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 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
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.
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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