Author Archives: Tony

Don’t Worry ‘Bout The Bear – The Music Memoirs of Jim Simpson

‘Don’t Worry ’Bout The Bear – From The Blues To Jazz, Rock & Roll and Black Sabbath’ is written by Jim Simpson and his brother Ron and is published by Brewin Books on June 22nd  Jim was the original manager … Continue reading

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Interview With Charlie Gillett From 2008

 The late Charlie Gillett was a renowned broadcaster, journalist and author. He wrote the acclaimed and influential ‘Sound Of The City’ (“the first serious and comprehensive history of rock & roll”) and the story of Atlantic Records ‘Making Tracks’. … Continue reading

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Down Home Blues: Chicago Volume 2: Sweet Home Chicago

‘Down Home Blues: Sweet Home Chicago’ is the second volume of Chicago Blues post war down home blues music from Wienerworld, recorded from the mid-1940s through the golden decade years of the 1950s up to the early 1960s Sweet Home … Continue reading

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Joe Louis Walker – Live In Las Vegas

 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 1930’s was pioneering for the genre and laid the template for rock’n’roll. The film is called ‘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 when 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’s recording career, UMC have announced the release of ‘BLUES’ on 31st May. From the vaults of the Gallagher 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.  The company’s slogan is “Live On From Beyond The Groove.”  During manufacture, your ashes are … Continue reading

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