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, 25 April 2012

MADNESS : Coachella Festival (USA) 13/4/12

Phil does it again !! Another great file from a further recent festival appearance. This sees Madness play the Coachella festival in the States. I'm sure Phil would love to read a few comments on this...

Saturday, 21 April 2012

THE SPECIALS : Cheltenham 24/10/11

Thanks to Phil for this Specials gig, as recently promised. I've included sharecodes for Phil's original WAV file via Depositfiles (930+ MB !), as well as a smaller sized (around 200mb) mp3 conversion on Rapidshare. Be sure to leave a note or two for Phil please...



25/4/12 : Thanks to Andy Coulter who has recently sent me the sleeve & disc designs you now see above... A big improvement !

Friday, 20 April 2012

EMMY & THE EMMYS : Lost SKA Tracks

Early 1980s outfit featuring Madonna...

Seem to have temporarily lost the St George flag download icon - still works though just looks a bit of a mess...

Still off the cigs - one whole month this Sunday !! Thanks to everyone for the supoortive messages etc. Means a lot.

Finished converting the Specials Cheltenham gig & just need to upload the mp3 to get a new sharecode. This will be the next post.

If Andy C sees this - can you re-email me your postal address mate ?? (Haven't forgotten the Madness data files, just lost the address !!) 

Thursday, 19 April 2012

MADNESS : Vive Latino Festival, Mexico, 25/3/12

The usual big thanks to Phil for this recent Madness festival appearance. Phil has also sent me The Specials 2011 Cheltenham gig - I am about to convert this from .wav to MP3 & will be posting it up asap.



For Paul Baily & Lee Bardsley.

Friday, 13 April 2012

THE JAM : Demos & Out - Takes (Mama We're All Different Now)

Collection of various studio outtakes and demos, including various cover versions by such Weller - influences as the Beatles (Rain, And Your Bird Can Sing), The Kinks (Dead End Street) & The Small Faces (Get Yourself Together).

I reckon these are mainly from the Sound Affects / Funeral Pyre era (circa 1981).

Sorry for the recent lack of activity & of replies to e-mails , messages etc. Even when my Broadband is on, I reckon Virgin slow it down, as some sites won't let me log on at all & others are too slow. My old PC isn't helping either. I have been doing a stocktake of files - I seem to have lost a lot more than I originally thought so a lot of requests for reposts can't be done I regret. I am getting back into the swinbg of things gradually and won't be closing the blog. It's just that I'm really behind and am quite short of new material at present. Thanks to everyone for your patience during this difficult time.

No job as yet though have been "promised" an interview in the near future ... believe it when I see it. DSS still haven't processed my claim so no money yet... despite the years of Nat Insurance payments that I have made... Still off the cigs though !!!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012


Compilation of collaborations from the "Later" TV series.

Sorry for the recent lack of posts... broadband was cut off yet again. I'm still off the cigs - two weeks now after a couple of lapses. Sadly I lost my job almost a fortnight ago (business into inso,vency) and so I'm still unsure how this is going to affect the blogs...