Ten minutes of bliss from the great British bluesman. If you have time, check out his album Do I Know You, a favourite of mine. Here it is:
I have several female folk singers vying for the position of least favourite. Judy Dyble is one, along with Jacqui McShee, Celia Humphris and Shirley Collins, all of whom in … Continue readingFairport Convention: Violets of Dawn
We were all talking about this in the sixth-form smoking room the day after this was broadcast in December 1972. It comes from the Dutch band’s album Focus 3 and … Continue readingFocus: Sylvia
Lovely stuff from her album Against the Streams. I think of this as one of her later works but in fact it’s 24 years old.
From the new album by the daughters of legendary US bassist Charlie Haden. I hope I don’t get thrown out of the Ribble Valley Feminist League for suggesting that they … Continue readingThe Haden Triplets: Every Time I Try
From her debut solo album Obadiah, released ten years ago. Time, surely, for a Be Good Tanyas reunion.
Mournful final track from their classic 1970 LP Highway.
Wonderfully relaxing passage from his 1977 album One World.
As one of the commenters on this clip remarks: How can anyone not like the Pixies?
Standout track from his debut solo album, 1970’s Vintage Violence. What a creepy cover.