I’m not a great Motown fan but I think this one is great. It was written by group members Smokey Robinson (lead vocalist), Pete Moore (bass vocalist), and Marv Tarplin … Continue readingThe Miracles: Tracks of My Tears
Sadly you see very little live footage of Fotheringay. Thankfully, this is an exception. From the German TV programme Beat Club in 1970.
THIS week, our time-travelling Ford Anglia coughs its way into Edinburgh, late 1965. Multi-instrumentalist Robin Williamson and banjo player Clive Palmer, both 22, had spent two years as a duo … Continue readingIncredibles but true
Although, in my case, I have to say every day’s great. Two long walks, two nice meals and a good chase of the tennis ball. And no cats.
WHEN I woke shortly before 7am on Tuesday, the light on my bedroom wall was such a vivid red that I wondered for a second if the building over the … Continue readingSunrise over Pendle
Written by John Hiatt, one of the standout tracks from Ryland P’s 1980 album Borderline. And here’s a version by Rosanne Cash.
Live 1985 TV version of a key pick from Across a Crowded Room.
This was written by Pat Ballard and released in 1954 by the Four Aces, who got to No 9 in both America and Britain . . . . . . … Continue readingThe Chordettes: Mr Sandman
One of the more invigorating cuts from the 1977 LP The Modern Dance. I seem to remember having a five-album set of David Thomas’s solo work which failed to make … Continue readingPere Ubu: Non Alignment Pact
No fewer than 169million views for this 1988 video from the troubled Texan.