Month: November 2017

76. Not a Blockhead

Posted on 27/11/2017

Ian Dury and the Blockheads were popular in the 1980's. One or two of his songs have endured: mainly his 'Reasons to be Cheerful' as its such a good idea for cheering up when things are going against... read more >

75. Freaky Bertrand

Posted on 20/11/2017

Bertrand Belin is a remarkable person. Also produces good songs if you dont mind them a bit intellectual. He is not the chap for a singalong chorus so much as the meditative lament. But his voice has... read more >

74. Major and Slam

Posted on 09/11/2017

74. Major and Slam Two string bass players of the same era: 1930's to 1960's developer an unusual but similar approach. They both played conventional string bass most of the time, but also did bowed... read more >

73. Elvis’s imitators

Posted on 02/11/2017

73. Elvis's imitators You could say¬† that all pop singers after about 1955 were Elvis imitators, except perhaps Roy Orbison, as Elvis had an immense effect on subsequent performers. But what I mean... read more >