THIS week, fond recollections of Bonnie Raitt and the albums she made at the beginning of her long career. Bonnie was blessed with a wonderful voice and is no slouch … Continue readingFirst Raitt
A supposedly impromptu version of Montana adapted after a member of the audience requested the Allman Brothers’ Whipping Post. If Zappa didn’t arrange for that to happen, my arse is … Continue readingFrank Zappa: Whipping Floss
Now that’s what I call a good name for a group.
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, this was first released by The Drifters in 1961 with four female back-up singers who would all achieve success: Cissy Houston (mother of … Continue readingThe Searchers: Sweets for My Sweet
From the brilliant 1975 documentary Heartworn Highways. Stay tuned for an Off the Beaten Tracks about TVZ coming soon to a screen near you.
I’VE been reading a rather disturbing book, called The Hidden Life of Trees. The subtitle, What They Feel, How They Communicate, made me particularly uneasy. It’s by Peter Wohlleben, who manages a large … Continue readingTalking trees
There are lots of Nesmith fans out there, I know, so here’s another of his prime cuts. This is a 1971 live version of the song from Nevada Fighter.
This is a bonus track from the CD reissue of If I Could Do It All Over Again I’d Do It All Over You. Maurice Haylett, I believe, was a … Continue readingCaravan: A Day in the Life of Maurice Haylett
Written by Pete Townshend. A short version (3’ 35”) was released as a single in June 1971, reaching No 9 in the UK charts and No 15 in the US. The full … Continue readingThe Who: Won’t Get Fooled Again
This was written by Buddy Holly and drummer Jerry Allison. It was first recorded by Buddy Holly and the Three Tunes by Decca in 1956 but it was not released … Continue readingBuddy Holly: That’ll Be the Day