Category Archives: 45 rpm

John Lee Hooker Box Set Due

A new career spanning five-disc set from John Lee Hooker is due in October which will include some of biggest hits, rarities, live performances and previously unreleased tracks. Those unissued sides include “Unfriendly Woman,” “When I Lay My Burden Down” … Continue reading

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New Jimmy Reed Vee Jay Box Set Out

A new three CD anthology featuring Chicago bluesman Jimmy Reed is now out called ‘Mr. Luck – The Complete Vee Jay Singles’. Issued by Craft Recordings via Concord, the collection is available in a CD set set, as well as … Continue reading

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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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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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Trailer: How They Got Over – Gospel Quartets

HOW THEY GOT OVER A new feature length documentary about the African-American quartets who traveled the back roads of the Deep South in the 1930s and 40s creating a hard gospel sound and vigorous performing style that foreshadowed doo-wop, rhythm … Continue reading

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Arhoolie Records Go’s To Smithsonian

Since 1960  Arhoolie Records boss Chris Strachwitz has been one of the music world’s best known collectors and record producers of US music styles including blues, country, cajun music, Tex-Mex and and other music styles. Since 1960, Arhoolie has released … Continue reading

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Help Fund New Frank Zappa Documentary

Earlier this month, British actor and filmmaker Alex Winter took to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter with a mission to raise $500,000 for the new documentary, ‘Who The Fuck Is Frank Zappa”. Winters stated: “Frank Zappa is one of the strangest, most amazing and … Continue reading

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Trailer: All Things Must Pass – Tower Records

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and … Continue reading

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Joe Houston: Passing Of Tenor Sax Wild Man

By Steve Propes To properly cruise Hody’s Drive-In at PCH and Anaheim St. 1950s style, an in-dash 45 rpm record player to dazzle other cruisers, pedestrians and car hops with one’s unique taste in rock ‘n’ roll. L.A. honking tenor … Continue reading

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The Record Collector with Matt Ingebretson

Comedian Matt Ingebretson does a painfully accurate impression of a pretentious record collector in this hilarious comedy short.

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