Tag Archives: The Yardbirds

Jim McCarty To Release A New Album – With A Guest From RUSH

January 10, 2018

Last summer, when this scribe met in Toronto, he was glowing. The legend of British blues was demoing a new album for THE YARDBIRDS and had just recorded a new solo collection, a follow-up to the brilliant from 2009. It … Continue reading

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SHOOT – On The Frontier

March 15, 2017

EMI 1973 / Angel Air 2017 There and back again: long-forgotten borderline adventure of former Yardbird and his intrepid cohorts. “I just fancied singing my own songs and composing them on the piano”: that’s how, in ‘s words, this band … 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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