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To celebrate the centenary of Charlie Parker a CD Â release of Parkerâs âThe Savoy 10-Inch LP Collectionâ. The collection, spotlightsÂ Charlie Parkerâs ground breaking be-bop sessions for Savoy Records spanning 1944 to 1948. The tracks are already available on vinyl and … Continue reading
For crate diggers used toÂ 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
The Johnny Otis Show on KTLA-TV 5 – Los Angeles, California – 1959. Some good stuff here among one or two clinkers!
This is Lil Ed Williams of Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, Alligator recording artists, playing from the back of a truck in Chicago – great slide guitar. Wish we had stuff like this in the UK! He is the … Continue reading
Hal Singer is aged 100, a renowned R&B/jazz artist, a survivor of Tulsaâs 1921 race massacre where Trump is holding a rally.
From the Washington Post By DeNeen L. Brown President TrumpÂ 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.Â The timing astonished … Continue reading
Â Sunday, June 14th, 2020 will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of the late, lamented musician Rory Gallagher. With the current lockdown restrictions, understandably, events have had to be curtailed for the occasion; with the postponement of the … Continue reading
Chris Strachwitz is a man possessed. âEl Fanatico,â 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
New Yorkâs 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
Following on from the highly successful âBLUESâ album, Chess/UMC are releasing a CD/LP set by Rory Gallagher âCheck Shirt Wizard- Live In â77â. This 20-song, previously unreleased, set is culled from four shows (London, Brighton, Sheffield and Newcastle) during an … Continue reading