Many years ago, singer Iain Matthews agreed to be interviewed for the Hokey Pokey newsletter. With great kindness he answered all the questions from the cub reporter, effecting not to be disappointed by the reporter’s repetition of the same old questions. Hokey Pokey eventually led, in a round about fashion, to the Fledg’ling label. You […]
In 1969 the Chris McGregor Group were riding high on the London jazz scene, playing and hanging out with all the rising stars of British free jazz. Sessions for the previously unreleased Up To Earth brought together a dream team of South African exiles and some of the finest young players on the British scene […]
The Blue Blokes 3 are old pals Ian Anderson (the English Country Blues Band, Hot Vultures, Ian Anderson’s Country Blues Band, Tiger Moth and more) on vocals, guitar & slide guitar, Lu Edmonds ( Mekons, Billy Bragg’s Blokes, 3 Mustaphas 3, Shriekback, PiL, The Damned, Kirsty MacColl and many more) on vocals, cumbus, saz, guitar […]
The album Live, Love, Larf & Loaf was first released in 1987 and is a wonderful and rare collaboration between four experimental world-class master musicians: JOHN FRENCH – original drummer with Captain Beefheart’s Magic Band, FRED FRITH – founder of the art-rock ensemble Henry Cow, HENRY KAISER – innovative experimental guitarist and composer and RICHARD […]
The Chris McGregor Group were essentially the Blue Notes – an extraordinary congregation of jazz musicians who had left their native South Africa in the mid-1960s. Very Urgent their eagerly awaited debut recording was a joyful call of intent. The album mixes simple but utterly unstoppable tunes and exhilarating horn charts – immediately establishing a […]
A remarkable companion CD to Joe Boyd’s best selling autobiography ‘White Bicycles’. This collection traces the story of Joe Boyd and his Witchseason production company during London’s swinging ‘sixties. The CD includes many rare and previously unreleased tracks, all carefully remastered, with extensive sleeve notes and previously unpublished photographs. Voted Compilation of the Year at […]
This discography attempts to list the original release of all the recordings that feature JOHN TAMS. All catalogue numbers refer to UK releases unless otherwise noted. Subsequent reissues are only included if they contain additional material. Please write if you spot any errors or omissions. Thanks.