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165. Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul

165. Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul

The sixties were a golden age of soul, as Otis, Solomon and Marvin would happily testify, but with the decade coming to a close, things were starting to change. The Temptations and Sly and the Family Stone were getting their funky trousers on, but this epic, EPIC...
164. The Youngbloods – Elephant Mountain

164. The Youngbloods – Elephant Mountain

“Come on people now… smile on your brother… everybody get together.” For most, The Youngbloods are remembered almost entirely for that refrain, an anthem for baby boomers and, thanks to Nirvana’s “Territorial Pissings”, an icon of satire for us Gen X’ers. And it was...
163.  Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking

163. Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking

I’ve never really got into folk music. Not that I think that there’s anything definitively bad about the genre you understand – Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, Joan Baez and Donovan all evolved from the folk stable and created masterpieces. It’s...
161. Tim Buckley – Happy Sad

161. Tim Buckley – Happy Sad

I’ll admit it – when I reviewed Tim Buckley’s “Goodbye and Hello” way back when, he was essentially just ‘Jeff’s dad’, and it was a journey of discovery listening to it. Since then I’ve explored more of his stuff,...