We had a note of absence for Graeme tonight as the mighty Leeds were playing. Aah Well its now Autumn and the clocks go back this month, but before all that we has our first session of October. Blogger kicked us off with “The Tay Boat song and “ Hush”
Barry was up next, and being our resident country picker we had a Country song no less “ I Give you music” by Dennis Adkins a very underrated Nashville singer songwriter largely overlooked by the established Nashvillle scene. Up next we had a Bill Anderson song “Close the Door Lightly” a new one on me
John was next in our circle of ours and commenced with a Bert Jansch song “. Fresh as a soft summer Morning” Bert was a founder member of Pentangle,and an innovative guitarist and here mimicked by John and was from the album L A Turnaround. A comic song up next from John in a Spanish accent with a lisp “Sunny Spain and was self penned
Our resident jukebox was up next James, and his first offering was “Slip Sliding Away” a Paul Simon number released in 1982 from The Concert in Central Park. To round up his first spot “ Killing of Georgie” a Rod Stewartnumber and a double header with part 2 released in 1976 and from the album A Night on The Town.
Phil up next with his trusty 12 string and neck harp cage, first up was “ Sitting Here” written by himself in 2012. finishing off with “Hole in a Ground”
Our resident itinerant muso in the shape of. Stuart rounded our first half off. He had brought his own guitar tonight which meant the pub guitar was safe on the wall tonight and not subjected to a tortuous tuning ceremony. first up on the guitar he stated he was giving away tonight “ Stick Together “ by Roxy Music and finished up with a classic.......... Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll’. Should hang onto that guitar Stuart.
We has a short remission to refill glasses and kicked off the second half with once again The Blogger “ You couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time” by Luka Bloom. finishing off with a new one for the blogger “ Don’t Worry” by Frank Turner. It was stated that this should be a Boris Johnson Song!
Back to Barry now with “ I Just think I’ll go away” by Ralph Stanley of the Stanley Brothers. Who sadly passed away a few years ago. Rounding up this spot with a Merle Haggard song “That’s the way love goes” released in 1983
Round to John again and now we had “Its for You” a 1960’s song by. Cilla Black but written by Lennon and Mccartney in 1964. They were often handing songs out to artists of the day. Next up with a Ray Davies song “ Holloway Jail” from the album Muswell Hillbillies and released in 1971.
Back to Phil again and we had “ Military Man” a self penned number of Phil’s Uncle. A classic song a Bolan number “We Love to boogie”an all time favourite of The Blogger.
Stuart forced his sore finger to work and gave us a version as only Stuart can of “Summertime Blues’
Time allowed us to go round for a final one each, The Blogger gave us “Back home in Derry ” by Bobby Sands , Barry gave us “Carolina Star” by Hugh Moffatt, John gave us “Taking My Business Elsewhere” a Richard Thompson number which was very Pertinent as this week he is at The Albert Hall performing for his seventieth birthday bash. James next with “ One inch Rock” another Bolan number that’s me happy again. To finish the night off what better than a Joe Strummer number and The Clash number “Should I stay or go” Brilliant night thanks to all our performers tonight.
Back again in a fortnight!BCW
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