Island Samplers – more than your money’s worth in old pence

Island sampler You Can All Join In front cover

In the early 1970s, inspired by the success of CBS’s The Rock Machine and The Rock Machine Turns You On, many record companies started putting out budget-price samplers. Island Records made some of the most popular samplers, and the Island samplers are still regarded with affection and listened to today. Fairport Convention, Jethro Tull, Traffic, … Read more

A tip of the hat tonight

I’ve been unable to post to WordPress for a while, so I’m glad to have got it fixed today. Tonight’s the night for the third Tip of the Hat to Leonard Cohen. We’re at the Village, Fort Street, Leith. We’ve got so many singers we need to start prompt! Besides, Leonard would like it that … Read more