Tag Archives: Deep Purple

Album Review: The Butts Band – The Butts Band (1973)


In 1973 following the disappearance of Jim Morrison the remaining members of The Doors came to England in an attempt to find a replacement front man. Several vocalists were auditioned including Kevin Coyne and Jess Roden. However, the hot favourite … Continue reading

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Album Review: Blackmore’s Night – Shadow Of The Moon (1997)


The Deep Purple musical family story is full of controversy and events upon which many of their followers have differing opinions. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover arriving whilst Nick Simper and Rod Evans were still on board and the subsequent departure … Continue reading

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Album Review: Sam Brown – Box (1997)


As the daughter of rock and roll nice guy Joe Brown and the superb vocalist Vicki Brown, Sam Brown was always going to be a rather special talent. But rather than take the gilt edged pop route that could have easily … Continue reading

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Album Review : Mumbo-Jumbo – Life of Riley (2011)


  “Life of Riley” is the debut album from the curiously monikered Mumbo-Jumbo, a three piece blues outfit based in the midlands of England. Although to describe them merely as a blues band is to do them considerable dis-service. There are elements … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Jess Roden – Jess Roden (1974)


Kidderminster born Jess Roden began his recording career with The Alan Bown Set and sang on their single ‘Emergency 999’, a track which made them stars on the Northern Soul scene for a short while. When Roden left after recording the album “The Alan … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Joe Bonamassa – The Ballad of John Henry (2009)


Following the success of his “Sloe Gin” and “Live From Nowhere In Particular” albums Joe Bonamassa returned to the studio with producer Kevin Shirley and came up with another exciting quality mixture of originals and covers in the shape of … Continue reading

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Album Review: Joe Bonamassa – Sloe Gin (2007)


I have long admired the talent of Joe Bonamassa and his albums have nestled quite happily here amongst the others at Leedham Towers for a while now. And they have been getting the customary periodic airings that most good albums do. But I have … Continue reading

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