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.


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.


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)


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)


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


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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November’s Record Club: QUIET REVOLUTIONS


Glossop Record Club is back, not with a bang but a ‘shhhh’, on Thursday 12th November for an evening of of tender pianos, acoustic arpeggios, light drumming, and the occasional subtle horn or string section. Restrained yet powerful, these are the Quiet Revolutions.


We’ll be playing two albums, on vinyl and in full. Nina Simone’s ‘Wild Is The Wind’ was an influence on both David Bowie and Jeff Buckley and includes ‘Four Women’, one of many songs she wrote during the civil rights movement of the 1960s addressing and confronting issues faced by african-americans. Released as a single, it was banned by many radio stations in the USA.


Nick Drake‘s debut ‘Five Leaves Left’ was famously ignored upon its release in 1969, its reputation slowly and quietly growing over the years to the point where it has since become recognised as a classic album and will usually be hanging around in ‘greatest albums of all time’ lists in certain types of music magazines (and websites). By no means the first ‘sensitive’ singer-songwriter, Drake’s myth and legend is such that he is probably the most famous.


In addition to this, Glossop’s very own acoustic troubador Stickboy has put together a special ‘Quiet Revolutions’ mix for us to help set the mood. And before you get any further, check out his latest album ‘Songs From The Lower Bank‘. It’s rather good.

Both the main albums are quite short, which means there’ll also be time to share you own Quiet Revolutions, so get digging through your records and bring some along.

It’ll be an evening of hushed brilliance. Feel free to stroke your chin if you want to. See you there.

Glossop Record Club’s QUIET REVOLUTIONS
Thursday 12th November from 8pm
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT

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June’s Record Club: THE SOUNDS OF ’66


Honestly, it’s a complete coincidence. But let’s call it serendipity…

I’m not much of a football fan, and although I am of course aware that England last won the World Cup in 1966, when I put this event on the calendar a few months back, I wasn’t aware that this year is World Cup year. And more to the point, that it’s the first match of the tournament on the very same day as this session. (Brazil v Croatia if you’re wondering).

But who cares about that?!

On Thursday 12th June, we’ll be having our very own international tournament, as we time travel via the power of vinyl back to 1966 and pitch the UK against the USA. Six (albums) a side, including a fine selection of classics and lost gems.

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Hollies and Georgie Fame represent the UK, with Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Nina Simone, Simon & Garfunkel and Bob Lind for the USA.

Vote in the polls below for the ones you want to hear (a maximum of two choices in each poll) and we’ll play the winning two albums in full on the night.


For the authentic sound of ’66, the Dansette RG31 will be making a return appearance with a stack of 45s for a spot of Dansette Roulette, plus Manchester DJ legend Martin the Mod will be on hand to spin a few choice cuts. And of course, if you have any records from 1966 that you’d like to share then bring them along.

Cast your votes now – two for the UK and two for the USA.

As for the footy… Well, if you want to bring a football-related record, I’m sure we’ll find time to slip one or two in at the end of the night as a good luck gesture to the England squad. Such generosity of spirit!

Glossop Record Club presents THE SOUNDS OF ’66
Thursday 12th June, 8-11pm.
Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street, Glossop, SK13 8AT.

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