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).

Friday, 23 September 2011

BLUEBEAT 45's Volume 22



Up to Volume 22 of Paul's excellent series. If you're using Mediafire, have a look in my file there & you could download Vol's 23 -25 as well...

Friday, 16 September 2011


Repost as promised... For Exeter, Martin,
Pauli, Chris Gerrard & all Stones fans...

If, like me, you rate "Beggar's Banquet" as the finest Stones album, then you need to check out this collection of out-takes...

1. Sympathy for the Devil – 6:23
* Keith Richards on bass; Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Bill Wyman, Marianne Faithfull, Anita Pallenberg
and Jimmy Miller on backing vocals; Rocky Dijon, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts on percussion
2. No Expectations – 4:00
* Brian Jones on slide guitar, Nicky Hopkins on piano
3. Dear Doctor – 3:26
* Brian Jones on harmonica
4. Parachute Woman – 2:22
* Mick Jagger on harmonica
5. Jigsaw Puzzle" – 6:18
* Nicky Hopkins on piano, Keith Richards on acoustic guitar and electric slide guitar, Brian Jones on mellotron,
6. Street Fighting Man – 3:17
* Dave Mason on shehani, Keith Richards on bass, Brian Jones on sitar and tambura
7. Prodigal Son (Rev. Robert Wilkins) – 2:55
* Brian Jones on harmonica
8. Stray Cat Blues – 4:38
* Brian Jones on Mellotron
9. Factory Girl – 2:09
* Ric Grech on fiddle, Dave Mason on Mellotron using the mandolin sound
10. Salt of the Earth – 4:52
* First verse sung by Keith Richards.
11. Jumpin' Jack Flash - 3:37 - Single Version
* Keith Richards on bass, floor tom, acoustic and electric guitar. Mick Jagger on maracas, Brian Jones on electric guitar,
Bill Wyman on organ, Nicky Hopkins on piano, & Jimmy Miller on backing vocals.
12. Family – 4:15 - Acoustic Version - May-June 1968
* Nicky Hopkins on piano, Jimmy Miller on percussion
13. Sister Morphine - 5:40 - May 13, 1968
* Mick Jagger on Lead Vocals
14. Natural Magic - 1:38 - Single Version / Nov. 1968
* Ryland Cooder on Slide Guitar, Keith Richards on Bass
15. Memo From Turner – 4:06 Single Version /. Nov.1968
* Al Kooper on guitar
16. No Expectations – 3:54 - Single Version
* Brian Jones on slide guitar, Nicky Hopkins on piano
17. Street Fighting Man – 3:07 - Single Version
* Dave Mason on shehani, Keith Richards on bass, Brian Jones on sitar and tambura
18. Dear Doctor - 3:28 - Take One
* Early Version
19. Family - 3:43 - Electric Version - May-June 1968
20. Sister Morphine - 5:29 - May 1969
* Marianne Faithful on Lead Vocals, Mick Jagger on acoustic guitar, Charlie Watts on drums, Ry Cooder on slide,
and Jack Nitzsche, the producer, on piano. May-June 1969.

1968 Studio Personnel;
* Mick Jagger – vocals, backing vocals, harmonica
* Keith Richards – acoustic and electric guitar, bass, vocals
* Brian Jones – acoustic slide guitar, backing vocals, sitar, tamboura, mellotron, harmonica
* Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
* Bill Wyman – bass, backing vocals, percussion, organ
* Rocky Dijon – congas
* Ric Grech – fiddle
* Nicky Hopkins – piano
* Dave Mason – mellotron, shehnai
* Jimmy Miller – producer and backing vocals
* Marianne Faithfull - backing vocals
* Anita Pallenberg - backing vocals
* Watts Street Gospel Choir – backing vocals

Thursday, 15 September 2011

THE STRANGLERS : Strangled Fom Birth & Beyond

Interesting Fan Club compilation, featuring Stranglers & JJ Burnel tracks from 1976 - 1992.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

ROLLING STONES : Beggar's Breakfast

Here's a reasonable Stones bootleg that's been sitting here as a drafted up post to be for some time. I've also found the "missing" Bastard's Banquet file (Beggar's Banquet out-takes) & this'll be reposted asap.

For Martin, Pauli & Exeter.

14/9/11 : Link problem sorted out & file can now be dowl#nloaded as intended...

1) Gimme Shelter - early mix with Keith Richards on vocals

2) Brown Sugar - early mix with different lead guitar by Mick Taylor

3) Stop Breaking Down - early mix with different Mick Jagger lead vocal

4) Shake Your Hips - Rehearsal take recorded in Montreaux, March 1972

5) Loving Cup (Version 1) - Early version recorded at the same session as 'Honky Tonk Woman', June 1969, first session with Mick Taylor

6) Loving Cup (Version 2) - The same song, recorded two years later, finally appeared on 'Exile on Main Street' but this is a very different early mix with different vocals and much longer in duration.

7) Shine a Light - Again, a different mix with different vocals.

8) I Ain't Lying - A song work-out/improvisation which was never developed any further and therefore remains unreleased. Recorded circa 1970

9) Sway - early mix from acetate

10) Sweet Virginia - early mix with additional keyboards and no backing vocals

11) I Don't Care - same as 'I Ain't Lying'

12) Sympathy for the Devil - An excerpt from the recording sessions, as seen in parts in Jean Luc Godards "One Plus One" film, March 1968

13) Tell Me - alternate version, never released, late 1963

14) Rice Crispies Jingle - advertisement for radio use only, recorded in the USA, 1964

15) You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover - An excerpt from the first ever Rolling Stones studio session, October 1962, taken from a battered 4 song acetate, played on the radio by proud owner, Chris Jagger

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

THE GALILEO 7 : Are We Having Fun Yet ? (2010) LP Sampler

More from Allan Crockford... I strongly advise you to get a copy of this asap...

Here I have taken 4 tracks from the album & posted them up - to hear the rest buy the record...

For Nicola - ciao mate & thanks for the donation.

12/9/11 : Just added a new link for the LP sampler & reposted the Test Flight EP. All working now as intended...

LP Sampler

Test Flight EP

Here's a live clip from Brescia (Italy) with more footage available on Allan's youtube page :


Monday, 5 September 2011


For Herr Pauli & Jonny - keep your chin(s) up lads !

5/9/11 @ 18.00 Just pasted in a new Mediafire code...

Friday, 2 September 2011

BLUEBEAT 45's Volume 20

Direct URL here also... Cheers to Paul !!

Please support the Autumn raffle !!

PS As regards these Bluebeat volumes : Rather than spend time downloading them,I can make the whole 25 volume series available on a data disc for a small donation to the blog raffle... Queries to the e-mail address @ the top of the blog...

Rapidshite is doing me feckin' head in !!

Can anyone recommend a decent, reliable & FREE(!) alternative to Rapidshare ?

I have around 1000 files on there though think it's time for a proper alternative. Some recent uploads have disappeared from there & its a pain in the arse tohave to  re-do them.

I also know that a lot of blog visitors have had problems accessing files via rapidshare on occasion.

As such, I need to find a new provider that I can completely rely on. I've tried several in the past, though files seem to be taken off very quickly.

Any thoughts and recommendations would be very welcome... Thanks.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

BLUEBEAT 45's Volume 19

 For Exeter...

Welcome to September bloggers & please support the raffle!

PS Apologies that this d/load was not initially working (see comment) - seems that Rapidshite have (yet again) altered their format - in the process Vol's 19 - 25 I had previously uploaded hade gone missing. Here is Vol 19 restored & I'll do the rest asap (hopefully over this weekend)...