Here's a quick birthday tribute to Cher. Her birthday isn't actually until May, but I will probably have forgotten by then that I intended to do one.
Plus with the first track there is a bit of a treat for all the Elkie fans who I know read this column regularly, ready to leap into print at the slightest excuse. That's your girl, that is.
"Rock 'n Roll Gypsies" - Vinegar Joe
"Do Not Play With Gypsies" - Old Calf
"Tramps And Hawkers" - Dave Alvin
"Band Of Thieves" - Elyse
"Thieves In The Funkhouse" - Band Of Thieves