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).

Saturday, 31 July 2010

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE : Woodstock 1969.

Jefferson Airplane's set from Woodstock, 1969. This is an ideal download to add to previously posted Airplane material. Use the search box @ the top of the page for several albums & more...

OTIS REDDING : Live 1967 (A Soupcan Of Soul)

Today's post consists of various live tracks / broadcasts by the late GREAT Otis Redding, recorded on the Stax - Volt Tour of 1967. Released on CD as "A Soupcan of Soul". Download & play it loud !


Thursday, 29 July 2010

TRAFFIC : Live @ Fillmore East, 18/11/70.

This is a well known Traffic bootleg, recorded live @ the Fillmore East, New York City, on November the 11th 1970. The classic Winwood, Capaldi & Wood lineup was augmented by ex Family & Blind Faith bassist Ric Grech. More great Traffic files to follow soon...

TRAFFIC : John Barleycorn Must Die (1970)

A great return to form by the reunited Winwood / Wood / Capaldi line up, released in 1970. This had originally been planned as a solo album by Winwood, though the presence of his former bandmates on several sessions led to a reunion and full scale touring.

TRAFFIC : Last Exit (1969)

Traffic certainly encountered the "difficult 3rd abum syndrome" with this rather patchy 1969 release. A compilation of studio & live material this has its moments, though the release of "John Barleycorn Must Die" the followuing year saw them back to their best. Download to follow...

TRAFFIC : Traffic (1968)

MP3 rip from a mono copy of the 1968 2nd album. Top class stuff here, with the highlight (for me) being the classic "40,000 Headmen". Download, enjoy & leave a comment or two. More Traffic on the way...

TRAFFIC : Mr Fantasy (1967)

Great to be back & able to blog again... As mentioned recently while posting Steve Winwood's first recordings, I was intending to post some Traffic material, and here's their debut album, Mr Fantasy, from 1967. (This download is an mp3 of  a Japanese released remaster).

Excellent outfit, consisting of Winwood, drummer / lyricist Jim Capaldi, guitarist Dave Mason & flautist / sax player Chris Wood. A great mixture of styles and influences, including free form jazz, rock, psychedelic pop & English folk, this outfit really made Winwood's name, especially in the States.

Further Traffic to follow, including more abums plus live recordings.

For Liam-Ska - top man !!

Dedicated to the late Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood & Dave Mason.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


Still no broadband @ home & no resolution in sight.

I'm still plodding down to the library every day or so though not able to post new download links as yet.

Hoping to be back asap -  many thanks for the numerous e-mails of support I've received. I'm glad the blog is still ticking over & attracting traffic despite the lack of new posts.

Hope to see you all soon, Skamanc.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Normal Service WILL be resumed... soon(ish) ???

Sorry folks - still no Broadband access as the bitch of a Mrs is still in dispute with Virgin over the unpaid phone bill.

Hoping to be back on asap - am typing this in the local library as I managed to remember my URL for the blog.

No HDD full of sounds here regrettably so no new posts for now, but hoping to be back posting soon.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

DEAD KENNEDYS : Frankenchrist

Great album  by the excellent Dead Kennedys. Some live stuff has been posted previously - worth checking back. More Kennedys to follow...

Monday, 5 July 2010

SPENCER DAVIS GROUP : Autumn '66 (1966)

3rd & final album from the original line up, following which Steve Winwood formed Traffic with Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi & Dave Mason. (Traffic to follow soon...)

A great record this & one I've loved since picking it up as a bargain from a Car Boot sale in 1986.

Download it, enjoy & leave a comment or two. Thanks. PS New material always wanted & is more than welcome.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

SKA'S THE LIMIT - 40 Years Of Island Records

Picked up a mint promo / advance copy of this excellent compilation this morning - a Car Boot bargain at 50 pence ! Titled "Ska's The Limit", this went on to become Volume 1 (1959 - 1964) of the Island Records 40th Anniversary Collection.

Artists include Laurel Aitken, Derrick Morgan, Jimmy Cliff, Marley, Millie Small, Don Drummond, The Maytals & Justin Hinds.

For SK of Sussex...

SPENCER DAVIS GROUP : The Second Album (1966)

The second (and again, imaginatively titled) long player from the Davis group, now a number 1 chart act ("Keep On Running").

Friday, 2 July 2010

THE STRANGLERS : Nice 'n' Sleazy (Battersea 1978) & L'Etait Chorus (Paris '79)

DVD audio rips from two Stranglers shows : Battersea Park 16/9/78 and Paris 1979. The Battersea gig saw them accompanied on "Nice n Sleazy" by strippers, to the consternation of the GLC !! Many thanks to Stew.

Battersea tracks (1-8) = Intro, (Get a) Grip (On Yourself), Go Buddy Go, Peaches, hanging Around, Curfew, Do You Wanna / Death And Night And Blood (Yukio), Nice n Sleazy.

Paris Tracks
(9-13) = 5 Minutes, Shah Shah A Go Go, Ice, Down In The Sewer, Hanging Around.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

SPENCER DAVIS GROUP : Their First LP (1965)

Welcome to July - thankfully another month closer to Winter, as the heat & pollen is doing me in !! Last night I finally got round to watching a music doc that I sky plussed last week - "Steve Winwood - English Soul". Excellent career biopic with some excellent archive clips going back to the start of Winwood's career as a teenage prodigy with the Spencer Davis Group. Here then is their debut album - what an imaginative title !!

I actually got into Traffic first, though was lucky enough to pick up a mint vinyl copy of the "Autumn '66" album (post to follow) for 50p at a Car Boot Sale on holiday in 1986.

Over the next few days I plan to post the rest of Winwood's output with the Davis group as well as some Traffic material to follow.