Category Archives: Books

Accordion Revolution – Due 2019

A New Book by Bruce Triggs – Due in the Spring of 2019! Uncover the hidden history of the Accordion in North America:¬†from¬†the Industrial Revolution to the Rock and Roll upheaval of the¬†1960’s. The book features the ‘squeeze’box in Rock … Continue reading

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‘The Blues Come To Texas’ To Be Published

Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick’s unfinished 500 page book to be published on January 29th, 2019 From October 1959 until sometime in 1974, Paul Oliver and Mack McCormick collaborated on what was to be a definitive history and analysis of … Continue reading

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New 4 CD Rare Blues Set: ‘Tough Enough’ Down Home Blues: New York, Cincinnati & The North Eastern States.

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Tales From The Woods May 13th Gig

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Battle Ground Korea – Songs And Sounds Of America’s Forgotten War

Box set specialist Bear Family are to releasea four CD set ‘Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America‚Äôs Forgotten War’, on March 23rd. Bear Family Records have assembled an impressive four-CD anthology that is part 1950s American soundtrack and part … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of UK Record Shops

A new book by Garth Cartwright called ‚ÄėGoing For A Song‚Äô will¬†explore the history of UK record shops ‚Äď from the age of the wax cylinder to the days of dubstep and the recent resurgence of vinyl. It will describe … 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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Record Store Day 2014

Record Store Day¬†came into being in 2007 when over 700 independent records stores and outlets in the USA came together to celebrate their unique culture. The UK followed suit and 2014 will see the seventh celebration of the UK’s unique … Continue reading

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DUST & GROOVES – Adventures In Record Collecting

‘Dust & Grooves – Adventures In Record Collecting’ is a forthcoming¬†416-page coffee-table book illuminates over 130 vinyl collectors and their collections in the most intimate of environments‚ÄĒtheir record rooms by¬†Eilon Paz. ¬†It will consist of “compelling photographic essays” which are … Continue reading

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AKA Doc Pomus

Jerome ‘Doc’ Pomus was one of the world’s greatest songwriters. He wrote million sellers for Ray Charles, The Drifters, Joe Turner, Elvis, The Coasters, Dion and The Belmonts, Andy Williams and countless others. He was also a blues shouter who … Continue reading

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