Author Archives: Tony

Coming Soon: Billy Vera Biography

Out in April this year will be the biography of singer, songwriter, record producer, music critic and historian Billy Vera, called ‘Harlem To Hollywood’ A showbiz lifer, Billy Vera was born into a white, suburban family, but Billy fell for … Continue reading

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Billy Bragg Calls On Younger Generations To Do “Woody’s Work”

Billy Bragg’s speech to the American Folk Alliance, February 18th; Written By Lynne Margolis February 20, 2017 Few artists epitomize the folk-music tradition like Great Britain’s Billy Bragg. A passionate, well-informed, unflinching crusader for human rights, he has turned into … Continue reading

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Bill Monroe: 1950 – 1951 Complete Decca Recordings

Rhythm Bomb Records is set to release a new, five CD set of Bill Monroe recordings featuring everything he cut for Decca in 1950 and 1951 including sessions with Jimmy Martin and Carter Stanley as lead vocalist, with all the … Continue reading

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones – UK Gigs

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – one of the most exciting soul and R&B bands to come out of the USA in recent times are playing a short tour in the UK in late January and early February. The … Continue reading

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Off The Record Presents: Joe Bussard

Published on 13th January 2017 ‘‘Off The Record Presents’ made this freat short film of the record collector’s version of the pilgrimage to Mecca – to Joe Bussard’s wonderful basement! Joe is the owner of one of the finest collections … Continue reading

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Best Box Sets of 2016

Some fantasic releases this year that would make the list much too long – including the  Otis Redding at the Whiskey A Go-Go in 1966 and a number of multi CD bootleg box sets by bands such as The Doors, … Continue reading

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Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – ‘Shine A Light’ Great Americana!

Out this coming week! Billy Bragg and Joe Henry have recorded what you can expect to be an award winning Americana album ‘Shine A Light’. Here’s the poop! In March 2016 Billy and Henry, (who produced Billy’s last album ‘Tooth … Continue reading

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Led Zeppelin – Complete BBC Sessions Out In September

Almost two decades on from the release of Led Zeppelin’s acclaimed ‘BBC Sessions’ album, a new expanded and remastered version has been announced. An update on the original album – which collated live BBC recordings from 1969 to 1971 – … Continue reading

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Trailer For Eat That Question – Frank Zappa In His Own Words

Thorsten Schütte’s film is a sharply edited and energetic celebration of Frank Zappa through his public persona, allowing us to witness his shifting relationship with audiences. Utilising potent TV interviews and many forgotten performances from his 30-year career, we are … Continue reading

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Coming soon: Down Home Blues Detroit Box Set

Due for release in July this year ‘Down Home Blues Detroit’ (Wienerworld WNRCD5095) is arguably the definitive collection of blues music from Detroit-based musicians from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Detroit although a smaller city, was akin to … Continue reading

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