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Blues Monday – Rory Gallagher

The “lost” Rory Gallagher album “Notes From San Francisco” whilst it is a worthwhile purchase for Rory fans it is not the best entry point for new fans.

If he is new to you his heritage is still readily available, “Live In Europe” and “Irish Tour” are must have records as it was in live performance where Rory was most at home.

Someone once asked Jimi Hendrix what is it like to be the world’s greatest guitar player and his answer was “don’t know ask Rory Gallagher” !!

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June 20, 2011 Posted by | Blues, Television, Video | , | Leave a comment

Friday Fun – Rock Church

“I Could’ve Had Religion” – Rory Gallagher

To buy the music of Rory Gallagher click HERE

February 18, 2011 Posted by | Blues, Humour, Old Music, Video | , | Leave a comment

Jack Bruce Composing Himself

The above book is on my wants list for my upcoming 50th Birthday (I know I can’t quite believe it is so soon) my family place an embargo on me purchasisng CD’s, DVD’s and books before such events so I will have to wait a bit longer.

In the meantime I saw this great video via www.mojo4music.com which prompted this post.

I will return with a fuller Jack Bruce post when I finish the book, in the meantime here he is with the late great Rory Gallagher

July 1, 2010 Posted by | Books, Video | , | Leave a comment

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 | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Friday 13th

“Friday The Thirteenth” – Atomic Rooster

Save Me, Save Me, Save Me, Save Me.

Wake Up In The Night, Stare Into The Dark.
You Can Feel Your Fear,Tearing At Your Heart.
Trying To Lock Your Door,There Is No Escape.
I’ll Be Watching You,Every Move You Make.

Someone Please, Please Save Me.
No One Will Save You – They Won’t Try.
Someone Please, Please Help Me.
Everyone’s Lonely When They Die,
Everyone’s Lonely When They Die.

No One In The World Will Want You – Save Me!
No One In The World Will Need You – Save Me!
No One In The World Will Love You – Save Me!
No One In The World Will Miss You – Save Me!

Walking Down The Street, Footsteps Close Behind.
Dare Not Turn Your Head, Don’t Know What You’ll Find.
Trying To Shout For Help, Your Words Turn To Dust.
Looking For A Friend, No One You Can Trust.

Someone Please, Please Save Me.
No One Will Save You, They Won’t Try.
Someone Please, Please Help Me.
Everyone’s Lonely When They Die,
Everyone’s Lonely When They Die.

No One In The World Will Want You – Save Me!
No One In The World Will Need You – Save Me!
No One In The World Will Love You – Save Me!
No One In The World Will Miss You – Save Me!
No One In The World Will Love You – Save Me!
No One In The World Will Miss You – Save Me!
No One In The World Will Love You – Save Me!
No One In The World Will Miss You – Save Me!

Atomic Roooster

 

To buy the music of Atomic Rooster click HERE

 

November 13, 2009 Posted by | Blues, Humour, Old Music, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Friday Fun

 

Been there……seen it, done it and bought the t-shirt!!

the rock

 

“Drunken Nights In The City” – Frankie Miller

 

To buy the music of Frankie Miller click HERE

Here is a bonus, Frankie with Rory Gallagher

October 23, 2009 Posted by | Blues, Humour, Old Music, Video | , , | 2 Comments

Blue Monday – Rory Gallagher

rory-gallagher

Rory Gallagher was one of my earliest musical heroes, he was my gateway to the blues though it was several years later before I travelled down the road to the crossroads to find the real thing.

Today would have been his 61st birthday so there was no competition for this weeks Blue Monday.

Here is a note posted on the official web site, as per link above, yesterday by his brother Donal

Dear All,

On the eve of Rory’s birthday (2/3/1948), he is still sadly missed by us all but his music thrives on.

With various tributes around his birthday it is heartening to see Rory’s devotees celebrate my brother’s music, life and times with various tribute nights (see details elsewhere on website). In an effort to support these and upcoming events, we are reopening the forum so people can discuss which events they’re planning to attend and can make plans to meet.

This year celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of the first official Taste album ‘Taste’ and we are currently hard at work endeavouring to produce something special to mark the occasion with Polydor/Universal. I have seen speculative rumours regarding this project and wish to stress that these are speculative; the project is still ‘in the studio’ as we scour to find the best material. On that matter anyone who may have any rare, good quality material of Taste, it would be great to hear from you; please email info@strangemusic.co.uk with any information.

He is one of a rare breed of artists who has released two “classic” live albums.

First up was “Live In Europe” from 1972

live-in-europe

…….from which I bring you the definitive “Bullfrog Blues”

Buy “Live In Europe” HERE

The second classic live album was “Irish Tour ’74”

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The original album was supplemented in 2000 with the release of the “Irish Tour” DVD

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Here are some clips

Buy “Irish Tour ’74” CD HERE

Buy “Irish Tour ’74” DVD HERE

For more information on Rory Gallagher click HERE

Finally my current life predicament “Too Much Alcohol”

March 2, 2009 Posted by | Blues, Old Music, Video | | 1 Comment

   

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