Thursday, 29 September 2016
From 2006 a couple of tracks from Costello Music the debut album from Glasgow trio The Fratellis and the one which saw them enjoying their 15 minutes of fame
Here are Jon, Barry and Mince
I have resisted the temptation to post the ubiquitous Chelsea Dagger
The Fratellis - Henrietta
The Fratellis - Whistle For The Choir
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
I thought that the Barnsley Nightingale Kate Rusby had appeared on these pages more times than she actually has. So she is probably due a feature
A couple of songs from the compilation album 20 released in 2012 to celebrate 20 years of her making music
As is often the case she is joined by guests on these new renditions of old favourites.
Joe Rusby, Chris Thile and Jerry Douglas appear on the first one and The Grimethorpe Colliery Band on the second
Kate Rusby - The Good Man
Kate Rusby - Underneath The Stars
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
As is now tradition time to feature Edwyn Collins in the Holiday Hiatus interlude
Two years ago tracks from the single Keep on Burning and last year tracks from Gorgeous George.
This time round it is the turn of the predecessor to GG 1990's Hellbent on Compromise with a very young looking Edwyn seemingly wearing his pyjama trousers on the cover
Edwyn Collins - You Poor Deluded Fool
Edwyn Collins - Everything and More
Monday, 26 September 2016
Straw Donkey by Carter USM or to give them their Sunday name Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine is undoubtedly one of the great Singles album compilations.
15 singles and every one a cracker - here are two of them
Carter USM - Sheriff Fatman
Carter USM - Bloodsport For All
Sunday, 25 September 2016
It is widely accepted that among the many great Stevie Wonder albums there are three absolute masterpieces and works of genius namely in chronological order Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life
My personal favourite is Innervisions which has previously featured. Today it is the turn of Talking Book.
Stay tuned for Songs in the Key of Life.
Stevie Wonder - You've Got it Bad Girl
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Saturday, 24 September 2016
As Clare Grogan nearly sang we are over to Skye for our holidays.
Or rather a week on Skye followed by a week in Tomintoul.
I am going to resurrect the by now semi -traditional Holiday Hiatus series for the next couple of weeks whereby you get a couple of songs from a randomly picked artist (with one or two not so random) but very little by way of words or "research"
The reasoning is that I don't want to keep you lovely people hanging on for a couple of weeks.
Also I was hoping to try and submit a post for every day in 2016. However there was a day when technical problems defeated me but I think that is allowed,
Altered Images - I Could Be Happy
Altered Images - Dead Popstars
Friday, 23 September 2016
I seem to be going through a Friday rockabilly phase at the moment.
Sadly I don't think that I'll close in terms of quality and number of posts to Swiss Adam's epic Friday Night is Rockabilly Night series
Still we'll give it a short blast for a few weeks
This week we feature Carl Perkins best known for Blue Suede Shoes and one of Sun's legendary Million Dollar Quartet with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash
Paul McCartney once said if there were no Carl Perkins , there would be no Beatles but we won't hold that against him
The Beatles never came up with anything as remotely good as Dixie Fried
Carl Perkins - Honey Don't
Carl Perkins - Dixie Fried