Song of the Day

Dipping into the Past: John Mayall, Eric Clapton and Rambling on My Mind

Jan 2021 update: the reason I am promoting archived material is that when it first appeared, Salut! Live had a pitifully small readership. It's not huge now but is a good deal larger and I believe there is content that... Read more →


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: Doonan Family Band ... I'll Tell Me Ma/Route 66

August 2021 update: The Doonan Family Band, the Doonans, the Mighty Doonans. Call them what you will, they've been a brilliant fixture of the folk scene for a long time. I look for pretty much any excuse to showcase them,... Read more →


War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. June Tabor ... No Man's Land

August 2021 update: The war to end war. Tell that to the poor bloody squaddies who were sent over and again to fight and die in conflicts long after peace descended in 1918. Watching a recent re-run, on Arte TV... Read more →