Category Archives: Americana

Career Spanning Box Set From Stephen Stills Out On March 25th

A new career spanning b4 CD set from Steve Stills is due out in the UK on March 25th (26th in the USA). Called ‘Carry On’ the set released by Rhino will feature for the first time, material from Stills’ … Continue reading

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Interested in a short run of custom made vinyl albums? Here’s how its done!

A US musician has set up a new service for cutting vinyl records. This article was published on¬†www.indyweek.com (North Carolina) and the old time music site Old Time Party. This fascinating story – full of technical wizardry – was written … Continue reading

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Jack White and blues label to reissue pre-war blues on vinyl

Document Records, the Scottish based pre-war blues, country and jazz reissue label is to collaborate with the White Stripes’ ¬†Jack White, to reissue the first in a series of pre-war blues recordings on vinyl.¬† The joint project between Document, which … Continue reading

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The Sound Of Dobells – The British Record Shop Archive.

In August 2012 the British Record Shop Archive was set up online by Leon Parker to save the history of how we found, listened and bought music. For the last four years ‘Record Store Day’ have grabbed the media’s attention … Continue reading

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The Eagle Has Landed

Take a listen to this BBC radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on December 31st, 2012 at 4.00pm. Presented by Mark Radcliffe, it looks at the life and work of DJ, promoter and sometime R&B magazine editor Roger Eagle. … Continue reading

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The Story Of Border Radio

The term ‘border radio’ refers to the American broadcasting industry that sprang up on Mexico’s northern border in the early 1930s and flourished for half a century. High-powered¬†radio¬†transmitters on Mexican soil, beyond the reach of U.S. regulators, blanketed North America … 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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Live Dylan gigs and radio broadcasts from 1960 – 1961

Retailing at around ¬£7, a new four CD set of ¬†live Bob Dylan performances and radio broadcasts recorded in 1960 and 1961 is due out this month. Included are the 1961 gigs at Minneapolis, Bonnie Beecher’s Apartment and New York’s … 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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