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LIVE 24-SEVEN - MUSIC


BEV BEVAN'S CD PICKS OCTOBER 2018 FAB FOUR


100 Hits – Pop (Sony)


This is a great value for money 100-track, 5-CD box set covering several decades of music and categorised loosely as ‘Pop’. CD One includes: Rock Your Body by Justin Timberlake; Left Outside Alone by Anastasia; and All Of Me by John Legend. On CD two you’ll find: Britney Spears’ Baby One More Time; Toni Braxton’s Breathe Again; and The Backstreet Boys’ I Want It That Way. CD Three includes some older tracks: Kids In America by Kim Wilde; Maneater by Hall & Oates; Love Of The Common People by Paul Young; and All Around The World by Lisa Stansfield (who I backed playing that song on TV when guesting as drummer once in the Jools Holland Band). CD four contains oldies hits such as Wild Cherries’ Play That Funky Music; Bill Withers’ Ain’t No Sunshine; and Mott The Hoople’s All The Young Dudes. CD five is probably my favourite with such gems as: Dance To The Music by Sly and the Family Stone; Go Now by The Moody Blues; Everybody’s Talkin’ by Harry Nilsson; and (best ever Bee Gees’ cover) To Love Somebody by Nina Simone.


The Betterdays – Backlash (NTB)


Of the British R&B groups who emerged in the early Sixties, a few found major success, but there were many other R&B groups from all over the country who never found fame and fortune. One such band was The Betterdays from Plymouth.


Formed in 1960, The Betterdays started adding R&B to their set in 1962 and consequently got banned from Plymouth’s ballrooms for playing such ‘unusual’ music, so instead they played the pubs, clubs and village halls and built up an enormous following. Finally they managed to get a record deal and released one single that has now become a collector’s item, Don’t Want That, released on the Polydor label in 1965. Unfortunately, with no management or promotion behind them, disappointed and disillusioned, the group soon broke up.


All the tracks they recorded back then are now remixed and finally released. This double album is what might have been. As well as some original songs, there are enthusiastic, energetic and heartfelt renditions of R&B classics: Route 66; Help Me; I Can Tell; Don’t Start Me Talking; Boom Boom; Hi Heel Sneakers; Too Much Monkey Business; Treat Her Right; and Road Runner.


John & Beverley Martyn – Stormbringer / The Road to Ruin (Caroline) Two albums originally released in 1970, now re-released on vinyl, from the late, much admired and revered folk guitarist, singer and composer John Martyn and his then wife Beverley. With Stormbringer, John Martyn began to experiment more with different guitar sounds and standout track Would You Believe Me featured the introduction of his Echoplex guitar technique, which he pioneered. Other tracks include: John The Baptist; Traffic Light Lady; Go Out And Get It; and Can’t Get The One I Want.


The Road To Ruin album was recorded at Island Studios in London and featured the introduction of bass player Danny Thompson, who would become a bandmate of John’s for many years to come. Some of the best songs here are: Parcels; New Day; Tree Green; and Primrose Hill (sampled by Fat Boy Slim on North West Three).


I recall seeing John and Beverley Martyn perform at the Boggery Folk Club in Lugtrout Lane in Solihull in the early Seventies , the compere at the time being the then relatively unknown Jasper Carrott.


Fotheringay (Caroline)


Fotheringay was a short-lived British folk group formed in 1970 by the late, great Sandy Denny following her departure from Fairport Convention. Fotheringay comprised Trevor Lucas, Jerry Donahue, Gerry Conway, Pat Donaldson and Sandy Denny. This was their only album and boasted some iconic sleeve design artwork by Marion Appleton , sister of Trevor Lucas. The album is now re-released on 180gram vinyl.


The album comprises five Sandy Denny original songs, the Trevor Lucas penned Ballad Of Ned Kelly, plus covers of Bob Dylan’s Too Much Of Nothing and Gordon Lightfoot’s The Way I Feel and rounded off with traditional folk favourite Banks Of The Nile.


All of the above albums were produced by the legendary Joe Boyd. Do check out Joe Boyd’s brilliant book White Bicycle, one of the very best books ever written about Sixties music.


/ 144 DON’T MISS BEV BEVAN LIVE


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