Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bert Jansch CD/LP Book Coming

Earth Records is releasing an historical series on guitarist Bert Jansch. Bert Jansch – A Man I'd Rather Be (Part 1) is available for pre-order now and will be shipped Jan 26th.

Covering the first four albums of Jansch's career, Bert Jansch, It Don’t Bother Me, Jack Orion, Bert and John,  the set arrives in hardback book for with 4 LPs or CDs included.
Bert Jansch – A Man I'd Rather Be (Part 1) is £35 for the CD or £60 for the LP version.

You can preorder at Earth Records.

Jansch is an acoustic finger style guitarist who Jimmy Page was heavily influenced by. Page is quoted as saying:

At one point, I was absolutely obsessed with Bert Jansch. When I first heard that LP, I couldn’t believe it. It was so far ahead of what everyone else was doing. No one in America could touch that.
In fact, it is generally conceded that Page used a Jansch arrangement of the Irish ballad Blackwaterside, that Jansch himself likely heard from Davy Graham,  and used it as Black Mountain Side.

Six years ago a 45RPM single was released of Jansch's BlackWaterside as part of Record Store Day.




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Monday, January 15, 2018

The Led Zeppelin Podcast #136

In Episode 136 of Ramble on Radio, I discuss the upcoming year of Led Zeppelin's 50th Anniversary, plus the connection between the Dec 2007 O2 show and the Raising Sand album, released the same year.





You can download Ramble on Radio at Podbean, or stream the podcast through the Podbean app.

You can also listen to and stream The Led Zeppelin Podcast at Stitcher Radio, or listen through the Stitchers app.

You can subscribe on iTunes. If you subscribe via iTunes, be sure to leave a review.  Ramble on Radio is now also available on “Google Play

Listen on Google Play Music


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Robert Plant to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.


RP is to be awarded the 2018 UK Americana Lifetime Achievement Award at the UK Americana Awards on February 1st.










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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Robert Plant Festival of Disruption DVD

Robert Plant is releasing a DVD of his performance at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption. Coming February 9th, the DVD, Live at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption will feature Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters at the festival in LA on October 2016.

The Festival of Disruption is put on by director David Lynch and bills itself as a "music, art, film & creativity festival with artists hand-picked by David Lynch. Proceeds go to The David Lynch Foundation."

The DVD will feature 8-songs:

Poor Howard
Turn It Up
Black Dog
Medley: The Enchanter / Rainbow
Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
Little Maggie
Medley: Hoochie Coochie Man / Whole Lotta Love / Mona
Going To California

Bonus Feature

David Lynch On Creativity
David Lynch On Meditation
David Lynch On Music

Personally, I'm buying it for the David Lynch on Meditation feature!









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Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Led Zeppelin Podcast #135


In the 135th Ramble on Radio podcast I interview author Martin Popoff. Martin has authored over 50 books, including his latest Led Zeppelin:All the Albums, All the Songs. It's a beautiful book with tons of great pictures and full of thoughtful analysis of Led Zeppelin's musical legacy.

You can buy the book here,  or order on of his other books here, (including From Dublin to Jailbreak: Thin Lizzy 1969-76 and Time and a Word: The Yes Story). 






You can download the podcast at Podbean or Spreaker. If you go to Spreaker, be sure to follow the episode.

You can also subscribe on iTunes. If you subscribe via iTunes, be sure to leave a review.





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Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Led Zeppelin Podcast, Episodes 131 & 132

Over the last two podcasts I looked back on Led Zeppelin's 1977 tour of America which ended in violence in San Fransisco and then tragedy back in England with the death of Robert Plant's son, Karak.

Episode 131 of The Led Zeppelin Podcast starts before the tour even began, with Robert Plant developing laryngitis and a number of shows having to be cancelled, and runs through to the 6-show residency at New York's Madison Square Garden.





Episode 132 of The Led Zeppelin Podcast picks up with the end of the second leg of the tour when the band moves from the East coast to the West. Shows in San Diego and then another 6-night run, this time at The Forum in Los Angeles draw the second leg of the tour to an end.  It then picks up in Seattle for the final leg of the tour, which would end after only four shows.





In researching this tour, I used a number of sources, most notably Dave Lewis' Led Zeppelin: The Concert File.

I also mentioned on part II that there is a full, professionally shot, multi camera video of the Seattle show on July 17. Here is it:







You can download the podcast at Podbean or Spreaker. If you go to Spreaker, be sure to follow the episode.

You can also subscribe on iTunes. If you subscribe via iTunes, be sure to leave a review.

Ramble on Radio is now also available on Stitcher Radio.


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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New Black Country Communion Song Available Now

Black Country Communion, is premiering a song from their upcoming album BCCIV this morning. Collide is the opening track on the new album, and can be heard on Joe Bonamassa's Soundcloud.

Glenn Hughes commented on Collide:

I had written the riff to this song in the morning of the first day of writing BCCIV. Joe came over and I played him the riff, and we finished the song before lunch. I had a feeling that Collide would set the pace for the record.

The album, BCCIV, will get a worldwide release on CD and 2-LP vinyl (including a cool looking orange vinyl) on September 22. The tracklistiing is:

1. Collide
2. Over My Head
3. The Last Song For My Resting Place
4. Sway
5. The Cove
6. The Crow
7. Wanderlust
8. Love Remains
9. Awake
10. When the Morning Comes

As well, the vinyl release will include a bonus track, With You I Go.

As well, the band has announced two UK in January. Details can be found at their official website.

Black Country Communion features Jason Bonham on drums, Joe Bonamassa on guitar and vocals, Glenn Hughes on bass and vocals and Derek Sheridan on keyboards. BCCIV is their fourth studio album, and fifth album in total.

Update:









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