Live in her front room, a solo effort from the Innocence Mission’s delightful chanteuse.
This was originally a French song called Prière Sans Espoir (Hopeless Prayer) with music by Charles Danvers and lyrics by Pierre Benoit Buisson, released by Lucien Lupi in 1956. English lyrics were … Continue readingThe Angels: Till
One of the best tracks from Glow, their breakthrough third album released in 1995. Crikey, that’s getting on for 30 years ago.
Another classic live performance – this for the BBC in 1971. God bless ’em.
More grainy live Fairportery; some kind soul took the trouble to colourise the original black-and-white footage.
Written by John Marascalco and producer Robert ‘Bumps’ Blackwell, this was recorded by Little Richard in October 1956 but the first release was by the Valiants in 1957. Little Richard’s … Continue readingLittle Richard: Good Golly Miss Molly
DESPITE my hatred of aeroplanes, a few years ago my reptile-loving better half persuaded me to make the nine-hour flight to Florida so she could take me to the Turtle … Continue readingMan meets manatee
Couldn’t resist another live Fairport clip even if the picture’s not top quality; this is from Paris in 1970 with the classic Full House line-up.
Sadly there is film only of the first minute of this 1975 performance for the London Weekend Show but it’s still lovely to see old Sandy in action.
Young wrote this for his 1970 album After the Gold Rush. Released as a single it reached No 33 in the US.