Category Archives: Jazz

Coming Soon: Billy Vera Biography

Out in April this year will be the biography of singer, songwriter, record producer, music critic and historian Billy Vera, called ‘Harlem To Hollywood’ A showbiz lifer, Billy Vera was born into a white, suburban family, but Billy fell for … Continue reading

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Off The Record Presents: Joe Bussard

Published on 13th January 2017 ‘‘Off The Record Presents’ made this freat short film of the record collector’s version of the pilgrimage to Mecca – to Joe Bussard’s wonderful basement! Joe is the owner of one of the finest collections … 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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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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Joe Houston: Passing Of Tenor Sax Wild Man

By Steve Propes To properly cruise Hody’s Drive-In at PCH and Anaheim St. 1950s style, an in-dash 45 rpm record player to dazzle other cruisers, pedestrians and car hops with one’s unique taste in rock ‘n’ roll. L.A. honking tenor … Continue reading

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The Record Collector with Matt Ingebretson

Comedian Matt Ingebretson does a painfully accurate impression of a pretentious record collector in this hilarious comedy short.

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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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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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