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Aldous Harding 2017 B:W

12/2/17 – Aldous Harding – Horizon – 2017 – Tour Dates – February/March/May – 2017

Back from the dead, (that’s me, not Aldous Harding) after a holiday in Brazil and Northern Argentina at the spectacular Iguacu falls, it’s time to spread more music across the land with a short post about a girl from New Zealand. It’s only a matter of time before Aldous Harding penetrates your skin, rattles the […]


17/11/16 – Beethoven – Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 (Paul Tortelier & Eric Heidsieck) – 1972 / Chuck Berry – Roll Over Beethoven – Live On French TV In The Fifties Or Sixties

As I am near Bonn, it seemed only right to visit Beethoven’s birthplace. He was born in a house on Bonngasse 18-26 (now a museum) in 1770 and died in Vienna in 1827 aged 56. An autopsy revealed serious liver damage, probably from alcohol consumption. In the later part of his life his deafness was so […]


7/11/16 – Elvis Presley – In The Ghetto – 1969 / Live In The Early Seventies

In 1969 Elvis Presley released, From Elvis in Memphis, the first studio album after a long series of Soundtrack albums.  His Paramount studio deal over, he was free to record again in his own right and chose to work at American Sound studios in Memphis with the house band, The Memphis Boys and their classic […]


4/11/16 – Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On – 1971/ What’s Going On – Live 1972

Marvin Gaye’s wonderful, melodic, lyrically powerful, socially conscious 1971 album, What’s Going On, spawned three American Top Ten singles, the title track reaching No.2. The song was written by Gaye, Al Cleveland and Renaldo “Obie” Benson. Benson was the bass voice in The Four Tops, Cleveland was a Motown songwriter that co-wrote I Second That […]


31/10/16 – The Beatles – Revolution – 1968

As we come to the end of October with Donald Trump edging ahead in an ABC National poll, it seems we might need some kind of spiritual revolution, a revolution in understanding rather than intolerance. I’ve never understood a hierarchy of nations or races, genders or judgement over sexual orientation, what’s the point? John Lennon’s political […]


24/10/16 – Nina Simone – Mississippi Goddam – Live In Antibes – 1965

Mississippi Goddam was Nina Simone’s response to the assassination of Medgar Evers by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963 and the 16th St Baptist Church bombing in Alabama in the same year where four black children – Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair were killed. The song […]