Recorded at the Owd ‘Ut (George and Dragon) in Longton in 1977, Alan Povey’s album of stories relating the exploits of Owd Grandad Piggott outsold ABBA in Potteries record stores in 1978. Now it’s available again, as a download. Go to http://www.owdgrandadpiggott.co.uk/album-store/
Alan Povey (and Pigeon) at Gladstone Pottery Museum, December 2015
Loads of great stuff in for Christmas. New Crafter guitars, as well as LAG, Vintage and Hofner guitars and basses. Harmonicas by Hohner, and the best range of ukuleles in 10 miles of Goms Mill. Terrific local history books including the best selling Lost Liquor Licenses of Longton and some awesome vintage hifi by Rega, Michell, Armstrong, Korting and Lenco. There’s lots of new songbooks and tutor books, tons of interesting used books and sheet music and all the usual guitar and uke accessories. Oh, and a great variety of vinyl, tapes and CDs at great prices!
Today, September 11, would have been John Martyn’s 66th birthday. This Saturday will be John Martyn day in the shop. All John’s classics, back to back, all day, on vinyl. As the man said, ‘Here we all are, rumours and old toffee abound’. Whatever that meant
As per the previous post we are still offering 10 per cent off all electric guitars and basses between March 5 and March 26. For those without access to a time machine however, we are now offering 10 per cent off all electric guitars and basses between April 5 and April 26.
Anyone wishing to take advantage of the offer in March should bring with them proof of time travel. Please be aware that parking restrictions apply to any TARDIS parked at the rear of the shop
Selection: Bonus Track not included on the original vinyl – Brilliant Corners, in which Elvis vocalises the part of Sonny Rollins tenor.
The record collecting community was today rocked by the announcement on a popular jazz collecting blog of the sensational discovery of a Blue Note title that has remained undiscovered for over fifty seven years. Collectors commonly assumed Blue Note BN 1553 to be an unissued catalogue number. It now appears that it was indeed allocated by Blue Note President Alfred Lion, to one of the most audacious projects ever attempted by the great Blue Note jazz label: the recording of tunes of Thelonious Monk by rising singing star Elvis Presley. Recently discharged from military service and not then knowing his future destiny, the young recording singing star accepted the challenge of vocalising the tunes of one of the founding fathers of the Bop movement, the…