It's been so hot today there's been an alligator found on the Itchen Navigation
- No One Will Ever Know - Billy and Harry
from Back to Basics - Billy and Harry
Time to put some wood in the stove, the coffee pot on the boil, butter the toast and play some music. This week we're off to Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, the Cabbage Patch in Twickenham and the Spyglass on Ragamuffin Mike's diamond Wight island
- Brer Rabbit: My Laughing Place Jack Williams
- Laughing In The Face Of The Blues Jack Williams
from Jack Williams, (above left), album Laughing In The Face Of The Blues. Uncle Jack and Uncle Remus what a great combination.
- Brer Rabbit and The Tar Baby David Clark
David Clark (above right), is a gifted writer and storyteller and the album Tales From Uncle Remus is one to savour.
- High Cotton Jack Williams
Completing the sandwich, Jack Williams from his album Laughing In The Face Of The Blues.
- Sudden Love Eric Andersen
- Shape Of A Broken Heart Eric Andersen
As we recorded this programme Eric Andersen is on the second phase of his tour playing Scotland after dates in England. The full tour is avaialble on his website: Eric Andersen A rare opportunity to hear such a gifted performer here.
- King Harvest (Robbie Robertson) Jack
Wonderful cover of a classic song from the Band taken from Jack Williams peerless album Don't Let Go.
- Wish I Was (Mickey Newbury)Jack
Jack Williams was on the road with the late Mickey Newbury and who better to cover one of his classic songs than Jack Williams. Again from Don't Let Go. Priceless
- Bed Slats 'n All (Will Shade)JC, Angelina Grimshaw and Friends
The penultimate song from a Grimshaw evening at the Spyglass, Ventnor, Isle of Wight recorded by Ragamuffin Mike on May 14th, 2008. The song is by Will Shade of the Memphis Jug Band with JC Grimshaw mandolin and vocals, Angelina Grimshaw guitar and vocals, Dave Godby dobro, James Good harmonica, 'Toots' Butler clarinet.
- I'm Going To Get It JC, Angelina Grimshaw and Friends
Not sure who wrote this but its got a the stamp of the Grimshaws all over it. A belting closer to another cracking evening at the Spyglass.
- Gamble Rogers Bob
for the Gamble Rogers Festival website.
- Black Label Blues Gamble Rogers
From the Gamble Rogers website a classic song dedicated to Tennessee 'sour mash' drinkin' whiskey.
- Gamble Rogers Bob Patterson interview
continuing Bob Patterson's interview for the Gamble Rogers Festival website
- Gambles Guitar (Michael Smith) Doug
Doug sings Michael Smith's classic song about Gamble Rogers. Michael Smith is I believe a fellow artist with Jack Williams on Wind River and the writer of Hobo's Mandolin.
- Walk Proud My Son Tom
Tom Shed is a regular at the Gamble Rogers Festival and like all the artists here is right in the vein of that storytelling tradition championed by Gamble Rogers. This is from Tom's album Live At The Thomas Centre.
- Sunshine State Grant
"Grant Peoples played the night before the festival at The Milltop Tavern in the old St. Augustine 's Spanish Quarter. The Milltop is known as the "Chamber of the Arts" as it has always been a "hang-out" for poets, painters, folkies, etc. Its where I met Gamble Rogers (several times) and where I hung on every word he said. he was kinda like Ramblin' Jack Elliott because you never knew when the discussion might take off on a story he would tell with all of the colloquialisms, exaggerations, similes and metaphors that would keep Mark Twain on his toes. So, included is his "Sunshine State" a fun-poking look at this over-sized peninsula." - Doug Bowman
- No One Will Ever Know - Billy and Harry
from Back to Basics - Billy and Harry from Bellbuckle, Tennessee.
UNCLE JACK AND UNCLE REMUS
ON UK TOUR - ERIC ANDERSEN
Eric Andersen first extended tour of the UK and hopefully the first of more. Ragamuffin Mike went to the Cabbage Patch, Twickenham for the opening night and brought a brace of albums both available from the brilliant Appleseed Records label. From the albums we play:
DON'T LET GO - JACK WILLIAMS
LIVE FROM THE SPYGLASS, VENTNOR - JC, ANGELINA GRIMSHAW AND FRIENDS
GAMBLE ROGERS FESTIVAL - ST AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
We tip our hats to the music and the man, Gamble Rogers, with help from Doug Bowman who has pointed us in the right direction.
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