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21 April 2022 1,014 views One Comment

 

Robert Plant – Digging Deep Podcast – new series…

Digging Deep returns April 18th for Season 5. Robert Plant will delve into his back catalogue weekly with Matt Everitt, to tell stories of inspiration, collaboration and intervention. Brand new episodes to be released every Monday. This series starts off with “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp”; RP discusses the adventure of finding creativity and writing Led Zeppelin III. Listen back to previous episodes on all podcast platforms.

Listen to the new series episode one below:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUMYEBaFllc
Robert Plant on BBC Radio 6 Music:
Robert Plant will be hosting on BBC Radio 6 Music, this Sunday, April 24h at 4pm. Listen back to the previous show on BBC Sounds, RP dives his record collection, discussing cuts by Calexico, Terry Reid and Donovan. Last Sunday Robert was  armed with tracks by Ray Charles, PJ Harvey, Jimmy Smith and Scott Walker.
Here’s the link to last week’s show:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0016901
Above photo by John Parkin

BONHAM-BULLICK Latest News April 2022
No.3 Blues Therapy Chart
No.13 independent Blues Broadcasters Association Chart
Top 10 Amazon Blues-Rock April Pre Order Chart
BBC Radio 2 Johnnie Walker’s Rock Show ‘Rock God’ feature

Hi everyone, hope all is well and healthy as can be. This is our periodic Newsletter to let you know of our New Bonham-Bullick album release on Quarto valley Records and UK/European Tour Dates 2022.

Looking forward to seeing some of you out there at the shows, some of which are selling really well, thank you for the support, and it’s always advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
  Watch the New Video: Can’t you See What You’re Doing To Me
Pre Order Album (29 April Release): https://bonham-bullick.lnk.to/Bonham-Bullick
Watch Deborah and G Perform ‘Stay With Me Baby’ to a standing ovation at London’s Royal Albert Hall, as Special Guest to Paul Rodgers

 

Deborah Bonham and Peter Bullick, along with their band and special guests, have recorded a new Blues, Rock and Soul inspired 13 track album Bonham-Bullick on Quarto Valley Records. The Albert King classic ‘Can’t You See What You’re Doing To Me’ is the first single from the new album, showcasing Bullick’s searing guitar and includes special guest Paul Brown (The Waterboys, Ann Peebles, Bobby Rush) on Hammond Organ, alongside Richard Newman, Ian Rowley and Gerard Louis from Bonham-Bullick’s Live band and Paul Rodgers’ ‘Free Spirit’ band.

Order Single: https://bonham-bullick.lnk.to/CantYouSee

Bonham-Bullick is a joint project songbook of some classic and obscure composition interpretations spanning seven decades. The album, produced by Bonham and mixed by Tim Oliver at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, takes you on a fascinating journey with songs from the greats such as O.V. Wright, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King Sam Cooke and Ann Peebles together with more modern-day luminaries such as Bernard Fowler (Rolling Stones), Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) and Chris Wilson. Guests on the album include John Baggott (Robert Plant, Portishead, Massive Attack), John Hogg (Magpie Salute, Moke), Marco Giovino (Robert Plant, John Cale) and pedal steel Supremo, B.J. Cole.
Throughout the recording process, Bonham and Bullick have shown a deep respect for the original songs whilst reaching deep into their hearts and souls to make each song an exciting new adventure for the listener.

Pre Order Album: https://bonham-bullick.lnk.to/Bonham-Bullick
 
BBC Radio 2 Johnnie Walker’s Rock Show
feat Bonham-Bullick and Deborah Bonham’s Rock God
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0015lzjThe Jay Jay French Connection (‘Twisted Sister’ founder/guitarist):
Beyond the Music Podcast feat Bonham-Bullick
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jay-jay-french-connection-beyond-the-music/id1541924407BBC Radio Uncle Frank Show of Fun Lovin Criminals feat Bonham-Bullick
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0bxx7qw
Irish News
https://www.irishnews.com/arts/music
Bonham-Bullick Tour Dates 2022
UK, France, Belgium, Holland (USA Fall Tour TBA)
Thu 28 Apr WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre
https://www.tivoliwimborne.co.uk/Fri 29 Apr TAVISTOCK Wharf
https://www.tavistockwharf.comFri 13 May BELGIUM Open Music Jazz Club, Place Sainte-Anne 7780 Comines https://www.openmusicjazzclub.beSat 14 May HOLLAND Hoogeveen Blues Festival Netherlands
https://detamboer.nl/programma/blues-festival-2022Sat 28 May CHICHESTER Chidham Village Hall
https://www.wemsfest.com/
Sat 25 June FRANCE Le Trait (76) Les Estivales Saint Jean
Fri 1 Jul SURREY Alfold Rock & Blues Festival
https://alfoldrockblues.com/Fri 8 Jul BEWDLEY St George’s Hall
https://www.thehall-bewdley.org.uk/music-in-the-hallThu 14 Jul MILTON KEYNES, The Stables
https://stables.org/Fri 15 Jul NEWPORT The Patriot Crumlin
https://home-of-rock.co.uk/Sun 21 Aug KENT A New Day Festival, Hernhill
https://anewdayfestival.com/artists#a-new-day-2022Fri 16 Sep WORCESTER Huntingdon Hall
https://worcestertheatres.co.uk/huntingdon-hall/home
Sun 18 Sep BARNOLDSWICK Music & Arts Centre
https://www.barnoldswickmusicandartscentre.com/

 

Sun 25 Sep FRANCE Festival Printemps de Pérouges

https://www.festival-perouges.org/programmation/hard-rock-day/

Thu 29 Sep KINROSS Green Hotel
https://www.mundellmusic.com/
Fri 30 Sep NEWCASTLE Trillians
https://trilliansnewcastle.co.uk
Sat 1 Oct HULL Wrecking Ball Arts Centre
https://wreckingballstore.co.uk/event/deborah-bonham-peter-bullick-at-wrecking-ball-arts-centre/
Fri 14 Oct FRANCE Torcy (71) Le C2
Sat 15 Oct FRANCE Riom (63) La Puce a L’Oreille
Wed 26 Oct HENLEY Crooked Billet, Stoke Row
http://thecrookedbillet.co.uk/

LZ News:

Here’s the latest round up from LZ News:

Upcoming events:

April 18 – The first episode of the fifth season of Robert Plant’s podcast “Digging Deep” will be released.
April 19 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Bewdley, England.
April 20 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Rhyl, Wales.
April 22 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Liverpool, England.
April 24 – Robert Plant will present his third episode of Iggy Pop’s BBC Radio 6 Music show.
April 25 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Middlesbrough, England.
April 26 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Halifax, England.
April 27 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Stockport, England.
April 29 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace in Aberystwyth, Wales.
May 1 – Robert Plant will perform with Saving Grace at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in Cheltenham, England.
May 7 – The Black Country Beats exhibition at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery, which is set to include Robert Plant’s career, will open.
May 13 – The Tunespeak competition to win tickets for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ US tour will close.
June 1 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Canandaigua, New York and Jimmy Page and Scarlett Sabet will be interviewed on stage at Hay Festival in Wales.
June 2 – Jimmy Page will be interviewed on stage at Hay Festival in Wales.
June 3 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Saratoga Springs, New York.
June 4 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Forest Hills, New York.
June 6 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Clarkston, Michigan.
June 7 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Chicago, Illinois.
June 9 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Indianapolis, Indiana.
June 11 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Columbia, Maryland.
June 12 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
June 14 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Cary, North Carolina.
June 16 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Atlanta, Georgia.
June 17 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform at the Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
June 22-26 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform at Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England.
June 26 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform at BST Hyde Park in London, England.
June 29 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform at Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark.
July 1 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Hamar, Norway.
July 2 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Bergen, Norway.
July 5 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Rättvik, Sweden.
July 8 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform at Cactusfestival in Bruges, Belgium.
July 10 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform at the Royal Park Live festival in Baarn, Netherlands.
July 14 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform at the Lucca Summer Festival in Lucca, Italy.
July 16 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform at JazzOpen Stuttgart 2022 in Stuttgart, Germany.
July 18 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Sopot, Poland.
July 20 – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform in Berlin, Germany.
September 4 – The Black Country Beats exhibition at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery, which is set to include Robert Plant’s career, will close.
October 19 – The French translation of “Led Zeppelin By Led Zeppelin” will be published.
Early 2023 – “A Whole Lotta Music: Life To My Ears,” the memoirs of Tight But Loose editor Dave Lewis, will be published.
2023 – A remastered and expanded 30th anniversary edition of “Coverdale–Page” will be released.

Many thanks to James Cook 

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TBL Archive 1 – Jimmy Page & Robert Plant – Walking Into Clarksdale – 24 Years Gone:

To mark the release of the Walking into Clarksdale album 24 years ago this week, here’s a TBL archive piece that looks back to the release of the album.

On the back of the Shepherds Bush gig and all the media coverage, it was such a great time to be a Page & Plant fan. Here’s my original and very optimistic review of the Walking Into Clarksdale album written for TBL issue 13 in 1998.

 Walking Into Clarksdale: Another Walk With Walter

Q: When is a Led Zeppelin album not a Led Zeppelin album?

A: When it’s Walking Into Clarksdale.

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant : Walking Into Clarksdale (Mercury)

Well it’s certainly not ‘Led Zeppelin II as if anyone would have been daft to enough to think it would be! And initially, it may leave the listener slightly confused, but eventually this long awaited new studio album continues in the grand Page Plant tradition of moving ever onwards. In doing so they constantly refuse to merely retread the formulas of old and instead opt for innovation and surprise.

If anything, it’s something of another walk with Walter. I would draw parallel to the overall feel of the album with that of their spring 1972 Stargroves composition Walter’s Walk, which finally saw the light of day on Coda. That track has a monolithic feel that takes some plays to rise to the surface, and contains an intensity that initially may cloud it’s impressive content. But when it’s quality becomes apparent then it really hits home. So it is with Walking Into Clarksdale.

Whilst there are no blatant Zeppelin re-spray jobs, the album is littered with subtle elements of their past. One of the joys of the album is searching them out. One thing’s for sure though, this is an album that has to be worked at. However, given repeated listening, it does begin to fall into place, and the full fruits of their labour (all 35 days, if the press release is to be believed!) begins to unfold.

Much of the album carries a melancholic and wistful feel – presenting songs that carry a reflective lyrical theme. In tracks such as When The World Was Young, When I Was A Child and Heart In Your Hand, Robert seems to be pensively re-assessing events that have gone before (‘’Do your lips still call my name, would your mouth still taste the same’’). It makes for some of his most personal lyrical statements in song for a very long time. ‘’A bit of emotional debris,’’ is how he described the theme of some of the song’s to Mojo’s Matt Snow.

I’ve had many a memorable premier of their work in the past – I can recall vividly exactly where I was the first time I heard Physical Graffiti, Presence, Pictures At Eleven etc. – and this new Page Plant album was always going to be an epic initial playback. So there I was, holed up in the TBL office around 9pm on a cold early ’98 Wednesday night faced with the huge expectation of this new album, knowing that over the coming months these songs would be the soundtrack to my life and countless other like-minded fans across the world.

As the semi acoustic groove of Shining In The Light swung in it was a huge relief to finally be listening to new Page & Plant music. As that familiar guitar style oozed from the speakers and that voice opened up… well I knew I was in the best company again. Subsequently some of the content did seem to wash over on that initial hearing.

Having lived with it for a while now, well, it’s excellence is more than evident. It carries so much vitality and most importantly it carries a totally contemporary feel. This isn’t a museum piece as Jimmy stated recently, this is new music that can line up with any of the best of today’s modern outfits such as The Verve. Lets face it, there are few other songwriters of 30 years standing who can rival that feat.

In terms of the musical performance and production, Steve Albini’s role seems to have been more about capturing a clear sound than bringing in the rough edge that has been the focus of his work with The Pixies and PJ Harvey. Robert’s vocals throughout are a sheer delight, singing with clarity and conviction and aided by a very up-front vocal mix. Jimmy, meantime, appears to be concentrating on his strength as a craftsman of guitar sound rather than churning out endless solos.

Some may bemoan the lack of guitar army tactics but by adopting this method there is a subtlety and surprise element (that swift guitar change in the title track for instance) in his performance that is a joy to hear. Michael Lee once again more than  proves his worth to the set up ably supported by Charlie’s bass work. Aside from the odd cameo from Ed Shearmer and Tim Whelan, it’s the basic ‘four-man, live-in-the-studio’ format that has worked so well on stage in recent weeks.

Outstanding moments? Quite a few. The way they kick in relentlessly on the chorus of When The World Was Young, with all the spark of on the road spirit of ’72 Zeppelin. The way the string arrangement comes seeping in on Upon A Golden Horse – the whole track has the bizarre lyrical content that has lit up many a Plant prose in the past- and carries a great swirling sound reminiscent of Four Sticks.

Please Read The Letter opens with Sick Again like riffing from Page before settling into a very West Coast repetitive romp that echoes the work of Moby Grape and vocally, finds Plant aping the style of Roy Orbison. Most High comes over as almost a separate entity from the rest of the album with it’s Arabic tendencies offering a last glance back to the world of Unledded. I felt this sound-ed a little perfunctory as a studio track, however, it’s elevation as a live piece seems to have rectified those initial shortcomings.

The title track is a great throw back to the off-the-cuff rockabilly tradition of Candy Store Rock. With it’s jolting time change it could easily have taken it’s place on Presence, and that second solo is pure Telecaster heaven reminiscent of the fluttering style Page deployed on those final Yardbirds recordings (Think About It springs to mind).

Burning Up and House Of Love are where the guitarist steps up a gear. The former is embellished throughout by that crunching riff – a real slashing affair that jumps out of the speakers, propelled along by Lee’s tom tom barrage. It’s here that Page really steps on it, proving, if proof was needed, that he can pump those solos out in his sleep. The latter finds Page pressing down on the wah wah delightfully underpinning the incessant drum track in support of Plants “It’s just a little too much’’ pleadings.

Sons Of Freedom comes complete with a Prodigy like urgency aided by yet more impressive drumming – it’s vaguely in the style of Network News from Robert’s Fate Of Nations album, and jumps around feverishly before it all grinds to a percussive halt. It’s worth mentioning that after this track the Japanese version for the album carries the bonus Whiskey In The Glass, which is nothing more than a studio jam taped towards the end of the sessions. It’s set against a Bo Diddley Mona syncopated beat with Page playing that reverberated phased guitar style heard on Rude World, and Plant in his best ad-lib vocal, but fades prematurely at under three minutes just as it’s getting warmed up.

That leaves the trio of performances that best capture that aforementioned melancholy feel. Heart In Your Hand took a while to register, initially sounding like something from a Chris Isaac album. However this is one of the prime growers.Page plays some deft Dick Dale phrasing behind Plant’s reflective longing. Overall, the song captures a dark and brooding soundtrack feel.

When I Was A Child opens with a memorable reverberating tremolo. Then Robert comes in to deliver a haunting narrative that casts an oblique shadow over his past. Page adds a suitable restrained solo and at the finale Plant ad-libs the final lines with delicate finesse, “Oh you know, so I wander through your garden, grow, when I was a boy, I was a boy…” One of the stand-out tracks and one of Robert’s best vocal performances in years.

Then there is Blue Train. Opening with some slow moving bass and timpani before Robert’s mournful vocal seeps in. It then up-lifts via some strident Zeppelinish dynamics and features a beautifully plangent Byrds like jangling guitar solo constructed in a way that is just quintessential Jimmy Page. At the close Robert raises the tempo, “Hear the blue train, hear the blue train’’, before it all calms to a close. Lyrically, there’s a reflective longing that is as close to home for Robert as perhaps I Believe was.

For me When I Was a Child and Blue Train are performance’s to rank right up there with Ten Years Gone and Down By The Seaside, as they both display that unique emotional dynamism that has always characterised their best work.

So ends another walk with Walter. It’s not instant, and some of it takes a while to register but there can be no denying the sheer quality of this long awaited work. In the shadow of the Zeppelin, but essentially Page & Plant music of today, Walking Into Clarksdale may turn out to be one of the most durable and ultimately satisfying albums of their entire career.

Dave Lewis – April 17, 1998.

Postscript – April  21 2022:

Walking Into Clarksdale may turn out to be one of the most durable and ultimately satisfying albums of their entire career.

Looking back that was a bit of a bold statement – Walking Into Clarksdale has actually gone down as quite a low key album. There’s no doubt it still divides opinion amongst fans.

The rather thin production and lack of wide screen riffling -something so evident on Jimmy’s previous studio project – the Coverdale Page album, does reduce it’s overall impact. That said, much of it still sounds great – from the light and breezy opener Shining In the Light through to the still superb Blue Train (one of the best ever Page Plant alliances in or out of Zep) and wonderfully affecting When I Was A Child – it still has much to delight. Only the rather cumbersome Burning Up and Sons of Freedom have really paled that much.

It’s a discerningly strange album – it may not be high on the playlist but when I do play it  – it always hits the mark and like I said, this album is steeped in late 90s memories. Walking Into Clarksdale is therefore something of a durable minor league classic.

I’ve just played it through and aside from sounding really good – it inspired a wave of personal 1990s nostalgic memories of the time – Istanbul, Shepard’s Bush Empire, managing the Our Price Record shop, the big Victoria Record Fairs, meets at the Eastern Monk pub. This was the last opportunity we had to revel in a union of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant together. Great days indeed.

Have a listen to Walking Into Clarksdale again – I think you will be pleasantly surprised of the impact.

Dave Lewis – April  21, 2022.


My thoughts on the Beth Hart Tribute To Led Zeppelin album…

I am a bit late to this particular party but recently I finally got stuck in to this album of Zep songs by Beth Hart.

I am always a bit of a sucker for a cover version –  for example I have over 100 singles featuring Beatles cover versions.

Unsurprisingly, I’ve always been fascinated with Led Zeppelin cover versions going right back to 1970 and the thrilling version of Whole Lotta Love that gave CCS a top twenty  hit.

They did something that is not easy to do – they stamped their own authority on the song and the way CCS did it was to present it as mainly instrumental version using a flute as the vocal line it worked a treat  – Joe Cocker pulled off a similar feat by completely reworking Lennon and McCartney’s With A Little Help From My Friends.

Notable cover version of Zep songs include Betty Joe’s fairly straight rendering of D’yer M’aker, Patti Boulaye’s take on All My Love and Far Corporation’s rather saccharine attempt at Stair ay To Heaven – a 1985 UK hit.

In the early 90s there were a couple of multi artist compilations then in 1995 came the official cover version accolade Encomium A Tribute To Led Zeppelin. An excellent collection for Zep covers by the likes of The Four Non Blondes, Sheryl Crow and even Robert Pant himself with his duet reworking of Down By The Seaside with Tori Amos.

More recently there was the Mojo magazine’s  2015 re-imagining of the Physical Graffiti album.

Now comes the renowned singer Beth Hart’s Tribute To Led Zeppelin –an entire album of cover versions by the esteemed lady.

First things first – I am not that familiar with Beth’s work but I do know she’s highly rated.

In an interview with Classic Rock when asked what was her favourite Zeppelin album Beth replied as follows:

‘’I don’t own any of their albums. The choices are all by Rob Cavallo. He put the band and orchestra together. This is his vision. All I did was sing. And I couldn’t believe how good he made me sound. I had no idea how truly genius Jimmy Page was in his song writing and arrangements. And how educated and well-read Robert Plant was – you can really hear it in his lyrics.’’

This very honest answer actually works in her favour as it’s evident that Beth approaches the songs with few preconceptions.

As for producer Rob Cavello, the opposite is well apparent – his knowledge of Zeppelin is more than evident and the arrangements and production are first class throughout -with more than a little help via some soaring string arrangements by David Campbell.

Beth’s vocal approach is in the grand tradition of female blues rock vocalists as such as Janis Joplin, Maggie Bell, Elkie Brooks, Tina Turner and Deborah Bonham  and all the better for it – at times there’s also a touch of  Adele histrionics. There’s a pleasing earthiness to her delivery which .

So here we go – opener Whole Lotta Love is performed as per the original right down to the swirling middle section. Kashmir is powered by a compelling orchestral enhanced riff arrangement that really brings out the hypnotic quality of the original.

Stairway  To Heaven is played in the conventional manner, though outside of beefing up as a rap number (heaven forbid!) is perhaps only way to do it. The finale has something of the regal status the Wilson’s brought to their epic version at the Kennedy Honors ceremony

Most impressive and for me the highlight of the whole album is Beth’s delivery of The Crunge.

The Houses of The Holy funk parody is a brave choice and hardly an obvious one. Beth navigates her way around the offbeat time signatures with aplomb bringing a Janis like drawl to proceedings. Given this ambitious stance it strikes me that the album would have benefited with more adventurous covers rather than some of the expected big hitters.

Talking of which, Black Dog and Good Times Bad Times deviate little from their originals but benefit from the sheer gusto of Beth’s delivery and Rob Cavello’s embellishments.

Dancing Days/When The Levee Breaks are presented as a medley. Dancing Days bookends this arrangement and with its swirling string accompaniment reminds me of the live versions Page and Plant performed with the Egyptian Orchestra on their 1995/6 world tour. Levee finds the singer really stretching out. I would have actually preferred to hear full versions of these songs as they seem a little disjointed when merged as one.

The same can be said for No Quarter/Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – superbly performed but again somewhat stifled in the medley format.

There’s no such constriction for the final song The Rain Song  – a full blown epic again greatly benefiting from Rob Cavello and David Campbell’s expansive input and Beth bringing the required light and shade sensitivity to the lyrics.

Summary:  There’s much to enjoy here and while some of the arrangements stick to the tried and trusted formula of the Zep versions, when Beth really flexes her vocal talent (ala The Crunge and The Rain Song) she brings a delightful freshness to the table.

It will no doubt spur many listeners to search out the originals – not least the singer herself who no doubt now has a full shelf of Zep albums.

Beth Hart’s A Tribute To Led Zeppelin does what it says on the tin and in doing so highlights what incredibly complex and glorious songs these really are – performed here with all due respect and often pleasing re-invention.

Dave Lewis – April 19, 2022

 


DL Diary Blog Update:

Friday April 15:

Easter Weekend Playlist here…
Dusty Springfield – Dusty Sings Soul CD
Steve Winwood – Arc Of A Diver Deluxe 2CD
Saving Grace Featuring Robert Plant & Suzi Dian – Live at Birmingham Town Hall 2021 – 2CDR (thanks Steve Hall)
Robert Plant – Dreamland LP
The Rolling Stones – Black And Blue LP
Free – Free Story CD
Bad Company – Straight Shooter LP
Led Zeppelin – Presence CD
The Faces -Killer Highlights 1972 – 1973 bootleg CD
Vashti Bunyan – Just Another Diamond Day CD
Dana Gillespie – What Memories Are Made Of – 2CD
Paul Weller – An Orchestrated Songbook CD
Richard Thompson (guitar, vocal) CD
Miles Davis Round About Midnight 2 CD
Fleetwood Mac Tusk – 3 CD
Saturday April 16:
Saturday is platterday..on the player the rather magnificent Presence album by Led Zeppelin..
’’It was an April morning when they told us we should go’’
Saturday April 16:

Saturday is platterday – on the player some early evening Rolling Stones – the Black And Blue album sounding just as good as it did all of 46 years ago when I purchased it the day it came out in April 1976…

 

 

Sunday April 17:

Sunday sounds on CD – loading up the timelessly brilliant Miles Davis Kind Of Blue – perfect for a sunny Sunday Easter Day – Happy Easter one and all from us here…

Thursday April 21:

Recent charity shop finds….10p each…I’ll take them!

 

 

 

 

 

Update here…

Janet has been making some steady progress here and we are now venturing out every day for a short walk on her crutches to help strengthen her leg. There are some challenges ahead but the good lady is as ever showing her usual amazing fortitude.

Record Store Day is upon us this Saturday but as I need to be on hand for Janet, I wont be making  my usual early start to get in the queue at Slide Records in Bedford. However I do aim to pop down there at some point in the day as there are one or two very nice releases I’d like to get hold of.

Plenty of inspiring stuff on the player to keep the spring spirits up as follows:

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant -Walking Into Clarksdale LP

Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection LP

Paul Simon – Paul Simon LP

T.Rex – Great Hits 1972 -1977  – The A Sides CD

The Clash – The Essential Clash  2CD

John Lennon -Gimme Some Truth 3 CD

Mott The Hoople – The Ballad of Mott -a Retrospective – 2CD

Miles Davis – In A Silent Way CD

Thanks for listening – stay safe and well you very lovely people…

Dave  Lewis – April  21, 2022

Until next time

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  • Allen said:

    Having listened, and enjoyed the latest podcast from Mr Plant, I must say it was disappointing to hear him deny that Bron-y-Aur Stomp was derived from Bert Jansch. I’m pretty sure, with his musical knowledge, that he’d ha known that Jimmy Page lifted a considerable section of it from Janch’s ‘Jack Orion’ album.

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