Category Archives: 78rpm

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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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‚Äôs was pioneering for the genre and laid the template for rock‚Äôn‚Äôroll. The film is called ‚ÄėRemastered: 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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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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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 ‚Äúrace record‚ÄĚ field in the 1920s? The fascinating story unfolds in this landmark study of Paramount records ‚Äď the label that introduced Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, … Continue reading

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Blues Unlimted Exhibition In Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition for 2019 – BLUES UNLIMITED. Did you know Bexhill was the birthplace of Blues Unlimited Magazine? This small exhibition explains the foundations of the magazine and the personnel involved. It charts … Continue reading

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Lament from Epirus by Christopher C King

An Odyssey Into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music In a gramophone shop in Istanbul, 78rpm record collector Christopher C. King uncovered some of the strangest‚ÄĒand most hypnotic‚ÄĒsounds he had ever heard. The 78s were immensely moving, seeming to tap into … Continue reading

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UPDATED:: 3rd Edition Of ‘The Blues Discography’

The third edition of Bob McGrath and Les Fancourt‚Äôs mighty ‚ÄėThe Blues Discography 1943-1970‚Äô, published by Eyeball Productions, is now available from their website. The history of ‚ÄėThe Blues Discography‚Äô can be traced back to the mid 1960s when Mike … Continue reading

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2018 Music: Gone But Not Forgotten

During 2018 we lost (among many others ‚Äď too many to mention at present) the following artists and music industry people. ¬†Barbara Alston: Member of – and one time lead vocalist of the great 1960s Phil Spector produced vocal group … Continue reading

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