Wednesday, July 6, 2022

BB LUCKY DIP # 122

 

BB LUCKY DIP # 122

Lucky Dip's will be a mystery gift to those who choose to pick them up. 


Today's topic: FINDING WATER



Stephen's Quote of the Day:    "It was always about me, me, me - as with many performers. But I've had to learn to do other things. Instead of touring America, for example, I started growing tomatoes."

... Chris Rea



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K Tells Vol. 19

 

K Tells Vol. 19


K tells -   Yes, it's Number One, it's Top of the Pops!

All three of these albums were the titles of smash hit #1 songs, but surprisingly not one featured the actual songs!

Good Vibrations - 22 Original Hits - 22 Original Artists (Ronco RR 2004 UK - P 11773 US - CSPS 661 CAN) (2021 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1973)        When this album was originally released by Ronco in 1973, you would have automatically assumed by the title that the Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations'

would have been included. It was not. I have now put things to rights and added this classic 1966 number one hit as a bonus. The album was released in the UK, US and Canada all with different track listings. I've compiled this 2021 remaster to include the best tracks from all versions, expanding to a 26 track compilation with a running time of 79:49 CD length.

Get It On! - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Artists (Ronco P 12101 US - CSPS 783 CAN) (2021 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1974)        When this album was originally released by Ronco in 1974, you would have automatically assumed by the title that T. Rex's 'Get It On' would have been included. It was not. I have now put things to rights and added this classic 1971 number one hit as a bonus.  The album was released in both the US and Canada with virtually identical track listings. This 2021 remaster is now expanded to 22 tracks, with a total running time of 75:20 CD length.

Block Buster - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel TU 2430 US - TC 229 CAN) (2021 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1976)          When this album was originally released by K-tel in 1976, you would have automatically assumed by the title that The Sweet's 'Block Buster!' would have been included. It was not. I have now put things to rights and added this classic 1973 number one hit as a bonus. The album was released in both the US and Canada with different track listings.   I've compiled this 2021 remaster to include the best tracks from both versions; 15 from the US edition, and 8 from the Canadian edition, making a 23 track compilation with a running time of 79:51 CD length.


Enjoy!

K

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Track lists

Good Vibrations - 22 Original Hits - 22 Original Artists (Ronco RR 2004 UK - P 11773 US - CSPS 661 CAN) (2021 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1973)  

01 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 3:37

02 The Monkees I'm a Believer (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 2:52

03 Sonny & Cher I Got You Babe 3:05

04 The Toys A Lover's Concerto 2:41

05 Dionne Warwick Walk On By 2:54

06 Tommy James and the Shondells Mony Mony 2:50

07 The Marcels Blue Moon (Original 1961 7" Mono Single Version) 2:16

08 Dion The Wanderer 2:43

09 The Everly Brothers Cathy's Clown (Original 1960 7" Single Version) 2:25

10 Neil Diamond Cherry, Cherry (Original 1966 7" Mono Studio Single Version) 2:42

11 The Turtles Elenore 2:30

12 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay (Original 1968 7" Mono Single Version) 2:41

13 Percy Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman 2:55

14 Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes If You Don't Know Me by Now 3:24

15 Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now 2:48

16 The O'Jays 992 Arguments (Original 1972 7" Single Version) 2:23

17 Johnny Williams Slow Motion (Part 1) (Original 1972 7" Single Version) 2:57

18 James Brown Down and Out in New York City 3:16

19 Looking Glass Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) 3:03

20 Sly and the Family Stone Thank You (Falettinme Me Be Mice Elf Again) 4:49

21 Blood, Sweat & Tears Go Down Gamblin' (Original 1971 7" Single Version) 2:48

22 The Hollies Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress 3:16

23 Albert Hammond It Never Rains in Southern California (Original 1972 7" Single Version) 3:17

24 Rod Stewart Handbags & Gladrags 4:22

25 The Association Darling Be Home Soon 3:43

26 Mott the Hoople All the Young Dudes 3:32


Get It On! - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Artists (Ronco P 12101 US - CSPS 783 CAN) (2021 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1974) 

01 T. Rex Get It On 4:25

02 Brownsville Station Smokin' in the Boy's Room 2:55

03 Ohio Players Funky Worm 2:40

04 Jim Stafford Spiders & Snakes 2:59

05 Johnny Nash Stir It Up (Original 1972 7" Single Mix) 3:01

06 Barry White I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby (Original 1973 7" Single Version) 4:10

07 Jerry Lee Lewis Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee (1973 'The Session' 7" Single Version) 3:37

08 B.B. King To Know You Is to Love You (Original 1973 7" Single Edit) 3:52

09 The Pointer Sisters Yes We Can Can (Original 1973 7" Single Version) 3:54

10 Maureen McGovern The Morning After 2:23

11 The O'Jays Love Train (Original 1972 7" Single Version) 2:59

12 Clint Holmes Playground in My Mind 2:54

13 Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show The Cover of "Rolling Stone" 2:55

14 The Stylistics You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) 3:39

15 Lobo I'd Love You to Want Me 4:02

16 The Four Tops Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got) 3:08

17 Deodato Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) (Original 1973 7" Single Version) 5:07

18 Dobie Gray Drift Away 3:57

19 Donna Fargo The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. 2:29

20 Murray McLauchlan The Farmer's Song 3:00

21 Billy Paul Me and Mrs. Jones (Original 1972 7" Single Version) 3:41

22 Ian Thomas Painted Ladies 3:33


Block Buster - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel TU 2430 US - TC 229 CAN) (2021 Remastered Expanded Edition) (1976)

01 The Sweet Block Buster! 3:12

02 KC & the Sunshine Band That's the Way (I Like It) (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:03

03 Carol Douglas Doctor's Orders (Original 1974 7" Single Edit) 3:00

04 Silver Convention Fly, Robin, Fly (Original 1975 7" Single Edit) 3:20

05 Average White Band Pick Up the Pieces 3:58

06 War Low Rider 3:09

07 B.T. Express Peace Pipe (Original 1975 7" Single Edit) 3:30

08 Earth, Wind & Fire That's the Way of the World (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:07

09 The Stylistics Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) 3:11

10 5000 Volts I'm on Fire (Original 1975 7" Single Mix) 2:48

11 Leon Haywood I Want'a Do Something Freaky to You (Original 1975 7" Single Mix) 3:45

12 War Slippin' into Darkness (Original 1971 7" Single Version) 3:46

13 KC and the Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:11

14 Kool & the Gang Caribbean Festival (Original 1975 7" Single Edit) 3:42

15 Frankie Valli Swearin' to God (Original 1975 7" Single Edit) 4:02

16 Charity Brown 16 Saving All My Love 2:54

17 Gladys Knight & the Pips Part Time Love 2:30

18 War Why Can't We Be Friends? 3:49

19 The Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein (Original 1973 7" Single Version) 3:27

20 Jigsaw Sky High 2:53

21 Alice Cooper Only Women Bleed (Original 1975 7" Single Edit) 3:30

22 The Hollies The Air That I Breathe 4:04

23 10cc I'm Not in Love (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 6:00

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

VA - Leo Blokhuis Presenteert The Sound Of The South 1961-1976, Where Soul And Country Meet [2011] (4 x CD's)

 

SOUL MEETS COUNTRY

VA - Leo Blokhuis Presenteert The Sound Of The South 1961-1976, Where Soul And Country Meet [2011] (4 x CD's)

 Leo Blokhuis is an award-winning author and music journalist familiar to Dutch TV audiences as host of a prime-time music show ‘Top 2000 a Gogo’. In his latest ‘sound book’ he writes of the period in the 60's and 70's when soul and country music traditions married together to create country soul and vice versa. The book part is 176 pages of Dutch text and since my near neighbours language is not one of the main languages that I can read I am unable to comment on Blokhuis’ writing skills. What I can say is that the text is interspersed with photographs of significant artists, record labels and a page on each featured song that lists studio details and participating musicians. Clearly a labour of love the book looks great and feels substantial.   Don’t be put off if you cannot read Dutch because the ‘sound’ part includes four CD's featuring no less than ninety-seven songs from a host of golden evergreens from Arthur Alexander to Irma Thomas to Aretha to Cissy Houston, just four picked at random. Some of the selections are a tad too familiar but maybe couldn’t be left out. Thus, we get James Carr eternal ‘Dark End of The Street’, Percy Sledges’ When a Man Loves a Woman’ Tony Joe White’s ‘Rainy Night In Georgia’, Clarence Carter’s ‘Patches’ each one a thing of great beauty but surely owned already by just about all lovers of this genre. By way of compensation though Blokhuis selects lesser-known delights from Ann Peebles ‘(You Keep Me) Hangin’ On’, Bobby Womack’s take on Charlie Rich’s ‘Behind Closed Doors’ and Kip Anderson’s ‘I Went Off and Cried’. The inclusion of the deeply moving Vietnam deep soul ‘Mama Hold My Hand’ by Troy Seals was a pleasant surprise and clearly Blokhuis knows his subject also including outstanding cuts by Tommy Tate, Lattimore Brown, George Soule and Bettye Lavette.

This more than worthy labour differs from other surveys of country soul by including several cuts on each CD by artists normally classed as out and out country. I have no doubt that some die-hard soul fans will find the warbling of the likes of Larry Jon Wilson, Bob Dylan, Cher, Ronnie Milsap et al highly irritating. For myself I found that I actually warmed to a number of country intrusions particularly Delbert McClinton’s ‘Lesson In The Pain Of Love’ and Bobby Gentry’s ‘Fancy’. (Amazon)

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Track lists


CD1

01 Solomon Burke Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) 2:46

02 Jimmy Donley Think It Over 2:41

03 Joe Hinton Funny How Time Slips Away 3:05

04 Jimmy Hughes Steal Away 2:28

05 Joe Tex Hold What You've Got 3:06

06 B.J. Thomas There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight 2:58

07 Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman 2:51

08 David Houston Almost Persuaded 2:59

09 Dallas Frazier Mohair Sam 2:12

10 Otis Redding You Left The Water Running 2:20

11 James Carr The Dark End Of The Street 2:32

12 Lonnie Mack She Don't Come Here Anymore 2:10

13 William Bell Everybody Loves A Winner 2:53

14 Aretha Franklin Do Right Woman - Do Right Man 3:16

15 Don Varner Down In Texas 3:02

16 Irma Thomas A Woman Will Do Wrong 2:51

17 Eddie Hinton Cover Me 2:52

18 Etta James Don't Lose Your Good Thing 2:26

19 Toussaint Mccall Nothing Takes The Place Of You 3:22

20 Barbara Lynn I'll Suffer 3:04

21 Hour Glass Power Of Love 2:49

22 James & Bobby Purify Just Like Old Times 2:58

23 Clydie King Ode To Billie Joe 4:31

24 Arthur Conley This Love Of Mine 3:24

25 Bill Brandon Rainbow Road 2:53

26 Betty Swann Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye 3:45


CD2

01 Skip Anderson I Went Off And Cried 3:01

02 Margie Singleton Harper Valley P.T.A. 2:58

03 Sam Baker Sugar Man 3:18

04 Laura Lee It's All Wrong But It's All Right 2:44

05 O. C. Smith The Son Of Hickory Holler's Tramp 3:50

06 Ronnie Milsap Do What You Gotta Do 3:01

07 Joe South Games People Play 3:34

08 Lattimore Brown Everyday I Have To Cry Some 2:38

09 Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man 2:27

10 Tony Borders Gentle On My Mind 4:07

11 Tony Joe White Rainy Night In Georgia 3:42

12 Homer Banks The Ghetto 3:15

13 Jim Ford Love On My Brain 3:15

14 Wilson Pickett Back In Your Arms 2:56

15 Bob Dylan Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You 3:24

16 Elvis Presley True Love Travels On A Gravel Road 2:29

17 Johnny Adams Reconsider Me 3:51

18 Cher I Threw It All Away 2:50

19 Lou Johnson She Thinks I Still Care 3:14

20 Sammi Smith Brownsville Lumberyard 2:50

21 Ella Washington All The Time 2:36

22 Troy Seals Mama Hold My Hand 4:15

23 Delaney & Bonnie Get Ourselves Together 2:29

24 Baby Washington Breakfast In Bed 3:10


CD3

01 Willie Hightower Walk A Mile In My Shoes 3:21

02 Bobbie Gentry Fancy 4:15

03 Joe Simon Yours Love 3:03

04 Lulu Sweep Around Your Own Back Door 2:43

05 Spencer Wiggins Love Works That Way 2:45

06 Barbara Mandrell I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) 2:11

07 Rob Galbraith Jezebel Of The Morning 3:02

08 Lee Dorsey If I Were A Carpenter 2:34

09 Little Richard Lovesick Blues 4:33

10 Clarence Carter Patches 3:13

11 George Soule What I Don't Know Won't Hurt Me 2:36

12 Ray Charles Ring Of Fire 3:07

13 Larry Saunders Stranger 3:41

14 Roy Head Soul Train 2:30

15 Eric Quincy Tate I Want 'cha 2:46

16 Candi Staton He Called Me Baby 3:32

17 Brook Benton Shoes 2:55

18 Sami Jo Don't Hang No Halos On Me 3:15

19 Tommy Tate Help Me Love 3:46

20 Charlie Rich A Woman Left Lonely 3:18

21 Don Nix Amos Burke 2:59

22 Paul Kelly Hangin' On In There 2:59

23 Allen Toussaint The Chokin' Kind 3:22

24 Mac Davis A Little Less Conversation 2:19


CD4

01 Arthur Alexander In The Middle Of It All 3:04

02 Cissy Houston Midnight Train To Georgia 3:53

03 Luther Ingram I'll Be Your Shelter (In Time Of Storm) 3:16

04 Z.Z. Hill My Adorable One 3:21

05 Travis Wammack Slip Away 2:51

06 Denise Lasalle You'll Lose A Good Thing 2:36

07 Bettye Lavette If I Can't Be Your Woman 3:48

08 Bobby Patterson She Don't Have To See (To See Through You) 3:24

09 Al Green I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry 3:09

10 Dobie Gray Drift Away 3:54

11 Dan Penn Nobody's Fool 2:49

12 Warren Storm Daydreamin' 2:47

13 Millie Jackson It Hurts So Good 3:26

14 Dorothy Moore Mistie Blue 3:38

15 Ann Peebles (You Keep Me) Hangin' On 2:40

16 Tina Turner Help Me Make It Through The Night 2:59

17 Donnie Fritts Winner Take All 3:43

18 The Staple Singers Back Road Into Town 4:16

19 Maxine Weldon Just Leave Me Alone 3:30

20 Larry Jon Wilson Choopee River Bottomland 3:41

21 Delbert Mcclinton Lesson In The Pain Of Love 2:50

22 Jerry Lee Lewis I'm Knee Deep In Loving You 4:50

23 Bobby Womack Behind Closed Doors 2:29

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Monday, July 4, 2022

Richard Thompson - The Life & Music of Richard Thompson [2006] (5 x CD's) + Bonus

 

RICHARD THOMPSON

Richard Thompson - The Life & Music of Richard Thompson [2006] (5 x CD's) + Bonus

For Richard Thompson fanatics (and those who admire the brilliant songwriter and virtuoso guitarist tend to be quite ardent about him), this five-disc set of obscurities, outtakes, live performances, and previously unreleased material is the holy grail. Earlier releases from Free Reed found the label mining the riches of British folk-rock from the likes of Fairport Convention (which featured Thompson in its most popular incarnation), but here they've hit the mother lode. This isn't the place for a newcomer to start with Thompson, as other "best-of" anthologies and career-spanning compilations might provide a better introduction. Instead, this is a treasure trove that will offer discovery for even the most devoted fan. Each disc has a theme--epic ballads, discarded songs, the essential canon--with the disc of cover versions particularly fascinating. From performance tapes, Thompson makes everything from the Who's "Substitute" and Squeeze's "Tempted" to the traditional "Danny Boy" and "Shenandoah" sound like his own. The expansive selection illuminates Thompson as an artist of great range and subtlety, humor and heart, from the intimacy of his solo acoustic performances to galvanizing, electrically charged renditions of masterpieces such as "Shoot Out the Lights," "For Shame of Doing Wrong," and "Calvary Cross."   (Amazon)

A sixth CD "RT on FR" is offered free of charge by returning a coupon included in the 5,000 box sets. (included in this post). 

The tracks date from 1971 (the year RT left Fairport convention) to 2005 (including two tracks recorded specifically for this project. There are twelve tracks from the seventies and the rest are fairly equally distributed over the next three decades. 

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CD1

01 Richard Thompson Now That I Am Dead 3:05

02 Richard Thompson Genesis Hall 3:17

03 Richard Thompson Josef Locke 2:45

04 Richard Thompson Willy O' Winsbury 4:58

05 Richard Thompson Don't Sit On My Jimmy Shands 3:35

06 Richard Thompson Nobody's Wedding 2:13

07 Richard Thompson Madonna's Wedding 2:35

08 Richard Thompson Walking The Long Miles Home 4:05

09 Richard Thompson Withered And Died 3:25

10 Richard Thompson Beat The Retreat 4:59

11 Richard Thompson The Great Valerio 4:47

12 Richard Thompson Walking On A Wire 5:26

13 Richard Thompson Never Again 3:00

14 Richard Thompson The End Of The Rainbow 3:54

15 Richard Thompson King Of Bohemia 3:45

16 Richard Thompson Killerman Gold Posse 1:50

17 Richard Thompson Lotteryland 2:57

18 Richard Thompson Now Be Thankful 3:17

19 Richard Thompson Shoot Out The Lights 5:49

20 Richard Thompson Outside Of The Inside 4:20


CD2

01 Richard Thompson I Feel So Good 3:17

02 Richard Thompson Push And Shove 3:10

03 Richard Thompson Time To Ring Some Changes 3:31

04 Richard Thompson Cooksferry Queen 3:26

05 Richard Thompson Waltzing's For Dreamers 3:43

06 Richard Thompson I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight 3:20

07 Richard Thompson I Misunderstood 3:51

08 Richard Thompson Meet On The Ledge 3:26

09 Richard Thompson Down Where The Drunkards Roll 4:20

10 Richard Thompson Gethsemane 5:51

11 Richard Thompson Tear-Stained Letter 3:19

12 Richard Thompson Wall Of Death 3:22

13 Richard Thompson 1952 Vincent Black Lightning 4:54

14 Richard Thompson From Galway To Graceland 4:59

15 Richard Thompson Crazy Man Michael 4:46

16 Richard Thompson Dimming Of The Day 3:50

17 Richard Thompson Beeswing 5:28


CD3

01 Richard Thompson Valerie 4:23

02 Richard Thompson Don't Let A Thief Steal Into You Heart 3:54

03 Richard Thompson Ghosts In The Wind 5:41

04 Richard Thompson Crash The Party 6:12

05 Richard Thompson For Shame Of Doing Wrong 6:55

06 Richard Thompson Calvary Cross 9:32

07 Richard Thompson Sloth 12:20

08 Richard Thompson Night Comes In 8:12

09 Richard Thompson Drowned Dog, Black Night 6:36

10 Richard Thompson Put It There Pal 7:53

11 Richard Thompson Morris Medley-Flying Saucers 6:37


CD4

01 Richard Thompson Substitute 3:05

02 Richard Thompson Tempted 4:39

03 Richard Thompson (The Story Of) Hamlet 4:36

04 Richard Thompson Oops, I Did It Again 3:11

05 Richard Thompson Ca Plane Pour Moi 2:51

06 Richard Thompson Why Don't Women Like Me 2:52

07 Richard Thompson Time Has Told Me 4:47

08 Richard Thompson Shenandoah 3:34

09 Richard Thompson Danny Boy 3:35

10 Richard Thompson Move It 3:24

11 Richard Thompson Not Fade Away 4:01

12 Richard Thompson Loch Lomond 3:30

13 Richard Thompson Job Of Journeywork 1:34

14 Richard Thompson Napoleon's Dream 2:02

15 Richard Thompson Sally Rackett 1:04

16 Richard Thompson God Loves A Drunk 4:42

17 Richard Thompson The Angels Took My Racehorse Away 3:30

18 Richard Thompson Poseidon 4:00

19 Richard Thompson Wall Of Death 3:50

20 Richard Thompson You'll Never Walk Alone 2:28

21 Richard Thompson I Ain't Marching Anymore 2:52

22 Richard Thompson The Who Medley 6:49


CD5

01 Richard Thompson Albion Sunrise 2:35

02 Richard Thompson How Many Times 3:36

03 Richard Thompson Bad News Is All The Wind Can Carry 3:04

04 Richard Thompson Mrs. Rita 2:47

05 Richard Thompson Shady Lies 2:23

06 Richard Thompson Lucky In Life, Unlucky In Love 3:13

07 Richard Thompson Dragging The River 2:06

08 Richard Thompson Alexander Graham Bell 3:23

09 Richard Thompson Someone Else's Fancy 3:18

10 Richard Thompson Modern Woman 3:06

11 Richard Thompson Woman Or A Man 3:46

12 Richard Thompson My Daddy Is A Mummy 2:40

13 Richard Thompson You Got What You Wanted 3:17

14 Richard Thompson In Over Your Head 2:08

15 Richard Thompson Dear Janet Jackson 3:46


CD6

01 Richard Thompson Meet On The Ledge 1:25

02 Richard Thompson When I Get To The Border 3:20

03 Richard Thompson I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight 3:22

04 Richard Thompson We Sing Hallelujah 2:35

05 Richard Thompson The Hangman's Reel 3:25

06 Richard Thompson Albion Sunrise 2:56

07 Richard Thompson Sir Patrick Spens 3:27

08 Richard Thompson New St George 2:51

09 Richard Thompson Sword Dance, Young Black Cow 4:13

10 Richard Thompson The Lady Is A Tramp 2:11

11 Richard Thompson Farewell, Farewell 3:18

12 Richard Thompson Meet On The Ledge 2:51

13 Richard Thompson The Gas Almost Works 2:38

14 Richard Thompson Withered & Died 2:41

15 Richard Thompson Has He Got A Friend For Me 2:51

16 Richard Thompson End Of The Rainbow 3:28

17 Richard Thompson Beeswing 4:38

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Sunday, July 3, 2022

K's 1979 SPECIAL VA - The 150 Best Singles of 1979 (2022 Super Deluxe Edition) (8 x CD's)

K's  1979 SPECIAL          VA - The 150 Best Singles of 1979 (2022 Super Deluxe Edition) (8 x CD's)

As a follow up to the recent "Revolt into Style 1979" here is my own compilation of the 150 best singles of 1979.

I've said for years that for me 1979 was the best year in music as so many styles came together at the same time: Punk, New Wave, Mod, Ska, Reggae, Pop, Rock, Disco, Rap and Electronic.  It was such an exciting time for music. In fact, more singles were sold in the UK in 1979 than any other year before or since, and you can see by the wealth of classics featured in this compilation, just how amazing the variety of music was.

Hope you enjoy my selections.

Enjoy!

K

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CD1

01 Elvis Costello & the Attractions Accidents Will Happen 3:01

02 ABBA Angeleyes 4:22

03 Pink Floyd Another Brick In the Wall (Part 2) (7" Single Version) 3:06

04 Tubeway Army Are 'Friends' Electric? 5:25

05 Willie Williams Armagideon Time 5:09

06 Gang of Four At Home He's a Tourist 3:31

07 The Ruts Babylon's Burning (7" Single Version) 2:29

08 The Jags Back of My Hand (7" Single Version) 3:22

09 Donna Summer Bad Girls (7" Single Edit) 3:54

10 The Dickies Banana Splits (The Tra La La Song) 1:54

11 Motörhead Bomber 3:40

12 The Cure Boys Don't Cry 2:42

13 David Bowie Boys Keep Swinging 3:18

14 Dead Kennedys California Über Alles 3:03

15 Gary Numan Cars 3:56

16 ABBA Chiquitita 5:26

17 Rickie Lee Jones Chuck E.'s in Love 3:29

18 Squeeze Cool for Cats 3:15

19 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love 2:44

20 Nick Lowe Cruel to Be Kind 3:29


CD2

21 Roxy Music Dance Away 3:46

22 Dexys Midnight Runners Dance Stance (7" Single Version) 3:40

23 Public Image Limited Death Disco (7" Single Edit) 4:17

24 Graham Parker & the Rumour Discovering Japan 3:32

25 ABBA Does Your Mother Know 3:15

26 Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (12" Single Version) 6:04

27 Queen Don't Stop Me Now 3:30

28 Blondie Dreaming 3:06

29 Sniff 'n' the Tears Driver's Seat (7" Single Edit) 3:39

30 The Stranglers Duchess 2:28

31 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Electricity 3:33

32 The Jam The Eton Rifles (7" Single Version) 3:29

33 Buzzcocks Everybody's Happy Nowadays 3:14

34 The Raincoats Fairytale in the Supermarket 2:59

35 Cockney Rejects Flares n' Slippers 1:36

36 The Special A.K.A. Gangsters 2:48

37 The Clash Gates of the West 3:25

38 The Undertones Get Over You 2:44

39 ABBA Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 4:51

40 Dave Edmunds Girls Talk 3:25


CD3

41 Chic Good Times (12" Single Version) 8:10

42 Stiff Little Fingers Gotta Gettaway (Rigid Digits 7" Single Version) 3:35

43 Sister Sledge He's the Greatest Dancer (12" Single Version) 6:15

44 Blondie Heart of Glass (12" Disco Version) 5:50

45 The Undertones Here Comes the Summer (7" Single Version) 1:45

46 Sham 69 Hersham Boys (7" Single Edit) 3:23

47 AC/DC Highway to Hell 3:29

48 Wreckless Eric Hit and Miss Judy 4:37

49 Ian Dury & the Blockheads Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick 3:44

50 Toto Hold the Line 3:55

51 Donna Summer Hot Stuff (12" Single Version) 6:44

52 The Passions Hunted 3:31

53 The Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays (7" Single Edit) 3:45

54 The Clash I Fought the Law 2:43

55 Gang of Four I Found That Essence Rare 3:14

56 The Shapes I Saw Batman (In the Launderette) 2:39

57 The Rubinoos I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend 3:19


CD4

58 Cheap Trick I Want You to Want Me (Live at Budokan) (7" Single Version) 3:41

59 Chic I Want Your Love (12" Single Version) 6:54

60 Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive (7" Single Version) 3:15

61 Notsensibles I'm in Love with Margaret Thatcher 3:38

62 The Korgis If I Had You 3:56

63 Skids Into the Valley 3:17

64 Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out with Him? 3:35

65 The Ruts Jah War (12" Single Version) 6:56

66 The Undertones Jimmy Jimmy 2:45

67 The Cure Jumping Someone Else's Train 2:59

68 The Cars Just What I Needed 3:43

69 Pretenders Kid 3:04

70 Tours Language School 2:10

71 Wreckless Eric Let's Go to the Pictures 3:09

72 XTC Life Begins at the Hop 3:47

73 Graham Parker & the Rumour Local Girls 3:40

74 Supertramp The Logical Song 4:10

75 The Clash London Calling 3:20

76 Dollar Love's Got a Hold On Me 3:32

77 Lene Lovich Lucky Number 2:48


CD5

78 XTC Making Plans for Nigel 4:12

79 Skids Masquerade 2:45

80 Graham Parker & the Rumour Mercury Poisoning 3:10

81 The Police Message in a Bottle 4:51

82 Dr. Feelgood Milk and Alcohol 2:48

83 Purple Hearts Millions Like Us 3:07

84 Delta 5 Mind Your Own Business 3:13

85 The Flying Lizards Money (That's What I Want) 2:29

86 The Knack My Sharona (7" Single Edit) 4:01

87 The Monks Nice Legs Shame About Her Face 1:59

88 The Chords Now It's Gone (7" Single Version) 3:08

89 Sparks The Number One Song in Heaven (7" Single Version) 3:50

90 Elvis Costello & the Attractions Oliver's Army 2:59

91 The Selecter On My Radio 3:07

92 Madness One Step Beyond (7" Single Version) 2:20

93 Wire Outdoor Miner (7" Single Version) 2:52

94 Motörhead Overkill (7" Single Edit) 3:17

95 Echo & the Bunnymen The Pictures on My Wall (Zoo 7" Single Version) 2:51

96 Siouxsie & the Banshees Playground Twist 2:59

97 M Pop Muzik (12" Full Length Disco Mix) 4:55

98 The Tubes Prime Time 3:19

99 Madness The Prince (2 Tone 7" Single Version) 2:29


CD6

100 The Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (12" Long Single Version) 7:07

101 Ian Dury & the Blockheads Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3 4:45

102 Anita Ward Ring My Bell 3:33

103 Ramones Rock 'n' Roll High School (Ed Stasium 7" Mix) 2:19

104 The Records Rock and Roll Love Letter 3:39

105 The B-52's Rock Lobster (7" Single Version) 4:54

106 The Fall Rowche Rumble (Step-Forward 7" Single Version) 4:01

107 The Specials Rudy, A Message to You 2:52

108 Lene Lovich Say When 2:49

109 The Regents 7 Teen 3:22

110 Janet Kay Silly Games (7" Single Version) 3:40

111 Sex Pistols Silly Thing (Steve Jones Vocal, 7" Single Version) 2:47

112 Rainbow Since You Been Gone 3:14

113 The Teardrop Explodes Sleeping Gas (Zoo 7" Single Version) 4:40

114 The Damned Smash It Up (7" Single Version) 2:51

115 The Members The Sound of the Suburbs (7" Single Version) 3:16

116 Sheila & B. Devotion Spacer (12" Full Length Disco Version) 6:13

117 Siouxsie & the Banshees The Staircase (Mystery) 3:14


CD7

118 Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing 2:38

119 The Jam Strange Town 3:50

120 The Crusaders feat. Randy Crawford Street Life (12" Full Length U.S. Disco Mix) 7:49

121 Dire Straits Sultans of Swing 5:48

122 Blondie Sunday Girl (7" Single Version) 3:05

123 The Beat Tears of a Clown 2:42

124 Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know 3:02

125 Secret Affair Time for Action 2:44

126 Lori and the Chameleons Touch 4:19

127 Bee Gees Tragedy 5:02

128 Joy Division Transmission 3:34

129 Killing Joke Turn to Red 3:57

130 The Slits Typical Girls 4:00

131 Blondie Union City Blue 3:20

132 Squeeze Up the Junction 3:12

133 The Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star (7" Single Version) 3:25

134 ABBA Voulez-Vouz 5:08


CD8

135 The Police Walking on the Moon 5:02

136 Linton Kwesi Johnson Want Fi Go Rave (12" Single Version) 7:20

137 Sister Sledge We Are Family (12" Single Version) 8:08

138 The Jam When You're Young 3:13

139 Spizzenergi Where's Captain Kirk? 2:17

140 The Revillos Where's the Boy for Me? 2:03

141 Mo-Dettes White Mice 3:38

142 The Sports Who Listens to the Radio? 3:15

143 Dollar Who Were You With in the Moonlight 4:06

144 Buzzcocks Why Can't I Touch It? 6:37

145 Fischer-Z The Worker (7" Single Remix) 3:32

146 The Shapes Wot's for Lunch Mum? (Not Beans Again!) 1:32

147 Kate Bush Wow (7" Single Edit) 3:43

148 Village People Y.M.C.A. 3:44

149 Kirsty MacColl You Caught Me Out 3:24

150 The Undertones You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It!) 2:37

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BB LUCKY DIP #121

 

BB LUCKY DIP #121

Lucky Dip's will be a mystery gift to those who choose to pick them up. 


Today's topic: SKY 2


Stephen's Quote of the Day: “The Doors copied the Seeds, but they did heroin, so their music was more down." ...Sky Sunlight Saxon (Richard Elvern Marsh) (of many bands including the Seeds). 


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VA - Long Gone Whistle, The Songs of Maurice Frawley [2010] (3 x CD's)

 

MAURICE FRAWLEY TRIBUTE (R.I.P)

VA - Long Gone Whistle, The Songs of Maurice Frawley [2010] (3 x CD's)

Great songs live forever. Whether you write 'em, sing 'em, or just love the stories they tell and the way they make you feel, make no mistake - the great ones will survive the blessed lot of us. Maurice Frawley left scores behind when he departed this world, after a short fight with cancer, in May 2009. To some folks - Paul Kelly, Charlie Owen, Tex Perkins, Tim Rogers, Mick Thomas and Don Walker for instance, plenty were already classics. For the rest of us, Long Gone Whistle is a gift we never heard coming. This triple CD set features original performances by Maurice Frawley, plus new interpretations of his songs by Adalita, Chrissie Amphlett, Sarah Blasko, Clare Bowditch, Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson, Drones, Renee Geyer, Paul Kelly, the Charlie Owen & Chrissie Amphlett, Panics, Tex Perkins, Luke & Katy Steele, Dan Sultan, and many more. Many of these singers - like most of the rest of US - never had the good fortune of knowing Maurice Frawley. But his songs came from a place that we all share, both geographically and emotionally. (Amazon)

It has the poetic sense of Bob Dylan or even, at times, Woody Guthrie. It's real and its life in regional places, it's human relationships and the heartaches and joys that are to be truly human and in touch with oneself. Especially in 'Lonesome', the local rhyming slang is beautifully quaint and almost makes you pull a twisted smile knowing it will be lost on most international listeners. This adds to the sense of nationalistic pride, like a code to remind the listener that some of our local product is as high quality as any produces anywhere in the world. When Adalita covers this song, it is done beautifully, there is no doubt Mr. Frawley would have been impressed. With his beautiful writing capturing that sense of rural town so beautifully and her awesome rendition it is like the blending of Dylan, P J Harvey, some of Leonard Cohen's wordsmanship all rolled together. 

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Track lists


CD1

01 Luke Steele & Katy Steele Good Things 4:36

02 Tex Perkins & Working Class Ringos Harness Down 3:15

03 Paul Kelly & Large Number 12s (feat. Jimmy Williams) When I Lay Down With You 3:22

04 Adalita Lonesome 5:19

05 Tim Rogers & Billy Miller Old Folks 4:09

06 Chrissy Amphlett & Charlie Owen Happy Home 3:58

07 Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson Hold On 2:56

08 Frawleys & Friends Bush Cadillac 3:26

09 Dan Brodie & Tom Carlyon Roll Me 4:30

10 Sarah Blasko Sarah Belle 5:25


CD2

01 Megan Washington Given Everything 4:23

02 Clare Bowditch & Henry Wagons Farmer's Song 3:11

03 Don Walker & Working Class Ringos Goodnight Matron, Hello Jesus 3:50

04 Drones Long Gone Whistle 5:09

05 Dan Kelly Cool Water 2:29

06 Renée Geyer & Spencer P. Jones You I Want 4:12

07 Mick Thomas Let Nobody Be Your Daddy 3:08

08 Kill Devil Hills Bad Wine and Women 3:50

09 Billy Pommer Jr. Jesus On The Mainland 3:04

10 Dan Sultan Band Queen Stone 3:09

11 Panics No More Tears 3:14


CD3 The Originals

01 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Cool Water 3:07

02 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Happy Home 3:38

03 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Old Folks 3:28

04 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Hold On 2:53

05 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Farmer's Song 3:13

06 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos You I Want 3:56

07 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Bad Wine and Women 4:08

08 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Roll Me 3:25

09 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Let Nobody Be Your Daddy 4:20

10 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Queen Stone 2:48

11 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Goodnight Matron, Hello Jesus 3:29

12 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Harness Down 3:23

13 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Long Gone Whistle 3:59

14 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Given Everything 4:03

15 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos When I Lay Down With Yo 3:33

16 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Jesus On The Mainland 3:06

17 Maurice Frawley & Working Class Ringos Bush Cadillac 4:01

18 Maurice Frawley & The Yard Hands Lonesome 4:10

19 Maurice Frawley & The Yard Hands Sarah Belle 4:36

20 Maurice Frawley & The Yard Hands Good Things 3:53

21 Maurice Frawley & The Yard Hands No More Tears 3:19

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