Spencer Wiggins at Porretta
The southern soul theme at this year's Porretta Soul Festival continues with the announcement that the legendary Goldwax artist Spencer Wiggins has been added to the bill. It's beginning to look impossible to resist going and I just hope that I can make it this year.
Fellow Woodie Soulboy praised my last entry on the death of Estelle Bennett of the Ronettes, but asked why I hadn't mentioned the death of Molly Bee. Same reason I didn't mention Blossom Dearie - she didn't really measure up.
Folk America continued on BBC4 with a look at Bob Dylan and the other folk revivalists of the 1960s. A thoroughly entertaining programme and a fascinating insight into how traditional folk in the style of Pete Seeger and Joan Baez gradually turned into folk rock, with the Byrds and others.