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).

Thursday, 25 October 2012

ARETHA FRANKLIN : Running Out Of Fools (1964)

Another great Franklin collection, courtesy of Herr Pauli's link. A great start to the day... just nobody mention Ajax Amsterdam please !!!
This material combines soul & jazz influences...I would even listen to Aretha recite the Manchester South phonebook, she's that good !! 

Apologies to those who have experienced trouble downloading the Franklin stuff via mediafire, as well as for the many deleted links. This is currently beyond my control as I'm still without any web access @ home. If I was able to sit up half the nite in the spare room sharing more musical gems, then i would be, believe me !!!

DOT DASH : The Past Is Another Country (2012) VIDEO

Here's a link for the new Dot Dash video. this is a great track from their current album which I recently reviewed...

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

ARETHA FRANKLIN : A Bit Of Soul (1965)

Danke to our freund Herr Pauli for sharing a link to a load of Aretha Franklin gems. Here is the 1st of several to be posted...

MADNESS : iTunes festival 27/9/12

Many thanks to Phil for the mediafire link to this Madness gig @ the Roundhouse a few days ago. Please leave him a comment or two....

1 One Step Beyond
2 Embarrassment
3 La Luna
4 NW5
5 Misery
6 My Girl
7 How Can I Tell You
8 The Prince
9 Kitchen Floor
10 The Sun and The Rain
11 Never Knew Your Name
12 Bed and Breakfast Man
13 My Girl 2
14 Death of a Rude Boy
15 Chris Foreman BB Showtime
16 House of fun
17 Baggy Trousers
18 Our House
19 It Must be Love
20 Madness
21 Night Boat to Cairo

Monday, 1 October 2012

THE SMALL FACES : Deep Joy 1000th Post !!!

This is going to be the landmark 1000th post for several reasons. Firstly because this is where it all really started for me as a spotty school kid obsessed with the Faces. Secondly in memory of the late Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane, and thirdly as its just so fuckin' great.

Thanks to all the regular visitors & contributors, as well as everyone else that has dropped in over the last couple of years or so. So, here's to the next 1000 posts, and the millionth hit, which should be in the next 3 - 4 weeks, judging by current traffic.

Also for Ian "Mac" MacLagan & Kenney Jones.

Radio Caroline, 1966
Track 01. Sha-La-La-La-Lee

Colour Me Pop, June 21, 1968 featuring Stanley Unwin
Track 02. Intro & Stan Unwin (834k)
Track 03. Happiness Stan
Track 04. Rollin’ Over
Track 05. The Hungry Intruder
Track 06. The Journey
Track 07. Mad John
Track 08. Happy Days Toy Town

BBC Top Gear, April 14, 1968, with PP Arnold
Track 09. Get Ready
Track 10. Every Little Bit Hurts
Track 11. Lazy Sunday
Track 12. If I Were A Carpenter

Morecambe & Wise, April 18, 1967
Track 13. I Can’t Make It

Top Of The Pops, September 1967
Track 14. Itchycoo Park

(date unknown)
Track 15. My Mind’s Eye

Beat, Beat, Beat (German) 1966
Track 16. What’cha Gonna Do About It
Track 17. Sha-La-La-La-Lee
Track 18. Hey Girl
Track 19. All Or Nothing

Beat Club, date unknown
Track 20. I Can’t Make It

BBC Colour Me Pop 1968
Track 21. Song Of A Baker

(date unknown)
Track 22. I’ve Got Mine (cut off)

Extracts From LP Gulliver’s Travels - Instant INPL 003 (UK)
Track 23. Filler - Happy Days Toy Town/Journey’/Afterglow