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Thursday, 29 September 2016

Holiday Hiatus - The Fratellis



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

Holiday Hiatus - Kate Rusby


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

Holiday Hiatus - Edwyn Collins


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

Holiday Hiatus - Carter USM



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

Some Holiday Hiatus Sunday Soul


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

Over to Skye For Our Holidays


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

Let's All Get Dixie Fried


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