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Jackson Browne

This week’s offering will be a look at the music of… wait for it… Jackson Browne (wouldn’t have guessed from the headline, would you?)

See you in the Cavern,

0151R Electric Folk Remastered

A show I remasterd in terms of the script, but the content remained unchanged.  I was tempted, but I’m glad I didn’t succumb.  Very well attended, max 25, 19 for most of the show – more than we had for the first broadcast 🙂  Very gratifying.


Warning.  Do not listen to the lyrics from Hokey Pokey if you are of delicate constitutiuon.

Title Artists Album Year
Ordinary Man Christy Moore Ordinary Man 1989
Hokey Pokey (The Ice Cream Song) Richard & Linda Thompson Hokey Pokey 1974
Late on Lady Day Decameron Mammoth Special 1974
Benedictus Strawbs Grave New World 1972
The Cocktail Cowboy Dave Pegg The Cocktail Cowboy Goes it Alone 1984
Broomfield Hill The Albion Band Stella Maris 1987
The Big Wheel Runrig The Big Wheel 1991

Main Show

Barkbrödslåten Kebnekajse Kebnekajse II 1973
Gallows Pole Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III 1970
Rock Harp Alan Stivell Back to Breizh 2000
McConnell’s Rant Shooglenifty Troots 2007
Bourrée Malicorne Colin 1974
Ceth’s Dance Bleizi Ruz Musiques Et Danses De Bretagne 1973
Pinch Of Snuff Five Hand Reel For A’that 1977
Kickdancer Donal Lunny Coolfin 1998
Kalyope Driver Dando Shaft Reaping the Harvest 1990
Galo Galan Xosé M Budiño Zume de Terra 2004
Moyasta Junction Davy Spillane Shadow Hunter 1990
Hoch Geiht De See De Drangdüwels Hold Fast 2003
Hamborger Veermaster De Drangdüwels Ahoi 2010
De Duun Matros De Drangdüwels Hold Fast 2003
Fährmann (Ferryman) Godewind Moin Moin 1980
Made In Freesland Godewind Made in Freesland 1986
Achter Dünen und Diek Godewind Achter Dünen und Diek 1991
Buachaill an Éirne Clannad Macalla 1985
Tobar an tSaoil (Well of Life) Clannad Nádúr 2013
Turning Tide Clannad Sirius 1987
Rollo, der Wikinger Torfrock …dat matscht so schön 1977
Omas Ludvig Hedningarna fiRe 1996
The Cuckoo Hedgehog Pie Just Act Normal 1978
The Knife Edge Richard Thompson Strict Tempo! 1981
Hanging Off The Edge Whapweasel Pack Of Jokers 2005
The Crowded River Runrig The Big Wheel 1991
The Road To Venezuela Stackridge Pinafore Days 1974
Tobermory Capercaillie Dusk Till Dawn, The Best Of Capercallie 2000


Dancing Decameron Third Light 1975
Bjork’s Chauffeur Shooglenifty Solar Shears 2001
Gaol Song The Oyster Band Step Outside 1986
Hero and Heroine Strawbs Hero and Heroine 1973
Hal-an-Tow The Oyster Band Step Outside 1986
Rock And Roll Away Decameron Third Light, Tomorrow’s Pantomime 1975
Level Pegging Dave Pegg The Cocktail Cowboy Goes it Alone 1984
An Dro Nevez Alan Stivell Chemins de terre 1974

179 The Wood and The Wire: guitar instrumentals

An idea that occurred to me a while ago, and at the time I didn’t think there would be many tracks that qualified.  Then I started to look properly, and my goodness, there are loads.

I did indulge myself a bit in choosing some of my own favourites, but Malaclypse and Hugh contributed too, Hugh helping with the classical/accoustic section in particular.

We had a good audience, especially considering we were still in the holiday period, and the folks in the cavern liked it.  We’ll start work on a follow-up


Title Artists Album Year
That Road Larry Carlton With Special Guest Robben Ford – Live In Tokyo 2007
Outward Bound Wishbone Ash New England 1976
Closed Door Jam Lee Ritenour Larry & Lee 1995
Weebles Wobble (But They Won’t Fall Down) John Renbourn Palermo Snow 2011
So What George Benson Beyond The Blue Horizon 1971

Main show

5 Minutes To Spare The Hellecasters The Return Of The Hellecasters 1993
Step On It Robben Ford Robben Ford & The Blue Line 1992
Guitar Boogie Chuck Berry One Dozen Berry’s 1958
Rene’s Theme Larry Coryell Spaces 1970
Receipt, Please Jim Hall & Ron Carter Alone Together 1972
Devil Take the Hindmost Allan Holdsworth Metal Fatigue 1985
Freeway Jam [feat. Mike Stern & Tomoyasu Hotei] Lee Ritenour 6 String Theory 2010
Bright Size Life Pat Metheny Bright Size Life 1976
So What Larry Carlton Last Nite 1987
Ode To A Kudu George Benson Beyond The Blue Horizon 1971
King Arthur’s Dream Jerry Donahue Telecasting 1986
New Nothynge John Renbourn Group The Nine Maidens 1985
Sonata per Rovene M.S.14 1, 2 Nicolo Paganini Complete Chamber Music 2004
Ponce – Prelude in E Major Andrés Segovia The Segovia Collection Volume 1 1987
Rondo in A Minor, Opus 2 Number 3 : Dionisio Aguado Julian Bream Music of Spain 2016
Juggling Kazuhito Yamashita Tippett – The Blue Guitar 2002
Favourite Things Martin Barre Stage Left 2003
Tom’s Martin Barre The Meeting 1996
Carl’s Big Chance The Beach Boys All Summer Long 1964
Deafinitely David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978
Rumble Link Wray Live at the Paradiso 1979
Bona Fide Wishbone Ash Bona Fide – Special Limited Edition 2006
Samba Pa Ti Santana Abraxas (1998 30th Anniv. Expanded Ed.) 1970
Song Of The Wind Santana Caravanserai 1972

Postshow:  Kid Charlemagne, Peg and In The Dead Of Night are included for their most excellent guitar solos, from Larry Carlton, Jay Graydon and Allan Holdsworth respectively.  The Wood and The Wire is the song I borrowed the title from:

The wood and the wire can claim a man
Dreams in his fingers, power in his hands
Louder than laughter, brighter than fire
The promise that lives in the wood and the wire

Crosstown Kids Lee Ritenour Larry & Lee 1995
Around the Bend Jerry Donahue Telecasting 1986
Burnable Larry Carlton With Special Guest Robben Ford – Live In Tokyo 2007
In The Dead Of Night UK UK 1978
Kid Charlemagne Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976
Peg Steely Dan Aja 1977
The Wood and The Wire Fairport Convention The Wood and The Wire 2000

The Wood and the Wire

This week’s outing is concerned with guitar instrumental work—from classical via Jazz through Rock’n’Roll to Fusion, there should be something for everybody in the mix.

See you in the Cavern,

050R Gold Remastered

A remastered version of our fiftieth anniversary show, inevitably titled Gold.  One track changed, and the script revamped with added Zing!  21 listeners, and the original show peaked at 25, so we’re doing something right.


Title Artists Album Year
When Blue Turns Gold Mahavishnu Orchestra Mahavishnu 1984
Golden Dilemma Gong Expresso II 1978
A Golden Age Rupert Hine The Wildest Wish To Fly 1983
Golden Birdies Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band Clear Spot 1972
Fool’s Gold Procol Harum Ninth 1975
Fools Gold Blondel The Amazing Elsie Emerald 2010
Golden Rings Godley – Creme Goodbye Blue Sky 1988
Greenfields, Golden Sands Yusuf [Cat Stevens] An Other Cup 2006

Main Show

The Gold Bug The Alan Parsons Project The Tun of a Friendly Card 1979
The Gold It’s In The . . . Pink Floyd Obscured by Clouds 1972
Goldrush Supertramp Slow Motion 2002
Burnin’ (Molten Gold) Free Free at Last 2002
Fools Gold Poco Crazy Eyes 1973
Golden Notebooks Gerry Mulligan The Age Of Steam 1971
Golden Strings Link Wray Link Wray & The Raymen 1960
Book Of Golden Stories Runrig The Stamping Ground 2001
City Of Gold BBM Around The Next Dream 1994
Cold Gold Larry Carlton With Special Guest Robben Ford – Live In Tokyo 2007
Gold Dust Woman Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Thing Of Gold Snarky Puppy groundUP 2012
Golden Brown Stranglers La Folie 1981
GoldenEye Wise Guys LIVE 1999
Blood and Gold/Mohacs Maddy Prior/June Tabor No More to the Dance 1988
Love Over Gold Dire Straits Love Over Gold 1982
Golden Years David Bowie Changes 1990
Heart of Gold Neil Young Harvest 1972
Pocketful Of Golden Robert Plant Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar 2014
Your Gold Teeth Steely Dan Countdown To Ecstasy 1973
14 Karat Gold Gordon Lightfoot Shadows 1982
Golden Slumbers The Beatles Abbey Road 1969
Golden Slumbers The  Jazz Crusaders Old Socks, New Shoes…New Socks, Old Shoes 1970


Gold-Tipped Boots, Black Jacket And Tie Jethro Tull Catfish Rising 1991
A Golden Handshake For Every Daughter China Crisis Diary – A Collection 1992
Band of Gold Freda Payne single 1970
Golden Mile Caravan The Album 1980
Solid Gold Easy Action T.Rex single 1972
Your Gold Teeth II Steely Dan Katy Lied 1975
Moonlight And Gold Gerry Rafferty One More Dream – The Very Best Of 1995
Golden Earth Girl Paul McCartney Off The Ground 1993

178 Review of the Year 2021

Our anniversary show is always a Review of the Year, where Ed picks his favourites from the previous year’s shows.  Now we are broadcasting Remastered shows on the alternate weeks, Ed takes his pick from just the new shows, 24 of them in the past year.  We broadcast our first show in August 2014. August 2021 marks the end of our seventh year of shows, and begins our eighth.  We had a good audience for the show too, something that doesn’t always happen in the holiday season.


Title Artists Album Year Show
Places to Go Tony Levin Resonator 2006 What’s That Sound? 154
Down Where the Drunkards Roll Richard & Linda Thompson I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight 1974 Richard Thompson 155
Good Vibrations The Beach Boys Smiley Smile 1967 Singing Together 156
The Lamplighter Ekseption Ekseption 3 1970 Going Dutch 157
Finishing The Hat Mandy Patinkin Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Far… Disc 3 2008 Stephen Sondheim 158
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor James Taylor Live 1993 James Taylor 159
Solsbury Hill Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel 1 (Car) 1977 Peter Gabriel 160

Main Show

Games Without Frontiers Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel 3 (Melt) 1980 Peter Gabriel 160
Jessica The Allman Brothers Band Brothers And Sisters 1973 Southern Rock 161
Southern Steel Steve Morse Band Southern Steel 1991 Southern Rock 161
Runaround Van Halen For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge 1991 Lost in 2020 162
Angie Baby Helen Reddy Free and Easy 1974 Lost in 2020 162
I Think of You Renaissance Turn of the Cards 1974 Rennaissance 163
Kings and Queens Renaissance Renaissance 1969 Rennaissance 163
Fashion David Bowie Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) 1980 MOULa 11th Anniversary 164
The Fez Steely Dan The Royal Scam 1976 MOULa 11th Anniversary 164
Observations from a Hill Family Family Entertainment 1969 Family 165
Coyote Joni Mitchell Shadows And Light 1979 International Women’s Day 166
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes In the 80s Collection 1981 International Women’s Day 166
Vulcan Worlds Return To Forever The Anthology 1974 Chick Corea 167
Roc Alpin Catherine Ribeiro + Alpes Paix 1972 French Prog 168
If You Need Somebody Bonnie Raitt Dig In Deep 2016 Conversations with the Blues 169
Redemption Joe Bonamassa Redemption 2018 Conversations with the Blues 169
She’s Gone Hall & Oates Abandoned Luncheonette 1973 Daryl Hall and John Oates 170
Timewhys Tonto’s Expanding Head Band Zero Time 1971 Malcolm Cecil 171
Twenty One Jan Hammer Group Oh Yeah? 1976 Power Fusion 172
The Lady Is A Tramp Frank Sinatra My Way: The Best Of Frank Sinatra 2002 Frank Sinatra 173


Lifetime Of A Journey Kaipa Keyholder 2003 Scandinavian Prog 174
I Am A Town Mary Chapin Carpenter The Essential Mary Chapin Carpenter 2004 …to look for America 175
America Simon & Garfunkel Almost Famous 2000 …to look for America 175
Funk It Funk Factory Funk Factory 1976 Play That Funky Music 176
Some Skunk Funk The Brecker Brothers The Brecker Bros. 1975 Play That Funky Music 176
Incense and Peppermints Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense and Peppermints 1968 We Love The Flower Girl 177

052R On The Road Again Remastered

A solo show, as Malaclypse was on holiday.  Script heavily updated, and postshow extended because there were still people listening… Thanks, guys.


Title Artists Album Year
a. Wat Ye Wha I Met The Streen; b. The Ribbons Of The Redheaded Girl; c. Ril Gan Ainm DaveSwarbrick Smiddyburn; Flittin 1996
Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow Dave Pegg The Cocktail Cowboy Goes It Alone… 1984
Here We Go Again Dave Mason Headkeeper 1972
Mischief Dave Greenslade The Pentateuch Of The Cosmogony 1979
Cars Gary Numan The Pleasure Principal 1979
I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound Tom Paxton Ramblin’ Boy 1964
Tomorrow’s Girls Donald Fagen Kamakiriad 1993
I Can See For Miles The Who The Who Sell Out 1967

Main Show

On the Road Again Canned Heat Boogie With Canned Heat 1968
On the Road Again The Lovin’ Spoonful Do You Believe in Magic 1965
On the Road Again Willie Nelson single 1979
Taxi Rosie Vela Zazu 1986
Taxi Driver The Hamsters Open All Hours 2004
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell Miles of Aisles 1974
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett The Wicked Pickett 1966
Drive Me Blodwyn Pig Getting To This 1970
Davy’s On The Road Again Manfred Mann’s Earth Band Watch (Remastered) 1978
Drive The Cars Heartbeat City 1984
Fun, Fun, Fun (Single Version) The Beach Boys Singles 1964
Highway Star Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
Joy Ride Lee Ritenour Treasure-Rit 2003
Texas Twister Little Feat Representing the Mambo 1990
Life in the Fast Lane Eagles Hell Freezes Over 1994
Ridin’ Thumb Three Dog Night Cyan 1973
I’m Gonna Be The Proclaimers Sunshine On Leith 1988
Midnite Cruiser Steely Dan Can’t Buy A Thrill 1972
Nobody’s Car Jethro Tull Under Wraps 1984
Gridlock Warren Zevon Transverse City 1989
Outward Bound Wishbone Ash New England 1976
The Road Less Traveled Joe Sample Ashes to Ashes 1990
L.A. Woman The Doors L.A. Woman 1971
The Long And Winding Road The Beatles Let It Be 1970


Extended.  Well, I had the tracks cued up and people were listening

Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac Rumours 1977
Rockin’ Down the Highway The Doobie Brothers Toulouse Street 1972
Road Trip Runrig Everything You See 2007
On The Western Skyline Bruce Hornsby And The Range The Way It Is 1986
Down The Road Little Feat Feats Don’t Fail Me Now 1974
Grease The Wheels JCM Heroes 2018
Crosstown Traffic The Hamsters Hamster Jam 1991
Just Another Country Road Robben Ford A Day In Nashville 2014
On This Winding Road Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Echo In The Valley 2017
Night Drive Michael Chapman Wrecked Again 1972
Roadsinger Yusuf Islam Roadsinger (To Warm You Through The Night) 2009
1952 Vincent Black LIghtning Richard Thompson Cambridge Folk Festival 2010
Open Road Wishbone Ash Number The Brave 1981
The Valley Road Bruce Hornsby & The Range Scenes From the Southside 1988
On Liberty Road Spyro Gyra Love & Other Obsessions 1995
Down The Road Stephen Stills, Manassas Down The Road 1973
Road Games Allan Holdsworth Road Games 1983
The Road Not Taken Bruce Hornsby & The Range Scenes From the Southside 1988
Riders On The Storm The Doors L.A. Woman 1971

On the Road Again Remastered

This week’s show will be an updated version of our second set of road songs from five years ago, to be enjoyed whether you’re in the car, the armchair, or wherever your travels take you.

See you in the Cavern,