Today’s album of the day is C’est Fab! by François Hardy

Another survivor from before my days in Canada. OK, so I was 17 when I bought this EP … just look at the cover! I learned more French from listening to the four songs on this disk than I did in 5 years of French classes at school, though I did learn more in my final year when those of us taking Maths and Science A levels had French Conversation a couple of times a week with a young lady from Paris who looked a lot like Mlle. Hardy.

Évidemment années soixante, évidemment fran├žais, toujours belle.

My favourite track:

  • Tous Les Garçons et Les Filles
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Today’s album of the day is George Thorogood and the Destroyers by George Thorogood

I became a fan of this band the first time I heard them on the radio. They became a top five entry in my best live band I’ve seen list after a concert in The Music Hall in Toronto way back when – the entire audience was up and dancing and the management tried (unsuccessfully) to stop the show a few times as they were worried that the balcony would come down!
High energy slide guitar playing at its best.

My favourite tracks:

  • Delaware Slide
  • I’ll Change My Style
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And, of course,
  • House Rent Boogie/One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
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Today’s album of the day is For Adults Only by Snatch and the Poontangs

Here’s a rarity, an album of risque blues by a trio identified as The Hawk, Prince Wunnerful, and The Mouth who were in reality Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis, and Delmar “Mighty Mouth” Evans from The Johnny Otis Show. X-rated lyrics and an X-rated inside cover (see below the break) and some truly excellent guitar from the 15 year old Shuggie. You may recognise the second selection as a reworking of the Johnny Otis song Willy and the Hand Jive, complete with that lovely Bo Diddley beat.

My favourite tracks:

  • Two Time Slim
  • Hey shine
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Today’s album of the day is My Generation by The Who

This one’s for Amy … The first album of the Mods favourite and the LOUDEST band in the land. Watch the young Keith Moon, later to be the inspiration for Animal, the drummer in the Muppets house band!

My favourite tracks:

  • My Generation
  • The Kids Are Alright
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Today’s album of the day is Gets Next to You by Al Green

It was the ’70s, so get past the suit; forget that he was to become the Reverend Al Green of the Full Gospel Tabernacle following an assault with a pan of hot grits by a girlfriend who then shot herself.

Concentrate on the voice and enjoy my picks, his version of the Temptations hit and his first of seven consecutive gold singles.

My favourite tracks:

  • I Can’t Get Next To You
  • Tired Of Being Alone
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