Those folky solo years of the late Face

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Ronnie Lane – Ain’T No One Like

Terrific to see the old Track logo resurrected and equally good to hear Ronnie “Plonk” Lane again. In 1973, he boldly left The Faces two years before Rod Stewart to pursue his interest in rural blues, folk and jug band music. To be frank, a single album without the live tracks probably would have sufficed. But there’s no denying the unassuming bonhomie of most of these 36 songs, kazoo solos and all. The hits “How Come” and “The Poacher” are here, but even better are a fantastic version of Derroll Adams’ “Roll On Babe” and Plonk’s own, lovely “Tell Everyone”.