Tag Archives: JOE COCKER

Gig review: THE FAIRIES ON MY ROOF FESTIVAL – Papa Groove, Le Puridier (Rouffignac), SW France, 31 August 2019

Fairies On My Roof

Somewhere along the way the true spirit of Woodstock almost got lost in the corporate shuffle and the passing of 50 years. But on a magical day in deepest Dordogne in South West France, the Des Fées Sur Mon Toit … Continue reading

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Album review: CONNOR SELBY – Made Up My Mind

CONNOR SELBY – Made Up My Mind

3Ms Records [Release date 07.09.18] With a soulful wash of blues, r&b, funk and nascent songcraft, Connor Selby works hard to pull together an album that slowly, but surely unveils his own imprint He’s a white boy soul singer with … Continue reading

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Book review: JACKIE MCAULEY – I, SIDEMAN: The Story Of Me In The 60′s & 70′s

JACKIE MCAULEY - I, SIDEMAN: The Story Of Me In The 60

www.jackiemcauley.com – 253 pages paperback [Publication date: December 2017] Jackie McAuley’s ‘I Sideman: The Story Of Me In The 60′s and 70′s’ is an eloquently written, partial biography by a multi instrumentalist and vocalist who takes three quarters of the … Continue reading

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DVD review: JOE COCKER – Mad Dog With Soul

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Eagle Vision [Release date 23.06.17] “Mad Dog with Soul” is the feature length documentary that is the first to really delve into the whole Joe Cocker story. Originally broadcast on Sky Arts, and made with the co-operation of the late … Continue reading

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Album review: TOM KILLNER – Live

TOM KILLNER – Live CD

Cleopatra Records [Release date 02.06.17] Rotherham based blues rocker Tim Killner plays the blues the way he feels them. Uninterested in the disposable music that holds its thrall on many of his musical contemporaries, the young Killner taps into the … Continue reading

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Gig review: NEWARK BLUES FESTIVAL – Newark Castle, 11 September 2016

NEWARK BLUES FESTIVAL – Newark Castle, 11 September 2016

In this two-hour special Pete Feenstra plays some of those acts appearing at the 2016 Newark Blues Festival and some of the award-winners.  First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, 13 September 2016. It’s one of those days in … Continue reading

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Album review: GREGG KOFI BROWN – Rock ‘n’ Roll And UFO’s

GREG KOFI BROWN – Rock

Gonzo Multimedia [Release date 05.02.16] Gregg Kofi Brown’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll And UFO’s is an archtypal summer album, with a broad based appeal stretching from the beach to the dance floor. The career anthology by the Osibisa vocalist is full … Continue reading

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Gig review: SIMO – St.Moritz Club, London, 23 November 2015

SIMO – St.Moritz Club, London, 23 November 2015

Sometimes you just have to dip into the past to make sense of the present and such is the case with alt. Nahville’s psychedelic tinged improvisational jam trio Simo. Their intense improvisational spirit draws from a wide variety of classic … Continue reading

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Album review: WILY BO WALKER – Moon Over Indigo

WILY BO WALKER – Moon Over Indigo

Mescal Canyon [Release date 25.09.15] Blues award nominee, prodigious songwriter, multi band leader and genre hopping roots rock artist, Wily Bo Walker returns with the concluding part of his 2015 trilogy of solo albums. ‘Moon Over Indigo’ comes complete with … Continue reading

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Album review: SPOOKY TOOTH – The Island Years (An Anthology) 1967-74

SPOOKY TOOTH – The Island Years (An Anthology) 1967-74

This is an edited version of the interview with Spooky Tooth keyboard player/vocalist Mike Harrison that appeared on the Pete Feenstra Feature, Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 17 May 2015 (13:16) UMC [Release date 27.04.15] ‘The Island Years’ is a … Continue reading

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Album review: WILY BO WALKER & KARENA K – A Long Way From Heaven

WILY BO WALKER & KARENA K – A Long Way From Heaven

Mescal Canyon [Released 12.12.14] From the opening, sharply contrasting but perfectly synchronised vocals of Wily Bo Walker’s Tom Waits style growl, and Kareña K’s  fluttering retorts, you will either love or recoil from ‘A Long Way From Heaven’.  Happily the … Continue reading

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Album review: CARL CARLTON – Lights Out In Wonderland

Carl Carlton - Lights Out In Wonderland

          Caroline International [Release date 24.11.14] Carl Carlton is an American based German songwriter, musical director, producer and triple Grammy Award nominee whose credits include Robert Palmer, Eric Burdon, Herman Brood, Mink Deville, Joe Cocker and … Continue reading

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Album review : THE SIDNEY GREEN STREET BAND – The Sidney Green Street Band

The Sidney Green Street Band

Self release [Release date 03.07.14] The Sidney Green Street Band is a decent New Jersey based, bar room band with a fine musical pedigree. The band comprises top notch muso’s with a CV that includes Ian Hunter, John Cale, Gary … Continue reading

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Album review: JIM STAPLEY – Long Time Coming

Jim Stapley - Long Time Coming

Mita  [Released 13.10.14] If you pair together a young up and coming singer-songwriter with a veteran rock producer sparks will surely fly. Jim Stapley is no ordinary singer and Tony Visconti is an A-list producer, and ‘Long Time Coming’ is … Continue reading

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Album review: MATT ANDERSEN – Weightless

Matt Andersen - Weightless

True North [Release date 14.04.14] Produced by former Blasters sax player and Los Lobos producer Steve Berlin, ‘Weightless’ puts the emphasis squarely on songs, catchy hooks and a subtle sonic landscape that nestles Matt Andersen’s emotive baritone vocal. Released by … Continue reading

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Album review: ROSCO LEVEE AND THE SOUTHERN SLIDE – Get It While You Can

Rosco Levee And The Southern Slide

Red Train Records Records [Release date 27.01.14] ‘Get It While You Can’ wrestles with the common problem of a Brit band trying to sound authentic on material that evokes the deep south with some shit kicking roots rock. Rosco leads … Continue reading

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Quick plays: HAPPYNESS, THE DAVID LIBERTY BAND, DIRTY THRILLS, UNCLE SID, JOE COCKER

The David Liberty Band

HAPPYNESS – Happyness EP Weird Smiling [Release date 06.01.14] Three-piece band from south London consisting of Johnny Allan, Benji Compston and Ashley Cooper. This is their self-produced debut EP and they certainly pack a lot if instrumentation in for a … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE COCKER – Live At Montreux 1987

Joe Cocker - Live In Montreux 1987

Eagle Rock (CD/DVD) [Release date 07.10.13] Joe Cocker’s career started in 1961, although he didn’t release a solo album until 1969. Remarkably the songs he is best known for singing were written by other people, yet he has the ability to … Continue reading

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