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, 30 July 2011

Sunday, 24 July 2011

THE FACES : Five Guys Walk Into A Bar (CD4)

THE FACES : Five Guys Walk Into A Bar (CD3)

25/7/11: New mp3 conversion & sharecode pasted
onto this post. Hope this works - it is functioning perfectly my end...

Saturday, 23 July 2011

BLUEBEAT 45's Volume 17

More Ska for you discerning bloggers !!

 Cheers Paul  !!

BLUEBEAT 45's Volume 16

 Thanks to Paul Baily !!

Friday, 22 July 2011

All Change on the Job Front

Thanks to everyone who's recently mailed me congratulations on finding a job after 2 1/2 years jobless... It'd take ages replying individually so...

The old adage that its easier to find work when you're in a Job is true... 5 weeks into my current post, I've just been offered a permament Auto Electrician post with a large HGV Coachbuilding Firm just 4 miles from home. The money is approx 4x more than I'm on here, before overtime !! Obviously I've accepted, so from August, I'll have a lot less time for the blog. This will be continuing obviously, but I'll welcome more contributions to save my limited freetime.

To say I'm chuffed is an understatement - better money, less travel time & diesel used plus its my actual trade. I'm told they're a great firm to work for, though dead hard to get into, so that's a reflection on my electrical skills I reckon... Big, long term contracts (Royal Mail, Hovis, Argos, Morrisons trucks etc), loads of overtime & great money so I'm happy for once...

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

THE PRIME MOVERS : The Dome, 18/6/93

Here's the first post of the recent, excellent contributions from Jonny. More to follow... posted in Jonny's original MediaFire plus a Rapidshare back up. be sure to leave him a note or two about the material.



Sunday, 17 July 2011

DETOUR 7"s x 8 (Rare Mod Vinyl)

Well, here's a Detour fest this Sabbath, courtesy of Jonny's marvellous collection. All tracks from the 8x 7"s seen above - some great stuff here, so please be sure to leave a note or two of thanks for Jonny. Thanks.

All tracks & artwork are on this one file for ease of access...

& here's a re-up via Mediafire (22/9/11) as requested by Pete :

Saturday, 16 July 2011

MAXIMUM R'N'B : The Roots Of the Who

Decent compilation from Uncut Magazine August 2011. I've also got the "Roots Of Tommy" Who related cd from Uncut a coupla years ago somewhere - have to dig it out for the blog.

For Chris Hargreaves, ex N Manchester, now New Zealand.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

ARETHA FRANKLIN : I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)

Fantastic 1967 album, and probably my favourite by Aretha. This has it all - listen & see. She never sang better than this & the band are so tight behind her. Grreat production & track listing as well..

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

THE FACES : Five Guys Walk Into A Bar (CD2)

Next Faces instalment....

For Romy Hollenberg (Germany) - thanks for your donation !!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

THE PRISONERS : Cricketers, London, 23/12/85.

God Bless Rodd from Oz !!!

More Aretha, Faces & Prisoners to follow soon...

Friday, 8 July 2011

THE FACES : Five Guys Walk Into A Bar (CD1)

Here's the first of a four parter...Absolutely superb Faces box set compiled by Mac himself. Album tracks, B Sides, live stuff, loads of unreleased material, early rehearsals, hotel room demos & more. Essential...

Dedicated to the ongoing support of Martin & Pauli.