In the final episode of Series One Poor Bob Jones talks about how The Crawling King Snakes came to an end, his discovery and love of female singer song writers and how he is now helping to keep the traditional blues alive after leaving the music business behind for 30 years!
The full length video is followed by 2 trailers for this
As well as being a contributor to the series, BBC’s Andrew Marston also provided some great support for On The Record by putting together slots on his Introducing show for all our interviewees (not himself…professional to the end), I recorded these for a little bonus feature to mark the end of the current series.
BABBLE on BBC Introducing with Andrew Marston
JAMES WILLIS on BBC Introducing with Andrew Marston
DAVID SMAYLEN on BBC Introducing with Andrew Marston
JOHN JOE MURRAY on BBC Introducing with Andrew Marston
LEWIS SPELT BACKWARDS on BBC Introducing with Andrew Marston
POOR BOB JONES on BBC Introducing with Andrew Marston
JIM LOWE on BBC Introducing with Andrew Marston
Here we have some wonderful anecdotes from the 60s Blues scene with Bob, being asked to get up on stage with Alex Harvey, supporting the Spencer Davis Group and organising the music entertainment for the Rolling Stones after gig party in ’64 and telling them what he thought of their lead singer Mick Jagger!
There si the full video followed by a couple of trailers for this.
Poor Bob Jones takes us on a journey for the music fan and later player, from the mid 50s Rock ‘n Roll and through to his beloved blues for Part 1 of our On The Record with him, brilliant to get a first hand view of the darker side of the music fans from the Teds to the mods and rockers 🙂
On The Record Part 1 in full is the first video about his early music influences and playing in a time of Teddy Boys and through to the dawn of The British Blues boom and this is followed by a wonderful unedited bonus video of where Bob, as a mover and shaker on the Brum Blues scene gets invited to a Rolling Stones party in 1964 and advises Brian Jones, Bill Wyman and Ian Stewart to ditch Mick Jagger and replace him with a then unknown young artist called Steve Winwood and they were keen on the idea! 🙂
Then we have a couple of trailers for Part 1.
Lewis talks about the art and fashion within his performance and how he discovered his own musical identity and then brought it to the stage. He gives his views on what makes a good musical scene and his dearest wish…that musicians would push themselves further 🙂
Here we have the full part 2 video followed by the trailers for this episode:-
Lewis Spelt Backwards is a flamboyant and occasionally challenging singer songwriter who is known to dress outrageously and brings a lot of performance art into his shows. Here he goes On The Record and in part 1 he talks in depth about his early music influences and the love of the album format and some of his favourite ever songs
Here we have the full Part 1 of the interview followed by some trailers for this:
John Joe Murray talks about the politics of musicians and the music industry, the inner workings of the bands he’s played in. He also tells how he played his inherited violin at his grandfathers funeral and life on the road with Robinson, The Narcoleptic Penguin and the European tour with Johnny Kowalski and The Sexy Weirdos.
The first video is the full length feature followed by the trailers for this: