Salut! Live Readymades

Song of the Day (Revisited): Kate Rusby ... Who Will Sing Me Lullabies?

Sept 2021 update: Monday morning blues and I needed one of my regular Kate Rusby fixes. What appears below originally appeared in 20-11 and was updated few years after that. Please bear that in mind when reading the text. This... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Flossie Malavialle ... Dans Le Port d'Amsterdam

Sept 2021 update: how times have changed since this was first posted 10 years ago. Times have changed further since a follow-up entry in the Salut! Live Cover Story series. Covid-19 cut off Flossie Malavialle's source of income in the... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: on learning to love Oysterband and putting out lights

August 2021 update: I was slow to appreciate Oysterband. When I reflect on an outlook on life that has known nuances but no radical change,it is difficult to understand why I was resistant for so long. Yes, I was working... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: High Level Ranters ... The South Medomsley Strike

August 2021 update: here is another look at and listen to a magnificent song from the pen of the prolific Pitman's Poet Tommy Armstrong as recorded, in 1975 I think, by the High Level Ranters ... Let's take the Song... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Linda and Richard Thompson .. Dimming of the Day

July 2021 update: the song has been debated here already. But this is a post, featured in a Song of the Day series, that cries out for another outing. It is a wonderful piece of music and many other artists... Read more →


Song of the Day Revisited: Fairport Convention ... Crazy Man Michael

July 2021 update: my regular readers will know I am refreshing and tidying old entries in the vast Salut! Live archive. This is an item I can think of no way of enhancing beyond maybe adding an image and correcting... 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 →