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Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram performs four tracks in his hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi and talks songwriting, growing up in the âBlues Holy Landâ and navigating racial inequality through music.
For crate diggers used toÂ queuing outside the UKs plethora of independent record stores searching for rare vinyl, CDs and other collectables on Record Store Day things will be different this year. The twice postponed Record Store Day 2020 will be … Continue reading
Live music has returned to England, but social distancing restrictions mean many intimate jazz venues still canât open their doors
Live music has returned to England after lockdown, but social distancing restrictions mean many intimate jazz venues still canât open their doors. From Saturday, audiences can once again attend indoor performances, but only if they follow government guidelines, which say … Continue reading
Chris âC. P.â Lee, leader of Greasy Bear, the legendary Manchester underground died suddenly on July 25th. Chris Lee, was born in Didsbury, Manchester in 1950 and as well as being a musician, he was a writer, broadcaster, performer and … Continue reading
The Johnny Otis Show on KTLA-TV 5 – Los Angeles, California – 1959. Some good stuff here among one or two clinkers!
This is Lil Ed Williams of Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, Alligator recording artists, playing from the back of a truck in Chicago – great slide guitar. Wish we had stuff like this in the UK! He is the … Continue reading
Hal Singer is aged 100, a renowned R&B/jazz artist, a survivor of Tulsaâs 1921 race massacre where Trump is holding a rally.
From the Washington Post By DeNeen L. Brown President TrumpÂ plans to hold a political rally in Tulsa on Saturday, which he delayed by a day after scheduling it on Juneteenth, the holiday that marks the end of slavery.Â The timing astonished … Continue reading
Â Sunday, June 14th, 2020 will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of the late, lamented musician Rory Gallagher. With the current lockdown restrictions, understandably, events have had to be curtailed for the occasion; with the postponement of the … Continue reading
Frank ZappaâsÂ The Mothers 1970Â is set to be reissued digitally and as a 4CD box set on 26 June via Zappa Records/UMe. Overseen by the Zappa Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister, Joe Travers, The Mothers 1970 collects … Continue reading