discovered The Hosts  a new Sheffield band this weekend and have been listening to the rather lovely album "Softly Softly" all day.

Produced by Richard Hawley and sounding like a cross between Hawley/ Spector/ Cherry Ghosts/ Orbison etc. Big choruses and melodies in abundance. 

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Post by: Rocketman on April 15, 2014, 07:02:12 AM
Discovered The Hosts  a new Sheffield band this weekend and have been listening to the rather lovely album "Softly Softly" all day.

Produced by Richard Hawley and sounding like a cross between Hawley/ Spector/ Cherry Ghosts/ Orbison etc. Big choruses and melodies in abundance.

Great band saw these recently in small Manchester venue , the band/singer have great stage presence with witty banter and attitude (see YouTube link)  . Met them after show and bought the cd signed . Add santo and Johnny to Your list ala big sound description , try and catch them while u can as they won't be playing the small venues much longer.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RiTqVFceI-Y
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Post by: ianeggbert on April 15, 2014, 07:12:06 PM
Discovered The Hosts  a new Sheffield band this weekend and have been listening to the rather lovely album "Softly Softly" all day.

Produced by Richard Hawley and sounding like a cross between Hawley/ Spector/ Cherry Ghosts/ Orbison etc. Big choruses and melodies in abundance.

Great band saw these recently in small Manchester venue , the band/singer have great stage presence with witty banter and attitude (see YouTube link)  . Met them after show and bought the cd signed . Add santo and Johnny to Your list ala big sound description , try and catch them while u can as they won't be playing the small venues much longer.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RiTqVFceI-Y

Yes mate, I read that they are excellent live so will try and catch them if they tour in the near future. What do you recommend by Santo & Johnny as I only really know Sleepwalk (which is gorgeous!)
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Post by: Neil Lee on April 16, 2014, 03:15:58 PM
Virtually all packed and ready to go for Rimini. Spending the afternoon relaxing listening to a few 45s to get me in the mood:

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w314/david_lazar_1978/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-43.jpg) (http://s179.photobucket.com/user/david_lazar_1978/media/Mobile%20Uploads/photo-43.jpg.html)
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Post by: Rocketman on April 16, 2014, 05:24:03 PM
Discovered The Hosts  a new Sheffield band this weekend and have been listening to the rather lovely album "Softly Softly" all day.

Produced by Richard Hawley and sounding like a cross between Hawley/ Spector/ Cherry Ghosts/ Orbison etc. Big choruses and melodies in abundance.

Great band saw these recently in small Manchester venue , the band/singer have great stage presence with witty banter and attitude (see YouTube link)  . Met them after show and bought the cd signed . Add santo and Johnny to Your list ala big sound description , try and catch them while u can as they won't be playing the small venues much longer.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RiTqVFceI-Y

Yes mate, I read that they are excellent live so will try and catch them if they tour in the near future. What do you recommend by Santo & Johnny as I only really know Sleepwalk (which is gorgeous!)

They actually come on stage to a santo and Johnny tune (Annie) background .
Sleepwalk is probably my favourite ever instrumental , remember it being used as a film score in a  80's horror ?  (Can't remember the film title now though)
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Post by: ianeggbert on April 17, 2014, 01:36:20 PM
Today in the sunshine it's got to be the sublime sounds of Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
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Post by: charliebravo69 on April 17, 2014, 07:32:22 PM
Just picked up on a Memphis band from 2009/10 called The City Champs. Some lovely sounds - don't know if they are still going as they released an album in 09 and 10 but nothing since. Worth checking out
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Post by: ianeggbert on April 24, 2014, 06:55:46 PM
Never really been a fan , but Paulo nutini was fantastic live on chris evans show this morning.
So good I just played it again (Iplayer) for the missus.

Same here Rman, I can't say I'm a fan (and the snob in me had lumped him in with Will Young and Ollie Murs et al) - but I'm having to realise that nearly everything I've heard, I've liked (that "New shoes"(?) thing was awful, though). I saw him play on Graham Norton's show and he definitely digs deep in his performances. Real soulful stuff.

Gents, I've just had the album on spotify in the gym and I have to say it's a very listenable effort. Yes, it's a little polished in places but the boy has got a very strong voice and there really are some cracking tunes on there   
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Post by: SuaveCollective on April 25, 2014, 08:03:35 AM
Trojan Suedehead box-set featuring the following scorchers:

Sunshine Showdown - The Upsetters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5DtRD8xZpw

Meaning of Life - Heptones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOsnUAhU1M0

Jungle Lion - Lee Perry/Upsetters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7XVoa60dyw

I've borrowed the works van this week to move some stuff about and the stereo in it is great - It's like driving around in a bass-bin
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Post by: StevePWilliams on April 25, 2014, 08:26:51 AM
Paolo Nutini's new album - pretty decent, easy listening but with a sharper sound than most.

(ps. if you download an app called 'Free Video' on iPad/iPhone you can cache YouTube videos to your device - so if you search for a full album video you can cache it and play it back offline.)
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Post by: Soulstar on April 26, 2014, 11:52:19 AM
Sehorn's Soul Farm - a New Orleans comp from a few years ago. Spicy and classy!
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Post by: ianeggbert on April 26, 2014, 03:19:24 PM
Mitty Collier - Shades Of Mitty Collier (The Chess Singles 1961-1968)

Another (almost) forgotten but wonderful singer from the 60's 
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Post by: Ian_B on April 28, 2014, 02:44:13 PM
Mitty Collier - Shades Of Mitty Collier (The Chess Singles 1961-1968)

Another (almost) forgotten but wonderful singer from the 60's

Excellent :)
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Post by: forever_united on April 28, 2014, 07:12:16 PM
New and newish from 2013 and 2014.

Shannon & The Clams - Ozma (Surf, doo-wop, garage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MslxWxoubU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MslxWxoubU))
The Growlers - Someday (Surf, garage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1Czds8rHdU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1Czds8rHdU))
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger - Too Deep (Sean Lennon and his girlfriend doing great psychedelic rock)
Coves - Fall Out Of Love (Psychedelic rock)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 02, 2014, 10:48:38 AM
The Horrors are streaming their new album 'Luminous' on their web site, www.thehorrors.co.uk, worth a listen
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 02, 2014, 03:01:39 PM
The Horrors are streaming their new album 'Luminous' on their web site, www.thehorrors.co.uk, worth a listen

Ah good - I thought I'd get lambasted on here for admitting my fondness for The Horrors! Phew, cheers Nick!
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 02, 2014, 09:56:33 PM
The Horrors are streaming their new album 'Luminous' on their web site, www.thehorrors.co.uk, worth a listen

Ah good - I thought I'd get lambasted on here for admitting my fondness for The Horrors! Phew, cheers Nick!

Haha, maybe we both will, Ian??!! Feck it, I like them, and 'Skying' and 'Primary Colours' are great albums and this one's in a similar vein. My ears are open, good music is good music whatever label is stuck on it
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Post by: MWC on May 05, 2014, 10:51:48 AM
I've just listened to that new Kasabian track. I don't know what i was expecting really but it is shockingly bad...
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 05, 2014, 07:00:12 PM
This evening it's been a bit of a psychedelic finish to the long weekend with The Pretty Things - SF Sorrow

I'm interested to know your thoughts on this album good people of MC land 
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Post by: greenstreet on May 06, 2014, 10:18:59 AM
A fine album it is, tho' the highest Pretties LP on my list has to be Parachute, their masterpiece. If you like SF Sorrow, try to get the Electric Banana sessions, some library music the band recorded between 1967 and 1969; it's surprisingly good and there are hints of what they did in their "serious" albums of these years, namely Sorrow and Parachute.
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Post by: Red Steve on May 07, 2014, 07:57:02 AM
This evening it's been a bit of a psychedelic finish to the long weekend with The Pretty Things - SF Sorrow

I'm interested to know your thoughts on this album good people of MC land

Got it playing in the office this morning via Spotify. Feeling very mellow now. but not sure if that's a good thing or not at the start of a busy day :-)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 15, 2014, 11:02:00 AM
'Walk on the Wild Side (The Jazz Side of Mod)' arrived this morning so that will be tonight's soundtrack. Now all I need is a smokey basement club and Claudia Cardinale as my date!  ;D
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Post by: lammyrider on May 15, 2014, 12:57:22 PM
Same here  ;D also the paul murphy jazz club one.
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Post by: Red Steve on May 15, 2014, 03:10:29 PM
'Walk on the Wild Side (The Jazz Side of Mod)' arrived this morning so that will be tonight's soundtrack. Now all I need is a smokey basement club and Claudia Cardinale as my date!  ;D

Great choice of "female companion"

(http://i468.photobucket.com/albums/rr42/redsteve2008/thY0QALR3C_zps1472d58f.jpg) (http://s468.photobucket.com/user/redsteve2008/media/thY0QALR3C_zps1472d58f.jpg.html)
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Post by: greenstreet on May 15, 2014, 03:14:03 PM
I'm jealous, the jazz comp won't arrive till june (amazon spain schedules  >:( ) And I'm afraid they won't compensate me with CC as a bonus  ;)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 15, 2014, 09:30:12 PM
Well, I can report that the jazz comp is mighty fine. Some tracks I already have on other comps, but a lot of them are new to me, or I have maybe only heard once in passing. Digging it! In sadder news, it would appear Claudia has stood me up  :'(
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Post by: greenstreet on May 16, 2014, 03:21:22 PM
Bet your missus isn't half as sad  ;D
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 17, 2014, 09:14:56 AM
Bet your missus isn't half as sad  ;D

She knew nothing of my plans, let's keep it that way!  ;)
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on May 18, 2014, 11:18:48 AM
            Entropicalia by The Soundcarriers
           
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 22, 2014, 12:00:14 PM
Albert King - Blues for Elvis. This could easily have strayed into 'lounge music' territory, but Albert's voice and that distinctive guitar sound lift it above that
Ray LaMontagne - Supernova. A nice slice of psych pop from the man with the marmite voice. I'm not completely sold on the vocals, to be honest, but musically it's spot on
Georgie Fame at the Ricky Tick. Not as lo-fi as the label would have you believe (to me, it's on a par with his 'Live at the Flamingo' stuff). Some nice R&B on the first side with some great ska on the flip
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Post by: Ady C on May 22, 2014, 08:48:51 PM
Albert King - Blues for Elvis. This could easily have strayed into 'lounge music' territory, but Albert's voice and that distinctive guitar sound lift it above that
Ray LaMontagne - Supernova. A nice slice of psych pop from the man with the marmite voice. I'm not completely sold on the vocals, to be honest, but musically it's spot on
Georgie Fame at the Ricky Tick. Not as lo-fi as the label would have you believe (to me, it's on a par with his 'Live at the Flamingo' stuff). Some nice R&B on the first side with some great ska on the flip
I was impressed with the Georgie Fame album, too; the sound quality is much better than the disclaimers on the sleeve and on the label's website would suggest.  Very enjoyable album.
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 23, 2014, 07:54:32 AM
Albert King - Blues for Elvis. This could easily have strayed into 'lounge music' territory, but Albert's voice and that distinctive guitar sound lift it above that
Ray LaMontagne - Supernova. A nice slice of psych pop from the man with the marmite voice. I'm not completely sold on the vocals, to be honest, but musically it's spot on
Georgie Fame at the Ricky Tick. Not as lo-fi as the label would have you believe (to me, it's on a par with his 'Live at the Flamingo' stuff). Some nice R&B on the first side with some great ska on the flip

Really glad you gave the Ray LaMontagne album a go Nick - I think it's one of the years best but was sold on his voice anyway

Currently loving the new Cherry Ghost album. Simon Aldred is one of the UK's best songwriters and has come up with another melancholy classic (fans of Richard Hawley et al should check it out)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 23, 2014, 09:07:01 PM
Ady C - I don't know whether there was some expectation management going on, but I was impressed. Particularly given that it was recorded almost 50 years ago!

Ian - it's a fine album; I'd just like a little more grit in the vocals. The same guy who turned me on to Supernova has just today recommended the Cherry Ghost album, next up on my listen list. If you haven't, check out the Real Estate album, Atlas; loved it on first listen, has now displaced Beck at the top of my album of the year so far list
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 24, 2014, 05:57:26 AM
Ady C - I don't know whether there was some expectation management going on, but I was impressed. Particularly given that it was recorded almost 50 years ago!

Ian - it's a fine album; I'd just like a little more grit in the vocals. The same guy who turned me on to Supernova has just today recommended the Cherry Ghost album, next up on my listen list. If you haven't, check out the Real Estate album, Atlas; loved it on first listen, has now displaced Beck at the top of my album of the year so far list

That same guy is me! hahahaha - thought you'd realised :-)
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Post by: Ady C on May 24, 2014, 09:20:47 AM
Ady C - I don't know whether there was some expectation management going on, but I was impressed. Particularly given that it was recorded almost 50 years ago!

Ian - it's a fine album; I'd just like a little more grit in the vocals. The same guy who turned me on to Supernova has just today recommended the Cherry Ghost album, next up on my listen list. If you haven't, check out the Real Estate album, Atlas; loved it on first listen, has now displaced Beck at the top of my album of the year so far list
Have you heard Konkiti Suite On Sunset Lake album?  I think you might like that if you like Atlas.  Here's a track from it but I find the album works best listened to from start to finish as it has a beautiful flow to it
http://youtu.be/8CRpQVwCxrQ (http://youtu.be/8CRpQVwCxrQ)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 24, 2014, 11:33:08 AM
Ady C - I don't know whether there was some expectation management going on, but I was impressed. Particularly given that it was recorded almost 50 years ago!

Ian - it's a fine album; I'd just like a little more grit in the vocals. The same guy who turned me on to Supernova has just today recommended the Cherry Ghost album, next up on my listen list. If you haven't, check out the Real Estate album, Atlas; loved it on first listen, has now displaced Beck at the top of my album of the year so far list

*Slaps head in Homer Simpson stylee* hadn't a clue it was you, mate  ;D

Had a listen to Cherry Ghost this morning; not bad at all, but will probably take a few more listens

That same guy is me! hahahaha - thought you'd realised :-)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 24, 2014, 11:36:11 AM
Ady C - I don't know whether there was some expectation management going on, but I was impressed. Particularly given that it was recorded almost 50 years ago!

Ian - it's a fine album; I'd just like a little more grit in the vocals. The same guy who turned me on to Supernova has just today recommended the Cherry Ghost album, next up on my listen list. If you haven't, check out the Real Estate album, Atlas; loved it on first listen, has now displaced Beck at the top of my album of the year so far list
Have you heard Konkiti Suite On Sunset Lake album?  I think you might like that if you like Atlas.  Here's a track from it but I find the album works best listened to from start to finish as it has a beautiful flow to it
http://youtu.be/8CRpQVwCxrQ (http://youtu.be/8CRpQVwCxrQ)

Monkey Picks turned me on to Kontiki Suite when the album first came out, Ady, I've been waxing lyrical about it ever since! Follow up is due out later this year, expecting good things.
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 24, 2014, 01:25:46 PM
Ady C - I don't know whether there was some expectation management going on, but I was impressed. Particularly given that it was recorded almost 50 years ago!

Ian - it's a fine album; I'd just like a little more grit in the vocals. The same guy who turned me on to Supernova has just today recommended the Cherry Ghost album, next up on my listen list. If you haven't, check out the Real Estate album, Atlas; loved it on first listen, has now displaced Beck at the top of my album of the year so far list

*Slaps head in Homer Simpson stylee* hadn't a clue it was you, mate  ;D

Had a listen to Cherry Ghost this morning; not bad at all, but will probably take a few more listens

That same guy is me! hahahaha - thought you'd realised :-)

Us west country folk move in mysterious ways....     ;D
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 24, 2014, 08:45:06 PM
Ady C - I don't know whether there was some expectation management going on, but I was impressed. Particularly given that it was recorded almost 50 years ago!

Ian - it's a fine album; I'd just like a little more grit in the vocals. The same guy who turned me on to Supernova has just today recommended the Cherry Ghost album, next up on my listen list. If you haven't, check out the Real Estate album, Atlas; loved it on first listen, has now displaced Beck at the top of my album of the year so far list

*Slaps head in Homer Simpson stylee* hadn't a clue it was you, mate  ;D

Had a listen to Cherry Ghost this morning; not bad at all, but will probably take a few more listens

That same guy is me! hahahaha - thought you'd realised :-)

Us west country folk move in mysterious ways....     ;D

so it would seem!!  ;)
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Post by: OCBD on May 25, 2014, 11:28:30 AM
Style Council - Modernism: A New Decade.

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Post by: lammyrider on May 25, 2014, 11:42:33 AM
Wife decided she hadnt heard gomez in a long time so we are having a gomez moring,and very good it is too  ;D i remember seeing them in leicester 15yrs ago and hardly being able to see them thru the weed smoke,didnt need your own joint just got passively high lol
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Post by: Monkey on May 27, 2014, 04:03:28 PM
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Revelation (2014). Not bad but I'd love to edit their albums. Make the tracks half the length, bin others. I tell ya, I could make them much more listenable...
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Post by: roel on June 01, 2014, 07:58:30 PM
hank mobley
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Post by: greenstreet on June 02, 2014, 10:13:26 AM
There's a new biography of him out there, Amazon sells it.
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 02, 2014, 04:57:16 PM
'Walk on the Wild Side (The Jazz Side of Mod)' arrived this morning so that will be tonight's soundtrack. Now all I need is a smokey basement club and Claudia Cardinale as my date!  ;D

This arrived today after seeing your recommendation Doc. Loving it and prancing round the room like there's no tomorrow!   8) 
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 03, 2014, 09:47:47 AM
'Walk on the Wild Side (The Jazz Side of Mod)' arrived this morning so that will be tonight's soundtrack. Now all I need is a smokey basement club and Claudia Cardinale as my date!  ;D

This arrived today after seeing your recommendation Doc. Loving it and prancing round the room like there's no tomorrow!   8)

Glad you like it, Ian, its a really good compilation. Across the 2 CDs, I'd probably heard about half the tracks, so there was plenty to discover. And yes, prancing was the order of the day in my house too!! As others have said on social media, the only downside is the lack of sleevenotes. It's crying out for a vinyl release with sleevenotes from Charlie Watts!!  8) ;)
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Post by: StevePWilliams on June 03, 2014, 10:01:21 AM
Paolo Nutini - Let Me Down Easy

From his new album Caustic Love, very easy to listen to and that's my favourite off the album.
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Post by: greenstreet on June 03, 2014, 05:22:50 PM
'Walk on the Wild Side (The Jazz Side of Mod)' arrived this morning so that will be tonight's soundtrack. Now all I need is a smokey basement club and Claudia Cardinale as my date!  ;D

This arrived today after seeing your recommendation Doc. Loving it and prancing round the room like there's no tomorrow!   8)

Glad you like it, Ian, its a really good compilation. Across the 2 CDs, I'd probably heard about half the tracks, so there was plenty to discover. And yes, prancing was the order of the day in my house too!! As others have said on social media, the only downside is the lack of sleevenotes. It's crying out for a vinyl release with sleevenotes from Charlie Watts!!  8) ;)

Same with me, Gonzo, I'd heard roughly 50-60 % of the tracks (plus different covers of some of the rest) but it's good to have them in the same album. A  glorious sound.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 03, 2014, 08:23:06 PM
This album was released almost 20 years ago, but I was only turned onto it this week. Loved it on first listen!

RL Burnside (with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) - Ass Pocket of Whiskey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI5qCXuD4Y4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI5qCXuD4Y4)
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Post by: Red Steve on June 05, 2014, 01:57:39 PM
More Modern Classics on Spotify.
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Post by: Ian_B on June 05, 2014, 02:34:20 PM
Black Snake Moan OST

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Fb1DWcIdL._SX450_.jpg)

featuring (amongst others) North Mississippi AllStars, Black Keys,  ...... and Samuel L Jackson singin' the muthaf**kin' blues :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9oAAyHrnIs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9oAAyHrnIs)
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Post by: greenstreet on June 06, 2014, 03:26:20 PM
A Mighty Sparrow compilation (strut records). I know calypso's not everybody's cup of tea, but give the man a chance:  he's not only a great singer, period; he's one hell of a soulful performer too (love his cover of Try a little tenderness). The icing of the cake, his amusing lyrics, some of them downright unbelievable in this era of (boring) political correctness.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 07, 2014, 11:36:59 AM
In no way mod, but I'm enjoying the new Echo and the Bunnymen album. Here's a stream for anyone who's interested:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/19/echo-and-the-bunnymen-meteorites-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/19/echo-and-the-bunnymen-meteorites-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu)
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 11, 2014, 08:44:40 PM
In no way mod, but I'm enjoying the new Echo and the Bunnymen album. Here's a stream for anyone who's interested:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/19/echo-and-the-bunnymen-meteorites-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/19/echo-and-the-bunnymen-meteorites-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu)

Tis very good sir! I'm also really enjoying the Damon Albarn album - not everyones cuppa, but some rather lovely stuff on it.

Currently listening to Gene Clark - No Other. A beautiful album 

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Post by: greenstreet on June 12, 2014, 12:11:54 PM
In no way mod, but I'm enjoying the new Echo and the Bunnymen album. Here's a stream for anyone who's interested:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/19/echo-and-the-bunnymen-meteorites-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/19/echo-and-the-bunnymen-meteorites-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu)

Tis very good sir! I'm also really enjoying the Damon Albarn album - not everyones cuppa, but some rather lovely stuff on it.

Currently listening to Gene Clark - No Other. A beautiful album

Beautiful indeed, what a great songwriter. I can't figure out, tho', how such masterwork could be finished amidst tons&tons of cocaine.
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Post by: Monkey on June 12, 2014, 04:15:51 PM
These LPs have been on the decks last few days:

Graham Day & The Gaolers - Triple Distilled (2008)
Boogaloo Joe Jones - What It Is (1971)
The Jim Jones Revue - Burning Down Your House (2010)
Bob Dylan - Love & Theft (2001)
The End - In The Beginning (comp '65-'67)
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 13, 2014, 12:08:21 AM
In no way mod, but I'm enjoying the new Echo and the Bunnymen album. Here's a stream for anyone who's interested:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/19/echo-and-the-bunnymen-meteorites-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/19/echo-and-the-bunnymen-meteorites-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu)

Tis very good sir! I'm also really enjoying the Damon Albarn album - not everyones cuppa, but some rather lovely stuff on it.

Currently listening to Gene Clark - No Other. A beautiful album

Beautiful indeed, what a great songwriter. I can't figure out, tho', how such masterwork could be finished amidst tons&tons of cocaine.

Haha! Yes, you would think it might be a little more edgy! I guess there were some lucid and coherent moments during the mayhem
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Post by: Lewblooze on June 13, 2014, 06:49:35 AM
Current album: The Breeders - Last Splash
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 13, 2014, 07:53:50 AM
In no way mod, but I'm enjoying the new Echo and the Bunnymen album. Here's a stream for anyone who's interested:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/19/echo-and-the-bunnymen-meteorites-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/may/19/echo-and-the-bunnymen-meteorites-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=twt_gu)

Tis very good sir! I'm also really enjoying the Damon Albarn album - not everyones cuppa, but some rather lovely stuff on it.

Currently listening to Gene Clark - No Other. A beautiful album

Albarn doesn't do it for me, Ian. I know he's talented, and he's sought to do some diverse things, but there's something about him that puts me off. Probably just me being a weirdo!!

Listened Gene late on the other night, it was like a lullaby. Beautiful indeed!!
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 13, 2014, 06:22:16 PM
Beautiful day here in Somerset so I've soundtracked the sunshine with The Style Council  "Our Favourite Shop" & "Cafe Bleu"
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Post by: Rocketman on June 13, 2014, 08:25:43 PM
Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean blue
(Stunning album - river song and thoughts of you... Will melt u )
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 13, 2014, 09:18:16 PM
Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean blue
(Stunning album - river song and thoughts of you... Will melt u )

Brilliant!
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Post by: The Guvnor on June 14, 2014, 07:36:27 PM
The Godfather's R&B-James Brown's Productions 1962-67.
Cool album. 8)
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 17, 2014, 06:36:38 PM
Love - Forever Changes

One of the great albums of the 60's
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Post by: lammyrider on June 17, 2014, 07:14:08 PM
Indeed  ;D big fan of all love's stuff, saw athur lee's love a few years before he died and it was great.went with my mum and dad as it was their albums got me into it  ;D
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 17, 2014, 07:52:29 PM
Indeed  ;D big fan of all love's stuff, saw athur lee's love a few years before he died and it was great.went with my mum and dad as it was their albums got me into it  ;D

You lucky thing! A man with great presence I'd imagine
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 23, 2014, 09:01:27 PM
I bought the new Pete Molinari album Theosophy and the strength of some of his past reviews and also the current single"Hang My Head In Shame".

I've been having a bit of a discussion over on twitter and although I think it's a cracking effort I understand that his voice may be a bit "marmite".

Just interested to know what others of you think
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Post by: SuaveCollective on June 24, 2014, 07:12:43 AM
Hi Ian - not heard any of his more recent stuff, but I did get A Virtual Landslide at the time on the strength of I Came out of the Wilderness, which I think I heard on a 'Bob Dylan' CD from one of the music-mags.

It's an album which I liked at the time albeit a bit 'Curate's Egg' but it's not an album I've listed to in an age, might dig it out again for another spin.

I'm a Dylan fan, so used to Marmite voices... nothing guaranteed to annoy the other half more than if I'm in a Dylan mood on the stereo....
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Post by: SuaveCollective on June 24, 2014, 07:20:48 AM
Currently listening to Dance Hall Style by Horace Andy, which I'm loving a great deal.

It's a seminal album, from 1983 with monster cuts like Money Money (root of all evil) and Spying Glass on it, all sprinkled with nicely restrained dub touches.

Those not aware of his own stuff may recall his work with Massive Attack (also excellent esp the version album mixed by Scientist) which is also well worth a listen!

For those that are not familiar, here's a small taster...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDOLUrPICsI

Hope you enjoy!
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Post by: Red Steve on June 30, 2014, 11:34:57 AM
Not sure if you caught this performance at Glastonbury but it's up on the I player at the moment. Well worth a watch and a listen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/errnc8/acts/amcnc8#p0215vdz
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Post by: ianeggbert on June 30, 2014, 08:09:30 PM
Not sure if you caught this performance at Glastonbury but it's up on the I player at the moment. Well worth a watch and a listen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/errnc8/acts/amcnc8#p0215vdz

watched this yesterday morning Steve. Superb

Charles Bradley in his crazy cowboy boots and red trousers had more talent and stage presence than most of the other plastic performers put together!
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 04, 2014, 08:37:10 AM
Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection

A cracking compilation especially with the World Cup in full swing. Most of it works but all of it shouts "summer is here"!

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JBVBCM4/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on July 04, 2014, 01:48:58 PM
This week, I have been mostly immersed in 'A Crushing Glow', a compilation put together by Matt Sewell. You're never going to hear these tracks at a mod or scooter 'do' but, together, they make for some of the most gloriously beaultiful music I've heard for a long time. Not only is the music great, but the artwork and sleevenotes are magnificent too. The link below will give you a flavour

http://www.caroline-true-records.com/products/matt-sewell-s-a-crushing-glow (http://www.caroline-true-records.com/products/matt-sewell-s-a-crushing-glow)
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 04, 2014, 01:55:23 PM
This week, I have been mostly immersed in 'A Crushing Glow', a compilation put together by Matt Sewell. You're never going to hear these tracks at a mod or scooter 'do' but, together, they make for some of the most gloriously beaultiful music I've heard for a long time. Not only is the music great, but the artwork and sleevenotes are magnificent too. The link below will give you a flavour

http://www.caroline-true-records.com/products/matt-sewell-s-a-crushing-glow (http://www.caroline-true-records.com/products/matt-sewell-s-a-crushing-glow)

I played the SoundCloud sample Nick and it sounds gorgeous. The artwork and sleeve design is also stunning. Sadly I ditched my turntable some time ago and as there is no CD release that I can see will be sadly missing out on this comp   
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on July 05, 2014, 12:14:37 PM
This week, I have been mostly immersed in 'A Crushing Glow', a compilation put together by Matt Sewell. You're never going to hear these tracks at a mod or scooter 'do' but, together, they make for some of the most gloriously beaultiful music I've heard for a long time. Not only is the music great, but the artwork and sleevenotes are magnificent too. The link below will give you a flavour

http://www.caroline-true-records.com/products/matt-sewell-s-a-crushing-glow (http://www.caroline-true-records.com/products/matt-sewell-s-a-crushing-glow)

I played the SoundCloud sample Nick and it sounds gorgeous. The artwork and sleeve design is also stunning. Sadly I ditched my turntable some time ago and as there is no CD release that I can see will be sadly missing out on this comp   

That's a shame, Ian, but leave it with me; I may be able to copy it from record to my laptop. If so, I'll burn you a CD. I should point out that I haven't a clue how to do this, but google will give me a steer!!  ;)
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Post by: SuaveCollective on July 08, 2014, 10:19:38 AM
Hi Nick, really like the Matt Sewell sample too - really hard to describe; like 'Confessions of' era Mick Talbot meets Leftism era Leftfield, with a sprinkling of Tame Impala in there too... I'll join Ian in the queue for a CD version if I can buddy!

J
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on July 08, 2014, 11:17:05 AM
Hi Nick, really like the Matt Sewell sample too - really hard to describe; like 'Confessions of' era Mick Talbot meets Leftism era Leftfield, with a sprinkling of Tame Impala in there too... I'll join Ian in the queue for a CD version if I can buddy!

J

Incredibly difficult to describe, your stab at it is as good as anyones. It's lovely stuff!! I'm quite the luddite when it comes to techno jiggery pokery, J, but there's a load of youtube 'How to's' kicking about. With a bit of free software and a couple of cables, I think this is doable. Bear with me but, if I crack it, you're on the list!
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Post by: Monkey on July 08, 2014, 06:44:05 PM
Been listening to that new Keep Lookin' comp. Not impressed though. Lots of wimpy versions of songs better done elsewhere. A few good ones here and there but they are more often the well known ones.

Bought Woody Herman's 1968 Light My Fire LP today. Like it in a glitzy showbiz jazz way. Versions of Here I Am Baby, Hush, MacArthur Park etc.

And the Manics new album is their best Richey-free album for yonks.
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 14, 2014, 01:25:11 PM
The Manics album is extremely good and getting lots of plays in the household at the moment

I've currently got The Hosts "softly, softly" album on repeat in the car. I keep going back to it on a regular basis as the songs have a timeless quality to them. For fans of Hawley/ Orbison et al I urge you to check them out
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 18, 2014, 06:59:12 PM
Volume 2 of the Heavy Sould compilations - I Know That I Got A Heavy Soul

Some excellent stuff on there but at the moment I've fallen in love with French Boutik which is just gorgeous! (a French St. Etienne?)

Highly recommended 
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Post by: Ady C on July 19, 2014, 06:54:47 AM
New Orleans Funk 60-75 Soul Jazz compilation.  It's funking fantastic, just love the rhythmic syncopation of this stuff.
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Post by: Rocketman on July 22, 2014, 09:34:03 AM
The Manics album is extremely good and getting lots of plays in the household at the moment

I've currently got The Hosts "softly, softly" album on repeat in the car. I keep going back to it on a regular basis as the songs have a timeless quality to them. For fans of Hawley/ Orbison et al I urge you to check them out

These 2 albums (above) and gavin Clark - beautiful skeletons are thus far my fave albums of 2014. Would recommend the double disc version of futurology , the German techno influences used here take the manics to a refreshing new level .
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 22, 2014, 03:07:45 PM
The Manics album is extremely good and getting lots of plays in the household at the moment

I've currently got The Hosts "softly, softly" album on repeat in the car. I keep going back to it on a regular basis as the songs have a timeless quality to them. For fans of Hawley/ Orbison et al I urge you to check them out

These 2 albums (above) and gavin Clark - beautiful skeletons are thus far my fave albums of 2014. Would recommend the double disc version of futurology , the German techno influences used here take the manics to a refreshing new level .

I agree, the Manics Double Disc is well worth the bit extra and it is a great album - the more I listen to it the better it gets!

The Gavin Clark album had completely passed me by but as Sunhouse - Crazy On The Weekend is an old favourite I'll definitely be checking this out, so thanks for the heads up on this one!  ;D

 
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Post by: SuaveCollective on July 22, 2014, 08:08:26 PM
Totally in love with Sin & Soul and then some by my new favourite artist Oscar Brown Jr.

His song-writing is superb with a mixture of Mod classics, such as Work Song and Humdrum Blues as well as hip Jazz tunes such as But I was Cool and Mr Kicks.

He does a great line in story songs (he wrote the original Al Wilson Snake) perhaps non better than this: Signifying Monkey

http://youtu.be/52jAebgeIN0

He is also a political activist and covers many aspects of life in Black America in late fifties/early sixties and beyond most notably Bid 'em in and my favourite on the album Watermelon Man

http://youtu.be/eYc7clurPyg

Available on e-bay for less than a tenner - do yourself a massive favour and check him out!

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Post by: greenstreet on July 23, 2014, 09:16:47 AM
Totally agree, O. Brown Jr is COOOL!!
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Post by: norm on July 23, 2014, 01:33:50 PM
Always thought that Signifying Monkey was written by Dolomite himself Rudy Ray Moore. Gonna check out the Oscar Brown version - you learn something every day from this forum. ;)
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Post by: Neil Lee on July 23, 2014, 01:56:02 PM
Could'nt agree more mate.

Have got the "Sin & Soul" LP and his French EP. Will have the EP with me this weekend at Manchester Mod Weekend and will be playing something from the EP.

Totally in love with Sin & Soul and then some by my new favourite artist Oscar Brown Jr.

His song-writing is superb with a mixture of Mod classics, such as Work Song and Humdrum Blues as well as hip Jazz tunes such as But I was Cool and Mr Kicks.

He does a great line in story songs (he wrote the original Al Wilson Snake) perhaps non better than this: Signifying Monkey

http://youtu.be/52jAebgeIN0

He is also a political activist and covers many aspects of life in Black America in late fifties/early sixties and beyond most notably Bid 'em in and my favourite on the album Watermelon Man

http://youtu.be/eYc7clurPyg

Available on e-bay for less than a tenner - do yourself a massive favour and check him out!
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Post by: Jonny on July 28, 2014, 11:26:48 AM
Totally in love with Sin & Soul and then some by my new favourite artist Oscar Brown Jr.

His song-writing is superb with a mixture of Mod classics, such as Work Song and Humdrum Blues as well as hip Jazz tunes such as But I was Cool and Mr Kicks.

He does a great line in story songs (he wrote the original Al Wilson Snake) perhaps non better than this: Signifying Monkey

http://youtu.be/52jAebgeIN0

He is also a political activist and covers many aspects of life in Black America in late fifties/early sixties and beyond most notably Bid 'em in and my favourite on the album Watermelon Man

http://youtu.be/eYc7clurPyg

Available on e-bay for less than a tenner - do yourself a massive favour and check him out!

Oscar Brown Jr, Little Willie John and Young Jessie are the only 3 artists you need in your life.
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Post by: Neil Lee on July 28, 2014, 03:25:36 PM
Totally in love with Sin & Soul and then some by my new favourite artist Oscar Brown Jr.

His song-writing is superb with a mixture of Mod classics, such as Work Song and Humdrum Blues as well as hip Jazz tunes such as But I was Cool and Mr Kicks.

He does a great line in story songs (he wrote the original Al Wilson Snake) perhaps non better than this: Signifying Monkey

http://youtu.be/52jAebgeIN0

He is also a political activist and covers many aspects of life in Black America in late fifties/early sixties and beyond most notably Bid 'em in and my favourite on the album Watermelon Man

http://youtu.be/eYc7clurPyg

Available on e-bay for less than a tenner - do yourself a massive favour and check him out!

Oscar Brown Jr, Little Willie John and Young Jessie are the only 3 artists you need in your life.

I think you're missing a few Johnny.
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Post by: Jonny on July 28, 2014, 08:26:50 PM
Totally in love with Sin & Soul and then some by my new favourite artist Oscar Brown Jr.

His song-writing is superb with a mixture of Mod classics, such as Work Song and Humdrum Blues as well as hip Jazz tunes such as But I was Cool and Mr Kicks.

He does a great line in story songs (he wrote the original Al Wilson Snake) perhaps non better than this: Signifying Monkey

http://youtu.be/52jAebgeIN0

He is also a political activist and covers many aspects of life in Black America in late fifties/early sixties and beyond most notably Bid 'em in and my favourite on the album Watermelon Man

http://youtu.be/eYc7clurPyg

Available on e-bay for less than a tenner - do yourself a massive favour and check him out!

Oscar Brown Jr, Little Willie John and Young Jessie are the only 3 artists you need in your life.

I think you're missing a few Johnny.

You're quite right. I rudely dropped John Lee Hooker & Slim Harpo. Apologies to those two lads.
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Post by: Neil Lee on July 28, 2014, 08:30:35 PM
Totally in love with Sin & Soul and then some by my new favourite artist Oscar Brown Jr.

His song-writing is superb with a mixture of Mod classics, such as Work Song and Humdrum Blues as well as hip Jazz tunes such as But I was Cool and Mr Kicks.

He does a great line in story songs (he wrote the original Al Wilson Snake) perhaps non better than this: Signifying Monkey

http://youtu.be/52jAebgeIN0

He is also a political activist and covers many aspects of life in Black America in late fifties/early sixties and beyond most notably Bid 'em in and my favourite on the album Watermelon Man

http://youtu.be/eYc7clurPyg

Available on e-bay for less than a tenner - do yourself a massive favour and check him out!

Oscar Brown Jr, Little Willie John and Young Jessie are the only 3 artists you need in your life.

I think you're missing a few Johnny.

You're quite right. I rudely dropped John Lee Hooker & Slim Harpo. Apologies to those two lads.

Thank god for that.
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Post by: WayneK on August 01, 2014, 12:41:03 AM
Going Back Home - Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey.  Decent album that.  Oddly enough, Daltrey sounds a bit like Lee Brilleaux these days.
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Post by: Stax on August 01, 2014, 11:57:26 AM
I've been listening to the Billion Pound Project by Andy Lewis that had Reg King singing on a couple of tracks. He never lost that voice!
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 01, 2014, 04:55:29 PM
I've been listening to the Billion Pound Project by Andy Lewis that had Reg King singing on a couple of tracks. He never lost that voice!

Great album Stax - and the Reggie King tracks are excellent!
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 04, 2014, 01:26:37 PM
I'm going to royally panned for this but I've just taken delivery of (and enjoying!) a re-issued double CD of Blue Rondo A La Turks "Chewing The Fat" album.

Yes they were "the next big thing" for 5 minutes and yes you can argue that it's over produced shiny 80's pop but it's fun and in amongst the sheen there are some great funky tracks.

I'm now running for the hills  ;D
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Post by: leeboy on August 04, 2014, 04:26:18 PM
I'm going to royally panned for this but I've just taken delivery of (and enjoying!) a re-issued double CD of Blue Rondo A La Turks "Chewing The Fat" album.

Yes they were "the next big thing" for 5 minutes and yes you can argue that it's over produced shiny 80's pop but it's fun and in amongst the sheen there are some great funky tracks.

I'm now running for the hills  ;D

Didn't some of the band go on to form Matt Bianco?
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Post by: Red Steve on August 04, 2014, 04:29:18 PM
I'm going to royally panned for this but I've just taken delivery of (and enjoying!) a re-issued double CD of Blue Rondo A La Turks "Chewing The Fat" album.

Yes they were "the next big thing" for 5 minutes and yes you can argue that it's over produced shiny 80's pop but it's fun and in amongst the sheen there are some great funky tracks.

I'm now running for the hills  ;D

Didn't some of the band go on to form Matt Bianco?

Nah, they were too lazy to get out of bed  ;)
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Post by: leeboy on August 04, 2014, 04:33:20 PM
I'm going to royally panned for this but I've just taken delivery of (and enjoying!) a re-issued double CD of Blue Rondo A La Turks "Chewing The Fat" album.

Yes they were "the next big thing" for 5 minutes and yes you can argue that it's over produced shiny 80's pop but it's fun and in amongst the sheen there are some great funky tracks.

I'm now running for the hills  ;D

Didn't some of the band go on to form Matt Bianco?

Nah, they were too lazy to get out of bed  ;)

Good knowledge Steve!
I think they made some decent stuff and are possibly still gigging. 
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Post by: Red Steve on August 04, 2014, 05:05:17 PM
I'm going to royally panned for this but I've just taken delivery of (and enjoying!) a re-issued double CD of Blue Rondo A La Turks "Chewing The Fat" album.

Yes they were "the next big thing" for 5 minutes and yes you can argue that it's over produced shiny 80's pop but it's fun and in amongst the sheen there are some great funky tracks.

I'm now running for the hills  ;D

Didn't some of the band go on to form Matt Bianco?

Nah, they were too lazy to get out of bed  ;)

Good knowledge Steve!
I think they made some decent stuff and are possibly still gigging.

I've got a good memory , but mainly for non important stuff. I can recall trivia like this but forgot my wedding anniversary one year (never again I hasten to add).

According to their website they're still on the road:

http://www.mattbianco.com/live.html
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Post by: leeboy on August 04, 2014, 07:22:07 PM
I amaze my wife with the trivial stuff I remember particularly about clothes and music - she just calls me an anorak and moans I forgot to get some milk when she only asked me this morning.

Watched the you tube clip on the Bianco website, they're bloody good live, better than I thought they would be.








 
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Post by: Monkey on August 04, 2014, 07:27:34 PM
I bought the first two Blue Rondo A La Turk singles when they came out. Not sure I'd like them nowadays but the above has tempted me to maybe give them a spin.

Currently listening to a lot of jazz stuff, especially Yusef Lateef, and Monkey Snr is a Sun Ra obsessive and keeps sending me stuff to listen to (so I have no choice as know he'll quiz me about it!). Not been fully converted but some has rubbed off. 
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 06, 2014, 08:04:32 AM
The Greek Theatre - Lost Out at Sea. Two Swedes making some glorious soft summer pysch; if you like the Byrds or, more recently, Kontiki suite, you'll dig this. More details, and a much better review than I could manage, here:

http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/http:/thestrangebrew.co.uk/the-greek-theatre-lost-out-at-sea (http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/http:/thestrangebrew.co.uk/the-greek-theatre-lost-out-at-sea)
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 06, 2014, 01:26:00 PM
The Greek Theatre - Lost Out at Sea. Two Swedes making some glorious soft summer pysch; if you like the Byrds or, more recently, Kontiki suite, you'll dig this. More details, and a much better review than I could manage, here:

http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/http:/thestrangebrew.co.uk/the-greek-theatre-lost-out-at-sea (http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/http:/thestrangebrew.co.uk/the-greek-theatre-lost-out-at-sea)

I've got to stop hanging out with you lot on twitter world Doc , it's costing me a fortune!

I absolutely agree - this is a terrific album ft anyone who likes the bands listed above.

Also highly recommended is the new Reigning Sound album "shattered". For those of you who like a country/ rock/ soul/ garage mix this is for you. An absolute blinder!
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 06, 2014, 08:32:38 PM
The Greek Theatre - Lost Out at Sea. Two Swedes making some glorious soft summer pysch; if you like the Byrds or, more recently, Kontiki suite, you'll dig this. More details, and a much better review than I could manage, here:

http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/http:/thestrangebrew.co.uk/the-greek-theatre-lost-out-at-sea (http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/http:/thestrangebrew.co.uk/the-greek-theatre-lost-out-at-sea)

I've got to stop hanging out with you lot on twitter world Doc , it's costing me a fortune!

I absolutely agree - this is a terrific album ft anyone who likes the bands listed above.

Also highly recommended is the new Reigning Sound album "shattered". For those of you who like a country/ rock/ soul/ garage mix this is for you. An absolute blinder!

I hear ya, Ian; between here, twitter and instagram, I'm practically in Stubbs' Gazette!!
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Post by: Ady C on August 11, 2014, 03:29:50 PM
My copy of the Billy Hawks' twofer The New Genius of the Blues/Heavy Soul! (is this where Weller cribbed the title of one of his albums?) arrived today and it is as ace as I expected.  Previously I only knew the two mod club classics (Whip It On Me and I Believe I'm Losing You).  Excellent jazzy Hammond R & B.
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Post by: Neil Lee on August 11, 2014, 03:36:44 PM
My copy of the Billy Hawks' twofer The New Genius of the Blues/Heavy Soul! (is this where Weller cribbed the title of one of his albums?) arrived today and it is as ace as I expected.  Previously I only knew the two mod club classics (Whip It On Me and I Believe I'm Losing You).  Excellent jazzy Hammond R & B.

You can't beat a bit if Billy Hawks. The Billy Hawks French Stateside 45 is the holy grail of mod jazz records. Saw one for sale last Saturday for £600  :o
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Post by: midnight mover on August 11, 2014, 06:52:17 PM
...
Also highly recommended is the new Reigning Sound album "shattered". For those of you who like a country/ rock/ soul/ garage mix this is for you. An absolute blinder!

Absolutely! The bass player even looks pretty cool me thinks....
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Post by: babyshambler on August 13, 2014, 04:56:13 PM
One of you forumers (forgotten who, sorry!) uploaded a Soundcloud mix that included a tune I'd not heard by Corduroy - London, England, so I bought the album and have been digging that for a fortnight or so.
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Post by: Rocketman on August 14, 2014, 07:44:22 AM
The Greek Theatre - Lost Out at Sea. Two Swedes making some glorious soft summer pysch; if you like the Byrds or, more recently, Kontiki suite, you'll dig this. More details, and a much better review than I could manage, here:

http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/http:/thestrangebrew.co.uk/the-greek-theatre-lost-out-at-sea (http://thestrangebrew.co.uk/http:/thestrangebrew.co.uk/the-greek-theatre-lost-out-at-sea)

I've got to stop hanging out with you lot on twitter world Doc , it's costing me a fortune!

I absolutely agree - this is a terrific album ft anyone who likes the bands listed above.

Also highly recommended is the new Reigning Sound album "shattered". For those of you who like a country/ rock/ soul/ garage mix this is for you. An absolute blinder!

Greg Cartwright is genius , time bomb high school  is 1 of my fave albums (compulsive gamblers also up there) , I will certainly listen out for the new stuff and hope that they tour here soon.
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Post by: Soulstar on August 14, 2014, 09:49:12 PM
One of you forumers (forgotten who, sorry!) uploaded a Soundcloud mix that included a tune I'd not heard by Corduroy - London, England, so I bought the album and have been digging that for a fortnight or so.

That was me, BabyS.
http://www.mixcloud.com/bill-sullivan/bills-mix-october-2013-soul-ska-funk-blues-dancehall-reggae-rbdub-northern/
 I doubt that I could charge them promotional fees but am glad to spread the love. :)
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Post by: Stax on August 15, 2014, 03:59:18 PM
The bass on that London - England song is amazing. Must've been a great live band.
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Post by: Ady C on August 18, 2014, 05:14:47 PM
The bass on that London - England song is amazing. Must've been a great live band.
They were, Stax.  I saw them in The Blue Lamp, Hull in 1993 and they were tremendous.  Chatted to them afterwards and got given a ticket to an acid jazz allnighter that was on that night, which was nice.
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Post by: Stax on August 19, 2014, 06:31:39 AM
The Blue Lamp certainly got it's fair share of decent bands going through. I caught the end of it and then it became the Lamp. Didn't like that much. It's a shame we haven't got a decent venue like it anymore
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on August 20, 2014, 11:05:03 AM
One of you forumers (forgotten who, sorry!) uploaded a Soundcloud mix that included a tune I'd not heard by Corduroy - London, England, so I bought the album and have been digging that for a fortnight or so.

That was me, BabyS.
http://www.mixcloud.com/bill-sullivan/bills-mix-october-2013-soul-ska-funk-blues-dancehall-reggae-rbdub-northern/
 I doubt that I could charge them promotional fees but am glad to spread the love. :)

Don't know how I missed this mix first time around, Bill, but I'm listening now. Great stuff! totally unexpected Pogues/Dubliners track in the middle, that your Irish roots coming out??
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Post by: greenstreet on August 29, 2014, 06:32:47 PM
Lowell Fulson: Hung Down Head, an old Chess comp, with the master at the top of his game, circa 1956-62. Am I alone in thinking Fulson is one of the greatest blues singers of all time? I'd put him in the top ten list, on par with Fenton Robinson, JB Lenoir, John Lee Hooker, T Bone Walker or Robert Johnson. Hey, and a great guitarist he is too.
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Post by: Rocketman on August 30, 2014, 06:49:04 PM
The mighty diamonds (3 disc anthology). £10 hmv bargain, 'right time' for reggae .
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 01, 2014, 08:59:39 AM
Ty Segall - Manipulator. A cracking slice of US garage rock on 2 LPs. A little less lo-fi than some of his previous work, but none the worse for it (there's still lots of fuzz and reverb!), and there's even strings on a couple of tracks. The only track he didn't write, 'Who's Producing This?', is probably the weakest on the album, but even it garners a 6/10 from me. Well worth a listen. Great artwork, too
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Post by: Soulstar on September 01, 2014, 09:55:41 PM
One of you forumers (forgotten who, sorry!) uploaded a Soundcloud mix that included a tune I'd not heard by Corduroy - London, England, so I bought the album and have been digging that for a fortnight or so.

That was me, BabyS.
http://www.mixcloud.com/bill-sullivan/bills-mix-october-2013-soul-ska-funk-blues-dancehall-reggae-rbdub-northern/
 I doubt that I could charge them promotional fees but am glad to spread the love. :)

Don't know how I missed this mix first time around, Bill, but I'm listening now. Great stuff! totally unexpected Pogues/Dubliners track in the middle, that your Irish roots coming out??

Ha! Sorry Nick - just seen your post. Yeah, my intention to avoid the predictable sometimes gets out of hand.  ;)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on September 09, 2014, 08:05:45 AM
The John Steel Singers - Everything's a Thread; album from last year that I've only just discovered. Light, summery psych from Australia. not as 'jangly' as the Allah Las, but they're definite bedfellows. The sun is shining, stick it on!
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Post by: greenstreet on September 09, 2014, 03:18:17 PM
"Loguerhythms", poems by Christopher Logue, music by Tony Kinsey and sung by Annie Ross; not just your "jazz and poetry" ill-conceived Lp from the 50s-60s, more of a mix where you can hear traces of folk, music hall, pop and, of course jazz. It could be just an oddity, but it works, and at the moment I'm truly fascinated by the results. Not only because Mrs Ross was one of the truly GREAT singers of the period, vulnerable and hard hitting at once; besides, Logue's poems are witty, clever, and the arrangements of Tony Kinsey add to the powerful late night ambience. It even has a sort of left-field would-be club classic in "Johnny"!
As a bonus, an EP of Logue reading his own poems to further jazz music and some standards sung by Annie Ross at her peak.
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Post by: Ady C on September 15, 2014, 04:34:45 PM
A couple of CDs have landed on the doormat today:

DJ Snowboy Presents The Good Foot (Ace/BMG).  This is excellent: a very Mod club vibe; particularly smitten with "Just A Mistake" by The Barrino Brothers, I'd never heard of this one before.

Acid Jazz Mod compilation on the Not Bad Records label.  It's a mish mash of original 60s stuff, 90s acid jazz A-listers (Corduroy, Mother Earth, Snowboy) and more recent releases on that label.  Budget priced double CD (40 tracks in total) and very good it is too.
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Post by: roel on September 15, 2014, 07:45:01 PM
beatles - revolver
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Post by: Stax on September 15, 2014, 07:53:58 PM
A couple of CDs have landed on the doormat today:

DJ Snowboy Presents The Good Foot (Ace/BMG).  This is excellent: a very Mod club vibe; particularly smitten with "Just A Mistake" by The Barrino Brothers, I'd never heard of this one before.

Acid Jazz Mod compilation on the Not Bad Records label.  It's a mish mash of original 60s stuff, 90s acid jazz A-listers (Corduroy, Mother Earth, Snowboy) and more recent releases on that label.  Budget priced double CD (40 tracks in total) and very good it is too.

I've been quite impressed with the Acid Jazz compilation too, apart from the first Johns Children track which is awful. One thing is puzzling me though, why isn't it on Acid Jazz?
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Post by: Monkey on September 29, 2014, 09:03:00 AM
Duffy Power - Innovations (1971). Although released in '71 (with cover art to match) these are mid-60s sessions. Top quality British Blues/R&B with Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin, Danny Thompson etc. Half covers/half Power originals. Liking it.
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Post by: ianeggbert on October 10, 2014, 08:37:19 AM
Ty Segall - Manipulator

I've never given this guy a chance before as I assumed he was "just another heavy rock dude". How wrong I was, certainly on the strength of his current album. Psyched up garage rock, glam, Stooges-punk etc with great big nods to Bowie, Bolan, Iggy and in the less raucous moments, Beck, Elliot Smith et al. Nevertheless, if you like your rock "garagey", I suspect there's something in here for you

Friday morning cobwebs most certainly blown away!
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 10, 2014, 05:17:19 PM
Ty Segall - Manipulator

I've never given this guy a chance before as I assumed he was "just another heavy rock dude". How wrong I was, certainly on the strength of his current album. Psyched up garage rock, glam, Stooges-punk etc with great big nods to Bowie, Bolan, Iggy and in the less raucous moments, Beck, Elliot Smith et al. Nevertheless, if you like your rock "garagey", I suspect there's something in here for you

Friday morning cobwebs most certainly blown away!

 8)
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Post by: Rocketman on October 11, 2014, 03:23:35 PM
Ooh la la - ronnie lane    (Superb, 'Debris' is pure genius) , also Barbara acklin v dusty Springfield - versions of 'am I the same girl'.
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Post by: The Guvnor on October 11, 2014, 07:13:25 PM
A couple of CDs have landed on the doormat today:

DJ Snowboy Presents The Good Foot (Ace/BMG).  This is excellent: a very Mod club vibe; particularly smitten with "Just A Mistake" by The Barrino Brothers, I'd never heard of this one before.

Acid Jazz Mod compilation on the Not Bad Records label.  It's a mish mash of original 60s stuff, 90s acid jazz A-listers (Corduroy, Mother Earth, Snowboy) and more recent releases on that label.  Budget priced double CD (40 tracks in total) and very good it is too.
Picked DJ Snowboy Presents The Good Foot up a couple of weeks back, yeah a really good cd.

Just got 3 box sets(all 3 cd) through the door this week from Amazon-

Right Now - Atlantic club soul and deep cuts - £9-50
For this I thank you - Motown r&b, popcorn + rock 'n' roll - £12
Chicago Bound - Chess blues, r&b + rock 'n' roll - £12

All really good, glad the copyright laws changed regarding ownership, all tracks pre 63'

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Post by: Monkey on October 15, 2014, 03:55:14 PM
These LPs:
Dave Pike - Jazz For The Jet Set (1966)
The Supremes - New Ways But Love Stays (1970)
Lou Donaldson - Say It Loud (1969)
Everything But The Girl - Love Not Money (1985)
The Primitives - Spin-o-Rama (2014)
Graham Day & The Forefathers - Good Things (2014)
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Post by: Stax on October 28, 2014, 03:29:25 PM
The New Street Adventure album. Very impressed with it although they should've released it a few months ago as it sounds like a summer record.
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Post by: ianeggbert on October 28, 2014, 03:40:45 PM
The New Street Adventure album. Very impressed with it although they should've released it a few months ago as it sounds like a summer record.

Good call Stax! This release nearly passed me by.

You're right about the summer vibe though especially on the single "On Our Front Doorstep"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzXtSSZaz2w
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Post by: Claretbluemod on October 30, 2014, 07:30:58 PM
Last Man On Earth, Big Boss Man - Blow Up Records on CD
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Post by: ianeggbert on October 30, 2014, 10:50:52 PM
Last Man On Earth, Big Boss Man - Blow Up Records on CD

A very good album indeed!
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on October 31, 2014, 11:43:16 AM
Last Man On Earth, Big Boss Man - Blow Up Records on CD

A very good album indeed!
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I agree! Vinyl version has been played heavily since its release. Pretty sure it will feature in my end of year top10


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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 01, 2014, 01:09:20 PM
Goat - Commune; pysch from Sweden, and quite possibly my favourite album of the year so far
Primitives - Spin-O-Rama; Monkey's already critiqued this, 40 mins of perfect pop
The Young Sinclairs - This is The Young Sinclairs; from Virginia, they could, to these ears, have stepped straight out of the mid-60s garage scene. Have a listen http://www.ampleplay.co.uk/blogs/artists/the-young-sinclairs/ (http://www.ampleplay.co.uk/blogs/artists/the-young-sinclairs/)
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 01, 2014, 02:31:56 PM
Goat - Commune; pysch from Sweden, and quite possibly my favourite album of the year so far
Primitives - Spin-O-Rama; Monkey's already critiqued this, 40 mins of perfect pop
The Young Sinclairs - This is The Young Sinclairs; from Virginia, they could, to these ears, have stepped straight out of the mid-60s garage scene. Have a listen http://www.ampleplay.co.uk/blogs/artists/the-young-sinclairs/ (http://www.ampleplay.co.uk/blogs/artists/the-young-sinclairs/)

I can vouch for the fact that all 3 of these albums are top drawer!
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Post by: Claretbluemod on November 03, 2014, 01:09:40 PM
Last Man On Earth, Big Boss Man - Blow Up Records on CD

A very good album indeed!
[/quote.

I agree! Vinyl version has been played heavily since its release. Pretty sure it will feature in my end of year top10

'Full English Beat Breakfast" was good but this is by far superior, imho. I play it every day!
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Post by: charliebravo69 on November 03, 2014, 01:26:45 PM
Graham Days new '... & The Forefathers' LP has been spun twice this morning, followed by Planet - complete recordings and now onto Prime Movers - Sins Of The Fourfathers - it's a GD sort of day I guess. New album is very good
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Post by: Jack.92 on November 03, 2014, 02:20:14 PM
Not sure if anyone's mentioned him already but the new Jarrod Lawson LP is great! Quite a jazzy/soulful sound but very different to most things you'll hear
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Post by: lammyrider on November 03, 2014, 02:26:09 PM
Was at the forefathers album launch friday,so been giving it a play all weekend, really good reworkings  ;D
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Post by: lammyrider on November 03, 2014, 02:26:42 PM
New inspiral carpets album is great too  ;)
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Post by: lammyrider on November 04, 2014, 08:01:09 PM
Just listening to that snowboy one after the recommendation very good so far  ;D
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Post by: Jonny on November 04, 2014, 09:24:18 PM
Just listening to that snowboy one after the recommendation very good so far  ;D

One of my favourite nights out this year was seeing him DJ at Madam JoJo's. Seriously good if you can make it down. Luther Ingram - Baby Don't you Weep is a work of art. Perfect dance record.
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Post by: SuaveCollective on November 05, 2014, 02:32:22 PM
Been listening again to a lot of The Jam again and am keenly awaiting arrival of b'day pressie The Setting Sons Box-set of dreams...

Setting Sons is in my opinion The Jam's best album (although not according to a recent pole by Monkey Mark) - my favourite album however (in terms of the one I listen to most is Dig The New Breed).

I recently come across this in one of my folders of random pics etc. It is some proofs of the album cover when it had the working title of A Solid Bond in your Heart (this is before it was recorded and slated as a potential swan-song - although I'm glad they chose Beat Surrender as it's a better tune and indeed The Style Council version is much better than The Jam's 'original' version from Extras.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10451702_1510967802495972_5245768044969224304_n.jpg?oh=29d4df411112318414185aa5802c9bd7&oe=54F8B59F&__gda__=1423141286_c21d695f55ccd12865759cf4a0a6d7ac)
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Post by: mr_duderino on November 07, 2014, 12:52:55 PM
now its no secret that I find jazz a bit confusing.  its not that I dont like some bits of it, I just cant work out what bits.  Have just started listening to the Ultimate Beatnik Collection on spotify.  quite like it.  Cats.  ahem.
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Post by: Rainey on November 11, 2014, 05:34:45 PM
The Loop - Go For It
Great live band, seen them 5 times this year!
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 14, 2014, 07:33:48 AM
Ian McNabb's criminally underrated & ignored 1992 album Truth & Beauty.

Not particularly mod - just excellent
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Post by: lammyrider on November 14, 2014, 07:08:41 PM
Bit of garage  ;D
http://m.youtube.com/watch?list=UUnsud-D6mHB_OEkLvuZ11qg&v=QvcGmJBifRI

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q6P5OLscHQ
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Post by: SuaveCollective on November 21, 2014, 11:44:40 AM
After being reminded of it the other day have dug out Mexican Green by Tubby Hayes and been digging it ever since - It's a seminal album from 1968 where Tubby plays, Tenor, flute and vibes on the album. He also flirts with Impressionism as opposed to his normally more hard be-bop Modernism to great effect.

My favourite tune (and the one that reminded me of this album the other day) is 'Dear Johnny B' a tune for his recently departed drummer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDpxkMdFGyw

Well worth getting if you're a Jazz fan, or indeed just a fan of music done well...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512RW7F1XJL.jpg)
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Post by: Stax on November 21, 2014, 11:20:57 PM
Having secured my ticket today for next years tour, I have spent the day listening to Ride.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 22, 2014, 11:26:47 AM
After being reminded of it the other day have dug out Mexican Green by Tubby Hayes and been digging it ever since - It's a seminal album from 1968 where Tubby plays, Tenor, flute and vibes on the album. He also flirts with Impressionism as opposed to his normally more hard be-bop Modernism to great effect.

My favourite tune (and the one that reminded me of this album the other day) is 'Dear Johnny B' a tune for his recently departed drummer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDpxkMdFGyw

Well worth getting if you're a Jazz fan, or indeed just a fan of music done well...

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512RW7F1XJL.jpg)

Stuck this on whilst I was doing a bit of surfing yesterday; to quote Louis Balfour, nice!
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 22, 2014, 11:32:39 AM
It's Saturday morning and I'm peeling, chopping, braising and kneading to Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band's superb 1970 soully & funky album  "Express Yourself"
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Post by: ianeggbert on November 26, 2014, 08:53:29 PM
Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Symphonies: The Psychedelic Years

Under appreciated 60's pop-rock act with some great tunes
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Post by: Rocketman on November 26, 2014, 10:32:43 PM
Power pop is my bag , so flamin groovies tonite.
First plane home
 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=slYCOj13Tk8
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Post by: Rocketman on November 26, 2014, 11:08:25 PM
Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Symphonies: The Psychedelic Years

Under appreciated 60's pop-rock act with some great tunes
V nice...'Crimson and clover' , = Jesus and Mary chain.
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Post by: Stax on November 28, 2014, 06:07:38 AM
Power pop is my bag , so flamin groovies tonite.
First plane home
 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=slYCOj13Tk8

I love Slow Death, great tune. No idea what he's singing though.
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Post by: Number 6 on December 02, 2014, 02:17:10 PM
Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Symphonies: The Psychedelic Years

Under appreciated 60's pop-rock act with some great tunes
V nice...'Crimson and clover' , = Jesus and Mary chain.

Talking of JAMC, I immediately thought of them when I first heard this cut on the Lookin' Back compilation...

TUESDAY’S CHILDREN - Summer Leaves Me With A Sigh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQJTx7GaPgk


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Post by: Number 6 on December 03, 2014, 05:57:18 PM
I’ve been listening a lot to The Artwoods ‘Steady Gettin’ It: the Complete Recordings 1964-67’ recently.  As a long-time Artwoods fan it’s great to hear so much unreleased material from the BBC sessions which are also in pretty good sound quality and contain some exclusive tracks that weren’t recorded by the band.  Of the previously unreleased Art Wood Combo acetates, my personal favourite is ‘Talkin’ About You’ which has a Ska-like quality.  Even the familiar material (singles, EP, Art Gallery LP) seems to have a new lease of life and the quality is great compared to some earlier releases.

The live disc has had some mixed reviews, granted the sound quality isn’t great, but to me it’s a great snapshot of how the band was live, albeit very late in their career and with a heavier sound (and some extended rave-ups). The set mixes the familiar R&B/soul covers with a couple of heavier, psych-oriented originals.  Billy Preston’s ‘Steady Gettin’ It’ has an almost proto-punk feel as does ‘Shake’ whilst ‘Keep Lookin’, slightly slower than the recorded version is like a template for The Prisoners or early Charlatans.  Of the original material ‘Song of the Journeyman’ is a decent enough psych effort that’s like a more soulful Deep Purple Mk1 (unsurprisingly) with a bit of early Floyd in there as well.  I think that, like The Action, they could have easily been capable of a classic lost psych album if circumstances had been different.
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Post by: Monkey on December 08, 2014, 04:36:14 PM
I’ve been listening a lot to The Artwoods ‘Steady Gettin’ It: the Complete Recordings 1964-67’ recently.  As a long-time Artwoods fan it’s great to hear so much unreleased material from the BBC sessions which are also in pretty good sound quality and contain some exclusive tracks that weren’t recorded by the band.  Of the previously unreleased Art Wood Combo acetates, my personal favourite is ‘Talkin’ About You’ which has a Ska-like quality.  Even the familiar material (singles, EP, Art Gallery LP) seems to have a new lease of life and the quality is great compared to some earlier releases.

The live disc has had some mixed reviews, granted the sound quality isn’t great, but to me it’s a great snapshot of how the band was live, albeit very late in their career and with a heavier sound (and some extended rave-ups). The set mixes the familiar R&B/soul covers with a couple of heavier, psych-oriented originals.  Billy Preston’s ‘Steady Gettin’ It’ has an almost proto-punk feel as does ‘Shake’ whilst ‘Keep Lookin’, slightly slower than the recorded version is like a template for The Prisoners or early Charlatans.  Of the original material ‘Song of the Journeyman’ is a decent enough psych effort that’s like a more soulful Deep Purple Mk1 (unsurprisingly) with a bit of early Floyd in there as well.  I think that, like The Action, they could have easily been capable of a classic lost psych album if circumstances had been different.

Thanks for that summary Number 6 - much appreciated. Was looking forward to the set initially but was then put off by some of the reviews so held off, but I like your description of the live stuff. Back on the list it goes.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Steve McKing on December 10, 2014, 04:39:44 PM
Scientist - Heavy Weight Dub's been on the old SL1210s over the last few days:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4B54F531607B249A
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Number 6 on December 11, 2014, 01:55:50 PM
I’ve been listening a lot to The Artwoods ‘Steady Gettin’ It: the Complete Recordings 1964-67’ recently.  As a long-time Artwoods fan it’s great to hear so much unreleased material from the BBC sessions which are also in pretty good sound quality and contain some exclusive tracks that weren’t recorded by the band.  Of the previously unreleased Art Wood Combo acetates, my personal favourite is ‘Talkin’ About You’ which has a Ska-like quality.  Even the familiar material (singles, EP, Art Gallery LP) seems to have a new lease of life and the quality is great compared to some earlier releases.

The live disc has had some mixed reviews, granted the sound quality isn’t great, but to me it’s a great snapshot of how the band was live, albeit very late in their career and with a heavier sound (and some extended rave-ups). The set mixes the familiar R&B/soul covers with a couple of heavier, psych-oriented originals.  Billy Preston’s ‘Steady Gettin’ It’ has an almost proto-punk feel as does ‘Shake’ whilst ‘Keep Lookin’, slightly slower than the recorded version is like a template for The Prisoners or early Charlatans.  Of the original material ‘Song of the Journeyman’ is a decent enough psych effort that’s like a more soulful Deep Purple Mk1 (unsurprisingly) with a bit of early Floyd in there as well.  I think that, like The Action, they could have easily been capable of a classic lost psych album if circumstances had been different.

Thanks for that summary Number 6 - much appreciated. Was looking forward to the set initially but was then put off by some of the reviews so held off, but I like your description of the live stuff. Back on the list it goes.

Mark, if you're unsure you might want to give the live set a listen on YouTube first.  Although it's a 2nd generation copy of an already bootleg quality release.

Full gig - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoaDAmx889I

Song of the Journeyman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfLWyGmVpxE

TBH being a big Artwoods fan I'd have bought the set for the BBC sessions alone, the live disc is an added bonus.

Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on December 12, 2014, 07:45:06 PM

I was originally recommended this album by someone on the old forum . I can't remember who it was (it might even have been the Boogaloo Tramp) but the album is great . The weekend starts here. .

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/22104795/Live+At+Monterey+de.jpg)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Rocketman on December 13, 2014, 09:17:45 PM
  Vic Goddard  - up there with the best of 2014 ...( music and album art )
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lWfo7DAOJJE

http://louderthanwar.com/vic-godard-subway-sect-1979-now-album-review/
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: ianeggbert on December 13, 2014, 10:49:09 PM
  Vic Goddard  - up there with the best of 2014 ...( music and album art )
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lWfo7DAOJJE

http://louderthanwar.com/vic-godard-subway-sect-1979-now-album-review/

it is a fine album!

The Edwyn Collins influence is considerable though isn't it!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Steve McKing on December 14, 2014, 11:10:27 AM
The kids can put up with Dad's music as usual on a Sunday morning.
"Dad, can I put my DVD on?".
"Nope, you gonna have to put up with"...

IRoy ‎– Gussie Presenting IRoy - http://www.discogs.com/IRoy-Gussie-Presenting-IRoy/release/2905314

The Amazing Snakeheads ‎– Amphetamine Ballads - http://www.discogs.com/Amazing-Snakeheads-Amphetamine-Ballads/master/681633

and...
MIA ‎– Kala - http://www.discogs.com/MIA-Kala/master/80900
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Steve McKing on December 14, 2014, 01:53:26 PM
"Daaad! Turn this boring music off!".
"Nope".

Horace Andy ‎– In The Light Dub - http://www.discogs.com/Horace-Andy-In-The-Light-Dub/release/233673

Various ‎– Dance Juice Vol. 3 - http://www.discogs.com/Baz-Fe-Jazz-Gilles-Peterson-Dance-Juice-Vol-3/release/1250365

and...
Various ‎– Essential Funk Volume One - http://www.discogs.com/Various-Essential-Funk-Volume-One/release/1396718
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Mutley on December 17, 2014, 04:59:59 PM

Listening to Charlie Parker - Complete Dial Sessions.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Steve McKing on December 21, 2014, 09:32:31 AM
It's Sunday!
A Certain Ratio   ‎– I'd Like To See You Again - http://www.discogs.com/A-Certain-Ratio-Id-Like-To-See-You-Again/release/25194

 
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Steve McKing on December 21, 2014, 10:10:21 AM
SBTRKT   ‎– Wonder Where We Land - http://www.discogs.com/SBTRKT-Wonder-Where-We-Land/master/737772
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Steve McKing on December 21, 2014, 11:41:44 AM
...and they just keep coming pop pickers:
Various ‎– New York Noise - http://www.discogs.com/Various-New-York-Noise-Dance-Music-From-The-New-York-Underground-1978-1982/release/160784
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Steve McKing on December 21, 2014, 02:15:52 PM
Edwin Birdsong ‎– Edwin Birdsong - http://www.discogs.com/Edwin-Birdsong-Edwin-Birdsong/release/2200856
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on December 29, 2014, 01:01:44 PM
These days I'm making my way (& enjoying it to the full) through the Kinks 1964-1971 Anthology, my wife's XMas present.

I think it's the definitive comp of this great band, not only cos' it gathers in one place most of the 60s unreleased jewels of the Davies bros. Besides, it wisely concentrates in the Pye years (tho' there are certainly things to savour in their 70s and even 80s-90s crop) and the remastered sound is superb, crisp and clear.

But what strikes me the most of all this nostalgic trip is what a GREAT songwriter is Ray Davies, the 66-68 material is timeless and "Dead end street/Big black smoke" is one of the 10 greatest 45s of rock story.

The only minus is the stockage of the 5 discs, that makes tricky even getting them out of the box.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: hipshaker on December 29, 2014, 04:58:19 PM
ploughing through some old LPs dug out of the garage ......... lords of the new church, kool and the gang .... currently the runaways.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Steve McKing on December 29, 2014, 05:38:44 PM
ploughing through some old LPs dug out of the garage ......... lords of the new church, kool and the gang .... currently the runaways.

What a coincidence!
I was listening to their 3rd and final LP only this afternoon:
http://www.discogs.com/Runaways-Waitin-For-The-Night/master/156232
A friend of mine gave me this for a Xmas gift this year too:
http://www.discogs.com/Runaways-Live-In-Japan/master/87939
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: ianeggbert on December 29, 2014, 09:09:13 PM
These days I'm making my way (& enjoying it to the full) through the Kinks 1964-1971 Anthology, my wife's XMas present.

I think it's the definitive comp of this great band, not only cos' it gathers in one place most of the 60s unreleased jewels of the Davies bros. Besides, it wisely concentrates in the Pye years (tho' there are certainly things to savour in their 70s and even 80s-90s crop) and the remastered sound is superb, crisp and clear.

But what strikes me the most of all this nostalgic trip is what a GREAT songwriter is Ray Davies, the 66-68 material is timeless and "Dead end street/Big black smoke" is one of the 10 greatest 45s of rock story.

The only minus is the stockage of the 5 discs, that makes tricky even getting them out of the box.

Hi mate, I really wanted to get this set but the awful reviews for the packaging and (some of) the mastering has put me off. What are your thoughts? Is it still a worthwhile addition bearing in mind I've got most of their output anyway?

Ian
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on December 30, 2014, 01:05:31 PM
Cheers Ian, the package is the weakest point of the set, no doubt about it, but you can solve it easily just buying 5 slipcases for the discs.

Mastering sounds better to these ears than the job they did on the Picture Book set (& that wasn't bad either), but I'm not really an audiophile then (mind you, I was breed on garage punk and fake Beatles stereo). To me it sounds bright and clear: guitars are loud in the mix, but well balanced with the rhythm section (you CAN hear P.Quaife bass) and the piano/organ fills. You can appreciate the beautiful harmonies of Rasa and the boys and of course the idyosincratic leads of the Davies bros. What more could you ask for?

The contents of the box, well, you can judge for yourself. If you're a fan of the band, you'll have all the essentials anyway, but it's useful to gather all the rarities in one place (& the 45 is a nice detail). There's no hidden jewel here, but undoubtedly this is the most comprehensive overview of the best phase of the Kinks career, and it's not very expensive, not to the extent of the Pretty Things box set (tho' I confess I'm tempted, if only for the DVD, saw a trailer and it's jaw dropping).
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: hipshaker on December 30, 2014, 04:43:01 PM
ploughing through some old LPs dug out of the garage ......... lords of the new church, kool and the gang .... currently the runaways.

What a coincidence!
I was listening to their 3rd and final LP only this afternoon:
http://www.discogs.com/Runaways-Waitin-For-The-Night/master/156232
A friend of mine gave me this for a Xmas gift this year too:
http://www.discogs.com/Runaways-Live-In-Japan/master/87939

and now the runaways is the one i was listening to ..... not a big fan but probably bought it in the punk years when i was branching out a little. Tonic for the Troops on the deck currently.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Steve McKing on December 30, 2014, 04:58:05 PM
ploughing through some old LPs dug out of the garage ......... lords of the new church, kool and the gang .... currently the runaways.

What a coincidence!
I was listening to their 3rd and final LP only this afternoon:
http://www.discogs.com/Runaways-Waitin-For-The-Night/master/156232
A friend of mine gave me this for a Xmas gift this year too:
http://www.discogs.com/Runaways-Live-In-Japan/master/87939

and now the runaways is the one i was listening to ..... not a big fan but probably bought it in the punk years when i was branching out a little. Tonic for the Troops on the deck currently.

No, not a fan either.
More of a curiosity thing if anything.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Monkey on December 30, 2014, 11:17:16 PM
I listened to all four CDs of the Millions Like Us Mod Revival boxset the other day in one sitting and didn't slash my wrists.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on December 31, 2014, 12:03:30 AM
I listened to all four CDs of the Millions Like Us Mod Revival boxset the other day in one sitting and didn't slash my wrists.

You should get a medal for outstanding bravery in face of a very dull enemy. .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Stax on December 31, 2014, 09:23:35 AM
I suppose it's easy to mock the revival and the associated bands but i suppose you could argue that we may not be here without it! There's some decent stuff on that boxset to be fair.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: lammyrider on December 31, 2014, 09:41:12 AM
I did the same, don't think its a good idea to do it like that. Some strong stuff and some garbage but gets all a bit samey after 4 cd's worth. Will sound better when they just pop up at random on the ipod,and the booklets not a bad read. :)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on December 31, 2014, 09:56:07 AM
 The stuff that was made by the bands that became accomplished , back in the day is fine , it is the other stuff made by a procession of bandwagon jumpers , that is poor. .

It seemed that there were a bunch of bands trying to sound like the Jam . There were only a couple of bands from that era that I actually bought records from . For me , Secret Affair were the best and the most enduring . I also bought the Purple Hearts album back in the day , after that I had the occasional 45 , by the occasional "Mod" band. TBF , most of the 2-Tone bands sounded better than most of that offer guff , ,

By late 79 we were already going to clubs to dance to 6ts music. .

Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on December 31, 2014, 10:01:07 AM
Maybe it's not fair to compare the revival bands to the first wave "mod" bands of the 60s, the later were avant-garde & changing the face of pop music, and gathered a generation of outstanding songwriters like Townshend, Marriott/Lane or Ray Davies. The revival bands weren't originals but followers, they sought to re-create their own idea of the 60s; besides, there wasn't so much talent floating in the air, but some 45s sound pretty well. That said, 4 CDs in a row may be too much of revival sound.

I'm with Simon in that Secret Affair were probably the best of the bunch, tho' the hideous 80s production of the first albums didn't do them no favors (sometimes I felt I was listening to Supertramp!)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Stax on December 31, 2014, 10:08:37 AM
I think, probably like a lot of box sets, that it is best to do one disc at a time. One thing that i noticed is a lot of the tracks, especially on 1 & 2, sound like demos, which is understandable, but occasionally makes some tracks sound very same-y.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on December 31, 2014, 10:30:24 AM
Maybe it's not fair to compare the revival bands to the first wave "mod" bands of the 60s, the later were avant-garde & changing the face of pop music, and gathered a generation of outstanding songwriters like Townshend, Marriott/Lane or Ray Davies. The revival bands weren't originals but followers, they sought to re-create their own idea of the 60s; besides, there wasn't so much talent floating in the air, but some 45s sound pretty well. That said, 4 CDs in a row may be too much of revival sound.

I'm with Simon in that Secret Affair were probably the best of the bunch, tho' the hideous 80s production of the first albums didn't do them no favors (sometimes I felt I was listening to Supertramp!)

Good points , Sidney. I saw Secret Affair live (c1980) and thought they were good but perhaps those albums did lack something in production , a bit stark . However , in all fairness , production was generally guff back then anyway and it was more of an occasional thing if an album had good production (Bob Marley albums always had great production). Also , when you were listening to a lot of stuff that was recorded in small rooms above , ice-cream parlours (Jamaican Ska records) , they could make the production on a SF album sound legendary in comparison. . :D

Another album that stands out for me back then , as far as poor production goes , was the UB40 first album (Signing -Off ). I recently bought the cd so I could play it in the car and I did notice that they hadn't made any improvements to mastering. . :-[
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: lammyrider on December 31, 2014, 10:33:25 AM
I'm a child of the 2nd revival 84 onwards so most I stuff I grew up listening to,so holds a nostalgic appeal.  ;D
Bought the C86 indie box set recently too,the first cd which was the original album is mostly great but the 2nd cd hot turned off after 15mins,although I did have a massive hangover,and it wasn't helping.as with soul sometimes rare doesn't equal good  ;)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Monkey on December 31, 2014, 11:20:02 AM
Cheers for the comments. I'll probably try and write a more considered appraisal of it when I get time but a few observations now:

(i) It's not as bad as I imagined
(ii) Some of it actually sounds improved due to the remastering/pressing on CDs than the original 45s (vinyl not always better...)
(iii) I don't like how the mid 80s period is clumped in with the '79 lot. They were mutually exclusive things.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Woody 64 on December 31, 2014, 01:46:48 PM
Maybe it's not fair to compare the revival bands to the first wave "mod" bands of the 60s, the later were avant-garde & changing the face of pop music, and gathered a generation of outstanding songwriters like Townshend, Marriott/Lane or Ray Davies. The revival bands weren't originals but followers, they sought to re-create their own idea of the 60s; besides, there wasn't so much talent floating in the air, but some 45s sound pretty well. That said, 4 CDs in a row may be too much of revival sound.

I'm with Simon in that Secret Affair were probably the best of the bunch, tho' the hideous 80s production of the first albums didn't do them no favors (sometimes I felt I was listening to Supertramp!)

Good points , Sidney. I saw Secret Affair live (c1980) and thought they were good but perhaps those albums did lack something in production , a bit stark . However , in all fairness , production was generally guff back then anyway and it was more of an occasional thing if an album had good production (Bob Marley albums always had great production). Also , when you were listening to a lot of stuff that was recorded in small rooms above , ice-cream parlours (Jamaican Ska records) , they could make the production on a SF album sound legendary in comparison. . :D

Another album that stands out for me back then , as far as poor production goes , was the UB40 first album (Signing -Off ). I recently bought the cd so I could play it in the car and I did notice that they hadn't made any improvements to mastering. . :-[

I thought and still do think that the Chords were the best of the first revival period. I saw them twice Simon,once out your way at the Paisley Bungalow and also playing with the Jam,Tourists,SLF and Bad Manners at the Loch Lomond festival. I also got to meet them by default after being taken to the first aid tent after getting a broken nose from kind chap who was trying to take money off my mate. Got into hospitality and shared drinks with both the Chords and Bad Manners. Got our photo taken by NME because my mate had the chords stencilled on back of his parka. Couldn't get near the Jam unfortunately. The whole festival was virtually a riot with punks,mods and skins all together in one big field.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on December 31, 2014, 02:20:52 PM
Maybe it's not fair to compare the revival bands to the first wave "mod" bands of the 60s, the later were avant-garde & changing the face of pop music, and gathered a generation of outstanding songwriters like Townshend, Marriott/Lane or Ray Davies. The revival bands weren't originals but followers, they sought to re-create their own idea of the 60s; besides, there wasn't so much talent floating in the air, but some 45s sound pretty well. That said, 4 CDs in a row may be too much of revival sound.

I'm with Simon in that Secret Affair were probably the best of the bunch, tho' the hideous 80s production of the first albums didn't do them no favors (sometimes I felt I was listening to Supertramp!)

Good points , Sidney. I saw Secret Affair live (c1980) and thought they were good but perhaps those albums did lack something in production , a bit stark . However , in all fairness , production was generally guff back then anyway and it was more of an occasional thing if an album had good production (Bob Marley albums always had great production). Also , when you were listening to a lot of stuff that was recorded in small rooms above , ice-cream parlours (Jamaican Ska records) , they could make the production on a SF album sound legendary in comparison. . :D

Another album that stands out for me back then , as far as poor production goes , was the UB40 first album (Signing -Off ). I recently bought the cd so I could play it in the car and I did notice that they hadn't made any improvements to mastering. . :-[

I thought and still do think that the Chords were the best of the first revival period. I saw them twice Simon,once out your way at the Paisley Bungalow and also playing with the Jam,Tourists,SLF and Bad Manners at the Loch Lomond festival. I also got to meet them by default after being taken to the first aid tent after getting a broken nose from kind chap who was trying to take money off my mate. Got into hospitality and shared drinks with both the Chords and Bad Manners. Got our photo taken by NME because my mate had the chords stencilled on back of his parka. Couldn't get near the Jam unfortunately. The whole festival was virtually a riot with punks,mods and skins all together in one big field.
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Good post Woody. .

Ah , the Loch Lomond Bear Park ! I went there also . We arrived  on the Friday night and paid to get into a field and pitch our tent. We got smashed on the Friday and found our selves , next to a mixed bunch in the Saturday morning . There were some Mods from dan saff who , as I remember , were well turned out and had genuine M-48 parkas. They were decent guys but nearby was a tent with the ZOFO logo on it , and they were serious grebos  but didn't look like they wanted hassle with any wee mods . As you say , Woody , the problem was the punks , mainly , chucking bottles and tins at us.

You might have met my mate , he managed to have a conversation with The Chords through a wire fence . He said Chris Pope gave him a tin of beer , which was probably the highlight of a rather miserable weekend in the pissing rain. .

The Chords were good but I never ventured past a single and it seemed that they disappeared all to soon . My mate Waldo , said they were trying to copy the Jam , maybe they were I don't know. .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Woody 64 on December 31, 2014, 02:39:35 PM
The skins were the biggest problem iirc.

I slept underneath a car in a harrington,jeans and button down. Malmaison it was not.

I knew a Waldo from back then. We met him at Ayr one bank holiday. He shows up occasionally at the Glasgow Mod Weekender. Supports the dark side?

I think I also saw the Purple Hearts in Paisley?....or maybe I took Purple Hearts in Paisley...memory's not what it was though.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on December 31, 2014, 04:22:02 PM
Lol , ,

I was concerned about the grebos but as I recall it , we got most aggro from the punks (maybe I just mistook the skins for punks) . It was like that back then , fighting . You went to the fitba and there was a chance there would be fighting . You went to a gig , chance of fighting . You went on yer scooter into Glasgow , there was a chance bikers would try and kick you aff . Even if you went to that club in Oswald St , there was a chance that the whole East End v West End thing would kick off , which was a bit like the Auld Firm thing , only , much , much  more serious. .

I haven't seen Waldo for a long time but I do think he had an affinity to the Dark Side but never went to ipox. He was heavily into the Purple Hearts but if they had ever appeared in Paisley , I would certainly have never heard the end of it  . They did play Glasgow University once but we couldn't get in since we had no , NUS cards but I think we bumped into the punky looking one (wee Jeff?) on Biars Rd . .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: hipshaker on January 01, 2015, 12:57:21 PM
in my brief flirtation with the mod scene in '79 i bought and listened to a few revival bits ........ on the whole i thought they didn't really compare that favourably with a lot of the punk stuff i had been listening to, a subsequently returned to. i thought the best were secret affair, the chords and purple hearts (obvious choices) ......... and i still have records by them to this day.

i think production wasn't always up to scratch ...... but also in many cases songwriting too. however, they were all up against it a bit with comparisons to the jam ....... and some of the great 60s bands (who, kinks, small faces etc).

in retrospect i also think the first generation x LP has a bit of mod about it, lyrically especially ..... i'm sure i wrote it here before but if you substituted the word "mod" for "punk" in the song "100 punks" it would come across like a teen mod anthem of some sort.

and, unlike some of the mod revival bands .... generation x had some great songs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEIc5pmUmC0

Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: The Laird of Enfield on January 01, 2015, 02:21:58 PM
Maybe it's not fair to compare the revival bands to the first wave "mod" bands of the 60s, the later were avant-garde & changing the face of pop music, and gathered a generation of outstanding songwriters like Townshend, Marriott/Lane or Ray Davies. The revival bands weren't originals but followers, they sought to re-create their own idea of the 60s; besides, there wasn't so much talent floating in the air, but some 45s sound pretty well. That said, 4 CDs in a row may be too much of revival sound.

I'm with Simon in that Secret Affair were probably the best of the bunch, tho' the hideous 80s production of the first albums didn't do them no favors (sometimes I felt I was listening to Supertramp!)

Good points , Sidney. I saw Secret Affair live (c1980) and thought they were good but perhaps those albums did lack something in production , a bit stark . However , in all fairness , production was generally guff back then anyway and it was more of an occasional thing if an album had good production (Bob Marley albums always had great production). Also , when you were listening to a lot of stuff that was recorded in small rooms above , ice-cream parlours (Jamaican Ska records) , they could make the production on a SF album sound legendary in comparison. . :D

Another album that stands out for me back then , as far as poor production goes , was the UB40 first album (Signing -Off ). I recently bought the cd so I could play it in the car and I did notice that they hadn't made any improvements to mastering. . :-[

I thought and still do think that the Chords were the best of the first revival period. I saw them twice Simon,once out your way at the Paisley Bungalow and also playing with the Jam,Tourists,SLF and Bad Manners at the Loch Lomond festival. I also got to meet them by default after being taken to the first aid tent after getting a broken nose from kind chap who was trying to take money off my mate. Got into hospitality and shared drinks with both the Chords and Bad Manners. Got our photo taken by NME because my mate had the chords stencilled on back of his parka. Couldn't get near the Jam unfortunately. The whole festival was virtually a riot with punks,mods and skins all together in one big field.

Some day oot that Loch Lomond do!   :D

Boatils, cans n' bear s**te flyin' in aw directions, pissed doon wi' rain aw day n' then jist as everybody wis leavin' big groups ay bikers arrivin' fur the metal bands oan the next day.

Wha' planned that?


Happy New Year everybody by the way.


Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Rocketman on January 01, 2015, 09:16:21 PM
Cheers Ian, the package is the weakest point of the set, no doubt about it, but you can solve it easily just buying 5 slipcases for the discs.

Mastering sounds better to these ears than the job they did on the Picture Book set (& that wasn't bad either), but I'm not really an audiophile then (mind you, I was breed on garage punk and fake Beatles stereo). To me it sounds bright and clear: guitars are loud in the mix, but well balanced with the rhythm section (you CAN hear P.Quaife bass) and the piano/organ fills. You can appreciate the beautiful harmonies of Rasa and the boys and of course the idyosincratic leads of the Davies bros. What more could you ask for?

The contents of the box, well, you can judge for yourself. If you're a fan of the band, you'll have all the essentials anyway, but it's useful to gather all the rarities in one place (& the 45 is a nice detail). There's no hidden jewel here, but undoubtedly this is the most comprehensive overview of the best phase of the Kinks career, and it's not very expensive, not to the extent of the Pretty Things box set (tho' I confess I'm tempted, if only for the DVD, saw a trailer and it's jaw dropping).
Listening to this thru my deezer app it has a great flow ,sounds clean/crisp  , I think I will soon add the boxset to my kinks cd collection. Agree that this is undoubtably their best period and also that they still produced overlooked gems later in the bands (America based) career . One for the road -dvd  is one of my favourite concert vids , give the people what they want  (yo yo) is One of my favourite 80's albums . Thanks for bringing this set to my attention.
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 01, 2015, 11:12:29 PM
Maybe it's not fair to compare the revival bands to the first wave "mod" bands of the 60s, the later were avant-garde & changing the face of pop music, and gathered a generation of outstanding songwriters like Townshend, Marriott/Lane or Ray Davies. The revival bands weren't originals but followers, they sought to re-create their own idea of the 60s; besides, there wasn't so much talent floating in the air, but some 45s sound pretty well. That said, 4 CDs in a row may be too much of revival sound.

I'm with Simon in that Secret Affair were probably the best of the bunch, tho' the hideous 80s production of the first albums didn't do them no favors (sometimes I felt I was listening to Supertramp!)

Good points , Sidney. I saw Secret Affair live (c1980) and thought they were good but perhaps those albums did lack something in production , a bit stark . However , in all fairness , production was generally guff back then anyway and it was more of an occasional thing if an album had good production (Bob Marley albums always had great production). Also , when you were listening to a lot of stuff that was recorded in small rooms above , ice-cream parlours (Jamaican Ska records) , they could make the production on a SF album sound legendary in comparison. . :D

Another album that stands out for me back then , as far as poor production goes , was the UB40 first album (Signing -Off ). I recently bought the cd so I could play it in the car and I did notice that they hadn't made any improvements to mastering. . :-[

I thought and still do think that the Chords were the best of the first revival period. I saw them twice Simon,once out your way at the Paisley Bungalow and also playing with the Jam,Tourists,SLF and Bad Manners at the Loch Lomond festival. I also got to meet them by default after being taken to the first aid tent after getting a broken nose from kind chap who was trying to take money off my mate. Got into hospitality and shared drinks with both the Chords and Bad Manners. Got our photo taken by NME because my mate had the chords stencilled on back of his parka. Couldn't get near the Jam unfortunately. The whole festival was virtually a riot with punks,mods and skins all together in one big field.

Some day oot that Loch Lomond do!   :D

Boatils, cans n' bear s**te flyin' in aw directions, pissed doon wi' rain aw day n' then jist as everybody wis leavin' big groups ay bikers arrivin' fur the metal bands oan the next day.

Wha' planned that?


Happy New Year everybody by the way.

Lol. .

Aye , a right gid Year tae wan an' aw. .
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Post by: hipshaker on January 02, 2015, 11:54:24 PM
The Chords have been confirmed for the 2015 Rebellion punk festival in Blackpool ..... as have childhood faves of mine, the Boomtown Rats.
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Post by: Hoxtonian on January 03, 2015, 03:33:00 PM
Out at the end of the month: "The Best Of Cerrone Productions" - Overlooked disco era contempory of Giorgio Moroder. Complete with period sexploitational sleeve!!
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Post by: hipshaker on January 03, 2015, 04:35:52 PM
That Cerrone thing looks interesting.

Been listening to a few more bits ...... Clash bootlegs, second Lords of the New Church LP ........ and an old NME comp called "Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die"
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Post by: Woody 64 on January 03, 2015, 06:31:11 PM
Dave,

I saw Lords of the new church back then. Liked the Dead Boys so went on the strength of Stiv Bators presence. Wasn't mad keen tbh.Quite a punk supergroup featuring ex members from the Damned,Raincoats and Sham 69.

The Clash I could listen to all day....in my top 3 with The Impressions/Curtis and the Four Tops.
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Post by: Rocketman on January 03, 2015, 07:08:57 PM
Sharleen spiteri (Texas) spinning norther soul on radio2
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04v6cws
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Post by: greenstreet on January 03, 2015, 07:20:04 PM
A friend's girlfriend was nuts about Texas (I'm talkin' 20 years ago), I never could stand them.
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Post by: hipshaker on January 03, 2015, 07:27:26 PM
Dave,

I saw Lords of the new church back then. Liked the Dead Boys so went on the strength of Stiv Bators presence. Wasn't mad keen tbh.Quite a punk supergroup featuring ex members from the Damned,Raincoats and Sham 69.

The Clash I could listen to all day....in my top 3 with The Impressions/Curtis and the Four Tops.

I saw Lords twice ..... i thought they were good i must admit (although, in fairness ..... I also saw Sigue Sigue Sputnik twice and enjoyed them too ;)   ). Never saw Dead Boys although caught Johnny Thunders on one of his 80s tours.

Just finished listening to Echo & The Bunnymen "Heaven Up Here" LP .... really enjoyed it. Also Girls At Our Best "Pleasure.
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Post by: greenstreet on January 03, 2015, 07:42:20 PM
Saw the Lords once and they weren't bad, but nothing to write home to. The records were OK too, tho' I prefer the Dead Boys anyday. BTW I've noticed that this thread has nothing to do with mod orthodoxy, wich I like, hope no one alerts the Secret Modernist Police  ::)
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Post by: hipshaker on January 03, 2015, 07:50:56 PM
Saw the Lords once and they weren't bad, but nothing to write home to. The records were OK too, tho' I prefer the Dead Boys anyday. BTW I've noticed that this thread has nothing to do with mod orthodoxy, wich I like, hope no one alerts the Secret Modernist Police  ::)

ha ha .... yes, fortunately Dom (Boogaloo Tramp - moderator) has varied tastes!

Dead Boys certainly have it over the  Lords but I guess it was the 80s and i think plenty were clinging on to whatever they could (even though I still enjoyed the Lords albums I've recently dug out). I've also got an album by The Wanderers ...... pre-Lords line up of Stiv Bators, Dave Parsons, Dave Treganna, Rick Rock. Not great though.

How about Hanoi Rocks then?  ;)
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Post by: hipshaker on January 03, 2015, 07:52:46 PM
and i should say, its not very "mod" ....... but quite interesting to hear about wider tastes as its not rocket science that there'll be a few of us here who listen to the small faces ..... or jimmy smith ..... or georgie fame etc
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Post by: ianeggbert on January 03, 2015, 08:46:13 PM
and i should say, its not very "mod" ....... but quite interesting to hear about wider tastes as its not rocket science that there'll be a few of us here who listen to the small faces ..... or jimmy smith ..... or georgie fame etc

Absolutely agree! "Our" music is as broad a church as the style & fashion forums if you ask me.

I know Dr Gonzo is a fan as he alerted me to it but the new Jim Noir album "Finnish Line" is an absolute belter. Shades of a more psych era Beatles but some great songwriting and excellent tunes make for a great listen. I have to say that if I'd discovered it the other side of January 1st it may well have been a candidate for one of my top 10 albums of the year it's that good
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Post by: Rocketman on January 03, 2015, 09:33:46 PM
and i should say, its not very "mod" ....... but quite interesting to hear about wider tastes as its not rocket science that there'll be a few of us here who listen to the small faces ..... or jimmy smith ..... or georgie fame etc

Absolutely agree! "Our" music is as broad a church as the style & fashion forums if you ask me.

I know Dr Gonzo is a fan as he alerted me to it but the new Jim Noir album "Finnish Line" is an absolute belter. Shades of a more psych era Beatles but some great songwriting and excellent tunes make for a great listen. I have to say that if I'd discovered it the other side of January 1st it may well have been a candidate for one of my top 10 albums of the year it's that good
Ah Jim noir , he was massively over hyped on the Manchester scene about 3 yrs ago . got to see him then as my mates band played support , quite a crowd turned out (small venue) but he was shocking . We left approx 3 songs in, very surprised to hear people still dig him.
Ps. I will lend it another ear !
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Post by: ianeggbert on January 03, 2015, 10:00:24 PM
and i should say, its not very "mod" ....... but quite interesting to hear about wider tastes as its not rocket science that there'll be a few of us here who listen to the small faces ..... or jimmy smith ..... or georgie fame etc

Absolutely agree! "Our" music is as broad a church as the style & fashion forums if you ask me.

I know Dr Gonzo is a fan as he alerted me to it but the new Jim Noir album "Finnish Line" is an absolute belter. Shades of a more psych era Beatles but some great songwriting and excellent tunes make for a great listen. I have to say that if I'd discovered it the other side of January 1st it may well have been a candidate for one of my top 10 albums of the year it's that good
Ah Jim noir , he was massively over hyped on the Manchester scene about 3 yrs ago . got to see him then as my mates band played support , quite a crowd turned out (small venue) but he was shocking . We left approx 3 songs in, very surprised to hear people still dig him.
Ps. I will lend it another ear !

Hi Rocketman, im surprised to hear that as someone relatively new to him this album really does tick the boxes.

Who was your friends band by the way?
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Post by: greenstreet on January 04, 2015, 06:29:01 PM
Saw the Lords once and they weren't bad, but nothing to write home to. The records were OK too, tho' I prefer the Dead Boys anyday. BTW I've noticed that this thread has nothing to do with mod orthodoxy, wich I like, hope no one alerts the Secret Modernist Police  ::)

ha ha .... yes, fortunately Dom (Boogaloo Tramp - moderator) has varied tastes!

Dead Boys certainly have it over the  Lords but I guess it was the 80s and i think plenty were clinging on to whatever they could (even though I still enjoyed the Lords albums I've recently dug out). I've also got an album by The Wanderers ...... pre-Lords line up of Stiv Bators, Dave Parsons, Dave Treganna, Rick Rock. Not great though.

How about Hanoi Rocks then?  ;)

Hanoi Rocks are my frontier line  ;) On the Stiv Bators subject, I've got a pretty good power pop album he made between the Dead Boys and the Lords, I presume the Wanderers formed after that LP.
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Post by: hipshaker on January 04, 2015, 08:18:53 PM
ha ha  ..... thought hanoi rocks might do it.

not heard the stiv powerpop album.

currently listening to teardrop explodes "kilimanjaro" which is pretty good. yesterday i had charlie harper from the UK Subs on ...... he did a solo album of bluesy type stuff ... mostly covers, not bad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0uuJnq4JPY

 
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Post by: greenstreet on January 05, 2015, 11:27:04 AM
Here's the link to the CD in Amazon, you might like it:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/L-Stiv-Bators/dp/B000003JG5/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1420456993&sr=1-3&keywords=stiv+bators

A friend of mine worshipped the Teardrop Explodes & I've got a couple Julian Cope albums, but I think they're uneven, he may be at once a (minor) genius and a boring c**nt, sometimes in the same song!
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Post by: Rocketman on January 06, 2015, 05:48:03 PM
ha ha  ..... thought hanoi rocks might do it.

not heard the stiv powerpop album.

currently listening to teardrop explodes "kilimanjaro" which is pretty good. yesterday i had charlie harper from the UK Subs on ...... he did a solo album of bluesy type stuff ... mostly covers, not bad:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0uuJnq4JPY
Love a bit of power pop , the boys (uk) are still around and releasing great music.
My current fave has to be these though (links below)  this cover of starry eyes gets the nod from John wicks (the records)  himself in the comments !.... High praise.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pXFLJLkEBr8

There's more
http://thecry.bandcamp.com/album/dangerous-game
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Post by: greenstreet on January 06, 2015, 06:34:58 PM
Saw John Wicks live years ago in a little club and it was fantabulous. I love the Records and the Boys, great memories!
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 06, 2015, 07:20:04 PM
Certainly not Mod , per se but quite good. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1i8X-bqR2E

I only found them last year. .
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Post by: Steve McKing on January 06, 2015, 07:55:08 PM
Certainly not Mod , per se but quite good. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1i8X-bqR2E

I only found them last year. .

I like that SB.
Might have to track down some more of their stuff.
Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 06, 2015, 10:57:20 PM
Certainly not Mod , per se but quite good. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1i8X-bqR2E

I only found them last year. .

I like that SB.
Might have to track down some more of their stuff.
Thanks for sharing.

Cheers , Steve. They have a couple of good albums. .
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Post by: Number 6 on January 07, 2015, 01:27:22 PM
I'm a child of the 2nd revival 84 onwards so most I stuff I grew up listening to,so holds a nostalgic appeal.  ;D
Bought the C86 indie box set recently too,the first cd which was the original album is mostly great but the 2nd cd hot turned off after 15mins,although I did have a massive hangover,and it wasn't helping.as with soul sometimes rare doesn't equal good  ;)

Coincidentally I dug out the original C86 tape and gave it a listen a couple of weeks ago (yes on a cassette tape player!)  Some of the stuff stands up pretty well now - Primal Scream's 'Velocity Girl', The Mighty Lemon Drops' 'Happy Head' (great bassline), The Wolfhounds 'Feeling so Strange Again' (Matt Deighton's pre-Mother Earth band),The Servants 'Transparent' (very Syd Barrett)...  I don't care much for the likes of Stump, Bogshed etc. though...
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Post by: Number 6 on January 07, 2015, 01:46:08 PM
in my brief flirtation with the mod scene in '79 i bought and listened to a few revival bits ........ on the whole i thought they didn't really compare that favourably with a lot of the punk stuff i had been listening to, a subsequently returned to. i thought the best were secret affair, the chords and purple hearts (obvious choices) ......... and i still have records by them to this day.

i think production wasn't always up to scratch ...... but also in many cases songwriting too. however, they were all up against it a bit with comparisons to the jam ....... and some of the great 60s bands (who, kinks, small faces etc).

in retrospect i also think the first generation x LP has a bit of mod about it, lyrically especially ..... i'm sure i wrote it here before but if you substituted the word "mod" for "punk" in the song "100 punks" it would come across like a teen mod anthem of some sort.

and, unlike some of the mod revival bands .... generation x had some great songs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEIc5pmUmC0

The revival bands had an impossible hurdle to reach anywhere near the songwriting talents of Weller; one of, if not the, outstanding songwriter of his generation.

Totally agree re: Gen X.  'Your Generation', is obviously inspired by The Who. Then there's 'Ready Steady Go', which surely is a Mod Revival anthem in everything but name.  They also used Pop Art imagery and were obviously into their rock n' roll heritage.   For example 'King Rocker' was an MC5-esque garage rocker that references Elvis and Lennon and McCartney.  After that they went a bit LA hard rock unfortunately.
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Post by: lammyrider on January 07, 2015, 02:11:10 PM
I hear you on that,never did like those bands anyway and they haven't aged well. Must give the other cds a non hangover listen,must be some decent stuff on there.
Still love a bit of the mighty lemondrops :-)
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Post by: ianeggbert on January 07, 2015, 06:14:37 PM
This evening it's been Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers' funky 1979 album "Bustin' Loose"
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Post by: Monkey on January 07, 2015, 07:50:42 PM
Dug out a couple of those old Roy Ayers albums issued by Urban/Polydor years ago - Rare Vols 1 & 2.

He's playing at the Jazz Café next week so I'm toying with the idea of going along. Anyone seen him?
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Post by: Rocketman on January 07, 2015, 11:24:39 PM
Saw John Wicks live years ago in a little club and it was fantabulous. I love the Records and the Boys, great memories!
I travelled from Manchester to London to see the boys (original line up) about 5rs ago , great gig and crowd (faces) . saw the records support the jam back in the day ,must be great to have seen them (and others) still wowing an audience.
If only there was a Blackpool rebellion type weekend for Jingly jangly , skinny tie music !
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Post by: ianeggbert on January 10, 2015, 07:05:05 PM
Various Artists - Mutant Disco #1 (A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm)

One of the superior "dance" compilations of the early 80's from ZE Records. Disco, early house, electro & funk, with a smattering of jazzy goings on feature throughout this original and groovy collection. Not for everyone I grant you, and certainly not mod, but I used to shake my thang to it at the local shingdigs! 

A couple of tracks:
Was Not Was - Wheel Me Out    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG8KpJr94HY
Aural Exciters - Emile (Night Rate)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F97jeMMCMaQ
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Post by: Steve McKing on January 11, 2015, 03:08:11 PM
Various Artists - Mutant Disco #1 (A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm)

One of the superior "dance" compilations of the early 80's from ZE Records. Disco, early house, electro & funk, with a smattering of jazzy goings on feature throughout this original and groovy collection. Not for everyone I grant you, and certainly not mod, but I used to shake my thang to it at the local shingdigs! 

A couple of tracks:
Was Not Was - Wheel Me Out    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG8KpJr94HY
Aural Exciters - Emile (Night Rate)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F97jeMMCMaQ

Yes, very good.
Have you encountered the Disco Not Disco and the New York Noise series that are in a similar vein?
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Disco-Not-Disco/release/52841
http://www.discogs.com/Various-New-York-Noise-Dance-Music-From-The-New-York-Underground-1978-1982/master/79835
If not, I would recommend.
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Post by: ianeggbert on January 12, 2015, 08:26:31 AM
Various Artists - Mutant Disco #1 (A Subtle Discolation Of The Norm)

One of the superior "dance" compilations of the early 80's from ZE Records. Disco, early house, electro & funk, with a smattering of jazzy goings on feature throughout this original and groovy collection. Not for everyone I grant you, and certainly not mod, but I used to shake my thang to it at the local shingdigs! 

A couple of tracks:
Was Not Was - Wheel Me Out    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG8KpJr94HY
Aural Exciters - Emile (Night Rate)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F97jeMMCMaQ

Yes, very good.
Have you encountered the Disco Not Disco and the New York Noise series that are in a similar vein?
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Disco-Not-Disco/release/52841
http://www.discogs.com/Various-New-York-Noise-Dance-Music-From-The-New-York-Underground-1978-1982/master/79835
If not, I would recommend.

Thanks Steve - i'll be checking these out at some point too
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Post by: Ady C on January 14, 2015, 08:10:23 PM
"Sensacional Soul - vol 3" Spanish Soul Stompers 1966-1976 on the Vampi Soul label which a Spanish friend bought me for Xmas.  At times it strays closer to sunshine pop rather than blue - eyed soul but all told a nice cheerful compilation on a dark and chilly January morning on the way to work.
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 14, 2015, 09:00:21 PM
 Bobby Dylan Modern Times album , I finally bought it yesterday . .
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Post by: leeboy on January 15, 2015, 09:52:27 AM
Bobby Dylan Modern Times album , I finally bought it yesterday . .

Yes great Blues album, like Levees Gonna Break and Thunder on the Mountain, enjoy!
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 15, 2015, 09:56:18 AM
Bobby Dylan Modern Times album , I finally bought it yesterday . .

Yes great Blues album, like Levees Gonna Break and Thunder on the Mountain, enjoy!

Indeed , buddie , it is very good. . 8)
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Post by: Monkey on January 16, 2015, 10:54:23 AM
Agree, Sir Bobby Dylan's Modern Times is good - really looking forward to his Sinatra covers album next month.

Currently on the decks, Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm's  A Black Man's Soul. Cool soulful funk instrumentals from '69.

And if anyone is after something to annoy the neighbours, may I suggest Art Ensemble Of Chicago's Reese & The Smooth Ones, also from '69. If you like your jazz to fall into the "challenging" category, this'll be your baby. I kinda admire it, not sure (yet) whether I like it. I guess it depends on the definition of like.

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Post by: BrianB on January 16, 2015, 04:33:35 PM
Dave Brubeck....received and album for christmas and it plays fantastic on the old stereo :)
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 16, 2015, 06:11:35 PM
Dave Brubeck....received and album for christmas and it plays fantastic on the old stereo :)

Take Five. .?
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Post by: BrianB on January 16, 2015, 08:27:09 PM
Dave Brubeck....received and album for christmas and it plays fantastic on the old stereo :)

Take Five. .?

The Time Out album, but Take Five is on there :)
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 16, 2015, 08:28:30 PM
Dave Brubeck....received and album for christmas and it plays fantastic on the old stereo :)

Take Five. .?

The Time Out album, but Take Five is on there :)

Indeed , it is a fabulous album . .
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Post by: greenstreet on January 17, 2015, 01:07:47 PM
+ 2, one of the true classics.
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Post by: ThePersuasion on January 18, 2015, 06:00:38 PM
http://open.spotify.com/user/modicon/playlist/0vissC3Hm8vtPDvpkehwmc

High Fidelity Jazz  : Deep Soul Jazz
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 18, 2015, 10:04:39 PM
http://open.spotify.com/user/modicon/playlist/0vissC3Hm8vtPDvpkehwmc

High Fidelity Jazz  : Deep Soul Jazz

Get in there. .
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 23, 2015, 02:38:40 PM
EP from Paul Orwell, which he offered up as a free download yesterday. Limited to 100 per track, but still available to listen to through soundcloud. i think Monkey has already written about him, either here on on his blog. Suffice to say, if you dig 60s garage (and Paul obviously does!), give him a listen
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Post by: ianeggbert on January 23, 2015, 04:38:51 PM
EP from Paul Orwell, which he offered up as a free download yesterday. Limited to 100 per track, but still available to listen to through soundcloud. i think Monkey has already written about him, either here on on his blog. Suffice to say, if you dig 60s garage (and Paul obviously does!), give him a listen

I can vouch for Paul being someone we should all keep an eye on this year. Great stuff
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Post by: ThePersuasion on January 23, 2015, 05:07:38 PM
http://open.spotify.com/user/modicon/playlist/3rxlbVfteLZS5YvSLQmU84

Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists. As many of you will know the track Flamingo was inspiration for naming the famous Mod Club. Friday night red wine unwind time
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 23, 2015, 10:42:29 PM


                           Britpop at the BBC , ah it takes me back. . ;D
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Post by: hipshaker on January 28, 2015, 08:10:16 PM
in my brief flirtation with the mod scene in '79 i bought and listened to a few revival bits ........ on the whole i thought they didn't really compare that favourably with a lot of the punk stuff i had been listening to, a subsequently returned to. i thought the best were secret affair, the chords and purple hearts (obvious choices) ......... and i still have records by them to this day.

i think production wasn't always up to scratch ...... but also in many cases songwriting too. however, they were all up against it a bit with comparisons to the jam ....... and some of the great 60s bands (who, kinks, small faces etc).

in retrospect i also think the first generation x LP has a bit of mod about it, lyrically especially ..... i'm sure i wrote it here before but if you substituted the word "mod" for "punk" in the song "100 punks" it would come across like a teen mod anthem of some sort.

and, unlike some of the mod revival bands .... generation x had some great songs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEIc5pmUmC0

The revival bands had an impossible hurdle to reach anywhere near the songwriting talents of Weller; one of, if not the, outstanding songwriter of his generation.

Totally agree re: Gen X.  'Your Generation', is obviously inspired by The Who. Then there's 'Ready Steady Go', which surely is a Mod Revival anthem in everything but name.  They also used Pop Art imagery and were obviously into their rock n' roll heritage.   For example 'King Rocker' was an MC5-esque garage rocker that references Elvis and Lennon and McCartney.  After that they went a bit LA hard rock unfortunately.

yep, went  a bit that way. i liked dancing with myself though, the album is ok. att he time a liked a couple of billy idol's solo singles too.

found this the Facebook gen x page:

Billy Idol: “The Who were always a very big influence on Generation X. When we first started we did a song called ‘Your Generation’. It kinda was knocking the Who; which they really liked. Pete Townshend and Keith Moon really kind of supported us. So much so that one day I ran into Keith Moon at a charity thing I went to. I managed to talk him to coming down to one of our rehearsals. He got on the drums and we did ‘My Generation’, ‘I Can See For Miles’, ‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’. He was the most out of time drummer in the world which was really great.” – (MTV’s Famous Last Words with Kurt Loder – 1990)
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 28, 2015, 09:45:33 PM
in my brief flirtation with the mod scene in '79 i bought and listened to a few revival bits ........ on the whole i thought they didn't really compare that favourably with a lot of the punk stuff i had been listening to, a subsequently returned to. i thought the best were secret affair, the chords and purple hearts (obvious choices) ......... and i still have records by them to this day.

i think production wasn't always up to scratch ...... but also in many cases songwriting too. however, they were all up against it a bit with comparisons to the jam ....... and some of the great 60s bands (who, kinks, small faces etc).

in retrospect i also think the first generation x LP has a bit of mod about it, lyrically especially ..... i'm sure i wrote it here before but if you substituted the word "mod" for "punk" in the song "100 punks" it would come across like a teen mod anthem of some sort.

and, unlike some of the mod revival bands .... generation x had some great songs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEIc5pmUmC0

The revival bands had an impossible hurdle to reach anywhere near the songwriting talents of Weller; one of, if not the, outstanding songwriter of his generation.

Totally agree re: Gen X.  'Your Generation', is obviously inspired by The Who. Then there's 'Ready Steady Go', which surely is a Mod Revival anthem in everything but name.  They also used Pop Art imagery and were obviously into their rock n' roll heritage.   For example 'King Rocker' was an MC5-esque garage rocker that references Elvis and Lennon and McCartney.  After that they went a bit LA hard rock unfortunately.

yep, went  a bit that way. i liked dancing with myself though, the album is ok. att he time a liked a couple of billy idol's solo singles too.

found this the Facebook gen x page:

Billy Idol: “The Who were always a very big influence on Generation X. When we first started we did a song called ‘Your Generation’. It kinda was knocking the Who; which they really liked. Pete Townshend and Keith Moon really kind of supported us. So much so that one day I ran into Keith Moon at a charity thing I went to. I managed to talk him to coming down to one of our rehearsals. He got on the drums and we did ‘My Generation’, ‘I Can See For Miles’, ‘Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere’. He was the most out of time drummer in the world which was really great.” – (MTV’s Famous Last Words with Kurt Loder – 1990)

I think old Billy was havering a bit at the end there. . :o
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Post by: Trotsky on January 29, 2015, 12:37:07 PM
Dug out a couple of those old Roy Ayers albums issued by Urban/Polydor years ago - Rare Vols 1 & 2.

He's playing at the Jazz Café next week so I'm toying with the idea of going along. Anyone seen him?

Did you go to the gig? I've been meaning to see him play for ages but I was worried it might not be his really funky stuff. He can go off on a bit of a wishy washy noodle if you know what I mean.
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Post by: Woody 64 on January 30, 2015, 08:41:42 PM
https://m.mixcloud.com/maxvibes/jazzin-22-polish-jazz-special/

Polish Jazz anyone?

I'm in!
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 30, 2015, 11:18:56 PM
https://m.mixcloud.com/maxvibes/jazzin-22-polish-jazz-special/

Polish Jazz anyone?

I'm in!

Well I'm in too , dear boy , but do you think they could serve us some of that nice Polish lager (Tyskie) , while we listen..


That would be good. .
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Post by: Ady C on January 31, 2015, 09:34:48 AM
https://m.mixcloud.com/maxvibes/jazzin-22-polish-jazz-special/

Polish Jazz anyone?

I'm in!

Well I'm in too , dear boy , but do you think they could serve us some of that nice Polish lager (Tyskie) , while we listen..

 
That would be good. .

Just listening to this now...miły, as the would probably say on Polish Jazz Club  8).  Tyskie is a nice beer too.
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Post by: Monkey on February 03, 2015, 08:16:25 PM
Dug out a couple of those old Roy Ayers albums issued by Urban/Polydor years ago - Rare Vols 1 & 2.

He's playing at the Jazz Café next week so I'm toying with the idea of going along. Anyone seen him?

Did you go to the gig? I've been meaning to see him play for ages but I was worried it might not be his really funky stuff. He can go off on a bit of a wishy washy noodle if you know what I mean.

No, gave it a miss. Only feedback I got from someone who'd seen him was "he doesn't do much, just leaves it to the rest of the band mainly". Think we both can imagine what it would be like. Sort of thing I wouldn't mind if was a tenner or something but when the best part of thirty quid will leave alone.
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Post by: ianeggbert on February 05, 2015, 07:51:20 AM
The Nightcrawlers - The Little Black Egg (Compilation)

A rather criminally ignored 60's Floridian garage band who had a very minor hit with this track 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W0ywTb9GCU&list=RD0W0ywTb9GCU                     

   "The Little Black Egg"
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Post by: Steve McKing on February 05, 2015, 09:17:54 AM
The Nightcrawlers - The Little Black Egg (Compilation)

A rather criminally ignored 60's Floridian garage band who had a very minor hit with this track 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W0ywTb9GCU&list=RD0W0ywTb9GCU                     

   "The Little Black Egg"

I read your little quote to the bottom of you avatar Ianeggbert and it read 'Vintage becoming vegetarian' for a second.
I think I need a coffee.

Any how...
I'm digging on Viet Cong's LP at the moment.
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Post by: SuaveCollective on February 05, 2015, 10:14:02 AM
Bob Dylan – Shadows in the Night

Now I’m a self-confessed fan of his Bob-ness. I’m aware he can be marmite and whereas some cannot abide his voice (mentioning no names… Mrs Suave-Collective) I love it! It has a world weary tone that reminds me of those fantastic black and white photos of old indigenous people whose lives are etched on the canvass of their face. It’s a voice of a thousand late nights, a thousand broken-hearts and a thousand kisses and arguments. In short his life is etched on his voice (although his craggy old boat isn’t far behind).

His recent albums from Time Out of Mind onwards are some of the finest in his vast cannon. The bittersweet rhythm and blues songs and rag-tag collection of pilfered lyrics and melodies are a kaleidoscope of mid-century musical history lessons, and everyone should own both Time Out of Mind and Love and Theft IMHO. Across this latest purple patch of songs are old brill-building standard-sounding tunes that are the saccharine counterpoint to the bitter blues howl of the rest of the albums. It’s these slightly over-sweet songs that I tend to skip past, to get back to the vitriol that I find so compelling. So addictive.

This brings us on nicely to Shadows in the Night, an album of lesser known (in the main) Frank Sinatra songs. The album is awash with the soft lilting warm-summer-day hum of lap-steel and orchestral (pastoral?) sugar-coated melodies with his Bob-ness trying his best to croon along…. Oh dear! An album of the kind of tunes that I skip… It’s like some perverse soul has made a compilation of the Ringo tracks on all the Beatles albums…. Exactly! Who would want such a thing?

In parts it works (and to be fair I’m only two listens in) but in the main Bob’s voice doesn’t suit – his sometimes genius way of crossing over the underpinning melody rather than sitting on it, yet against all the odds arriving in the nick of time for the next line (usually when he’s trying to get too many words in). Here on this album it grates, as if band and singer are both recorded independent of each other, and it clashes rather than leaving you admiring its dextrous nature.

I’m not going to give up on it yet – musically it’s well done and I may need to simply get my head round it more – I do fear however that it’ll be like Elvis Costello’s stuff with The Brodsky Quartet which as much as I like EC I still cant ‘get’…. No doubt time will tell.

Before I listened to the album – the track I most wanted to hear was its closer Lucky Old Sun – a song that  to me is Ray Charles at his blue-sounding best (despite the saccharine backing track of the single) – sadly this may be the worst moment possibly due to my love of RC’s version, so rather than subject you to Bob’s version – here’s Brother Ray  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4fwFcJYwao
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Post by: Rocketman on February 05, 2015, 12:30:14 PM
The Nightcrawlers - The Little Black Egg (Compilation)

A rather criminally ignored 60's Floridian garage band who had a very minor hit with this track 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W0ywTb9GCU&list=RD0W0ywTb9GCU                     

   "The Little Black Egg"

Nice tune , sounds like it belongs on a 'pebbles' type collection , interested to know where you find this stuff (ie. Blog pages u reccomend) .  The dovers are another great band from this era (link)  -  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=07FDVSEXUwM 
  Or.   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dWm7xTBZRxk
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Post by: ThePersuasion on February 05, 2015, 01:26:02 PM
American Who inspired band Powder

http://open.spotify.com/user/modicon/playlist/5yf5GKSWGsPtN2kFe5HLhb
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Post by: ianeggbert on February 05, 2015, 05:15:03 PM
The Nightcrawlers - The Little Black Egg (Compilation)

A rather criminally ignored 60's Floridian garage band who had a very minor hit with this track 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0W0ywTb9GCU&list=RD0W0ywTb9GCU                     

   "The Little Black Egg"

Nice tune , sounds like it belongs on a 'pebbles' type collection , interested to know where you find this stuff (ie. Blog pages u reccomend) .  The dovers are another great band from this era (link)  -  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=07FDVSEXUwM 
  Or.   https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dWm7xTBZRxk

Hi RM,

I'm just always searching for new music - radio, magazines, recommendations, spotify etc etc. It can get expensive, but sometimes the rewards more than justify it. Finding like minded souls through Facebook and Twitter (especially) who share my passion has been brilliant. Radcliffe & Maconie played a Nightcrawlers track on their Radio6 afternoon show earlier this week so I checked out a couple of albums on Spotify and Youtube and turns out they are right up my street!   
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Post by: Rocketman on February 09, 2015, 12:39:49 PM
2015 - great things expected from this fella.  (Link to tunes)
http://www.leonbridges.com
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Post by: lammyrider on February 09, 2015, 02:36:10 PM
Saw these guys for the second time sat night, nice black keys/BRMC vibe going. Tracks dont do them justice really but gives an idea http://www.reverbnation.com/thedoldrums66/songs
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Post by: ianeggbert on February 09, 2015, 04:09:31 PM
2015 - great things expected from this fella.  (Link to tunes)
http://www.leonbridges.com

Great find RM

Really good to see some new talent embracing proper soul music once again - hopefully this will see a resurgence in the genre once again
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Post by: Rocketman on February 11, 2015, 10:59:24 PM
2015 - great things expected from this fella.  (Link to tunes)
http://www.leonbridges.com

Great find RM

Really good to see some new talent embracing proper soul music once again - hopefully this will see a resurgence in the genre once again
6music (la la) pushing this , a real breath of fresh air. Looking forward to the album although the producers if true  (white denim !) are a massive surprise .
Another current 6music fave are the Barr brothers - come in the water... Sublime bit of Americana.
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Post by: theacton on February 21, 2015, 08:59:37 AM
The Mike Cotton Sound reissue
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Post by: ianeggbert on February 21, 2015, 01:46:11 PM
2015 - great things expected from this fella.  (Link to tunes)
http://www.leonbridges.com

Great find RM

Really good to see some new talent embracing proper soul music once again - hopefully this will see a resurgence in the genre once again
6music (la la) pushing this , a real breath of fresh air. Looking forward to the album although the producers if true  (white denim !) are a massive surprise .
Another current 6music fave are the Barr brothers - come in the water... Sublime bit of Americana.

Radio pretty much always tuned to 6 Music here RM (Saturday morning's aside!)

White Denim producing his album will certainly be an interesting listen! Agreed on the Barr Brothers track mate, although I've yet to hear the rest of the album.
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Post by: greenstreet on February 21, 2015, 04:59:25 PM
The Mike Cotton Sound reissue

I was listening to it last week, what do you think? I've really enjoyed it, they're not as classy as, say, G. Fame, but sure tick all the right boxes and it's obvious they could play. I love the jazz vibe of the album, but their soul phase is fine too (great cover of Harlem Shuffle) and even their attempts at commercial blues/beat don't seem contrived.

Maybe the MCS was the only major player in the club/soul english underground I hadn't listened too and they're no doubt worthy.

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Post by: mr_duderino on March 03, 2015, 11:52:37 AM
at the risk of ta,king sh**, Noel Gallagers latest offering.  not entirely sure what yo make of it so far.  the stand out track is weirdly the one that sounds the most unlike him.


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Post by: dazlcfc on March 03, 2015, 12:13:55 PM
at the risk of ta,king sh**, Noel Gallagers latest offering.  not entirely sure what yo make of it so far.  the stand out track is weirdly the one that sounds the most unlike him.

going to see him this week I thought his last album was ok, not really a fan tbh but i'm hoping he throws in a few oasis tunes so I can at least have a sing a long.
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Post by: mr_duderino on March 03, 2015, 12:32:30 PM
thought the last album was MOSTLY very enjoyable.  little bit of filler here and there.  where are you seeing him play?  you shouldnt be dissappointed for a few oldies if the last tour is anything to go by.  i think Dyer Wanna be a spaceman, Supersonic, Digsy Dinner and Dont look back are set pieces.

He will, however, only seem to be aware of anyone in the first 3 rows.
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Post by: dazlcfc on March 03, 2015, 02:21:48 PM
thought the last album was MOSTLY very enjoyable.  little bit of filler here and there.  where are you seeing him play?  you shouldnt be dissappointed for a few oldies if the last tour is anything to go by.  i think Dyer Wanna be a spaceman, Supersonic, Digsy Dinner and Dont look back are set pieces.

He will, however, only seem to be aware of anyone in the first 3 rows.

Nottingham on Friday, went to loads of gigs last year and decided to go and see him because the gigs this year were much thinner on the ground.

Haven't bought his new one trying to find bits online so at least I've heard them.

Not expecting too many oasis songs, the first tour was backed by just one release, now he has 2 LP's out, but I'd be happy with a couple of old tunes.
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Post by: Ady C on March 03, 2015, 05:57:37 PM
The new compilation on Kent "Modernists - A Decade of Rhythm 'n' Soul Dedication" arrived today and it's chock full of, as you'd expect, rhythm and soul.  Particularly like "After Hours" by Paul & Rick, described as a "down tempo organ blues with a beat" in the sleevenotes.
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Post by: mr_duderino on March 03, 2015, 07:07:58 PM
Hope your wrong.   Am off to o2 on tuesday
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Post by: The Guvnor on March 05, 2015, 08:04:15 PM
The new compilation on Kent "Modernists - A Decade of Rhythm 'n' Soul Dedication" arrived today and it's chock full of, as you'd expect, rhythm and soul.  Particularly like "After Hours" by Paul & Rick, described as a "down tempo organ blues with a beat" in the sleevenotes.
Just got this today and listening to now, yeah some crackin' tunes on it, also got 'Studio One - Jump up' the other day, a blinding mix of JA Jazz, R&B and Ska, worth picking up if that's ya groove. 8)
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 06, 2015, 07:12:41 PM
The new compilation on Kent "Modernists - A Decade of Rhythm 'n' Soul Dedication" arrived today and it's chock full of, as you'd expect, rhythm and soul.  Particularly like "After Hours" by Paul & Rick, described as a "down tempo organ blues with a beat" in the sleevenotes.
Just got this today and listening to now, yeah some crackin' tunes on it, also got 'Studio One - Jump up' the other day, a blinding mix of JA Jazz, R&B and Ska, worth picking up if that's ya groove. 8)

Likewise! It's been on in the car all week. Great compilation and amusingly many of the track titles contain animal references
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 07, 2015, 10:30:03 AM
Fred Neil - The Many Sides Of Fred Neil

Often overlooked but brilliant songwriter and vocalist
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Post by: greenstreet on March 07, 2015, 11:59:16 AM
Mmmm, The dolphins, what a great song.
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 07, 2015, 12:47:44 PM
Mmmm, The dolphins, what a great song.

GS it's a classic isn't it.

I was watching the film Calvary last night and it features in one of the scenes so I dug it out this morning for an airing
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Post by: Soulstar on March 07, 2015, 03:43:41 PM
"Dolphins" is a classic whoever interprets it - but I think I'm in the minority in loving Al Wilson's - slightly cheesy version - best.

I went for "Modernists" and "Studio One - Jump Up" comps this week as well - the latter is getting played to death - and seems to have brought the sun out too. 8)

Also got the "That Cat was Clean" -mod jazz comp. Nothing ground breaking - but rude not to at that price..

Finally, the cd given away free for the 4th anniversary of Sidewinder this week. Real quality.
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Post by: greenstreet on March 07, 2015, 06:34:41 PM
Al Wilson's might be one of the few covers of the Dolphins I've not listened to (as yet...). I know it's a bit of a guilty pleasure, but I love Linda Ronstadt cover.
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 11, 2015, 08:55:05 PM
The new Pete Doherty single is in my opinion one of his best ever songs. Quite beautiful

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSo6mE3WDjs
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Post by: Rocketman on March 13, 2015, 12:10:03 AM
The la's - looking glass ....  Is there a better album closing track
http://youtu.be/M4rt0nJhrWs
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Post by: Stax on March 13, 2015, 02:06:08 PM
There's not many better albums in my opinion.
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Post by: Rocketman on March 13, 2015, 04:09:51 PM
There's not many better albums in my opinion.
Great album cover too , lee mavers (tortured genius) distances himself from everything about this release.
See below (link) which contains prompts to unreleased demo's etc.. Also their version of 'my generation' on YouTube.
http://songoftheweekblog.com/2012/11/08/song-of-the-week-27-looking-glass-the-la´s/
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Post by: Iain F on March 13, 2015, 05:30:16 PM
Have to agree about the La's album, it is one of my all time favourites - I'm a big fan of the cover too, I've often wondered what the girl actually looks like.
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Post by: norm on March 17, 2015, 04:26:21 PM
Currently going through a ye ye phase, been listening to Boof - the complete Pussycat and Stella the expanded edition, both on RPM. Don't know what they're on about, but I think that's half the charm! ;D
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Post by: Rocketman on March 28, 2015, 02:05:25 PM
Essential listening tonight  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p1rb8
Taped recording for me as I have to accompany my wife to see her current fave rock band !
(Got a good deal though as she offered to drive ,while I sample some beers in leeds finest pubs)
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Post by: leeboy on March 30, 2015, 06:01:52 AM
Essential listening tonight  -  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05p1rb8
Taped recording for me as I have to accompany my wife to see her current fave rock band !
(Got a good deal though as she offered to drive ,while I sample some beers in leeds finest pubs)

Thanks for that, didn't know he was on, should be good to listen to whilst working this week   
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Post by: lammyrider on April 01, 2015, 01:28:52 PM
Loving this, the sonics still rock hard  ;D https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YXWxVwcx4Po&feature=youtu.be
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Post by: greenstreet on April 01, 2015, 03:46:05 PM
Sweeet, I can't believe Gerry Roslie can still howl like that. They sound like there's no tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up, Lammy.
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Post by: lammyrider on April 01, 2015, 03:52:16 PM
I only heard about it today on facebook  ;) its bloody good tho  ;D
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Post by: Simon Bond on April 01, 2015, 09:18:27 PM

Larry Frasier - Before Six. .
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Post by: greenstreet on April 02, 2015, 08:34:04 AM
mod jazz at its best  8)
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Post by: Rocketman on April 02, 2015, 09:31:57 PM
Ric okasek (the cars)  produced 'The cribs' new album , if you like power pop with big harmonies and catchy guitar riffs ,lend this an ear.
(Review below... Beach boys go punk)
http://www.glidemagazine.com/132126/cribs-sisters-album-review/
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Post by: dazlcfc on April 03, 2015, 03:19:53 PM
Yeah I quite like The cribs, nice to see some new music being posted rather than old old old. :D
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 08, 2015, 09:09:24 AM
Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement, an album from 2010 that I'm only just discovering now. Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Hawthorne's album is old school soul, with a pinch of jazz and, on a least a couple of tracks, the spirit of Curtis Mayfield very much in evidence
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Post by: Ady C on April 21, 2015, 07:54:59 PM
The Lucid Dream.  It really picks up in the album's second half:  Unchained Dub is Vanishing Point era Primal Scream with its melodica and Brendan Lynchesque beeps and sonic squiggles; Morning Breeze has a motif in there that conjures up The Stones' Moonlight Mile whilst You & I sounds like a swooping 60s pop song produced by Joe Meek with Hawkwind's Silver Machine backing track thrown at it.  Good stuff.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 22, 2015, 08:13:51 AM
The Lucid Dream.  It really picks up in the album's second half:  Unchained Dub is Vanishing Point era Primal Scream with its melodica and Brendan Lynchesque beeps and sonic squiggles; Morning Breeze has a motif in there that conjures up The Stones' Moonlight Mile whilst You & I sounds like a swooping 60s pop song produced by Joe Meek with Hawkwind's Silver Machine backing track thrown at it.  Good stuff.

I'm waiting on my local record shop getting me the vinyl of this, Ady. Listened to it on spotify last week after hearing 'Cold Killer' and the previous album. Good stuff, indeed!
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Post by: Hoxtonian on April 24, 2015, 10:00:42 PM
Goat "World Music" - Swedish freak out psychedelia with Afro rhythms. Far out man!!
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 26, 2015, 10:15:53 AM
Goat "World Music" - Swedish freak out psychedelia with Afro rhythms. Far out man!!

Fantastic album, mate! Have you listened the most recent one, Commune? If you dig pysch, check out Les Big Byrd 'They Worshipped Cats'
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Post by: DanDy on April 28, 2015, 04:16:32 PM
Allah-Las and Widowspeak are my current 'on repeat' bands
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Post by: Simon Bond on April 28, 2015, 09:48:05 PM
Allah-Las and Widowspeak are my current 'on repeat' bands

Sounds a bit like Aimee Mann ? Drummer holds his sticks in a Moon style . What is that guitar thing the guy is playing. .

This. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXtwa_IQ3t8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXtwa_IQ3t8)
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Post by: DanDy on April 29, 2015, 09:49:51 AM
Allah-Las and Widowspeak are my current 'on repeat' bands

Sounds a bit like Aimee Mann ? Drummer holds his sticks in a Moon style . What is that guitar thing the guy is playing. .

This. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXtwa_IQ3t8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXtwa_IQ3t8)

Yeah, it's one of those homemade ones, looks like an old cigar case or something. Really like the laid back mellow sound.
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Post by: Simon Bond on April 29, 2015, 10:41:32 AM
Allah-Las and Widowspeak are my current 'on repeat' bands

Sounds a bit like Aimee Mann ? Drummer holds his sticks in a Moon style . What is that guitar thing the guy is playing. .

This. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXtwa_IQ3t8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXtwa_IQ3t8)

Yeah, it's one of those homemade ones, looks like an old cigar case or something. Really like the laid back mellow sound.

Yes , could be quite soothing to da soul. .
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Post by: Hoxtonian on April 29, 2015, 02:17:14 PM
Goat "World Music" - Swedish freak out psychedelia with Afro rhythms. Far out man!!

Fantastic album, mate! Have you listened the most recent one, Commune? If you dig pysch, check out Les Big Byrd 'They Worshipped Cats'
Cheers Doc! Will definitely give them a listen.
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Post by: Ady C on May 02, 2015, 08:49:06 AM
Goat "World Music" - Swedish freak out psychedelia with Afro rhythms. Far out man!!

Fantastic album, mate! Have you listened the most recent one, Commune? If you dig pysch, check out Les Big Byrd 'They Worshipped Cats'
Cheers Doc! Will definitely give them a listen.

Good shout, gentlemen!  I'd never heard of either band so I checked them out on Youtube and I've just bought Commune and They Worshipped Cats on MP3 downloads as I want to listen to them right now and they are excellent.  :)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 02, 2015, 10:29:12 AM
Goat "World Music" - Swedish freak out psychedelia with Afro rhythms. Far out man!!

Fantastic album, mate! Have you listened the most recent one, Commune? If you dig pysch, check out Les Big Byrd 'They Worshipped Cats'
Cheers Doc! Will definitely give them a listen.

Good shout, gentlemen!  I'd never heard of either band so I checked them out on Youtube and I've just bought Commune and They Worshipped Cats on MP3 downloads as I want to listen to them right now and they are excellent.  :)

Try La Hell Gang, Ady, Chilean psych-pop with some shoegaze thrown in for good measure
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on May 02, 2015, 06:43:58 PM
Marva Whitney LP- It's My Thing. James Brown produced funk-bomb from 1969  featuring the mighty JB's as backing band.
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Post by: Steve McKing on May 03, 2015, 07:35:32 AM
Marva Whitney LP- It's My Thing. James Brown produced funk-bomb from 1969  featuring the mighty JB's as backing band.

Good stuff AL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MUTOo78cE0
Later to be looped for the legendary:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4ge00XFxcI&list=PLiJ5NAQ2STLftH9qd32JrBQtCGL_5suEN
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Post by: leeboy on May 08, 2015, 06:58:10 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4VPjCnuHJI&list=PL30_PCcz6DyGY8-xA4Hv-qGe8j1KmAOZ7

Alexia Coley the new single is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_15pjXzEV5U

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Post by: Ady C on May 08, 2015, 03:31:21 PM
Goat "World Music" - Swedish freak out psychedelia with Afro rhythms. Far out man!!

Fantastic album, mate! Have you listened the most recent one, Commune? If you dig pysch, check out Les Big Byrd 'They Worshipped Cats'
Cheers Doc! Will definitely give them a listen.

Good shout, gentlemen!  I'd never heard of either band so I checked them out on Youtube and I've just bought Commune and They Worshipped Cats on MP3 downloads as I want to listen to them right now and they are excellent.  :)

Try La Hell Gang, Ady, Chilean psych-pop with some shoegaze thrown in for good measure

Yes, quite like them.  Found this band from the "Fanzine Making Time" blog (link: http://fanzinemakingtime.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/quasiland-de-cave-children-influjos.html) called The Cave Children.  Album at end of the month but there are official audio clips on Youtube, some of it reminds of Tame Impala and that's a very good thing  ;)
[url][/https://youtu.be/xdGHdXOmqJEurl]
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on May 08, 2015, 04:04:18 PM
Jacco Gardner - Hypnophobia

Good call on the Cave Children Ady - remind me of Dukes of the Stratosphere
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 10, 2015, 12:54:30 PM
Goat "World Music" - Swedish freak out psychedelia with Afro rhythms. Far out man!!

Fantastic album, mate! Have you listened the most recent one, Commune? If you dig pysch, check out Les Big Byrd 'They Worshipped Cats'
Cheers Doc! Will definitely give them a listen.

Good shout, gentlemen!  I'd never heard of either band so I checked them out on Youtube and I've just bought Commune and They Worshipped Cats on MP3 downloads as I want to listen to them right now and they are excellent.  :)

Try La Hell Gang, Ady, Chilean psych-pop with some shoegaze thrown in for good measure

Yes, quite like them.  Found this band from the "Fanzine Making Time" blog (link: http://fanzinemakingtime.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/quasiland-de-cave-children-influjos.html) called The Cave Children.  Album at end of the month but there are official audio clips on Youtube, some of it reminds of Tame Impala and that's a very good thing  ;)
[url][/https://youtu.be/xdGHdXOmqJEurl]

Just having a listen now, Ady, not bad at all
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Post by: leeboy on May 13, 2015, 03:33:23 PM
New Weller Long Player http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/may/13/paul-weller-saturns-pattern-exclusive-album-stream

liking first three tracks I have listened to so far
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 13, 2015, 04:58:48 PM
Dr Gonzo's Medicine Bag show on Fusion on Air - what a great selection Mr B!

http://mixlr.com/fusion-on-air/showreel/
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 14, 2015, 08:09:39 AM
Dr Gonzo's Medicine Bag show on Fusion on Air - what a great selection Mr B!

http://mixlr.com/fusion-on-air/showreel/

Thanks, Ian!!  8)
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Post by: bjorn_late on May 14, 2015, 02:44:28 PM
I came across this Nicola Conte guy by way of Spotify search results for something completely unrelated.
Really nice Bossanova / Jazz stuff from the past decade or so. Worth a listen if you're into such things.
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Post by: greenstreet on May 22, 2015, 09:29:00 AM
Been listening all week to a Nina Simone lp, "Forbidden Fruit", from 61 o 62, I think. Nina Simone is one of those greater-than-life musicians (think Ray Charles or Sam Cooke, or the late BB King) that popular music no longer produces, with a style that's distinct and unmistakeable. Sometimes she gets on my nerves, but in the right mood she can drive me to tears.

I'm pretty obsessed with one song from the album, "Rags and old iron", a number of lost love theme, with lyrics by the underrated Oscar Brown jr. Brown's own take of the song is the B side of that cool anthem, "Mr Kicks", and, while it's fine in its own way, it doesn't reach the heights of the N Simone cover. The lyric is a thing of beauty, a really witty twist on the devastating effects of a relationship gone sour. BTW, another underrated musician, Duffy Powers, made a cover that stands proud alongside the Simone masterpiece, not bad for a blue eyed brit boy.
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Post by: leeboy on May 22, 2015, 10:35:40 AM
Been listening all week to a Nina Simone lp, "Forbidden Fruit", from 61 o 62, I think. Nina Simone is one of those greater-than-life musicians (think Ray Charles or Sam Cooke, or the late BB King) that popular music no longer produces, with a style that's distinct and unmistakeable. Sometimes she gets on my nerves, but in the right mood she can drive me to tears.

I'm pretty obsessed with one song from the album, "Rags and old iron", a number of lost love theme, with lyrics by the underrated Oscar Brown jr. Brown's own take of the song is the B side of that cool anthem, "Mr Kicks", and, while it's fine in its own way, it doesn't reach the heights of the N Simone cover. The lyric is a thing of beauty, a really witty twist on the devastating effects of a relationship gone sour. BTW, another underrated musician, Duffy Powers, made a cover that stands proud alongside the Simone masterpiece, not bad for a blue eyed brit boy.

I've always liked the Graham Bond Quartet version of I saw her standing there with Powers on it. I heard he played harmonica on the Italian Job soundtrack. As you say very underrated and struggled to make his mark but undoubtedly talented.   
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Post by: ianeggbert on May 22, 2015, 08:20:47 PM
Cathal Smyth (formerly Chas Smash) - A Comfortable Man

One of the most surprising and delightful finds of the year so far for me and one of the most personal and in places heart-wrenching albums you'll hear for a long while.

 In effect it's a trawl through his traumatic marriage break up and provides a lyrical catharsis for him I'm sure. The opening single is You're not Alone and is very moving when listened to in conjunction with the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfhx2fo2Vr0

There are some brighter uplifting moments peppered throughout the album however it is most certainly not Madness Mk2!.

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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on May 24, 2015, 10:51:56 AM
The Embrooks - Yellow Glass Perspections

Woke up this morning with a thirst for brutal freakbeat. Terrible cover art though!
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Post by: Simon Bond on May 26, 2015, 12:03:45 AM
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bQT07IkfvQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bQT07IkfvQ)   8)
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Post by: Mutley on June 05, 2015, 09:20:16 AM
Sleaford Mods

Not a Mod band but someone my barber turned me on to and have been listening to for most of the week since. Some really great loops.
Looking forward to them coming to my part of the world.
Thoughts?

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Post by: dazlcfc on June 05, 2015, 03:31:56 PM
Sleaford Mods

Not a Mod band but someone my barber turned me on to and have been listening to for most of the week since. Some really great loops.
Looking forward to them coming to my part of the world.
Thoughts?

Sound awful to me.
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Post by: charliebravo69 on June 05, 2015, 04:38:26 PM
It's like listening to a ritalin crazed 17 year old with a drum machine and a pc, swearing every other word and calling everyone a c***

Really don't get them or the love from many quarters for them. Absolute bilge to my ears and I can listen to anything from Christo Redentor by Donald Byrd to Bad Man by the Cockney Rejects.
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Post by: Ady C on June 07, 2015, 12:35:28 PM
Just bought The Cave Children "Quasiland": lovely stuff, some tracks (Apart, Antigone, Vixen Tapes) have that dreamlike quality of Tame Impala's Lonerism so if you liked that then you'd likely as not like this.
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Post by: Trotsky on June 07, 2015, 05:13:41 PM
Sleaford Mods

Not a Mod band but someone my barber turned me on to and have been listening to for most of the week since. Some really great loops.
Looking forward to them coming to my part of the world.
Thoughts?

I rather like them and was wondering if they would get a mention on here. I like them in the same way I like Rage against the Machine - great for a bit of angry social reflection and for when you want to get some of that tension released. I downloaded all their stuff and lots of it is a bit monotonous but when they are good they are very good. Highlights for me are Black Monday and Jobseeker.
They have obviously got cred with some people since the Prodigy and Leftfield have got their singer Jason Williamson guesting on their respective new albums. Mr Williamson used to be a Mod (a 'real' one and he is quite proud of this from what I've read) and you can hear it with some of the tunes they sample as well as his appearance.

(http://aliceseverin.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Sleaford-Mods-014.jpg)

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Post by: Mutley on June 08, 2015, 10:23:40 AM
Isn't that the great thing about music and clothes?
Everyone here is passionate about both but not everything floats everybodys boat in the same way....
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Post by: Ady C on June 08, 2015, 03:57:09 PM
Monkey's Wandering Wireless Show - fantastic show, Monk!  Really, really enjoyed it (as I did Dr Gonzo's Medicine Bag shows)

[url]http://mixlr.com/fusion-on-air/showreel/[url]
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Post by: Monkey on June 08, 2015, 06:56:10 PM
Monkey's Wandering Wireless Show - fantastic show, Monk!  Really, really enjoyed it (as I did Dr Gonzo's Medicine Bag shows)

[url]http://mixlr.com/fusion-on-air/showreel/[url]

Thanks a lot Ady, really appreciate you listening in. Glad you enjoyed it. Was something different I'd not done before (pretty nerve racking to be honest). Not big on internet radio/podcast stuff usually but they do have some good shows on Fusion (like Doc's one), so nice to get involved in a small way.

Think this link should work: http://mixlr.com/fusion-on-air/showreel/monkeys-wandering-wireless-show/
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 08, 2015, 08:33:05 PM
Monkey's Wandering Wireless Show - fantastic show, Monk!  Really, really enjoyed it (as I did Dr Gonzo's Medicine Bag shows)

[url]http://mixlr.com/fusion-on-air/showreel/[url]

Cheers for the kind words, Ady, much appreciated! Monk nailed it last night, every track a winner!! Check out the showreel on the link he sent you, lots of good stuff on there
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Post by: greenstreet on June 09, 2015, 08:16:13 AM
Monkey's Wandering Wireless Show - fantastic show, Monk!  Really, really enjoyed it (as I did Dr Gonzo's Medicine Bag shows)

[url]http://mixlr.com/fusion-on-air/showreel/[url]

Thanks a lot Ady, really appreciate you listening in. Glad you enjoyed it. Was something different I'd not done before (pretty nerve racking to be honest). Not big on internet radio/podcast stuff usually but they do have some good shows on Fusion (like Doc's one), so nice to get involved in a small way.

Think this link should work: http://mixlr.com/fusion-on-air/showreel/monkeys-wandering-wireless-show/

Monkey, thanks, you've brightened a dull tuesday morning, tho' I have to admit I'm pretty partial to a Lowell Fulsom track followed by jazzy Manfred Mann.  8)
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Post by: charliebravo69 on June 09, 2015, 06:18:55 PM
another thumbs up from me Mr Monkey top drawer selection across the board, enjoyed it very much
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Post by: Monkey on June 10, 2015, 10:47:54 AM
Bless ya fellas. Most kind.  8)
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Post by: Trotsky on June 10, 2015, 02:48:10 PM
I'm listening to Monkeys show now and its really good.
One thing though - did I really hear "I'm sitting on a cornflake" in the second track? They had good drugs in the sixties.
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Post by: Monkey on June 11, 2015, 03:04:55 PM
I'm listening to Monkeys show now and its really good.
One thing though - did I really hear "I'm sitting on a cornflake" in the second track? They had good drugs in the sixties.

Sitting on a cornflake whilst riding a rollerskate I believe. Fantastic drugs...

Anyway, back to current listening:

Ornette Coleman's Twins; a couple of Billie Holiday LPs I got for a quid each down the market; Drifters Golden Hits; that new Paul Weller record; and, when I pick it up from the post office, the much-anticipated Paul Orwell LP.
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Post by: greenstreet on June 12, 2015, 09:24:27 AM
BTW Ornette Coleman RIP
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Post by: Simon Bond on June 12, 2015, 06:19:49 PM
BTW Ornette Coleman RIP

Indeed. .
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Post by: Mikeboyce on June 26, 2015, 09:05:06 PM
Glastonbury.........
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Post by: Stax on July 01, 2015, 04:49:28 PM
TKATVGPS. Always sounds better on a day like this.
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Post by: lammyrider on July 01, 2015, 10:02:14 PM
I enjoyed the paul orwell lp  :D although the wife was convinced it was a female on vocals  ;D
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Post by: greenstreet on July 02, 2015, 10:20:49 AM
I didn't want to open a new thread just for this, so I'll post it here. I'm sure some of the man's fans will be interested to know BGO records are reissuing the 1969 Georgie Fame album "... does his thing with strings"; admittedly not his peak (far from it), but it's got some redeeming moments nonetheless. Specially if, as it happens to be the case here, is coupled with the "Knock on wood" EP and a comp with all his CBS 45s.

It's truth some CD comps cover similar ground, but there are still some fine songs that haven't seen reissue ever. Till someone reissues at last the Blue Flames' great albums of the mid-60 these odds and ends will have to do the trick.
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Post by: greenstreet on July 09, 2015, 03:12:43 PM
Been listening to a new spanish cd reissue of the "Dr. No" soundtrack. It's not difficult nowadays to get that soundtrack, be it vinyl or cd (there's a cheap french reissue in the market too), but what gives the edge to this edition is that it adds as a bonus a Byron Lee album that hasn't ever been reissued in cd: "Come fly with Lee".

I know mr. Byron has been despised by many blue beat lovers as the commercial, acceptable face of Jamaican pop, kind of ska for tourists, but 50+ years later to my ears the band sound glorious; he recruited some of the best players of the island and it shows. In fact, the great Ernest Ranglin was then a regular member of the band before making the trip to England. Besides, Lee was not a purist, so you get the chance to avoid the sameness of some ska comps and hear some of the styles that form the backbone of 60s west indian music: calypso, mento, ska and r & b.

The soundtrack itself, by Monty Norman, is delightful too and kind of apposite for the nearly tropical summer we're enjoying here. Not the best 007 charts, for sure (that honour goes to the John Barry helmed soundtracks), but plenty of exotic vibes and great solo guitar work (Vic Flick and E. Ranglin). The icing on the cake is of course the first outing of the unforgettable "James Bond Theme", with that mean guitar.

Add to that a decent sound, some brief but interesting liner notes (did you know Cary Grant was the first choice to play Bond?) and a good price (10 €). Recommended.
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 10, 2015, 08:05:07 PM
Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders - Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits maybe something of a misnomer as they only really had 3 biggies but in my humble opinion they were far more than just a pop act. If you listen to some of their other material, including the covers, they were actually a pretty bloody good British R&B band with more depth than they have (probably) been given credit for

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Post by: Rocketman on July 10, 2015, 09:49:01 PM
Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders - Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits maybe something of a misnomer as they only really had 3 biggies but in my humble opinion they were far more than just a pop act. If you listen to some of their other material, including the covers, they were actually a pretty bloody good British R&B band with more depth than they have (probably) been given credit for
They did go on to spawn 10cc ...(some great young talent there)
Listening to ' the magical world of the strands'.     (Whilst considering tickets for the zombies tour).
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Post by: greenstreet on July 11, 2015, 10:32:50 AM
Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders - Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits maybe something of a misnomer as they only really had 3 biggies but in my humble opinion they were far more than just a pop act. If you listen to some of their other material, including the covers, they were actually a pretty bloody good British R&B band with more depth than they have (probably) been given credit for

Game of love is as good as a 45 gets, a British Invasion classic, and their cover of Major Lance's Um Um Um stands the comparison. Like many british groups of the 60s they sailed between r&b and pop and were good at both genres, but they had not the genius of first class acts like the Kinks or the Zombies.

Talkin' about which, Rocketman, I saw them 2 years  ago and, leaving aside their dubious looks (Colin Blunstone hasn't aged specially well, and Rod Argent got lost in the 70s/80s) and some annoying 70s guitar hero solos, they sounded surprisingly good, and how can't you feel moved by such masterworks as Time of the season or She's not there. Besides, they played practically the whole Odessey & Oracle. Don't expect much of a show, tho', they didn't dance even in the 60s!
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Post by: greenstreet on July 11, 2015, 06:16:51 PM
I didn't want to open a new thread just for this, so I'll post it here. I'm sure some of the man's fans will be interested to know BGO records are reissuing the 1969 Georgie Fame album "... does his thing with strings"; admittedly not his peak (far from it), but it's got some redeeming moments nonetheless. Specially if, as it happens to be the case here, is coupled with the "Knock on wood" EP and a comp with all his CBS 45s.

It's truth some CD comps cover similar ground, but there are still some fine songs that haven't seen reissue ever. Till someone reissues at last the Blue Flames' great albums of the mid-60 these odds and ends will have to do the trick.

Talk about prescience! I know it's somewhat odd to quote oneself, but I've just learned (through the MC Newsletter, thanx for the heads up, Dave) that a new Georgie Fame boxset (under the great title The whole world's shakin') is due in the next months and it compiles AT LAST the mythic albums that never saw reissue, that is, the Flamingo (well, TBH this was reissued in Japan), Fame at last, Sound venture and Sweet things, PLUS a lot of demos, rarities, etc... It seems the definitive statement on the modernist hero (in vinyl and cd). Amazon will be selling it, tho' at the moment it isn't even in pre-sale, but they give an october date. Not a price tag on it, either, but I'm fearing it won't be cheap, so begin saving, gents. A promising fall, it seems, with the Small Faces Decca boxset on the way.
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Post by: Monkey on July 12, 2015, 09:03:49 AM
Listened to Eight Miles High - 50 Years of The Byrds presented by Peter Fonda on Radio 2. Nice way to spend an hour.

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b060g0b4
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Post by: greenstreet on July 12, 2015, 09:16:33 AM
Listened to Eight Miles High - 50 Years of The Byrds presented by Peter Fonda on Radio 2. Nice way to spend an hour.

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b060g0b4

Younger than yesterday is one of my top ten albums of all time, and I recall listening again and again to a crap spanish edition of their first album when me and my school mates were 16 years old, Feel a whole lot better indeed  8)
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Post by: Monkey on July 12, 2015, 12:16:51 PM
Younger than yesterday is one of my top ten albums of all time, and I recall listening again and again to a crap spanish edition of their first album when me and my school mates were 16 years old, Feel a whole lot better indeed  8)

Feel A Whole Lot Better is firmly in my top ten singles. Top five maybe.
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Post by: ianeggbert on July 12, 2015, 09:04:01 PM
The Mike Cotton Sound

I'd never heard of them and a track popped up on the latest excellent Mojo cover mount CD "My Generation" so I've just checked them out. Absolutely brilliant jazz/ r&b in a Georgie Fame stylee. What a great discovery! 
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Post by: greenstreet on July 13, 2015, 11:34:29 AM
+ 1!, they're truly great. There's a comprehensive 2015 comp in Cherry Red: mod jazz, r&b, pop, soul (a mighty fine cover of "Harlem shuffle" and a psychedelic tinged original, "Jack and the beanstalk", where I swear you can even hear "... I smell the blood of an english mod " ;D ). They got covered everything in the field of club/soul sounds, and they did it pretty well.
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Post by: Mark1966 on July 14, 2015, 10:35:12 AM
Soul Seranade by the Mike Cotton Sound was a big mod club sounds in the mid to late 80s. Can't quite remember now when or where I first heard it but guess it was played by Pid, John Kelly or Paul Hallam in one of the Birmingham clubs of that era.
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Post by: Rocketman on July 16, 2015, 08:19:30 PM
Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders - Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits maybe something of a misnomer as they only really had 3 biggies but in my humble opinion they were far more than just a pop act. If you listen to some of their other material, including the covers, they were actually a pretty bloody good British R&B band with more depth than they have (probably) been given credit for

Game of love is as good as a 45 gets, a British Invasion classic, and their cover of Major Lance's Um Um Um stands the comparison. Like many british groups of the 60s they sailed between r&b and pop and were good at both genres, but they had not the genius of first class acts like the Kinks or the Zombies.

Talkin' about which, Rocketman, I saw them 2 years  ago and, leaving aside their dubious looks (Colin Blunstone hasn't aged specially well, and Rod Argent got lost in the 70s/80s) and some annoying 70s guitar hero solos, they sounded surprisingly good, and how can't you feel moved by such masterworks as Time of the season or She's not there. Besides, they played practically the whole Odessey & Oracle. Don't expect much of a show, tho', they didn't dance even in the 60s!
Re. The zombies - I have watched some recent concert footage and I agree the show is rather flat , I think I will miss this 1 as I would not want to diminish my appreciation of that fantastic album/career.
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Post by: Simon Bond on July 21, 2015, 08:16:39 PM
I must admit , I'm a bit of a Zombies fan , there music is superb . .

I did see some recent footage of them and l thought it was okay , not exactly the Who but still good. .
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Post by: detroitmike on July 22, 2015, 12:57:10 AM
New Tame Impala "Currents". Up to side 3, like what I'm hearing so far.
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Post by: greenstreet on July 22, 2015, 09:18:23 AM
I must admit , I'm a bit of a Zombies fan , there music is superb . .

I did see some recent footage of them and l thought it was okay , not exactly the Who but still good. .

As long as Colin Blunstone can sing & Rod Argent can play (and do the harmonies), if the sound is good I think they'll be worthy on stage, the music's too impressive to fail.
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Post by: Monkey on July 22, 2015, 08:01:47 PM
Saw the Zombies do complete Odyssey & Oracle a few years back and it was mindblowingly good. Rather than diminish the LP in any way it made it ever better - and, of course, it's already one of the greatest albums ever committed to vinyl. Should add though that that was the original line-up and a few extra bods to help make it so. The earlier set that night was by the "current Zombies touring band" and was a different kettle of fish...

I'll probably give this next gig a miss so not to spoil my memory of that night (can't remember the year. Few nights at Shepherd's Bush Empire...) One last thing, watching footage online can be very misleading. The amount of brilliant gigs I've seen only to watch some crappy stuff on the laptop which  makes it sound awful. Even the telly can't capture live music properly so don't let that put you off going.
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Post by: Rocketman on July 25, 2015, 10:55:35 AM
I wanna be a girl - king khan and the shrines (bbq show)
Bonkers ....(like something from a 60's batman show)
http://kingkhanmusic.com/#!/king-khan-and-the-shrines

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kWdxRh07X9A
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TfAV5DI4OSQ
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Post by: Woody 64 on August 06, 2015, 12:16:18 PM
http://monkey-picks.blogspot.co.uk/

What i will be listening to...

Heads up for this show on Sunday evening.Listened to the last one.Excellent choice of sounds as you would expect from Monkey.
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 07, 2015, 06:30:08 PM
The extremely underrated outfit The Fantastic Four - "Alvin Stone (The Birth & Death of A Gangster)

Mid 70's soulful funkiness with shades of Marvin thrown in for good measure. Highly recommended 
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Post by: Monkey on August 12, 2015, 09:50:48 AM
http://monkey-picks.blogspot.co.uk/

What i will be listening to...

Heads up for this show on Sunday evening.Listened to the last one.Excellent choice of sounds as you would expect from Monkey.

Cheers Woody, that's kind, thanks for listening. Yeah, if anyone wants to listen to an hour of mixed tunes with my dulcet tones occasionally breaking up the flow, it's just a click away. (Plug over!)

http://mixlr.com/fusion-on-air/showreel/monkeys-wandering-wireless-show-2/
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Post by: Woody 64 on August 12, 2015, 02:19:47 PM
Thought you sounded very (ahem) professional Monkey...great sounds as well.

I love the radio me...get yer CV into 6 music.
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Post by: Trotsky on August 13, 2015, 01:17:38 PM
The Specials. Their second album was awful but the first is full of classics. It's been a while since I listened to it and the energy and punchiness of the beats are great.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/94/Specials_uk_front.jpg)
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Post by: ianeggbert on August 13, 2015, 04:37:42 PM
The Specials. Their second album was awful but the first is full of classics. It's been a while since I listened to it and the energy and punchiness of the beats are great.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/94/Specials_uk_front.jpg)

A bona fide classic mate - but I also really like the 2nd album too!
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Post by: Simon Bond on August 14, 2015, 06:45:53 PM
The Specials. Their second album was awful but the first is full of classics. It's been a while since I listened to it and the energy and punchiness of the beats are great.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/94/Specials_uk_front.jpg)

A bona fide classic mate - but I also really like the 2nd album too!


The second album is okay , it has one or two sniders on it but the first album is indeed a classic . I like it so much that a couple of years ago I bought it on 180gm vinyl but I still have the original l got when it was released . .
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Post by: Rocketman on August 14, 2015, 07:49:59 PM
Bottles on table, Cans on ears  -Some neutral milk hotel then beck (at his best)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwXeCuhEch8
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Post by: dazlcfc on August 14, 2015, 08:26:11 PM
Bottles on table, Cans on ears  -Some neutral milk hotel then beck (at his best)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwXeCuhEch8

That was a difficult listen.
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Post by: Martin G on August 15, 2015, 01:16:33 PM
The new MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. soundtrack. Some nice old stuff on there plus Daniel Pemberton's original score. Jazzy, lounge, '60s Spy type stuff but with a contemporary feel. Quite evocative of stuff like BULLITT or the early DIRTY HARRY films which is kind of the same vein. Obvious nods to John Barry too but nothing overt. Nice liner notes from the composer talking about using as much old equipment at Abbey Road as he could to keep it close in spirit to the setting of the film too. Liking it.
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Post by: Simon Bond on August 18, 2015, 11:22:10 PM
Bottles on table, Cans on ears  -Some neutral milk hotel then beck (at his best)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwXeCuhEch8

That was a difficult listen.

 I like Beck but I don't know what neutral milk hotel means. .

I'd go more for this little number . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvJ4T0P2W-I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvJ4T0P2W-I)
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Post by: Rocketman on August 19, 2015, 09:50:48 PM
Bottles on table, Cans on ears  -Some neutral milk hotel then beck (at his best)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwXeCuhEch8

That was a difficult listen.

 I like Beck but I don't know what neutral milk hotel means. .

I'd go more for this little number . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvJ4T0P2W-I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvJ4T0P2W-I)
I can always find time for beck , non typecast and with a great ear and knowledge/invention to produce some fine slabs of wax. Odelay is probably my fave (listen to 'new pollution' for the ripped  taxman/start  riff)
Sorry for the confusion (I was on a modern folk trip 😉) 
but , the neutral milk hotel was a separate listen.  (Link below- try track 3 - aeroplane over sea)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7BqHYM-VJA
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Post by: Simon Bond on August 19, 2015, 11:56:56 PM
Bottles on table, Cans on ears  -Some neutral milk hotel then beck (at his best)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwXeCuhEch8

That was a difficult listen.

 I like Beck but I don't know what neutral milk hotel means. .

I'd go more for this little number . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvJ4T0P2W-I (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvJ4T0P2W-I)
I can always find time for beck , non typecast and with a great ear and knowledge/invention to produce some fine slabs of wax. Odelay is probably my fave (listen to 'new pollution' for the ripped  taxman/start  riff)
Sorry for the confusion (I was on a modern folk trip 😉) 
but , the neutral milk hotel was a separate listen.  (Link below- try track 3 - aeroplane over sea)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7BqHYM-VJA

NMH are okay but I'd rather listen to Beck . I know a lot of people favour Odelay( Devils Haircut is superb) but my own personal fav' has to be Mutations , which I happen to have on 180gm vinyl and it sounds rather good. .
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Post by: greenstreet on August 31, 2015, 05:27:23 PM
I didn't want to open a new thread just for this, so I'll post it here. I'm sure some of the man's fans will be interested to know BGO records are reissuing the 1969 Georgie Fame album "... does his thing with strings"; admittedly not his peak (far from it), but it's got some redeeming moments nonetheless. Specially if, as it happens to be the case here, is coupled with the "Knock on wood" EP and a comp with all his CBS 45s.

It's truth some CD comps cover similar ground, but there are still some fine songs that haven't seen reissue ever. Till someone reissues at last the Blue Flames' great albums of the mid-60 these odds and ends will have to do the trick.

Talk about prescience! I know it's somewhat odd to quote oneself, but I've just learned (through the MC Newsletter, thanx for the heads up, Dave) that a new Georgie Fame boxset (under the great title The whole world's shakin') is due in the next months and it compiles AT LAST the mythic albums that never saw reissue, that is, the Flamingo (well, TBH this was reissued in Japan), Fame at last, Sound venture and Sweet things, PLUS a lot of demos, rarities, etc... It seems the definitive statement on the modernist hero (in vinyl and cd). Amazon will be selling it, tho' at the moment it isn't even in pre-sale, but they give an october date. Not a price tag on it, either, but I'm fearing it won't be cheap, so begin saving, gents. A promising fall, it seems, with the Small Faces Decca boxset on the way.

An update about what'll be THE mod reissue of 2015 (and no, I'm not forgetting the Small Faces Decca box-set): Amazon is taking already pre-orders for this at 44+ pounds (date of release: 15 october). BUT I'm getting mine directly from Universal webstore, for two reasons: the price is significantly lower, 29 pounds, AND the first 100 copies sold will add this gorgeous free A3 poster (that was confirmed in my pre-order, so they're still in existence) :

(http://i.imgur.com/K7QmC9Wl.jpg)

What's more, the first 25 copies sold will be signed by mr. Fame himself (I don't think I'll get that lucky). Same applies to the vinyl edition, except the price increases (63 €=44 pounds).

The waiting begins!
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Post by: Simon Bond on August 31, 2015, 05:38:18 PM
I didn't want to open a new thread just for this, so I'll post it here. I'm sure some of the man's fans will be interested to know BGO records are reissuing the 1969 Georgie Fame album "... does his thing with strings"; admittedly not his peak (far from it), but it's got some redeeming moments nonetheless. Specially if, as it happens to be the case here, is coupled with the "Knock on wood" EP and a comp with all his CBS 45s.

It's truth some CD comps cover similar ground, but there are still some fine songs that haven't seen reissue ever. Till someone reissues at last the Blue Flames' great albums of the mid-60 these odds and ends will have to do the trick.

Talk about prescience! I know it's somewhat odd to quote oneself, but I've just learned (through the MC Newsletter, thanx for the heads up, Dave) that a new Georgie Fame boxset (under the great title The whole world's shakin') is due in the next months and it compiles AT LAST the mythic albums that never saw reissue, that is, the Flamingo (well, TBH this was reissued in Japan), Fame at last, Sound venture and Sweet things, PLUS a lot of demos, rarities, etc... It seems the definitive statement on the modernist hero (in vinyl and cd). Amazon will be selling it, tho' at the moment it isn't even in pre-sale, but they give an october date. Not a price tag on it, either, but I'm fearing it won't be cheap, so begin saving, gents. A promising fall, it seems, with the Small Faces Decca boxset on the way.

An update about what'll be THE mod reissue of 2015 (and no, I'm not forgetting the Small Faces Decca box-set): Amazon is taking already pre-orders for this at 44+ pounds (date of release: 15 october). BUT I'm getting mine directly from Universal webstore, for two reasons: the price is significantly lower, 29 pounds, AND the first 100 copies sold will add this gorgeous free A3 poster (that was confirmed in my pre-order, so they're still in existence) :

(http://i.imgur.com/K7QmC9Wl.jpg)

What's more, the first 25 copies sold will be signed by mr. Fame himself (I don't think I'll get that lucky). Same applies to the vinyl edition, except the price increases (63 €=44 pounds).

The waiting begins!

Ha , Ha , nice one . .


The million pound question is ; what is in the parcel next to Georgie ?
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Post by: greenstreet on September 01, 2015, 08:24:19 AM
I'd say his meditation carpet, but I guess the man would be a good 3 or 4 years ahead of his time. Maybe a sawed-off shotgun to protect his life during the allnighters?
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Post by: Neil Lee on September 01, 2015, 09:21:06 AM
I didn't want to open a new thread just for this, so I'll post it here. I'm sure some of the man's fans will be interested to know BGO records are reissuing the 1969 Georgie Fame album "... does his thing with strings"; admittedly not his peak (far from it), but it's got some redeeming moments nonetheless. Specially if, as it happens to be the case here, is coupled with the "Knock on wood" EP and a comp with all his CBS 45s.

It's truth some CD comps cover similar ground, but there are still some fine songs that haven't seen reissue ever. Till someone reissues at last the Blue Flames' great albums of the mid-60 these odds and ends will have to do the trick.

Talk about prescience! I know it's somewhat odd to quote oneself, but I've just learned (through the MC Newsletter, thanx for the heads up, Dave) that a new Georgie Fame boxset (under the great title The whole world's shakin') is due in the next months and it compiles AT LAST the mythic albums that never saw reissue, that is, the Flamingo (well, TBH this was reissued in Japan), Fame at last, Sound venture and Sweet things, PLUS a lot of demos, rarities, etc... It seems the definitive statement on the modernist hero (in vinyl and cd). Amazon will be selling it, tho' at the moment it isn't even in pre-sale, but they give an october date. Not a price tag on it, either, but I'm fearing it won't be cheap, so begin saving, gents. A promising fall, it seems, with the Small Faces Decca boxset on the way.

An update about what'll be THE mod reissue of 2015 (and no, I'm not forgetting the Small Faces Decca box-set): Amazon is taking already pre-orders for this at 44+ pounds (date of release: 15 october). BUT I'm getting mine directly from Universal webstore, for two reasons: the price is significantly lower, 29 pounds, AND the first 100 copies sold will add this gorgeous free A3 poster (that was confirmed in my pre-order, so they're still in existence) :

(http://i.imgur.com/K7QmC9Wl.jpg)

What's more, the first 25 copies sold will be signed by mr. Fame himself (I don't think I'll get that lucky). Same applies to the vinyl edition, except the price increases (63 €=44 pounds).

The waiting begins!

Ha , Ha , nice one . .


The million pound question is ; what is in the parcel next to Georgie ?

Have you got a link to the webstore Greenstreet?
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Post by: greenstreet on September 01, 2015, 11:07:03 AM
Voilà:


http://www.udiscovermusic.com/ (http://www.udiscovermusic.com/)
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Post by: ThePersuasion on September 01, 2015, 05:30:14 PM
Nice one. Just ordered the vinyl.
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Post by: Mutley on September 03, 2015, 01:46:14 PM
Listening to a lot of Lee Fields and the Expressions at the moment - gonna go to see him locally the end of next month.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epu97rNb9F8

Also bingin' on Charles Bradley.
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Post by: Simon Bond on September 05, 2015, 12:56:35 PM
 A wee bit sad over the loss of Rico Rodriguez , who left his body today . Managed to see him play a couple of times this lifetime , I thought he was very good which is why I own a couple of his albums which are a wee bit harder to get these days , anyway , have a listen to Rico covering an old Ska classic. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lvnWK4_oiQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lvnWK4_oiQ)

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Post by: ianeggbert on September 14, 2015, 12:06:23 PM
Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows

Probably not "mod" but one of the greatest British songwriters around at the moment certainly has more than a foot in the 60's. If there's a better British album released this year then I'll eat my trousers (better being a very subjective word mind you :-)) 
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Post by: dazlcfc on September 14, 2015, 02:40:19 PM
Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows

Probably not "mod" but one of the greatest British songwriters around at the moment certainly has more than a foot in the 60's. If there's a better British album released this year then I'll eat my trousers (better being a very subjective word mind you :-))

Agreed, 90% of my collection wouldn't be called mod, who cares, he's a great song writer, only now getting the recognition he serves.
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Post by: Rocketman on September 16, 2015, 07:21:43 AM
Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows

Probably not "mod" but one of the greatest British songwriters around at the moment certainly has more than a foot in the 60's. If there's a better British album released this year then I'll eat my trousers (better being a very subjective word mind you :-))

Agreed, 90% of my collection wouldn't be called mod, who cares, he's a great song writer, only now getting the recognition he serves.
I was disappointed in his last album (.. sky's edge)  but from what I have heard so far this is a return to form , I would hardly say his previous work has gone unrecognised though ! . He has had few Mercury prize nominations of which his masterpiece 'Coles corner' was in Alex turners words robbed of the award. looking forward to catching him on his autumn tour , previous highlight for myself was the sight (and sound) of his collection of vintage guitars.
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Post by: dazlcfc on September 16, 2015, 07:49:28 AM

Quote
, I would hardly say his previous work has gone unrecognised though ! . He has had few Mercury prize nominations of which his masterpiece 'Coles corner' was in Alex turners words robbed of the award.
I didn't say unrecognised.
i remember alex's comments but that was 2 years ago? he's been around for a long time but only in last last few years gets the attention he deserves.
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Post by: Monkey on September 16, 2015, 01:50:41 PM
i remember alex's comments but that was 2 years ago?

Cole's Corner was TEN years ago, so Turner's comment is a similar age. Where does it all go, eh?

Anyway, I've currently listening the that Lead Belly boxset that came out recently. And a lot of Rod Stewart (Mercury era).

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Post by: Rocketman on September 16, 2015, 02:38:31 PM
i remember alex's comments but that was 2 years ago?

Cole's Corner was TEN years ago, so Turner's comment is a similar age. Where does it all go, eh?

Anyway, I've currently listening the that Lead Belly boxset that came out recently. And a lot of Rod Stewart (Mercury era).
Crikey 10 years ago (released sept 2005)
Here's the link to that wonderfully modest speech.
http://youtu.be/NdtvpQEvK7A
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Post by: dazlcfc on September 16, 2015, 05:29:21 PM
Jeeez 10 years?, that's crazy.
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 18, 2015, 04:00:12 PM
As they've just released a cracking new single "Letters To Alice", I've been listening to The High Learys 2013 "Here Comes The High Learys" album. A bunch of young Aussies who have certainly got the freakbeat/ psych vibe going on in full effect.

Here's the new single:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMvpeAuxi30

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Post by: Rocketman on September 18, 2015, 07:18:57 PM
As they've just released a cracking new single "Letters To Alice", I've been listening to The High Learys 2013 "Here Comes The High Learys" album. A bunch of young Aussies who have certainly got the freakbeat/ psych vibe going on in full effect.

Here's the new single:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMvpeAuxi30
Hmm interesting sounds like the charlatans on acid 😉
I've just dug deep into my collection and rediscovered this beauty... (the punctuated last verse is genius) . great album.
http://youtu.be/En4ij91PHF0
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 19, 2015, 06:44:47 AM
Good work RM. Great track from another underrated band. Nice to hear that again :-)
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Post by: Mutley on September 19, 2015, 11:26:56 PM
Speaking if digging one out from the collection, I just came across this again, does it jog any memories from the 90's?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwmfyzYWRQg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwmfyzYWRQg)
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on September 20, 2015, 07:14:34 PM
As they've just released a cracking new single "Letters To Alice", I've been listening to The High Learys 2013 "Here Comes The High Learys" album. A bunch of young Aussies who have certainly got the freakbeat/ psych vibe going on in full effect.

Here's the new single:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMvpeAuxi30

Jackie Edwards - I Feel So Bad - The Soul Recordings

Spencer Davis Group - Autumn '66 ( Japanese cd edition with bonus tracks including the stereo version of I'm A Man and one of my favourite insrumentals Waltz For Lumumba )

The Black Hollies - Crimson Reflections ( think Jeff Beck era Yardbirds ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IauUJSCWw8

Not keen on that tune Ian reminds me too much of Oasis!

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Post by: greenstreet on September 21, 2015, 03:19:19 PM


Jackie Edwards - I Feel So Bad - The Soul Recordings



The jamaican Sam Cooke! Wasn't he great?, I love that voice, and that comp is a winner.
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Post by: Ady C on September 23, 2015, 06:17:55 PM
Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows

Probably not "mod" but one of the greatest British songwriters around at the moment certainly has more than a foot in the 60's. If there's a better British album released this year then I'll eat my trousers (better being a very subjective word mind you :-))

Me too.  My copy finally arrived today.  A good few tracks have stood out, some have drifted by.  Probably a grower that needs to be listened to from beginning to end a few times to fully appreciate it. 
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Post by: ianeggbert on September 24, 2015, 05:15:02 PM
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have delivered a storming self-titled, brass infused, retro-soul album on the current incarnation of the Stax label. the saying "don't judge a book by its cover" more than applies to these (mostly) white, burly, bearded musicians and this for me is one of the most enjoyable discoveries of the year. here's a live version of the albums opening track "I Need Never Get Old"

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZagCklvj1E
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Post by: Mutley on September 28, 2015, 01:41:58 PM
Just worked my way through a few albums by The Budos Band - where the "f" have I been that I haven't come across them until now!!!
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 04, 2015, 01:14:58 PM
Kontiki Suite's new release, The Greatest Show on Earth. Carlisle meets Laurel Canyon. Monkey of this parish writes much more eloquently than I do, check out his review:

http://monkey-picks.blogspot.co.uk/ (http://monkey-picks.blogspot.co.uk/)

Suffice to say, I wholeheartedly concur, it's glorious!!
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Post by: Simon Bond on October 04, 2015, 05:43:23 PM
Kontiki Suite's new release, The Greatest Show on Earth. Carlisle meets Laurel Canyon. Monkey of this parish writes much more eloquently than I do, check out his review:

http://monkey-picks.blogspot.co.uk/ (http://monkey-picks.blogspot.co.uk/)

Suffice to say, I wholeheartedly concur, it's glorious!!

Nice one Doc. .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 05, 2015, 08:11:17 AM
Kontiki Suite's new release, The Greatest Show on Earth. Carlisle meets Laurel Canyon. Monkey of this parish writes much more eloquently than I do, check out his review:

http://monkey-picks.blogspot.co.uk/ (http://monkey-picks.blogspot.co.uk/)

Suffice to say, I wholeheartedly concur, it's glorious!!

Nice one Doc. .

Did you have a listen, Simon?
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Post by: Mutley on October 05, 2015, 04:13:16 PM
Planning a trip to Valencia towards the end of the month and was looking for a gig to hit and was lucky enough to come across these:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7rS8dbL5sg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7rS8dbL5sg)

That's part of my Friday night sorted  8)
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Post by: greenstreet on October 05, 2015, 05:17:47 PM
That's my hometown, mate. TBH,  I'm pretty disconnected from any scene nowadays, more of a family man, but if you need some advice about places to eat, things to see, shops, even clubs, PM and I'll try to help. Probably the best time to come to south-east Spain weather-wise.


BTW, and the band you plan to watch sound pretty good  8).
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Post by: Simon Bond on October 05, 2015, 11:19:16 PM
Kontiki Suite's new release, The Greatest Show on Earth. Carlisle meets Laurel Canyon. Monkey of this parish writes much more eloquently than I do, check out his review:

http://monkey-picks.blogspot.co.uk/ (http://monkey-picks.blogspot.co.uk/)

Suffice to say, I wholeheartedly concur, it's glorious!!

Nice one Doc. .

Did you have a listen, Simon?

No because I couldn't get it to work but I have to say , l love that picture of Moon. .
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 06, 2015, 08:01:45 AM
Try https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/ (https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/), Simon

Aye, great pic of Moon. Monkey's blog is always well worth a read, I've found a lot of sonic gems through there
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Post by: Mutley on October 06, 2015, 02:40:49 PM
That's my hometown, mate. TBH,  I'm pretty disconnected from any scene nowadays, more of a family man, but if you need some advice about places to eat, things to see, shops, even clubs, PM and I'll try to help. Probably the best time to come to south-east Spain weather-wise.


BTW, and the band you plan to watch sound pretty good  8).

Cheers GS - I'm only there for 3 days so some local knowledge would be a big advantage - will be in touch.....
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Post by: Monkey on October 07, 2015, 07:04:22 PM
Aye, just to reiterate, that Kontiki Suite LP is - well - sweet.

Agree about the new Richard Hawley LP, that's good too. Had enjoyed each one less since Coles Corner but this is back on song.

Elsewhere, been listening to the new Brian Auger Anthology: Back To The Beginning and Sonny Rollins' Way Out West, amongst other things.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on October 07, 2015, 07:55:18 PM
Try https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/ (https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/), Simon

Aye, great pic of Moon. Monkey's blog is always well worth a read, I've found a lot of sonic gems through there

Yes , that wasn't shabby at all , Doc . Thanks for that . .
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Post by: greenstreet on October 08, 2015, 09:36:48 AM
That's my hometown, mate. TBH,  I'm pretty disconnected from any scene nowadays, more of a family man, but if you need some advice about places to eat, things to see, shops, even clubs, PM and I'll try to help. Probably the best time to come to south-east Spain weather-wise.


BTW, and the band you plan to watch sound pretty good  8).

Cheers GS - I'm only there for 3 days so some local knowledge would be a big advantage - will be in touch.....

I'm already making a list for you  :)
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Post by: Mark1966 on October 08, 2015, 09:44:50 AM
Richard Hawley - Hollow Meadows

Probably not "mod" but one of the greatest British songwriters around at the moment certainly has more than a foot in the 60's. If there's a better British album released this year then I'll eat my trousers (better being a very subjective word mind you :-))

Only just realised that an old Mod mate of mine is his drummer in the band, seen on FB they've been recording for Jools Holland.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 08, 2015, 01:04:34 PM
Try https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/ (https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/), Simon

Aye, great pic of Moon. Monkey's blog is always well worth a read, I've found a lot of sonic gems through there

Yes , that wasn't shabby at all , Doc . Thanks for that . .

Glad you enjoyed it, Simon. Check out the first album, On Sunset Lake, it's mighty fine!!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on October 08, 2015, 05:30:24 PM
Try https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/ (https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/), Simon

Aye, great pic of Moon. Monkey's blog is always well worth a read, I've found a lot of sonic gems through there

Yes , that wasn't shabby at all , Doc . Thanks for that . .

Glad you enjoyed it, Simon. Check out the first album, On Sunset Lake, it's mighty fine!!

Still waiting for the CD copy of Kontiki Suite to be sent out; there's been a misprint at the factory which has delayed shipping by a week or so. :(  They did send me an 'exclusive link to listen to an as yet unheard track which we couldn’t quite squeeze onto the album', which was nice of them  :)
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats CD seems to have been lost in the post.

The Richard Hawley album has grown on me, though; couple of tracks meander along without making an impact on me but on the whole lovely.

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Post by: ianeggbert on October 09, 2015, 06:54:21 AM
I know it's already been reviewed by the lovely Monkey of this parish but here's my take on the fantastic new Kontiki Suite album 


http://theacousticeggbox.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/album-review-kontiki-suite-greatest.html
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 09, 2015, 08:22:52 AM
Try https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/ (https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/), Simon

Aye, great pic of Moon. Monkey's blog is always well worth a read, I've found a lot of sonic gems through there

Yes , that wasn't shabby at all , Doc . Thanks for that . .

Glad you enjoyed it, Simon. Check out the first album, On Sunset Lake, it's mighty fine!!

Still waiting for the CD copy of Kontiki Suite to be sent out; there's been a misprint at the factory which has delayed shipping by a week or so. :(  They did send me an 'exclusive link to listen to an as yet unheard track which we couldn’t quite squeeze onto the album', which was nice of them  :)
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats CD seems to have been lost in the post.

The Richard Hawley album has grown on me, though; couple of tracks meander along without making an impact on me but on the whole lovely.

That's a bummer, Ady. I went with the digital download, as I'm going to buy the vinyl when it's released as my physical copy

Not overly fussed on the Nathaniel Rateliff stuff I've heard to date, tbh. Perfectly listenable, but don't think I'd buy it. Hawley, on the other hand, gets better every time I listen it

On Mutley's recommendation, I've been checking out The Budos Band, they are feckin' brilliant!! In my humble opinion, of course!!
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Post by: Simon Bond on October 09, 2015, 06:50:34 PM
Listening to this ,(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d2/The_Cat_%28album%29.jpeg/220px-The_Cat_%28album%29.jpeg) a light , energetic start to the weekend. .
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Post by: Trotsky on October 12, 2015, 08:32:34 AM
That is a great album. Cooooooooooool!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Mutley on October 12, 2015, 04:10:29 PM
That's my hometown, mate. TBH,  I'm pretty disconnected from any scene nowadays, more of a family man, but if you need some advice about places to eat, things to see, shops, even clubs, PM and I'll try to help. Probably the best time to come to south-east Spain weather-wise.


BTW, and the band you plan to watch sound pretty good  8).

Cheers GS - I'm only there for 3 days so some local knowledge would be a big advantage - will be in touch.....

I'm already making a list for you  :)

PM sent mate.....

Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on October 12, 2015, 05:10:52 PM
Try https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/ (https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/), Simon

Aye, great pic of Moon. Monkey's blog is always well worth a read, I've found a lot of sonic gems through there

Yes , that wasn't shabby at all , Doc . Thanks for that . .

Glad you enjoyed it, Simon. Check out the first album, On Sunset Lake, it's mighty fine!!

Still waiting for the CD copy of Kontiki Suite to be sent out; there's been a misprint at the factory which has delayed shipping by a week or so. :(  They did send me an 'exclusive link to listen to an as yet unheard track which we couldn’t quite squeeze onto the album', which was nice of them  :)
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats CD seems to have been lost in the post.

The Richard Hawley album has grown on me, though; couple of tracks meander along without making an impact on me but on the whole lovely.

That's a bummer, Ady. I went with the digital download, as I'm going to buy the vinyl when it's released as my physical copy

Not overly fussed on the Nathaniel Rateliff stuff I've heard to date, tbh. Perfectly listenable, but don't think I'd buy it. Hawley, on the other hand, gets better every time I listen it

On Mutley's recommendation, I've been checking out The Budos Band, they are feckin' brilliant!! In my humble opinion, of course!!
Not heard much from them so just ordered Daptone Gold 2 compilation CD as they have a couple of tracks on that.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 12, 2015, 09:37:16 PM
Try https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/ (https://kontikisuite.bandcamp.com/), Simon

Aye, great pic of Moon. Monkey's blog is always well worth a read, I've found a lot of sonic gems through there

Yes , that wasn't shabby at all , Doc . Thanks for that . .

Glad you enjoyed it, Simon. Check out the first album, On Sunset Lake, it's mighty fine!!

Still waiting for the CD copy of Kontiki Suite to be sent out; there's been a misprint at the factory which has delayed shipping by a week or so. :(  They did send me an 'exclusive link to listen to an as yet unheard track which we couldn’t quite squeeze onto the album', which was nice of them  :)
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats CD seems to have been lost in the post.

The Richard Hawley album has grown on me, though; couple of tracks meander along without making an impact on me but on the whole lovely.

That's a bummer, Ady. I went with the digital download, as I'm going to buy the vinyl when it's released as my physical copy

Not overly fussed on the Nathaniel Rateliff stuff I've heard to date, tbh. Perfectly listenable, but don't think I'd buy it. Hawley, on the other hand, gets better every time I listen it

On Mutley's recommendation, I've been checking out The Budos Band, they are feckin' brilliant!! In my humble opinion, of course!!
Not heard much from them so just ordered Daptone Gold 2 compilation CD as they have a couple of tracks on that.

I closed my latest Medicine Bag show on Fusion with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_CPYq7zcC8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_CPYq7zcC8)

Been around since 2005 but, until Mutley mentioned them, I'd never even heard the name. A fine discovery!!
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Post by: greenstreet on October 13, 2015, 08:40:33 AM
That is a great album. Cooooooooooool!

+ 1. BTW, the man made one of the best Xmas albums around, "Christmas 64", even my son likes it!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on October 13, 2015, 11:08:57 AM
That's my hometown, mate. TBH,  I'm pretty disconnected from any scene nowadays, more of a family man, but if you need some advice about places to eat, things to see, shops, even clubs, PM and I'll try to help. Probably the best time to come to south-east Spain weather-wise.


BTW, and the band you plan to watch sound pretty good  8).

Cheers GS - I'm only there for 3 days so some local knowledge would be a big advantage - will be in touch.....

I'm already making a list for you  :)

PM sent mate.....

PM replied.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on October 13, 2015, 06:52:08 PM
That is a great album. Cooooooooooool!

+ 1. BTW, the man made one of the best Xmas albums around, "Christmas 64", even my son likes it!

+3 . Mine was bought for me by my mate Larry , who was in a band in the 6ts and got to support bands like the Kinks, Spencer Davis Group and the Stones. . 8)

He is still embarrassed about having a conversation with Charlie Watts backstage because he kept calling Charlie , Mr Watts  ;D
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on October 20, 2015, 05:59:15 PM
I didn't want to open a new thread just for this, so I'll post it here. I'm sure some of the man's fans will be interested to know BGO records are reissuing the 1969 Georgie Fame album "... does his thing with strings"; admittedly not his peak (far from it), but it's got some redeeming moments nonetheless. Specially if, as it happens to be the case here, is coupled with the "Knock on wood" EP and a comp with all his CBS 45s.

It's truth some CD comps cover similar ground, but there are still some fine songs that haven't seen reissue ever. Till someone reissues at last the Blue Flames' great albums of the mid-60 these odds and ends will have to do the trick.

Talk about prescience! I know it's somewhat odd to quote oneself, but I've just learned (through the MC Newsletter, thanx for the heads up, Dave) that a new Georgie Fame boxset (under the great title The whole world's shakin') is due in the next months and it compiles AT LAST the mythic albums that never saw reissue, that is, the Flamingo (well, TBH this was reissued in Japan), Fame at last, Sound venture and Sweet things, PLUS a lot of demos, rarities, etc... It seems the definitive statement on the modernist hero (in vinyl and cd). Amazon will be selling it, tho' at the moment it isn't even in pre-sale, but they give an october date. Not a price tag on it, either, but I'm fearing it won't be cheap, so begin saving, gents. A promising fall, it seems, with the Small Faces Decca boxset on the way.

An update about what'll be THE mod reissue of 2015 (and no, I'm not forgetting the Small Faces Decca box-set): Amazon is taking already pre-orders for this at 44+ pounds (date of release: 15 october). BUT I'm getting mine directly from Universal webstore, for two reasons: the price is significantly lower, 29 pounds, AND the first 100 copies sold will add this gorgeous free A3 poster (that was confirmed in my pre-order, so they're still in existence) :

(http://i.imgur.com/K7QmC9Wl.jpg)

What's more, the first 25 copies sold will be signed by mr. Fame himself (I don't think I'll get that lucky). Same applies to the vinyl edition, except the price increases (63 €=44 pounds).

The waiting begins!

Ha , Ha , nice one . .


The million pound question is ; what is in the parcel next to Georgie ?

Have you got a link to the webstore Greenstreet?

Anyone got theirs yet?  Ordered mine direct  from the webstore link but the order is showing as pending but there are customer reviews on Amazon.
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Post by: ThePersuasion on October 20, 2015, 08:48:46 PM
Yes arrived this week
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: detroitmike on October 21, 2015, 01:38:42 AM
Second Wind by Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, I found it in a crate of records that was left in a house when the new owners moved in...actually pretty good early 70's jazz fusion/R&B LP...
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: lammyrider on October 21, 2015, 07:00:06 AM
My georgie fame vinyl box set turned up day after release from the universal store  ;) with two posters  :o
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on October 21, 2015, 09:20:01 AM
I didn't want to open a new thread just for this, so I'll post it here. I'm sure some of the man's fans will be interested to know BGO records are reissuing the 1969 Georgie Fame album "... does his thing with strings"; admittedly not his peak (far from it), but it's got some redeeming moments nonetheless. Specially if, as it happens to be the case here, is coupled with the "Knock on wood" EP and a comp with all his CBS 45s.

It's truth some CD comps cover similar ground, but there are still some fine songs that haven't seen reissue ever. Till someone reissues at last the Blue Flames' great albums of the mid-60 these odds and ends will have to do the trick.

Talk about prescience! I know it's somewhat odd to quote oneself, but I've just learned (through the MC Newsletter, thanx for the heads up, Dave) that a new Georgie Fame boxset (under the great title The whole world's shakin') is due in the next months and it compiles AT LAST the mythic albums that never saw reissue, that is, the Flamingo (well, TBH this was reissued in Japan), Fame at last, Sound venture and Sweet things, PLUS a lot of demos, rarities, etc... It seems the definitive statement on the modernist hero (in vinyl and cd). Amazon will be selling it, tho' at the moment it isn't even in pre-sale, but they give an october date. Not a price tag on it, either, but I'm fearing it won't be cheap, so begin saving, gents. A promising fall, it seems, with the Small Faces Decca boxset on the way.

An update about what'll be THE mod reissue of 2015 (and no, I'm not forgetting the Small Faces Decca box-set): Amazon is taking already pre-orders for this at 44+ pounds (date of release: 15 october). BUT I'm getting mine directly from Universal webstore, for two reasons: the price is significantly lower, 29 pounds, AND the first 100 copies sold will add this gorgeous free A3 poster (that was confirmed in my pre-order, so they're still in existence) :

(http://i.imgur.com/K7QmC9Wl.jpg)

What's more, the first 25 copies sold will be signed by mr. Fame himself (I don't think I'll get that lucky). Same applies to the vinyl edition, except the price increases (63 €=44 pounds).

The waiting begins!

Ha , Ha , nice one . .


The million pound question is ; what is in the parcel next to Georgie ?

Have you got a link to the webstore Greenstreet?

Anyone got theirs yet?  Ordered mine direct  from the webstore link but the order is showing as pending but there are customer reviews on Amazon.

I saw them in Amazon too, Ady, so I e-mailed Universal and they've replied me they had a matter with the suppliers and the CD boxsets will be shipped in 2-10 days  >:(.

Lammy, I'm guessing the 2 posters are the one they offered as a gift (image above) with the first boxsets and another that is included in all the boxsets, a pic of GF with Mick Jagger, but correct me if I'm wrong.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on October 21, 2015, 05:14:58 PM
I've just sent them an email for an update on my order.  Thought it would have been common courtesy of them to let customers who have pre-ordered to know of a delay when they have a release date of 9th October and it's now the 21st and they still have not shipped.  Not impressed with that lack of service at all.

However, my Kontiki Suite CD has been shipped and they did email me to let me know why it had been delayed and they also offered a full refund if I wanted to cancel.  "Cancel?  Not on your nelly, my good man!" says I  :)  In this instance good things come to those who wait.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: lammyrider on October 21, 2015, 06:30:41 PM
Both posters the same, of GF outside the flamingo  :-\
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on October 22, 2015, 06:48:35 AM
Due to the disappearance of proper shops on the High St, we are all now reliant on the internet shopping and the vagaries it brings . Claudio and Adam are a couple of exceptions to the rule, that the service on line is generally poor and you deal with people that don't give a f**k. .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on October 22, 2015, 08:49:31 AM
Due to the disappearance of proper shops on the High St, we are all now reliant on the internet shopping and the vagaries it brings . Claudio and Adam are a couple of exceptions to the rule, that the service on line is generally poor and you deal with people that don't give a f**k. .

I guess the problem with the GF boxset is that Universal, as a lot of old mega-corporations, works with the only aim to maximize profits, even if that implies not building a good customer service department (with the wages involved, are you surprised they don't give a f**k?) and not caring for the internet business as long as they can sell digital downloads.

Look at Amazon instead: they haven't got that problem, they know 90% of the online purchase experience depends on solving the deal fast and free of hassle for the consumer, so they make it easy with a well designed store and a hats-off logistical operation. It's telling that they were shipping the boxsets before Universal.

Lammy, given Universal incompetence + your 2 posters affair, I'm pretty worried for my own poster!  ???
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on October 22, 2015, 04:08:54 PM
Due to the disappearance of proper shops on the High St, we are all now reliant on the internet shopping and the vagaries it brings . Claudio and Adam are a couple of exceptions to the rule, that the service on line is generally poor and you deal with people that don't give a f**k. .

I guess the problem with the GF boxset is that Universal, as a lot of old mega-corporations, works with the only aim to maximize profits, even if that implies not building a good customer service department (with the wages involved, are you surprised they don't give a f**k?) and not caring for the internet business as long as they can sell digital downloads.

Look at Amazon instead: they haven't got that problem, they know 90% of the online purchase experience depends on solving the deal fast and free of hassle for the consumer, so they make it easy with a well designed store and a hats-off logistical operation. It's telling that they were shipping the boxsets before Universal.

Lammy, given Universal incompetence + your 2 posters affair, I'm pretty worried for my own poster!  ???

Universal replied to my email: "The order is currently waiting for stock to arrive, it is hoped that this will be with us in the next 7-10 days however this is not guaranteed", and I get another email with a 20% discount voucher as a "gesture of goodwill".  Don't think I'll bother buying from them again; it was only because it was cheaper than Amazon that I bought it from there.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on October 22, 2015, 04:16:43 PM
Kontiki Suite - The Greatest Show On Earth.  I know I'm preaching to the choir but 'tis a beautiful album:  gorgeous melodies with fabulous full sounding multi layered production.  It's baffling how they aren't much better known and more plaudits aren't heaped on them.  The packaging is grand as well: very early 70s prog!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 22, 2015, 07:25:10 PM
Kontiki Suite - The Greatest Show On Earth.  I know I'm preaching to the choir but 'tis a beautiful album:  gorgeous melodies with fabulous full sounding multi layered production.  It's baffling how they aren't much better known and more plaudits aren't heaped on them.  The packaging is grand as well: very early 70s prog!

Worth the wait, Ady, eh?
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on October 22, 2015, 07:26:42 PM
Personally , I find them a bit samey , not bad but samey. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11qP0sWQ--g
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on October 23, 2015, 08:20:41 AM
Due to the disappearance of proper shops on the High St, we are all now reliant on the internet shopping and the vagaries it brings . Claudio and Adam are a couple of exceptions to the rule, that the service on line is generally poor and you deal with people that don't give a f**k. .

I guess the problem with the GF boxset is that Universal, as a lot of old mega-corporations, works with the only aim to maximize profits, even if that implies not building a good customer service department (with the wages involved, are you surprised they don't give a f**k?) and not caring for the internet business as long as they can sell digital downloads.

Look at Amazon instead: they haven't got that problem, they know 90% of the online purchase experience depends on solving the deal fast and free of hassle for the consumer, so they make it easy with a well designed store and a hats-off logistical operation. It's telling that they were shipping the boxsets before Universal.

Lammy, given Universal incompetence + your 2 posters affair, I'm pretty worried for my own poster!  ???

Universal replied to my email: "The order is currently waiting for stock to arrive, it is hoped that this will be with us in the next 7-10 days however this is not guaranteed", and I get another email with a 20% discount voucher as a "gesture of goodwill".  Don't think I'll bother buying from them again; it was only because it was cheaper than Amazon that I bought it from there.

I received the voucher too and I thought the same as you, but then I recalled they're selling the Small Faces Decca boxset, a purchase I had in mind for Xmas. Mmmm.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Monkey on October 23, 2015, 02:45:48 PM
Had the same thing with the non-appearance of the Georgie Fame box. Generally like to go straight to the source but won't use Universal again. Got friends in the US who have already got theirs whilst I'm down the road...

Still, the Kontiki Suite CD arrived today so not all lost. Criminal only about fifty people in the world seem to give a toss. Fave tracks at the mo: My Own Little World, Free From Sound, Pages Of My Mind, Under The Rug. All beauties.

Elsewhere, bought a cheapo Freddy King 2-CD thingy featuring two 1961 LPs and some bonus tracks. Three quid from Fopp if you're passing. And been revisiting some of the more recent Bob Dylan LPs like Together Through Life. The new Graham Bond boxset has been delayed. What's the matter with these people?
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on October 23, 2015, 06:02:37 PM
£3 is great value for a double CD, Monk. Disappointingly, Fopp appear to have no online presence, and they're not over here. The swine, discriminating against the discerning music fan from Ireland!  ;)
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Post by: Soulstar on October 24, 2015, 12:24:34 PM
I'm dug into the new Kontiki Suite album too. Loving it - as I did Sunset Lake - and it's odd that the shimmering jangly guitars that tend to be associated with Stateside summers - have again marked the beginning of winter in the UK.
Cheers again Monkey for nod and for banging the drum.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on October 27, 2015, 11:33:37 AM
On a recommendation of fellow forumee Mutley, I've been listening to Saun & Starr, two ex-backing vocalists of Sharon Jones. There's a definite early 70s vibe to them and I'm really more of a gritty southern soul/r&b fan, but the ladies have got a nice set of pipes, for sure, and with the Dap-Kings behind you can't do wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgjF3QVGfz4
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on October 27, 2015, 05:17:48 PM
On a recommendation of fellow forumee Mutley, I've been listening to Saun & Starr, two ex-backing vocalists of Sharon Jones. There's a definite early 70s vibe to them and I'm really more of a gritty southern soul/r&b fan, but the ladies have got a nice set of pipes, for sure, and with the Dap-Kings behind you can't do wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgjF3QVGfz4
Quite like them; there's a couple of their tunes (Dirty Money & Look Closer) on the Daptone Gold Vol 2 which I've been listening to earlier today. 
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on October 27, 2015, 09:10:34 PM
On a recommendation of fellow forumee Mutley, I've been listening to Saun & Starr, two ex-backing vocalists of Sharon Jones. There's a definite early 70s vibe to them and I'm really more of a gritty southern soul/r&b fan, but the ladies have got a nice set of pipes, for sure, and with the Dap-Kings behind you can't do wrong.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgjF3QVGfz4

Quite pleasant , Sydney. They actually remind me of The Weather Girls . .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on October 31, 2015, 02:29:33 PM
The Georgie Fame boxset has just arrived.  Fame at last! (see what I did there?! ;))  Beautifully packaged:  the discs' sleeve are faithful facsimiles of the originals; the postcards are printed on very good quality card; there's a (folded) poster of Georgie with Mick Jagger and the hardback book is visually excellent (not read it yet!) but most of all its the music.  No doubt a lot of folk on here are familiar with much of the material but it's nice to have it all neatly packaged together.

Also arrived this week is the Soho Scene '63 vinyl album on R n B Records so lots to listen to!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on October 31, 2015, 07:22:48 PM
It's on its way to me too (disadvantages from being in Spain  :(), I hope I receive it next week. Fame at last indeed!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 01, 2015, 11:48:53 AM
Many Moons, solo album from Real Estate's Martin Courtney. I'm not sure if autumnal folk pop is an actual genre but, listening to this whilst the sun shines on all the colours outside my window, that's what it feels like to me. Well worth a listen

https://play.spotify.com/album/352442roRXn6sQxBZULd71 (https://play.spotify.com/album/352442roRXn6sQxBZULd71)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on November 02, 2015, 04:26:28 PM
Many Moons, solo album from Real Estate's Martin Courtney. I'm not sure if autumnal folk pop is an actual genre but, listening to this whilst the sun shines on all the colours outside my window, that's what it feels like to me. Well worth a listen

https://play.spotify.com/album/352442roRXn6sQxBZULd71 (https://play.spotify.com/album/352442roRXn6sQxBZULd71)

Gorgeous, doc. And to me the tag "autumnal folk pop" describes the sound accurately; well, maybe more psych pop than folk actually, but those who like jingle-jangle guitars and ethereal harmonies won't be dissapointed.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 03, 2015, 09:02:03 AM
Many Moons, solo album from Real Estate's Martin Courtney. I'm not sure if autumnal folk pop is an actual genre but, listening to this whilst the sun shines on all the colours outside my window, that's what it feels like to me. Well worth a listen

https://play.spotify.com/album/352442roRXn6sQxBZULd71 (https://play.spotify.com/album/352442roRXn6sQxBZULd71)

Gorgeous, doc. And to me the tag "autumnal folk pop" describes the sound accurately; well, maybe more psych pop than folk actually, but those who like jingle-jangle guitars and ethereal harmonies won't be dissapointed.

Glad you enjoyed it, Sidney. Pysch pop is probably a more accurate description but, whatever we call it, it's jingle-jangle loveliness!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: detroitmike on November 03, 2015, 12:09:18 PM
Many Moons, solo album from Real Estate's Martin Courtney. I'm not sure if autumnal folk pop is an actual genre but, listening to this whilst the sun shines on all the colours outside my window, that's what it feels like to me. Well worth a listen

https://play.spotify.com/album/352442roRXn6sQxBZULd71 (https://play.spotify.com/album/352442roRXn6sQxBZULd71)

Listening to this right now, good call Dr.G, perfect soundtrack for the weather here right now 8)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on November 03, 2015, 12:15:03 PM
Many Moons, solo album from Real Estate's Martin Courtney. I'm not sure if autumnal folk pop is an actual genre but, listening to this whilst the sun shines on all the colours outside my window, that's what it feels like to me. Well worth a listen

https://play.spotify.com/album/352442roRXn6sQxBZULd71 (https://play.spotify.com/album/352442roRXn6sQxBZULd71)

Listening to this right now, good call Dr.G, perfect soundtrack for the weather here right now 8)

Nice one, Mike, enjoy!!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: detroitmike on November 03, 2015, 01:13:03 PM
Also, not Mod but file under the Acid Jazz section: the new St Germain

https://play.spotify.com/album/5ckt4gstaOg1VlCqyLtrLT (https://play.spotify.com/album/5ckt4gstaOg1VlCqyLtrLT)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on November 06, 2015, 03:15:21 PM
The Georgie Fame boxset has just arrived.  Fame at last! (see what I did there?! ;))  Beautifully packaged:  the discs' sleeve are faithful facsimiles of the originals; the postcards are printed on very good quality card; there's a (folded) poster of Georgie with Mick Jagger and the hardback book is visually excellent (not read it yet!) but most of all its the music.  No doubt a lot of folk on here are familiar with much of the material but it's nice to have it all neatly packaged together.

Also arrived this week is the Soho Scene '63 vinyl album on R n B Records so lots to listen to!

Mine arrived today!  :D. Ady has summed up the contents pretty well, so I'll add just 2 details: the package includes the "outside of the Flamingo" poster (the moment she has laid eyes on it, my wife has suggested putting it in a frame to hang on the wall, and who am I to contradict her?  ;) )  and the weird GF&Mick Jagger poster (is that a BD suede trucker jacket GF's wearing? Wow, the man is cool...). Second detail: the package's made in the Czcech Republic  :o.

Well, it's Georgie Fame weekend down here!
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Post by: Rocketman on November 12, 2015, 01:07:36 PM
The rationals  (self titled album). -    Feat....  temptation bout to get me.   (track 3 - here)
http://youtu.be/jisrUUzQOK4
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Post by: Monkey on November 12, 2015, 09:25:01 PM
Finally got the Georgie Fame box. Agree with all the previous comments. Fantastic set. Top quality. Even the book is a hardback and contains proper in depth text. Only had the Flamingo disc on so far (four times since last night) but highly recommended.

Also got the latest Bob Dylan Bootleg Series (3 x LPs) on the go and today got message the Graham Bond BBC box is due to arrival tomorrow. Boxset City round here at the mo. 
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Post by: greenstreet on November 13, 2015, 11:12:18 AM
Please Monkey post a review of the Graham Bond boxset when you have a moment. I own the wonderful Repertoire boxset and I'm not sure if the new one is worth the investment.
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Post by: leeboy on November 13, 2015, 12:29:54 PM
http://www.okayfm.co.uk/listen2.html

My default background music for working at home which is all the time now. Everything on vinyl, no adds or chatter, news or anything like that. Bloody marvelous!
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Post by: Monkey on November 14, 2015, 08:23:05 AM
Please Monkey post a review of the Graham Bond boxset when you have a moment. I own the wonderful Repertoire boxset and I'm not sure if the new one is worth the investment.

Okay, leave it with me. Initial reaction - from the packaging alone - isn't a good one. Nothing like the quality of the previous set. Both done by Repertoire.
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Post by: Rocketman on November 21, 2015, 10:48:36 PM
Fantastic tunes with a great story/photo booklet.
(http://i68.tinypic.com/xbx1fm.jpg)
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Post by: greenstreet on November 22, 2015, 10:40:23 AM
A great comp for sure! I got some months ago the reissue of their late 60s LP too, but progressive psychedelia didn't suit them so well as blue eyed soul & garage.
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Post by: banjo on November 23, 2015, 08:35:05 PM
Had The Prisoners CD on in my (very clean) car for the last few days.
I had almost forgotten how good they were. Well ahead of their time in some respects.
I recall some of their gigs as being some of the best live music I've ever attended,
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Post by: lammyrider on November 23, 2015, 09:53:21 PM
 ;D awesome band
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Post by: Rocketman on December 03, 2015, 09:28:47 PM
Memories are made of this.....
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stand-Action-Barry-Gray/dp/B0024IVZNC/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1449177963&sr=1-3&keywords=barry+gray+orchestra
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Post by: stevessexmod on December 04, 2015, 12:15:02 PM
Debut AA Vinyl Single due for release soon, The Beatniks-Ball and Chain watch the video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_-GRK6i_wg
For info check out www.thebeatniks.co.uk
 
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on December 11, 2015, 12:42:58 PM
I didn't want to open a new thread just for this, so I'll post it here. I'm sure some of the man's fans will be interested to know BGO records are reissuing the 1969 Georgie Fame album "... does his thing with strings"; admittedly not his peak (far from it), but it's got some redeeming moments nonetheless. Specially if, as it happens to be the case here, is coupled with the "Knock on wood" EP and a comp with all his CBS 45s.

It's truth some CD comps cover similar ground, but there are still some fine songs that haven't seen reissue ever. Till someone reissues at last the Blue Flames' great albums of the mid-60 these odds and ends will have to do the trick.

Talk about prescience! I know it's somewhat odd to quote oneself, but I've just learned (through the MC Newsletter, thanx for the heads up, Dave) that a new Georgie Fame boxset (under the great title The whole world's shakin') is due in the next months and it compiles AT LAST the mythic albums that never saw reissue, that is, the Flamingo (well, TBH this was reissued in Japan), Fame at last, Sound venture and Sweet things, PLUS a lot of demos, rarities, etc... It seems the definitive statement on the modernist hero (in vinyl and cd). Amazon will be selling it, tho' at the moment it isn't even in pre-sale, but they give an october date. Not a price tag on it, either, but I'm fearing it won't be cheap, so begin saving, gents. A promising fall, it seems, with the Small Faces Decca boxset on the way.

Has someone here noticed that the price of the cd boxset (I haven't checked the vinyl one) has sky-rocketed, specially in Amazon? Amazon Spain is offering the boxset at 130 € and it's 108 (!) pounds at Amazon uk at the mo; even the Universal store charges 12 € more.
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Post by: Mutley on December 20, 2015, 11:01:39 PM
Spent a lot of the weekend dipping in and out of Psych Ward by The Urges. A Dublin based psych / garage group.

Worth a listen if you've not heard them before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi4cKw11Fa8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi4cKw11Fa8)

And more recently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17sfYkwSAlw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17sfYkwSAlw)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on December 21, 2015, 09:33:33 AM
Spent a lot of the weekend dipping in and out of Psych Ward by The Urges. A Dublin based psych / garage group.

Worth a listen if you've not heard them before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi4cKw11Fa8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi4cKw11Fa8)

And more recently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17sfYkwSAlw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17sfYkwSAlw)

A cracking band, Mutley, and Psych Ward is a great album. I'm hoping there'll be a new album next year and maybe some live dates
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Post by: Mutley on December 21, 2015, 12:35:43 PM
Spent a lot of the weekend dipping in and out of Psych Ward by The Urges. A Dublin based psych / garage group.

Worth a listen if you've not heard them before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi4cKw11Fa8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi4cKw11Fa8)

And more recently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17sfYkwSAlw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17sfYkwSAlw)

A cracking band, Mutley, and Psych Ward is a great album. I'm hoping there'll be a new album next year and maybe some live dates

Hey Doc, just listened to the full Party 7 show - quality. I was laughing at your last choice - Across 110th Street, it's been following me around the last few days. I was at my barbers the other night and ended up watching Jackie Brown while getting a clip.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on December 21, 2015, 08:54:12 PM
Spent a lot of the weekend dipping in and out of Psych Ward by The Urges. A Dublin based psych / garage group.

Worth a listen if you've not heard them before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi4cKw11Fa8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi4cKw11Fa8)

And more recently:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17sfYkwSAlw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17sfYkwSAlw)

A cracking band, Mutley, and Psych Ward is a great album. I'm hoping there'll be a new album next year and maybe some live dates

Hey Doc, just listened to the full Party 7 show - quality. I was laughing at your last choice - Across 110th Street, it's been following me around the last few days. I was at my barbers the other night and ended up watching Jackie Brown while getting a clip.

Thanks, Mutley, and good to see you in there last night. You should come in more often, the Fusion regulars know their music and the tunes are always great! Ha, I bet you thought you were getting haunted by Bobby!!  ;D
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Post by: greenstreet on December 30, 2015, 09:31:38 AM
I didn't want to open a new thread just for this, so I'll post it here. I'm sure some of the man's fans will be interested to know BGO records are reissuing the 1969 Georgie Fame album "... does his thing with strings"; admittedly not his peak (far from it), but it's got some redeeming moments nonetheless. Specially if, as it happens to be the case here, is coupled with the "Knock on wood" EP and a comp with all his CBS 45s.

It's truth some CD comps cover similar ground, but there are still some fine songs that haven't seen reissue ever. Till someone reissues at last the Blue Flames' great albums of the mid-60 these odds and ends will have to do the trick.

Talk about prescience! I know it's somewhat odd to quote oneself, but I've just learned (through the MC Newsletter, thanx for the heads up, Dave) that a new Georgie Fame boxset (under the great title The whole world's shakin') is due in the next months and it compiles AT LAST the mythic albums that never saw reissue, that is, the Flamingo (well, TBH this was reissued in Japan), Fame at last, Sound venture and Sweet things, PLUS a lot of demos, rarities, etc... It seems the definitive statement on the modernist hero (in vinyl and cd). Amazon will be selling it, tho' at the moment it isn't even in pre-sale, but they give an october date. Not a price tag on it, either, but I'm fearing it won't be cheap, so begin saving, gents. A promising fall, it seems, with the Small Faces Decca boxset on the way.

Has someone here noticed that the price of the cd boxset (I haven't checked the vinyl one) has sky-rocketed, specially in Amazon? Amazon Spain is offering the boxset at 130 € and it's 108 (!) pounds at Amazon uk at the mo; even the Universal store charges 12 € more.

The price dance goes on. For those here who still haven't got the boxset, now it's the time to correct that mistake, as Amazon has returned to the original price tag of around 40 pounds, casually after Christmas. Ho ho ho ho! Let the cash register sing!!!
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Post by: charliebravo69 on December 30, 2015, 06:24:21 PM

The price dance goes on. For those here who still haven't got the boxset, now it's the time to correct that mistake, as Amazon has returned to the original price tag of around 40 pounds, casually after Christmas. Ho ho ho ho! Let the cash register sing!!!

Just had my copy delivered today, had it on my wish list on amazon since before it came out and just happened to check my list one day back in mid November, it was out of stock but was priced at £18.00 or thereabouts - needless to say at that price I didn't mind waiting 6 weeks for delivery.
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Post by: greenstreet on December 31, 2015, 10:51:15 AM
A steal, mate. Enjoy it  :)
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Post by: greenstreet on January 07, 2016, 06:09:11 PM
Headless heroes of the apocalypse, by Eugene (aka Gene) McDaniels, one of the true great albums of the 70s. A shame the career of this talented songwriter was curtailed by an overparanoid US government.
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Post by: detroitmike on January 13, 2016, 02:03:24 PM
Gloria Ann Taylor "Love is a Hurtin' Thing". Never heard of her prior to this LP reissue of her singles.

https://play.spotify.com/artist/1xpBuU9oUPQIYw2bP0XOu8 (https://play.spotify.com/artist/1xpBuU9oUPQIYw2bP0XOu8)
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Post by: greenstreet on January 13, 2016, 04:06:14 PM
The Ohio Untouchables, the group that compilers forgot! And I can't see why, because they're the perfect blend of bluesy guitar and soulful vocals. C'mon, someone put out a good comp of these guys.
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Post by: Ady C on January 15, 2016, 05:56:34 PM
Last couple of weeks it's been compilation CDs that I received as Xmas gifts:
That Cat Was Clean - had the Gino Parks and Tito Puente tracks on repeat on the way to and from work today, love 'em.
My Mind Goes High - a 'nuggets' type collection which has The Monkees' Porpoise Song on it which is that great tune used as the beginning of their Head film
Melenudos - a great Spanish compilation on the Gorilla label.  The music is very much like the latish 60s blue-eyed pop-soul from these isles and if you like that sort of thing then you'd really like this.  Favourite tune on there is Los Archiduques' Lamento De Gaites: bagpipe freakbeat!  If that's not a genre then it should be!
https://youtu.be/gIp35N7Mri0 (https://youtu.be/gIp35N7Mri0)
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Post by: greenstreet on January 15, 2016, 07:07:49 PM
Sure they were from Galicia, a strong celtic tradition there, bagpipes included! Oh, and that Gino's track is truly terrific.
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 15, 2016, 07:47:18 PM
Also, currently working through some stuff I got at Christmas. .

Timebox Beggin ,a compilation album, Studio One Ska another compilation which seems to be lesser known tracks of well known acts like, Roland Alphonso, the Ethiopians and the Skatalites. 
Mod Anthems is a 3 cd box set compilation of Ska, Soul and RnB - I already had a good few of the tracks on it but it is still very good . .
Then there is the original Soundtrack from Cul-de-Sac by Roman Polanski , tho' the music is jazz by Krzystof Komeda obviously one of Polanski's Polish contemporaries . The music could be described as a bit morbid in places. .certainly an acquired taste perhaps. .
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Post by: Ady C on January 20, 2016, 06:08:51 PM
True, I've not listened to it yet (only the snippets in the attached link) but pre-ordered the new James Hunter Six album on Daptone Records
http://shop.daptonerecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/hold-on (http://shop.daptonerecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/hold-on)

I have, though, been listening to the Trojan Mod Reggae box set, an excellent collection compiled by forumee Dave Edwards, which always puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 20, 2016, 07:55:40 PM
True, I've not listened to it yet (only the snippets in the attached link) but pre-ordered the new James Hunter Six album on Daptone Records
http://shop.daptonerecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/hold-on (http://shop.daptonerecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/hold-on)

I have, though, been listening to the Trojan Mod Reggae box set, an excellent collection compiled by forumee Dave Edwards, which always puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step.

Was listening this last week, Ady, definitely feel good music!  8)
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 20, 2016, 08:32:03 PM
True, I've not listened to it yet (only the snippets in the attached link) but pre-ordered the new James Hunter Six album on Daptone Records
http://shop.daptonerecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/hold-on (http://shop.daptonerecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/hold-on)

I have, though, been listening to the Trojan Mod Reggae box set, an excellent collection compiled by forumee Dave Edwards, which always puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step.

Was listening this last week, Ady, definitely feel good music!  8)

Vol 2 is worth a listen as well . Not as good as Vol1 but still worth a listen and there is a Dr Kitch follow up on it too , I know it is really a calypso track but I always find Dr kitch , er entertaining . .
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Post by: Ady C on January 20, 2016, 08:40:04 PM
True, I've not listened to it yet (only the snippets in the attached link) but pre-ordered the new James Hunter Six album on Daptone Records
http://shop.daptonerecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/hold-on (http://shop.daptonerecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/hold-on)

I have, though, been listening to the Trojan Mod Reggae box set, an excellent collection compiled by forumee Dave Edwards, which always puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step.

Was listening this last week, Ady, definitely feel good music!  8)

Vol 2 is worth a listen as well . Not as good as Vol1 but still worth a listen and there is a Dr Kitch follow up on it too , I know it is really a calypso track but I always find Dr kitch , er entertaining . .

"Entertaining" is one adjective that could be used to describe his output!  ;)
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 20, 2016, 11:02:12 PM
True, I've not listened to it yet (only the snippets in the attached link) but pre-ordered the new James Hunter Six album on Daptone Records
http://shop.daptonerecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/hold-on (http://shop.daptonerecords.com/collections/frontpage/products/hold-on)

I have, though, been listening to the Trojan Mod Reggae box set, an excellent collection compiled by forumee Dave Edwards, which always puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step.

Was listening this last week, Ady, definitely feel good music!  8)

Vol 2 is worth a listen as well . Not as good as Vol1 but still worth a listen and there is a Dr Kitch follow up on it too , I know it is really a calypso track but I always find Dr kitch , er entertaining . .

"Entertaining" is one adjective that could be used to describe his output!  ;)

Indeed, I was trying to be polite - it is a family forum(is it?) , after all. .
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Post by: greenstreet on January 21, 2016, 12:00:39 PM
Mr Georgie Fame does a faithful cover of that, erm, "entertaining" dr kitch tune, not the most PC of lyrics. It's in the GF boxset. I concur the two volumes of the Trojan Mod Reggae box set are top stuff. And Simon, K Komeda is highly regarded in jazz circles, his soundtrack for The knife in the water (another R. Polanski film) is very good indeed.
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Post by: Ady C on January 21, 2016, 05:25:32 PM
Being catching up with both Monkey's and Dr Gonzo's shows on Fusion. 
Dear Doctor Gonzo,
I have an earworm.  Today, of all the tunes you played, I have had The Beat's Too Nice To Talk To rattling around my head. Brilliant record!

When I got in today the Jazz Noir boxset was on the floor mat. Can't go wrong at £6; looks like it's mostly music from 50s and 60s films.  There's a lovely femme fatale on the cover as well so all is good!
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 21, 2016, 08:45:07 PM
Being catching up with both Monkey's and Dr Gonzo's shows on Fusion. 
Dear Doctor Gonzo,
I have an earworm.  Today, of all the tunes you played, I have had The Beat's Too Nice To Talk To rattling around my head. Brilliant record!

When I got in today the Jazz Noir boxset was on the floor mat. Can't go wrong at £6; looks like it's mostly music from 50s and 60s films.  There's a lovely femme fatale on the cover as well so all is good!

Nice one, Ady, thanks for listening! As I said, The Beat were my favourite of the revival ska bands, and that track is infectiously good. Sounds as fresh today as it did 34(?) years ago

Spookily, I just pulled the trigger on that boxset today. It was a toss up between that and 'Groovy Jazz Organ', the dangerously alluring lady on the cover swung it!!  ;)
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Post by: dazlcfc on January 22, 2016, 12:42:55 PM
Don't people get bored listening to old music all the time?, I love trying to find new music to listen to.  Just got tonnes of new music through the post. Or do people just post mod related music on here?
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Post by: Fentonwho on January 22, 2016, 01:31:07 PM
I Believe In Miracles soundtrack , one of the most enjoyable films I've seen in ages too (Come on you Tricky Trees !)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 22, 2016, 02:31:30 PM
Don't people get bored listening to old music all the time?, I love trying to find new music to listen to.  Just got tonnes of new music through the post. Or do people just post mod related music on here?

Far from it, Daz; scroll back through previous pages and you'll find lots of non-mod stuff being championed. Mod is what anchors us all, but we drift in a variety of musical directions!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on January 22, 2016, 02:42:22 PM
Don't people get bored listening to old music all the time?, I love trying to find new music to listen to.  Just got tonnes of new music through the post. Or do people just post mod related music on here?

Far from it, Daz; scroll back through previous pages and you'll find lots of non-mod stuff being championed. Mod is what anchors us all, but we drift in a variety of musical directions!

Very eloquent Doc ,
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 22, 2016, 03:09:28 PM
Don't people get bored listening to old music all the time?, I love trying to find new music to listen to.  Just got tonnes of new music through the post. Or do people just post mod related music on here?

Far from it, Daz; scroll back through previous pages and you'll find lots of non-mod stuff being championed. Mod is what anchors us all, but we drift in a variety of musical directions!

Very eloquent Doc ,

I thank you!! *bows elaborately*  ;)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on January 22, 2016, 04:35:02 PM
Don't people get bored listening to old music all the time?, I love trying to find new music to listen to.  Just got tonnes of new music through the post. Or do people just post mod related music on here?

Far from it, Daz; scroll back through previous pages and you'll find lots of non-mod stuff being championed. Mod is what anchors us all, but we drift in a variety of musical directions!

Well put doc. I think it's downright dumb denying oneself the pleasure of listening to music just because it doesn't adhere to a chosen style, be it mod or whatever. Truth is I still consider 60s popular music to be the best ever created, but I've enjoyed many sounds that have little to do with the 60s.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 22, 2016, 05:20:43 PM
Don't people get bored listening to old music all the time?, I love trying to find new music to listen to.  Just got tonnes of new music through the post. Or do people just post mod related music on here?

Far from it, Daz; scroll back through previous pages and you'll find lots of non-mod stuff being championed. Mod is what anchors us all, but we drift in a variety of musical directions!

Well put doc. I think it's downright dumb denying oneself the pleasure of listening to music just because it doesn't adhere to a chosen style, be it mod or whatever. Truth is I still consider 60s popular music to be the best ever created, but I've enjoyed many sounds that have little to do with the 60s.

Spot on, Sidney!!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: dazlcfc on January 22, 2016, 09:32:19 PM
Don't people get bored listening to old music all the time?, I love trying to find new music to listen to.  Just got tonnes of new music through the post. Or do people just post mod related music on here?

Far from it, Daz; scroll back through previous pages and you'll find lots of non-mod stuff being championed. Mod is what anchors us all, but we drift in a variety of musical directions!

Fair enough, its just I find the constant looking back to 60's music a bit boring....and a little depressing.  Maybe mod foums arent the best place to get a realistic view of what mods listen too, as they I guess they are more likely to post about mod related music.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Woody 64 on January 22, 2016, 11:53:40 PM
Daz,

Recent purchases include Gaz Coombs Matador,Saun and Starr Look Closer and my guilty pleasure ELO...there I've said it...as he straddles his Vespa clad in Fred and Clarks..not  :- :P
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on January 23, 2016, 08:33:41 AM
Daz,

Recent purchases include Gaz Coombs Matador,Saun and Starr Look Closer and my guilty pleasure ELO...there I've said it...as he straddles his Vespa clad in Fred and Clarks..not  :- :P

You cannot whack a bit of ELO; there, I've said it!

One of my pals recommended an Ethiopian jazz musician called Mulatu Astatke so I've bought his Inspiration Information 3 album; only listened to it the once but love what I'm hearing. 
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on January 23, 2016, 10:23:24 AM
Daz,

Recent purchases include Gaz Coombs Matador,Saun and Starr Look Closer and my guilty pleasure ELO...there I've said it...as he straddles his Vespa clad in Fred and Clarks..not  :- :P

Nice eclectic choice Woodster. .

 My recent purchases include Beck Morning Phase and Mellow Gold . . my guilty pleasure is in the form Aztec Camera special edition High Land High Rain. .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 23, 2016, 12:08:32 PM
That Beck album is magnificent, Simon, and definitely not mod!! Forgive me if I'm teaching you to suck eggs, but listen to it alongside Sea Changes from 2002, the two are companion pieces. To my ear, anyway
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on January 23, 2016, 01:09:12 PM
That Beck album is magnificent, Simon, and definitely not mod!! Forgive me if I'm teaching you to suck eggs, but listen to it alongside Sea Changes from 2002, the two are companion pieces. To my ear, anyway

 You are referring to Morning Phase , yes. .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on January 23, 2016, 01:27:58 PM
That Beck album is magnificent, Simon, and definitely not mod!! Forgive me if I'm teaching you to suck eggs, but listen to it alongside Sea Changes from 2002, the two are companion pieces. To my ear, anyway

 You are referring to Morning Phase , yes. .

I am indeed, my favourite album of 2014
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on January 23, 2016, 01:38:15 PM
That Beck album is magnificent, Simon, and definitely not mod!! Forgive me if I'm teaching you to suck eggs, but listen to it alongside Sea Changes from 2002, the two are companion pieces. To my ear, anyway

 You are referring to Morning Phase , yes. .



I am indeed, my favourite album of 2014

Indeed. .

            . .I'm not that impressed with Mellow Gold, he relies too much on sweary words for lyrics like the way Connolly relies on them for laughs. .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Rocketman on January 23, 2016, 08:52:08 PM
:P

Nice eclectic choice Woodster. .

 My recent purchases include Beck Morning Phase and Mellow Gold . . my guilty pleasure is in the form Aztec Camera special edition High Land High Rain. .

Roddy frame genius most those songs written at 16 (is that the 2xdisc version) , release is my personnel fave track also featured is set the killing free (great punk b side). Beck is also high on my play list been listening to 'Debra' earlier today as somebody pointed out that he stole the lick from David Bowie's  (Young American track) win. I have read somewhere that he claims to have a seventeen octave voice range ? Whatever this means.

http://whiskeyclone.net/ghost/songinfo.php?songID=69
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 24, 2016, 10:28:39 AM
:P

Nice eclectic choice Woodster. .

 My recent purchases include Beck Morning Phase and Mellow Gold . . my guilty pleasure is in the form Aztec Camera special edition High Land High Rain. .

Roddy frame genius most those songs written at 16 (is that the 2xdisc version) , release is my personnel fave track also featured is set the killing free (great punk b side). Beck is also high on my play list been listening to 'Debra' earlier today as somebody pointed out that he stole the lick from David Bowie's  (Young American track) win. I have read somewhere that he claims to have a seventeen octave voice range ? Whatever this means.

http://whiskeyclone.net/ghost/songinfo.php?songID=69

Yes the two disc version . He was certainly playing those songs when he was 16 but some of them would have been written before that. I have some of his more recent material too but to me , it isn't a patch on the early stuff . I'd still go and see him . He recently held a gig in an Abbey not far from where I live. .  ;D
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Post by: greenstreet on January 24, 2016, 11:24:47 AM
He's scottish if I'm not mistaken. A friend of mine liked a lot those scottish bands of the mid-80s. Not bad, but TBH they do nothing for me.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Monkey on January 24, 2016, 11:44:08 AM
Don't people get bored listening to old music all the time?, I love trying to find new music to listen to.  Just got tonnes of new music through the post. Or do people just post mod related music on here?

I'm sure it would be boring listening to the same music over and over again (not always of course). Think most of us try to find new music to listen to but the year it was made is irrelevant; although it's gonna surprise no one that people on here are gonna be drawn mostly to 60s recordings.

In the last week or so I've bought current releases from The See No Evils, Paul Orwell, Suede, Savages, Senior Service and Kamasi Washington; old stuff from Joe Jones, Brook Benton, Ramsey Lewis, Mar-Keys, etc. All of which was *new* to me.

Out of interest what current stuff would be recommend? Cheers.
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Post by: Rocketman on January 24, 2016, 03:27:31 PM
Don't people get bored listening to old music all the time?, I love trying to find new music to listen to.  Just got tonnes of new music through the post. Or do people just post mod related music on here?

I'm sure it would be boring listening to the same music over and over again (not always of course). Think most of us try to find new music to listen to but the year it was made is irrelevant; although it's gonna surprise no one that people on here are gonna be drawn mostly to 60s recordings.

In the last week or so I've bought current releases from The See No Evils, Paul Orwell, Suede, Savages, Senior Service and Kamasi Washington; old stuff from Joe Jones, Brook Benton, Ramsey Lewis, Mar-Keys, etc. All of which was *new* to me.

Out of interest what current stuff would be recommend? Cheers.
I quite like what I have heard so far (6music) from the new 'field music' album and also 'city and colour'.     
If u have spotify try meligrove band-planets conspire, delacota-one love, sunhouse-crazy on the weekend, you am I- number 4 record, teenage fanclub-grand prix, the charlatans-tellin stories, cotton mather-kontiki...etc (all personnel faves of mine)

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Post by: Stax on January 24, 2016, 05:32:43 PM
Delakota! What a great album they put out at the back end of the 90's. Then disappeared.
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 24, 2016, 06:44:40 PM
He's scottish if I'm not mistaken. A friend of mine liked a lot those scottish bands of the mid-80s. Not bad, but TBH they do nothing for me.

Yes, Roddy Frame comes from East Kilbride in Scotland. Jangly guitars are not everyone's cup of char but I thought you might have liked his song about Barcelona. .


I see auto correct doesn't work on the word "Scottish" , for you. .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on January 25, 2016, 11:49:19 AM
Sorry for that, MY FRIEND  ;) I don't use auto correct anyway
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on January 25, 2016, 01:02:36 PM
Sorry for that, MY FRIEND  ;) I don't use auto correct anyway

No problemo. You are probably quite right . . 8)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on January 25, 2016, 04:48:34 PM
I'm almost embarrassed on account of recent posts, but I'm listening to something that actually qualifies as mod music.  ;D

It's a Lynn Taitt + Gladstone Anderson album from 68, Glad sounds, that's been reissued by japanese label DubStore. In fact it's part of a reissue program of some Ken Khouri produced LPs  from the 50s and 60s for his jamaican label Federal.

Judging by the samples I've heard of the whole collection, Glad sounds has to be the best of the lot. In fact, I was mainly interested at first in some Ernest Ranglin records , but I find them uneven, patchy, with too many concessions to the day's commercial trends (tho' I would recommend Guitar in Earnest, the more jazz oriented of the bunch). If they were cheap I'd have indulged, but they've got nippon price tags.

What Glad sounds delivers is unpretentious, infectious, well played instrumental rocksteady, from the late rocksteady age, when it began to change gears and give way to reggae (hence the "reggae" references in the cover). Surprisingly for a ska/rocksteady record, the sound is very good, I bet they've had access to the Federal tapes. Recommended if you are into west indian music.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Monkey on January 27, 2016, 11:05:54 AM
Please Monkey post a review of the Graham Bond boxset when you have a moment. I own the wonderful Repertoire boxset and I'm not sure if the new one is worth the investment.

Right, sorry Greenstreet, very late and as this was written for Shindig it's a bit formal, but here's an account of the Bond box. In summary, it's a real mix - some interesting stuff (the early Rendell Quartet sessions, which I like but strike me as a bit "square" although wouldn't have been considered so at the time); some great stuff (the later sessions, surprisingly); and some ropey stuff (on account of the audio quality). Bond fans are gonna want it in the collection but lesser keen folk should look elsewhere.

"Covering a ten year period starting in 1962, Live at the BBC and Other Stories is another four-CD set of Graham Bond material from Repertoire following their acclaimed Wade In The Water in 2012 and digs deeper to uncover all of Bond’s BBC output – under his own name and featured with other artists – plus bonus material sourced from private home recordings, early jam sessions and rare EP material.

There’s a strong focus on the less celebrated chapters of Bond’s career, namely pre and post the classic Organization line-up. His first recordings, as a member of the Don Rendell Quintet (check Roarin’ from 1961), was as an alto saxophonist and a September ‘62 session gives evidence why he’d claim runner up in Melody Maker’s “New Star” jazz poll that year. Weeks later, foreseeing the changing club landscape, he left Rendell and would then be found behind a Hammond organ – with his name centre-stage - creating a tough, uncompromising amalgamation of R&B, soul, jazz and blues. Introductions by BBC presenters Steve Race, George Melly, Pete Drummond and John Peel have been retained and provide valuable background context to the fractious jazz scene as well as many droll moments. “Ginger Baker looking like a Francis Bacon portrait in 3D,” suggests, not unreasonably, Melly.

Bond’s final years saw deepening drug addiction, deteriorating mental health and a preoccupation with the occult, but his fiery rhythmic 1972 set with Pete Brown demonstrates despite personal distractions he had he could still conjure musical magic. These live versions are far more vigorous than the ones found on Bond’s studio albums of the era. Even more spectacular are two 1970 sessions by the Graham Bond Initiation. Quarter of an hour versions of ‘Wade In The Water’ aren’t for the faint hearted but Bond’s flamboyance and relentless, driving power make them a spectacular tour de force. There are five takes on ‘Wade In The Water’ in total, a track to which Bond repeatedly returned and one perfect for allowing his bands freedom to stretch in whatever direction they felt.

Some of the audio quality of the non-BBC material falls into the collectors-only category and interrupts the flow of the collection. Although at a running time of four and a half hours the set works best by picking and choosing individual sessions at a time. There are also points deducted for the disappointing packaging: two jewel-cases wrapped in a thin card cover with information spread awkwardly across two booklets. It’s a real pity the packaging doesn’t match the book-style and quality of the previous Repertoire box. However, these quibbles don’t’ negate this as a treasure trove from a tremendously talented and magnetic performer."
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Post by: greenstreet on January 27, 2016, 12:43:11 PM
Cheers Monkey, thanks for the review (I love the G.Melly quote). I think I'm not going to pull the trigger on this one, the Repertoire boxset will suffice. After Christmas, I've got a lot of records to listen to and little time to make them justice.
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Post by: greenstreet on January 27, 2016, 04:48:33 PM
This morning I received what I consider to be the jazz release (not reissue, as I'll later explain) of 2016 (so far, at least): "Larry Young in Paris: the ORTF recordings", a double LP/CD (I chose the latter format) with some sessions recorded by the mythic Hammond meister in, well, Paris, as a Nathan Davis (sax) sideman or in a trio format with just a drummer and a conga player. We had a first taste of this stuff with a 10" LP released to commemorate last year Records Store Day, but here is the whole picture.

If you're into soul jazz/hard bop and know the man's career, then you know these recordings are essential. Young was at the top of his game here, just fresh from his first Blue Note album ("Into somethin'") and his best efforts as a Grant Green's sideman, and only a few months shy of recording his absolute masterpiece, the timeless "Unity". In fact, there are tracks here from both LPs (+ a Grant Green's sessions' tune), besides an impromptu blues and other writers' material. Needless to say, the man and his comrades (between them, the great trumpet player Woody Shaw) are in top form. The sound is very good too, as befits a radio recording. And that's why I don't call it a reissue: no one had heard this music since it was first broadcasted, 50 years ago.

To round things, the package is brilliantly presented, with an oddly sized (larger than the usual CD cases) Digipack that houses the 2 discs + a 78 pages booklet full of varying-in-interest essays and above all a bunch of COOOOL never published pics. Just look at the one below.


(http://i.imgur.com/eXOeoVs.jpg?1)
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Post by: Simon Bond on January 27, 2016, 05:50:02 PM
This morning I received what I consider to be the jazz release (not reissue, as I'll later explain) of 2016 (so far, at least): "Larry Young in Paris: the ORTF recordings", a double LP/CD (I chose the latter format) with some sessions recorded by the mythic Hammond meister in, well, Paris, as a Nathan Davis (sax) sideman or in a trio format with just a drummer and a conga player. We had a first taste of this stuff with a 10" LP released to commemorate last year Records Store Day, but here is the whole picture.

If you're into soul jazz/hard bop and know the man's career, then you know these recordings are essential. Young was at the top of his game here, just fresh from his first Blue Note album ("Into somethin'") and his best efforts as a Grant Green's sideman, and only a few months shy of recording his absolute masterpiece, the timeless "Unity". In fact, there are tracks here from both LPs (+ a Grant Green's sessions' tune), besides an impromptu blues and other writers' material. Needless to say, the man and his comrades (between them, the great trumpet player Woody Shaw) are in top form. The sound is very good too, as befits a radio recording. And that's why I don't call it a reissue: no one had heard this music since it was first broadcasted, 50 years ago.

To round things, the package is brilliantly presented, with an oddly sized (larger than the usual CD cases) Digipack that houses the 2 discs + a 78 pages booklet full of varying-in-interest essays and above all a bunch of COOOOL never published pics. Just look at the one below.


(http://i.imgur.com/eXOeoVs.jpg?1)

 Wow Sydney, I enjoyed reading that , made me mouth water. I'm not aware of this individual but I'm now going to purchase said item , based on you promoting it so well. .

Nice. .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on January 28, 2016, 09:50:33 AM
You're in for a treat, mate. Please don't miss Unity (it's been reissued many times in LP and CD so it's cheap) and Into something (not so sure about the availability of this one), great records both.
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Post by: Monkey on January 28, 2016, 04:28:27 PM
Cheers for the Larry Young set tip-off greenstreet. And, yeah, another vouch here for Unity, get on it people.
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Post by: Richard123 on January 29, 2016, 01:11:52 PM
Len Price 3 a new find recently and rather good IMO. Picking up from my youth so lots of new bands I need to discover.
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Post by: Number 6 on January 29, 2016, 01:40:54 PM
Len Price 3 a new find recently and rather good IMO. Picking up from my youth so lots of new bands I need to discover.

Always partial to a nice bit of Medway garage, welcome to the forum Richard.   :)
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Post by: stevessexmod on February 07, 2016, 09:37:12 AM
The Beatniks-Ball and Chain  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_-GRK6i_wg
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on February 07, 2016, 10:21:35 AM
The Beatniks-Ball and Chain  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_-GRK6i_wg

First class. .
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 07, 2016, 12:04:06 PM
+1 for The Beatniks, reminds me of early Charlatans. Good video, too!
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on February 07, 2016, 01:10:00 PM
I guess you're talking about the british Charlatans, a very different beast than the USA 60s band; BTW, Ace is going to launch a comp LP of the latter, for those who are into West Coast sounds.
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Post by: Simon Bond on February 07, 2016, 01:47:06 PM
I guess you're talking about the british Charlatans, a very different beast than the USA 60s band; BTW, Ace is going to launch a comp LP of the latter, for those who are into West Coast sounds.

Yes , I'm sure the good Doctor meant the British band but I just checked out the US 6ts band on youtube , and up it came with a couple of songs by them and also a whole bunch of conspiracy theory videos  :o What does that mean ? Do they think fans of the US Charlatans are into that kind of thing ?

At any rate , the US Charlatans had what I'd certainly call an American sound, maybe somewhere between the Doors and CCR. .
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Post by: greenstreet on February 07, 2016, 06:15:47 PM
I guess conspiracy theories were in vogue among the radical California students during the 60s. The Doors were one of the first bands that captivated me, since I listened to Light my fire in all its 6 minutes glory during a laser show in the London Planetarium, I was barely 13/14 years old. After a research I finally got their first LP that summer, in a french supermarket of all places! That was roughly the same era in which I discovered the Who and the main R&B british bands. Life defining moments.
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Post by: Simon Bond on February 07, 2016, 08:20:10 PM
I guess conspiracy theories were in vogue among the radical California students during the 60s. The Doors were one of the first bands that captivated me, since I listened to Light my fire in all its 6 minutes glory during a laser show in the London Planetarium, I was barely 13/14 years old. After a research I finally got their first LP that summer, in a french supermarket of all places! That was roughly the same era in which I discovered the Who and the main R&B british bands. Life defining moments.

Good post, Sydney!

But what about the Credence ? I remember them from the early 7ts when they had their big hits, good times. .
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Post by: greenstreet on February 08, 2016, 11:26:08 AM
I discovered them later, when I was on a strict diet of 60s sounds. That's why I got me first their debut album, from 1968. I know it sounds heresy, but it's still my favourite CCR LP: Suzie Q rolls along like a mean snake, Porterville is a great tune, and Walk on the water is weird and disquieting (check out the Richard Hell cover). Add to that the supercharged cover of I put a spell on you, 99 and a half.... no filler. Cosmo's factory got the fame and it's a good album too, they had a consistent quality level. Besides, they were lucky, in the sense that they were a good bar band amidst a tide of progressive groups, so no competition.
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Post by: Simon Bond on February 08, 2016, 06:31:53 PM
Just checked , their big back to back hits , were actually 1969; Bad Moon Rising and then Proud Mary . I see to remember hearing them a lot back then and then about 1986 I heard Suzie Q on the radio and the DJ said that it had been released on a double album called the Credence Collection , which I promptly purchased . It never misses a beat , superb records . However, somewhere in my loft I still have those Credence singles tucked away mainly because I don't have room for them next to my hifi.

Of course years later the Coen bros came along with Lebowski and Credence were on the airwaves again. Just about every 'Nam film has a Credence song tucked into it somewhere too. .
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Post by: Ady C on February 08, 2016, 06:39:32 PM
Got the James Hunter 6 "Hold On!" album on vinyl at the weekend and very good it is too.  OK, they aren't breaking any new ground and the high points for me are the mid tempo ones that sound very 62/63 ("This Is Where Come In" which is very Sam Cooke cha-cha esque and "Something's Calling") but they can play, the arrangements and production are spot on and his voice sounds wonderfully bourbon soaked.  Oh yeh, there's also a great snap of the band on the back cover and they do looked lived-in and weather beaten: just how a band of this ilk should!)
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Post by: Woody 64 on February 08, 2016, 08:50:43 PM
Just got it today also Ady.

1st listen sounds promising. I agree,his voice sounds more raspy and the production and brass are excellent.
Looking forward to another few listens tomorrow when driving between jobs.
James never disappoints.
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Post by: Simon Bond on February 08, 2016, 10:57:36 PM
Just got it today also Ady.

1st listen sounds promising. I agree,his voice sounds more raspy and the production and brass are excellent.
Looking forward to another few listens tomorrow when driving between jobs.
James never disappoints.
I'm burning a disc right now for listening to between jobs tomorrow, I will need to check out James Hunter. .
Saun and Starr are already in the car . .
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Post by: Woody 64 on February 09, 2016, 07:52:07 AM
Simon,

Check out People Gonna Talk...for me his best album.

He used to record under the name Howlin Wilf also.

Forget all the hype about Leon Bridges and the Sam Cooke references...James is the real deal.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 09, 2016, 09:04:27 AM
I'll echo all that has been said about James Hunter; his output is, in the main, excellent. Got the new album yesterday, but not had a chance to listen yet. What I expect is whiskey-soaked rhythm and blues of the highest order. And, as Ady said, him and his band have definitely been round the block a few times!
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on February 09, 2016, 08:30:44 PM
Forthcoming releases from a couple of old favourites

STEREOSCOPE JERK EXPLOSION - Fakir Royal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY9wSnx4Or4

The Coral - Miss Fortune
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDBkP5cmCU8
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 10, 2016, 09:01:30 AM
Re the James Hunter 6, check out the album review on the Modculture main site by Soulstar (Bill) of this parrish. He nails it!

http://www.modculture.co.uk/the-james-hunter-six-hold-on-daptone/ (http://www.modculture.co.uk/the-james-hunter-six-hold-on-daptone/)

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Post by: ianeggbert on February 11, 2016, 08:23:45 AM
Re the James Hunter 6, check out the album review on the Modculture main site by Soulstar (Bill) of this parrish. He nails it!

http://www.modculture.co.uk/the-james-hunter-six-hold-on-daptone/ (http://www.modculture.co.uk/the-james-hunter-six-hold-on-daptone/)

I have to confess that I knew very little about James Hunter but on the back of this review and the subsequent comments I've checked him out and the current album is superb!  This is precisely why I love the Modculture site. Good work everyone!
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Post by: Simon Bond on February 11, 2016, 08:38:51 AM
Re the James Hunter 6, check out the album review on the Modculture main site by Soulstar (Bill) of this parrish. He nails it!

http://www.modculture.co.uk/the-james-hunter-six-hold-on-daptone/ (http://www.modculture.co.uk/the-james-hunter-six-hold-on-daptone/)

I have to confess that I knew very little about James Hunter but on the back of this review and the subsequent comments I've checked him out and the current album is superb!  This is precisely why I love the Modculture site. Good work everyone!

  I concur . .
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Post by: Ady C on February 11, 2016, 05:12:33 PM
Re the James Hunter 6, check out the album review on the Modculture main site by Soulstar (Bill) of this parrish. He nails it!

http://www.modculture.co.uk/the-james-hunter-six-hold-on-daptone/ (http://www.modculture.co.uk/the-james-hunter-six-hold-on-daptone/)

I have to confess that I knew very little about James Hunter but on the back of this review and the subsequent comments I've checked him out and the current album is superb!  This is precisely why I love the Modculture site. Good work everyone!

  I concur . .

Simon, on the back of yours and Greenstreet's post about CCR, I bought a couple of their albums (my collection was sadly bereft apart from the odd tune here and there on compilations).  Currently listening to Cosmo's Factory:  excellent stuff.  Like many my age my first exposure to this band was Bad Moon Rising in American Werewolf In London.  I distinctly recall that my uncle lent my dad a best of compilation when I was a wee 'un and I was enthralled then (and still am now) by Up Around The Bend because, just like The Stones' It's The Singer Not The Song, it sounds like they're either just out of or just in tune.  Both have that looseness where it sounds like the wheels could come off at any moment but they don't that only a band that can really play together can do.   
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Post by: greenstreet on February 11, 2016, 05:51:18 PM
Another strong point of them that I forgot to mention was the 45s, powerful, feverish rockin' tunes to listen to while driving, in an era when LPs and complex arrangements ruled. The aforementioned Bad moon risin' or Proud Mary are classic singles, but what with Fortunate son or Run through the jungle (my favourite)?
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Post by: Simon Bond on February 11, 2016, 05:58:26 PM
All the singles are good, but probably if I had to pick one it would be Looking Out My Backdoor , however the other day, I had Born On the Bayou blasting out in the car as I belted out the words along with it  8) . .perhaps it would have more meaning if I had been born there but I loved it all the same. .
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Post by: greenstreet on February 12, 2016, 12:42:18 PM
Born on the bayou, another great tune, John Fogerty giving it all.

I've been listening for the last couple of days to a 2 CD comp. of Ronnie Bird, a french 60s singer. Bands didn't make such an impact in France as they did in GB and the rest of the continent. I'm not sure of the reason to that, but I guess it has to do with the chanson tradition of individual performers.

Well, for each genre the french seemed to have a reference singer or two: Gainsborough and Polnareff meant pop avant-garde, Claude Nougaro was the jazz singer, Johnny Haliday was the rocker, Dutronc channelled Dylan, Nino Ferrer was the soulman... Bird's chosen playground was British Invasion, specially the tough r&b of the Stones, Pretty Things or Yardbirds. After a couple of singles with a strong Buddy Holly influence (and that's not bad, folks), he put out a string of classic 45s full of wild harps and biting guitar solos.

He wasn't a very distinctive singer (tho' he sure looked the part, with Brian Jones haircut, suede jackets and pointy Chelseas), tbh, and the material is derivative, but he delivered with enough enthusiasm to make up for that. But what gives these records the edge is the top notch band behind the man and the well thought arrangements; no surprise when you learn that the man who masterminded (and played in) the sessions was Mickey Baker (yes, the guy of Mickey & Sylvia fame and reputed session guitarist), living then in France. What a paradox: Here we had a black american guy mimicking the mannerisms of the british take on r&b, and nailing them!

Add to that a first class production (maybe too trebly and clear for those immersed in the garage-punk side of things, but powerful nonetheless) and you have a very very pleasant surprise. Among the selections he covers a lots of classics from the Who (odd choice: A legal matter), Them, Pretty Things, Hollies, Stones, even the Knickerbockers' Lies. As you progress through the comp influences of soul and psychedelia begin to slip in (as Mick Jones takes the reins from Baker), but the stuff is consistently strong all along.

The icing on the cake is the price of the comp, less than 8 pounds for you brits. It's part of a series labelled Salut les copains, an homage to a very popular french teen magazine. Recommended.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 12, 2016, 02:55:09 PM
Born on the bayou, another great tune, John Fogerty giving it all.

I've been listening for the last couple of days to a 2 CD comp. of Ronnie Bird, a french 60s singer. Bands didn't make such an impact in France as they did in GB and the rest of the continent. I'm not sure of the reason to that, but I guess it has to do with the chanson tradition of individual performers.

Well, for each genre the french seemed to have a reference singer or two: Gainsborough and Polnareff meant pop avant-garde, Claude Nougaro was the jazz singer, Johnny Haliday was the rocker, Dutronc channelled Dylan, Nino Ferrer was the soulman... Bird's chosen playground was British Invasion, specially the tough r&b of the Stones, Pretty Things or Yardbirds. After a couple of singles with a strong Buddy Holly influence (and that's not bad, folks), he put out a string of classic 45s full of wild harps and biting guitar solos.

He wasn't a very distinctive singer (tho' he sure looked the part, with Brian Jones haircut, suede jackets and pointy Chelseas), tbh, and the material is derivative, but he delivered with enough enthusiasm to make up for that. But what gives these records the edge is the top notch band behind the man and the well thought arrangements; no surprise when you learn that the man who masterminded (and played in) the sessions was Mickey Baker (yes, the guy of Mickey & Sylvia fame and reputed session guitarist), living then in France. What a paradox: Here we had a black american guy mimicking the mannerisms of the british take on r&b, and nailing them!

Add to that a first class production (maybe too trebly and clear for those immersed in the garage-punk side of things, but powerful nonetheless) and you have a very very pleasant surprise. Among the selections he covers a lots of classics from the Who (odd choice: A legal matter), Them, Pretty Things, Hollies, Stones, even the Knickerbockers' Lies. As you progress through the comp influences of soul and psychedelia begin to slip in (as Mick Jones takes the reins from Baker), but the stuff is consistently strong all along.

The icing on the cake is the price of the comp, less than 8 pounds for you brits. It's part of a series labelled Salut les copains, an homage to a very popular french teen magazine. Recommended.

That's certainly piqued my interest, Sidney, onto the (ever-expanding) list it goes!!  8)
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Post by: greenstreet on February 12, 2016, 03:19:34 PM
I'm sure you'll enjoy it, doc, if you don't mind r&b sung in french!!
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Post by: Simon Bond on February 14, 2016, 01:43:52 PM
Here is some more French language stuff for you , Sydney. .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=VHoT4N43jK8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=VHoT4N43jK8)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on February 14, 2016, 02:59:51 PM
The clip is funny, Simon, but I think my son would appreciate that kind of music more than me .
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Post by: Simon Bond on February 15, 2016, 08:04:21 PM
Re the James Hunter 6, check out the album review on the Modculture main site by Soulstar (Bill) of this parrish. He nails it!

http://www.modculture.co.uk/the-james-hunter-six-hold-on-daptone/ (http://www.modculture.co.uk/the-james-hunter-six-hold-on-daptone/)

I have to confess that I knew very little about James Hunter but on the back of this review and the subsequent comments I've checked him out and the current album is superb!  This is precisely why I love the Modculture site. Good work everyone!

  I concur . .

Simon, on the back of yours and Greenstreet's post about CCR, I bought a couple of their albums (my collection was sadly bereft apart from the odd tune here and there on compilations).  Currently listening to Cosmo's Factory:  excellent stuff.  Like many my age my first exposure to this band was Bad Moon Rising in American Werewolf In London.  I distinctly recall that my uncle lent my dad a best of compilation when I was a wee 'un and I was enthralled then (and still am now) by Up Around The Bend because, just like The Stones' It's The Singer Not The Song, it sounds like they're either just out of or just in tune.  Both have that looseness where it sounds like the wheels could come off at any moment but they don't that only a band that can really play together can do.

Ady , you certainly know your music , Buddie. CCR made some good music and like yourself they bring back happy memories for me of the late sixties .
As I said , there is much to like about their music and I like to dip into their stuff every now and then . .

Listening to James Hunter right now and he doesn't miss a beat . .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 19, 2016, 11:57:40 AM
Who Sold Our Generation by Night Beats. Seattle 3 piece who make garage rock as it should be made. Elements of surf rock, soul, psychedelia and, of course, 60s garage. As a friend of mine said, if you dig the MC5, the Velvets or the 13th Floor Elevators, this album's for you. Here's a taster:

https://youtu.be/22-AhCgS8CU

Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on February 19, 2016, 01:25:27 PM
Not bad, doc, rather powerful, they remind me of the heavy psychedelic bands of the late 60s, I'm sure they blow minds live!
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 19, 2016, 01:58:38 PM
New to me, sidney, but have liked everything I've heard so far. I bought the vinyl yesterday, and the guy in the shop mentioned he saw them in Dublin a few weeks before. Blew people away, and that was only a 40 minute set!
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Post by: ianeggbert on February 19, 2016, 08:58:20 PM
Who Sold Our Generation by Night Beats. Seattle 3 piece who make garage rock as it should be made. Elements of surf rock, soul, psychedelia and, of course, 60s garage. As a friend of mine said, if you dig the MC5, the Velvets or the 13th Floor Elevators, this album's for you. Here's a taster:

https://youtu.be/22-AhCgS8CU

Love this Doc!

The Stone Roses in a cave with some stratocasters.....
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 20, 2016, 10:57:09 AM
Who Sold Our Generation by Night Beats. Seattle 3 piece who make garage rock as it should be made. Elements of surf rock, soul, psychedelia and, of course, 60s garage. As a friend of mine said, if you dig the MC5, the Velvets or the 13th Floor Elevators, this album's for you. Here's a taster:

https://youtu.be/22-AhCgS8CU

Love this Doc!

The Stone Roses in a cave with some stratocasters.....

Yeah, Ian, that about nails it!! The album gets better with every listen, possibly my fave of the year so far
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 21, 2016, 01:19:23 PM
Been listening to a lot of the MC5 this weekend. Nothing in any way mod, just kick-ass rock n roll from some of Detroit's finest  8)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on February 21, 2016, 04:01:23 PM
Their second LP is still one of my favourite albums ever, tho' I know Kick out the jams has got more supporters out there.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 22, 2016, 09:00:10 AM
Their second LP is still one of my favourite albums ever, tho' I know Kick out the jams has got more supporters out there.

Back in the USA is a great album, sidney, stronger than KOTJ, imo. But that was their breakthrough album, and that seems to be the one people gravitate towards
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on February 22, 2016, 06:11:52 PM
The Stooges are a case in point, doc. I have a soft spot for their first album, though common wisdom rates better Funhouse and Raw power. It was the first of the three I listened to, and it's been the soundtrack for a lot of wild moments. Well, maybe it's time for our Detroit buddy, Mike, to give his opinion.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 23, 2016, 09:03:05 AM
The Stooges are a case in point, doc. I have a soft spot for their first album, though common wisdom rates better Funhouse and Raw power. It was the first of the three I listened to, and it's been the soundtrack for a lot of wild moments. Well, maybe it's time for our Detroit buddy, Mike, to give his opinion.

Raw Power was my first introduction to the Stooges when I was a student, one of the barmen in the student union was a fan and took every opportunity to play the album. Though I must admit a fondness for their debut, too. Good point, sidney, I wonder if Motor City Mike is a fan of either band?
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on February 23, 2016, 11:02:50 AM
 So is Motor City Mike a Yank then. .?
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 23, 2016, 01:03:00 PM
Don't know if he's an ex-pat or a native, Mr Bond...
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Rocketman on February 23, 2016, 01:39:00 PM
The Stooges are a case in point, doc. I have a soft spot for their first album, though common wisdom rates better Funhouse and Raw power. It was the first of the three I listened to, and it's been the soundtrack for a lot of wild moments. Well, maybe it's time for our Detroit buddy, Mike, to give his opinion.
Stooges/mc5 ... Listening to sonics rendezvous band (city slang) at the mo , fantastic barrage of noise from ex members of the above named + the rationals frontman scott Morgan . (Early Punk supergroup)
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 23, 2016, 01:46:07 PM
The Stooges are a case in point, doc. I have a soft spot for their first album, though common wisdom rates better Funhouse and Raw power. It was the first of the three I listened to, and it's been the soundtrack for a lot of wild moments. Well, maybe it's time for our Detroit buddy, Mike, to give his opinion.
Stooges/mc5 ... Listening to sonics rendezvous band (city slang) at the mo , fantastic barrage of noise from ex members of the above named + the rationals frontman scott Morgan . (Early Punk supergroup)

I've never come across them before but, according to Wiki, they only ever released one single (the aforementioned city slang), is that right?
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Rocketman on February 23, 2016, 03:17:16 PM
The Stooges are a case in point, doc. I have a soft spot for their first album, though common wisdom rates better Funhouse and Raw power. It was the first of the three I listened to, and it's been the soundtrack for a lot of wild moments. Well, maybe it's time for our Detroit buddy, Mike, to give his opinion.
Stooges/mc5 ... Listening to sonics rendezvous band (city slang) at the mo , fantastic barrage of noise from ex members of the above named + the rationals frontman scott Morgan . (Early Punk supergroup)

I've never come across them before but, according to Wiki, they only ever released one single (the aforementioned city slang), is that right?
Correct, they had very little studio output (try the b side electophonic tonic)  but there is some thunderous live material available
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonics-Rendezvous-Band/dp/B000I2J3A8
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Simon Bond on February 23, 2016, 03:17:47 PM
Don't know if he's an ex-pat or a native, Mr Bond...

Okay, Doc. I just assumed that he was an ex-pat', living in the land of the Free. .
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 23, 2016, 03:36:12 PM
The Stooges are a case in point, doc. I have a soft spot for their first album, though common wisdom rates better Funhouse and Raw power. It was the first of the three I listened to, and it's been the soundtrack for a lot of wild moments. Well, maybe it's time for our Detroit buddy, Mike, to give his opinion.
Stooges/mc5 ... Listening to sonics rendezvous band (city slang) at the mo , fantastic barrage of noise from ex members of the above named + the rationals frontman scott Morgan . (Early Punk supergroup)

I've never come across them before but, according to Wiki, they only ever released one single (the aforementioned city slang), is that right?
Correct, they had very little studio output (try the b side electophonic tonic)  but there is some thunderous live material available
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonics-Rendezvous-Band/dp/B000I2J3A8

Good call, RM, I'll check that out
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on February 23, 2016, 03:59:54 PM
The Stooges are a case in point, doc. I have a soft spot for their first album, though common wisdom rates better Funhouse and Raw power. It was the first of the three I listened to, and it's been the soundtrack for a lot of wild moments. Well, maybe it's time for our Detroit buddy, Mike, to give his opinion.
Stooges/mc5 ... Listening to sonics rendezvous band (city slang) at the mo , fantastic barrage of noise from ex members of the above named + the rationals frontman scott Morgan . (Early Punk supergroup)

I've never come across them before but, according to Wiki, they only ever released one single (the aforementioned city slang), is that right?
Correct, they had very little studio output (try the b side electophonic tonic)  but there is some thunderous live material available
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonics-Rendezvous-Band/dp/B000I2J3A8

Good call, RM, I'll check that out

City slang is a great tune in the kick-ass Detroit rock tradition, but IMO (and from a couple of hearings some years ago) the rest of their recordings isn't up to that level.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: DrGonzo2411 on February 23, 2016, 04:10:05 PM
The Stooges are a case in point, doc. I have a soft spot for their first album, though common wisdom rates better Funhouse and Raw power. It was the first of the three I listened to, and it's been the soundtrack for a lot of wild moments. Well, maybe it's time for our Detroit buddy, Mike, to give his opinion.
Stooges/mc5 ... Listening to sonics rendezvous band (city slang) at the mo , fantastic barrage of noise from ex members of the above named + the rationals frontman scott Morgan . (Early Punk supergroup)

I've never come across them before but, according to Wiki, they only ever released one single (the aforementioned city slang), is that right?
Correct, they had very little studio output (try the b side electophonic tonic)  but there is some thunderous live material available
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonics-Rendezvous-Band/dp/B000I2J3A8

Good call, RM, I'll check that out

City slang is a great tune in the kick-ass Detroit rock tradition, but IMO (and from a couple of hearings some years ago) the rest of their recordings isn't up to that level.

I'll do a spotify/youtube check before pulling the trigger
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Post by: Rocketman on February 23, 2016, 05:05:58 PM
More Detroit Rock with added r&b/soul , the rationals 'think rational' double cd is a must hear
(Imagine 'the action' born in the usa)

http://youtu.be/YuNM-A4ycsw
Scott Morgan what a voice. (also check temptation...)
http://youtu.be/jisrUUzQOK4
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Ady C on March 01, 2016, 05:42:20 PM
Had a squint at Monkey's blog and in this month's playlist noticed a band called The Sorcerers and so having looked them up I bought the sampler of various artists on their label, ATA Records, called Funk, Soul & Afro Rarities.  With artists called Cleveland Freckleton, Reverend Barrington Stanley and Ivan Von Engelberger's Asteroid you know you're half way there already!  ;D
Attached is a link to the label to listen to samples should anyone be interested and thanks, Monkey, this would probably have passed me by if not mentioned on your blog.
http://atarecords.co.uk/2015/06/29/listen/ (http://atarecords.co.uk/2015/06/29/listen/)
 
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Post by: Monkey on March 02, 2016, 12:42:35 PM
Had a squint at Monkey's blog and in this month's playlist noticed a band called The Sorcerers and so having looked them up I bought the sampler of various artists on their label, ATA Records, called Funk, Soul & Afro Rarities.  With artists called Cleveland Freckleton, Reverend Barrington Stanley and Ivan Von Engelberger's Asteroid you know you're half way there already!  ;D
Attached is a link to the label to listen to samples should anyone be interested and thanks, Monkey, this would probably have passed me by if not mentioned on your blog.
http://atarecords.co.uk/2015/06/29/listen/ (http://atarecords.co.uk/2015/06/29/listen/)

Those artist names are very suspicious aren't they! Glad you had a dig; someone hipped me to the label on Twitter - good to see how these things then spread out. Really like that Sorcerers LP.
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Post by: ThePersuasion on March 02, 2016, 01:38:02 PM
Had a squint at Monkey's blog and in this month's playlist noticed a band called The Sorcerers and so having looked them up I bought the sampler of various artists on their label, ATA Records, called Funk, Soul & Afro Rarities.  With artists called Cleveland Freckleton, Reverend Barrington Stanley and Ivan Von Engelberger's Asteroid you know you're half way there already!  ;D
Attached is a link to the label to listen to samples should anyone be interested and thanks, Monkey, this would probably have passed me by if not mentioned on your blog.
http://atarecords.co.uk/2015/06/29/listen/ (http://atarecords.co.uk/2015/06/29/listen/)

Those artist names are very suspicious aren't they! Glad you had a dig; someone hipped me to the label on Twitter - good to see how these things then spread out. Really like that Sorcerers LP.

I know the musicians involved and yes of course it's a total homage. All material recorded on vintage analogue equipment. Look out for their next Ramsey Lewis inspired mod groove.
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Post by: Monkey on March 02, 2016, 06:05:30 PM
Ah, there you go, thanks The Persuasion for the original nod.

As for me now, working through a 20 CD set of Columbia Miles Davis albums. As I always like to listen to things a minimum of half a dozen times it's gonna take a while.
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Post by: dazlcfc on March 02, 2016, 09:24:32 PM
Ah, there you go, thanks The Persuasion for the original nod.

As for me now, working through a 20 CD set of Columbia Miles Davis albums. As I always like to listen to things a minimum of half a dozen times it's gonna take a while.

me too.  Usually more like 40-50 times.  I'll listen to a new album all day for days on end.  I have to, so few albums grab me immediately.
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Post by: Monkey on March 03, 2016, 11:42:55 AM
Ah, there you go, thanks The Persuasion for the original nod.

As for me now, working through a 20 CD set of Columbia Miles Davis albums. As I always like to listen to things a minimum of half a dozen times it's gonna take a while.

me too.  Usually more like 40-50 times.  I'll listen to a new album all day for days on end.  I have to, so few albums grab me immediately.

40-50 times before moving on to something else? Crikey. Not sure many things warrant that - even if time allowed!
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Post by: greenstreet on March 03, 2016, 12:04:50 PM
Ah, there you go, thanks The Persuasion for the original nod.

As for me now, working through a 20 CD set of Columbia Miles Davis albums. As I always like to listen to things a minimum of half a dozen times it's gonna take a while.

I'm too for listening to records at least 10 times before either filing or obsessing with them  ;D. But I've found my purchasing pace makes it impossible to achieve that goal, it's an old fight. Anyway, much to enjoy in that CD set, Monkey.

Me I'm very happy this week with a modest single CD comp of Dave Lewis, the Seattle Hammond-meister. I discovered the guy at the dawn of the 80s thanks to 2 mighty comp LPs: The History of Northwest Rock, Vols 1 & 2, one of the first garage-themed comps I bought, besides the Nuggets double album. 

The Dave Lewis' Combo's Little Green Thing is still one of my favourite instrumental tracks of all time, and Dave's Mood isn't far behind. I thought the man was but a footnote in the Pacific Northwest R&B saga, with just 2 or 3 45s under his belt, but recently I realized he was a much cherished father figure in the area, and he had recorded at least 2 LPs for Jerden Records in his heyday of the mid-60s, distributed by A&M records no less. The comp I've bought is a very good mix of 45s, LP tracks and (alllegedly) live performances (all in all 24 tracks), all in fine sound (being a legit Jerden reissue, I bet they've used the original tapes).

On to the contents: If you're into jazzy organ R&B, this is essential listening. The combo -a trio augmented by tenor sax on some tunes- sounds like a cross between Jimmy McGriff, Billy Larkin and the jazzier Booker T. Aside from the 45s, there are some killer tunes, like JAJ (covered by the Kingsmen) or Lip Service, penned by Lewis himself. Maybe the covers of popular soul/blues tunes and the generic blues workouts are the less engaging of the lot, but even those are executed with power and skills to boot.

Being pricky, the liner notes, while informative on the man's career and influence, lack information about the dates and circumstances of most tracks. Besides, what appears listed as High Heel Sneakers is in fact Nat Adderley's Work song  :o, but they're the only flaws in an otherwise infectious record. Recommended.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Rocketman on March 05, 2016, 07:43:34 PM
The Stooges are a case in point, doc. I have a soft spot for their first album, though common wisdom rates better Funhouse and Raw power. It was the first of the three I listened to, and it's been the soundtrack for a lot of wild moments. Well, maybe it's time for our Detroit buddy, Mike, to give his opinion.
Stooges/mc5 ... Listening to sonics rendezvous band (city slang) at the mo , fantastic barrage of noise from ex members of the above named + the rationals frontman scott Morgan . (Early Punk supergroup)

I've never come across them before but, according to Wiki, they only ever released one single (the aforementioned city slang), is that right?
Correct, they had very little studio output (try the b side electophonic tonic)  but there is some thunderous live material available
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sonics-Rendezvous-Band/dp/B000I2J3A8

Good call, RM, I'll check that out

City slang is a great tune in the kick-ass Detroit rock tradition, but IMO (and from a couple of hearings some years ago) the rest of their recordings isn't up to that level.

I'll do a spotify/youtube check before pulling the trigger
Here's a good place to start
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Chords-And-Cloud-Dust/dp/B00BIJDPOA
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Post by: detroitmike on March 10, 2016, 05:54:01 PM
Bouncing around Spotify today, Richard "Groove" Holmes "Soul Message" and The Vyrll Society EP and various singles.
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Post by: Rocketman on March 26, 2016, 09:58:39 AM
Begin - millennium , a 60's gem of experimental sunshine pop , From that rare period when musicians and record labels would invest more time in the studio .... Odyssey and oracle,pet sounds,fab4  etc.
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Post by: greenstreet on March 28, 2016, 03:15:27 PM
+1. Begin is, without doubt, thelost masterpiece of sunshine pop, no filler here. While it's not quite on the same level as Odessey and Oracle, IMO, its classic status is out of the question.
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Post by: Simon Bond on March 28, 2016, 09:16:54 PM
+1. Begin is, without doubt, thelost masterpiece of sunshine pop, no filler here. While it's not quite on the same level as Odessey and Oracle, IMO, its classic status is out of the question.

Yes, never heard of the Millenium before but I just had a wee listen there on YouTube and they do sound quite decent indeed. .
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Post by: Mutley on March 30, 2016, 01:26:37 PM
Begin - millennium , a 60's gem of experimental sunshine pop , From that rare period when musicians and record labels would invest more time in the studio .... Odyssey and oracle,pet sounds,fab4  etc.

Thanks for flagging this one Rocketman. Currently listening to it for the third time having only got it yesterday. Love it!!
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Post by: ianeggbert on March 31, 2016, 06:46:43 AM
Begin - millennium , a 60's gem of experimental sunshine pop , From that rare period when musicians and record labels would invest more time in the studio .... Odyssey and oracle,pet sounds,fab4  etc.

Thanks for flagging this one Rocketman. Currently listening to it for the third time having only got it yesterday. Love it!!

Hi Rocketman,

I will echo what others have said and give you a big thumbs up for this one! I'd never heard of it (or them) before yesterday and like Mutley have been playing it over and over. Great find
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Post by: dazlcfc on March 31, 2016, 12:20:04 PM
This week some stuff, only listened to a tiny bit so not sure if I like them or not.

WARNING none of these bands are from the 60's.

Lion babe - treat me like fire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-VET23C-9A

izzy bizu - white tiger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2IpYd6Pu3s

BØRNS - 10,000 Emerald Pools
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDTYp4a_eWM


blossoms - charlemagne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jIjuUPNtC4


ooberman shorley wall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3lTC-njReo


young rival interior light
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlY_8RZ8AZ4


slaves - sockets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4tLl3EyQds


Band of Skulls - The Devil Takes Care of His Own
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XUwKewzdNs
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Monkey on April 01, 2016, 09:30:19 AM
Like your "thinking outside the box" dazlcfc. I had a listen to all of them. Some I only managed a few seconds but quite liked the Young Rival one and also Slaves (would def have loved this when I was a feistier young man). Nearly made it to the end of Lion Babe so that wasn't too bad either. Thanks for your efforts.
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Post by: dazlcfc on April 01, 2016, 11:24:53 AM
Like your "thinking outside the box" dazlcfc. I had a listen to all of them. Some I only managed a few seconds but quite liked the Young Rival one and also Slaves (would def have loved this when I was a feistier young man). Nearly made it to the end of Lion Babe so that wasn't too bad either. Thanks for your efforts.

Cheers, not sure about some of them yet.  But I'm hungry to listen to knew stuff I don't really understand the constant looking back to the 60's for music, I'd be bored listening to old music and it always seem to be the same type of music too.  I just find that a little depressing.

Got about 40 other albums to listen too all new stuff....some of it might end up to be total rubbish. ;D
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Post by: ThePersuasion on April 01, 2016, 11:50:34 AM
https://open.spotify.com/user/modicon/playlist/59S6KbqBcqcA9pmJj9eNa0

https://open.spotify.com/user/modicon/playlist/5S1zCxHKyr298Pi5TXI5Nt


https://open.spotify.com/user/modicon/playlist/4EmSzgI0VUOBX7Lke0EObx

https://open.spotify.com/user/modicon/playlist/12FkUcbscZqcn9kOgMdt1W


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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on April 01, 2016, 12:16:07 PM
Daz, liked Ooberman, Young Rival and Slaves tracks, and all were new to me, so cheers for posting those! By the way, I don't think the 'not 60s' disclaimer is needed, there's very few, if any, regular posters on this thread that are resolutely mired in that decade. We all spread our musical wings much wider than that, life's too short to do otherwise.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: dazlcfc on April 01, 2016, 12:45:02 PM
Daz, liked Ooberman, Young Rival and Slaves tracks, and all were new to me, so cheers for posting those! By the way, I don't think the 'not 60s' disclaimer is needed, there's very few, if any, regular posters on this thread that are resolutely mired in that decade. We all spread our musical wings much wider than that, life's too short to do otherwise.

Too right matey.
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Post by: charliebravo69 on April 02, 2016, 11:33:26 AM
I just can't get enough of the new Fuzz Club split 10" with Radar Men From The Moon & White Hills at the moment. 10 minutes per song of space rock/fuzz/psychdrone if that floats your boat.

listen here https://soundcloud.com/fuzz-club/split-single-8-rmftm-decadence?in=fuzz-club/sets/fuzz-club-split-single-no-8

In fact I just can't get enough RMFTM at the moment.
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: Mr. B on April 06, 2016, 12:06:08 AM
I love Slaves, daz, the album is excellent , lyrics are brilliant observations. Check out Cheer Up London, and Where's Your Car Debbie?

Anticipating these guys debut album, due soon, seen 'em live a few times and they always put on a cracking gig.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcC887U8krw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-spSa9iyZ-E
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Post by: dazlcfc on April 06, 2016, 12:02:53 PM
Cheers will check them out.
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Post by: Monkey on April 07, 2016, 10:44:20 AM
Today so far:
The Complete Motown Singles Vol 9: 1969 (disc one of six)
Mavis Staples - Livin' On A High Note
Some Merle Haggard
Five Thirty - Bed
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Post by: greenstreet on April 07, 2016, 03:39:43 PM
RIP Merle Haggard. Quite a guy.
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Post by: Ady C on April 07, 2016, 05:08:28 PM
The Last Shadow Puppets' Everything You've Come To Expect.  Think it'll take a couple of spins before I fully appreciate it.  Yesterday ordered an overview of Scott Walker; I've got his ...Sings Jaccques Brel album and thought I'd dip another toe into his archive.
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Post by: greenstreet on April 08, 2016, 09:27:54 AM
Scott 4 is the album to own IMO.
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Post by: charliebravo69 on April 08, 2016, 01:38:36 PM
Scott 4 is the album to own IMO.

I'm going with 'til the band.....' or Scott 5 to give it it's unofficial title, if only for the most wonderful song that is 'Thanks For Chicago Mr James'
Title: Re: What Are You Currently Listening To?
Post by: greenstreet on April 19, 2016, 04:15:09 PM
I'm enjoying a lot The Jimmy Hanna's big band, a comp of 1965-67 recordings that features a band that mr Hanna assembled to back visiting black acts on tour in the US Pacific Northwest (ie the Four Tops).

Vocalist/sax player Hanna is, as organist Dave Lewis, a mainstay of the Seattle 60s scene. He began as a front man with the Dynamics in the early 60s (btw another interesting combo in its own right), doing mainly R&B and proto-soul, but with the big band the jazz influences of the Dynamics came to the fore, think the Mod Jazz comps stuff, with a prominent B3 and a horn section to die for (in fact, they remind me of the early 60s albums of bandleader Gerald Wilson with Richard "Groove" Holmes). They never stray too far of r&b, tho'; add to this some latin overtones and you have an irresistible dance music machine.

Sound is great, sourced from the original tapes, and they tick all the right boxes, from the ultra-cool cover of Canteloupe island, that sounds like a Booker T+the Mar Keys 45, and is almost on a par with jamaican Jo Jo Bennet's cover, to the Motown soundalike Happy hour, one of the vocal efforts scattered through the 19 tracks of the CD.

While Hanna as a singer is more of a crooner than a shouter, he does justice to some soul classics as I pity the fool or Leaving here and each of the instrumental tracks is a winner. They even dare with a cover of Oliver Nelson's Stolen moments, one of my favourite jazz tunes, and while Nelson's original is better, Hanna's band handles it with gusto. Recommended.
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Post by: Ady C on April 28, 2016, 04:30:24 PM
Was busy doing other things on that record shop day or whatever it's called so ordered a copy of Soho Scene '64 online which has arrived today and it's on a par with the others in the series with informative liner notes by Smiler.  Also got a brand new reissue of Arthur Alexander's You Better Move On album on vinyl for under a tenner on Amazon; it's pressed on 180g vinyl and released on the NotNowMusic label, the same folk who release those Mod Side of Jazz CD compilations.
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Post by: Simon Bond on April 28, 2016, 05:17:01 PM
 Just received today -Dr John , Locked Down and yesterday picked up a rather good compilation  album ( 3 cd's ) for 6 quid , it is simply called Funk but has all the usual suspects. .
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Post by: charliebravo69 on May 10, 2016, 08:08:37 PM
Just come across an Italian band called Giuda who have the glam/boot boy look and sound nailed on. More for the ex skins with a hankering for rabble rousing guitar anthems than a soul purist. They're not doing anything new but they do what they do well imho.
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Post by: Woody 64 on May 13, 2016, 04:45:02 PM
MIchael Kinwanuka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TYlcVNI2AM
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Post by: Simon Bond on May 14, 2016, 08:23:37 AM
MIchael Kinwanuka

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TYlcVNI2AM

Another good one from you ,Woodster. .


You do realise that you have cost me a fortune recently on albums and concert tickets . You know, we don't spend money down my way. . 8)
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Post by: Woody 64 on May 14, 2016, 12:06:36 PM
Aye,I heard you could peel an orange in yer pocket with a boxing glove on!

This new album from him "Kiwanuka" sounds much better than his last,which was decent.

Still lovin James Hunter's new one...the gig was superb also.
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Post by: Simon Bond on May 14, 2016, 12:40:58 PM
Aye,I heard you could peel an orange in yer pocket with a boxing glove on!

This new album from him "Kiwanuka" sounds much better than his last,which was decent.

Still lovin James Hunter's new one...the gig was superb also.

Not only can I peel it but also break it into segments and take the pips out , with the same glove you mention . Of course , I was taught that from birth. . 8)

Yeh I thought Kiwanuka sounded good from the off and that means future purchase


When is he coming to the O2 . . :P
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Post by: Mutley on May 17, 2016, 01:46:26 PM
I've been spending a lot of time recently listening to Roy Ayers, particularly Virgin Ubiquity Unreleased Recordings I and II.

Well worth delving into for those not familiar or for those who are but haven't for a while....

Here's something to coincide with the good weather of late:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M36OGCfYp3A&list=PLioljERDghRzKBv0cybZl9Rx-hDvfeAKJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M36OGCfYp3A&list=PLioljERDghRzKBv0cybZl9Rx-hDvfeAKJ)
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Post by: Simon Bond on May 17, 2016, 01:50:46 PM
I've been spending a lot of time recently listening to Roy Ayers, particularly Virgin Ubiquity Unreleased Recordings I and II.

Well worth delving into for those not familiar or for those who are but haven't for a while....

Here's something to coincide with the good weather of late:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M36OGCfYp3A&list=PLioljERDghRzKBv0cybZl9Rx-hDvfeAKJ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M36OGCfYp3A&list=PLioljERDghRzKBv0cybZl9Rx-hDvfeAKJ)

I do like that sound . There is acompilation album going around now that id simply called Funk and for 3 discs is well worth the 4 quid. .
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Post by: greenstreet on May 17, 2016, 03:16:22 PM
Funny coincidence! I gave a spin last weekend at home to one of his mid 70s records, I think it was "Vibrations", quite funky but I really prefer his early 70s LPs, like the soundtrack for Coffy, or even his 60s period with Gerald Wilson and other west coast jazz luminaries. I've not listened to the unreleased recordings tho'.
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Post by: Simon Bond on May 18, 2016, 04:12:17 PM
ladies and gentlemen , I give you Mulatu Astatke . .

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo)
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Post by: Ady C on May 18, 2016, 04:47:59 PM
ladies and gentlemen , I give you Mulatu Astatke . .

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo)
A great artist.  This is on "New York - Addis - London: The Story of Ethiopian Jazz 1965-1975" which is a sound introduction to his work.  There's one or two tracks on there that I thought had a Jamaican vibe (or it may be the other way round and that Jamaican musicians may have been inspired/influenced by this sort of stuff, what with Mulatu being from Ethiopia, home of  Haile Selassie..).
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Post by: Simon Bond on May 18, 2016, 08:14:43 PM
ladies and gentlemen , I give you Mulatu Astatke . .

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo)
A great artist.  This is on "New York - Addis - London: The Story of Ethiopian Jazz 1965-1975" which is a sound introduction to his work.  There's one or two tracks on there that I thought had a Jamaican vibe (or it may be the other way round and that Jamaican musicians may have been inspired/influenced by this sort of stuff, what with Mulatu being from Ethiopia, home of  Haile Selassie..).

Yes , it is a good disc even if some of the production is a bit ropey. .

. .incidently, Haile Selassie visited my home town around 1936 and stopped for petrol. .








. .and before Woody64 asks - naw ah didnae see Selassie filling his motor that day 8)..
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Post by: greenstreet on May 19, 2016, 11:05:10 AM
ladies and gentlemen , I give you Mulatu Astatke . .

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo)

Great, Simon!!! Duly following your prescription, a comp of the man is on its way to my home.
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Post by: greenstreet on May 21, 2016, 04:53:37 PM
I must be getting old, but my favourite sounds for the last weeks haven't been frenzied r&b belters or wild freakbeat anthems, but calm, mature and reflective songs about lost childhood, the ups and downs of life, past reminiscences, happiness and hard luck. All that neatly encapsulated in 2 early 70s LPs by Brook Benton (Home Style and Story Teller), reissued now as a twofer by Cherry Red.

Benton, aged fortysomething when he recorded these albums, was at the top of his game vocally. A gifted baritone, he gives here a masterclass in so tricky a song genre as story telling, making the lyrics breathe truth, with every word clearly enunciated and all the nuisances that only a truly great singer can handle. "This man knows what he's singing about", you can't help thinking as he sings.

Perfect arrangements, warm, well balanced sound and the cream of 70s southern soul session musicians -the Memphis Horns, the Dixie Flyers and the Sweet Inspirations acting as a greek chorus- backing the man put the ice on the cake and give the tunes a distinct soul flavour enough to keep away the MOR temptations. Dig especially the funkier cut here, Let me fix it: if Cissy Houston's interjections throughout the song don't melt you, you're not a human being.

Among the repertoire, some classic tunes written by that master storyteller, Tony Joe White (that seem tailor made for Benton) and some blues/soul/pop evergreens as Born under a bad sign or Save the last dance for me. A couple of them stand out: the covers of Dylan's (another story teller of note) Don't think twice it's alright, making every word of the lyric counts, and above all Percy Mayfield's gem, Please send me someone to love, in a rendition that's worth alone the price of admission: a jaw-dropping, breathtaking course on soul singing, with some organ and guitar to die for as an added bonus.

Not everything here works, tho': I find the first tune of the collection too mawkish for my tastes, and some of the material is makeweight (the roaring 20s flavoured Big Mable is a case in point). But for the rest classic soul doesn't get much better than this, and Benton's singing is a thing of beauty. Two unfairly neglected gems.

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Post by: Simon Bond on May 21, 2016, 05:20:05 PM
Well written Sydney , especially when English isn't your first language. .
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Post by: greenstreet on May 21, 2016, 06:29:32 PM
Cheers, Simon, I'm eagerly waiting for mr. Astatke comp, those african sounds are addictive, latin soul jazz with a middle east twist.
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Post by: Simon Bond on May 21, 2016, 09:48:09 PM
Cheers, Simon, I'm eagerly waiting for mr. Astatke comp, those african sounds are addictive, latin soul jazz with a middle east twist.

Yeh there is an Egyptian element to it as well. .
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Post by: Woody 64 on May 28, 2016, 11:03:40 PM
ladies and gentlemen , I give you Mulatu Astatke . .

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo)
A great artist.  This is on "New York - Addis - London: The Story of Ethiopian Jazz 1965-1975" which is a sound introduction to his work.  There's one or two tracks on there that I thought had a Jamaican vibe (or it may be the other way round and that Jamaican musicians may have been inspired/influenced by this sort of stuff, what with Mulatu being from Ethiopia, home of  Haile Selassie..).

Yes , it is a good disc even if some of the production is a bit ropey. .

. .incidently, Haile Selassie visited my home town around 1936 and stopped for petrol. .








. .and before Woody64 asks - naw ah didnae see Selassie filling his motor that day 8)..

Didnae think petrol was invented when you were young :P

Was in Morrisons in Paisley yesterday sure I saw James Hunter workin at the bakery singin away to himself.  :o
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Post by: Simon Bond on May 29, 2016, 05:51:32 PM
ladies and gentlemen , I give you Mulatu Astatke . .

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsT7dY65-Vo)
A great artist.  This is on "New York - Addis - London: The Story of Ethiopian Jazz 1965-1975" which is a sound introduction to his work.  There's one or two tracks on there that I thought had a Jamaican vibe (or it may be the other way round and that Jamaican musicians may have been inspired/influenced by this sort of stuff, what with Mulatu being from Ethiopia, home of  Haile Selassie..).

Yes , it is a good disc even if some of the production is a bit ropey. .

. .incidently, Haile Selassie visited my home town around 1936 and stopped for petrol. .








. .and before Woody64 asks - naw ah didnae see Selassie filling his motor that day 8)..

Didnae think petrol was invented when you were young :P

Was in Morrisons in Paisley yesterday sure I saw James Hunter workin at the bakery singin away to himself.  :o


Yeh , I spoke to him , he said "Where's that young gun , Woody?!". . ;)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 31, 2016, 01:04:39 PM
Managed to 'acquire' a copy of The Monkees - Good Times and, on first listen, it's very good indeed. There are no poor tracks, imo, but 'Me & Magdalena' and 'I Was There (and I'm told I had a good time) are standouts on first play through. Go have a listen!
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Post by: greenstreet on May 31, 2016, 04:20:11 PM
Is it some kind of comp, doc, or have they -well, of course without Davy Jones, RIP- recorded a new album?
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on May 31, 2016, 07:49:39 PM
New album to celebrate 50 years since their inception, Sidney. This review is pretty good in covering the how, what and why

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/monkees-good-times/ (http://ultimateclassicrock.com/monkees-good-times/)
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Post by: greenstreet on June 01, 2016, 11:02:26 AM
Great, doc, thanks. I'll check it out, as the Monkees have always been one of my (not so) guilty pleasures.
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 01, 2016, 12:15:24 PM
Funnily enough, had a conversation with Monkey and another guy the other day re The Monkees. Despite the snobbery surrounding them being 'manufactured' (that review alludes to it), they made some great pop music in the 60s. Monkey suggested they were no different to The Supremes which, to me, was spot on. Enjoy the new album guilt-free!  ;)
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Post by: Monkey on June 03, 2016, 09:20:42 AM
Is it some kind of comp, doc, or have they -well, of course without Davy Jones, RIP- recorded a new album?

I'm listening to it again now, really is great. It's all of those things and more greenstreet! They've taken bits of unreleased tracks and added stuff, they've got old songwriters to give them old songs, new ones to give them new, risen Davy from the grave on one song, etc etc. Sounds like a jumbled mess when explained like that but it's anything but. Sounds '66, '96, '16 all at once. My expectations of a new Monkees album was as high as grasshopper's knee but it's fab.
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Post by: greenstreet on June 03, 2016, 09:47:42 AM
I'm sampling now some of the tunes and they sure sound great. Besides, the involvement of old pals of the band as Bobby Hart and respected (well, by me anyway) songwriters as Andy Partridge and mr. Weller is good reason enough to purchase it, tho' I certainly can't dismiss your endorsement, gents  ;)
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Post by: Ady C on June 06, 2016, 07:18:40 PM
Don't know if they have been mentioned on here previously:
The Karavos Milkshake: In The Shade of Purple Sun
Just bought a copy of this on bandcamp; saw it reviewed on a Spanish language blog.  Here's the bandcamp link
http://karovas.bandcamp.com/ (http://karovas.bandcamp.com/)

and here's a link to a Youtube clip
https://youtu.be/o_zsYgckOrE (https://youtu.be/o_zsYgckOrE)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 07, 2016, 06:59:56 PM
Like that, Ady, nice find. Suspect they may be Beatles fans!! Full album is on youtube, gonna give it a listen later
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Post by: greenstreet on June 12, 2016, 05:49:18 PM
Is it some kind of comp, doc, or have they -well, of course without Davy Jones, RIP- recorded a new album?

I'm listening to it again now, really is great. It's all of those things and more greenstreet! They've taken bits of unreleased tracks and added stuff, they've got old songwriters to give them old songs, new ones to give them new, risen Davy from the grave on one song, etc etc. Sounds like a jumbled mess when explained like that but it's anything but. Sounds '66, '96, '16 all at once. My expectations of a new Monkees album was as high as grasshopper's knee but it's fab.

You're damn right, Monkey. I've been listening to it a few times and, context aside, the album can stand proudly alongside the best of their catalog (Headquarters, The birds, the bees and the Monkees). An unashamedly 60s album, if they record nothing more it will be a fitting and perfect last word. In some ways, this record closes the circle. The use in some tracks of 60s recordings doesn't detract from the listening experience; in fact, it's so respectfully done that it fits seamlessly in.

But this kind of album wouldn't work if the songs weren't above average. Everything that made the Monkees great is here: the blend of sunshine pop, beatlesque catchiness and mild psychedelia. Even the use of outside tunesmiths and musicians (among them the cream of the surviving 60s LA studio cats, no less) is a wink to that golden past, and the team has been up to the task, without getting in the way of the stars, who against all odds are in top form. In fact, the best of the lot (IMHO, needless to say) is Peter Tork's Little Girl, a dazzling, classic slice of Buffalo Springfield-esque gold, with a beautiful elegiac lyric and a moving vocal by its composer. It goes to confirm my impression that, given the right environment, Tork could have been one of the truly rock greats, but sadly a lack of self-confidence and (maybe) strength of character deprived him of higher goals, and he ended engulfed by the 70s mess.

Second best, oddly, is the Weller/Gallagher contribution, british psychedelia at its best, phasing included, just to show these yankees how it's done. Andy Partridge's track is tailored for Micky Dolenz, and it goes well with the general bonhomie of the LP, but it seems too respectful with the Monkees' sanitized image (think the Rubinoos). Love to love was a well known track, but also a tactful way to pay homage to Davy Jones. The other cover here, Carole King's Wasn't born to follow (sung by Tork), tho' shrewdly chosen (in fact, it's odd it didn't end in the tracklist of any Monkees' 67-68 album), can't compete with the Byrds' magical cover, not even with the CK (with the City) original, BUT it's got a short guitar solo to die for (a la Moby Grape). The album is full of such delightful details in arrangements and production, it's a labour of love and it shows. The only song that's (lightly) out of step is Benjamin Gibbard's Me & Magdalena, a tune that instead would have fitted to a T any Tom Petty LP.

Even the Monkees themselves repeat their traditional roles here. Dolenz is his ebullient self, singing (with his high register intact) almost all the songs and even playing drums in some tracks, with his playful energy permeating every corner and acting like the glue that gives unity to the record. Nesmith is his elusive self, with a characteristically idyosincratic, bare ballad, and contributing guitar, harmonies and (strong) lead vocals here and there. And Tork is his taciturn self, in the background but stealing the show whenever he takes the mic.

Not bad for a manufatured band. 
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 13, 2016, 01:15:43 PM
Excellent review, sydney, particularly since English is not you first language! Oddly, 'Me and Magdalena' is possibly my favourite track, though I concur that it possibly doesn't fit with the overall 'flow' or vibe of the album. For a manufactured band, it's gotta be a contender for album of the year. In my humble opinion, of course!!
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Post by: greenstreet on June 13, 2016, 04:17:07 PM
It's got my vote, doc, though 2016 still can bring us some aural delights! Thanks for your kind words and for your heads up on the album.
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Post by: Ady C on June 21, 2016, 06:38:21 PM
Still waiting for both The Monkees' and Eli 'Paperboy' Reed's new albums to arrive.

Currently spinning a Chico Hamilton twofer:  El Chico / The Further Adventures of El Chico which are his first Latin albums.  I prefer El Chico, chiefly because it has a bit more bite to it with Conquistadores and El Moors which are truly outstanding. The Further Adventures album verges on easy listening, not always a bad thing, but it doesn't have the improvised inventiveness of the former and feels somewhat 'safe'.  Gabor Szabo's guitar work is wonderful across both albums and I'll be buying some of his work (I have a smattering across compilation albums).
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Post by: Ady C on June 28, 2016, 06:10:54 PM
Bought The Junipers' Red Bouquet Fair on the strength of the opening paragraph in the review on Monkey's blog and it's as I expected it would be: a really good summertime album full of vocal harmonies and gentle melodies and the album does have a nice flow so that it's best listened to from start to finish. It's perfect for lazy midsummer Sunday afternoons (thanks for the nod, Monkey!) 

https://youtu.be/zPTbz-9ToDw (https://youtu.be/zPTbz-9ToDw)
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on June 28, 2016, 06:58:25 PM
Listening to the promo now, Ady, and I concur, a damn near perfect summer album. I'll be buying that, definitely. Good call (with hat tipped to our simian friend)!!  8)
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Post by: greenstreet on July 20, 2016, 04:32:42 PM
Very happy after receiving today the Small Faces' Decca boxset for less than a half of its original price: I know I promised not to buy again from Universal store (after an unjustified delay in serving the GF boxset), but it was a bargain and I have to admit this time the parcel has arrived in a very short term.
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on July 20, 2016, 06:12:40 PM
Currently giving these a blast -
                                       Paul Orwell - Organized Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NkxVJ0bxyk
                                       
                                       The Mystery Lights - S/T https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otzsrUx5IPM

                                        The Senior Service - The Girl In The Glass Case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=secqoKZWFHA

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Post by: Ady C on July 20, 2016, 08:00:03 PM
Currently giving these a blast -
                                       Paul Orwell - Organized Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NkxVJ0bxyk
                                       
                                       The Mystery Lights - S/T https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otzsrUx5IPM

                                        The Senior Service - The Girl In The Glass Case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=secqoKZWFHA

Got the Paul Orwell single and like it; a groovy video as well. I ordered the Senior Service album weeks ago and it hasn't yet arrived.  Just contacted seller as it must be lost  :(

Have you heard of this mob?  The Ripe they are called and here's a link to the blog with YouTube link...
http://fanzinemakingtime.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/the-ripe-divisions-of-you-magic-eyes-su.html (http://fanzinemakingtime.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/the-ripe-divisions-of-you-magic-eyes-su.html)
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Post by: Arnaldo Layne on July 21, 2016, 06:59:27 PM
Currently giving these a blast -
                                       Paul Orwell - Organized Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NkxVJ0bxyk
                                       
                                       The Mystery Lights - S/T https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otzsrUx5IPM

                                        The Senior Service - The Girl In The Glass Case https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=secqoKZWFHA

Got the Paul Orwell single and like it; a groovy video as well. I ordered the Senior Service album weeks ago and it hasn't yet arrived.  Just contacted seller as it must be lost  :(

Have you heard of this mob?  The Ripe they are called and here's a link to the blog with YouTube link...
http://fanzinemakingtime.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/the-ripe-divisions-of-you-magic-eyes-su.html (http://fanzinemakingtime.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/the-ripe-divisions-of-you-magic-eyes-su.html)

Like that a lot Ady . Reminds me of this fella https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4qQbvohrcg
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Post by: DrGonzo2411 on July 23, 2016, 12:24:23 PM
Some excellent choices, the two 'A's!! Loving the Orwell album, 12 slices of Hammond goodness. Not heard either The Mystery Lights or The Ripe, but liking both. And good call on Morgan Dent, Arnaldo, I've been digging his stuff for a while now.

Might be a little heavy for some, but I've been recently turned on to these guys:

https://youtu.be/ttRwOWhpFpo?list=PLGRCZ4X2uM43A-V76BrTMen3HaQNGD6Q-

You can, if it floats your boat, download all their albums for free here: http://www.flowerpowerrecords.com/
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Post by: Rocketman on August 13, 2016, 12:39:12 PM
Katie puckrik's power pop show on 6music (episode 1 available online)  some great tunes played ,she certainly knows her 'skinny tie' stuff . Looking forward to the rest of the series.
(Sunday 1pm on 6music)
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Post by: Col Wolfe on August 13, 2016, 04:56:28 PM
Katie puckrik's power pop show on 6music (episode 1 available online)  some great tunes played ,she certainly knows her 'skinny tie' stuff . Looking forward to the rest of the series.
(Sunday 1pm on 6music)

She has aged extremely well too - this pic of KP modelling a Spoke 7" was taken this Spring

(https://s9.postimg.org/wj5b9tqm7/image.jpg)
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Post by: Simon Bond on August 13, 2016, 06:27:56 PM
Katie puckrik's power pop show on 6music (episode 1 available online)  some great tunes played ,she certainly knows her 'skinny tie' stuff . Looking forward to the rest of the series.
(Sunday 1pm on 6music)

She has aged extremely well too - this pic of KP modelling a Spoke 7" was taken this Spring

(https://s9.postimg.org/wj5b9tqm7/image.jpg)

Aged well , she is still only a young thing. . 8)
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Post by: Col Wolfe on August 13, 2016, 10:11:49 PM