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, 30 May 2011

HERE COME THE NICE : A Mod Soundtrack

Here's a download of the free CD that came with the May 2011 issue of Uncut magazine. I never buy it as its usually shite, but read the Marriott article in WH Smiths, and I got the CD for 10p at a Car Boot Sale this morning !! Nothing obscure or rare on here but a reasonable compilation all the same.

Sunday, 29 May 2011

JAMES BROWN : Live At The Apollo Parts 1 & 2 (1967)

Sheer class.... James Brown @ the Apollo, Harlem, June 1967.



31/5/11 : Apologies for the recent problems with downloading Part 1. The html & code have been tweaked & all are now working as intended....

Friday, 27 May 2011

MARY WELLS : The Definitive Collection (Re-post)

More Motown from another decent vocalist, the late Mary Wells.

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD : Definitely Dusty (1968)

Yes... more Dusty for this wet & windy Manchester morning...

And here's a great clip of a track that I'll be posting soon...

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Monday, 23 May 2011

Saturday, 21 May 2011


This line up features Mick Taylor, shortly before he replaced Brian Jones in the Stones.

For Herr Pauli & Martin.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

THE GALILEO 7 : Test Flight EP (2010)

Three track EP (April 2010) from ex Prisoner Allan Crockford's new outfit. More to follow soon. I'm sure all Medway fans will be keen to support Allan - this is available online from their page :

This limited edition is still available : mine is no 82

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Manchester City FA Cup 2011

Dedicated to my beloved Club. For all Blues and every player from the 1969 & 2011 Cup Winning Teams. I saw Tony Book (69 Captain, later Manager & current Club President... bottom pic holding the Cup...) by Sale Tesco yesterday morning. A genuine unspoken moment - he spotted my shirt, beamed & we shook hands.

Special mention for the late Neil Young (goalscorer from 1969).

Also for Ska Fan Cheryl Parker - who is singlehandedly keeping the City flame going in North Carolina.


Here's Mayall's seminal Bluesbreakers featuring a young Peter Green. (Left face on LP sleeve). A fantastic player even then... For Martin & Pauli.

Monday, 16 May 2011

THE PRISONERS : Brunel University, Uxbridge, 8/3/85.

With thanks to Rodd.

THE AARDVARKS : Arthur C Clarke & You're My Loving Way

Another class download courtesy of Jonny. Decent tracks from their debut EP / singles "Arthur C Clarke" & "You're My Loving Way". The Medway / Milkshakes connection is the co production by Bruce Brand & Billy Childish. More to follow soon...

Sunday, 15 May 2011

THE PRISONERS : French TV Material 1985 (Audio)

Here's a short file, courtesy of Rodd's fantastic collection. These are  audio rips from the French TV clips available via youtube. To save time clicking over there, just look down the page !!

PS I've now almost finished transferring all virus free material off my doomed HDD to a couple of replacements I've scraped together recently. Also been adding stuff from discs that people have been kind enough to post to me. I'm about to start work on the backlog of data discs that people have been very patiently waiting for...please bear with me !!

 As such, here's the first in the latest batch of restored gems from Rodd's Medway collection...

Saturday, 14 May 2011

GOODCHILDE : Elizabeth's Talking Straight Into My Head (1993)

Thanks to Jonny for the latest Medway gem - debut LP from Goodchilde, featuring ex Prisoner Allan Crockford. Some of Jonny's youtube files are included below - have a look over there for loads more Medway..

For Rodd & Nicola.

While I'm on about Mr Criockford, here's the link to the site for his latest project :


PS Sorry for the lack of replies if anyone's left messages for me on the cbox - I'm currently using Tmobile superslooooow broadband & the messages will not show up !! I still can be contacted, as usual, via the e-mail address in the top - of - blog - blurb.

BLUEBEAT 45's Volume 12

The usual massive thanks to Paul Baily .

Friday, 13 May 2011

BLUEBEAT 45's Volume 11

The usual massive thanks to Paul Baily .

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

TRAFFIC : Woodwind (Live 1972)

Traffic Live in the States 1972. Danke Pauli !