Monthly Archives: March 2024


March 26, 2024

The fourth week of the 12 week folk-like series covers the letters F-H, with a starting track by Bob Dylan. Ruthann Friedman wrote ‘Windy’, which The Association turned into a classic, but you will hear a lesser-known track from her. This series is so carefully chosen, that to write a summary with less than every artist mentioned feels wrong. Check out Gontiti, an artist I discovered from the biopic about Klaus Nomi ‘The Nomi Song’. Some longtime favorites are in this show: Friends Again, The Go-Betweens, Vic Godard, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Danny Graham, Green On Red, Steve Harley, Robyn Hitchcock, Holsapple & Stamey, but every track is an ace.

Gary Higgins

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Artist Song Release Label
Bob Dylan Fixin’ To Die Bob Dylan Sundazed Music
Ruthann Friedman Sky Is Moving South Hurried Life (Lost Recordings 1965-1971) Tompkins Square
Friends Again Dealing In Silver Trapped And Unwrapped Cherry Red
Maxine Funke That Others May Lace Digital Regress
Maxine Funke If You Can Read Felt Digital Regress
Fuchsia Rocks And Books Fuchsia Fruits de Mer Records
Alastair Galbraith Portrait Morse Digital Regress
Rebecca Gates And The Consortium Rose The Float 12XU
Bobbie Gentry The Windows Of The World The Windows Of The World UMC
Glorious Din Voices Everywhere Closely Watched Trains OnderStroom Records
The Go-Betweens Eight Pictures Send Me A Lullaby Rough Trade
Vic Godard Autumn Rendez-Vous Mums’ Revenge Gnu Inc. Recordings
Godz Down By The River The Third Testament ESP Disk
Andrew Gold What You Do Is What You See (Solo Demo) Something New: Unreleased Gold Omnivore Recordings
Golden Smog Ill Fated Down By The Old Mainstream Run Out Groove
Gontiti Glass No Sakana – A Glass Fish Sunday Market Portrait

Artist Song Release Label
Good Horsey Like The Cute One Kazué Trackshun Industries
Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci Eating Salt Is Easy Bwyd Time Ankst
Danny Graham Doing It Easy Danny Graham Xerox Music
Green On Red Honest Man No Free Lunch Mercury
Margo Guryan Can You Tell 25 Demos Modern Harmonic
Mr. Hageman Fail The Mean Twin Smooth Snouts Starlight Furniture Co.
Daryl Hall & John Oates I’ll Be By The Philly Tapes Reel
Steve Harley Emma Uncovered Absolute
Roy Harper Cherishing The Lonesome Bullinamingvase Science Friction
George Harrison Hari’s On Tour (Express) Dark Horse Apple Records
Helena Vai Meu Amor Azul Tricatel
Gary Higgins It Didn’t Take Too Long Red Hash Drag City
Robyn Hitchcock The Eyes In The Vase Life After Infinity Tiny Ghost Records
Holsapple & Stamey From A Window To A Screen Our Back Pages Omnivore Recordings
Linda Hoover Turn My Friend Away I Mean To Shine Omnivore Recordings
Peter Howell & John Ferdinando Journey (Destruction/Rebirth – Patterns Of Life) Ithaca, Agincourt & Other Psych-Folk Fairy Tales Munster Records


March 19, 2024

The third week of the 12 week folk-like series on Gulls Window Circus, alphabetically covering the letters D-F. Stuffed with unlikely but fitting finds, even going so far as to unearth my sister’s private press West Virginia band in 2000, The Elktones. Names that should be known to regular listeners include Delaney & Bonnie, Ned Doheny, Durutti Column, Everything But The Girl, East River Pipe, The Farmer’s Boys, Felt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Brigitte Fontaine, Robert Forster [Go-Betweens] and Free Design. Joys for those who love to dig further would be Karen Dalton, Luther Dickinson, Donna Regina, Donnie & Joe Emerson, Fairport Convention, and Flunk. As well as uncovering my sister’s band, we hear Firecat, the 1999 Tim Sprague band(of Crow Follow – we used to play together in GingerBread Men as well). Jay Ferguson, who used to front Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne is here, Bill Fox who used to front The Mice as well. A few treats you are unlikely to have met: Grandma Dixie Davis, Terry & The Pirates [Terry Dolan], Downsiders, Family, Family Of God, Fantastic!, Emmett Finley, Flying Norwegians, and Robert Lester Folsom, each more-than earning their spot on board.

Terry Dolan

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Artist Song Release Label
Karen Dalton Sweet Substitute It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going to Love You the Best Capitol Records
Delaney & Bonnie & Friends Never Ending Song Of Love Motel Shot Run Out Groove
Luther Dickinson And The Cooperators Feat. Sharde Thomas Shady Grove Live 2016 New West Records
James Luther Dickinson Relax Your Mind Dixie Fried Future Days Recordings
Grandma Dixie Davis Beale Street Blues Memphis Development Foundation Presents: Beale Street Saturday Night Omnivore Recordings
Ned Doheny Trail’s End The Darkness Beyond The Fire Tres Rosas
Terry & The Pirates Poetrain Wind Dancer Rag Baby Records
Donna Regina How Beautiful Slow Killer Karaoke Kalk
Downsiders Find (We Can Hide) All My Friends Are Fish Mammoth Records
Durutti Column Lies Of Mercy Amigos Em Portugal / Dedications For Jacqueline Fundação Atlântica
Donnie & Joe Emerson Baby Dreamin’ Wild Light In The Attic
Everything But The Girl The Dustbowl Eden Buzzin’ Fly Records
East River Pipe Times Square Go-Go Boy Shining Hours In A Can Ajax Records
The Elktones Mothers and Daughters Got What It Takes Elktones
Fairport Convention Reynardine Island Records
Family The Cat And The Rat A Song For Me A Song For Me

Artist Song Release Label
Family Of God Everything Is Fixed Family Of God Family Of God
Fantastic! Beauty Queen Sun: What A Wonderful World! Les Disques Aquatic
The Farmer’s Boys Heartache With These Hands EMI
Felt She Lives By The Castle Poem Of The River Creation Records
Firecat Shield Black On Black Re-Entry Records
Jay Ferguson Real Life Ain’t This Way Real Life Ain’t This Way Asylum Records
Emmett Finley Paula’s Song Emmett Finley Big Potato Records
The Flying Burrito Brothers Border Town Live At The Bottom Line NYC 1976 Liberation Hall
Flunk Diet Of Water And Love Personal Stereo Beatservice Records
Flying Norwegians Turn The Page Wounded Bird Apollon Records
Robert Lester Folsom April Suzanne Music And Dreams Anthology Recordings
Brigitte Fontaine Brigitte Brigitte Fontaine Superior Viaduct
Robert Forster Atlanta Lie Low Calling From A Country Phone Needle Mythology
Bill Fox Saga of Bus Station Joe & Rag Luck Annie Transit Byzantium Scat Records
Free Design If I Were A Carpenter Raindrops Siesta


March 12, 2024

The second week of the 12 week folk-like series on Gulls Window Circus. Last week the closing Michael Chapman track was cut short, so today I start with a different track by him. Then you get 15 tracks I uncovered since last week that precede ‘Ch’ in the alphabet. As I said last week, every track has a story as well as telling a story. Darryl Blood was the guitarist in my 90s band Turkish Delight, Beth Capper was vocalist in Oiler. Seana Carmody was in Swirlies. The City was Carole King’s band before going solo. The Colour Field was Terry Hall from The Specials/Fun Boy Three, and also includes Teardrop Explodes drummer Gary Dwyer. Hugh Cornwell was vocal/guitar in The Stranglers. Sarah Cracknell is vocalist for Saint Etienne. Each track gleams in this show.

Seana Carmody

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Artist Song Release Label
Michael Chapman The Aviator Fully Qualified Survivor Light In The Attic
Kevin Ayers Eleanor’s Cake (Which Ate Her) Original Album Series Parlophone UK
Alice Babs And The Swe-Danes Muskrat Ramble Alice Babs And The Swe-Danes Harkit Records
Sandra Bell Willow City Of Sorrows VHF Records
Belle And Sebastian There Is An Everlasting Song How To Solve Our Human Problems Matador
Birdie Port Sunlight Some Dusty it Records
Darryl Blood Stool Pigeon This Isn’t Goodbye Bluesanct
Françoiz Breut Derrière Le Grand Filtre Vingt A Trente Mille Jours Labels
Brideshead Hidden Talents Some People Have All The Fun Marsh-Marigold
Beth Capper This Is Love Complimentary Mood Enhancer (Presents The Original Soundtrack For The Motion Picture “Wig-Lickers” Based On The True Story Of Trigger) WIN Records
Bobby Charles Tennessee Blues Bobby Charles Light In The Attic
Gerry Cinnamon War Song Soldier The Bonny Little Runaway Records
Gerry Cinnamon Every Man’s Truth The Bonny Little Runaway Records

Artist Song Release Label
Seana Carmody Smoking In The Dark Struts & Shocks Kimchee Records
Karen Carpenter All Because Of You Karen Carpenter A&M Records
Cessna Summer Boy, Winter Girl The Loves Longings And Regrets Of Cessna Radio Khartoum
The City Now That Everything’s Been Said Now That Everything’s Been Said Light In The Attic
Gene Clark Till Today Gene Clark Sings For You Omnivore Recordings
The Clingers Blackbird Soft Bodies, Hard Rock. Area251 Records
Codeine Something New Dessau Numero Group
Colorsound Olympic White You’re Only As Good As Your Sound Summershine
The Colour Field Hammond Song Virgins And Philistines Chrysalis
Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen Seeds And Stems (Again) Live In San Francisco 1971 Sundazed Music
Hugh Cornwell All The Tea In China Wolf Virgin
The Coronets Watching TV Veld: 20th Anniversary Edition Harriet Records
Country Joe And The Fish Away Bounce My Bubbles Together Vanguard
Sarah Cracknell The Mutineer Kites Cherry Red
Crazy Horse Fair Weather Friend Loose Reprise Records
Creedence Clearwater Revival Poorboy Shuffle Willy And The Poor Boys Fantasy


March 5, 2024

The start of a new 12 week series on Gulls Window Circus, loosely called ‘folk-like’. The series runs alphabetically and includes tracks that have folk-like qualities, some based on acoustic guitars, some related to the strumming structure. The choices include tracks I like from many genres and eras having a folk-like feel. If you are not a fan of folk, you may find you love this series. If you ARE a fan of folk you may question some choices, but enjoy all. I’m not sure how to summarize this week, as each track was singularly chosen and demands the presence your ears. Let’s get started!


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Artist Song Release Label
Airport Girl Home On The Range Honey, I’m An Artist Fortuna Pop!
America How Long (Demo – Chalk Farm Studios, 1970) Highlights From Heritage: Home Recordings/Demos 1970-1973 Omnivore Recordings
The Association On A Quiet Night Insight Out Warner Bros. Records
Aztec Camera Down The Dip High Land, Hard Rain Domino
The Band Rockin’ Chair The Band Capitol Records
Syd Barrett Dark Globe The Madcap Laughs / Barrett Harvest
Batteaux Mirror Batteaux Be With Records
The Beau Brummels Sad Little Girl From The Vaults Rhino Records
Chris Bell You And Your Sister I Am The Cosmos Omnivore Recordings
Big Front Yard In Your Wagon Big Front Yard Thylacine Records
Big Star I’m In Love With A Girl Radio City Craft Recordings
Karen Black Babe Oh Babe Dreaming Of You (1971-76) Anthology Recordings
The Bluebells Aim In Life Sisters Past Night From Glasgow
Romain Azzaro Green Line La Vita Non E Un Film Rotary Phono Lab
Colin Blunstone Misty Roses One Year Sundazed Music
BMX Bandits Smile For Me Star Wars Past Night From Glasgow

Artist Song Release Label
Bowes Road Band I Hear A Knocking Back In The HCA Jakarta Records
David Bowie The Bewlay Brothers Hunky Dory RCA Victor
Anne Briggs Step Right Up The Time Has Come Earth
Jeff Buckley Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ You And I Columbia
Tim Buckley Lady, Give Me Your Key Lady, Give Me Your Key Future Days Recordings
Buffalo Springfield I Am A Child Retrospective – The Best Of Buffalo Springfield Rhino Records
Vashti Bunyan I’d Like To Walk Around In Your Mind Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind (Singles And Demos 1964 To 1967) Dicristina Stair Builders
The Butterfield Blues Band Keep Moving Keep On Moving Elektra
The Byrds I Knew I’d Want You Mr. Tambourine Man Music On Vinyl
Chris Cacavas And Junk Yard Love Jukebox Lullabye Chris Cacavas And Junk Yard Love Heyday Records
Caedmon Maker Man Caedmon Guerssen
J.J. Cale Devil’s Nurse Closer To You Because Music
Eddie Callahan Where Will We Be Tomorrow False Ego Time-Lag Records
Captain Beyond Thousand Days Of Yesterdays (Time Since Come And Gone) Captain Beyond Capricorn Records
Michael Chapman Naked Ladies And Electric Ragtime Fully Qualified Survivor Light In The Attic