Town Gardens (Monday 23rd August 2021)
Disappointingly the crocosmia tips that had been beginning to emerge in the metal tub in the Front Yard have disappeared, and others along the garden borders aren't coming out at all, which makes the success of various crocosmia plantings in the Town Gardens both exasperating and pleasing at the same time. I studied these on the way back from the shops.
Tuesday 24.8.2021 (1512 hr)
Blip #3506 (#3256 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #000
Blips/Extras In 2021 #161/265 + #083/100 Extras
Day #4169 (917 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2649 (#2449 + 160 in archived blips)
Town Gardens series
Taken with Pentax K-50 (Red) and Sigma AF 17-70mm F2.8-4 DC Macro HSM lens
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Lovin' Spoonful - Sportin' Life (recorded August 1965, Bell Sound Studios, New York NY)
On the recently acquired Goldie and the Gingerbreads compilation there was a previously unreleased version of Sportin' Life which led me to research the origins of the song, which is traditional but was first recorded by Brownie McGhee in 1946. There was a skiffle version by the Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group in 1957, and several versions in the mid-sixties by Ian Whitcomb, the Mickey Finn and this one which I was familiar with in 1965 because I'd bought the album Do You Believe In Magic that it comes from, and is still my preferred version.
John Sebastian was the band's principal songwriter, lead singer and rhythm guitarist, and at the age of 21 was already an accomplished harmonica player. His father, also called John Sebastian, played classical harmonica and had taught him to play blues harp and had him sit in with Lead Belly, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry in Greenwich Village clubs.
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