MUSIC historian Gary Cavanagh is back with his seventh CD of forgotten tracks from Keighley and Bradford performers.

He has collected 24 songs in a variety of rock and folk styles from bands and singers recorded between 1966 and 1996.

Keighley artists include Linda Russell – who this year performed during Keighley Library’s music history day –Jovial Crew and Janet Jones.

Gary said: “Jovial Crew were Keighley folk artists were very popular in the 70s and did lots of gigs – they did one album and only printed 100 copies.

“Janet Jones performed with Jovial Crew on the folk circuit and did to albums round about 1974 or 75 – both of them are worth about £250 because of their rarity.”

The Keighley performers appear alongside acts well-known in Bradford or its suburbs at one time or another, like Tallulah Gosh, Rebecca Storm, The Godfathers, Silver Screen Girls, Titan, Rivington Pike, Three Good Reasons, Stormtrooper, Hebric and Hogsnort Rupert’s Original Flagon Band.

The CD, entitled Missing Music 5, also contains a song by Kindness – an early incantation of Bradford rock legend Smokie – and Bradford woman Kiki Dee’s chart-topping 1970s duet with Elton John, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.

Clayton man Gary and fellow music lover Matt Webster compiled the disc as part of their work chronicling the history of Bradford and Keighley’s music scene during the second half of the 20th century.

Gary began the project several years ago with the book Noise Of The Valleys, a comprehensive look at the years 1967 to 1987 featuring band biographies, photographs and newspaper clippings. It was accompanied by a CD of songs by many of the acts.

Gary teamed up with Matt to write Volume 2, covering the years 1988-1998, and they hope to finish Volume 3 next year, bringing the story up to 2009. Following on from the Volume 2 CD, they have periodically released Missing Music discs.

Gary said: “The latest disc covers a 30-year period spanning four decades of changing styles and fashions in music.

“It begins with the classic sounds of the 60s, veering to the local folk scene before careering through early 70s pop, late 70s new wave and 80s and 90s pop and rock.

“I think the album floors really well, an eclectic range of music that shows that what we have in Bradford district stands up very well with music from anywhere.”

Visit to order copies of the books or CDs. The latest CD is also sale at Keighley Musicians Centre in Russell Street, costing £6.