1970

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30/11/16 – Kissing Spell – Los Pajaros – 1970 / Embrujo – Self-Titled – 1971

Originally called Kissing Spell (El Embrujo Que Besa) and releasing Los Pájaros (The Birds) in 1970, by 1971 they had released their second album and shortened their name to Embrujo due to the uncertain political climate and how having an English name might be seen. Melodic, Folky Pop Psychedelia sung in Spanish in the pre Pinochet era […]

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25/11/16 – Aguaturbia – 1st/ Volumen 2 – 1969/1970 / Psychedelic Drugstore – 1993

If you remember the ten volumes of the Love Peace And Poetry compilations featuring obscure Psychedelic bands from ten different countries, the covers adorned with Californian sixties Go Go dancer and model Cheryl Strode – then you may have come across Aguaturbia on Volume 10 (focusing on Chile). Two Aguaturbia tracks were featured – Erótica and I […]

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16/11/16 – Mose Allison – November 11 1927 – November 15 2016 / I Don’t Worry About A Thing – 1962/ Parchman Farm – 1958 / Look Here – 1964 / I’m Smashed – 1969 / Blues Breakers – Parchman Farm – 1966 / The Clash – Look Here – 1980 The Who – Young Man’s Blues Live – 1970

As Jazz lovers struggle with Rock and vice versa, Mose Allison managed to stay out of the genre wars by inventing his own style that incorporated Jazz and Blues with real songs, virtuoso playing, meaningful lyrics, memorable melodies, humour, seriousness –  Allison had it all covered. When The Who released Live At Leeds they included […]

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14/11/16 – Leon Russell – April 2 1942 – November 13 2016 / Hall Of Fame Induction By Elton John – 2011 / Talking About Songwriting / A Song For You – 1970 – A Song For You – Live – 1971 / Carpenters – Superstar – 1971 / Joe Cocker And The Grease Band – Delta Lady – 1969 / George Benson – This Masquerade

After a political thread that inspired wonderful, meaningful songs about righting the world’s wrongs, Donald Trump was elected president of the USA – then Leonard Cohen died. I left London and flew to Stockholm to rehearse with Anekdoten and then in turn flew to Holland to play, leaving the following day to drive to Germany – […]