May’s Record Club: JOHNNY CASH NIGHT

JohnnyCashPosterResizeWe’re back on Thursday 14th May for Johnny Cash Night, or to give it its full title: The First And Last: Johnny Cash – The Man In Black On Vinyl. But that’s a bit too long for tweeting!

Why ‘first and last’ you may ask? Well, put simply, we’ll be playing the first and last albums that Johnny Cash released in his lifetime. 45 years apart, and both containing many of the songs he’s now probably most well-known for. Those albums are ‘Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar‘, released on Sun Records in 1957, and ‘American IV: The Man Comes Around‘, the fourth of his Rick Rubin-produced albums for the American Recordings label, released in 2002.

hotblueamericanivIn all honesty, we were spoilt for choice. JC released somewhere in the region of 90 albums in that 45 years, spanning country, gospel, protest songs, film soundtracks, Christmas songs, live recordings and collaborations with other singers and musicians. Plus, since his death in September 2003, there have been several collections of previously unreleased material make their way out.

We’ll have a few other treats and surprises along the way, including outtakes from a recording session with Bob Dylan in 1969, songs by artists that inspired Cash and, if all goes to plan, The Chicken In Black!

It’ll be a night to remember. I hope you can join us.


Thursday 14th May, 8-11pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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An Evening Of Comedy: post-session review


In a preamble that took us back to 1978 and Brett getting his first comedy records, he recalled “whilst other kids were getting into Bowie, I was getting into Bernard Bresslaw and Barron Knights”…

With his customary record bag of delights in tow, we were treated to classic sit com, some near-the-knuckle comedy songs, and sketches that some (most? all?) of us knew all the words to. Not mention a generous helping of ‘Carry On’ stars in a musical setting. A full list of records played is below. You can listen to digital highlights here. A big ‘thank you’ to Brett for a very entertaining evening, in the truest sense of the word (entertaining, that is).

Thanks also to everyone who brought records to share, special mentions for Beany for some rather special offerings and Penny, who lugged a rather heavy but very well-preserved HMV wind-up gramophone down to the labour club. Good effort! And finally, thanks to Matt for the photos.

We’ll be back on Thursday 14th May for an evening of Johnny Cash on vinyl. Full details soon.


Various Artists – Oh! What A Carry On (Music For Pleasure)


SIDE ONE: Jim Dale – Be My Girl/Bernard Bresslaw – You Need Feet/Barbara Windsor – On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep/Frankie Howerd – It’s Alright With Me/Kenneth Williams – Green Grow My Nadgers Oh/Joan Sims – Spring Song

SIDE TWO: Kenneth Connor – The Ugly Duckling/Jim Dale – Piccadilly Line/Dora Bryan – Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend/Frankie Howerd – Song And Dance Man/Joan Sims – Men/Kenneth Williams – The Ballad Of The Woggler’s Moulie

The Barron Knights – Knights Of Laughter (Pickwick, 1978)


SIDE TWO: 1358 Into Beetroot Song/Green Knickers/I’m A Nut/Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm

Tony Hancock – This Is Hancock (Pye, 1960)


SIDE TWO: A Sunday Afternoon At Home

Benny Hill – Benny Hill Sings? (Pye, 1965)


SIDE ONE: Moving On Again/The Andalucian Gypsies/In The Papers/Golden Days/Flying South/My Garden Of Love/I’ll Never Know


The Goodies – Blowing Off (Island, 1976, 7″)
Edric Connor With Ken Jones And His Music ‎– Manchester United Calypso (Oriole, 1957, 78rpm)
Woody Allen – The Moose (from Standup Comic, Casablanca Records, 1979)
John Titford & Richard Scollins – Derbyshire Humour (from Ey Up Mi Duck! – A Celebration Of Derbyshire, Ram Records, 1978)
Dirk & Stig – Mr Sheene (EMI, 1978, 7″)
Billy Jones – When It’s Night Time in Italy, It’s Wednesday Over Here (from Silly Songs 1922 To 1934, BBC Records)
Cheech & Chong ‎– Bloat On (Epic, 1977, 7″)
Spike Jones – Always Hurt The One You Love (from The Best of Spike Jones Vol.2, RCA)

Monty Python – Live At Drury Lane (Charisma, 1974)


SIDE ONE: Introduction/Llamas/Gumby – Flower Arranging/Secret Service/Wrestling/Communist Quiz/Idiot Song/Albatross/Colonel/Nudge, Nudge/Cocktail Bar/Travel Agent

SIDE TWO: Spot The Brain Cell/Bruces/Argument/Four Yorkshiremen/Election Special/Lumberjack Song/Parrot Sketch



Penny’s wind-up HMV gramophone

Flanders & Swann – Song of Reproduction (from At The Drop Of A Hat, Parlophone, 1957)
Harry Tate & Company – Motoring (part 1) (played on a HMV wind-up gramophone)
Private Eye – Just For The Record (flexi-disc, 1970)
Frank Sidebottom Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (from Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father, NME, 1988)
Bruce “Babyman” Baum With Little Roger & The Goosebumps ‎– Marty Feldman Eyes (Runaway, 1981, 7″)
Carmen Silvera – Theme from ‘Allo ‘Allo (7″)

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