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John Fiddler: Heart To Heart

May 21, 2017

There are many faces to John Fiddler: an unorthodox hippy singer-songwriter behind MEDICINE HEAD, a hard rock belter at the front of BRITISH LIONS, a MOTT offshoot, a rhythm-and-blues paragon in BOX OF FROGS alongside and other YARDBIRDS… All of … Continue reading

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RAY MAJORS – The 7% Solution

June 19, 2014

Angel Air 2014 Hard-hitting blues from the one who survived rock ‘n’ roll and deadly illness. Note the shades on the artist’s eyes on the cover and the shade of blue around him: from Blind Willie Johnson’s prototype of “In … Continue reading

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Interview with JIM McCARTY (THE YARDBIRDS) – Part 3

June 1, 2014

– The second ILLUSION album doesn’t fall so far behind the first one to me, because it uses the same formula: it starts with “Madonna Blue” in the way the first one begins with “Isadora.” Well, in a way maybe … Continue reading

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Interview with JIM McCARTY (THE YARDBIRDS) – Part 2

June 1, 2014

– Were you interested in things like Afro-beat that Fela Kuti did? Yes, I liked all that world music and I always liked the music from [Bob] Marley: it was great. I loved Ali Farka Touré and all that music, really good. … Continue reading

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Interview with JIM McCARTY (THE YARDBIRDS) – Part 1

June 1, 2014

June 2014 He was a pivotal figure in the development of rock music, and without him heavy metal and prog rock – and, of course, British blues – would have sounded different from what we know now, for it was out … Continue reading

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