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New Digital Gospel Reissue Series From Craft Records

Craft Recordings will be reissuing 25 digital releases from the Gospel Truth Records, (a subsidiary of Stax Records). Kicking off with The Rance Allen Group’s 1972 self-titled debut, new titles will be released every week in chronological order, leading up … Continue reading

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Trailer For The Band’s ‘Once We Were Brothers’

Magnolia Pictureshas released a new trailer for ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band,’ a forthcoming documentary produced by Martin Scorsese.The film, which hits cinema’s this week is directed by Daniel Roher, and largely focuses on Robertson’s personal journey, … Continue reading

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NYCs Bottom Line Archive On CD

New York’s The Bottom Line club major series of releases from its archive containing over 1000 shows recorded during the club’s 30 year run, from 1974 – 2004 is now being made widely available. It is intended to make as … Continue reading

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New Rory Gallagher Live Set Due In March

Following on from the highly successful ‘BLUES’ album, Chess/UMC are releasing a CD/LP set by Rory Gallagher ‘Check Shirt Wizard- Live In ‘77’. This 20-song, previously unreleased, set is culled from four shows (London, Brighton, Sheffield and Newcastle) during an … Continue reading

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Allman Brothers Band’s 50th Anniversary Collection

The Allman Brothers Band career retrospective, ‘Trouble No More: 50th Anniversary Collection,’ will be released on February 28th via Island Mercury/UMe paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the pioneering Southern blues- rock legends and their massive body of work. … Continue reading

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Trailer For New Martin Scorsese Documentary On The Band

“It was so beautiful it went up in flames,” Robbie Robertson says of the Band’s story. From executive producers Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard and director Daniel Roher is the latest Band documentary, which touches extensively on Robertson’s … Continue reading

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Blues Record Collector John Tefteller, Who Paid $37,100 For 78rpm

 By Roger Park John Tefteller is a well-known rare blues record collector. In 2013, Tefteller purchased “Alcohol and Jake Blues” by Tommy Johnson (1930), a very rare blues 78 rpm record, on eBay for $37,100. Tommy Johnson made … Continue reading

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The Ballad Of Jethro Tull

 In addition to a massive 50th anniversary tour Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull has announced the first official book.‘The Ballad of Jethro Tull’— a lavishly illustrated history of the band  is now available. There are two editions of book one of … Continue reading

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Cream 1968 Farewell Tour Box Set Due

A four-disc box set of Cream’s farwell 1968 tour will feature previously unreleased concert recordings from 1968. Goodbye Tour Live 1968 features performances at the Oakland Coliseum Arena; the Forum in Los Angeles and the San Diego Sport Arena during their … Continue reading

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Swamp Pop Spectacular – London 19th April 2020

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