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).

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

JACKIE LEE : The Duck / Dance Favourites (1966)

Great 1966 album released to tie in with the smash dance craze "The Duck". This edition is packed with exclusive extras including outtakes & other unreleased material. Lee was better known as Earl Cosby of "Bob & Earl" - their biggest hit being "Harlem Shuffle". Two of the many bands who covered this include The Action & The Rolling Stones - both also to be found elsewhere on the blog.
Click here...

Spare A Thought For The Poor Blogger...

Well, the Bank Holiday is behind us, and what a shitey one I had. Dragged round a Car Boot Sale @ the crack of dawn, followed by a day of dropping and picking up my boisterous offspring, interspersed by several hours spent underneath a Vauxhall Corsa and Ford Scorpio.

Shredded nerves and knuckles (aux / drive belt replacement on a big Ford - DON'T try this @ home !!) is only half the story. Spent the evening trying to get pleasantly pissed and updating some blog stuff rready to be posted....

Via Rapidshare it came to my attention that certain posts I have blogged have attracted numerous visitors and several hundred downloads, wiothout a single comment on the post or message in the C-Box. I don't wish to harp on, but how long does it take to submit a quick comment or message ?

This, in the bloggers' fraternity, is termed leeching - ie copping a great music file without leaving any thanks for the blogger & / or original bootlegger or source. Personally, I always leave a comment & / or thanks when downloading - common courtesy really.

Here, I'd like to make it clear that many visitors to the blog regularly leave feedback etc, so please don't take offence.

It's not only me - Sonchey (Life In Monochrome), Gobshyte (Mondo de Meubles), Bud (Staring At The Rude Boys), plus Stav & many more serial bloggers are victims of such leeching.

I enjoy blogging greatly, though @ the end of the day its really only a hobby - I have other sidelines, including sorting out motors, football, seeing my mates and even the wife & kids (sometimes), plus I'm about to start a college course, as I've mentioned a few days ago.

Basically, I can easily jack this in & not miss a single minute in a hectic schedule...

Also, to the fucker who keeps e-mailing me to deride my choice of sounds - fuck off & do your own blog dickhead !! Why keep logging on to a blog you dislike & then moan ?? If there's stuff you'd rather see posted then send me a sharecode / cd/ tape...

Basically, I want to see a comment on every post else I reckon I'm wasting my time.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

PINK FLOYD : Piper Club, Rome, May 1968.

Following on from the recent Byrds post, here's the Floyd from the same venue, a mere four days later on May 6th, 1968. Wish I had a Tardis going spare... This is an early Dave Gilmour period gig, after he had replaced the acid casualty Syd Barrett. Those in the know will notice that two of the tracks are actually Barrett compositions...

More Floyd already on the blog with more to follow, including two MEGA RARE Barrett period files - Rotterdam & Copenhagen 1967, plus load sof BBC & other period rarities...

Saturday, 28 August 2010

JONATHAN RICHMAN : Club 57 New York 23/5/80

"New" Richman bootleg, converted from a tape of a gig from Club 57, New York, 23rd May 1980. Many many thanks to blog visitor Dave, who shared this and some other rare material, which will be posted soon.

Tracklisting : Ice Cream Man, Hang On Sloopy, Tallahassee Lassie, Abdul & Cleo, Stop This Car, My Love Is  A Flower, Baby We Can't Go Wrong, Louie Louie, New Bank Teller, Up In The Sky, Ruby, New England, Here Come The Martian Martians, Affection, Important In Your Life, I'm Stronger Than You, Take Me Off The Shelf & Pablo Picasso.

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For Dave Scott & all Richman fans...

JOHNNY MOPED : The Bootleg Tapes Vol's 1 & 2

Interesting collection of material from legendary UK Punk character Johnny Moped. His sidemen at various times have included Captain Sensible (plus other assorted Damned members), Kirsty MacColl & Chrissie Hynde. More great sounds being lined up, including some rare Jonathan Richman live tapes...

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

DEAD KENNEDYS : Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)

1980 debut by the Kennedys - 'kin brilliant !


1980 album from Penetration singer Pauline Murray. The Invisible Girls loose line up included legendary producer Martin Hannett, Buzzcocks Pete Shelley & John Maher and Vini Reilly (Durutti Column)/

JOE JACKSON : Look Sharp! (1979)

1979 debut album from the much under-rated Joe Jackson.

Monday, 23 August 2010


I'm delighted to be able to post this cracker, after hours of track by track conversion from FLAC to mp3 format. Unfortunately tracks 1 & 17 were corrupt & beyond salvation but its well worth the download & adding to your collection.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES : Love In A Void (1979)

Here's what Martin describes as his "holy grail" - well just call me King Arthur !! 1979 collection of demos and Peel tracks that predated their debut official album "The Scream".


Deleted BBC In Concert with The Ruts & Penetration. Loads more Ruts already posted & more Penetration / Pauline Murray to follow soon...
For Martin.

PENETRATION : John Peel Sessions (1978 -79)

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Fix yer motor mate ?

From September I'll have a lot less free time so will be cutting back a bit on the number of blog posts.

This is because I'm going to College to retrain as an Auto - Electrician, having finally convinced the Dole to fund me on this venture.

As such, there probably won't be a new post every day, though I'll continue to keep bringing you the best & most diverse sounds on a regular basis.

This would be a lot easier to achieve with more fresh material - here I'd like to thank my semi & regular contributors, namely Cockney Steve, Gord, Phil, Deco, Mark & Paul. Please remember that contributions are always most welcome - sharecodes, cd's & even cassette tapes.

This would help the blog immensely....

Feel free to give me a shout if you'd like to share some music with the blog faithful (or even if your alternator, relays, flasher units etc are playing up !!!)

FLEETWOOD MAC : Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, 1968.

Peter Green was an amazing guitarist - check him out here... 

Friday, 20 August 2010

JOE JACKSON : At The BBC (Part 1)

Today's post consists of more treasures from the BBC vault : firstly Jackson's Peel Session from 21/2/79, followed by an In Concert Show, recorded at Hammersmith Odeon, and 1st transmitted on October 2nd 1982. Track listings are as follow :

Peel Session : One More Time, Got The Time, Fools In Love & I'm The Man.

In Concert : Look Sharp, Cancer, Real Men, Breaking Us In Two, Fools In Love, Chinatown, Target, TV Age, It's Different For Girls, Tuxedo Junction & Steppin' Out.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

PAUL WELLER : Koko, London, 21/6/08.

Live recording of Weller @ Koko, Camden Town, June 21st 2008.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

ROLLING STONES : Chicago Chess Sessions 1964 - 1965

This is an excellent collection of tracks laid down by the Stones at various sessions @ Chess Studios, Chicago. Widely bootlegged over the years & its great to have them nicely accessible in one download. Enjoy & leave a comment or three...
media Fire Code 1
These are new sharecodes (via Media Fire from 21/8/10) as the previous one was removed (NOT by myself) for some reason. If this occurs again then interested visitors should e-mail me directly (with Stones Chess in the subject line) for a code. Both codes are for the same file, so only one needs to be downloaded...
Alternative Media Fire Code
New Rapidshare Code...

Tuesday, 17 August 2010


2009 LP
2008 EP

I've recently been contacted by Ostrich, a member of this very interesting outfit from Tampa, Florida, USA. A blend of Ska, Punk Rock & Calypso, with a horn section & steel drums.

This post includes downloads of three selected tracksfrom the album (Swimming In The Summer, Commando & The Donkey Song) , but their 2008 EP & 2009 album (in full) are available to download via their website for $5 each. (All monies go directly to the band).

Have a listen & if you like what you hear then please invest the equivalent of 5 bucks...

http://www.guttercalypso.bandcamp.com/ (website)




Received this cd as a pressie this morning & after my initial apprehension decided that it wasn't bad at all. The title (like 1000s of previous, similar compilations is a bit dodgy), & you'll either love or hate the "Sound Affects" pastiche cover. Some tracks are derivative & veterans of many previous comp's, though one or two really stand out & make this an interesting addition to the collection. All in all, well worth downloading & sticking onto a CD to play in the motor...

1. Small Faces Tin Soldier 2. The Fleurs De Lys - Circles 3. The Eyes - I'm Rowed Out 4. Dusty Springfield - Little By Little 5. The Supremes - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart 6. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Show Me The Way 7. Rod Stewart - I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town 8. Alex Harvey - Agent OO Soul 9. Billy Nicholls London - Social Degree 10. The Marvelettes - I'll Keep Holding On 11. Yvonne Baker You - Didn't Say A Word 12. Etta James & Sugar Pie DeSanto - Do I Make Myself Clear 13. Billy Stewart - Secret Love 14. Timebox - Beggin' 15. David Bowie - Can't Help Thinking About Me 16. Tony Jackson & The Vibrations - Fortune Teller 17. P.P. Arnold - (If You Think You're) Groovy 18. The Impressions - Meeting Over Yonder 19. James Brown - Night Train 20. Marvin Gaye – Can I Get A Witness

Monday, 16 August 2010

JIMI HENDRIX : Electric Ladyland Out-Takes 1968 - 69

Interesting collection of studio out-takes by Hendrix & the Experience.