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Red Pony

This performance of John Fahey’s ‘Red Pony’ from 1969 was recently shown in a great documentary about the guitarist broadcast by the BBC. This performance of John Fahey’s ‘Red Pony’ from 1969 was recently shown in a great documentary about the guitarist broadcast by the BBC. The film was titled In Search of Blind Joe Death, and is summarised […]

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Career of Evil

Blue Oyster Cult with Patti Smith, ‘Career of Evil’ (Albert Bouchard / Patti Smith), originally appeared on the Blue Oyster Cult album, Secret Treaties (1974).

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NRBQ

NRBQ, ‘Don’t You Know’, from the Kick Me Hard album, and from 1980 a live TV performance of ‘Rocket in My Pocket”. One of these days, very soon, we will publish a Rant + Rave about the glorious, yet relatively obscure NRBQ … watch this space.

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Sweet Tides

This is Thievery Corporation, from their 2008 album Radio Retaliation, with LouLou Ghelichkhani on vocals on this one.

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Let’s Shake Hands

From the movie, Under Great White Northern Lights, filmed 2007.

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Nick Drake

This is ‘Nick Drake’ by Mogwai

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Dead Flowers

The Rolling Stones are finally releasing a cinema version of their 1972 movie, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones. Here is a rough version from the old video dubs that have been circulating for 30-odd years. The tune is ‘Dead Flowers’. Best line-up of the Stones, with Jagger and Richards on vocals, and Mick Taylor […]

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Count Basie, ‘Splanky’

Here’s a ripping tune to get you moving in the morning – ‘Splanky’ by Count Basie. Originally from the 1957 Atomic Count Basie album.