Category Archives: Film -TV

Viola Smith – the fastest girl drummer in the world

Viola Smith, a swing-era musician who was promoted in the 1930s as the ‘fastest girl drummer in the world’ and who championed greater inclusion of women in the almost completely male preserve of big bands, died on October 21st O … Continue reading

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Record Store Day 2020 – Shop Openings, Mail Order, What’s Available

For crate diggers used to queuing outside the UKs plethora of independent record stores searching for rare vinyl, CDs and other collectables on Record Store Day things will be different this year. The twice postponed Record Store Day 2020 will be … Continue reading

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Johnny Otis on TV 1959

The Johnny Otis Show on KTLA-TV 5 – Los Angeles, California – 1959. Some good stuff here among one or two clinkers!

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Great 34 Minute Documentary On Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

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Multi-Disc Box Set Of Frank Zappa’s ‘The Mothers 1970’ Set For Release

Frank Zappa’s The Mothers 1970 is set to be reissued digitally and as a 4CD box set on 26 June via Zappa Records/UMe. Overseen by the Zappa Trust and produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister, Joe Travers, The Mothers 1970 collects … Continue reading

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Trailer For The Band’s ‘Once We Were Brothers’

Magnolia Pictureshas released a new trailer for ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band,’ a forthcoming documentary produced by Martin Scorsese.The film, which hits cinema’s this week is directed by Daniel Roher, and largely focuses on Robertson’s personal journey, … Continue reading

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Trailer For New Martin Scorsese Documentary On The Band

“It was so beautiful it went up in flames,” Robbie Robertson says of the Band’s story. From executive producers Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard and director Daniel Roher is the latest Band documentary, which touches extensively on Robertson’s … Continue reading

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The Day The Music Burned – The 2008 Universal Fire

A New York Times investigation has revealed that decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008. By Niraj Chokshi From The New York Times. June 12th 2019 Eleven years ago this month, a fire ripped through a part of … 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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Netflix Documentary On Robert Johnson

Netflix has made a new documentary about the life of legendary Delta blues guitarist Robert Johnson, whose guitar playing in the 1930’s was pioneering for the genre and laid the template for rock’n’roll. The film is called ‘Remastered: Devil at … Continue reading

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