Category Archives: Jazz

Death Might Be Your Santa Claus: Early Christmas Blues Jazz, Sermons & Gospel Recordings

By Gillian Atkinson A Christmas music playlist is a feature of modern life and we have ‚Ä®thousands of festive tracks to choose from. It seems it is in our blood to enjoy music connected to a winter festival. We can … Continue reading

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Peter Guralnick Is ‘Looking To Get Lost’ In The Stories Of American Music Icons

In his decades-long career, Peter Guralnick has written about some of the biggest icons in American music. He wrote what may be the definitive books on Elvis Presley, as well as biographies of singer Sam Cooke and Sun Records founder … Continue reading

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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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Barbara Thompson Live At The BBC Box Set

Repertoire Records are to release a 14 CD box set of BBC radio broadcasts by¬†Barbara Thompson, described as perhaps the best known jazz artist in the UK – outside of the UK. This set includes material ranging from a live … Continue reading

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Charlie Parker Centenary CD Compilation Out Soon

To celebrate the centenary of Charlie Parker a CD ¬†release of Parker‚Äôs ‚ÄėThe Savoy 10-Inch LP Collection‚Äô. The collection, spotlights¬†Charlie Parker‚Äôs ground breaking be-bop sessions for Savoy Records spanning 1944 to 1948. The tracks are already available on vinyl and … 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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Hal Singer is aged 100, a renowned R&B/jazz artist, a survivor of Tulsa’s 1921 race massacre where Trump is holding a rally.

From the Washington Post By DeNeen L. Brown President Trump¬†plans to hold a political rally in Tulsa on Saturday, which he delayed by a day after scheduling it on Juneteenth, the holiday that marks the end of slavery.¬†The timing astonished … Continue reading

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The Passion Of Chris Strachwitz

Chris Strachwitz is a man possessed. ‚ÄúEl Fanatico,‚ÄĚ Ry Cooder calls him. A song catcher, dedicated to recording the traditional, regional, down home music of America, his adopted home after his family left Germany at the close of WWII. Mance … Continue reading

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Off The Record Presents Joe Bussard.

Off The Record makes the record-collector’s version of the pilgrimage to Mecca to Joe Bussard’s wonderful basement! Owner of one of the finest collections of prewar blues, country and jazz records in the world, Joe Bussard has been one of … Continue reading

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NYCs Bottom Line Archive On CD

New York‚Äôs The Bottom Line club major series of releases from its archive containing over 1000 shows recorded during the club’s 30 year run, from 1974 – 2004 is now being made widely available. It is intended to make as … Continue reading

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