BUDDY HOLLY with Bill Jubb – records played

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Bill (left) with friend and fellow Buddy Holly fan Chris

Not only was it Glossop Record Club’s 3rd birthday, but with the help of rock & roll historian Bill Jubb we celebrated the 80th birthday of Buddy Holly with a selection of songs from throughout Buddy’s short but prolific career and plenty of stories along the way. Bill was ably assisted by friend and fellow Buddy Holly superfan Chris. We even had one attendee who was lucky enough to have seen Holly in concert at Sheffield City Hall in 1958 (and still has the ticket stub to prove it). We were also treated to live music by Steve Roberts with a song about his own connection to Buddy Holly.

We’ll be back on Thursday 13th October for a night of Punk, details soon.


MUSIC PLAYED

All tracks by Buddy Holly unless stated.

Jerry Lee Lewis – Real Wild Child
The Beatles – Crying, Waiting, Hoping
The Everly Brothers – Love Is Strange
Bryan Ferry – Baby, I Don’t Care
The Rolling Stones – Not Fade Away
Carl Perkins – Blue Suede Shoes
Chuck Berry – Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Little Richard – Ready Teddy
Fats Domino – Valley Of Tears
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
The Beatles – Words Of Love
The Everly Brothers – That’ll Be The Day

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Two-Timin’ Woman (1949)
Bob Montgomery & Buddy Holly – I’ll Just Pretend (1952)
Don’t Come Back Knockin’ (1955)
Brown Eyed Handsome Man (alternate take, 1956)

Buddy Holly With The Three Tunes ‎– Baby Let’s Play House (Rollercoaster Records)

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Baby Let’s Play House/Bo Diddley/Blue Monday/Good Rockin’ Tonight

The “Chirping” Crickets (Coral, 1957)

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Oh, Boy!/Not Fade Away/You’ve Got Love/Maybe Baby/It’s Too Late/Tell Me How/That’ll Be The Day/I’m Lookin’ For Someone To Love/An Empty Cup (And A Broken Date)/Send Me Some Lovin’

Buddy Holly (Coral, 1958)

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I’m Gonna Love You Too/Peggy Sue/Look At Me/Listen To Me/Everyday/Mailman, Bring Me No More Blues/Words Of Love/(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care/Rave On

Steve Roberts – Buddy Holly Sung The Songs (live performance) (free download here)

The Famous Apartment Tapes (Prism Records)

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Learning The Game/Crying, Waiting, Hoping/Love Is Strange/Dearest/That’s What They Say

Reminiscing
The Crickets – Think It Over
Midnight Shift

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The Hollies – Tell Me How (from Buddy Holly lp, Polydor, 1980)
The Whirlwinds – Look At Me (from The Beat Merchants: British Beat Groups 1963-1964, United Artists, 1976)

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PRINCE ON VINYL: records played

Big thanks (as ever) to everyone to came down to our Prince night. Great to see some first-timers too. And of course special thanks to Lippy Kid for digging through his record collection to put together a superb selection of Prince and Prince-related music. Hearing the full Purple Rain album blasting out across the labour club was nothing short of a revelation. 

Some comments from the night…

Great Prince tunes tonight courtesy of . How good did those tracks sound through the big speakers?!

Thx & + all The Beautiful Ones last night! The Future never sounded better! 

Purple Rain sounded great last night enjoyed it so much.

Purple Rain was a standout track as were Sign of the Times and Kiss

We’ll be back on Thursday 14th July for KRAUTROCK! Full details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

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Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music/Family Affair (7″ singles)
Rick James – Superfreak (from Street Songs, 1981)
Little Richard – Good Golly Miss Molly (Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, 1977)
Kendrick Lamarr – These Walls (To Pimp A Butterfly, 2015)
The Stylistics – Betcha By Golly Wow (Greatest Hits, 1974)
James Brown – Sex Machine/Make It Funky/Cold Sweat (Soul Classics, 1972)
St. Vincent – Rattlesnake (St. Vincent, 2014)
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough (Off The Wall, 1979)

Prince – It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (Sign “O” The Times, 1987)
Prince – 1999 (1999, 1983)

PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION – Purple Rain (Warner Bros, 1984)

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SIDE ONE: Let’s Go Crazy/Take Me With U/The Beautiful Ones/Computer Blue/Darling Nikki
SIDE TWO: When Doves Cry/I Would Die 4 U/Baby I’m A Star/Purple Rain

Prince – Housequake/Sign “O” The Times (Sign “O” The Times, 1987)
HeeBeeGeeBees – Purple Pants/ (When) Two Songs (Sound The Same) (single, 1985)
Prince And The Revolution – Mountains/Kiss (Parade, 1986)
Prince & The New Power Generation – Gett Off (single, 1991)
Prince – The Future (remix) (12″ single, 1989)

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Chaka Khan – I Feel For You (12″ single, 1984)
Prince – Alphabet Street (Lovesexy, 1988)
Prince – Controversy (Controversy, 1981)
Prince And The Revolution – Girls & Boys (Parade, 1986)
Prince – If I Was Your Girlfriend (Sign “O” The Times, 1987)
Prince And The Revolution – Sometimes It Snows In April (Parade, 1986)


 



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An evening with Paul Du Noyer: Post-session review

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Armed with a notepad and a stack of records, our resident Parky*, Gavin Hogg, played the perfect host to our guest, music writer Paul Du Noyer, asking what he described as “a mix of vaguely insightful and plainly ridiculous questions.”

Paul graciously responded by talking about McCartney, Bowie, Deaf School, the difference between the musical cultures of Liverpool and London, his years in the music press, took loads of questions from the audience and told THE best Van Morrison anecdote you’ll ever hear. I bet we could have kept him talking all night. The pile of records was barely touched!

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Listen to an hour of highlights here.

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Some comments from the world of social media:

Great club w/ Paul du Noyer skillfully compered by Loved the Van Morrison story & the Jimmy Campbell tip.

Great night last night – very interesting. Loved the story of Dylan as a fanboy.

Very enjoyable and entertaining session tonight – Paul Du Noyer in conversation with . Great stories and insights.

Fab night!

Tremendous evening yesterday at c/o . Paul Du Noyer’s insights from a career in music journalism were fascinating.

Paul’s latest book Conversations With McCartney is available from Bay Tree Books in Glossop.

We’ll be back on Thursday 9th June for PRINCE ON VINYL with Lippy Kid. Details soon.


RECORDS PLAYED

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BILLY FURY – The World of Billy Fury (Decca, 1971)
Halfway To Paradise/Because Of Love/In Summer/Nobody’s Child/A Thousand Stars/Magic Eyes

ELVIS COSTELLO – Spike (Warner Bros, 1989)
…This Town…/Let Him Dangle/Deep Dark Truthful Mirror/Veronica/God’s Comic/Chewing Gum

Paul McCartney – Back Seat Of My Car (from Ram, 1971)
Wings – Dear Friend (from Wild Life, 1971)
Roxy Music – Virginia Plain (single, 1972)

T.REX – Bolan Boogie (Fly Records, 1972)
Get It On/Beltane Walk/The King Of The Mountain Cometh/Jewel/She Was Born To Be My Unicorn/Dove

David Bowie – Golden Years (Station To Station, 1976)
Deaf School – Hi Jo Hi (2nd Honeymoon, 1976)
The Beatles – Let It Be (single, 1970)

XTC – Senses Working Overtime (single, 1982)
Anthony Newley – If She Should Come To You/Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss (ep, 1960)
Keith West – Excerpt from a Teenage Opera (single, 1967)


*Michael Parkinson and not the local park keeper.

Photos courtesy of Lyn, Trevor and Lyla.


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PROG: Music played

Thanks to everyone who came to the Prog Rock spectacular and of course to John for choosing the tunes and sharing his memories of those times. There was lots of air guitar/drums/keyboards/woodwind going on throughout the night! Also thanks to Beany and Scotty for the bonus tracks. And apologies to fans of Emerson Lake & Palmer. The curse of record club strikes again.

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Thanks for an ace night & thanks to John for the tunes. My ears have been treated to some epic wonders #progtastic

Had a good night at Prog night and was blown away by  Morning  by T2.

My first time and it was nice to sit with like minded people with the love for Vinyl.

Progressive rock legend Emerson dies. The curse strikes again!

We’re back on Thursday 14th April for a Creation Records special with Darren. He can’t promise any twenty minute songs and drum solos, but there should be plenty of indiepop gems, a few shoegaze faves and a number of rather noisy tracks to enjoy. See you then.


MUSIC PLAYED

The Best of Emerson Lake & Palmer (Atlantic Records, 1980)

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Lucky Man/Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, Part 2)

Supertramp – Indelibly Stamped (A&M, 1971)

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Coming Home To See You/Times Have Changed/Friend In Need/Aries

JOHN’S CLASSIC PROG ROCK CHRONOLOGY (Part 1)

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Van Der Graaf Generator – Darkness 11/11 (68-71, Charisma, 1971)

King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man (In The Court Of The Crimson King, EG/Polydor, 1969)

T2 – Morning (It’ll All Work Out In Boomland, Decca, 1970)

Clear Blue Sky – Journey To Inside Of The Sun (Sweet Leaf) (Clear Blue Sky, Vertigo, 1970)

INTERVAL

Jethro Tull – Original Masters (Chrysalis, 1985)

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Sweet Dream/Songs From The Wood /Witches Promise /Thick As A Brick

JOHN’S CLASSIC PROG ROCK CHRONOLOGY (Part 2)

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Genesis – The Musical Box (Nursery Cryme, Charisma, 1971)

Pink Floyd – Astronomy Domine (live) (Ummagumma, Harvest, 1969)

Roxy Music – Chance Meeting (Roxy Music, Island, 1972)

Yes – And You And I (Close To The Edge, Atlantic, 1972)

Wishbone Ash – Sometime World (Argus, MCA, 1972)

BONUS TRACKS

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Peter Sinfield – Still (Still, Manticore, 1973)

Yes – Roundabout (Fragile, Atlantic, 1971)

Stackridge ‎– Dangerous Bacon (The Man In The Bowler Hat, MCA, 1974)

Roxy Music – Re-Make/Re-Model (Roxy Music, Island, 1972)

Pink Floyd – One Of These Days/A Pillow Of Winds/Fearless/San Tropez/Seamus (Meddle, Harvest, 1971)


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QUIET REVOLUTIONS: music played

Thanks to everyone who ventured out and braved the rather wet and miserable weather. Very brave! Wild Is The Wind indeed…

Thanks also to everyone who brought along records to share too. There was a beautiful serendipitous flow to the music after the two main albums – The Velvet Underground, John Cale and John Martyn (the last two with direct connections to Nick Drake), Judy Collins covering Bob Dylan and a Frank Sinatra song recently covered by the aforementioned Bob.

And I hope you don’t mind that I played a Johnny Mathis record, but hearing his original of Wild Is The Wind next to Nina Simone’s radical reworking really demonstrated what an amazing interpreter of song she was.

Finally, thanks to Glossop’s very own Stickboy for curating the Quiet Revolutions mix that kicked off the session and set the tone. Please check out his latest album ‘Songs from the Lower Bank’, one of my favourite albums of 2015. Buy it and support local music! Find it here.

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Some comments from the night:

2 songs in and already amazing! Nina Simone.

Excellent night at @GlossopRecord can’t go wrong with Nina Simone and Nick Drake. Bit of classic Harry Nilsson to boot.

What could be better than listening to Nina Simone and Nick Drake when the rain is beating down outside? @GlossopRecord loved the Eno too.

Thanks to @GlossopRecord for another enlightening evening and the fact I’m now going to spend a load more money discovering Nick Drake!

We’ll be back on Thursday 10th December for a Christmas Social. Full details soon.


MUSIC PLAYED

Quiet Revolutions mix by Stickboy
Gregory Alan Isakov – Time Will Tell
Blind Pilot – The Story I Heard
Josh Rouse – Street Lights
Rilo Kiley – Go Ahead
Jude – Madonna
Kings Of Convenience – Me In You
Daughter – Landfill
Guy Clark – That Old Time Feeling
John Martyn – Back To Stay
Stickboy – Castaways

Johnny Mathis – Wild Is The Wind (Fontana, 1957)

NINA SIMONE – Wild Is The Wind (Philips, 1966)

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Side One: I Love Your Lovin’ Ways/Four Women//Lilac Wine/Break Down And Let It All Out/Either Way I Lose
Side Two: Why Keep Breakin My Heart/Wild Is The Wind/Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair/If I Should Lose You

Nina Simone – Funkier Than A Mosquito’s Tweeter (It Is Finished, RCA, 1974)
Frank Sinatra – One For My Baby (Sinatra Plus, Fontana, 1961, recorded 1947)
Khruangbin – A Calf Born In Winter (LateNightTales, 2014)
Steve Forbert – Tonight I Feel So Far Away From Home (Alive On Arrival, Epic, 1978)

NICK DRAKE – Five Leaves Left (Island, 1969)

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Side One: Time Has Told Me/River Man/Three Hours/Day Is Done/Way To Blue
Side Two: Cello Song/The Thoughts Of Mary Jane/Man In A Shed/Fruit Tree/Saturday Sun

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Velvet Underground – Pale Blue Eyes (originally from The Velvet Underground, 1969)
John Cale – Big White Cloud (Vintage Violence, CBS, 1971)
Biff Rose – Just Like A Man (Children Of Light, Tetragrammaton Records, 1968)
John & Beverley Martin – Tomorrow Time (Stormbringer!, Island, 1970)
Judy Collins – Tomorrow Is A Long Time (Fifth Album, Elektra, 1965)
Frank Sinatra – The Night We Called It A Day (Where Are You, Capitol, 1957)
Joe Pass – (Portraits Of Duke Ellington, Pablo Records, 1975)
Harry Nilsson – Coconut (Greatest Music, RCA, 1978)
Bunk Dogger – Samba To December (First Offence, RCA, 1978)
Tim Burgess – A Case For Vinyl (Oh No I Love You, O Genesis, 2012)
Mazzy Star – Flowers In December (Capitol, 1996)
EnoAnother Green World (Polydor, 1975) (Side 2): Sombre Reptiles/Little Fishes/Golden Hours/Becalmed


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SUMMER OF ’85: Records Played

Here’s a list of the records played at the SUMMER OF ’85 session including those that went on the collective compilation tape and those that didn’t, plus links to the Mixcloud podcasts. Thanks to everyone who brought records to share, and apologies if you didn’t get a turn at the turntable. It was a busy night!

Also, if Gavin collared you for a few words about your memories of Live Aid, you can listen to the Charity Shop Classics Live Aid 30th anniversary special here.

Don’t forget, we’re having a break in August and return on Thursday 12th September for an evening of music related to Tony Wilson. Tweet your suggestions to Steve and see you in September.

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Bryan Ferry – Windswept
Marillion – Childhood’s End/White Feather
The Pogues – Sally Maclennane
Propaganda – P–Machinery
Alexei Sayle – Romford By Pass
Frank Sidebottom – Bohemian Rhapsody
Dire Straits – So Far Away/Money For Nothing/Walk Of Life/Your Latest Trick/Why Worry

MIXTAPE SIDE ONE
Russ Abbot – All Night Holiday
Alexei Sayle – Play That Funky Music, Jewish Boy
Baltimora – Woody Boogie
China Crisis – Black Man Ray
The Jesus And Mary Chain – Upside Down
The Stranglers – Let Me Down Easy
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Scritti Politti – The Word Girl
Marillion – Kayleigh
Beltane Fire – Night Fishing
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Lost Weekend
Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday

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MIXTAPE SIDE TWO
Felt – Primitive Painters
The Adventures – Two Rivers
Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat
Huey Lewis & The News – The Power Of Love
The Morons – Morons From Outer Space
The Sisters Of Mercy – Black Planet
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Tupelo
The Crowd – You’ll Never Walk Alone
A-Ha – Take On Me
Billy Bragg – Between The Wars
Half Man Half Biscuit – Fuckin’ Hell It’s Fred Titmus
The Style Council – Come To Milton Keynes
Meat Whiplash – Don’t Slip Up

Listen to the mixtape here. Listen to the other records played here.

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Johnny Cash Night – Post-session review

This session was everything that record club should be. Bill and Tom brought the records, Matt brought insight, a guitar and the first ever live performance to record club. And everyone listened, giving their undivided attention to two incredible albums. A very special night. “The power of music in action” as Terry commented on Twitter.

So, to the music…

In a recording career that spanned almost 50 years and with almost 100 albums to choose from (that excludes compilations), I don’t think any of us quite anticipated the emotional impact of hearing back-to-back the first and last albums Johnny Cash released in his lifetime would have.

Those bookends of The Man In Black’s musical life have become his most well-known, probably thanks to the combined success of both the biopic ‘Walk The Line’ (released in 2005) and the series of American Recordings albums released between 1994 and 2002. Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar (from 1957) was not only Cash’s first album, but also the first album released on Sun Records, and was essentially a collection of his recordings for the label to date (Sun would continue to compile and reissue their Cash recordings for many years to come). American IV: The Man Comes Around, released in November 2002, found Cash revisiting songs he’d originally recorded in the 1960s and 70s alongside a mix of standards, classics and contemporary songs.

Both albums sounded full and powerful – the ‘boom-chicka-boom’ of the Sun recordings contrasting with the sparse atmospherics of American IV. The one constant being Cash’s voice, commanding attention throughout, and as Matt said “communicating directly so you can hear every word”.

We also had time to spin a few favourites from the big box of Johnny Cash records kindly brought along by Bill including a bootleg of a recording session with Bob Dylan (if you were listening carefully you’ll have heard Bob yodelling, much to the amusement of JC), Brett had an LP ready and waiting, and Tom got to share the hard-to-find single ‘The Chicken In Black‘.

A big ‘thank you’ to Bill, Tom and Matt for the music (and to Brett for his contribution) and thanks to everyone who came along and listened. Here are a few comments posted after the session:

My 1st record club night and what a night it was – Johny Cash’ Last – special and emotionally moving.

Silent, solemn, reverential, electric. Johnny Cash singing The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

Hairs standing up on the back of your neck stuff. The power of music in action.

We’ll be back on Thursday 11th June for JUMP JAMAICA WAY – a voyage through Jamaica’s golden age of music with Rick Williams. See you there.


MUSIC PLAYED

Cash Connections (part 1)a mix of songs covered by Johnny Cash and covers of songs he made famous
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Eric Burdon & The Animals – Ring Of Fire
Beck – Rowboat
U2 & Johnny Cash – The Wanderer
Roy Hogsed – Cocaine Blues
Rolling Stones – No Expectations
Nick Lowe – The Beast In Me
Shel Silverstein – 25 Minutes To Go
Lefty Frizzell – The Long Black Veil
Tom Petty – I Won’t Back Down
Bob Marley – Redemption Song
Bruce Springsteen – Johnny 99
Kris Kristofferson – Sunday Morning Coming Down

Johnny Cash – With His Hot And Blue Guitar (Sun Records, 1957)

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SIDE ONE: The Rock Island Line/I Heard That Lonesome Whistle/Country Boy/If The Good Lord’s Willing/Cry, Cry, Cry/Remember Me
SIDE TWO: So Doggone Lonesome/I Was There When It Happened/I Walk The Line/The Wreck Of Old ’97/Folsom Prison Blues/Doin’ My Time

Quiet Loner (live in the labour club): Let The Train Blow The Whistle/Folsom Prison Blues

Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash – The Dylan Cash Session (bootleg LP)

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SIDE TWO: That’s Alright Mama/I Walk The Line/You Are My Sunshine/Ring Of Fire/Guess Things Happen That Way/”T” For Texas

Johnny Cash – The Chicken In Black (CBS, single, 1984)

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Johnny Cash – American IV; The Man Comes Around (American Recordings, 2002. 2014 reissue)

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SIDE ONE: The Man Comes Around/Hurt/Give My Love To Rose
SIDE TWO: Bridge Over Troubled Water/I Hung My Head/First Time I Ever Saw Your Face/Personal Jesus
SIDE THREE: In My Life/Sam Hall/Danny Boy/Desperado
SIDE FOUR: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry/Tear Stained Letter/Streets Of Laredo/We’ll Meet Again

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Ballad Of A Teenage Queen (from ‘Ballad Of A Teenage Queen’, Hallmark Records)
The Troubadour (from ‘The Fabulous Johnny Cash’, CBS, 1958)
Tennessee Flat-Top Box (from ‘Old Golden Throat’, CBS, 1968)
Out Among The Stars (from ‘Out Among The Stars’, Columbia, 2014)
Pick A Bale Of Cotton (from ‘Forty Shades Of Green’ EP, CBS, 1963)

Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (CBS, 1967)
SIDE TWO: Ring Of Fire/It Aint Me, Babe/The Ballad Of Ira Hayes/The Rebel – Johnny Yuma/Five Feet High And Rising/Don’t Take Your Guns To Town

Cash Connections (part 2)
Bob Dylan – It Ain’t Me Babe
Hank Williams – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hamell On Trial – Folsom Prison Blues (live)
Elvis Costello – The Big Light
Lonnie Donegan – Pick A Bale Of Cotton
Bonnie Prince Billie – I See A Darkness
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Mercy Seat
John D. Loudermilk – Bad News

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