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, 28 January 2012

SOFT MACHINE : Berlin Jazz Fest 7/11/71 (FM Broadcast)

Radio broadcast of the Softs' set from Berlin, November 1971. This was the first post Robert Wyatt line up including his replacement Phil Howard.

Just look @ the ticket prizes via a UK Music Shop... best seats for 15 bob (75p) !!

For fellow devotees Herr Pauli & SK...

Soft Machine - Berlin Jazzfest 1971
November 7, 1971

Elton Dean - alto sax, saxello, electric piano
Mike Ratledge - organ, electric piano
Hugh Hopper - bass
Phil Howard - drums

1. FM intro (0:26)
2. Neo-Caliban Grides (6:08)
3. All White (5:56)
4. Slightly All The Time (13:23)
5. Drop (7:43)
6. M.C. (2:40)
7. Out-Bloody-Rageous (15:01)
8. Pigling Bland / FM outro (6:15)


  1. What should i say...... the january is my soft machine month ! a massive thanx to skamanc for all the disc`s DANKE MEIN FREUND !

    And dear people outside: LET THE SOFT MACHINE INTO YOUR EARS and BRAINS.

    yours herr Pauli

  2. Great Post.
    Thank You Very Much Scamanc.