Become a Patron!

Here are some of the artists we are helping "Look for Europe in 2019 "

A full integrated conventional and digital media promotion service for the independently minded musician.

Become a Patron!

Flyinshoes Review

Welcome to FSR our Roots Music Reviewers & Pod/broadcasters Community

If you haven’t hosted a House Concert yet, please make it a new year’s resolution!

Why not invite your favourite independent musician to play for your friends family and his fans in your front room, I’ll be surprised if he/she won’t show up sometime this year and play for you, let me know about it and if The Medicine Show Radio Moose Mobile is loose is near enough we’ll come and broadcast it too. If you would like to help keep the wheels on the Hub and on The Moose become a patron at

Happy Hosting, Happy New Year - Rob Ellen


JOHNNY CASH —CHANGE OF ADDRESS the singles, As & Bs 1958-1962 (Jasmine Records) 

Here we have Johnny Cash’s early Columbia recordings, released between 1958 and 1962 they are from a period Cash was as quoted in Roger Dopson’s liner notes competing with releases from his old label, Sun Records. He may not have pulled up many trees for Columbia, but the seeds were being sown and respect built on both sides. How many artists were given such a free reign as Cash was during the ensuing years (as he recorded concept albums Blood, Sweat And Tears, Bitter Tears, Ballad Of The True West, From Sea To Shinning Sea, The Holy Land and his live albums from Folsom Prison and San Quentin). 

Back to the record, comprising of 32 songs the listener has more than enough to satisfy them. Although not all tracks are perfectly suited to the Man In Black as originals are joined by material from George Jones (“Seasons Of My Heart”, Hank Thompson (“Honky Tonk Girl”), Harlan Howard (“Busted“), Jay Livingston – Ray Evans’ “Bonanza” and another Merle Travis song about working in the coal mines; “Loading Coal” and Jimmie Rodgers’ “In The Jailhouse Now”. 

Among his own songs you have the interestingly put together gospel cum prison song “Goin’ To Memphis” (that comes complete with well suited gospel soul filled harmonies), “I Still Miss Someone” and a version of “Frankie And Johnny” (listed here as “Frankie’s Man, Johnny”) and his much loved, “Forty Shades Of Green". Plus ever popular perennial “Tennessee Flat Top Box”,  and he also does an interesting, if slightly subdued version Huddie Ledbetter’s folk tune “Pick A Bale Of Cotton”. 

His covers of gospel (“There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley” where you can hear the wonderful Anita Carter in the background, and with Cash’s slow measured tones it possesses a sombre feel; the feel is carried through the following track “Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)”, and with more from Carter and sisters, Helen and June it has a special meaning to it.  

Rounding off the compilation you have Cash’s own “Send A Picture Of Mother” (the Carter Family's influence stretches beyond harmony vocals to the introduction of auto-harp) and “I Got Stripes” plus a song inspired from his childhood days, “Five Feet High And Rising” there is more than sufficient to demand more than just a casual look at the record. 

              Maurice Hope   

Views: 36

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Flyinshoes Review to add comments!

Join Flyinshoes Review


Keep the wheels on the hub

Become a Patron!

Would like to contribute to FSR and the House Concert Hub? Please help keep the wheels on the hub, this site is run on House Concert Principles and relies on your donation. Thank You for keeping this in mind



Face Book

The Medicine Show is the home of the House Concert here is our rolling news


This site is the sister site to The House Concert Hub community and has been inherited in the main by kind donation of Shaun Belcher and Trailer Star.

It is the sum total of over ten years of tending a tender love of music by Shaun, a life time with Trailer Star and five or so years of an association with Rob Ellen from Medicine Music.

The House Concert Hub community will use it for the purpose of providing a online, all singing all dancing, review and preview area for the music of the community, and the music community at large. Have a look around tell your friends use the share button, tell the world.

We need reviewers, the idea is we have a correspondents in every area of the musical global village, it will be edited and co-ordinated by Rob Ellen of Medicine Music publicist promoter and presenter, if you wish to subscribe as a correspondent, join up here and drop Rob a line, he will send you cd's and send you to shows, display and publicise your content.

Here starts an other adventure.

  Visit The House Concert European Hub (& Acoustic Music Club Network)



1 1 108
HAYES CARLL / What It Is / Dualtone *MM, *SZ
2 -- 66
DANNY SCHMIDT / Standard Deviation / Live Once Records *JJ, *HdB,
*TK, *AN, *GS, *MF, *SP
3 2 53
PHIL LEE / The Horse He Rode In On / Palookaville Records *MP,
*PvG, *ME
4 -- 49
MERCY JOHN / Let It Go Easy / Butler *LK, *JD
5 3 45
THE DELINES/ Imperial / El Cortez *FSch
6 4 44
VICKY EMERSON / Steady Heart / Independent
7 -- 42
RYAN BINGHAM / American Love Song / Thirty Tigers *HB
8 6 36
SUZANNE JARVIE / In The Clear / Wolfe Island *CRS
9 24 35
KALYN FAY / Good Company / Horton *JV, *JBo
11 35
MANDOLIN ORANGE / Tides of a Teardrop / Yep Roc Records
11 -- 34
VARIOUS / Songs of Our Native Daughters / Smithsonian Folkways
*FCe, *PJ, *PK
12 8 28
TINY LEGS TIM / Elsewhere Bound / Independent *FB
-- 28
J.S. ONDARA / Tales of America / Verve Records *AL, *WV
14 -- 28
MADELEINE ROGER / Cottonwood / Independent *LM
15 -- 24
KIM LENZ / Slowly Speeding / Blue Star *MvP
-- 24
LILY & MADELEINE / Canterbury Girls / New West *TJ
17 12 23
LEYLA McCALLA / Capitalist Blues / Jazz Village *DH, *BH
18 -- 22
ETHAN JOHNS with The Black Eyed Dogs, Anamnesis, Three
Crows/Proper *RK, *JB
-- 22
LONG RYDERS / Psychedelic Country Soul / Cherry Red Records *JS
20 5 19
LULA WILES / What Will We Do / Smithsonian Folkways
21 -- 18
YOUNG VALLEY / Young Valley / Dial Back Sound *DHo, *CvL
-- 18
KERRI POWERS / Starseeds / Continental
23 -- 17
THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS / Easy Way / Walkie Talkie *KG
24 -- 16
DALE WATSON / Call Me Lucky / Red House *PR
-- 16
MICHAEL McDERMOTT / Orphans / Pauper Sky *JDoel *

© 2019   Created by The Medicine Show.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Site Meter