Waiting for the Royalty Check.. and other songs

I noted Van Morrison’s 60th Birthday at the end of August, now this.. from M Ellis Conroy. The young 22 year-old Van’s most reluctant session. Personal favourite – The Big Royalty Check[mp3 file]. As WFMU Station Manager Ken describes it – “In order to fulfill his obligation to his early solo label Bang Records,Van Morrison sat down in 1967 or so and cranked out 31 songs on the spot, on topics ranging from ringworm to wanting a danish, to hating his record label and a guy named George”. For the full story, and all 31 improvised tracks, go here.

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