Playing tracks by
Dr Feelgood, Eddie & the Hot Rods, Talk Talk, London, George Thorogood & the Destroyers and more.
Originally broadcast on Thursday 7th May 2015 7-9pm: Hour 1
Estuary Blues and Booze
Two big themes close to my heart - the Southend/Canvey Island rock scene from the Seventies with Dr Feelgood, Eddie & the Hot Rods, the Kursaals, the Hamsters and their origins in Procul Harum and Robin Trower - plus a couple of tracks from the funniest group in music, Viv Stanshall and the Bonzos. You’ll hear about how Gary Brooker, Robin Trower and Viv Stanshall all went to my school and I used to travel on the same bus as Wilko Johnson. I'll also be featuring some of the best drinking songs in the rock genre and listening to some Gil Scott-Heron, the greatest poet in music. What’s the connection between Tom Waits and Rod Stewart? – find out here.