Growing up in the 70’s in South Africa, I listened to the radio all the time (we only got TV in about 1976!) .
This mix, compiled mostly from old vinyl singles, features some of the songs I heard on the radio between 1973 and 1978. Most of them are obscure, and didn’t chart, but I remember them all with great fondness.
South African Chart History can be found at http://rock.co.za/files/sarock_charts.html
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)
Thick As A Brick (1972)
Inspired by the Deep Purple series of EPs and CDs titled “New, Live & Rare”, I made a mix of David Bowie songs in 2002 and then a Vol 2 in 2016.
And here is a mix of songs by the artists that Bowie listed on the back cover of his Pin Ups album, released in 1973.
Originally compiled in 1989 on a C90 cassette, this was part of a series of mine featuring some of the hits from rock history as well as tracks off a few of my favourite albums.
Artists include Rodriguez, Doobie Brothers, Allman Brothers Band, Deep Purple, Focus, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Xit, Shawn Phillips and many more.
This tape is on page 13 of book 7 (of 8) of my hand-written mixtape archive.
“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
A mix of tunes from my teenage years featuring plenty of Glam Rock. Artists include David Bowie, Deep Purple, T Rex, Roxy Music, Frank Zappa and a whole bunch more.