Category Archives: Country/Hillbilly

Bill Monroe: 1950 – 1951 Complete Decca Recordings

Rhythm Bomb Records is set to release a new, five CD set of Bill Monroe recordings featuring everything he cut for Decca in 1950 and 1951 including sessions with Jimmy Martin and Carter Stanley as lead vocalist, with all the … Continue reading

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Arhoolie Records Go’s To Smithsonian

Since 1960  Arhoolie Records boss Chris Strachwitz has been one of the music world’s best known collectors and record producers of US music styles including blues, country, cajun music, Tex-Mex and and other music styles. Since 1960, Arhoolie has released … Continue reading

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Blind Alfred Reed : Appalacian Visionary

“Alfred Reed’s story is that of a man looking within to find a light by which to navigate the darkness within and without.” – Ted Olson Dust-to-Digital are soon to release a compilation of recordings by the legendary Blind Alfred … Continue reading

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Trailer: All Things Must Pass – Tower Records

Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a retail powerhouse with two hundred stores, in thirty countries, on five continents. From humble beginnings in a small-town drugstore, Tower Records eventually became the heart and soul of the music world, and … Continue reading

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Knoxville Stomp Festival, May 5th – 8th

In 1929 and 1930, a series of recording sessions  which produced over 100  released tracks of blues, country, jazz, and gospel music, along with other tracks that went unissued were waxed at Knoxville’s St. James Hotel, on Union Avenue which … Continue reading

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Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour – Excellent Short Film

Fans of Bob Dylan’s classic radio series Theme Time Radio Hour will love this film inspired by the incredible poster artwork Jaime Hernandez created for Bob Dylan’s radio show. You cam view the poster here – http://goodcomics.comicbookresources….  If you haven’t … Continue reading

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The Year of Jubilo – 78’s Of Songs From The Civil War

Legendary record collector, Joe Bussard is putting records out once again! After running the last 78rpm label in the US (Fonotone Records 1956-1974), Joe had relegated his efforts to promoting old-time music by making cassette tapes for people hungry to … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: American Epic Documentary Series

A three part historical documentary –  a feature length film will be broadcast this autumn on PBS in the USA and on the BBC as part of the Arena series. The cxecutive producers of the series are T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2015

April 18th sees the eighth annual Record Store Day – a day record when record collectors, vinyl freaks and independent record shops come together to celebrate the art of music – and to support small and specialist record shops not … Continue reading

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The Birth Of Country Rock – The Series Begins!

Bear Family Records have released the first two volumes in what promises to be a seven CD series of reissues of the music known and loved as ‘country rock’ – the music that turned a generation of late 1960s hippies into … Continue reading

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