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Podcast: The Viper Label with Paul Hemmings

Podcast: The Viper Label with Paul Hemmings

Paul Hemmings, co-founder of the amazing Viper Label is our guest in episode 9 of the Misadventures in Music podcast with Ian Prowse and Mick Ord.

Paul, ex-Las’s and Lightning Seeds guitarist, co-founded the label in 1999 with another ex-La’s stalwart and solo artist in his own right, Mike Badger.

The label specialises in vintage blues, rock n roll, country & gospel recordings and has released more than 150 “roots” albums and singles along with notable releases from the La’s and Captain Beefheart, in addition to noted Merseyside artists such as Edgar Jones & Mr Badger himself.

Paul’s love of these iconic recordings shines through and he’s already agreed to return to our studios in the future to continue the Viper story and showcase the vintage roots recordings of which he is rightly so proud.”

PLAYLIST – all from Viper Label

  1. Buddy Jones – Rockin Rollin Mama – from Out There – The Wondrous Roots of Rock n Roll
  2. The Reefer Song – Fats Waller – from Ultimate 30’s and 40’s Reefer Songs
  3. Then We’ll Need that True Religion – Rev Edward Clayton from The Very Best of American Religious Songs
  4. Rock Me – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  5. Riot in Cell Block Number 9 – The Robins ( from Banged Up – American Jailhouse Songs)
  6. Folson Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  7. Space Guitar – Johnny Guitar Watson – from Hot Guitars album
  8. Bo Meets The Master – Bo Diddley — The Ultimate Halloween Party

All music is licensed with PRS

Where to Listen

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