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Top 10 Albums Of The Year

Robert Plant - Band Of Joy

Diane Birch - Bible Belt

John Grant - Queen Of Denmark

John Legend & the Roots - Wake Up!

Neil Young - Le Noise

Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Seafieldroad - There Are No Maps For This part Of The City

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Lauren Pritchard - Wasted In Jackson

Saint Jude - Diary Of A Soul Fiend

December 30, 2010 Posted by | Video | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

2010 Top 30 New and Old #20

The Saint Jude album “Diary Of A Soul Fiend” caught my ear back in November and has provided constant listening pleasure ever since, if you like your music with a dash of The Faces and with a voice like Joplin this is for you.

“Soul On Fire” – Saint Jude

To buy the music of Saint Jude click HERE

The above book written by Roberto a.k.a Robert Fields has been a major source of inspiration for my Blast from The Pasts for most of this year.

The book is a great read (see previous post HERE) and can still be bought by clicking HERE

The track I have chosen is by The Rumbledown Band of which there is more information in my previous post HERE

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

The track has once again become readily available as a result of the re-release of the great Paul Kossoff collection “Blue Soul-The Best Of Paul Kossoff” to buy click HERE

December 11, 2010 Posted by | Blast from The Past, Blues, Books, New Music, Old Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Music – Saint Jude

A week after seeing the great Maggie Bell in concert into my inbox pops information on a great new group with the soul of Stone The Crows… Saint Jude true serendipity!

Not to be mixed up with the US Hardcore Metal band of the same name this group have only relatively recently been signed to a record label and have now released their album, produced by Chris Kimsey, “Diary Of A Soul Fiend”

Kimsey who as a record producer, mixer and musician is most famous for having co-produced The Rolling Stones’ Undercover and Steel Wheels albums and being the engineer on their 1971 album Sticky Fingers as well as 1978’s Some Girls and 1980’s Emotional Rescue.

 Therefore as well as working with Peter Frampton (Frampton Comes Alive), Marillion, The Cult, Peter Tosh, The Psychedelic Furs, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, INXS and many more he is to be taken seriously when he compares saint Jude to be akin to “The Faces fronted by Janis Joplin”

Photo :- Noel Buckley

The “Janis” in question is Lynne Jackaman who draws her inspiration from her love of Aretha Franklin

Saint Jude were formed back in 2005 when she met up with Adam Greene who was a CBGB scene follower guitarist, thus that background together with Jackaman’s soul influences of Franklin and the great Etta James produced the DNA for the band.

Now a fully grown five piece band having added Joe Glossop (Keyboards), Colin Kellogg (Bass) and Lee Cook (Drums) they have like all great bands fine tuned their material on the road for the last few years supporting along the way the likes of The Waterboys at The Albert Hall where the attracted the attention of Jimmy Page who has talked about undertaking some future production work for them.

Another admirer, unsurprisingly, is Ronnie Wood who has in fact jammed on stage with them as you can see from the audience filmed clip below on The Faces classic “(I Know) I’m Losing You”

Picture:- Noel Buckley


Saint Jude are currently on tour in Europe but hopefully will be coming to a venue near you in 2011, in the meantime enjoy this taster from their album.

“Pleased To Meet You” – Saint Jude

Picture:- Noel Buckley


To buy the music of Saint Jude click HERE

November 14, 2010 Posted by | New Music, New Releases, R&B, Video | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


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