Category Archives: Rock & Roll

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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How They Got Over: Black Quartets and the Road to Rock’n’Roll

SCREENING: 17th November 2018 at 16:00 LDN – Picturehouse Central Dir. Robert Clem, 2017, USA, 87 mins UK Premiere + Q&A with the director and producer hosted by author Viv Brough In the decades following the Second World War, the … Continue reading

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Trailer: ‘Should’ve Been There’ The Story of The Melody Maker

Directed by: Leslie Ann Coles and starring: Barrie L Wentzell, Ian Anderson, Eric Burdon, Alan Jones, Sonja Kristina, Peter Whitehead  – behind the scenes peek at all the rock ‘n roll legends of the 1970s, as director Leslie Ann Coles … Continue reading

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Tales From The Woods May 13th Gig

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Battle Ground Korea – Songs And Sounds Of America’s Forgotten War

Box set specialist Bear Family are to releasea four CD set ‘Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War’, on March 23rd. Bear Family Records have assembled an impressive four-CD anthology that is part 1950s American soundtrack and part … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of UK Record Shops

A new book by Garth Cartwright called ‘Going For A Song’ will explore the history of UK record shops – from the age of the wax cylinder to the days of dubstep and the recent resurgence of vinyl. It will describe … Continue reading

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John Lee Hooker Box Set Due

A new career spanning five-disc set from John Lee Hooker is due in October which will include some of biggest hits, rarities, live performances and previously unreleased tracks. Those unissued sides include “Unfriendly Woman,” “When I Lay My Burden Down” … Continue reading

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New Jimmy Reed Vee Jay Box Set Out

A new three CD anthology featuring Chicago bluesman Jimmy Reed is now out called ‘Mr. Luck – The Complete Vee Jay Singles’. Issued by Craft Recordings via Concord, the collection is available in a CD set set, as well as … Continue reading

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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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