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Baker's Dozen

Time Capsules: Bob Stanley Selects His Favourite Compilations
Laurie Tuffrey , July 10th, 2014 10:09

Soon to appear at this month's Deer Shed Festival, the Saint Etienne man and pop historian picks out 13 prime compilations from his record collection for his self-penned Baker's Dozen


Welsh Rare Beat
I've lost track of Andy Votel's Finders Keepers label in recent years, they're so prolific these days. But at their best, they delve into a scene and present the cream of it. I wouldn't have known where to start with Welsh language pop. Wales had its own equivalent to Top Of The Pops in the early seventies called Disc A Dawn - Meic Stevens sang the theme, and people like Sidan and Heather Jones were on, who are both slightly other-worldly, but steadfastly 1972 at the same time. The musical equivalent of The Owl Service.