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Minstrels, Poets & Vagabonds – The Rumbledown Band


The Rumbledown Band were never really a “band” but was really a “jam” of pals of Frankie Miller, primarily Andy Fraser from Free. The two of them worked up some songs together and would record demos.

The track below however also had the late great Paul Kossoff on it and as such was included in the Kossoff album “Blue Soul” which was a 1986 double album retrospective release of Kossoff’s career.

“I Know Why The Sun Don’t Shine” – The Rumbledown Band

You can buy “Blue Soul” by clicking HERE

As a bonus Frankie Miller also recorded the track below with the late great Rory Gallagher, the song was featured on the soundtrack to the movie “A Sense Of Freedom” which was the “true” story of Jimmy Boyle’s life on the tough streets of the Gorbals during the 1970’s.

Frankie & Rory

“A Sense Of Freedom” – Frankie Miller & Rory Gallagher

To buy the book click HERE

February 12, 2010 - Posted by | Blast from The Past, Books, Old Music, Video | , , , , , ,


  1. The Rory and Frankie “A sense of freedom” is no longer on youtube. Do you have another link I could try?

    Comment by milo | June 3, 2010 | Reply

  2. It’s that long ago I can’t remember which video I originally posted however there are several live performances from Germany of Frankie and Rorry you can access via YouTube and here is the extract from the movie which uses the music.

    Thanks for dropping in


    Comment by thehelplessdancer | June 3, 2010 | Reply

  3. […] The track I have chosen is by The Rumbledown Band of which there is more information in my previous post HERE […]

    Pingback by 2010 Top 30 New and Old #20 « Helpless Dancer | December 11, 2010 | Reply

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