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Friday, 28 October 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 302 - Neil Young

Decade - Neil Young
Reprise Records
Produced by Neil Young, Elliot Mazer, Tim Mulligan, and David Briggs
Released 28th October 1977
US Chart #43
UK Chart #46


Missing on the Playlist above is Deep Forbidden Lake and Campaigner.

Original Tracklisting
All songs written by Neil Young.

Side one
   01. "Down to the Wire" – 2:28
Previously unreleased (1977); performed with Buffalo Springfield members Stephen Stills and Richie Furay along with Dr. John; planned for inclusion on the unreleased album Stampede
    02. "Burned" – 2:15
        Performed by Buffalo Springfield;
appears on the album Buffalo Springfield (1966)
    03. "Mr. Soul" – 2:48
        Performed by Buffalo Springfield;
recorded live in the studio in New York City, New York, with guitar overdubs added subsequently; appears on the album Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
   04. "Broken Arrow" – 6:11
        Performed by Buffalo Springfield;
appears on the album Buffalo Springfield Again
    05. "Expecting to Fly" – 3:45
Appears on the album Buffalo Springfield Again but no band member other than Neil Young appears on the track
    06. "Sugar Mountain" – 5:43
Recorded live in concert on November 10, 1968 at the Canterbury House, Ann Arbor, Michigan; released as the B-side to "The Loner", February 21, 1969

Side two
    01. "I Am a Child" – 2:17
Appears on the Buffalo Springfield album Last Time Around (1968) but features no members of the band other than Neil Young and drummer Dewey Martin
    02. "The Loner" – 3:50
Appears on the album Neil Young (1968)
    03. "The Old Laughing Lady" – 5:59/5:38**
Appears on the album Neil Young (** - Edited version on 1990 CD reissue)
    04. "Cinnamon Girl" – 2:59
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse;
appears on the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)
    05. "Down by the River" – 9:16/9:00**
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse;
appears on the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

Side three
    01. "Cowgirl in the Sand" – 10:01
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse; appears on the album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    02. "I Believe in You" – 3:27
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse;
appears on the album After the Gold Rush (1970)
    03. "After the Gold Rush" – 3:45
Appears on the album After the Gold Rush
    04. "Southern Man" – 5:31
Appears on the album After the Gold Rush
    05. "Helpless" – 3:34
        Performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young;
appears on the album Déjà Vu (1970)

Side four
    01. "Ohio" – 2:56
        Performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young;
released as a single, June 1970 and later appeared on So Far, 1974
    02. "Soldier" – 2:28
Edited version originally from the album Journey Through the Past (1972)
    03. "Old Man" – 3:21
Appears on the album Harvest (1972)
    04. "A Man Needs a Maid" – 3:58
Appears on the album Harvest
   05.  "Harvest" – 3:08
Appears on the album Harvest
    06. "Heart of Gold" – 3:06
Appears on the album Harvest
    07. "Star of Bethlehem" – 2:46
Appears on the album American Stars 'n Bars (1977); originally recorded in November 1974

Side five
    01."The Needle and the Damage Done" – 2:02
Recorded live in concert on January 30, 1971 at the Royce Hall, University of California, Westwood, Los Angeles, California; appears on the album Harvest
    02. "Tonight's the Night" (Part 1) – 4:41
Appears on the album Tonight's the Night (1975); originally recorded in 1973
    03. "Tired Eyes" – 4:33
Appears on the album Tonight's the Night
    04. "Walk On" – 2:40
Appears on the album On the Beach (1974)
    05. "For the Turnstiles" – 3:01
Appears on the album On the Beach
    06. "Winterlong" – 3:05
Previously unreleased; appeared on certain acetate pressings of Tonight's The Night
    07. "Deep Forbidden Lake" – 3:39
Previously unreleased

Side six
    01. "Like a Hurricane" – 8:16
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse;
previously unreleased (but originally recorded in November 1975); different lead vocal dub than version on American Stars 'n Bars (Regular version on 1990 reissue CD)
    02. "Love Is a Rose" – 2:16
Previously unreleased
    03. "Cortez the Killer" – 7:29
        Performed by Neil Young & Crazy Horse;
appears on the album Zuma (1975)
    04. "Campaigner" – 3:30
Previously unreleased
    05. "Long May You Run" – 3:48
        Performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young;
previously unreleased; original mix (without Crosby and Nash) appears on the Stills-Young Band album Long May You Run (1976)

Singles taken from Decade
 A-Side: Sugar Mountain
Recorded Live at The Cantebury House, Ann Arbor, Michigan 1968

Canadian/US Single
Did Not Chart

Recorded Live at University of California 1971

Decade was the first and is probably the best compilation of Neil Young's material. The album was compiled by Young himself and was drawn from albums released between 1968 - 1977. A planned Decade II was shelved in favour of Young's own planned mammoth Archive  Vol. 1 set that was released in 2009 and spotlighted 1963 - 1972.

Besides his own Solo material there are songs from Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and the Stills - Young Band represented on the album. Two albums in particular were not not mined for songs for this Decade set - the 1973 live album Time Fades Away and 4 Way Street by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

This album contains a good number of my favourite Neil Young songs.

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 301 - Motörhead

Bomber - Motörhead
Produced by Jimmy Miller
Released 27th October 1979
UK Chart #12

    Lemmy Kilmister – lead vocals, bass
    "Fast" Eddie Clarke - guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Step Down"
    Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor - drums

Single on Bomber

A-Side Bomber
Released December 1979
UK Chart #34

B-Side: Over The Top.

Was released in Blue Vinyl

TV Performance 1979

Motörhead are one of those bands that were loved by Rockers and Punks and a lot of that probably had to do with Lemmy's embracing of bands like Ramones and The Damned.

Bomber was their third studio album and their second of 1979 (Overkill had been released in March and reached #24 in the album charts). Lemmy had thought that if the band had the opportunity to road test these songs before recording them the album might have been better, but nevertheless the album became their highest placed of their first three long players reaching #12.

Producer was Jimmy Miller who had worked with the Rolling Stones between 1968-73. He was let go by them due to his heroin habit. So Bomber was a bit of a comeback for him but it wasn't too long before he was back on the smack! It's interesting that the opening song on the album, Dead Man Tell No Tales, is specifically an anti-heroin song!

Critics felt that the songs on the album weren't as strong as those on Overkill but there's a few on it that are considered classics by Motörhead fans (Stone Dead Forever, Dead Men Don't Tell Tales and Bomber in particular).

The title track was recorded by Girlschool in 1981 and released on the  The St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP.

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Natalie Merchant - Happy Birthday

(Photo by Dan Winters)

Happy Birthday to Natalie Merchant who was born on this day in 1963.

Hard Rock Live
6th March 1993

10,000 Maniacs & Natalie Merchant Playlist

Where I Go
Live on The Andrew Marr Show

Aquostic II - That's A Fact! - Status Quo (October 2016)

Aquostic II – That’s A Fact!  - Status Quo
Fourth Chord Records Ltd
Released 21st October 2016

Deluxe Version Disc 1

Deluxe Edition CD 1 Tracklist
1. That's A Fact
2. Roll Over Lay Down
3. Dear John
4. In The Army Now
5. Hold You Back
6. One For The Road
7. Backwater
8. One Of Everything
9. Belavista Man
10. Lover Of The Human Race
11. Ice In The Sun
12. Mess Of The Blues
13. Jam Side Down
14. Resurrection
15. Lies
16. Little Dreamer
17. Living On An Island
18. Is Someone Rocking Your Heart?
19. Rockers Rollin'

Deluxe Edition CD 2 [Live In Stuttgart]
01. And It's Better Now
02. Pictures Of Matchstick Men
03. Don't Drive My Car
04. Claudie
05. Whatever You Want
06. Rocking All Over The World

The album is also released as a 14 track CD and a 20 Track Double Vinyl Album (Which includes For You which is not on the CD).

Aquostic II – That’s A Fact! - Standard Edition
01. That’s A Fact
02. Roll Over Lay Down
03. Dear John
04. In The Army Now
05. Hold You Back
06. One For The Road [New Song]
07. Backwater
08. One Of Everything [New Song]
09. Belavista Man
10. Lover Of The Human Race
11. Ice In The Sun
12. Mess Of The Blues
13. Jam Side Down
14. Resurrection

Status Quo
Aquostic Live in Hyde Park
for BBC Radio 2
11th September 2016
 1. Pictures Of Matchstick Men
2. Paper Plane
3. Caroline
4. What You're Propsin'
5. Claudie
6. That's A Fact
7. Hold you Back
8. Rollin' Home
9. Down Down
10. Whatever You Want
11. Rockin' All Over The World
12. Burning Bridges


The first Aquostic album from Status Quo was a real surprise and actually quite brilliant. It was strange hearing them in this way (not that they hadn't done acoustic driven songs before because they had) for a complete album and live. It showed that there was more to the Quo than the 12 Bar Boogie that was often their lot.

With the news that they are out on the road under the banner of The Last Night Of The Electrics Tour one is left to ponder what future Quo shows will be like. Rick Parfitt, due to health issues is not on the road but is still involved in other capacities. They are off to Australia in 2017 and will be performing their Aquostic material.

The second Aquostics album was released five days ago and once again opinion is divided with some saying it's "just a Francis Rossi solo album" (there's a few reviews on Amazon that are saying that) and others are more welcoming (Read Dave Wilson's review for Get Ready To Rock!).

I understand that some might be upset with the style of songs like Roll Over Lay Down, Dear John, Backwater (which I'm more used to hearing Alan Lancaster singing), but I guess that they are so new to our ears that they take a bit of getting used to.

Whilst not as strong as the first Aquostic - Stripped Bare album Aquostics II - That's A Fact! does have some good moments. Some interesting string arrangements turn up in unexpected places like That's A Fact that first appeared on the Blue For You album and Hold You Back (which was on the Rockin' All Over The World album) which when it starts you think it sounds like a mad folk song!

All in all it's not a bad album but you'll have to get used to this sound because this might just be what the Status Quo of the future sound like!

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 300 - The Clash

Super Black Market Clash - The Clash
Produced by Mickey Foote, Bill Price, Mikey Dread and The Clash
Released 26th October 1993 

Super Black Market Clash
CD Version

Was released as 3 x 10" Vinyl Records
Track Listing
 A1 1977 (B-Side of White Riot)   
A2 Protex Blue*   
A3 Deny*   
A4 Cheat*   
A5 48 Hours*   
A6 Listen (Excerpt appeared on Capital Radio Single given away in 1977. This full version was exclusive to this collection)
B1 Jail Guitar Doors (B-Side of Clash City Rockers)  
B2 The City Of The Dead (B-Side of Complete Control)   
B3 The Prisoner  (B-Side of (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais)  
B4 Pressure Drop (B-Side of English Civil War)   
B5 1-2 Crush On You (B-Side of Tommy Gun)
C1 Groovy Times**    
C2 Gates Of The West**    
C3 Capital Radio Two**    
C4 Time Is Tight (first appeared on Black Market Clash 1980)

D1 Justice Tonight/Kick It Over (B-Side of London Calling)   
D2 Robber Dub (B-Side of Bankrobber)

E1 Stop The World (B-Side of The Call Up)   
E2 The Cool Out (B-Side of The Magnificent Seven)  
E3 First Night Back In London (B-Side of Know Your Rights)   
E4 Long Time Jerk (B-Side of Rock The Casbah)    
E5 Cool Confusion (B-Side of Should I Stay or Should I Go)
F1 The Magnificent Dance
(B-Side of The Magnificent Seven)    
F2 Radio Clash (B-Side of This Is Radio Clash)
F3 Mustapha Dance (B-Side of Rock The Casbah)

*Taken from the Debut Album. These tracks were not included in the US Release of the The Clash that came out two years after it was released in the UK. They were also not included on the CD or Cassette version of the album.

 ** Featured on the Cost of Living EP   

CD Running Order a little bit different
Jail Guitar Doors    
City Of The Dead    
The Prisoner    
Pressure Drop    
1-2 Crush On You    
Groovy Times    
Gates Of The West    
Capital Radio Two    
Time Is Tight    
Justice Tonight/Kick It Over    
Robber Dub    
The Cool Out    
Stop The World
The Magnificent Dance    
Radio Clash    
First Night Back In London
Long Time Jerk    
Cool Confusion    
Mustapha Dance

Black Market Clash - The Clash
Epic 10" Vinyl
Produced by Mickey Dread, Mickey Foote, The Clash  and Bill Price
Released October 1980
US Chart #74
 New Zealand Chart #15
Not Released in the UK


On this day in 1993 the Super Black Market Clash album was released, thirteen years after the original Black Market Clash was issued as a 10" album in the USA & Canada (it wasn't released in the UK but I do recall that you could get it on import).

The Super Black Market Clash album was a very extended version of the 1980 Record, containing 25 tracks if you bought the 3 X 10" Vinyl version and 21 tracks on the CD and Cassette. It's mainly B-Sides but it does shed light on what great flip sides they had (apart from the terrible 1-2 Crush on You!). I wish they had kept Capital Radio One on the album instead of replacing it with the Cost of Living EP version.

I was listening to the album last night and it was a nice reminder of just how good they were back in the day. I have to say though that I much prefer the first thirteen songs more than the last 8 tracks on the CD (not a huge fan of a lot of the "dance" stuff they were doing then).

 Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Keeping It Peel 2016 - Reggae Peel Sessions

John Peel played all sorts of music on his shows including pop, reggae, indie pop, indie rock, alternative rock, punk, hardcore punk, breakcore, grindcore, death metal, British hip hop, electronic music, jungle and dance music. It's always good to remember that bands and artists who had only just begun (and some didn't even have a record contract) got a good leg up from recording a Peel Session. Many bands owe a tremendous debt to him for basically making their careers happen!

Reggae Music was always very popular on his shows and he played many tracks that would never have gotten an airing on any other radio show on the BBC at the time. 

When it came to the Peel Sessions he was on the ball bringing in a wide variety UK Reggae bands like Aswad, Black Roots, Matumbi, Misty in Roots, Reggae Regulars, Steel Pulse, UB40 and Zion Train. Occasionally he would have overseas Reggae "Stars" and there is nothing so sweet as hearing the sessions from Prince Far I (his only session and a magnificent one indeed), Culture, Mad Professor, Mikey Dread and The Twinkle Brothers. He even had Bob Marley & The Wailers back in 1973 do two sessions.

I have not included any of the Two Tone Sessions in the Playlist below. That would be deserving of a playlist in its own right.

Keeping It Peel 2016
Reggae Peel Sessions

45RPM: #116 Fairytale In The Supermarket - The Raincoats (1979)

Fairytale In The Supermarket - The Raincoats
Rough Trade (RT 013)
Produced by Mayo Thompson and Geoff Travis
Released April 1979

 A-Side Fairytale In The Supermarket

B1 In Love

B2 Adventures Close To Home


One of my favourite Post-Punk singles from way back in 1979 is by The Raincoats and was released on Rough Trade Records.

By the time this single appeared the band were now an all-female set up featuring: 

 Ana da Silva – vocals, keyboards and guitar
 Gina Birch – vocals and bass guitar
 Palmolive – drums
 Vicky Aspinall – vocals, guitar, bass guitar and violin

Palmolive (Paloma McLardy) had been a member of The Slits (she was actually the second former member of The Slits to be part of the band as Kate Korus had been the original guitarist in 1976 and had been a part of The Raincoats a shortwhile before going off to form the Mo-dettes under her name Kate Korris) and prior to joining The Raincoats had been playing drums for  Pre-Spizzenergi Spizzoil. She had left The Slits after tensions between band members and their manager at the time Malcom McLaren surfaced. Palmolive had written a number of the early songs of The Slits.

Vicky Aspinall had joined the band after answering an advert she saw in a bookshop in Camden Town. The classically trained violinist had previously played in a Woman's Collective called Jam Today who played a hybrid of Jazz and Rock.

Gina and Ana were founding members of the group that first began in 1977. Early members of the band included drummer Nick Turner who left to form The Barracudas (whom he also left to be a founding member of Lords of the New Church), Patrick Keiller (he would later go on to become a film maker) and Richard Dudanski also had a moment on the drumstool (he had previously played with Joe Strummer on The 101ers and would go on to play with Public Image Ltd and Basement 5).

The Raincoats hit the road touring with the all-female Kleenex from Switzerland, their distinctly non-commercial sound did not appeal to everyone; after witnessing an early performance by the band, Danny Baker remarked that: "They are so bad that every time a waiter drops a tray we'd all get up and dance."

I liked them regardless of what Baker thought!

Let The Day Be Peel...Let The Day Start!: Day 299 - Keeping It Peel

On this day in 2004 the news broke that beloved DJ John Peel had died of a heart attack in Peru whilst on a working holiday. Peel of course was more than a DJ, he wrote columns for newspapers, presented Home Truths on Radio 4, was like part of the furniture on live tv broadcasts like Glastonbury and also an occasional presenter on Top of the Pops.

In addition to his Radio 1 show (he was one of the longest serving DJ's on the station dating back to 1967), Peel broadcast as a disc jockey on the BBC World Service, on the British Forces Broadcasting Service (John Peel's Music on BFBS) for 30 years, VPRO Radio3 in the Netherlands, YLE Radio Mafia in Finland, Ö3 in Austria (Nachtexpress), and on Radio 4U, Radio Eins (Peel ...), Radio Bremen (Ritz) and some independent radio stations around FSK Hamburg in Germany. As a result of his BFBS programme he was voted, in Germany, "Top DJ in Europe".

Here's the final show that John Peel broadcast for the BBC from his home (Peel Acres) on 14th October 2004 featuring a session by Trencher.

When Punk arrived on the scene John Peel was quick on the uptake playing the many of the bands from America associated with Punk/New Wave like the Ramones as early as May 1976 when he played Judy is a Punk and the night after played three tracks from the debut album by the band, The Runaways, Richard Hell, Suicide, Pere Ubu, and The Fast. He was also the first DJ to play New Rose by The Damned, (I'm) Stranded by The Saints and Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols a full week before it's official release. He played artists on Stiff Records (playing Nick Lowe's So It Goes five shows in a row), had The Vibrators as the first Punk band to do a Studio Session followed in December by The Damned's first session that was broadcast one Friday evening as part of a spotlight on the whole Punk Scene (not that all the music he played as you will hear below was actually "Punk").

The Punk Show
10th December 1976

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!

Monday, 24 October 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 298 - Live at The Apollo

Live at The Apollo Theater - Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band
Bruce Springsteen Archives
Recorded 9th March 2012
Released November 2014
Mixed by Bob Clearmountain
Mastered by Bob Ludwig

(Click on Links to see Video Footage)
 We Take Care of Our Own
Wrecking Ball
Death to My Hometown
My City of Ruins
The E Street Shuffle
Jack of All Trades
Shackled and Drawn
Waitin' on a Sunny Day
The Promised Land
Mansion on the Hill
The Way You Do The Things You Do
The Rising
We Are Alive
Thunder Road
* * *
Rocky Ground (with Michelle Moore)
Land of Hope and Dreams/People Get Ready
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Hold On, I'm Comin'

The E Street Band

    Bruce Springsteen – lead vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, harmonica, piano
    Roy Bittan – piano, synthesizer, accordion
    Nils Lofgren – rhythm guitar, lead guitar, pedal steel guitar, acoustic guitar, accordion, background vocals
    Patti Scialfa – background vocals, some duet vocals, acoustic guitar, occasional tambourine 
    Garry Tallent – bass guitar, background vocals, rare tuba
    Steven Van Zandt – rhythm guitar, lead guitar, mandolin, acoustic guitar, background vocals, occasional featured lead vocal
    Max Weinberg – drums, rare tambourine
    Soozie Tyrell – violin, acoustic guitar, percussion, background vocals
    Charles Giordano – organ, accordion, electronic glockenspiel, rare piano, occasional background vocals

The E Street Horns:
    Jake Clemons – saxophone, percussion, background vocals
    Eddie Manion – saxophone, percussion
    Curt Ramm – trumpet, percussion
    Barry Danielian – trumpet, percussion
    Clark Gayton – trombone, tuba, percussion

The E Street Choir:
    Curtis King – background vocals, tambourine
    Cindy Mizelle – background vocals, tambourine
    Michelle Moore – background vocals, rapping on Rocky Ground

    Everett Bradley – percussion, background vocals


The Way You Do The Things You Do / 634-5789

I was thinking about The Apollo Theater in Harlem this morning because on this day in 1962 James Brown recorded his famous and possibly one of the greatest live albums that was released in 1963 at the historic venue. I then remembered that I had already posted about it earlier in the year and thought I wouldn't get away with posting it again! If you want to check out that post you can do so HERE.

So instead of James Brown and the Famous Flames I thought I'd post another of my favourite shows that was recorded at the venue. 

The show was a "warm up" for the Wrecking Ball Tour in 2012 and was broadcast on SiriusXM Satellite Radio as part of their 10th Anniversary celebrations.

Springsteen's introduction of himself is reminiscent of M.C. Fats Gonder's introduction of James Brown & The Famous Flames on that October night in 1962.

This performance saw the 61 year old Springsteen in among the crowd during Waiting For A Sunny Day and other songs and even climbing up the balconies and standing on a ledge during a medley of classic Soul tunes!

(Photo by Christopher Phillips)

Tributes were paid to the departed Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici with the reminder : "The only thing I can guarantee tonight... if you're here and we're here, they're here."

Tracks from the brand new album, Wrecking Ball, were unveiled with eight of the twelve tracks getting an airing. The E Street Band were joined by the E Street Horns and the E Street Choir meaning there were eighteen people on stage!

The show was the first of the "Bruce Springsteen Archives" to be released via Springsteen's Website in November 2014 along with 30 shows from the High Hopes Tour.

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 297 - Dion

Runaround Sue - Dion
Laurie Records
Released 1961
US Chart #11

For some strange reason the person who uploaded this album has The Wanderer as the last track on the album. It was actually the 5th Track on Side One of the Original Album.

Labels for the Original Release
Side 1
Side 2

Singles on Runaround Sue

July 1961
US Chart #103

September 1961
US Chart #1*

*It was on this day in 1961 that the single Top the US Chart
The UK Release was on Top Rank International

UK Chart #11

November 1961
US Chart #36

The Majestic was the original A-Side but Radio Stations seemed to prefer The Wanderer on the B-Side. The single has two chart placings one for The Majectic and the other The Wanderer with the former B-Side coming out in the best chart postition.

The Wanderer / The Majestic
November 1961
US Chart  #3

The UK Release was on His Master's Voice

UK Chart #10

Dion DiMucci had enjoyed much success with Dion & The Belmonts between 1957-60 and it looked like that was to continue with his debut Solo single Lonely Teenager / Little Miss Blue (Laurie Records 1960) which reached #12 in the charts. But follow-up singles Havin' Fun / Northeast End of The Corner (Laurie Records 1961) and Kissin' Game / Heaven Help Me (Laurie Records 1961) both failed to chart. His debut Solo Album, Alone With Dion, didn't chart either.

Things were about to change when Dion hooked up with The Del-Satins. The New York based group had released a debut single in 1960 (I'll Pray For You) and signed with Laurie Records in 1961 and are probably best remembered for the stella back up harmonies on the hit singles of Dion that were to follow (though often without credit) beginning with Runaround Sue, which was also his first Solo hit in the UK. In the US it hit the top spot on this very day in 1961.

For the follow-up single the label chose The Majestic (which is one of my favourite Dion songs by the way) but it was the B-Side The Wanderer that was getting a lot of attention and airplay! Can you believe that, The Wanderer, originally a B-Side! When it was released in the UK The Wanderer was the clear A-Side and made it to #10 on the charts.

So good to listen to this again. I've been a big fan of Dion DiMucci since I was a kid. I loved the Dion & The Belmonts singles and of course many of the hits that Dion enjoyed as a solo artist. In the past 16 years he's released a number of brilliant albums - here's some links to a few tracks from them: Déjà Nu (2000), Bronx in Blue (2006), Son of Skip James (2007), Tank Full of Blues (2011), New York Is My Home (2016). He's still playing live and making great new music in 2016 aged 77!

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!

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