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CD - Be Cool - The Very Best Of The Barcodes

- NCD 1023 2

Live at The BBC


Live! in session for the BBC... (NCD1013)

With Special Guest - Nick Newall

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Friends Info Link


With Friends like these... (NCD1012)

Friends : Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Zoot Money, Val Cowell,
Papa George , Paul Cox, Nick Newall, Gypie Mayo, Roger Cotton

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Independently Blue Link The Barcodes - Independently Blue

1.   Grits & Greens
2.   Be Cool
3.   Cast A Wider Net
4.   Turn My Back On The Blues
5.   Checkin' On My Baby
6.   T-Time
Keep Your Distance Info Link The Barcodes superb - 'Keep Your Distance'
The band has signed with Note Records.
Keep Your Distance has been remasterd and packaged for your increased listening pleasure.
More information about the new album can be found at
1. I Got News
2. Thick Cut
3. Crazy Life
6. Keep Your Distance
10. Eyesight To The Blind
Born in B&W info Link Born In Black & White - Cotton & Glen

The classic recordings made by Blue Note and Chess in the 50’s & 60’s inspire this album. Recorded over three days ‘live’ in the studio, it pays tribute to the spirit of those pioneers. Roger Cotton has been playing Blues and Soul all his life and has the scars to prove it! He has toured the world with “Peter Green’s Splinter Group” and worked with James Carr, Larry Garner and Eric Bibb.

Alan Glen is acknowledged as one of the UK’s finest harmonica players. He, like Roger, has toured the world as a member of “The Yardbirds”. He has also recorded with “Nine Below Zero”, “Little Axe”, and his own band “The Barcodes”.This project is a chance for them to display their considerable talents as performers of their own original material.

Born In Black & White is available from Note-Music
Yardbirds Birdland Inf Link 'Birdland' - The Yardbirds

The Yardbirds' first new album since 1968! The Yardbirds are back from a 35-year holiday, this time to write a new page in rock history. Guitarist Chris Dreya and drummer Jim McCarty, both founding members, bring in Jeff Beck and a whole slew of great guitarists to man the guns. Slash, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Steve Lukather and Brain May electrify eight original favorites, such as "Train Kept A-Rollin'," "Shapes of Things" and "Mr., You're a Better Man Than I." But wait! That's just half of the album. The other half features seven new songs written by Dreya and McCarty and performed by the new Yardbirds." Frontman John Idan, guitarist Gypie Mayo, and harmonica player Alan Glen round out the band.

Birdland can be bought from The Yardbirds Official Website and all major music stores.
Widespace Info Link Widespace - Dino Coccia

Dino Coccia's new album is dedicated to Dean Hajir and all the former pupils, helpers and staff at Thurlow Park School in South London. The closure of the school by Lambeth Council left a great gap for all those who had been involved in its outstanding achievements as a special needs school for children with Mild Learning Disabilities. Dino thanks all those who have helped Dean through their contributions on this CD, they are:

Bob Haddrell, David Newton, Rod Demick, Tim Wells, Shakey Vick, Jim Ydstie, Dave Briggs, Alan Glen, Gordon Smith, Bernie Pallo, Alan Barnes, Sonny Black, George Pearson and Roger Cotton. He also wishes to thank fellow drummer George Gostlow for all his advice and encouragement.

Widespace is available by contacting The Barcodes (details below) price £12.
Little Axe Info Link 'Hard Grind' - Little Axe
Skip McDonald (James Brown, Sugar Hill Gang, Tackhead)
Doug Wimbish (Living Colour)
Keith Le Blanc (Tackhead)
Alan Glen (The Yardbirds, Nine Below Zero)

released by Onu Sound Records Ltd, ON-U CD1001.


Imagine a series of Mississippi blues field recordings that have somehow found their way into a laid back Augustus Pablo dub session. Hints of southern gospel, aching guitar and some blues raps from the US Library of Congress archives. This is fascinating, deeply convincing stuff. **** (4 stars)

Fred Dellar, Q Magazine, June 2002

Hard Grind finds guitarist Skip McDonald's blues/dub hybrid experiment become fully realised. King Tubby's echo chamber relocated to the Mississippi delta where Howlin' Wolf shoots the breeze over some herbal refreshment. Damn fine stuff indeed.

Simon McEwen, Mojo Magazine, July 2002