Midge Marsden: Travel'n Time (Liberation)

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Midge Marsden: Little Ray
Midge Marsden: Travel'n Time (Liberation)

The success of this Acoustic Series in Australia -- where the likes of Deisel sat down to play stripped back versions of their songs -- has been successfully adopted here with similarly conceived albums by Hello Sailor and Hammond Gamble, the latter reminding you just what a great singer, songwriter and guitarist he is.

With any luck this album should do the profile-elevating for Marsden as he picks through his extensive back-catalogue and comes up with material by Mike Farrell, Hammond, Bill Lake, some old blues (Leadbelly's Midnight Special) and even Sea Cruise which was a hit for Marsden when he was in Bari and the Breakaways in the mid 60s.

And that popular Murray Grindlay-penned song Travellin' On which was used in a petrol ad about 15 years ago.

With a cast of the country's finest blues/roots musicians -- Darren Watson, Neil Hannan, Hammond among them -- this is an easy lope through backporch blues in very fine company.

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