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Get A Haircut, Get A Real Job

Piet Botha was born on the 18th July 1955 and passed away on the 2nd June 2019 (today a year ago).

Piet Botha

I created a mix inspired by attending a variety of Piet’s gigs over the years, and discovering some of his many and varied influences.

I have only just scratched the surface here, as Piet’s repertoire was vast, including Southern Rock, Metal, Blues, Reggae, Folk and more.

I have chosen some of the songs that Piet covered in concert, but for a bit of variety I have chosen different artists versions, such as The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers” done by Poison and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” by Albert de Wet.

Some other Piet Botha-related mixes

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Jethro Tull’s First Five Albums

This is part of series called “First Five” which features tracks from an artist’s first five albums. I usually exclude the big hits and /or popular songs, but not always. Also I prefer not to include live albums or compilations, but sometimes I do.

Jethro Tull albums featured in this mix:
This Was (1968)
Stand Up (1969)
Benefit (1970)
Aqualung (1971)
Thick As A Brick (1972)

first-five-jethro-tull

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The Bluest Blues – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 25 January 2017

The Bluest Blues – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) on www.AllJazzRadio.co.za.Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl

Posted in Blues, Cape Town, Music, Old, New, Borrowed & Blues, Radio, Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show

I Got The Blues – Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tribute to the blues world of The Rolling Stones, including many of their roots and influences.

This is part of my “Old, New, Borrowed & Blues” series which features a bunch of old tunes, a few brand new songs, a handful of cover versions and all blues.

Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) onwww.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town

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Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 23 November 2016

“Still Got The Blues For You” – The Vagabond Jazz & Blues Show – Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 6pm to 8pm (Central African Time) on www.AllJazzRadio.co.za. Presented by Brian Currin from Mabu Vinyl, Cape Town