Full House

Full house


Well it was a busy night at The Swan tonight Kath and I were first in and we couldn’t get a seat. We settled in the snug and as our ragged band swelled we pounced on a table vacated and unloaded our guitars.


Blogger up first with a song Christy Moore pinched from Hamish Imlach.” Black Is The Colour” Kath was coerced into singing and the request was for a Randy Newman song “Feels Like Home” Fast becoming a favourite here at Addingham. Well done Kath

Next up Barry with our weekly dose of Country, first up was “Last Train from Poor Valley” this was written by Norman Blake. Barry’s next offering was straight up to date and very topical “The Human Race” by mense, Phillips and Dobbins,a hard hitting song to make us aware of the crisis in the world today. Great stuff Barry.


Next up was Graeme Morrell fresh from missing our last couple of sessions with a raunchy rocker “Hound-dog” by the late great Elvis, which drew diners to the door to listen this was followed by a Beatles instrumental “ Till There was You” it sounded great as only Graeme can pick this fantastic tune.


James up next with a BeeGees number “To Love somebody” straight from the human jukebox who never ceases to amaze us with his encyclopaedic memory of songs and tunes.This was followed by a favourite of mine,  a Paul Simon song “ Slip sliding away” great stuff James


An old familiar next, though not the spooky kind but rather an old face who we haven’t seen for a fair while, Mr John Nixon, fresh from some holiday or other and doing a recce on the pub for the return of his band Valkyrie who were playing this Saturday. Having muttered some excuse about not having played solo for a while he launched confidently into “ The Ballad of Lucy Jordan” a Shel Silverstein  number made famous by Marianne Faithful. Johns next offering was a bit of blues from the Boss, “ Wreck On The Highway” Welcome back John.


The blogger back after our break with “ Mr Bojangles” made famous by  The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band this was followed by a song from my home town of Belfast” Black Velvet Band”


Barry up again and this time it was a Hugh Moffat number “ He Drove All The way to Texas” this was followed by a song that has a first line I know to be a lie” Well I don’t drink as much as I used to” but anyway the song was a “A Song For Life by Rodney Crowell


Graeme back up again and pinching country songs from the Barry Lane songbook “Summer Wages” by Ian Tyson. This was followed by an Otis Reading song “ Dock of The Bay” Great variety Graeme.


James up again and had us wondering if he was going to tread on Barry’s toes?

Well that didn’t go as planned as we had another soul number, this time a Sam Cooke number “ Bring it on home to me” and the second was an Elvis number  “All shook Up” Quite an eclectic mix tonight, Brilliant stuff!


How time passes when you are having fun we came back round to John again, and this time we had a low soulful version of  a Bernie Taupin and Elton John “Texas love song” and how do you round up a set why with a classic “ Wish You were Here” by Pink Floyd.............. Perfect!


Finish with a classic or two” Brown Eyed Girl” and “Satisfaction! a classy  end to a great night.


BCW



Posted on April 16, 2019 .

Brexit sensation!

It certainly was, as no one mentioned the word Brexit tonight (although I did mention a Revolution and Andy sung about Barricades) so on with the show we go.

Seven performers tonight, though Kath was saving her voice, possibly for other shows. We were joined by Mandy later giving us six plus two audience members. This was after we had seen off the people who were originally sat in the small snug. They did actually apologise and gave suitable reasons for leaving after the first song was aired.

Brian: ‘Seven Drunken Nights’ Well I thought Brian was after an early night when he changed it to five, but it seems that the original version was Scottish, titled ‘Five Drunken Nights (Our Goodman)’ still I always think it suits an Irish accent best.

‘Molly Malone’ this is definitely Irish and takes me back to singing in junior school

with Mrs Thompson (a Hattie Jacques double) I still remember being amazed by the amount of flesh hanging over her high heeled shoes as we sang.

James

James

Blogger: ‘We’ll Never Pass This Way Again’ A Kirsty Maccoll song about leaving a lover, possibly after a one night stand. A Damien Rice song next ‘9 Crimes’ a song about cheating on a partner, as the ninth Commandmentsays ‘thou shall not covet thy neighbours wife’

Andy

Andy

Andy: ‘Do I Still Figure In Your Life’ a Joe Cocker song, new song to me but a good soulful ballad anyway. I always loved ’Delta Lady’ by Joe.

Another Damien Rice song next, ‘Cannon Ball’this is a good song for Andy to do, and just a great song to me. Some people say his songs are a bit depressing (Damien that is). To me it’s all about emotion and delivery.

Please checkout how he finishes his concerts with a song called ‘Cheers’ and a bottle of wine, It’s both funny and sad.

Gloria  

Gloria  

Gloria: ‘When I First Came To Caledonia’ not Scotland but one of Canada’s Maritime Provinces Nova Scotia which is Latin for New Scotland. A song set in The Caledonian Coal Mines. An old tradition song it seems,but new to me and it was a very nice one too. Seems to be about a man who went mining and likes a woman who makes good tea, also he likes another but puts his brandy first. Good song anyway.

The next song was a new one again for me but seemingly traditional Irish.In my shorthand notes I have ‘Bellaghy Fair’ ‘it was good though.

Barry

Barry

Barry: In fine country picking style tonight gave us ‘If I Needed You’ by

Townes Van Zandt. Not a singer I know apart from Barry’s fine renditions and occasionally Mike Craig does one. Next a firm favourite from my liking of any early Elvis song ‘Mystery Train’ actually written by Junior Parker in 1953.

Phil

Phil

Phil: ‘Cadillac’ by T.Rex. I am a big Marc Bolan fan but didn’t remember this until I heard Phil’s version. Good stuff.

Next a self portrait of the artiste called Phil. ‘I Remember When I Was Young’

A self written song of his life and it seems like he had a good one, I think.

Break:

Brian: ‘Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying’ credited to Gerry and his Pacemakers.

I think Brian was quite young when the Merseybeat era started but I know he likes the message of this song. AGood song this but it’s not to be confused with the Louis Jordan song of the same name.

Next‘The Magdalene Laundries’ by Joni Mitchell. A song about the so called ‘Fallen women’ in Ireland, they ended up confined in these Roman Catholic Institutionsin Ireland. Mass graves were later found there. Not a song his partner Kath likes to hear due to it sad harrowing story.

Blogger: ‘Maker Of Islands’ by Mike Heron of Incredible String Band fame. Probably nota well knownsong, as I am just choosing my personal likes here, but I am hoping to make some of them familiar or even likeable.

Next The Beatles ‘Revolution no 1’ the slower album version as opposed to the rockier version on the flipside of ‘Hey Jude’ I did hear some backing vocals going on so I think that was a more popular song choice.

Andy:‘Through The Barricades’ my favourite Spandau Ballet song. A song inspired by love prevailing in the troubles in Northern Ireland

‘I know I Shouldn’t’ another self penned song from Andy. Yes we often know we shouldn’t but we sometimes do.

Gloria :’The Grey Selkie Of Skule Skerry’ a traditional folk song listed as Child Ballad 113. Set in Norway about a woman who has her child stolen by its Father who has the power to transform from a seal into a human.

Next ‘Wheels Within Wheels’ I thought this title sounded a bit political but on hearing it I realised it was a song that I had heard Gloria do before which I thought was called ‘I’m So Glad’. Hearing it again I think it’s more about reaching some kind of self empowerment and being happy about it.

Barry: One of Barry’s many train songs next. ‘Wreck Of The Old 97’ about a train disaster in 1903. Drives along nicely this song and no Barry didn’t wreck it.

Next ‘The Halfway home Café’ surprisingly written in 2001 it features overheard conversations from a café that tell a story. First recorded by Ricky Skags

Phil: With a very catch song from Bryan Adams ‘You Belong To Me’ quite a recent song for SAS this one 2015. Next another self written song from Phil ‘Gravy Train’

A song where everyone mainly Politicians get it in the neck from Phil.

Well it was an early night finish after all as Brian called time after requesting an encore from Gloria. I do understand that some people have to get up for work in

the morning (I’ve been there, got the tea shirt etc.) Up The Workers I say, anyway the last song was a cracker ‘I’ve Just Seen A Face’ it was great by The Beatles and also great by Gloria, she does it fast but so do The Beatles and I have seen McCartney do it live a couple of times.

Well hope to see you all next time.

James P.

Posted on April 4, 2019 .

Compact and Bijou

Kath and Brian  

Kath and Brian  

Welll there were a few more diners tonight but we managed to ensconce ourselves in the corner and one by one we saw them off.

Blogger up first with an old traditional song “ Johnny Jump Up a cautionary tale of cider drinking. Any more than a quart and you were beating all a round you This was followed by “The Flower Seller written by Harry O’Donoghue an Irish emigre now living in the states. A song of lost love and “ White rose for new love, Red rose for true love and violets for love of the past

James

James


Our resident jukebox James with a country song “ He’s in the jailhouse” usually accredited to Jimmy Rogers and associated with the Vaudville era,now, I hope he’s not stealing the thunder from our resident countryman Barry. Next up from James was “The Honkytonk Blues “ Well done James.

Phil

Phil


Phil up next with his 12 string and harmonica with a Bruce Springsteen number “Terrys song” a song he wrote for the passing of his roadie. Next up was a classic played a la Dylan with guitar and harp “ Knocking on heavens door, great stuff Phil.

Barry 

Barry 



Next up was our resident country player Barry who can regale us with stories of playing in country bands for the past 61 years and that’s a lot of history. First up was “ Ride Me Down Easy” by Billy Joe Schaffer. These are story songs and this is a common theme in the country genre and we didn’t have any chicken wire! Barry’s next offering was an Eagles song “Train leaves here
This Morning” this morphed into a Cole Porter song “Hey Good Looking “ This was made famous by Hank Williams. Well done Barry.

Kath up next with a Bonnie Raitt song also covered by Edwina Hayes “ Feels like Home to Me” accompanied on guitar by The Blogger. Kath has had a chest/throat problem but felt ok to sing this evening. Glad she is on the mend now.

Break

Second half then, Blogger started with a traditional number attributed to Hamish Imlach and made popular by Christy Moore” Black Is The Colour”This was followed by a Goats Don’t Shave number “Hills of Donegal”

James now with a Terence Trent Darbynumber “ Sign your Name” a great version. This was followed by a Ewan Macoll song or Jimmy Miller as he used to be known “Dirty Old Town a song about a dirty mill strewn town of Salford. Great versions James.

Phil up now with a Flogging Malloy number “Far Away Boys” After borrowing James guitar we had a self penned number from Phil “ Who Do You think You Are” Sounded great Phil.

Barry up for his second spot now, and “ On your Way Home by Matressa Berg.
At the last session Graeme who unfortunately can’t be here tonight was trying to remember the next song from the album of the same name “ Long Black Veil” from the Chieftains with the Stones and other stars.

We then elected to do another one each
Kath had decided that she didn’t want to spoil anything with her voice so politely declined another song. We then coerced her to a great Scottish song “ Ye Jacobites where she ably provided the harmony with the Blogger.

Blogger Then did a traditional song and one that has achieved notoriety as the best liked song re prostitution there is “Raglan Road”

James on his final track and a Carole King number, “Way over Yonder” great final song James.

Phil now to do his final number and this was “ All I Want Is You” a U2 number. Not what I thought it was called.

Barry now had the honour of winding our compact but bijou gathering and to finish Barry gave us a Song from 1884 “Hard Times” collected by Stephen Foster




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Posted on March 19, 2019 .

Where’s Wally?

Kath and Brian

Kath and Brian

After numerous Tuesdays packed with diners, drinkers and musicians the car park was virtually empty and the bars were even less busy. Besides 5 dedicated participants there were just 3 other people in the whole place. I find it intriguing that last time the whole place was absolutely packed and yet tonight it was deserted for no apparent reason.

True to form the Wylies (Brian & Kath) kicked off with a banjo and mandolin duet Farewell to Erin followed by a tune written by Mr Wylie The Taggyman.  I hope their married life is as harmonious as their playing!

Barry   

Barry

 



Barry was up next, firstly with a song that he has only played “out” once before Summer Wages by Ian Tyson - one he needs to play out more often! According to Barry’s records he last played the next song last September - The First Thing This Morning by Gary Nunn and Cisel Acklin (no that is not a typo).

Graeme

Graeme

Blogger next with a Beatles themed duo - firstly Ringo’s photograph then an instrumental version of Oh Darling which was followed by much discussion about how similar Of Donna (10cc) appeared o be.

Andy

Andy


Andy completed round one with his version of Try A Little Tenderness (very upbeat for Andy) which was actually written in the early 1930’s and recorded by many others prior to Otis Reading (and Andy) getting their hands on it. A self penned song So Glad You’re Mine finished his spot - a really good song too.

Part 2 commenced with The Wylies playing another toe tapping jig (or is it a reel) starting slowly and getting faster and faster - a bit like the Sea Shanty at Last Night of the Proms! This one was entitled My Son’s a Prawn (and if you don’t recognise that title you have not been to SAS often enough!). Morrison’s Jig completed their second spot. All good stuff.

Following admonishment by Brian for not using SAS standard 14 font Barry admirably played an ol’ bluegrass standard Little Maggie. Bill Anderson’s Close The Door Lightly came next which had Barry venturing we’ll up the neck of his guitar. Great stuff.

The first time blogger came to SAS (12 years ago?) he performed Jennifer and Kate by Tom Paxton and this was repeated tonight. This brought comment from the (albeit small) crowd that you never hear people play Mr Paxton any more. This was obviously seen as a challenge as the next song was Jimmy Newman about an injured US soldier who almost made it back from Vietnam but didn’t quite.

Andy took over the Tom Paxton mantle and played Last Thing On My Mind and although this particularly song was exactly that when he set off to SAS he executed it very well. It was followed by Long Hot Summer - another self penned and well performed number.

Time for one more from each participant, starting with Brain & Kath with The Siege of Ennis Set. Then Barry with I’m Going To Live Forevever by Billy Joe Shaver. Blogger with Bob Dylan’s Just Like A Woman which once again nudged Andy into playing something he had not planned on which was Jon Baez’s Diamonds and Rust.

A nice early finish and a good most enjoyable evening. We should all get home by the time the next storm rolls in!

Graeme M

Posted on March 6, 2019 .

Right is great for a book club

Brian

Brian


 

Well having missed the last session here I was flying solo as Kath was suffering with a virus. Mike had informed me he was on his way but tonight we had a glut of guitars.

First up was blogger with a Glen Campbell number" Gentle on my Mind" this was followed by " Black is the colour" Made famous by Christy Moore but pinched unashamedly from Dick Gaughan whilst touring folk clubs north of the border.

Mike

Mike



Mike was next up with a great upbeat blues number" If it Hadn't been for Love by The Steel Drivers. A mix of Blues and Bluegrass very able married here tonight by Mike! His next offering at The Swan Altar was " Hometown Blues " a Steve Earle Number.

Gloria  

Gloria  



An old favourite next in the form of Gloria whom we haven't seen for a while, she had brought her recently finished book with her. A look back at 35 years of Whitby festival week. Gloria kicked off her set with a beautiful old song " She moved through the Fair" Her next number was a first for her at The Swan was a Beatles number " With a little Help from my Friends " A great couple of numbers, well done Gloria.

Barry  

Barry  



Another literary person up next, Barry who also had recently finished and published his own book. His first number was an Elvis number" You were always on my mind" This was followed by a Leonard Cohen song " Sisters of Mercy"

Graeme

Graeme

Graeme our finger picker up next with an Eric Clapton number " Lonely Stranger" this followed by a Damien Rice number " Delicate" Two very tasty numbers. Great Stuff.

Phil

Phil

The baton was then passed to Phil with his twelve string and harmonica but minus his percussive wristband. His first song was " life's an Elevator " a Bolan number. A track from one of my favourite bands next "Back in The Night" by Dr Feelgood.

James

James

Our Human jukebox next in the form of James who possibly latched on to a Beatles vibe and " Strawberry Fields" a classic and classically done here by James. To round off his first spot James gave us a song new to the blogger " Carrie" a Joni Mitchell number.

Barry  

Barry  



Barry is our resident go to country player and tonight was no exception, Barry regaled us with how he got into country music from rock and roll and Skiffle. A Johnny Cashnumber and possibly one of his first popular songs. "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" next we had " The Troubadour". Co written by Johnny Cash .
That concluded the first half.



Second half starts with a quick update on tonight's soccer, the blogger then kicked off with a cautionary tale of drinking cider " Johnny Jump Up" this was followed by a Jon Allen number " Joanna"
Back to Mike who started with a great song " Come up to the house" and what better to finish your spot with than " Morning Blues" an American Trad song. Great stuff Mike and welcome back.
Gloria now again with a lovely Irish song " Lovely Glenchesk" finger picked in altered tuning, a lovely song and performed as only Gloria can. A Robbie Burns number to round up her final song " A mans a man for all That "

Andy now with his own slant on life with a self penned number, " Pennies on your face"
A song about rock stars dying far to young. To round off his spot Andy sang a Johnny Cash song " Walk the Line" a classic and well done Andy.

Back to Graeme and his finger picking, " Annie's going to sing her Song " a Tom Paxton number and what better to finish your spot off, exactly how you started than with an Eric Clapton number " Old Love" a really great version Graeme well done.

Phils last spot now with a self penned song about his uncle " Military Man" and to round off with a Seeger session number Ol Dan Tucker" well done Phil.

James the juke box and our penultimate turn tonight with a beautiful classic song " The first Time ever I Saw your face" a Ewan Macoll song and to finish his spot for the night he chose a Goffin and King " Chains" great finish James

It fell to Barry to finish this session at The Swan off and he chose " Don't This Road look Rough and Rocky" by Flatt and Scruggsand to finish Barry chose " Demons" by Bill Anderson. Well done Barry!

That brought our session for February to a close and we will see you all in March

BCW

Posted on February 21, 2019 .

Five go wild in the snug

On a wet night in February there is a lot to be said for sitting in a pub listening to people playing a fascinating variety of live music. There may only have been five of us but it proved to be a really enjoyable evening.

James kicked us off with and he can do a mean rendition of a Paul Simon song so he entertained us with a lively version of Mardi Gras. That upbeat tone was maintained when Phil gave us Back in the Night by Dr Feelgood provoking lots of foot tapping and the blogger to reflect on the song’s lyric about “waking up on the floor asking for some breakfast”. Very rock and roll lifestyle!

Positivity is, however, hard to maintain all night. Since tonight’s blogger was myself – Andy – no one was over surprised when I went for a sad song that I picked up from the wonderful Etta James called ‘If you could see me now’. All about lost love and declining fortunes.

Which proved to be positively optimistic compared to Barry’s contribution. He went for telling the tale of losing your home in a flood written by Phil Rosenthal in the 1980s called Muddy Waters. It sounded like one of those amazing blues numbers from the 1930s depression and Barry treated us to some lovely fingerpicking.

Graham then did what he does so well which is to sing and to play with great skill and sincerity. He treated us to a sensational version of Rainy Night in Georgia by Tony Joe White. Apparently, the writer of that song felt there like it was raining all over the world and it certainly felt like that in Addingham. No wonder Barry was singing about floods.

James

James

James then let us know that he and Julio used to hang around the schoolyard with Paul Simon whilst Phil had apparently been conned into being a soldier boy by some smooth talkingpropaganda and got a very good self-penned song out of the experience or the impressive imagination of it.

Your blogger then played Many Rivers to Cross and claimed it was written by Johnny Nash. It is never a good idea to get your facts wrong when you are dealing with knowledgeable people. I was quickly and gently corrected and it is a Jimmy Cliff song from 1969 much copied by others.

I was trying to keep the water theme going but Barry had clearly had enough of floods and deluges. He went for Railways instead and gave us the Wabash Cannonball which he’d picked up from Lonny Donegan but thought was much older. The Gibson was used once again to good effect

Graeme  

Graeme  

Graham then played one of two songs that shared the same title of ‘Run’. Your blogger is tempted to claim that this was inspired by his own recent book on towns and places that share a name but really he just wishes to plug the book. ‘Contrast and compare’ by Andy Brown is available from one very evil bookseller, Amazon, and a quick search and an even quicker purchase is strongly recommended. Graham’s first version of Run was the theme from Gavin and Stacey by Stephen Fretwell and a very fine song it is too.

James then couldn’t remember that he had already played two songs but did remember perfectly all the words to Watching the Detectives by Elvis Costello which all goes to show how eccentric the human memory is. It is one of my favourite songs and James did it more than justice.

Phil was also in post punk mode giving us a bit of Joe Strummer which I thought was called Before I Grow too Old and knew from an old Cajun recording but turned out to be titled Silver and Gold. Either way a really fine song and fun to hear.

Andy

Andy

I then offered Newton Faulkner’s Dream Catch Me which is meant to be about the joys of falling in love but I think I managed to make it sound like the end of the relationship. Barry was more genuinely on depressive territory with Just Like You from Peter Wernick of Hot Rize. In that song we learn that the protagonist is all alone after he has just gone under the surgeon’s knife and come back home to be reminded that his wife had died and his four children had moved faraway. Clearly the miserable night outside was getting to us.

Graham managed to lift the mood with I shall be released by Bob Dylan. Interesting how I can sing a cheerful song and make it sound miserable whereas Graham can sing a miserable song and make it sound cheerful. I think his is the more valuable talent!

After a short break James gave us a Kirsty McCall song about the break up of a relationship the theme of which was don’t worry about it – you enjoyed it while it lasted so just move on. It was called “We’ll Never Pass this Way Again” which sounds a bit biblical but it was anything but.

Phil

Phil

Phil then went for a lively song called Gas Light Anthemby Red at Night. It contained the line “Ain’t nobody got the blues like me” which triggered me to remember an old song I used to play called ‘Lay me Down a Palette on your floor” that contains almost exactly the same lyric. I picked it up from a Gillian Welch CD but it is around 100 years old. Graham claimed that he thought I was singing Lay me Down a Parrot on your floor but I suspect that was just his waspish sense of humour.

Barry  

Barry  

Barry then told us about narrowly missing seeing Buddy Holly play in Bradford because he was on his way to church instead. That prompted him to give us a really nice version of Alright and me to later on play a rather eccentric version of American Pie. Sixty years since the plane crash was therefore given proper respect.

Graham then gave us the partner song to Run which turned out to be the Snow Patrol song and he later went back to Snow Patrol to offer ‘If I lie here’ both beautifully done.

Which left us time for James to explore the Peter Green era of Fleetwood Mac with Man of the World, Phil to go in for a bit of Bruce with Jack of All Trades (no not Bruce Forsyth, Springsteen of course), and Barry to go back to his “God bothering” days with Wayne Raney’s, ‘A Whole Lot More of Jesus and a Whole Lot Less Rock and Roll”. If the 50s were dominated by country and western artists writing lyrics that corny I can only admire Barry for quitting the church and forming a rock and roll band.

In the true spirit of Rock and Roll we all finished off with our own versions of a bit of a trash. James did One Inch Rock from T Rex, Phil did the Clash and Brand New Cadillac, I went for an early Ray Charles ‘Tell me What I Say’, and Barry did some lively fingerpicking on Another Lonesome Morning by Wendy Thatcher. He then offered the disturbing image of a woman called Thatcher wearing long white boots and hot pants in the 1980s but fortunately it turned out to be no relation to the then PM.

The whole evening was then nicely finished off by Graham doing the right version of Valerie. The one by the Zutons not the Amy Whine House imitation.

A good time was had by all and we headed out much cheered. To discover it was still chucking it down with rain.

Posted on February 6, 2019 .

First of the Year for 2019

Brian

Brian

First session of the new year found us already into the third week of the year. We staked our claim in the main bar area to regale the diners who were unfortunate to still be finishing their meal.  Blogger was up first as we cracked open our first session of 2019. " Only our Rivers" a song from Ireland and the sadness that only her rivers run free. This was followed by a Jim Croce number " Lovers Cross"  a song for all men who won't be martyrs to love!

Graeme

Graeme

Graeme  Morell next up with a beautiful Martin twelve string, ( you missed it Barry)first up on this beauty was a Springsteen number " Born to Run " that awakened everyone to the fact that there was a twelve string in his hands. What better song to follow than a classic twelve string song " Mr Tambourine Man"  Sounded great and had us singing the chorus.

Andy Brown next and having swapped a Setanta CD for a copy of Andys' book "Contrast and Compare" a book comparing and showing the contrast between Bradford and Bradford in Avon ( available from Andy) His first offering tonight was  Love minus zero no limits" a Dylan number never heard by the Blogger. In the Dylan groove Andy then gave us another Dylan classic " Tangled up in Blue " Great stuff Andy and looking forward to reading the book. Can't help thinking we got the better out of the swop.

Andy

Andy

Phil

Phil


Phil up next  without his trusty twelve string but replete with his neck harness and harmonica. His first song tonight was " No Justice a self penned number" with harmonica interlude. Phils second song was " Oklahoma Home a woody Guthrie song covered also by Bruce Springsteen, and tonight by Phil. Great stuff.

James

James



Our resident Mr Jukebox in the form of James Porter was up next, a veritable musicologist with a fantastic catalogue of music who never ceases to amaze us with his recall from said catalogue. James first number was,  a Leonard Cohen Song "  Dance me to The End of Love" written by Leonard in 1984 for his album Various Positions. James led us into our break with a Fleetwood Mac number " Songbird". Great recall James I don't know how you do it.
We had a quick break and gathered ourselves for the second half.

Blogger up for round two with a little known Waterboys number " In Search of A Rose" this was followed by a raucous Make way for The Molly  Maquires  a song of the American Irish pit men.

Back to Graeme and his beautiful twelve string and " As Tears go By" a Rolling Stones number and it sounded like a band accompanied him on this number. To round up his second spot we got a Michael Chapman number " Girl On a Train " Well done Graeme and the guitar sound brilliant.

Andy Brown up next now Andys forte is the melancholic songs that really suit his voice and second spot was started with "One  to Many Mornings" and what better to round up with another Dylan classic to round the quartet of songs off than " Lay Lady Lay"

Phil up again with another self penned number " Getting  Old" and to finish a T Rex Mega mix. Phil is the only person in my circle of musical friends who does Marc Bolan  and very well too. Well done Phil!

 

james up next to round the night off with his penultimate number a Gallagher and Lyle number “ Jesus Saved Me “ and not to be left out of the Dylanesque night , James gave us “ Corrina  Corrina. 

Our resident guitar was then seconded by Stuart to finish with “ love in vain “ by Robert Johnson  a great end to a great night.  

BCW

Posted on January 15, 2019 .

Setanta CD launch

An open invitation to our friends and fellow musicians at The Swan in Addingham to come with instruments and join Brian , Kath , and JP at The Taps In Otley to join in a session and help us introduce our CD to an unsuspecting public. Sunday 13th Jan at 2:00pm- 6:00pm

Posted on January 8, 2019 .

And now the end is near,so we sing the final songs

My friends we make it clear we’ll sing them on and on

Kath

Kath

We’ll sing country, pop and blues and even Irish rebel songs

The blogs they show,we sing these songs and do it ourway.

Well tonight Brian started first even though he had managed to pass the blogging duties to me; possibly he’d heard my Kitchen extension was eventually finished

and I was now out of excuses.

Brian  

Brian  

The first song he chose was ‘Gaudete’ (Latin for Rejoice) recorded by Steeleye Span but nicely sung by Kath with a bit of joining in by others.

Then ‘The Flower Seller’ by Harry O’Donoghue a clever song about flowers and what they stand for.

Lastly ‘Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying’ a great song recorded by Gerry and His Pacemakers.

Now John with a couple of self written songs

‘Mushroom’ John says this was a song partly about regrets. Not sure if this was about a mushroom shaped hill/mountain or one growing on the top of one, but it is true if you sit on top of a mountain top for any length of time you do a lot of thinking.

Next ‘The Silence’ a song about people, who lived through a war but do not wish to speak about what they saw. This I can well imagine.

Blogger James was up next. Having been perusing through some old music sheets I came across ‘Farewell She’ a traditional song I first learned and played in the seventies, but had never played since. Went ok I think? Next was ‘Louise’ by Paul Seibel. I first played this song about 6yrs ago here, but played it badly I thought.

Well tonight was ok but somehow I got lost near the end. I will try again in 6yrs.

I might just get it right. It’s a good song though.

Barry minus Cowboy hat and spurs was up next. The first song was ‘In My Time of Darkness’ a fitting song for a talented but seemingly troubled Gram Parsons who died

aged 26, perhaps he shouldn’t have hung round with Keith Richards.

Second song ‘Slow Moving Train’ by Matt Harlan

Graeme played the first Christmas song tonight. ‘Shaking These Christmas Blues’ by Brooks Williams. A nice bluesy jazzy style of song that Graeme plays well followed by ‘Stranger On The Shore’ I love this tune but it took me till the end to guess it, I was trying to sing the words in my head all along and obviously this was no help.

Footnote; I loved this tune so much I put my name forward to play Clarinet at school.

Unfortunately it meant buying my own as the school only had two. My dad wouldn’t oblige so that was that.

Mike now all Christmassy with ‘Santa Bring My Baby Back’ recorded by Elvis

Then ‘If It hadn’t of Been For Love’ by Chris Stapleton. He is a new name to me but he certainly looks like a county singer. Both sung well and Mike’s guitar was sounding good as usual.

Drinks refilled, Round two.

Brian. ‘She Was a Prize’ by Gaelic Storm a good song from Brian and a phrase I have surely heard in one of Roddy Doyle’s books

Then a classic song ‘King Of The Road’ written by Roger Miller.

John

John

John. ‘The Sun Goes Down’ another self penned song. John’s songs are often thought provoking and cover many areas or aspects of life. The subject on this one ranged from a Football Hooligan to a Soldier both with the sun going down on merry old England. Next a Joni Mitchell classic ‘Both Sides Now’

Stewart  

Stewart  

Next we had a visit from Stewart (The man from Low Mill) with the pub guitar.

Rocking and a rolling with ‘Let’s Stick Together’ Canned Heat and ‘Summertime Blues’ Eddie Cochran’

James

James

Blogger. One of my Favourite Christmas songs ‘The River’ Joni Mitchell and another sad Christmas song ‘So Much Wine’ by The Handsome Family a country song with the usual ‘too much drink’ theme. You may have noticed I don’t do happy Christmas.

Barry  

Barry  

Barry. I think this song was ‘Where Do You Go’ Google says; Cotton Eye Joe? Or Where’d You Go Country Music. All I can say is it sounded fine from what I can remember. Next was ‘Bringing Mary Home’ by The Country Gentlemen. A spooky song about girl killed in a road accident.

Graeme. ‘Can’t Keep My Eyes Off You and Me’ by Lifehouse’ A new song to me.

graeme

graeme

Then another puzzler to me. Graeme announced this as an instrumental from a West end show. I thought My Fair Lady, West Side Storypossibly but I suppose that’s Broadway. I knew it, knew it, knew it but couldn’t name it until someone said

‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ then it hit me ‘JC Superstar’

Mike

Mike

Mike. Sounding great with ‘Morning Blues’ a tradition Blues song.

Then ‘Pay Me My Money Down’ another traditional song. Done in the Bruce Springsteen Style. This was the first song I learned when I went to Night Class, again Itwas in the seventies, to try and learn finger picking, thumb strum thumb strum

Well a medley of Christmas songs to finish mainly sung by Graeme from his ipad

and there we have it another year over and a new one about to begin.

I would just like to say I love the variety of songs that are played here each week, so thanks to everyone concerned especially Brian who does the blog more than anyone and keeps the site going even though he’s in 27 different bands most of the time.

Also a special thought to our old MC David Brimacombea nicer man you couldn’t have wished to meet.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

See you in the third week of Jan.

James. P

Posted on December 23, 2018 .

Don’t Drink and Drive

Brian

Brian

Andy

Andy

Kath

Kath

Barry

Barry

Phil

Phil

Graeme

Graeme

John

John

James  

James  

Ian

Ian

Well it was a cold night and wrapped in winter coats we set off for our December session at The Swan in Addingham. Ten  of us had ventured forth tonight and as we ensconced and parked in the snug room. There was a mixture of new and old faces and by that I mean people we hadn't seen for a while.
Blogger up first ably accompanied by Kath on Mandolin " You couldn't have come at a better time" a song by Luka Bloom the somewhat vastly under rated brother of Christy Moore. Next up was Kath ably assisted by the Blogger, " The Wishing Chair " a song written by Peter Lane from Halifax.

One of our old faces next up as Ian Pucknell picked up his guitar and entertained us with an Allan Taylor and as they say " that lad was big in these ere parts" Ian's next offering was an Ewan Carruthers song " Rubenstein Remembers " a new one to me but handled adeptly by Ian. Well done.

Our resident jukebox next as James Porter gave us a reggae classic from Bob Marley " No Woman No Cry" we then dropped onto the Sixties and a Woodstock classic by Matthew Southern Comfort " Woodstock"

The baton was then passed to John Caven  who gave us a love story from the blues giant Robert Johnson a story of how love can go bad very quickly. John then entertained us with " Kind Hearted Woman"   Next was " For The Blue Planet" a self penned number very topical song about sea pollution. A humourous song but with a very important message.

Next up was Graeme Morrell, our resident finger picker, who is usually the last to arrive in case we spam him for the blog. First off the rank for Graeme was a Mike and the mechanics number " Another Cup of Coffee" his next song was not a song but a tune, an instrumental. An Italian favourite " O Sole Mio" or if you are an Elvis fan " It's now or never"

The mantle snaked around to Phil our twelve string and jaw harp affecianado
And with a rhythm box on his strumming hand Phil gave us "Woodland Rock by T Rex, not one I was familiar  with but very raunchy and rocky and I could see Marc Bolan doing it. A topical song now a Christmas song. A very funny song and well performed and as "Santas Coming" brilliant.

Having been elected as a Green Party councillor Andy Wood was looking to pick a green song and "?For the Blue Planet"  was a very obvious choice. A self penned  number and as he explained it was originally a political song of long hot summer and winters of discontent, but instead became a song of an ex girlfriend " Long Hot Summer" Next up was a song about Elvis, " Walking in Memphis"

Our resident country player to round off the first half. It has just struck me that with ten off us each has a different strength and forte and speciality and makes you aware of the diversity that is music. However back to our country genre, Barry started with a cautionary tale about the folly of drinking and driving "Cold hard Facts Of Life" by Bill Anderson. Next up was another cautionary tale of demons, " Demons" another Bill Anderson a  very poignant tale of the demons people face on a daily basis. There ended the first half.

The second half begun with Blogger again  and this time it was my turn for a country song a Neil Young number ably accompanied by Kath on mandolin, " Four Strong Winds "this was  followed by an Irish  song made famous by Christy Moore and I believe pinched from Dick Gaughan " Black is The Colour"

Ian started with  my favourite song that he currently performs and I can never hear it  enough " Let him Roll" by Guy Clarke or the alternative Dallas Whore. Great song and well done Ian. To finish his second spot off, Ian gave a great rendition with vocal accompaniment from our assembled throng " Roll on the Day" by Allan Taylor

Back to our resident jukebox James Porter, this time we had, an Elvis number " I Forgot to Remember to Forget" this was rounded by a Paolo Nuttini song " The Last Request"  excellent stuff and I never cease to be amazed how many songs James can recant. Brilliant stuff.

Onwards to John Caven, and this time it was a Carole King number also made famous by her partner in crime James Taylor " You Got a Friend " to round off his spot John gave us  a couple of tunes " The End of a Holiday "  written by Simon Nicoll from Fairport Convention this was followed by " Down to the Sea" a tune from Johns own fingers well done John.

Snaking around to Graeme again and a Christmas song again about drinking and driving, it always seems so poignant that a festive time of year can be spoiled in a split second for all concerned " Accident on Third Street" an Al Stewart number not previously heard by the blogger but a great story and song and another cautionary tale. To finish it was a Jim Croce number " Lovers Cross"  Well done Graeme.

Picking up the baton next was Phil and to complete his second spot we had another song about drinking, a bit of a theme developing here. "Boozing" very well themed messages tonight!  Finishing off with Clash number " Should I Stay or should I Go" Phil loves The Clash. Well Done Phil.

Andy to finish  his spot off and we had a Richard Ashcroft and the verve song and as Andy said a miserable song and a happy song . We started with " The Drugs Don't Work" and this was followed by the miserable song( only joking). Andy finished off with a Johnny Allan song also done by Chuck Berry " Promised Land "Well done Andy.


Back to  Barry to round our session off. What would he finish the night off with? Well we carried on the theme of a cautionary tale about the perils of Drink driving. A common theme tonight  "Golden Guitar" by Bill Anderson. To finish off we had another country song " He Stopped Loving her Today “ Well done Barry.
Well next session is our Christmas one, see you all there BCW 
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Posted on December 4, 2018 .

Let us play

 

Well it was like a seventies Bedroom Farce at the Swan last night, due to our band of players running from room to room trying to find a quiet place to play. We eventually ended up in the room we started in, after chatting with the remaining couple about their views on our playing some music. They said it was fine as they were not stopping anyway. Hope we didn’t spoil their night.

Only four players tonight, joined by Mandy who was not playing due to a heavy workload. We also had additional songs from Stewart who remains a bit of an enigma to me as I don’t know his surname or where he hails from,but he joins in with the pub guitar when he is in the mood or maybe when the drink puts him in the mood.

Brian and Kath absent which was due to Brian experiencing what they call ‘squeaky bum time’ watching Bradford city playing and actually winning on Penalties.

Well onto the music, Graeme offered me to blog, but kindly took down the song names on his trusty iPad.

James P

James

James

My Girl(written by Smokey Robinson covered by lots of people)

Me and Julio Down by the School Yard(Paul Simon)

Stewart

Stewart

Stewart

You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Rolling Stones)

Let’s Work Together (Canned Heat?)

Graeme M

Blowers Daughter (Damien Rice) really good version of a great song.

All of Me (John Legend) Graeme was inspired by this song whilst being on hold in a telephone Q

Barry L: good to see him back

Heart Trouble (Johnny Wright &Jack Anglin) Barry assured us it was emotional not medical, and he should know

I Give You Music (Dennis Adkins)

Phil

Logan Jack (Phil)

Phil

Phil

Getting Old (Phil) good song on getting older

James P

Besame Mucho! Or Kiss Me a Lot (consuelo velázquez)

Volcanoes(Damian Rice) Graeme put me in the mood for this one

Stewart

It’s All Over Now (Rolling Stones)

Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)

Graeme M

Where Are They Now (Al Stewart) I presumed this was about war but it’s about love

One Love (u2)

Barry

Barry

Barry L

The First Thing This Morning (Gary nun / Cisel Acklin)

I Don’t Remember Loving You (Harlan Howard) I first thought this must be about someone refusing responsibility for a child after an affair. It seems it was about someone driven crazy by a woman and her infidelities. (Scary)

Phil

Back in The Night (dr Feelgood) what a band they were

All I want is You (featuring Ruby Tuesday!) (u2) the second good U2 song tonight.

Finally

Honky Tonk Women. The fourth Stones song tonight. Everyone joining in on this one, nice Guitar solo from Graeme and harmonica from Phil.

And the Lord Be With You

Amen

See you next time

James P.

pS Brian missed the match due to being knackered from work duties

Posted on November 21, 2018 .

Lest we Forget

Well it was an unusual night at The Swan in Addingham tonight. We had new faces, old faces and songs with a theme. |We were a week away from the 100th anniversary of the end of a war that was to end all wars.

Brian

Brian

Blogger was first up with a couple of numbers in tribute to the fallen from the first world war. First up was a Reg Meuross song “And Jesus Wept” a song telling the story of the enlisted men who were shot for cowardice by their friends and comrades. I believe they totaled 309 in all and received their pardon in 2006, ninety years after they were excecuted. This was followed by “Sing for the Boys” the song for Jimmy Speirs a Bradford City cup hero and Rangers player who volunteered and joined up and was left where he lay in France. Written by Alan Brydon it sums up how everyman felt it was his duty to enlist. Carrying on this theme into the second half we had the classic first world war song “Willie Mc’Bride” by the Fureys. Blogger rounded offhis spot with “Gallipoli” about a young Dublin lad waved off by his family to die in the murderous sands of Gallipolli, their belief was he fought for the wrong country and for the wrong cause. Whatever your sentiment he died and was buried for what he believed, and remains imortal in this song.

Mike

Mike

Next up was Mike Craig, a pleasant surprise this evening and |Mike never disapoints even if he had the blogger correcting himself with the wrong title. “Morning Blues” was his first offering, this was followed by “Moonshiner and not as the blogger thought The Mountain….. Better luck next time. Mikes second half spot began with a song”Hadnt been for Love” by the Steel Drivers this is said with more confidence than his final number “Broken” by John Craigy at least that what my notes still me. I will await the correction (Sorry) Well Played Mike and thanks for continuing to support S.A.S

Phil

Phil

Another surprise was the return of Phil which I had predicted not five minutes before he turned up. With his harmonica, twelve string, and percussive hand strap and self penned songs you never know what you are going to get. First up was “Red at Night” which my sources say was The Gaslight Anthem. This was followed by “Oklahoma Home”Oklahoma Home was pulled mainly from Springsteen's Seeger sessions album.

Originally a Woody Guthrie song.   Strapping on his percussive wrist band regaled us with one of my favourite artists songs and probably the first song I heard Phil sing, “Hot Love” by T Rex. . If this wasnt great then to finish a song from a great American Irish band “Faraway Boys by Flogging Molly who hail from Los Angeles. Well done Phil and another correction to wait for.

 

James

James

Our resident jukebox next in the form of James who never ceases to amaze me with his anthology of popular music. A Dire Straits number was first up “So Far Away” and then totally confused me by following it up with another song by the same name but this time it was the Carole King Number “So Far away” James next song initiated a debate as to who wrote it “I Need your love so bad” which I was surpised amongst others to find out was a Peter Green song, he of Fleetwood Mac Fame. A final number from James which had me on more familiar ground, an Incredible String Band. “Empty Pocket Blues” Great stuff as always James.

John  

John  

The return of the happy wanderer in the form of John Waller. John performs a mixture of his own stuff and an eclectic taste from all over. A self penned number to start “Grandad 2050” Resonates with me and our 5 Grandchildren. Another self penned number “Red Man, White Man” In the second half John expanded on his self written portfolio with “Tapestry” not the Carole King song but a song on the richness of life. John then rounded off his spot with “Cartway” It has been a long time Mr Waller so please dont leave it so long next time.

Graeme  

Graeme  

We moved on round the circle until Graeme unpacked his guitar and complete with Ipad, dialled up his first song, “IF” made famous by quite a few artistes but written by David Gates from Bread and here given the treatment by Graeme. Onto a great classic by Joe Jackson “Is she Really going Out with Him” A bit of class in the second half with an Eric Clapton number “Lonely Stranger” another debate ensued as to who was the artist. A name we havent heard for a while and to be truthful it was Graeme that introduced us to the mighty Michael Chapman “It’s that time of night” a great number to round a spot off with. Well done Graeme.

Rachael  

Rachael  

A new face and an old friend next as Rachael Crolla and guitar joined us for this nights session. I had the privelige to both know and play with Rachael’s Father Dave, and spent many a year being entrtained by his witless banter and great musicianship. Now she is carrying the baton and tonight was an opportunity to hear her perform. First up was a couple of self penned numbers “Mossdale” the harrowing tale of a caving disaster near Hawes in 1967. “The Borderless woman” a feminist tale straight form the Reivers. A travellers song next with Christy Moore’s version of “Go, Move , Shift!” A sad tale of the sensless harrassment meted out by ill guided miscreants on the travelling people both here and more violently back in Ireland.

Rachael finished her spot off with a Bob Dylan song “Hard Rains Gonna Fall” Well done Rachael, it was lovely to see you and even more to here you perform on your da’s guitar. I’m sure you made him proud.

Andy

Andy

Our resident councillor next up in the shape of Andy Brown, we do have al augh with Andy in regard to his self depreciation with his in his own words “miserable” songs. Tonight we had a  self penned song but  first up “Ask me no Questions” by Bridget St John  and a second song self penned  “Moving on” not quite a love song but had a certain sentiment. Andy then gave a Paolo Nuttini number his treatment “Candy” both performed  in his inimitable style. What would he finish his spot off with……………………………………..”The Night They Drove old Dixie Down” Well done Andy.

Just as we were preparing to wind up Stuart our resident itenerant folk singer had tuned up the pub guitar from the pub wall and finished our night off with two numbers. despondent with the politics in the songs tonight and making us aware the Elvis was not political, a fact debated by our assembled throng, Stuart gave us two belting numbers”Thats All Right Mama” and to finish “Wild Thing”

That finished our night off and a very pleasant night it was. Until next time BCW

Posted on November 13, 2018 .

Maltese Falcon flies the nest

David

David

Arriving late as usual I walked in to a sea of new faces not the usual suspects. No Brian & Kath (Bradford City at home? - quick check on Google confirms that this is not the case!) and Barry had reported in sick earlier in the day. Unfortunately not one of the assembled throng had pen or paper to hand so yours truly  volunteered to provide an abridged version of events.
From the start there appeared to be an early 40’s and 50’s theme to the night. Not sure if there was anything before this but the first song I heard was  David Kilvington playing Love is The Sweetest Thing followed by Write Myself A Letter.

It later transpired that John had played before my arrival and I am told it was very good but I have no idea what it was!

Next came a vaguely familiar face (James said he recognised it from the first ever time he came to SAS when he played accordion) playing ukulele and singing Derry Jones.

Derry and Jovica  

Derry and Jovica  

You’ll Never Know If You Don’t Know Now and Sentimental Journey were delightfully sung by Alicia Lugg

Jovica Jones sang Your Simple Dreams followed by Malaika - both beautifully performed and very different to the usual SAS fare.

Hi I am, Derry and Alicia

Hi I am, Derry and Alicia


Alicia, Derry and Jovica combined forces to sing Xxx (written  by Derry) in 3 part harmony.

More familiar ground next with James Porter and Iris Demense’s You Done Something Wrong and then I Don’t Want To Talk About it (Rod Stewart?). Excellent as always.

Blogger now with Paul Simon’s 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover and Will Young’s Leave Right Now.

It was agreed to have a quick round of one song each before the break and John kicked off with an excellent version of Train I Ride.

David slowed things down with I’m Losing You.

Alicia now sang Mary Hopkins’ Those Were The Days (with lots of La La Las! And with Derry’s ukulele and David’s guitar accompaniment)

Country Girls was played by Derry again accompanied by his trusty Uke.

Jovica Sang an unaccompanied traditional song Oh No John No.

James now with Richard Thompson’s Beswing. I’ve not heard James sing RT before - more please!

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James 

 Hi 

Blogger to finish off the round on trusty Michael Chapman ground with It Ain’t So.

Jovica, Alicia and Derry left at this point for their journey back to Harrogate. We all enjoyed their offerings immensely- please come back again soon!

 

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John

John kicked off the next round with a Nick Drake song featuring some complicated rhythms Things Behind The Sun.

Vincent was beautifully played by David - Don would have been impressed!

James next with Spider and The Fly followed by blogger with Mary Gautier’s How You Learn To Live Alone.

John now departs so David starts the next round with another lovely jazz style song Ain’t Miss Behavin.

James P changed the mood completely with his version of Christine McVie’s Song Bird (a la Eva Cassidy)

Following James P’s mixing up of Blogger’s last song with Randy Newman’s Feels Like Home it seemed as good a reason as any to sing that particular song!

I suspect that James P had a hand in the choice of David’s next song as he played Sting’s Fields of Gold (again a la Eva Cassidy).

James again with Little Sparrow which I believe is the first song he ever played at SAS.

Blogger finished the evening with Pancho and Lefty.

Another really good night and it was lovely to see some new faces - please come again soon. Next SAS on Tuesday 6th November and I hope to see you then.

Graeme M

Posted on October 17, 2018 .

Early Start

Brian  

Brian  

Brian started us off tonight a bit earlier than normal as we had a request for our friend Rachael, so first up was " Black is the Colour" Rachael then left to get back to the kids and this was followed up with a NittyGritty Dirt Band number " Mr Bojangles".


James

James

James up next a little bit surprised at the early start, James first number was a classic Blues number by Ben E King " Stand by Me" this was followed by a lesser known number by Kirsty Mc Coll "We Will never pass this way again" Great couple of songs James


Barry next and straight into country mode with " The Lost Highway" from last sessions lap steel to a Gibson J200 as played by Elvis in Lovin you. The next offering was "Keep on The Sunny side" an olde timey number from the states. Still going through the anthology of country music and featured in a carter Family album and also features in O Brother where art Thou. Good stuff as always Barry.


I hadn't seen our next muso for a while so it was nice to welcome Andy Brown back to our session and although he found it hard to follow Barry, we had another piece of Americana albeit from a more modern age and it was made famous by the Monkees" Day Dream Believer" but tonight we had the original version by John Stewart. Next up we had a sixties hit from Joan Baez " There but For Fortune" first released 1964. If James is our Human Jukebox and Barry the Country Wikipedia, then Andy is our" Love the one sad song specialist. Well done Andy and welcome back.


Brian back again with "Star Of The County Down" This was followed by a rebel song just recently covered and released by Rod Stewart " Grace" a song of love eternal from the Easter rising.


James up again with a Mike Heron, " A Maker of Islands" Mike plays with The incredible String Band. James next number was " Careless Love " featured in a Stephen King Film as well as covered by no less than Bessie a Smith , Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan. Well done


Barry next again with a Glen Campbell number " Kentucky means Paradise" a Merle Travis song but made famous by Glen. An 1854 number to continue with " Hard Times" a classic by Stephen Foster and recorded in 1905

Andy

Andy


Andy up again with a Joan Baeznumber " Diamonds and Rust from 1974 and released in 1975 and alludes to her relationship with Bob Dylan. We then continued with " Love the one your with " by Stephen Stills.

Graeme

Graeme


Graeme up next with a few numbers beginning with " Who knows where the Time Goes" sung by Sandy Denny and also performed by her with The Strawbs who she joined just a short while before joining Fairport Convention. Judy Collinsheard the original demo made in 1967 by Sandy and put her version out as a B side to her hit " Both Sides Now"

Next up was a great bit of jazz/ Blues a nice instrumental piece "Georgia" Well done Graeme and worth waiting for.


Back to Brian who continued with a Christy Moore number " Black Jack County Chain" and finished with a trad Irish number" Here's a Health to the company"


Now back to our jukebox James " Way over Under " by Carole King. " You been That Friend to me " by The Carter Family was James lastoffering for tonight, quite a cross section of genres from James. Well done.


Barry

Barry

Back to Barry again for another story song tonight " Waiting out The Storm" by Kate Mackenzie and to round off another country story song, " 21" a sad country song about a young man dying at 21.


Andy on his last lap and his penultimate number to be given the Andy treatment was a Journey number " Don't Stop Believing" A Dylan number to round his night off One too many Mornings. well done Andy.


Back to Graeme now with a John Hiatt number " Blues can't even find me" released in 2012 a gentle finger picked instrumental to finish with " Granpas lullaby" by Pat Kirtley


We then finished with a combined couple of numbers. Until next time BCW



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Posted on October 3, 2018 .

A Dobro in the Snug

A Dobro in a Snug!


Well another first for S.A.S tonight in the snug we had a dobro, Barry brought another of his collection along this evening to get an airing.


As the usual suspects trickled into the bar and ensconced themselves in the snug for a private but altogether satisfying session. We moved tables made space to ensure we didnt bash any of our precious intsruments and Ian Pucknell who had sauntered in for a quiet pint oined us for the session.


First up was the Blogger who was mindful that it was the first anniversary of the passing of our MC David Brimacombe, who will always be remembered with fondness by our Muso's This weekend Davids Grandaughters opened the railway line at Northcliffe Park in Shipley, this was a model railway line David designed but sadly never got to see completed. I'm sure we would all like his wife Ann to be aware of the high regard David was held in by S.A.S.

Brian

Brian

“When Apples still grow in November” and “Dark Eyed Gal' were the first of the songs tonight this was followed by a song written in Ireland about the politics of the day and how we blindly follow our political masters and their cronies into oblivion “Oblivious” by Mick Blake a grerat song writer and bard. Next offering was from a bit closer, Halifax to be exact as Pete Lanes “Oh Mary” a follow up to “The Mountains of Mourne” with “O Mary O Mary Forgive me I lied when I told You this London was a wonderful sight” a great song. The Blogger then rounded off his efforts with a Canadian/Scot Song from Bobby Watt “The Call” written by Bobby to remind us of that terrible moment in any immigrants life when the get the call from home to inform us of the passing of our parents.


John 

John 

John was next in line tonight as we moved round the room, he has a penchant for humourous self penned songs and country music. And his first effort by Box, Cox and Carr was “The Wheel of The Wagon is Broken” also recorded by a great country singer |Patsy Montana in 1936.

A more modern song next even if only by a few years with Jeepers Creepers” a 1938 song written for the movie “Going Places and premiered by no less than Louis Armstrong. Two self penned numbers from John that always make you laugh, smile! “Sporting Life Blues” and “Yorkshire” and to round off his spot for the evening was a Folk song from Spencer the Rover or the Copper family if wikipedia is to be believed “Spencer The Rover” as the song informs us was apparently sitting by a river near a mountain in ….......... wait for it................... Rotherham! Now which mountain would that be? Great songs none the less and all done with that wry smile! Well done John.


Our resident country historian next in Barry who tonight was the responsible for the title of the blog by bringing along his Dobro. This for the uninitiated is played across the lap and is picked and a Metal bar is used to Barre the strings it has a very unique sound and Barry played “Steel Guitar Rag” from back when he played this in the country Band ( he didn’t tell me their name) but we have photograhic evidence seen here of him playing said Dobro. Back with normal guitar then with a Bill Anderson number “Demons” There is always a story to Barry's choice off song and not only that but the songs are Stories in the Country Vein and next up was a Jimmy Driftwood Song “Do My Time” Jimmy never charged an entrance fee but preferred to pass the hat around at his gigs relying on peoples good will. A penultimate song that caused a bit of discussion next as “Make you feel my Love” started a debate between the less older members of our troupe who weren’t aware it was a Dylan song and related it only to a modern day singer Adele! Actually it was released on Dylan's Time out of Mind album in 1997 and was commercially released by no less than Billy Joel. How better to finish off with a classic dont drink and drive song as “Dont tell Mother” rlates the story of a young man desperate for his mother not to find out he was going to meet his maker with whiskey on his breath. Well done Barry and loved the Dobro!

Barry

Barry


James up next, if barry is our home grown anthology of Country Music then James epiomises the “Human Jukebox” title he has inherited as he never ceases to amaze us with his random selection of songs from his head! As a nod to Barry whom he followed on from was a Hank williams Number “You Win Again” and up to the late seventies with my friend Benny Gallager and Graham Lyle song from said era “Heart on my Sleeve” great songwriters and great song performed with aplomb. Benny came from Largs where my great Aunt Julia lived and was from Irish parents, both him and gGraham wrote hits for Mary Hopkin who was acommpanied on guitar with another friend of mine Brian Willoughby of both Mary Hopkin and The Strawbs. A Leonard Cohen song to stretch the Genres tonight with “Dance me to the end of Love” which was released in 1984 by Cohen. To finish off his set James rounded his spot off with a classic folk song from the pen of Ewan Macoll who realising that his real name James Miller was never going to get him anywhere? Reincarnated himself as Ewan Macoll and his song written after the Kinder scout Trespass by him”Manchester Rambler” he himself was a rambler and member of the young communist league and campaigned long and hard for mRamblers rights. James did him credit with this version of a classic song.


James 

James 

Last but not least was Graeme, as previously mentioned James the Jukebox, and John the Comedy Singer and Barry The Country man, and now Graeme the Fingerpicker. Titles by the way I have bestowed and no offence intended and these stylised names do not infer that no other player does not have these attributes. Graeme started off with a Coldplay number “The Scientist” a great song and performed brilliantly here tonight by Graeme. A finger picked tune now and a personal favourite of Blogger “A Nightingale sang in Berkely Square” written in 1939 by Masscwitz and Sherwin. Graemes next offering was another Coldplay number “In my Place” Now we wondered what has happened to our Graham Chapman reportoire as he seems of late to be taking a back seat of late. An Amy Winehouse number up next as “Back To Black” was given the Graeme treatment and if that wasn't enough that classic Manchester band to finish off as an Oasis hit “Wonderwall” and that rounded of a well rounded and well performed session at Swan Acoustic Session.


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Graeme

 

R.I.P David Brimacombe.



BCW

Posted on September 16, 2018 .

Six in the snug

Well a bit of a strange night really with Brian watching Bradford win and Graeme on hospital duties, it could have been quietone but it turned out ok as 6 eventually gathered and sang many songs.

So another good night began and as I had pen and paper I wrote down the songs.

Barry

Barry

But due to me being busy painting a kitchen at the moment this will probably be more of a ‘list of songs’rather than the normal Blog.

Barry.

Carolina Star, Ready For the Time To Get Better, Nobody Knows But Me, Honky Tonkin and two personal favourites, I Cant Help It (Still In Love With You) and Hard Times.

Andy

Andy

Andy.

Me and Bobby MGee, I Need Your Love So Bad, Tell it Like it is by the Neville Brothers, two of his own, Freedom, Long Hot Summer and As if they WereStill Lovers by The Human League, but nicelydone by Andy.

James

James 

James 

Rosemary Lane, Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, Candy, Paris(thanks for the added guitar Graeme) and my nod to Aretha, Natural Woman/Man.

Mandy

Mandy

Mandy

Who gave us a collection of her own songs; Lights on Broadway, Time, Janie and the poignant Sad Violin, all done on Barry’s lovely guitar.

john

john

John

A great rendition of one of my favourite Carol Kings song, It’s To Late, with nice guitar licks originally played by Danny Kooch.

Bogies Bonny Belle, a Scottish traditional tune, Shoe Fly Pie and Apple Pie Dowdy a jazzy bluesy song, Dinah Shore’s version seems to be a favourite.

A nice version of the Beatles Blackbird then Doctor Blues which I think was one of his own as it was a bit comedic.

Graeme

Graeme

Graeme

A late arrival but he still managed a number of good songs.

The Dance by Garth Brooks (new to me) When The Girl In Your Arms, a Cliff Richard song I loved as a young lad. Sweet Caroline, Nights In White Satin with nice guitar bits and finally to finish us off Buddy Holly’s Everyday.

Back to my Painting

James P

Posted on August 23, 2018 .

Whistle while you Work

Kath & Brian

Kath & Brian

Barry 

Barry 

Graeme

Graeme

Whistle while you work  Well after our holiday sojourn we actually set off for The Swan at Addingham and were actually half way here before Kath said " it's the 31st" Well those that are in the know we only attend on the first and third, and this month is a five week month DOH!

James 

James 

John

John

Well back on track here tonight and after the fish and chip crew had left we  happy six sat in the corner at the big table. Blogger kicked off the night with a Irish standard that reached number 1 for Thin Lizzy in 1971 " Whiskey In The Jar" ably accompanied by Kath on Mandolin. This was followed by " You couldn't Have Come At a Better Time" written by Barry Moore, Christy Moores  younger brother.

Next up was our resident country singer Barry Lane, first up was " It's Sad" written by Wyatt McBinn and given the Barry treatment this was followed by a song brought to these shores by a luminary as Lonnie Donegan " Nobody's Child" a very emotional song that made number 1 in Ireland. Well done Barry.

Graeme next up and tonight we had a blast from the past a 1949 " Release me" made famous by Englebert Humberdink and hereby given a great airing! Next up was a classic eighties song from Hazel O'Connor " Will You" and it was a great version and a hit with our audience. Well done Graeme.

James our jukebox was next up with a PAUL Simon number " Slip Slidin Away" a crackin song and a great version of Paul Simons best. A Carter family song to finish his first spot off "You been That friend to Me"

John our resident comic songster which is not a slight on his ability to perform but more a  nod to his penchant for writing and performing great comedy songs. First up was a Richard Thompson song" Waltzings For Dreamers" was not an example of what we normally expect but was instead was a finger picked number and a great version of this song. Johns next number was one not to let me down. With an American drawl we had a great song  about Kissin Cousins "  Happy Family" A great comedy song and ably pulled of by John, Brilliant
A quick break and then onto the second half, this time the blogger  started with a self indulgent song by Gordon Lightfoot song " in The Early Morning Rain" and was followed by a Scottish rebel song " Ye Jacobites" with Kath on harmonies.

Barry next again,  but this time with a mandolin, not just any mandolin but a beautiful Gibson Mandolin. A tune to start us off with " Bluegrass Breakdown " Back on guitar now and loaned behold a U2 song from Barry. Bloody hell " And I still haven't found what I'm looking for" Well that was a definite first! Well done Barry

Back to Graeme now and during the interval we were joined by Phil to bring us up to 7
Graeme gave us " Forever Young " by his Bobship. Good stuff Graeme. To finish his spots off we had  a song he had  doubts  about. These were unfounded as he launched into a Bobby Gentry number " Ode to  Billy Joe" a great version and well worth airing despite his initial concerns this was a great version.

Back to James now and  a Kirsty Macoll song " We'll never pass this way again" and a roundup song by  Robin Williamson " October Song " written by a member of the Incredible String Band. Well done James, a wide spectrum of material as usual.

Our latecomer now Phil who having taken a place in the group was given the signal for three as he was given a yellow card for a late appearance. First up was another U2 Song " Cradle to The Grave"  complete with a neck harness for his harmonica. More publicity for this struggling band! Well we have to do our bit for these burgeoning bands. " Soldier Boy " a self penned number. Phil must have missed the signal as the mantle was passed to John to round our night off and he started with a great blues classic " Baby please Don't Go" a fantastic version of a great song  Gerry Cooper eat your heart out, and to round up our spots John gave us a story on the falling of the Bridge of Tay " The Tay Bridge disaster"

A great night and a varied night! Until next time BCW

 

Posted on August 7, 2018 .

Holiday Time

 I’m writing this short message from the beach in Santorini where I am in the second week of my annual holiday, Graeme has very kindly sent me the pictures of this weeks musicians at The Swan in Addingham.

Graeme, Barry, James, Phil and John  and Andy and I will post when WiFi allow

 

 BCW

As Our Skipper was away on holly’s I suddenly found myself with a pen and paper in hand and was morally obliged to do my duty.

With the aroma of fish and nerks wafting around the main arena the small team tightly was camped in t’uther room.

Graham took up the Skipper’s mantle this week and kicked off with a Ralph McTell number called The Girl from the Hiring Fair which I believe he originally wrote for Fairport Convention. This was followed by a song by Steptoe & Son, or was it the Rag and Bone Man “Only Human”. This was a superb version by Graham. He really did it justice.

Next on track was our King of Country Barry singing a “Whispering“Bill Anderson song Chasing Demons. The was Followed by an excellent version of the Elvis Song Mystery Train which was written by Junior Parker in 1955 and recorded in Sam Phillips studios.

John

John

Next was John who was on seriously good form with James Taylor’s You can Close your Eyes which can be found on the album Mud Side Slim and the Blue Horizon.(1971) , The song has also been covered by Linda Ronstadt and Carly Simon over the years. Next song needs no introducing Beatle George’s classic Here Comes the Sun from the classic Abbey Road Album. Cockney had a major hit with this in 1976.

Next was the Human Jukebox Mr J Porter. He rattled of a couple of goodies. I wish I never saw the Sunshine by The Ronette's in the 60’s or alternatively covered by Beth Orton in the 90’s.

This was followed by a 1973 single by Gallagher & Lyle - Jesus Save me. Well done James.

Next on was Andy withan Elvis Costello number –theclassic Shipbuilding. This was written by Elvis during the Falklands war in 1982 and appeared on the Punch the Clock album which is in my record collection somewhere. Robert Wyatt also did a well-known version of this song. Andy’s Anti-Drug song next with the Verve’s classic Drugs Don’t Work which you can find on the album Urban Hymns.

Phil

Phil

Yours truly (Phil) next debuting a song Freedom which is a follow up to No Justice about a friend of mine who had a bad time a few years ago. This was followed by my song The Gravy Train which was based on the expenses scandal a few years back, but with some artistic licence.

End of Round One- Phew

Back on for round two was Graham with Leonard Cohen’s Famous Blue Waistcoat off his 1971 Album Songs of Love and Hate. The king of country requested a Michael Chapman instrumental which Graham expertly obliged albeit with aUNnamed but different one by the same.

Next on the Country King Barry told us to Ride down Easy written by Billy Jo Shaver and covered by various country artists including Waylon Jennings in the 1970’s. Followed by Live Forever (not the Oasis song).

John had now disappeared after his tiring day in Morecambe (I believe). Graham managed to snap him on the way out but it appears as though wasn’t vain enough to do a selfie. Barry need not apply though for the photographer’s job after not doing himself justice previously!

Andy

Andy

Andy played an excellent self-penned number I Found My Freedom followed by Mr Cohen’s classic Suzanne.

Next On was James who to my delight was on Elvis C duty again with the classic watching the Detectives. He is a great songwriter and I enjoy delving into his old work on Vinyl.

James

James

Yours truly next with my “Monica “version of The Clash Rockabilly Song - Brand New Cadillac which written by Vince Taylor in the 1950's. This was followed by my own anti-drugs song who do you think you are?

And then to round 3

Graham. - A Great Version of the Bellamy Bros hit from 1976 Let Your Love Flow which Tom Jones covered in the 90’s

Barry

Barry

Country King Barry with Rodney Crowell’s- Song for Life from the Album Aint Living Long Like this in 1978. Good stuff again B,

Andy- Grammy Award Winner Marc Cohen’s classic Walkingin Memphis from 1990. Great Stuff.

James- Kept me happy with Bolan’s One Inch Rock of which I have many versions of. It is a short song and James does a fine job.

Phil-Mr Zimmerman’s Knocking on Heaven’s door.

Graham led the final singalong with Mungo Jerry’s 1970 hit In the Summertime.

An enjoyable night had by all and watched by Guitar lessMand.

Cheers.  Hope Mr & Mrs Skipper had a good holly. And see you all soon

Posted on July 19, 2018 .

Great little night

Well the car park was very busy as we turned into it in Kaths soft-top having enjoyed the ride over, it was time to extract the guitar from the boot and mosey into The Swan for one of our bi-monthly sessions.

The diners were in full throng and there was nowhere for us to settle so spotting birthday boy Ian Pucknell we went for the first time ever into the snug. Not having been in there previously for any length of time it was made quite apparent very quickly that standing in front of the ladies toilet door was not a good move as one after another flocked to the toilet and I felt like i was engaged in a ceili dance moving backwards and forwards. Anyway the normal snug persons then came to claim there perches and gave up the large table in the lounge, and we filed out and took our places.

There was Barry, John, Graeme, Ian Stuart and Blogger a relatively quiet night but beset with talent and humour.

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First up was the Blogger setting the bar low as normal. Tonight it was a mixture of Irish Classics and a quirky number. "Black is the Colour" a song nicked on admission by Christy Moore from his time touring Scotland, Followed by a number one from Ireland 1981 in fact for a band called The Wolfetones and "The Streets of New York tells the tale of another Immigrants story. Achance to do a modern number was not to be spurned so a hit from the seventies was rattled out as Slade's "Cum on Feel The Noise" was given the acoustic treatment. This was followed by a Neil Young song "Four Strong Winds" and finally one of the few songs I know about street girls "Raglan Road" A very much mixed bag and done in bloggers inimitable style.

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Our resident country archivist was next Barry and if James is the jukebox the Barry is The Old Oprey almanac of country music. Resplendent with his trusty Gibson Barry gave us a plethora of Country songs and stories with any historical background that was needed. First up was "I'll Give You Music by  Dennis/ Atkins. I originally thought that was the authors name but I think it was Chet Atkins and some fella called Dennis? Anyway great song. This was followed by "Dont this road Look Rough and Rocky"? Barry had obviously come over the same road as Kath and myself from Bradford! We then had a short song from Barry about "Burglar Man" which started a debate re how old this particular song was, it was definitely written by Frank Hutchison in 1928 as I am reliably informed. A song last performed quite some time ago was next as Barry keeps a log of songs he has performed in order to avoid duplication in a relatively short time. "Golden Guitar" was given another airing and tells the story of a wall mounted guitar owned by a young musician who tragically died by Bill Anderson. Barry's final offering was "Losing The Human Race" I have it as by Randy Travis but will await correction. Well Done Barry and we are glad you are over your recent illness that prevented you from attending the last session.

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Next up was John a prolific writer of humerous songs and I stand amazed as to his ability to get so many words in a line and still make it rhyme. First up was a song I have heard previously by Rich Hall "Women Call it Stalking" with that classic line she called it a hearing and I called it a Date! Great stuff. Another self penned song was next "Talking Superman Blues' which read like a Marvel anthology of Superheroes! Amazing list. Back to a Classic now with a Richard Thompson number "Taking my business Elsewhere" Now the last twlo form John I may have got confused as "Home Made Wine and "John Barley Corn. I hope I havent sold him short on these as both were very well done and John Barley corn story has morphed a thousand imposters!

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Graeme was next around the table and had brought his new to him Collings and I have forgotten how many he said he had, but this model I beleive was a 1981 dreadnought model. It certainly had a lovely sound that was certain and with Gremes finger picking style I'm sure it will get a lot of airings. A great  song from Graeme i.e from the seventies as Joe Jacksons "Is she really going out with him was performed on said guitar, sounded sweet to me. a little bit later for the next one 1976/77 for a Justin Hayward number "Forever Autumn" form that fantastic album "War of The Worlds" and given grace here by Graeme. Same era for our next song which leads me to beleive that Graeme may have been listening to Johnny Walker last Weekend. "Heart on my Sleeve from Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle a fantastic duo and Benny is one of my face book friends who still posts humorous stories on FB. Well done Graeme I have already downloaded the chords for that one as it is a personal fave of mine. A Creedance song was next "Down on The Corner" from the pen of the mighty John Fogerty a CLASSIC! Rounding off his spot with an Adele Song was genius "Someone Like You" a great set Graeme

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Birthday boy Ian Pucknell next who was promted into attending by a facebook message. We heard stories of house and boat tribulations prior to the session and the ubiquitous "I havent touched a guitar in ages" prior to him commencing. Tonight after a verse of "Happy Birthday" we had a Willie Nelson Song "You were always on my Mind" not heard Ian perform that one before, but the next one he has made his own! Ufortunately I dont know who wrote it "Lady Take your Time" { Ah! Allan Taylor} a Tom Waits song was next (He obviously had been practising) "Closing Time" and then another Allan Taylor Song "Roll on the Day with Pam on harmonies. Rounding off with a Steve Earle song "Goodbye" Great stuff Ian and welcome back from your trips on the high seas on Leeds Liverpool canal.

 

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Stuart:  was up last with the pub guitar hastily tuned and throughly thrashed with a Led Zeppelin classic "Rock n Roll" he managed to bugger his fingers up so it was just the one from Stuart. Mand had come into watch and listen and declined an opportunity to perform. So that was it for our second visit in June. Roll on July

 BCW

Posted on June 22, 2018 .

Missing in action

Well I arrived exceptionally early (for me!) to try to disprove the myth that arriving early means you get roped in to blogging duties only to find that it is fact not myth!


At 8.30pm it was just Andy Brown and myself joined around 5mins later by The Juke and that appeared to be the extent of willing participants this evening.


After a short chat putting the world to rights Andy kicked things off with Me And Bobby McGee after which it was decided to do one song each in rotation. This meant thatJames was following on straight away with Gallagher & Lyle’s Heart on My Sleeve. Blogger played his version of Taj Mahal’s Statesborough Blues.


James   

James

 

Andy

Andy

Round Deux started with Andy in Elton John mode with Daniel
Due to the small numbers and a nearly empty pub it was unilaterally agreed not to applaud each performance ( even though everything was exceptionally good!).
James again, still in G&L mode with Jesus Saved Me.
Blogger followed in Moody Blues vein with Forever Autumn.
We fairly hastily arrived at round three which comprised Andy with George Ezra’s Budapest, James with Way Over Yonder (but played very close by) by Carole King and yours truly with Wonderwall by Oasis.
Andy now with Lying In Your Loving Arms Again by Etta James. James (not the Etta type of James this time), rather taken aback by how quickly his turn had come around again, with a Gerry Rafferty song made famous by Finbar and Eddie Furey (and now by James P) Her Father Never Liked Me Anyway. Blogger next with John Hyatt’s Icy Blue Heart ❄️ 💓
Don’t Give Up The Day Job was written and performed by Andy. James in BeeGees mode with To Love Somebody (with three part harmony!). This round completed with blogger and Jim Croce’s Lover’s Cross.
Last round before “comfort break”. Andy with They Don’t Own Me by Richard Ashcroft (he of The Verve fame). Damian Rice’s Delicate was performed by James. Back in the Moody Blues theme blogger finished Part 1 with Nights In White Satin.
Suitably refreshed and relieved the opening shot of the second half was Andy and Damian Rice’s Cannonball (pun intended!). Man of The World is a phrase often associated with James P, on this occasion we are referring to the Fleetwood Mac song. This prompted firstly blogger into Oh Well Part One and then Andy into Need Your Love So Bad.
James back to Gallagher and Lyle with Willie. Pretty Woman by The Big O by blogger.
I have not heard Andy play a Drifters song before but as we all know there is a first time for everything hence Under The Boardwalk. Dirty Old Town (obviously not Addingham!) was played by James and written by Ewan McColl. Blogger next with Jolene by Ray La Montagne.
Final round with the theme being “all join in songs”. Andy with The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. James with Bring It On Home To Me and blogger finished things off with Buddy Holly’s Everyday. Well as it turns out not quite finish things off as we still had a rousing version of Oh Boy to come!
It is now well past eleven and we have had a great time. Andy and James were both on top form tonight. Nobody volunteered to take my photo so you can’t see my new guitar (that nobody here noticed!)
See you at the next SAS on 19th June.
Graeme M

Posted on June 6, 2018 .