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, 26 October 2011

THE BIRDS : Collectors' Guide To Rare British Birds

Bit of a Ronnie Wood theme recently, with the Faces & Jeff Beck posts... here's a great compilation of his first outfit, West London's "The  Birds", rounding up all their surviving material. I bet there's a dusty old reel to reel live tape out there in a shed or attic but until I come across it, then this'll have to do.

I love this UK R&B / early Freakbeat sound - this is a repost from a while back but was originally on a multi artist post. Here in all its glory is the new sharecode plus a clip from youtube. 

Woody has become a bit of a tabloid icon / "dirty old man" character in the UK of late, though I think he is still a  top geezer and a total musical legend. I don't actually think it's hyperbolic to suggest he is a National Treasure... I've recently re-read his excellent autobiography & this is highly recommended to all... 

Short clip from cameo appearance in "The Deadly Bees" - 1966 film...


  1. W ! O ! N ! D ! E ! R ! F ! U ! L !

    yes mate - the early freakbeat sound -i like it too.
    a big "DANKESCHÖN" for a great post
    your`s pauli

  2. Thanx mate, have not heard a single note of his previous incarnation, so will be really interested to see how they sounded, love all this guitar related stuff