Only the lovely Bridget could describe standing in a dog’s egg with no shoes on as ‘bare feet getting dirt-pretty’. This lovely track is from her first album Ask Me … Continue readingBridget St John: Bare Feet and Hot Pavements
From before he started doing Louis Armstrong impressions.
The Edward G Robinson of rock never sang better than this. From Veedon Fleece, 1974.
IT HAS been a voyage of discovery for me this week. It is the first time I have written about a hymn I don’t know, and along the way I … Continue readingVictorian gems
This brilliant clip is taken from Martin Scorsese’s film of the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue and was shot at the home of singer Gordon Lightfoot. The song is about Joni’s … Continue readingJoni Mitchell: Coyote
This was written by Tony Romeo and released in 1969. It reached No 10 in America and No 2 in Britain. It was something of a comeback for Christie after … Continue readingLou Christie: I’m Gonna Make You Mine
Title track of his follow-up to the marvellous Discover America album. Profile of VDP coming up soon.
Latest I’ve heard is that his condition in hospital has stabilised as he fights coronavirus, so let’s hope and trust that he pulls through. Here is a duet with Nanci … Continue readingJohn Prine: Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
This was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. Little Eva took it to No 12 in America and No 30 in Britain in 1962. The Beatles performed it live … Continue readingLittle Eva: Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Nice twangy stuff from Mouldy Bob.