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).

Monday, 4 October 2010

JONATHAN RICHMAN : Chicago Folk 27/2/87

For Lee Goodwin of Massachusetts - thanks for the donation mate !
(The MA connection will be clear if you know Richamn's classic "Roadrunner").
More rare Richman, this one from Chicago, 27/2/87.

Tracks : Vincent van Gogh, When I Dance, Beach, You're The One, Chewing Gum Wrapper, Now Is Better Than Before, Not Yet Three, UFO Man, Pablo Picasso, Stay Up Late, New Kind Of Neighbourhood, Affection, Harpo, Corner Store, Walter Johnston, Neon Sign, Double Choc Malted, Old Song Lecture, Hold Me, Baltimores & Let's Take A Trip.

With special thanks to Dave Scott...


  1. You are too kind. Wish I could donate more. I discovered him a bit late (early 1980s); he'd been playing around Boston for quite a while before that. But I was lucky enough to know 2 of his backup singers, and members of his band still play locally.

  2. Don't be too modest Lee mate. Every penny helps the blog right now as I sail the good ship Skamanc thru some financial turbiulence ! Thanks again !! PS that is a real Richman connection !!