Hammond B3 Demos

Something very different today 4 Videos of a very good friend of mine and my brothers a fellow Yorkshireman Malc Deakin, who once upon a time rehearsed in Sheffield with the legendary Joe Cocker.

I first meet Malc while working with my brother doing keyboard music festivals mainly to older generation but at night when they were all safely away in bed, the musicians came out to play.

Malc also had the honor of interviewing a great B3 player Jon Lord of Deep Purple.

The following videos are of Malc and other session musicians demonstrating the new Hammond B3 organ the drummer some may recognised as Paul Weller’s drummer at some live gigs. Hope you enjoy I have also included short video of Malc with Jon Lord.

Blues Weekend part 2

Tonight yet another regular Friday night band Shout Sister Shout all round excellent band still going strong today I believe the session today was a album I purchased on cassette so glad I digitized it to enjoy.

This Tavern had great vibe and rich diversity of people local jamaican guys complete with pork pie hats sat play dominoes & cards while the band played and the smoke hovered around the light fitting yes you could smoke in a pub in those days !!!

Line Up

  • Chad Strente Vocals
  • Pete Farrugie Lead Guitar
  • Lyn Border Bass
  • Andy Neil Guitar
  • Brian Nevill Drums

Track List

  • Neighbor Neighbor
  • How Do You Know This Man
  • Nothing Can Change This Love
  • Gettin Even
  • Trick Bag
  • Same Old Blues
  • She’s Lookin` Good
  • Just Cant Stand The Pain
  • Out Of Left Field
  • It Hurts Me Too
  • Losin` Game
  • Bring It Home To Me
  • That`ll Be Just Fine


Blues Weekend part 1

Hi all, over this weekend I’m going to try and take you on a little journey into the world blues only set in 80`s London and a wonderful venue called the Station Tavern on Bramley Road next to Lamitar Road tube station london W10 edge of Notting Hill & Holland Park and a stone’s throw from BBC Wood lane and Shepherds Bush. OK location and venue sorted we have Bobs Good Time Blues sessions.

Tonights live performance was a regular band we saw thats me and Simon my flat mate, our london abode was in easy reach of the Station Tavern via London Underground, quick walk to the central line Station at Hanger Lane to White City out of tube station down road opposite BBC studio (old) into Wood Lane tube one station hop to Latimer road.

Bobs Good Times Blue presents the Jim McCarty Band (ex Yardbirds drummer).

Line Up

  • Jim McCarty Drums, Percussion & Vocals
  • John Idan Guitars,Vocals
  • Rod Demick Bass,Harmonica,Vocals

Track List

  • Don’t Take Advantage of Me
  • I got a Woman
  • Mona
  • Walkin Through the Back Streets
  • Bluesman
  • Love Me Two Times
  • Crying Out for Love
  • Smokestack Lightening
  • Rack My Bones

Tune in tomorrow night for Shout Sister Shout if you like Jim McCarty you will find more on Spotify