Posted in Afrikaans Rock, Jack Hammer News, Music, Playlists, SA Music, SA Nostalgia, SA Rock Digest

War Stories [1954 to 2019] feat Sabaton, Piet Botha, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, The Doors

A mix inspired by Sabaton’s album “The Great War” (to be released 19 July 2019) and the ultimate South African Border War song, “Goeienag Generaal” by Piet Botha.

I have also included “Jacob Klipkop” by Piet Botha, a song about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which I don’t believe has properly been addressed in the South African context.

“Battle hymns for the broken,
battle hymns for the misled”
– from “Battle Hymns” by Tom Morello

Posted in Golden Oldies, Music, Playlists, Rock Lists

David Bowie – New, Live & Rare

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.

Posted in Deep Purple, Golden Oldies, Music, Playlists, Remember The Mixtape, Rock Lists, Rodriguez

Remember The Mixtape: The Story Of Rock 1973 to 1974

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.

Posted in All Jazz Radio, Blues, Cape Town, Favourites, Golden Oldies, Jazz, Mabu Vinyl, Music, Music Trivia, Playlists, Radio, Vagabond Blues

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

Posted in Afrikaans Rock, Cape Town, Entertainment, Jack Hammer News, McCully Workshop News, Music Research, Music Trivia, New Music Now, Opinion, Playlists, Radio, Radium Wreckords News, Resources, Rodriguez, SA Music, SA Nostalgia, SA Rock Digest, Vagabond Blues, Virtual Collections

A Year Of Presenting The Blues On All Jazz Radio

Dirk Ace and Brian Currin September 2013
Dirk Ace and Brian Currin September 2013

On the 4th of October 2012, at age 53, I started something new in my life, presenting a two-hour blues show on the then brand new internet radio station, All Jazz Radio. Despite my reluctance founder Eric Alan encouraged me to give it a go, and here we are a year later!

As my father said recently; “you are just making mixtapes like you always did when you were a teenager, except now the technology has changed, and you are getting to share you love and passion for music with other people.”

I play an eclectic mix of old, new, borrowed and blues, with a special focus on blues by South African artists.

I call the show “Vagabond Blues” because I wander around the world of music picking up scraps of information from all over and everywhere.

My very first website I created in 1997 was called Vagabond’s World and it is still on the internet.

The Vagabond Blues show can be heard every Tuesday and Thursday between 4pm and 6pm South African time on All Jazz Radio.

Podcast from 13 June 2013 featuring interview with Piet Botha & Akkedis