Connections 36 – May 2021

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April’s Connections Show (Third Anniversary!) finished with Eddi Reader playing …

‘Jamie Come Try Me’ from her Songs of Robert Burns album. The engineer was Tim Young so we linked him to…

‘Sketches’ by Mama’s Gun which was a bonus track on their debut LP From Routes To Riches. Jack Joseph Puig did the engineering so we followed Puig to…

‘Neon’ taken from John Mayer’s debut release Room For Squares. Scott Hull did the mastering so we moved Scott to…

‘Zoolook’, the title track of Jean Michael Jarre’s seventh LP. Marcus Miller is on bass so we linked him to…

‘Shout’ by Miles Davis from his 1981 comeback LP The Man With The Horn. Percussionist Sanmy Figueroa played congas on the tune and also on…

‘And Sammy Walked In’ from the On Fire album by Michel Camilo. Marc Johnson gets some of the bass on the LP so it’s him we follow to…

Union Pacific from Marc’s solo record Sound Of Summer Running. Assistant engineer Jim Karuana can be heard on the LP and on this too…

‘Crazy In Love’ from Beyoncé’s debut Dangerously In Love. Pro Tools Software specialist Pat Thrall did a lot of work on the album and it’s Pat we follow to the last track playing guitar on…

‘Automatic Man’ by the band Automatic Man from their eponymous LP.

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Connections 35 – April 2021

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From the March 2021 show, the last song played was ‘Using The Power’ by the Climax Blues Band. The engineer on the sesssion was Geoff Emmerick so we linked him to the opening song of this Third Anniversary episode to…

‘A Day In The Life’ (1967) by The Beatles from their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The second engineer was Phil McDonald so we linked him to…

‘Bloodsucker’ (1970) performed by Deep Purple from their fourth album In Rock. Roger Glover was the bassist so we traced Roger to…

‘Love Is All’ (1975) from the LP The Butterfly Ball and The Grasshoppers Feast. One of the backing singers was Barry St. John so we followed her to…

‘Time’ (1973) off the classic album Dark Side Of The Moon released by Pink Floyd. The other backing singer on the Butterfly Ball album and this album too was Lisa Strike so we linked her to…

‘Come Up And See Me’ (1975) by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel from the LP Best Years Of Our LIves. Stuart Elliot was the drummer so it’s him we followed to…

‘Queen Of The New Year’ (1989) by Deacon Blue from their second release When The World Knows Your Name. Ewen Vernon (bass) was the person we linked to the final song of the show…

‘Jamie Come Try Me’ (2009) by Eddi Reader from her Songs Of Robert Burns album.

To open the May 2021 show we will pick someone involved in that track and move them on!

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Connections 34 – Mar 2021

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February‘s Connections finished with ‘Weird Fishes’ played by Lianne La Havas (original song by Radiohead). Rhianna Kenny arranged the backing vocals so we followed her (as artist Rhianna) to…

“Word Love’ (2002) from her debut LP Get On. Her brother Leigh, Chris Dawkins and Rhianna wrote the song. (I played a liitle bit of Chris playing guitar on a song by my band Secret People from 1990). We followed the now legendary mix engineer Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Bowie, Beck) to…

‘My Baby Left Me’ (2010) by Rox from her debut album Memoirs. Rox is now recording under her full name Roxanne Tataei. Saxophonist Cedric Brooks was on the LP so we followed Cedric to…

‘Vacancy’ (1978) by roots reggae band Culture from their second LP Harder Than The Rest. Keyboard player Earl Lindo is on the album so we traced Earl to…

‘Get Up, Stand Up’ (1973) by The Wailers on their second LP, Burnin’. Island Records ‘house’ engineer Phil Brown was on the sessions so this lead us to…

‘Ain’t That So’ (1979) by Roxy Music from their sixth album Manifesto. The LP was recorded in the U.K. but mixed at Atlantic Studios (Sterling Sound) in New York by Bob Clearmountain and Bob’s assistamt was Jonny Douglass so we followed Jonny to…

‘See No Evil’ (1977) by Television from their debut release on Elektra called Marquee Moon. (I also included a snippet of my band The Motivatiors playing the title song ‘Marquee Moon’ from a 1978 gig). The LP was mastered by Greg Calbi and we followed Greg to…

‘Bedouin Dress’ (2011) from the album Hopelessness Blues by Fleet Foxes. Greg did the digital mastering but the vinyl master was cut by specialist Ray Janos so we moved him on to the last song of the show…

‘Using The Power’ (1975) by the Climax Blues Band from their album called Stamp Album. For April’s Anniversary Show (Three years!!) we will follow one of the contributers on the Stamp Album to the opening song of Connections 35.

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Connections 33 – Feb 2021

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January’s Connections finished with ‘Rock and Roll’ by Led Zeppelin. For the openng song of Connections 33 we traced Olympic Studios’ house engineer George Chkiantz to his production work on…

‘Burlesque’ (1972) by Family appearing on their penultimate album Bandstand. ‘Poli’ Palmer played keys, vibes and flute on the LP so we followed Palmer to…

‘Reach for the Truth’ (1972) from the Lark LP by Linda Lewis. The song was sampled in 2000 by Midfield General…

‘Reach Out’ (2000) by Midfield General (Damien Harris) on his first release Generalisation. this lead us to…

“Devil In Sports Casual’ (2004) by Midfield General but in this instance it was the remixed version by Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook). Simon Thornton did the mixing and mastering so we followed Simon to the Fatboy Slim mix of…

‘I See You Baby’ (2004) coupled with the original song by Groove Armada (1999) from their Vertigo album. On the LP are The Kick Horns so we moved them on to…

‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ (2000) by Toploader from their LP Onka’s Big Moka. Sally Herbert organised the string section, The Millennium Ensemble, so we followed her to…

‘Faust Arp’ (2007) by Radiohead from the excellent In Rainbows album. For the last song of Connections 33 we followed Radiohead as songwriters to…

‘Weird Fishes’ (2020) as done by Lianne La Havas from her recent third album of the same name.

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