Helpless Dancer

The Endless Note

Helpless Dancer

Helpless Dancer is driven by family, friends. humour, music and football Dumbarton FC.

Music and video are for your enjoyment and any MP3’s posted, which will be available only for a very limited period, are for promotional purposes as Helpless Dancer would encourage you to BUY music.

Any artist or label unhappy with any posting please contact me via the comments section and I will remove the offending item.

Enjoy and please provide feedback or requests by posting comments.

Be lucky!!


  1. Hello, the photo you using in your website of Sixto Rodrigues (where he is holding his guitar) is a copyrighted photograph. Please add credit to ‘Zohar Lindenbaum’ in or below the photo ASAP.
    Thank you,
    Zohar Lindenbaum

    Comment by Zohar Lindenbaum | November 15, 2009 | Reply

  2. Check actual post.

    Credit posted with pleasure.


    Comment by thehelplessdancer | November 16, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hi there thanx for the kind words and great review on my wee book..if you send me a postal address ill send on the six hard copy cds with all the 115 tracks for your site Cheers Robert Fields

    Comment by Robert Fields | December 31, 2009 | Reply

    • Thanks for dropping in, the book is great.

      Also thanks for e-mail which as you know I have responded to.


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | January 1, 2010 | Reply

  4. stevie was like the best there ever was, period.

    Comment by diana | January 3, 2010 | Reply

  5. Hi,

    I was trawling the net looking for stuff on “Joanne Shaw Taylor”, when i found your blog. Loved the stuff you put up about BGB, Big George isn’t too well just now, so it’ll cheer him up when i show him your blog.

    A’ the best & Slainte, Tam McLucas.

    Comment by Tam McLucas | March 2, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi,

      I noticed from the band website that Big George wasn’t well and was going to mention it but wasn’t sure on the current status.

      Sorry to hear that and I hope he gets better soon he has brought much joy to many a music fan throughout the west of Scotland in particular.

      Thanks for dropping in and be lucky!!!


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | March 4, 2010 | Reply

      • Hi, HD.

        George took 2 minor strokes about a year and a half ago and at present he is still recovering from them. He was really lucky that it hasn’t disabled him, but he just needs time to recover from it all.
        I mentioned your blog to some American buddies on a blues forum i’m a member of and they loved your blog, so expect many visitors from across the pond. It was a John Campbell forum. “Devil in my closet”

        A’ the best to you and your blog. Slainte, Tam.

        Comment by Tam McLucas | March 4, 2010

  6. Sorry to hear about the two strokes, it is a miracle that he has survived two without disablement.

    Pass on my best wishes.

    Now John Campbell there is a name from the past a big loss his death in 1993 if I remember correctly.

    The “Howlin Mercy” album was a big favourite of mine at the time, must dig it out a give it a post.

    Thanks for the referrals.


    Comment by thehelplessdancer | March 4, 2010 | Reply

  7. Hi, HD.

    If you need any info on John Campbell, here’s a couple of good stops –
    There is also a Yahoo group and some facebook sites as well.
    I was over in Texas last year for one their reunion weekends, fab time was had by all.
    Me and George spent some time with John in “92” at the montreal blues festival in Canada, we had a rare time with him. sad loss to the blues world.

    Slainte, Tam.

    Comment by Tam McLucas | March 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks will use and credit as appropriate.


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | March 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi,

      Check back on Sunday for my completed posting on John Campbell, fans won’t learn anything new but hopefully some of my regular readers will be introduced to some new great music and will go on to appreciate and purchase his catalogue of recorded work.


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  8. Thanks for the John Campbell posting. I’ve only just discovered this great site.

    Comment by Phil | March 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

      Drop in again soon.


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | March 7, 2010 | Reply

  9. Hello HD
    I’m still going through your stuff – it’s jam packed with riches. I’m very touched by your memories of Fiona – I’ve been there myself and it looks as if the same things helping you also helped me. All the best

    Comment by Phil | March 7, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi,

      Thanks for your kind words, Fiona lives on in my heart and soul and music is my sanctuary.

      Be Lucky!


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | March 9, 2010 | Reply

  10. To Whom It May Concern-

    My name is Arleen Fung and I am from the Marketing / New Media department at Rhino Records. My coordinator, Raymond Kurzeka, and I are running a grassroots marketing campaign for the upcoming Jeff Beck Live At The Grammy Museum release on iTunes on Monday,10/25, and I wanted to know if you would be interested in helping our marketing efforts in promoting the release. I was wondering if you had a business email that I can send you attachments and links, which include the press release, the cover art, banners, and more. Please let me know if you are interested. I am looking forward to potentially aligning efforts with your site to help drive traffic to both your content and ours as well, and anything you can do to help is greatly appreciated.


    Arleen Fung

    Comment by Arleen Fung | October 23, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi,

      More than happy to help, I will e-mail you contact details.


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | October 23, 2010 | Reply

  11. Thanx for all your support for the book and all your fab posts throughout the year ..all the best for 2011 my second book is well in hand and will send you details shortly release date around this time next year Cheers Roberto

    Comment by RobertFfields | December 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks to you and your book for the opportunity to re-discover some forgotton gems.

      Great news that you are working on a new book, look forward to it in the meantine have some easy livin’


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | December 30, 2010 | Reply

  12. Hi – I’m commenting because I cannot find an email address. I’m interested in the image atop the post. Is that an image of an actual poster for that concert? If so, I’d like to include it in my collection, Signs Of Leonard Cohen – If that is the case, please let me know how you prefer the credit read. Thanks,
    ~AKA DrHGuy at Heck Of A Guy

    Comment by DrHGuy | March 10, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi,

      As far as I am aware this is a Concert Poster.

      I do not know who the originator of the poster was perhaps you could Google the concert for more information.

      Thanks for dropping in.


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | March 10, 2011 | Reply

  13. I have a picture of 2 x £5 80s EMI Record Tokens for you – not sure how to get it to you.
    If anyone wants them for face value I would be delighted !

    Comment by Dee | March 16, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks for dropping in.

      Unfortunately doubt anyone will want them at face value now that they can no longer be redeemed.

      As for the picture is is digital or paper based?


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | March 16, 2011 | Reply

  14. The photo on top of this page:

    is a copyright registered photograph of mine – Please post under the photo – © 2011 David Oppenheimer and also credit “Concert Photography by Performance Impressions” and link credit to

    Comment by David Oppenheimer | April 12, 2011 | Reply

    • Happy to do so.

      Best Wishes


      Comment by thehelplessdancer | April 13, 2011 | Reply

  15. Is there an email address at which I would be able to reach you?

    Comment by Intern at a RL | June 13, 2011 | Reply

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