Category Archives: Books

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—their 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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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 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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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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Neil Young biography out on October 2nd.

Neil Young’s biography ‘Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream’ is due out on October 2nd. Not much information – so far, but according to Neil: ‘I felt that writing books fit me like a glove; I just started and I … Continue reading

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Hoskyns’ new Led Zep book out next week

The  publication of Barney Hoskyns new book on Led Zeppelin ‘Trampled Under Foot: The Power And Excess Of Led Zeppelin’ is being trailed as “a unique look at the history, adventures, myths and realities of this most legendary and powerful of bands, … Continue reading

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B.B. King’s Career Spanning 10 CD Boxed Set

Since B.B. King started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums. Born on September 16th, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, near Indianola. B.B. has one of the world’s most identifiable guitar styles. Now in his 80’s … Continue reading

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