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June 2021

Song of the Day: Joan Baez interprets Dylan as only she can ... Don't Think Twice It's All Right

June 2021: not really an update. I have been too busy planning and effecting my escape from fortress Britain to France to spend much time on updating Salut! Live. So a simple reminder of a contentious preference, published 10 years... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Luke Kelly ... The Town I Loved So Well

June 2021 update: when I published my football site Salutsunderland.com, this would have featured in my Ten Years After category, blasts from the past that first appeared 10 years before. I'm a few days out on this gem from Salut!... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Dave Swarbrick with Fairport Convention ... Now Be Thankful

June 2021 update: just over five years ago the wonderful musician Dave Swarbrick left us. As I explain below, I have particular reasons to remember Swarb, his battles with ill-health and the passion for music that remained with him to... Read more →


Cover Story: (40) Like a Rolling Stone. Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones or Hendrix

August 2021 u-turn: Salut! Live makes no claims of great consistency. Like most people, I change my mind quite a lot. I said in an earlier update that if I had second thoughts about this song, they would involve recognising... Read more →


Liechtenstein here we come. Boris's world-beating, oven-ready deal clears a musical path back into Europe

Who said Brexit would bring only pain once the euphoria of establishing sovrinty innit had worn off? The folk world has joined exporters, importers, student explorers and all manner of Britons in rejoicing at news of the world-beating trade deal... Read more →


Cover Story: (26) Joan of Arc. Leonard Cohen with and without Jennifer Warnes

June 2021 update: there is no specific anniversary to justify reposting this item though it is half a century this year (inconveniently earlier this year) that Leonard Cohen's Joan of Arc was first released. And we're far too soon, as... Read more →