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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:57 am
by Jamie Renton
c hristian wrote:Ray Baretto!!


Yes!!!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:21 am
by Hugh Weldon
Nigel W wrote:


Not from New Orleans but from Houston, I've also got Running Bear by Johnny Preston buzzing around my head at this moment. Don't know why.


Perhaps because it was done with some panache by Los Pistoleros who I mentioned earlier? Saw them countless times at various north London hostelries, always a good night out.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:01 am
by taiyo no otosan
nigel w wrote:Notice you're in Tunbridge Wells, Richard. Never listed my location on here but we're near neighbours. We're in the tiny village of Hever : one castle, one church, one pub , about a dozen old farm houses and other than that fields of sheep and endless orchards. God's own country, I call it...


Doing our best to live up to that survey about who-lives-where-listens-to-what (was it Uncut?) it seems there are quite a few of us from, in and around T Wells. I wonder if it was one of you who took the Rachid Taha and Terry Hall & Mushtaq CDs into the charity shop on the High Street last year....

Hever? Nice castle. Great cycling country - plenty of decent pubs to motivate you. 'The Rock' in Chiddingstone Hoath....ahhh, what I wouldn't give for a pint of Larkins Porter.....

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:04 am
by uiwangmike
Running Bear was a UK No. 1 in 1960. I've just discovered it was composed by the Big Bopper.

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:25 am
by Nigel w
Taiyo wrote:

seems there are quite a few of us from, in and around T Wells. I wonder if it was one of you who took the Rachid Taha and Terry Hall & Mushtaq CDs into the charity shop on the High Street last year....


No way - not records I would ever dream of parting with !

Taiyo also wrote:

Hever? Nice castle. Great cycling country - plenty of decent pubs to motivate you. 'The Rock' in Chiddingstone Hoath....ahhh, what I wouldn't give for a pint of Larkins Porter.....


Funnily enough I was in The Rock with my two sons on Saturday evening and we asked for three pints of Larkins Porter, only to be told by the young girl behind the bar: "We only do it in the winter". I said to her: "Have you been outside today?" Later that night, it snowed...

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:27 pm
by richardh
Nigel W quoted taiyo

seems there are quite a few of us from, in and around T Wells. I wonder if it was one of you who took the Rachid Taha and Terry Hall & Mushtaq CDs into the charity shop on the High Street last year....


Not guilty, either. I'm the other side of the 'Wells, on the outskirts of Pembury, looking out over Paddock Wood and East Peckham. If the wind is in the right direction I may hear some of that Neil Young concert at the Hop Farm in the summer!

And no disrespect to Larkins, but I'll opt for a couple of well-kept pints of Shep!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:00 pm
by Ian A.
After a tedious M1 crawl today bringing the Imelda Marcos Memorial Shoe & Handbag collection back from University for the hols, my daughter provided the answer by stuffing a CD in the car player: The Coasters! And then in the kind of philosophical discussion you only get in a traffic jam around Luton, we reasoned that there's a long line of wonderfully played music that also, b.t.w. has an intelligent sense of humour - which includes those Coasters, the 3 Mustaphas 3, Ian Dury, the mighty Cake. THAT'S the stuff.

And also b.t.w. was there ever a greater one note guitar solo than I'm A Hog For You? Pure genius . . .

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:27 pm
by Phil Abel
Ian A. wrote:After a tedious M1 crawl today bringing the Imelda Marcos Memorial Shoe & Handbag collection back from University for the hols, my daughter provided the answer by stuffing a CD in the car player: The Coasters! And then in the kind of philosophical discussion you only get in a traffic jam around Luton, we reasoned that there's a long line of wonderfully played music that also, b.t.w. has an intelligent sense of humour - which includes those Coasters, the 3 Mustaphas 3, Ian Dury, the mighty Cake. THAT'S the stuff.


Ah yes! I'd add Chuck Berry and Micky Jupp to that list, and it's not an accident that those two are mentioned in the same sentence.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:47 pm
by That Was Jonathan E. Then
nigel w wrote:[ . . . ] the tiny village of Hever : one castle [ . . . ]

That's not just any old castle. That's the castle in which Henry VIII wooed Anne Boleyn. Something of a pivotal wooing, so to speak, in English history! It appears to have a particularly magnificent four-poster bed among its attractions.

Or should this post belong in the English Folk topic?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:36 pm
by Ian A.
Phil Abel wrote:Micky Jupp.

Ah, whatever happened to that lovely chap - any recent sightings? He used to book us Hot Vultures for his club in Southend, famous for the local taxi messages that used to waft out of the PA, and then later on dragged the entire cast of a '70s Stiff tour across to see us in some university folk club as we were playing in the same building on the same night. Quite alarming to look up mid song and see that lot troupe in!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:03 pm
by Dayna
The album my parents used to have, by The Ventures always made me feel good. Like Wipe Out, Apache, Pipeline, & others that were on that.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:10 pm
by Nigel w
the album my parents used to have, by The Ventures always made me feel good. Like Wipe Out, Apache, Pipeline, & others that were on that.


did it have a track on it called Walk Don't Run, Dayna? Now you've mentioned them, I've got that tune running through my head and yup, you're right, just the thought of it is making me smile....

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:46 pm
by Nigel w
nigel w wrote:
the album my parents used to have, by The Ventures always made me feel good. Like Wipe Out, Apache, Pipeline, & others that were on that.


did it have a track on it called Walk Don't Run, Dayna? Now you've mentioned them, I've got that tune running through my head and yup, you're right, just the thought of it is making me smile...

Mickey Jupp currenly recording an album with his original band Legend appropriately titled You're Never too Old To Rock'n'Roll.

Sad

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:20 pm
by Gordon Neill
You know, it isn't necessarily cheerful music that cheers me up. I wouldn't go so far as to claim that I burst out laughing when I listen to some Fado, or split my sides at Skip James, but I find something distinctly uplifting about a lot of supposedly 'sad' music. There's a whole wad of blues, mainly urban blues, that I find exhilirating. T.Bone Walker (particularly that Atlantic album he cut in the mid 1960s), Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and - best of all - John Lee Hooker's VeeJay stuff.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:26 pm
by Dayna
Yeah, Blues is uplifting too.