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Imelda May on Paul McLoone Show (2011)

Posted in interview, Music, radio with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2011 by Fanning Sessions


Imelda May was a guest on the Paul McLoone show last night picking 15 of her favourite tunes and a real treat it was too. Imelda is currently #7 in the UK charts following her Graham Norton show appearance (longer version including interview). Here’s what Imelda chose:

Wanda Jackson – Hard Headed Woman
Billy Fury – Gonna Type A Letter
The Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut (1981)
Laverne Baker – Voodoo Voodoo
Gene Vincent – Bluejean Bop (1956)
The Cure – The Lovecats (1983)
Howlin Wolf – Smoke Stack Lightning (1956)
Johnny Burnette – Train Kept A Rollin (1956)
Santo & Johnny – Sleep Walk (1959)
Johnny Horton – Honky Tonk Man (1956)
Hank Williams – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (1941)
Ike Turner – Matchbox
* Charlie Rich – Behind Closed Doors
Teddy Wilson Orchestra – Blues in C Sharp Minor
Elvis Presley – Trouble
Patsy Cline – Got A Lot Of Rhythm In My Soul (1959)

* Paul McLoone mentioned this but I didn’t hear it

Imelda May on Paul McLoone Show (10.2.2011)

Those Handsome Devils

Posted in Fanning, Music with tags , , on July 27, 2009 by Fanning Sessions

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Those Handsome Devils were formed in Dublin in 1983 by Sean Foy (guitar, vocals), Frank Rynne (guitar), Pat Harte (bass) and Leo O’Regan (drums). They recorded a single ‘Hep Bop’ in 1984 with producer PJ Curtis in Windmill Lane. By 1985 O’Regan had been replaced by Johnny Bonnie but Bonnie and Rynne soon left to form The Baby Snakes. In 1987 Those Handsome Devils released the following track as a single on Solid Records. I witnessed these guys upstairs in Limerick’s Savoy and was hugely impressed, why they didn’t go further I’ll never know.. If anyone still has the Fanning session you know who to call 😉 Some great photos over here and Seannie Foy will be out on the road soon with Jerry Fish so I think I’ll have to check him out.

Don’t Bring Me Down (1986)