Inspired guitar work from the 1972 album Clear Spot. ‘Mister Zoot Horn Rollo, hit that long lunar note. And let it float.’
I think this may have been the first single I bought, certainly among the first few. Billy Fury, like Bobby Darin whom I mentioned a few days ago, had rheumatic … Continue readingBilly Fury: Like I’ve Never Been Gone
A divertimento, from the Italian divertire ‘to amuse’, is a light and entertaining piece. It doesn’t mean that it isn’t wonderful music. This is one of dozens that Mozart wrote. … Continue readingMozart: Divertimento K136
I WAS going to do a Midweek Hymn continuing the Resurrection theme, but the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka have made me change my plans. I am shocked … Continue readingI Know That My Redeemer Liveth
Not many songs around about growing up affluent. Here’s one, from Loudon’s 1991 album Fame and Wealth.
UNLESS you come from Lancashire you will not have heard of Wandering Walter. Yet he is a legend in these parts and probably the funniest comedian I ever saw, although … Continue readingWandering Walter
One of the all-time great songs. Written by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach for the 1933 musical Roberta. Taken from Ferry’s 1974 album Another Time, Another Place.
The bowler’s Holding, the batsman’s Willey.
This has been viewed a zillion times but it still cracks us up and if you have never seen it we envy you.
A true comic gem from the 1980s. The student foursome are on the train to Manchester, where they will appear on University Challenge. ‘Bambi’ is the then presenter Bamber Gascoigne.