Meeting Street Out / Transcontinental Recording In

Junior Jukebox Volume 4
Cd Release Party for Junior Jukebox Volume 4 – Meeting Street

 

Long time, no blog. Haven’t been lazing around, however…..Papa Snow Vol 4 “Meeting Street”, was released last month via EEG, and is performing amazingly well!

I’ve now embarked on an interesting “hands across the water” project involving Irish songstress and composer Elizabeth Reed (who I produced some years ago), and the great tin whistle virtuoso Davy Spillane ( of Moving Hearts fame).

It’s quite literally an Atlantic crossing; assembling tracks here in Nashville studios using great players with Celtic music connections ( Pat McInerney, Ron DeLaVega and John Mock) to adorn Elizabeth’s vocals and compositions, performed initially to my keyboard accompaniments. Then, due to the wonders of modern technology, my stalwart engineer/mixer Joe Funderburk wafts them off in the ether to Dublin, where Davy weaves his magic before returning his contributions by the same method.

We’re well beyond the half way mark, and the results to date have been very satisfying, and not in the least “techie” sounding….it’s all beautifully recorded, and beautifully acoustic….well, I couldn’t resist sneaking a taste of Wurlitzer electric piano in here and there-so shoot me !

We should be done and dusted by mid-August, so we’ll keep everyone posted on future news !

Have YOU listened to the latest copy of Junior Jukebox? How about reviewing it on Amazon? If NOT, how about getting a copy for the kiddies in your life:)

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A splendid time is guaranteed for all

Make sure to Have a listen to the Merseybeat Playlist at the bottom of this post! Wish I could have been there.

Glossop Record Club

So you think you’ve heard it all before? There’s definitely a case to be made for Sgt Pepper being the most over-rated album ever. For years, it regularly topped ‘best album’ polls whether voted for by critics or fans. But at some point over the last 15 years, it started to fall from favour. Overfamiliarity means it is now often passed over, with Abbey Road having become the more highly regarded album from The Beatles output (I prefer A Hard Day’s Night, Revolver and the White Album myself, thanks for asking!). Pepper may still make the top ten in these polls, but it’s not the talking point it once was.

However, giving the album my full attention for the first time in many years the other night (and at high volume), I found myself hearing it with fresh ears and a new perspective. Part 1 of the Merseybeat mixtape (covering…

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March’s Record Club: Merseybeat with Steve Roberts

Listening to Rockin’ Horse – Yes It Is in its entirety! So happy to see this album getting the attention it deserves.

Glossop Record Club

merseybeat

Glossop Record Club returns in March for the first of three consecutive sessions helmed by guest curators.

On April 10th, rock & roll historian (and a familiar face at GRC sessions) Bill Jubb hosts an evening centred on the legendary impromptu ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ session at the studios of Sun Records in Memphis featuring Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. And on May 8th, author of Last Shop Standing Graham Jones will be sharing his tales of the UK music industry and record shops.

But before all that, on Thursday 13th March, Glossop-based singer-songwriter Steve Roberts presents Merseybeat, an evening of music from Liverpool including a landmark album by The Beatles and a lost classic by Rockin’ Horse. There’ll be records by other Liverpool bands too from the 1960s to the present day (get looking through your records to see what…

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