Monday, April 30, 2018

Aero Journal

Coincidentally this French journal has a special on 1940 if you are interested. 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Hurricane (2018) trailer

I don't know whether Andy G still reads this blog but he likes Hurricanes - this looks good - about the Polish 303 squadron -  airmen in the war.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ralph Mitchard on Pinterest

See if there is anything that interests you - here

150 Years of the Radstock Co-op

Celebrating this year is the very successful Radstock Co-op. Here's a snippet from Chris Howell's 'I Have Heard Tell.'

Friday, April 20, 2018

Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues Vol 2

This was one of the first bluues lps I owned. Ordered it from Woodmansies in Frome didn't realise it was vol 2 as I didn't have vol 1 but it has a better cover and the songs are equally as good as on volume 1. 

Noah Lewis harmonica innovator

Highly innovative harp player who was originally in the Jug Band scene. Wiki
Died in poverty of gangrene from frostbite.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Susan Wells outside Rough Trade Bristol today

photo by Bea - see what's on at RT Bristol

France 1940

I've found myself interested again in the Battle of France. All images from the book "1940 Le Soldat Francais" by Oliver Bellec

Monday, April 09, 2018

9 April movie

From the wiki April 9th (Danish: 9. april) is a 2015 Danish Second World War film directed by Roni Ezra and starring Pilou Asbæk and Lars Mikkelsen. The film depicts the German invasion of Denmark which commenced on 9 April 1940 and follows a group of Danish bicycle infantry sent as a vanguard to slow down the German advance until reinforcements can arrive.

Friday, April 06, 2018

Easttop T008K

Been looking at the cheap end of the harmonica world and found these to be very good for the money. Check them out on ebay.

Happy birthday Big Walter

Back in the 70s Walter Horton was for me a teenage harp enthusiast the greatest living bluesman. Obviously that changed in 81 when he died but he did manage a cameo in the Blues Brothers with John Lee Hooker. I've been revisiting my harmonica past recently and started a Facebook group Mouth Harp Maestros if you are a fan of blues harp. 
Ralph Mitchard teenage blues freak

Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter (Horton) or Walter "Shakey" Horton (April 6, 1921[2] – December 8, 1981) was an American blues harmonica player. A quiet, unassuming, shy man, he is remembered as one of the premier harmonica players in the history of blues.[3] Willie Dixon once called Horton "the best harmonica player I ever heard."[3]