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, 6 July 2011

ARETHA FRANKLIN : Aretha Now (1968)

On the way back from a recent dfamily holiday in N Wales, I made my first visit in many years to Cob records in Bangor. This was one of my purchases - part of a five CD remaster set. The rest will follow very soon. The definitive female Soul masterclass starts here... 


  1. she is the queen !!! i love aretha ! THANX MATE for the remaster stuff
    i`m looking forward to more female soul masterclass-great!!!!
    have a nice day

  2. Thanks for this

  3. Hey, you should go to Cob Records in Porthmadog if you get chance, it's got an even better selection. I can spend hours in there!

  4. I'll have to Jaz, next time I;m over that way. Its just that we were passing Bangor on the way back from Trearddur Bay...