Today’s album of the day is You Better Move On by Arthur Alexander

How can you not love the man who wrote such gems as You Better Move On and Anna (Go to Him)? The Rolling Stones and The Beatles recorded these songs and his first single, Sally Sue Brown – sadly missing from this compilation – which was later recorded by Bob Dylan, an impressive triple play.

My favourite tracks:

  • You Better Move On
  • Anna (Go to Him)
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Today’s album of the day is Man of the World by Peter Green

This compilation album – including both studio and live tracks from (the real!) Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers, Peter Green Splinter Group and solo work over 20 years – is a great way to sample some of Peter Green’s amazing guitar playing.

My favourite tracks:

  • Fast Talkin’ Woman Blues
  • Uranus
  • Walkin’ The Road
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Another day another dolour, I’m in the mood for some Blues today and being fresh off my Stiff trip I thought I’d start with an English Bluesman. Eric Clapton or Peter Green? Not an easy choice, but I’ve come down on the side of Peter Green for today’s feature album. After all, BB King and John Mayall are big fans of his playing …

BB King said of Peter Green:

 
the only guitar player to make me sweat

John Mayall, in response to Mike Vernon inquiry “Where’s Eric Clapton?”, as he was about to produce the 1967 John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers album “A Hard Road”:

 
He’s not with us anymore, he left us a few weeks ago … Don’t worry, we got someone better.

 

 
I don’t know which came first, thinking about writing 12 Bars Blue or listening to Ian Dury’s New Boots and Panties on vinyl yesterday, but I seem to be in the mood for UK Pub Rock and New Wave music.

So today it’s been all Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe … ah, the second half of the ’70s when the albums were Stiff, not the knees!

 

Today’s album of the day isĀ  Tracks on Wax 4 by Dave Edmunds

Released in 1978, this is the first Rockpile collaboration. As seems typical of Dave Edmunds material, there’s not a bad track on it.

My favourite tracks:

  • Not A Woman, Not A Child
  • What Looks Best On You
  • A.1. On The Jukebox