From: Sue Cavendish [suecavendish_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 30 December 2010 16:26
Subject: NetRhythms & the end of 2010

Hello Everyone - Welcome back to NetRhythms

Here are some things to do before 2011

There's still fresh CHRISTMAS MUSIC for those who still want to enjoy the festivities for a little longer. BOB PATERSON's Christmas Special part 2 is now online at:
The new TOPIC RECORDS website is up and running and looking very smart. As a special reward for our loyal customers they're offering a massive 25% discount on ALL mail orders placed before 31st December 2010. Now is the time to fill gaps in your collection!
Please use the following code in the discount box of the shop checkout : TOPIC RECORD CLUB (case sensitive)
and 25% will be deducted from your order total (before postage).

RAY DAVIES announced as Director of the 2011 Meltdown festival taking place in June at the SOUTHBANK.
The lead singer and rhythm guitarist with The Kinks follows follows in the footsteps of last year's director Richard Thompson. The full line-up will be announced early in 2011. to listen to the songs of Ray Davies.
Become a Southbank Centre Member for priority booking and information.

The Rounder Records Story - new release from Rounder. For forty years, ROUNDER RECORDS has been on a singular mission to record the magnificent range of American roots music styles-- bluegrass, New Orleans R&B, old time fiddling, singer-songwriter, blues, country, rockabilly, roots rock, Cajun and a few that cross enough boundaries to be genres of their own. The 87 songs selected for this 4 CD set show the true breadth of the label's catalogue, from the old time folk music of Ola Belle Reed to the Grammy® sweeping triumph of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. The discs are arranged by decade, and it is fascinating to hear both the underlying consistencies and the ongoing evolution of the label's vision, while the list of musicians includes many of the defining names in roots music. Includes extensive notes by Washington Post journalist Geoff Himes. Highly recommended.

The Latest REVIEWS - end of DECEMBER 2010

Tony Reidy - Hayshed Days (Own Label)
Mary Jane - Eve (Talking Elephant)
Blowzabella - Dance (Own Label)
Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham - Portrait (Whirlie Records) Various Artists - Broken Hearts And Dirty Windows: The Songs Of John Prine (Oh Boy) Belshazzar's Feast - Find The Lady (Unearthed/One Little Indian) Eric Brace & Peter Cooper - Master Sessions (Red Beet) Adam Hurt - Earth Tones (Ubiquitone) Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - Vaughan Williams Carols, Songs And Hymns (Park Records) Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band and Sneak's Noyse - English Folk Carols (Regis)
Emily Smith - Traveller's Joy (White Fall Records) Larkin Poe - Summer (Edvins) Ben Weaver - Mirepoix & Smoke (Bloodshot) Yonder - Foreign Shore (Veranda) Ashley Reaks - Here's To The Good Life (own label) Matt Urmy - Sweet Lonesome (Own Label) Beans On Toast - Writing On The Wall (Xtra Mile) Benita Johnson - You Should Know... (BJM) Cara Dillon - Live At The Grand Opera House (DVD, Charcoal Records) Annie Gallup - Weather (Waterbug) Meadowland - Harbours (Oaks Of Mamre) Gill Sandell - Tarry Awhile (Rowan Tree) Tom Corbett - Tonight I Ride (Roundhole) The Rankin Family - Reunion (Western Songs) Leon Rosselson with Reem Kelani & Janet Russell - The Last Chance (Fuse Records)
The Scuffers - Scrambled Pictures (Miracle Town Records) Tony Joe White - The Shine (Munich Records) Indigo Girls - Holly Happy Days (Vanguard) Cherryholmes IV - Common Threads (Skaggs Family Records) Marty Stuart - Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions (Sugar Hill) Jon Harvison - Still Water (Unlabelled) Various Artists - Many A Good Horseman (Veteran) Philip Cockerham - Waiting For The Age Of Reason (Own Label) Rob Say - O'Er Lang At The Fair (Veteran) Emily Spiers - The Half Moon Lovers (Bonna Musica) Welsh Geoff - Rock And Frigidaire (Own Label) Sally Spring - Made Of Stars (Sniffinpup Records) Various Artists - Waterbug Anthology 9 (Waterbug) Sons Of The Never Wrong - On A Good Day I AM (Waterbug) Louis Killen - Ballads And Broadsides (Topic) Patsy Reid - Bridging The Gap (Vertical) Le Vent Du Nord - La Part Du Feu (Borealis) Alistair Anderson - Steel Skies (Topic) Jim Lauderdale - Patchwork River (Thirty Tigers) Matt Seattle Band - Reivers Of The Heart (Dragonfly Music) Jackie Daly - Music From Sliabh Luachra (Topic) Scan Tester - I Never Played To Many Posh Dances (Topic) Peter Bellamy - Both Sides Then (Topic) Ewan Robertson - Some Kind Of Certainty (Greentrax) Jah Wobble & The Nippon Dub Ensemble - Japanese Dub (30Hertz) Sid Griffin - Shelter From The Storm: Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Years (Book Review) (Jawbone Press) Bob Dylan - The Witmark Demos 1962-1964 (The Bootleg Series Volume 9)
Elvis Costello - National Ransom (Hear Music/Universal) Sandy Denny - Box Set (Universal/Island) Phil Snell - In The Pines (Limbo Records) The Albion Band - Another Christmas Present From The Albion Band (Talking Elephant) High Tide - Sea Shanties/High Tide (Esoteric) Ben Parcell - Humble Beginnings (By The Sea Records)

Season's Greetings from LE VENT DU NORD
And Season's Greetings from all of us to all of you - see you in 2011
Love, Sue

PS: The zebra crossing made famous on the cover of The Beatles Abbey Road album has been Grade II listed.