Don´t say we never take you to glamorous locations on sexy, star-studded A & M Records. Here we have the peerless Bridget performing at Hebden Bridge Trades Club half a … Continue readingBridget St John: Ask Me No Questions
HYMNS in which Christians are portrayed as warriors seem to have a special resonance these days, and Fight the Good Fight is one of the best. The words were written … Continue readingFight the Good Fight
This silly but catchy song was written by American singer Shirley Ellis with Lincoln Chase. (It can’t have been hard to write as there are only a couple of notes … Continue readingShirley Ellis: The Name Game
One of THE great videos from the Sheffield smoothie, circa 1985.
Not the most innovative musically, but the Scouse jokers had some great ideas including inner-city mayhem spreading to Trumptonshire.
THIS week’s subject featured recently in the Times Saturday Review column My Culture Fix. Rickie Lee Jones was asked who, in her opinion, was the most underrated figure around. ‘Myself,’ … Continue readingRickie Lee Jones, Duchess of Coolsville
Live 1971 version of the song from the classic North Star Grassman and the Ravens album. RIP Sandy.
From the 1979 album In Through The Out Door, which my master says is a reference to unnatural sexual practices, whatever that means. I love the second comment on the … Continue readingLed Zeppelin: Hot Dog
Possibly the best self-composed Beatles track, with a stunningly complex and beautiful melody. John Lennon claimed to have written it solo, given credence by this scratchy home demo, but Paul … Continue readingThe Beatles: If I Fell
Early song by ‘Two Beers’ Veirs. It’s a mournful beauty. From the 2001 album The Triumphs and Travails of Orphan Mae. Through December Through DecemberProvided to YouTube by Redeye Worldwide … Continue readingLaura Veirs: Through December