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Website of Mick Sumbling
English singer and songwriter
living in the Barcelona area.
Cousins Joe and Kenny Bleach from
The Wasted Rock Rangers
Thanks for tuning in. This is just to say that all the El Mick, Mick Sumbling, La Ruta, Morris & the Minors and The Harmonics videos up on YouTube can all be found here. Make yourself at home and take a good look around.
YouTube: 150,000 VIDEO VIEWS
Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Over 150,000 videos views registered at the YouTube channel: REMVE (RETRO ECLECTIC MUSIC VIDEO EXPERIENCE). Thanks to all of you for tuning in and turning on.
RETURN OF LA RUTA
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
2012 will see the return of LA RUTA. Five of the six original members of the rhythm and blues band of the nineties - based in the Barcelona area - will begin rehearsals in early February. Apart from El Mick on vocals, band members include Joan Casas (sax), Xavi Sánchez (drums), Eloi Moya (bass), Pere Sabaté (piano), Armand Zuleta (harmonica) and Quim Aguasca (lead guitar).
The first of a new series of videos - INSTANT COFFEE - appeared on YouTube over Christmas. It's a 60s psychedelic pop song about the addictive nature of this pernicious substance. The video clip brews up some authentic coffee ads from the 50s & 60s.
16 TONS: 50,000 PLAYS
Sunday, April 24th, 2011
At some point during this Easter Weekend, ‘16 Tons’ was played for the 50,000th time on YouTube - and counting...
A few days earlier 'The Forest is Burning' passed 30,000 plays.
Watch this space for further news.
Thanks to all of you who have tuned in and turned on.
Sweet Saint Valentine's Day!
February 14th, 2011
While you're at it, catch up with the latest video clips at RETRO-ECLECTIC on YouTube or right here
Year of the Rabbit!
February 3rd, 2011
Welcome to the Year of the (metal) Rabbit. I've been told the rabbit might actually be a hare - or that it's really a cat! Not that I pay great attention to such things, but I must confess to being a wooden horse myself.
Somewhere between Christmas and New Year The Forest Is Burning swept past the 25,000 views marker on YouTube. Thank you for helping to make it happen.
btw, the most recent music videos up at YouTube and www.micksumbling.com are as follows:
57) Guitar Boogie (Uncle Pecos) - featuring Tom & Jerry
56) Radio On- - instrumental mix (backing track) + jingle
55) The Thrill Is Gone (B.B. King) - The Harmonics
54) Diddy Wah Diddy - Betty Boop & The Harmonics
53) Little Red Rooster - Betty Boop & The Harmonics
52) Out Of Love - home recording from the 1980s
51) Falling Like Hindenburg - instrumental documentary
Mick On YouTube – 100,000 plays
December 8th, 2010
Just a few lines to let you know that, as of today, the videos at El Mick’s Retro Eclectic Music YouTube site have been seen more than 100,000 times.
There are now 50 videos at the YouTube site, all of which can also be seen here at www.micksumbling.com
The latest three videos to appear feature audio recordings from the 70s and 80s:
• The Dangerous Years
is a home demo from 1984.
• A Question of Time
is a live recording from the same year.
• Where The Heart Is
is a track from the first studio recording
session with Morris and the Minors in 1978.
Hope you enjoy them.
El MICK ON YouTube
October 14th, 2010
Original videos at the YouTube site have to date now been seen a total of 92,282 times. Most popular is still the Merle Travis song '16 Tons' with 42,220 views.
The 13 most recent uploads to the site are as follows:
• Peripheral Visions – El Mick, Testing Times (2008)
• Dear John – El Mick, 80s demo recording (video re-edit) (1985)
• My Bleeding Heart – La Ruta (video re-edit) (1995)
• Friday Night’ / ‘Honey Don’t – El Mick 80s recording at Saltwood Studios, Kent (1986)
• Keep Your Head – La Ruta 97 (1997)
• Anyone Else But You – El Mick, demo, Saltwood Studios, Kent (1986)
• Peggy Sue Got Married – El Mick, 80s home recording (1985)
• Do It Yourself – La Ruta (1997)
• Trouble In Mind – The Harmonics (1978)
• Nothing But The Radio On – El Mick, Testing Times (2008)
• ‘Diddy Wah Diddy – La Ruta (1995)
• Wallflower – Morris & The Minors (1980)
• When The Booze Has Got You - La Ruta (1995)
ALL THE LATEST VIDEOS:
'Make It Right' (2014)
'Storm in a Teacup' (2014)
'Where has all the money gone?' (2014)
'Whoops A Daisy' (2013)
'Full English Breakfast'
'Out Of Reach'
'House Of The Rising Sun'
'Why Is She So?''
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