Written by Nick Drake’s mum Molly, this is from the album Diversions Volume Four and very sweet it is too.
If you could have Natalie Merchant singing and the Albion Country Band backing, then you’d have a record and a half.
This was recommended by reader ‘Sargantana’ in response to my Monday column about Caravan and the Hatfields. Incredibly, it was released this year. The Canterbury Sound lives!
Kindly suggested by reader Andy Marshall, who wrote: ‘The legend, for many years, was that the singer was David Bowie, and this made it a very much sought-after disc. It’s … Continue readingVamp: Floatin’
One of several great tracks from the Ace album Another Saturday Night – Classic Recordings From The Louisiana Bayous.
I liked Saturday’s Santana/Cooder clip so much that I’m putting this forward for your perusal. From 1992.
A 1971 live version of the song from the Parachute album. In memory of Phil May, who died a few days ago from complications following hip surgery after a cycling … Continue readingThe Pretty Things: Sickle Clowns
Shivers down the back time again.
Beautiful. Best heard while wearing a loud Hawaiian shirt.
Brilliant piece of musical soap opera from 1975’s Still Caught Up album. Dig the backing from the Muscle Shoals gang.