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Joe Louis Walker – Live In Las Vegas

ļ»æ Joe Louis Walker – a Blues Hall of Fame guitarist and singer and songwriter and his band storm through ten 10 tracks live in concert at the Boulder Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This great live performance is … Continue reading

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Netflix Documentary On Robert Johnson

Netflix has made a new documentary about the life of legendary Delta blues guitarist Robert Johnson, whose guitar playing in the 1930ā€™s was pioneering for the genre and laid the template for rockā€™nā€™roll. The film is called ā€˜Remastered: Devil at … Continue reading

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Unissued R&B Track Gets Release On 45rpm After 69 Years

Ace records recently found an unissued track, ‘Bartender Knock Me A Zombie’ in the the vaults of Sensation Records. Recorded almost seventy years ago by The Four Shades of Rhythm for the Detroit based label Ace made it available to … Continue reading

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Skiffle Tribute On BBC Four April 12th

65 years ago Lonnie Donegan started a music revolution in the UK with his recording of Lead Belly’s ‘Rock Island Line’ – it started the skiffle boom whenĀ thousands of skiffle bands spread throughout the land. On April 12th at 9:00pm … Continue reading

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New Set From Rory Gallagher Due May 31st.

In what would have been the 50th year of Rory Gallagher’sĀ recording career, UMC have announced the release of ‘BLUES’ on 31st May. From the vaults of the GallagherĀ estate’s tape archive comes this collection of rare and unreleased recordings of Rory … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019 takes place on Saturday, April 13th, at record stores across the world. Started in 2008, the yearly event is meant to celebrate record store culture by bringing together fans, artists and thousands of independent vinyl shops, … Continue reading

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UK record company will press your ashes into a working vinyl album.

For those dedicated vinyl record collectors, a UK company, called And Vinyly, is offering to press our ashes into playable vinyl records upon our demise.Ā  The company’s slogan is “Live On From Beyond The Groove.”Ā  During manufacture, your ashes are … Continue reading

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Springsteen On Broadway

Itā€™s 45 years since of Springsteenā€™s debut album ā€˜Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.ā€™ released in 1973. The album sold poorly, but it started of a career spanning years of sell out three-hour stadium gigs and world tours. Now 69, he … Continue reading

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South To Louisiana – revised and updated published in March.

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Paramount’s Rise & Fall – Out in April

How did a chair manufacturer in rural Wisconsin come to dominate the new ā€œrace recordā€ field in the 1920s? The fascinating story unfolds in this landmark study of Paramount records ā€“ the label that introduced Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, … Continue reading

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