Category Archives: Rhythm & Blues

The Trojan Records Story – Rob Bell and Rusty Zinn Interview

Rob Bell and Rusty Zinn to talk about their contributions to Trojan’s latest release – ‘The Trojan Story’. Rob Bell was the brains behind the original release of ‘The Trojan Story’ back in 1971, exactly 50 years later he talks … Continue reading

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The Passion Of Chris Strachwitz

Chris Strachwitz is a man possessed. “El Fanatico,” 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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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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Blues Unlimted Exhibition In Bexhill Museum

Bexhill Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition for 2019 – BLUES UNLIMITED. Did you know Bexhill was the birthplace of Blues Unlimited Magazine? This small exhibition explains the foundations of the magazine and the personnel involved. It charts … Continue reading

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The Johnny Otis Show – Stunning 60 Minutes!

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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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Help Needed With New Syl Johnson Documentary Film

Syl Johnson was born Sylvester Thompson in rural Holly Springs, Mississippi. Young Syl spent his days picking cotton alongside his brothers and sisters, and his nights on the front porch learning the blues from his father and his uncles. His … Continue reading

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Bear Family Presents…..The Sun Records Story

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R&B Pioneer Little Willie Littlefield RIP

One of the pioneers of 1950s rhythm & blues music, pianist, singer and songwriter, Little Willie Littlefield died on June 23rd in Holland, after a long battle with cancer. His family made the announcement of his death on June 28th … Continue reading

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Billy Vera Interviewed On ‘Crabbeman’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival’

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