Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Bert Jansch CD/LP Book Coming

Earth Records is releasing an historical series on guitarist Bert Jansch. Bert Jansch – A Man I'd Rather Be (Part 1) is available for pre-order now and will be shipped Jan 26th.

Covering the first four albums of Jansch's career, Bert Jansch, It Don’t Bother Me, Jack Orion, Bert and John,  the set arrives in hardback book for with 4 LPs or CDs included.
Bert Jansch – A Man I'd Rather Be (Part 1) is £35 for the CD or £60 for the LP version.

You can preorder at Earth Records.

Jansch is an acoustic finger style guitarist who Jimmy Page was heavily influenced by. Page is quoted as saying:

At one point, I was absolutely obsessed with Bert Jansch. When I first heard that LP, I couldn’t believe it. It was so far ahead of what everyone else was doing. No one in America could touch that.
In fact, it is generally conceded that Page used a Jansch arrangement of the Irish ballad Blackwaterside, that Jansch himself likely heard from Davy Graham,  and used it as Black Mountain Side.

Six years ago a 45RPM single was released of Jansch's BlackWaterside as part of Record Store Day.




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Monday, January 15, 2018

The Led Zeppelin Podcast #136

In Episode 136 of Ramble on Radio, I discuss the upcoming year of Led Zeppelin's 50th Anniversary, plus the connection between the Dec 2007 O2 show and the Raising Sand album, released the same year.





You can download Ramble on Radio at Podbean, or stream the podcast through the Podbean app.

You can also listen to and stream The Led Zeppelin Podcast at Stitcher Radio, or listen through the Stitchers app.

You can subscribe on iTunes. If you subscribe via iTunes, be sure to leave a review.  Ramble on Radio is now also available on “Google Play

Listen on Google Play Music


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Friday, January 12, 2018

Robert Plant to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.


RP is to be awarded the 2018 UK Americana Lifetime Achievement Award at the UK Americana Awards on February 1st.










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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Robert Plant Festival of Disruption DVD

Robert Plant is releasing a DVD of his performance at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption. Coming February 9th, the DVD, Live at David Lynch's Festival of Disruption will feature Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters at the festival in LA on October 2016.

The Festival of Disruption is put on by director David Lynch and bills itself as a "music, art, film & creativity festival with artists hand-picked by David Lynch. Proceeds go to The David Lynch Foundation."

The DVD will feature 8-songs:

Poor Howard
Turn It Up
Black Dog
Medley: The Enchanter / Rainbow
Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
Little Maggie
Medley: Hoochie Coochie Man / Whole Lotta Love / Mona
Going To California

Bonus Feature

David Lynch On Creativity
David Lynch On Meditation
David Lynch On Music

Personally, I'm buying it for the David Lynch on Meditation feature!









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