Welcome To My Blog

Thanks for checking the blog out... Hope it offers something a bit different every now & again. Though I come from a pseudo - Mod background (Soul & Ska in particular), I have a diverse taste in music & hope my varied posts will reflect this.

Cheers Skamanc .... I'm not after your undying gratitude, but please leave your thoughts, comments & opinions on the posts & content. I regularly up- & download material, plus buy and trade items. As such, if I have inadvertently "trodden on anyone's toes" in posting anything then please let me know & accept my apologies. Also please support the artists involved & remember that the blog is merely a pointer toward these various downloads, which are stored elsewhere. Legally, any downloads should not be retained for more than a week. So now I've told you the legal bit !

Feel free to give me a shout : waltjabsco@hotmail.com

Manchester M22, September 2016

For my kids, Dylan & Tommy. Bollocks to the ex Mrs!

Special thanks to Steve White (software), Gordon Waring (music), Shaun Robinson (artwork), Paul Buddery (DVD's / software) & Sonchey Barrett (essential technical advice!).

"Thank you" also to regular contributors Herr Pauli (Malente, Germany), Phil (Shetland), Deco Mc Dermott & Mark Pengelly of Dublin, Martin Smith (Barnet), Paul Baily (London) and Rodd (Australia).

Thursday, 21 January 2010

A piece of THE ACTION......

Most of us will be familiar with the name "The Action" as well as the "Ultimate Action" compilation from the 1960s North London Mod band. Slightly further from the beaten track is this priceless collection of BBC radio session tracks that were only rediscovered by accident & long since thought deleted from the Beeb archive. Reg King had one of the great white soul voices (up there with Marriott, Winwood & Burdon for me) and this stuff highlights this well. Great material typical of the period with chiming Rickenbackers clearly evident. A treat for me is the otherwise unreleased version of Kim Weston's "Take Me in Your Arms"... Have a listen & I'd love people's thoughts on this stuff. Enjoy !! http://rapidshare.com/files/338327641/The_Action_-_Uptight_and_Outasight.rar


  1. Excellent post! Thanks for sharing this one. I never knew it existed until I visited your blog!
    GREAT stuff!!

  2. Glad to be of help Chris. Top class stuff !!

  3. Great stuff! thanks a bunch.

  4. Indeed a cracker. I still listen to this loads...