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).

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

FREE : Isle Of Wight Festival 30/8/70 & Santa Monica 1971

Sheer class : Free at the Isle of Wight, 1970. (File also includes a Radio Broadcast from Stockholm 12/12/70). Amazing players - these performances are excellent, even more so when you consider that they were all in their late teens !!! Paul Rodgers is now sadly touring with Queen (!), though he remains one of the greatest English Rock singers.

A further gig excerpt, this time from the States in 1971 is also included, often bootlegged as "Rock Me Stealer". Download these & enjoy...

For the late Paul Kossoff (lead guitarist). 



  1. Thanks for both of these SkaManC but particularly the Santa Monica set

  2. When are those festivals happening in Isle of Wight? Please post the schedule for the whole year so that I could book Isle of Wight holiday cottages ahead. Thanks.