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Woefully underrated: The Delta 72

Formed in Washington DC in 1994 the Delta 72 had much in common with their brothers in arms (and much better known) Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.  Both bands had a passionate love of black music, the former with soul and the latter with blues. Neither were mere copyists, soul and blues may have formed the […]

First and last singles – from puppies to fishrmen

Released in 1972, Donny Osmond’s ‘Puppy Love’ was my first ever single. I purchased the disc from W.H.Smiths in Swiss Cottage, I was 9 years old. At the time the attention of pop-picking pre-tweens (in my street at least) was largely focused on the rival attractions of Osmond and David Cassidy. Cassidy had a slightly […]