Category Archives: Books

Me And Big Joe by Michael Bloomfield

In 1980 great white blues guitar player and session player Michael Bloomfield (1943 – 1981) –  ex-Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Electric Flag, Bob Dylan, Al Kooper, Taj Mahal, Janis Joplin and many others wrote a short 60 page book called … Continue reading

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Interview With Charlie Gillett From 2008

 The late Charlie Gillett was a renowned broadcaster, journalist and author. He wrote the acclaimed and influential ‘Sound Of The City’ (“the first serious and comprehensive history of rock & roll”) and the story of Atlantic Records ‘Making Tracks’. … Continue reading

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New Set From Rory Gallagher Due May 31st.

In what would have been the 50th year of Rory Gallagher’s recording career, UMC have announced the release of ‘BLUES’ on 31st May. From the vaults of the Gallagher estate’s tape archive comes this collection of rare and unreleased recordings of Rory … Continue reading

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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’s 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 ‘Going For A Song’ will explore the history of UK record shops – 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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