Talking shop…

Well that was a bit different.

Breaking away (again!) from our usual two album format, Graham Jones, author of ‘Last Shop Standing’ and ‘Strange Requests and Comic Tales from Record Shops’ was at the Labour Club to tell us about his life in the music industry and share entertaining and enlightening stories of record shops and industry (dodgy) dealings, with plenty of laughs along the way.


Alongside that, Graham brought along a couple of his favourite records for a spin, and others came with their Record Store Day purchases (one of them being played for the first time, thanks John!). And we musn’t forget Rae from The Radio Shed with a quiz that resulted in a three-way tiebreak. The controversy still lingers.

Listen to highlights of the talk and music here.


Read an interview Graham did with Glossop Life prior to his visit here.


A few comments from Twitter:

“thanks for another great night. Graham Jones was brilliant can’t wait to read the book watch the film”

“Another very enjoyable evening at tonight. Can’t wait to re-watch Last Shop Standing.”

“Great night at once again! Good talk from Graham Jones. Funny stories. Oh and we won the quiz!!”

“we wiz robbed…”

“I had another fun night last night at .”

“Another great night of chat and tunes Club with author Graham Jones.”

“Another fantastic night Fantastic to meet and hear tales from Graham Jones of Thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks.”

“Once again a fantastic night this time with author of Last Shop Standing.”


We’ll be back on Thursday 12th June for THE SOUNDS OF ’66. Full details soon.



VARIOUS – GEMS FROM SUN RECORDS (Sun Records, Record Store Day 2014 LP)

Side One: Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes/The Kirby Sisters – Red Velvet/Willie Nix – Baker Shop Boogie/Roy Orbison – Ooby Dooby/Howlin’ Wolf – Oh Red/Malcolm Yelvington – Drinkin’ Wine Spodee O Dee/Charlie Rich – Who Will The Next Fool Be

Side Two: Jerry Lee Lewis – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On/Rufus Thomas – Bear Cat/Big Memphis Marainey – Call Me Anything, But Call Me/Little Junior’s Blue Flames – Feelin’ Good/Billy Lee Riley – Red Hot/Sonny Burgess – Red Headed Woman/Brother James Anderson – I’m Tired My Soul Needs Restin’


The Cherry Boys – Kardomah Cafe (Crash, 1983, 12″)


The Specials – Sock It To ’em JB (Dub)/Rat Race (dub) (Two Tone, RSD 2014 7″)


David Bowie – Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (Parlophone, RSD 2014 7”)


Big Star – My Life Is Right (Nothing Can Hurt Me, Omnivore, RSD 2013 LP)


THE WATERBOYS – An Appointment with Mr Years (Proper Records, 2011)

The Hosting Of The Shee/Song Of Wandering Aengus/News For The Delphic Oracle/A Full Moon In March/Sweet Dancer/White Birds/The Lake Isle Of Innisfree/Mad As The Mist And Snow/Before The World Was Made/September 1913/An Irish Airman Foresees His Death/Politics/Let The Earth Bear Witness/The Faery’s Last Song



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