Category Archives: 78rpm

Respected record collector and researcher George A. Moonoogian passes

It is sad to report the death of the well respected record collector, R&B expert, writer and DJ George A. Moonoogian of Haverhill, Massachusetts. George passed away on 17th December.¬† George was an English teacher and began collecting records in … Continue reading

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R&B Guitarist Mickey Baker RIP

  Mickey Baker, (real name McHouston Baker) died on November 27th, aged 87 in Montastruc-la-Conseill√®re, near Toulouse in southwestern France. He was one of the great rhythm and blues guitarists – with a career spanning over five decades. Baker was … Continue reading

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Sound It Out! The Story of The Last Indie Record Store In Stockton

This film was recently shown on BBC4 – I missed it first time around! Certainly worth watching in full. The story of the last indie record store in Stockton (Teesside UK). Long may they stay in business. As somebody who … Continue reading

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The Story of Dust-to-Digital and Art Rosenbaum

A couple of times a year, Lance Ledbetter and his wife, April, gather friends at their Atlanta home to assemble a few thousand small wooden boxes and stuff them with raw Georgia cotton, a 200-page book of liner notes, and … Continue reading

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Cleve Duncan of The Penguins – obituary from The Guardian

An excellent obituary of the great Cleve Duncan, lead vocalist of The Penguins. The dogged piano triplets, rudimentary four-chord harmonic structure, goofy woh-woh backing vocals and the muffled quality of¬†a¬†garage recording were typical of early doo-wop music when The Penguins’ … Continue reading

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Robert Johnson 78rpm Turns Up In Pile Of LPs

A copy of Robert Johnson’s ‘I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom’ on Vocalion turned up in a pile of vinyl albums bought by a Pittsburgh record store owner Jerry¬†Weber last week. Weber gave the seller gave – a man he … Continue reading

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Lonnie Donegan and the Birth of British Rock & Roll

This new biography of Lonnie Donegan by Patrick Humphries ¬†is described as “a work of deep research and dedication” and “the story of the man who arguably kick-started the British rock and roll scene and remains one of the most … Continue reading

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Samuel and Ann Charters Archives of Blues and Vernacular African American Musical Culture

Blues & Rhythm Magazine has been running an extensive series of interviews with record producer and archivist Sam Charters by Hasse Andreasson and Hans Schweitz recently. Here is a short video of the Samuel and Ann Charters Archives of Blues … Continue reading

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Last Blind Blake Paramount Found In Flea Market

Old Hat Records have announced the discovery of Paramount 13115, ¬†one of the 42 Blind Blake records issued by Paramount between 1926 and 1932 –¬†only this disc remained unknown to collectors until now. The record was found at a flea … Continue reading

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Return of ‘The Dead Sea Scrolls’ of Record Collecting

On October 16th, Yazoo Records will release a collection of early country and blues recordings, with the illustrious 2-CD set, ‘The Return Of The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of’. This ¬†is a follow up to Yazoo‚Äôs lauded 2006 recording, … Continue reading

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